They’re irreverent, irrepressible and downright irresistible. They’re the Muppets, and their first full-length movie from 1979 is G-rated, hilarious and a perfect choice for the family. You’ll see how their meteoric rise to fame and fortune began with a rainbow, a song … and a frog. After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent, Kermit heads to Hollywood dreaming of showbiz. Along the way, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo, and the dazzling Miss Piggy join him in hopes of becoming film stars as well.
Broadcast from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.
In the final year of a life cut tragically short, Anthony Bourdain—celebrity chef, journalist, and globe-trotting host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown”—tackled one of the most shocking and significant problems of our time: food waste. Planet New Canaan will be screening his award-winning and powerful documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, at New Canaan Library on Monday, June 10 at 6:00 pm. Fully one-third of all food grown in the world is wasted before it reaches our plates. That’s a very big deal, since 80% of the world’s water, 40% of the world’s land, and 10% of the world’s energy goes toward cultivating the food we eat.
Bag It (2010) is a documentary film that invites viewers to make their communities a little less plastic. An estimated 12 million barrels of oil are used annually to make the single use, disposable plastic bags that Americans consume, and once they’re thrown away, they become a major source of pollution. This film documents one man’s quest to figure out where these bags come from, where they go, and how we can use less of them.
The New Canaan Historical Society is proud to present its first day – and night – at the movies. On Wednesday, November 14th, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House will be shown at 11 am, 2 pm and 6 pm in the Lindstrom Room. This 1948 romantic comedy centers on a couple who decide they are finally ready to build the perfect suburban home. It stars Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas and runs an hour and thirty-four minutes. Popcorn and candy will be served.