Thursday, April 11 2013
THE EVIL DEAD (1981)
Thursday, April 11 at 9 p.m.
Carte Blanche: FREE | Members: $6 | Students & Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11
ABOUT THE FILM: Forget all this talk about remakes and go straight to the original! One of the truly all-time great low budget horror films ever made. In the fall of 1979, Sam Raimi and his merry band headed into the woods of rural Tennessee to make a movie. They emerged with a roller coaster of a film packed with shocks, gore, and wild humor, a film that remains a benchmark for the genre. Ash (cult favorite Bruce Campbell) and four friends arrive at a backwoods cabin for a vacation, where they find a tape recorder containing incantations from an ancient book of the dead. When they play the tape, evil forces are unleashed, and one by one the friends are possessed. Wouldn't you know it, the only way to kill a "deadite" is by total bodily dismemberment, and soon the blood starts to fly. Raimi injects tremendous energy into this simple plot, using the claustrophobic set, disorienting camera angles, and even the graininess of the film stock itself to create an atmosphere of dread, punctuated by a relentless series of jump-out-of-your-seat shocks. (Simon Leake) Not Rated | 85 minutes | In English
Classes offer firsthand experience of the entire pottery-making cycle. Beginning emphasis is placed on working with one of the fifteen potter's wheels. Beginning as well as advanced students are welcome. Sets of eight week classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evening 6 to 9 p.m., year-round. Sign up now to reserve your place.
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Meditation series with Lenore Pranzo, guided imagery therapist. Learn to meditate through guided imagery, a skill which can be drawn upon whenever you need to relieve your stress and anxiety. Class is held at Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies, Trumbull, CT. For more information call (203) 445-9060 or visit www.integrativefamilypracticect.com.
Trumbull, CT 06611
High school and college students are challenged to write a 500-word short story about the painting of the iconic Avanti sports car "THE WHISPER AND THE ROAR" by Don Wieland. Champion wins $500 and has the story posted on Stellar Scholars e-magazine Cum Laude, The Scholarly Evening Post.
In Ephemerals, Wolfe explores the momentary nature of photography through relationships among objects, structures, place, opportunity and atmosphere, frequently discovering poetry.
Associate Professor of Dance Pedro Alejandro discusses how the wind element captures the choreographic imagination and threatens to tear things apart, in this short talk on the topic of his dance research, "Windswept," as performed in Boston and California.
Reception on Wednesday, April 10th, 5:00-7:00 pm
Through April, the Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Use of Shadow and Light,” featuring the still lifes and nature scenes of Bronx fine artist, John Folchi. This show runs April 3 - 27. The Geary Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com
In Good Lessons from Bad Women, a devilishly funny one-woman show, our lead character, Dorothy, wrestles with the concept of goodness and dives deep into a world where good is bad and bad is good.
Good Lessons from Bad Women celebrates the good and bad in all of us!
“Leeds inspires and entertains.” – The New York Times
“Swashbuckling! Thrilling!” – USA Today
“I would bring Dorothy back to the Smoot.” – Smoot Theater
“Catch a rising star!” – Cosmopolitan
The Haven String Quartet joins Sambeleza, one of New Haven’s finest jazz ensembles, for an evening of Brazilian music at the Institute Library. Come enjoy a wide variety of Brazilian songs with a jazz twist. The Institute Library 847 Chapel Street, New Haven
Authors serving on the panel include:
- Jason Courtmanche, Ph.D., director of the Connecticut Writing Project at the University of Connecticut and author of How Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Narratives Are Shaped by Sin, as well as the popular blog, “The Write Space: A Blog for Teachers and Writers”
- David Fortier, an English teacher at Rocky Hill High School, poet, and the author of several titles including Unexpected Presence (2012) and Daily Meditations with Scripture for Busy Couples (1999)
- Dawn Leger, Ph.D., a fiction writer of In Flight (2009) and editor who has also worked as a journalist, grant writer, academic administrator, and editor of scientific textbooks and articles
- Lisa Smith, a poet, short story, and nonfiction writer who has published in The New York Times, Freshwater, Rise Up, the Connecticut Review (winning the Best Fiction prize in 2006)