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Woven Wings of Our Children (2016)<h4>New at the Browning</h4>

Director Anton Juan scheduled to appear in person!

Moving through nightmarish yet real narratives, the film starkly but lyrically depicts street children of Manila in heroic combat with trauma, abuse, and street capitalism, and who, with will and consciousness, rise above their state.

This is a free but ticketed event. To guarantee your reservation please pick-up your Will Call tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the performance. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed Will Call tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby. 

Thu 4/27/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema

Mozart's Die Zauberflöte<h4>Department of Music</h4>

Mozart's colorful fantasy opera Die Zauberflöte will be produced in a new staging that sets Sarastro's magic kingdom in a land of sunlight and surf—where a computer-obsessed Tamino learns to connect in a human way. Presented in German with projected supertitles.

Thu 4/27/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 4/28/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/29/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 4/30/17 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre

Bach's Lunch <h4>Department of Music</h4>

Enjoy a free noontime concert with performances from the Department of Music performance majors.

Fri 4/28/17 12:10PM Penote Peformer's Hall

Master of Sacred Music Organ Recital <h4>Sacred Music at Notre Dame</h4>

First-year Master of Sacred Music student Devin Atteln will perform an hour long organ recital.

Fri 4/28/17 6:30PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

Paterson (2016) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>

Paterson (Adam Driver) is a hardworking bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey, who follows the same routine every day. He observes the city and listens to fragments of conversations while picking up and dropping off his passengers. Paterson also writes heartfelt poems in a notebook, walks his dog and drinks one beer in a bar after his shift is over. Waiting for him at home is Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), his beloved wife who champions his gift for writing.

Co-presented by the Higgins Labor Program

Fri 4/28/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Fri 4/28/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 4/29/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 4/29/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sun 4/30/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema

Tennessee Williams Project <h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>

Join us for a night of scenes from Tennessee Williams’s most classic plays, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Glass Menagerie. Senior Cassidy Leyendecker explores the theme of escapism in this senior thesis performance.

Fri 4/28/17 7:00PM Philbin Studio Theatre

Pianists Joanne Kim/Kelvin Wu <h4>Department of Music</h4>

Notre Dame sophomore piano majors Joanne Kim and Kelvin Wu perform Mozart's Sonata K. 576 in D major, Chopin's Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor "Marche Funebre", J.S. Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, Schubert's Wanderer Fantasie, and Liszt's "Wilde Jagd" from Transcendental Etudes.

Sat 4/29/17 5:00PM Penote Peformer's Hall

Spring University Band Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>

The Notre Dame University Band presents its annual Spring Concert! Selections will include works by Sousa, Holsinger, and Stravinsky.

Sun 4/30/17 3:00PM Leighton Concert Hall

Thesis Performance: Alex Joyce <h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>

La Victoria by Alex Joyce explores the vital role that women and theatre played in the resistance to the Chilean military dictatorship. This will be a staged reading presentation.

Sun 4/30/17 4:00PM Philbin Studio Theatre

ND Jazz Bands Spring Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>

Notre Dame's Jazz Bands perform music for all listeners, ranging from traditional New Orleans music, through classics by Count Basie and Duke Ellington, to contemporary pieces which combine jazz and rock.

Tue 5/2/17 7:00PM Leighton Concert Hall

ND Playwrights NOW! <h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>

Readings of scenes by ND playwrights created in FTT's Spring 2017 Playwriting course, taught by Anne García-Romero.

Tue 5/2/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre

Thank You for Playing (2015)<h4>New at the Browning</h4>

When Ryan, a video game designer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey in the form of an unusual and poetic video game. The result is a game called "That Dragon, Cancer" - an astoundingly honest and innovative work of art about the universal complexity of grief. Thank You For Playing follows Ryan and his family over two years, offering an intimate, revolutionary glimpse into how the fusion of art and technology - in this case, a video game - can document profound human experiences in the modern age. This feature will be preceded by a short film (approximately 15 minutes) about the Harper Cancer Research Institute directed by Dakota Connell-Ledwon (ND '18) and Anna Poltrack (ND '18).

Co-presented by Harper Cancer Research Institute

Wed 5/3/17 7:30PM Browning Cinema

ND Collegium Musicum <h4>Department of Music</h4>

The Notre Dame Collegium Musicum presents its Spring Concert. The program will include works for voices and instruments by Mozart, J.S. Bach, , Buxtehude, and Telemann, and a cappella works by Palestrina and Kuhnau.

Wed 5/3/17 7:30PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

L for Leisure (2016)<h4>New at the Browning</h4>

If Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan is a town mouse, here’s its visit to the countryside. With self-awareness to spare, L for Leisure plops us in the 1992-93 academic term and follows graduate students as they laze under the watchful eye of fluorescent title cards (e.g., Rosh Hashanah 1992 Gainesville, FL) that mirror the soft (yet often sufficient) structure that defines their lives. As an experimental comedy embracing amateurism with flashes of absurdism, the short and slapdash vignettes situate themselves between the graduate school experience and what your Uncle Gary thinks graduate school is. Seeing smart people behave stupidly (yet often intelligently - why not give yourself a break from thinking in order to think if you could?) leaves a pungent sense that rapidly vacillates between humor and dread, exposing what both those inside (and outside) the ivory tower fail to recognize about postgraduate studies.

