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Cinestudio Celebrates Fifty Years; Musician Samite Returns To Connecticut

Trinity College
Cinestudio co-founders, James Hanley and Peter McMorris

Ugandan-American musician Samite Mulondo combines music and storytelling in his performances. This hour, Samite returns to our studios to talk about his newest piece, The Story Of Mutoto, which he performs at the University of Saint Joseph this weekend.

And  Hartford’s art house theater Cinestudio celebrates fifty years of showing films this week. We talk with Cinestudio’s founders, James Hanley and Peter McMorris.

The pair started the movie theater when they were students at Trinity College.

Do you have memories of seeing movies at Cinestudio?

Samite will perform at the University of Saint Joseph's Autorino Center for the Arts on Saturday February 22.

Cinestudio will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary with a double feature of Yellow Submarine and Alice's RestaurantonSaturday February 22.

  • 2:30 Yellow Submarine
  • 4:15  Celebration
  • 7:30pm Alice's Restaurant


  • Samite Mulondo -internationally acclaimed musician and humanitarian. He’s a native of Uganda, and will present the multimedia performance The Story of Mutoto at the University of St Joseph this Saturday.
  • Peter McMorris - co-founder of Cinestudio at Trinity College in Hartford
  • James Hanley - co-founder of Cinestudio at Trinity College in Hartford
Diane Orson is a special correspondent with Connecticut Public. She is a longtime reporter and contributor to National Public Radio. Her stories have been heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Here And Now. Diane spent seven years as CT Public Radio's local host for Morning Edition.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.

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