Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m.

A Little Harmless Fun: Film Expert Jeanine Basinger

Jeanine Basinger, founder and curator of the Wesleyan Cinema Archives, chair of the Film Studies department at Wesleyan University, and author of many books about the cinema, will chat with arts writer Frank Rizzo about her  new book, The Movie Musical!  and the “Wesleyan Film Mafia” in Hollywood – whose members include her former students Michael Bay, Joss Whedon, and others — and her experiences in bringing the papers of such luminaries as Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Frank Capra, Elia Kazan, Ingrid Bergman, Jonathan Demme, and John Waters to the Wesleyan Cinema Archive. A book sale and signing will follow the talk.

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Wednesday, February 26, 5:30 p.m.

West End Wednesdays: Ethan Rutherford

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Friday, February 28, 6 p.m. and Saturday February 29, 7 p.m.

Graveyard Shift and Get a Clue Murder Mystery Tours

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See for Yourself

Mark Twain is one of our nation's defining cultural figures.

The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author’s Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. In addition to providing tours of Twain’s restored home, a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times.

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Twain Quotes

  • "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."

  • "Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits."

  • "The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."

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The Word Never Had So Much Meaning Before

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Mark Twain

A Life Lived in a Changing World

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