Thu 5/4/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema

Last Men in Aleppo (2017)<h4>Seventh Art Stand</h4>

Fresh off its Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, this documentary covers Aleppo's remaining residents who, after five years of war, prepare themselves for a siege. Khalid, Subhi, and Mahmoud (founding members of The White Helmets) have remained in the city to help their fellow citizens-and experience daily life, death, struggle and triumph in a city under fire.

Fri 5/5/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema

Ballet Hispanico <h4>Presenting Series</h4>

Robert M. and Ricki Conway Dance Series
Sponsored by the Teddy Ebersol Endowment for Excellence in the Performing Arts

Fusing Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques, Ballet Hispanico creates a new style of concert dance incorporating theatricality, passion and choreographers representing Venezuela, Cuba, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.

Co-presented by the Institute for Latino Studies.

Fri 5/5/17 7:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 5/6/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre

Michiana Young Playwrights Project<h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>

Staged readings of brand new ten-minute plays written by local middle and high school students, performed by Notre Dame students

Fri 5/5/17 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall
Sat 5/6/17 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall

Iraqi Odyssey (2014)<h4>Seventh Art Stand</h4>

Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this documentary epic from expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays moving homage to the frustrated democratic dreams of a people successively plagued by the horrors of dictatorship, war, and foreign occupation.

Sat 5/6/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema

The Letter: An American Town and the 'Somali Invasion' (2003)<h4>Seventh Art Stand</h4>

In the wake of the September 11 attacks, a firestorm erupted when Mayor Larry Raymond of Lewiston, Maine, sent a letter to 1,100 newly-arrived Somali refugees advising that the city's resources are strained to the limit and asking that other Somalis not to move to the city. Interpreted as racism by some and a rallying cry by white supremacist groups across the United States, that letter led to this documentary, which shows the crossfire of emotions and events, culminating in a "hate" rally convened by The World Church of the Creator and a counter "peace" rally involving 4,000 Lewiston residents supporting ethnic and cultural diversity.

Sat 5/6/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema

Karama Has No Walls (2012)/Libya in Motion (2015)<h4>Seventh Art Stand</h4>

This omnibus documentary feature is a series of short stories filmed over three years by fifteen different emerging Libyan filmmakers in post-revolution Libya. From Tripoli to Benghazi, there are brief insights with a wide-ranging cast of citizens: a grandmother sowing the national flag with relish, a young woman determined to become a film director, a fisherman philosopher, and illegal migrants caught in limbo in a detention, among others. The collection offers highlights of people trying to find normality amid often-chaotic situations and young filmmakers learning how to pull together stories through collective workshops.

Sat 5/6/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema

Human Being (1994)/Starless Dreams (2016)<h4>Seventh Art Stand</h4>

Human Being

Sudanese filmmaker Ibrahim Shaddad provides a dramatic and powerful account of the trials and alienation of a Sudanese villager in a large city. Shot entirely without dialogue, the film's innovative use of sound helps tell the story of a shepherd who leaves his wife and herd to settle in a nearby town.

Starless Dreams

A variety of criminal offenses and traumatic stories mark the young lives of girls who are confined at the Iranian Correctional and Rehabilitation Center for Girls. Their relationships to incarceration vary greatly; among the distress some girls feel more at home in prison than with their families. Glimpsing inside a locked-up world in a foreign country often unseen in American media, this documentary offers a picture of how young women struggle to recapture or maintain a sense of self and associated dignity in incredibly challenging situations.

Sun 5/7/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema

Prince Avalanche (2013)<h4>New at the Browning</h4>

Critics often have a difficult time connecting director David Gordon Green’s more comedic efforts (e.g., Pineapple Express) and his more dramatic fare (e.g., George Washington). This remake of an Icelandic film might be the bridge that allows those critics to see the broad connections between both camps. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch are two road-crew workers, philosophical in their own ways, who work alone yet together in the back country during the summer of 1988. With no cell phones, they remain deeply isolated and yet cannot escape each other. Tensions rise and fall with their relationship’s breaks and bends, resulting in what one could consider both the loosest and most direct film adaptation of Waiting for Godot.

Thu 5/11/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema

Personal Shopper (2016)<h4>New at the Browning</h4>

French director and film critic Olivier Assayas teams up again with Kristen Stewart after collaborating on the heralded Clouds of Sils Maria. The result again registered well with critics as Assayas won Best Director at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for this thriller. Here, a personal shopper in Paris (Stewart) refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

Fri 5/12/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Fri 5/12/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 5/13/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 5/13/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema

Der Rosenkavalier <h4>Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by music director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff.

