What's Happening In & Around Connecticut: March Edition

As part of our mission here at Nutmeg Institute we like to highlight the creative events happening in and around the Nutmeg state. Here's a selection of a few of the events occurring this month:

First, we’re teaming with the 48 Hour Film Project – New Haven for their annual Oscar Night Party! (You can read more about here). Join us at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ in New Haven as we celebrate Hollywood’s big night, share our own running commentary, argue over the winners, and see if there will be moments as crazy as last year! Oscar Night also serves as the kick-off to 48HFP season so come celebrate, network with other filmmakers, and get ready for a wild summer of film-making.

The next weekend has a couple of great screening events. The BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour finds its way to the Bushnell Center of Performing Arts in Hartford. This year’s screenings feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films. At each screening around the world, audiences will see a selection of award-winning films and crowd favorites from the hundreds of films entered into the annual festival.

March 11th sees the return of the Boondocks Film Society. They’ll be screening Daisies (1966), the Czech New Wave film directed by Vera Chytilova. Released just two years prior to the Prague Spring, Daisies thumbs its nose at the tenets of Communism, like duty, sacrifice and loyalty, as its two young, female protagonists choose a life of indulgence, whim and aimlessness. The BFS events are always a wonderful time so join them at the Center on Main in Falls Village, CT and indulge in an appropriate Czech comfort food menu. Event starts at 6:30. Get your tickets now.

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a weekend this year so we’re sure you’ll enjoy a ton of culture…or something...yeah, something. (Pat will be seeing the Dropkick Murphy's in Boston on the 17th, that counts, right?)

Digital CONNtent Creators also returns this month with a meeting at Middlesex Community Colleges on March 22nd. DCC events are always a great chance to hone your skills, explore the newest tech, and meet other digital creators.

The next night, March 23rd, has the 47th (and everyone’s favorite) Vice President of the United States Joe Biden sharing his experiences of a life dedicated to public service and how he looks to expand opportunities for all through his and his wife’s Biden Foundation and Biden Cancer Initiative. The John Lyman Center at Southern Connecticut State University will host this conversation as part of the Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture 20th Anniversary series. It’s probably a good idea to consider purchasing tickets early.

Finally, we wrap things up on March 24th with our first workshop event: Storytelling with Professor Richard Krevolin. This two-part workshop will focus on storytelling for screenwriters, filmmakers, etc. and then storytelling for businesses, entrepreneurs, and marketers. Pro. K. brings his extensive knowledge of storytelling and consulting to the Nutmeg State. Whether you’re a filmmaker or business owner this workshop will help you hone your craft. Email us for more details and to register: info@nutmeginstitute.com

As you can see there's a lot going on in the Nutmeg State and we're sure we missed a ton of great events. If you know of something interesting going on this month drop us a line in the comments!

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