Quinnipiac University will host a screening of the documentary, “Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story,” with director Robert Steven Williams at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 23.
The event, which is free, open to the public and co-sponsored by AARP Connecticut, will be held in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences’ auditorium, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven. Register here.
“QU’s Coalition on Age Inclusivity is thrilled to be co-hosting this event with AARP CT as an effort to provide intergenerational learning opportunities on campus that build community with local older adults,” said Nicole Fidanza, a clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy and co-chair of the coalition. “We hope to continue to provide these opportunities, both academically and socially based, for many years to come.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, “The Great Gatsby,” has become synonymous with the lifestyle of the rich and famous on Long Island. But what if that connection is false? The argument that the real West and East Egg can be found on the other side of Long Island Sound is brilliantly argued in the 2020 documentary, “Gatsby in Connecticut,” featuring Sam Waterston and narrated by Keir Dullea.
The documentary was selected by The New Yorker as one of the best movies of 2020. The 100-minute program includes a post-screening discussion with the award-winning Williams.
“Gatsby in Connecticut” was accepted into 17 domestic and international film festivals and chosen by AARP for its “Movies for Grown-Ups” program.
The program ladders up with Quinnipiac’s commitment to the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network, which consists of institutions of higher education around the world that have endorsed the AFU’s 10 principles and have committed to becoming more age-friendly in their programs and policies. The university joined the network in July 2020.