Culture Connect Featured Event

Special Event: Herman & Shelly screening
Ticket Price: Carte Blanche: FREE, Members: $6, Students & Seniors: $8, Nonmembers: $11
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Post-film Q&A with filmmaker Bridget Stokes

ABOUT THE FILM: In this offbeat, quirky romantic comedy, high school chums Herman and Shelly navigate the odd transition from much-hyped youthful art prodigies to overlooked adult artists. Ambitions are pitted against lifelong bonds, with the zany mess of the art world acting as an ever-changing backdrop. A fresh take on coming of age, the murky space between lovers and friends, and the personal sacrifices endured for one's art.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER: Prior to writing and directing Herman & Shelly, Stokes produced the short films Oui Oui Non Non (2010) and Coffee (2008), both written and directed by Vicky Wight.

Coffee was an official selection at 2008’s SXSW Film Festival and screened at New York’s IFC Center. Stokes has worked in film distribution at IFC Films and BEV Pictures, film distribution, production and sales at Elephant Eye Films and production on Jonathan Demme’s Untitled Bob Marley project.

Stokes is the Director of Communications at The Avon Theatre in Stamford, CT and teaches in the film department at the University of Hartford. Bridget Stokes received her BA from Brown University with a degree in Art Semiotics and Africana Studies.