Sat 5/13/17 12:30PM Browning Cinema

Fischoff Grand Prize Concert <h4>Fischoff National Chamber Music Association</h4>

Fischoff's Grand Prize Winners Concert features two Senior Division Gold Medalists from the Competition doing elegant battle to become the 2017 Grand Prize Winner. The concert will also feature a performance by the Junior Division Gold Medal Winner.

Sun 5/14/17 3:30PM Leighton Concert Hall

Fanny's Journey (2016)<h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>

Fanny, a 12-year-old girl, stays in a hidden home far from her parents during World War II. She takes care of her two younger sisters until she is forced to flee in a rush, becoming the head of a group of eight Jewish children heading across Nazi-occupied France.

Mon 5/15/17 5:30PM Browning Cinema

The Last Laugh(2016)<h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>

This documentary film focuses on a serious question about comedy: Should we joke about Nazis? Household-name comedians from multiple eras and actual survivors of the Holocaust answer that question, which offers insight into how deeply personalized and shifting concepts of humor can be.

Sponsored by: The Kurt and Tessye Simon Fund for Holocaust Remembrance

Mon 5/15/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema

On the Map (2016)<h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>

he national Israeli basketball team (Maccabi Tel Aviv) threw all its might into the 1977 European Cup. Their run captivated Israel (and the world) with unlikely heroes and nail-biting games. This documentary mixes archival footage with fresh interviews to both relive and reexamine the era-defining tournament.

Tue 5/16/17 5:30PM Browning Cinema

Fever at Dawn (2015)<h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>

Freed from a concentration camp in 1945, Miklós is being treated at a Swedish hospital. After receiving a terminal prognosis, Miklós refuses to give up, wants to find a wife with whom he can start a new life, and sends letters to 117 Hungarian girls who are also being treated in Sweden. One of the girls is 19-year-old Lili, who likes Miklós’s letter, and they start corresponding. Based on a true story.

Tue 5/16/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema

In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2016)<h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>

The Israel-born award-winning chef, Michael Solomonov, offers up a tour of over 70 diverse cultures of Israel through food. The film travels with him to Tel Aviv’s vibrant restaurants, must experience Jerusalem destinations and organic kitchens off the beaten track as he samples from diverse food traditions, including Moroccan, Persian, Lebanese, French, Italian and Russian.

Wed 5/17/17 5:30PM Browning Cinema

Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (2016)<h4> Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>

After learning he is HIV-positive, an ex-Israeli paratrooper (Saar Maoz) currently living in London returns home for the first time in 20 years. This film chronicles his visit and his attempts to reconcile with his Israeli family, who threw him out two decades ago when he came out as gay.

Wed 5/17/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema

Big Sonia (2016)<h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>

Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor who wears vibrant lipstick and animal prints of all stripes, is served an eviction notice for her tailor shop, which she has single-handedly and successfully run for over 35 years. This documentary tells her personal history as she decides between setting up a new shop or retiring.

Thu 5/18/17 5:30PM Browning Cinema

The Women's Balcony (2016)<h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>

A bar mitzvah mishap causes a major rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem. The accident and responses to it expose both the distance and disagreements between men and women as well as conservatives and progressives. Those frictions serve as the foundation for the film’s deep wisdom and bright humor.

Thu 5/18/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema

2017 Band Commencement Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>

The University of Notre Dame Band presents its annual Commencement Concert! Get a preview of this year's tour program, featuring a wide array of music from composers including Benny Goodman, Giacomo Puccini, and John Phillip Sousa.

Fri 5/19/17 5:30PM Leighton Concert Hall

Music Commencement Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>

The Department of Music graduating seniors will perform a variety of works. The Notre Dame Chorale will also be performing, directed by Alexander Blachly. The Chorale is the official concert choir of the University of Notre Dame.

Fri 5/19/17 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall

Glee Club Commencement Concert <h4>Department of Music<h4>

The Glee Club presents its annual Commencement Concert, celebrating the achievements of the group's graduating seniors with a program of their favorite pieces from the last four years.

Sat 5/20/17 9:00PM Leighton Concert Hall

Don Quixote <h4> Southold Dance Theater</h4>

Southold Dance Theater is proud to present its debut production of Don Quixote. The ballet is built on episodes from the novel "Man de la Mancha" by Miguel de Cervantes.

Fri 5/26/17 7:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 5/27/17 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 5/27/17 7:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 5/28/17 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre

A Song in the Wilderness<h4>Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival</h4>

A Song in the Wilderness, By Larry Gard; A One-Woman show about Gene Stratton-Porter (Author, Photographer, Artist, Musician, Movie Producer, Conservationist, Naturalist, and Entrepreneur); featuring Kerrigan Sullivan.

Sat 5/27/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 5/28/17 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame </h4>

World-class theatre. Right next door. The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's (NDSF) Professional Company presents Much Ado About Nothing. Join director Drew Fracher as he brings big band music & dance to our star-spangled comedy set at the close of WWII.

Tue 8/15/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Wed 8/16/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 8/17/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 8/18/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/19/17 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/19/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 8/20/17 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Tue 8/22/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Wed 8/23/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 8/24/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 8/25/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/26/17 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/26/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 8/27/17 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre