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Almost Famous (2000) <h4>Gender and Rock</h4>
Set in 1973, this Cameron Crowe heartwarmer is based on Crowe’s own experiences touring with rock bands and chronicles the funny and poignant coming-of-age of 15-year-old William (Patrick Fugit), an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup) and lead singer Jeff Bebe (Jason Lee)—William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour, despite the objections of his protective mother (Frances McDormand).
Tue 1/23/18 8:00PM Browning Cinema


High School (1968) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
Fresh from Titicut Follies, a controversial (and much litigated) documentary about mental health institutions, documentarian Frederick Wiseman turned his observational form of filmmaking to another form of institution: high schools. Wiseman allowed for society to collectively peek inside Philadelphia's Northeast High School, where the students constantly clash with the teachers and the teachers wage their own battle against the administration. Delving into the everyday struggle the teachers face to discipline their unruly charges, the documentary offers a glimpse into the highs and lows at an urban public school. Still working today into his 80s, Wiseman’s films have continued to examine what creates an institution, what work institutions do, and how people engage within and against them.
Wed 1/24/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


AlphaGo (2017) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
Director Greg Kohs is scheduled to appear!

With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of Go has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea for an extraordinary best-of-five-game competition, coined The Google DeepMind Challenge Match. Hundreds of millions of people around the world watched as a legendary Go master took on an unproven AI challenger for the first time in history. Directed by Greg Kohs '88, this documentary chronicles a journey from the halls of Cambridge, through the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of DeepMind in London, and, ultimately, to the seven-day tournament in Seoul. As the drama unfolds, more questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game and what can it teach us about humanity?
Thu 1/25/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Notre Dame Student Film Festival <h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
The 29th Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival screens films that were made by undergraduate students during the past year in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.
Fri 1/26/18 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Fri 1/26/18 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 1/27/18 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 1/27/18 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sun 1/28/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Jessica Lang Dance <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
"In Lang's choreography, less is more, and movement evolved naturally out of relationships."The Boston Globe

Jessica Lang, a former member of Twyla Tharp's company, has created an extraordinary visual and sensory experience—her production of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s 1736 Stabat Mater (There Stands the Mother)—Mary’s grief at the crucifixion of Jesus. After intermission, the award-winning choreographer/artistic director seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and classical ballet vocabulary into two more artfully crafted, emotionally riveting, contemporary works—The Calling and Thousand Yard Stare.
Fri 1/26/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 1/27/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Tosca <h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for Sonya Yoncheva as the jealous prima donna. Vittorio Grigolo reprises the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Michael Volle, and Željko Lucic as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume.
Sat 1/27/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Spirited Away (2001) <h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
In this Studio Ghibli animated feature by famed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro (Daveigh Chase) and her parents (Lauren Holly and Michael Chiklis) stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku (Jason Marsden), who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents. As one might tell from the voice actors, this is this English-dubbed version of the film.
Sun 1/28/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Loving Vincent (2017) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
A film so unique it is literally a first of its kind, that being the first feature-length fully painted animated film. Each of the 65,000 frames in Loving Vincent is an oil painting on canvas, replicating the same classical techniques employed by Van Gogh, and was created by a team of 125 painters. The story surrounding the artistic style is Van Gogh’s life (or more specifically his death) as it unpacks the deep unsolved mysteries that surround the death of famed painter.
Sun 1/28/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Guantánamo Diary <h4>Special Event</h4>
"Torture and Forgiveness at Guantánamo Bay: A Conversation with Mohamedou Ould Slahi"

Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantánamo Diary is a first-hand account of his inhumane treatment as a prisoner at the Guantánamo Bay detention center. This event will allow the Notre Dame community to engage with him live via videoconference.
Sun 1/28/18 4:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) <h4>Gender and Rock</h4>
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville often focuses on the music world, often on overlooked elements or stories underlying the familiar. In this film, which received the Best Feature Documentary Oscar in 2013, he focuses on backup singers, who many neglect and don’t notice in the shadow of the featured artist despite playing a crucial role to almost any performance. Neville interviews a handful of backup singer veterans to supplement concert footage and tell the history of singers, often African-American, who stand, as the title puts it, literally steps away from fame.
Tue 1/30/18 8:00PM Browning Cinema


How to Improve Test Scores Through Drama <h4>Kennedy Center Workshop</h4>
In response to mandated statewide testing, this workshop provides teachers with innovative, engaging drama strategies which develop students’ test-taking skills and vocabulary as well as deepen their reading comprehension. This approach capitalizes on the collaborative, differentiated nature of drama to build students’ understanding of the type, structure, and recurring vocabulary regularly included in questions on standardized tests. Instruction led by Kassie Misiewicz.
Wed 1/31/18 4:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


La Chinoise (1968) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
Jean-Luc Godard is a director on whom many film studies term papers have been cranked out but who also remains just outside of the American mainstream, by and large. He is also a critical figure in the French New Wave and the French student protests in May 1968. His dark comedy here, which was completed in 1967 and released in the U.S.A. in 1968, focuses on a group of students who have embraced Maoist ideals and strive to incite revolution through terrorist violence. Two of the members, Guillaume (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Véronique (Anne Wiazemsky), are romantically linked, though their relationship is strained by their commitment to the cause. The group eventually plots to assassinate a high-ranking Russian government official who is visiting Paris, but things don't go according to plan.
Wed 1/31/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Third Coast Percussion<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
Third Coast Percussion, 2016 Grammy winners, end their 5-year tenure as our Ensemble-in-Residence with a multimedia work featuring a new soundtrack to the 1966 Oscar-nominated children's short film Paddle to the Sea.
Fri 2/2/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Dolores (2017) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
This film chronicles the life and activism of living legend, Dolores Huerta, who is coming to Notre Dame on February 13 to speak thanks to the Institute for Latino Studies. Before going to that talk, watch the documentary of how Huerta raised 11 children while wrestling with gender bias, union defeats and victories, and nearly died after a San Francisco Police beating. She did all that and bucked 1950s gender conventions to co-found the country's first farm workers union.
Sat 2/3/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema
Sun 2/4/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Black Panthers (1968) + Uptight (1968) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
Black Panthers (1968)
Another documentarian of the 1960s still working today to much critical acclaim with her recent Faces Places, Agnès Varda became known for her documentaries that incorporate much more experimentation and style than, say, Frederick Wiseman of High School. In this documentary short, Varda profiles the activities of the Black Panther Party as its members fight for the freedom of imprisoned co-founder Huey P. Newton.

Uptight (1968)
Based on John Ford’s 1935 film The Informer, director Jules Dassin swaps out Ireland in Ford’s classic for Cleveland, Ohio, in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. While protests rage in the streets, black men organize around a revolutionary to plot violent civil disobedience. Allegiances to the cause and to friends are tested as various plans to break free from Cleveland are simultaneously enacted.
Wed 2/7/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017) <h4> ScreenPeace Film Festival
Previously profiled in the documentary How to Survive a Plague and active since the 1980s, ACT UP was and is a direct action advocacy group for people with AIDS. BPM tells a similar story of the organization, albeit in a narrative form, of the Parisian wing of the international group. The film follows the work of French activists, in particular Nathan (Arnaud Valois) who joins the group and quickly comes to the see the tension between fellow members as they debate, democratically, how radical to be in the face of the AIDS pandemic.
Fri 2/9/18 6:30PM Browning Cinema


Mama Colonel (2017) <h4>ScreenPeace Film Festival</h4>
Congolese filmmaker and documentarian Dieudo Hamadi is well known for his films focusing on his homeland’s government institutions and the people who allow them to thrive (see, for example, his worthwhile National Diploma from 2014). Here, he turns his focus to the justice system and Col. Honorine Munyole, a policewoman leading a special taskforce in Kinshasa (the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo) to serve and protect the women and children of her country when no one else will.
Fri 2/9/18 9:30PM Browning Cinema


Dragons Love Tacos & Other Stories <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones. When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, fiery hijinks ensue! Theatreworks USA’s newest musical revue also features beloved contemporary children’s books such as Interrupting Chicken, The Dot, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days.
Sat 2/10/18 11:00AM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/10/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


L'Elisir d'Amore <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but is also emotionally revealing against the backdrop of the Risorgimento, the movement for Italian independence, as it began gathering momentum in 1836. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
Sat 2/10/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Disturbing the Peace (2016) <h4>ScreenPeace Film Festival
After fighting in a war, how do you fight for peace? Given that soldiers often have the most direct view to the ravages of war, it isn’t surprising that many veterans have becoming some of the loudest and most effective peacemakers. This documentary profiles Combatants for Peace, which is comprised of both Israelis and Palestinians who once fought against one another and now aim to end the bloodshed they witnessed firsthand. Their stories, which are compelling and deeply personal, show how one can convert to a peaceful stance and then, in turn, advocate for fighting to end.
Sat 2/10/18 6:30PM Browning Cinema


500 Years (2017) <h4>ScreenPeace Film Festival</h4>
Continuing her work documenting post-genocide trials and conflict resolution in Guatemala, director Pamela Yates chronicles former President Rios Montt’s most recent trial for genocide and crimes against humanity in Guatemala itself (an earlier court case occurred in Spain) and combines it with the subsequent citizen uprising that toppled then-sitting president Otto Perez Molina. The film is far from a sober courtroom drama, however, with a focus on the effectiveness of the indigenous Maya when they unite and protest en masse against the government.
Sat 2/10/18 9:30PM Browning Cinema


Michael Unger <h4> Presenting Series</h4>
Michael Unger is an award-winning performer who appears as a soloist and chamber musician in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is the Assistant Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and currently serves as organist of Cincinnati’s historic Plum Street Temple. Curated in collaboration with Professor of Organ Craig Cramer.

"Bravo for his display of virtuoso musical playing."Organ Canada
Sun 2/11/18 2:00PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


Human Flow (2017) <h4>ScreenPeace Film Festival</h4>
Panel discussion to follow.

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and war. The result is the greatest worldwide displacement since World War II. Famed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany, and Iraq.
Sun 2/11/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)<h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
The first film to be shown in the United States after the revolution, this film is based on the writing of Edmundo Desnoes. In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs Invasion and prior to the Cuban Missile Crisis, Sergio (Sergio Corrieri), an affluent writer, chooses to stay behind in Cuba while his wife and family escape to neighboring Miami. Sergio is pessimistic about the revolution's promise to bring sweeping change to his country, and he squanders his days prowling the streets of Havana looking for female companionship. Trouble erupts when his fling with chaste Elena (Daysi Granados) nearly ruins him after her family accuses Sergio of rape.
Wed 2/14/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Grand Rapids Ballet <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
The instantaneous love and overwhelming passions that ultimately lead to the violence and death in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet are dualities masterfully set to Prokofiev's music and interpreted and performed by Grand Rapids Ballet.
Fri 2/16/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/17/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
A spaghetti western with a great deal of American influence—from Johnny Guitar to The Searchers—Leone’s classic (and Morricone’s music) has been beloved and aped by filmmakers of the next generation, including Scorsese and Tarantino. Informally the first film in Leone’s Once Upon a Time Trilogy, this film focuses on the only piece of land around Flagstone with water on it. And rail baron Morton (Gabriele Ferzetti) will kill for it, knowing the new railroad will have to stop there. He sends his henchman Frank (Henry Fonda) to scare the land's owner, McBain (Frank Wolff), but Frank kills him instead and pins it on a known bandit, Cheyenne (Jason Robards). Meanwhile, a mysterious gunslinger with a score to settle (Charles Bronson) and McBain's new wife, Jill (Claudia Cardinale), arrive in town.
Wed 2/21/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Native Gardens<h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias. Good fences make good neighbors…or do they? A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

Event includes mature or adult content.
Thu 2/22/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 2/23/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 2/24/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 2/25/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 2/28/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Thu 3/1/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 3/2/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 3/3/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 3/4/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


La Bohème <h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Sonya Yoncheva the role of the fragile Mimì, with Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Sat 2/24/18 12:30PM Browning Cinema


Seraphic Fire <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
The Guardian refers to Selva Morale et Spirituale as Monteverdi’s “most significant anthology of liturgical works.” Hear Seraphic Fire in its element in this exhibition of the Italian Baroque style. Seraphic Fire, founded by Notre Dame alumnus Patrick Dupré Quigley, artistic director, assembles the country’s top ensemble singers and instrumentalists to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to newly commissioned works.

“One of the most-inventive and adventurous classical music ensembles in the country.”South Florida Sun Sentinel
Sat 2/24/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Kill! (1968) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
Recently back in the news as an inspiration for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this deadpan parody of Japan's then-popular samurai film genre, Genta (Tatsuya Nakadai) puts down his samurai sword to become a freelance criminal. Meanwhile, Hanjiro (Etsushi Takahashi) is a poor struggling farmer who yearns for the power and respect being a samurai would bring him. Entering a sleepy village where a civil war is raging within the local ruling clan due to the machinations of the wily Ayuzama (Shigeru Kôyama), the pair of swordsmen must choose sides and fight.
Wed 2/28/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


The Taming of the Shrew <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame</h4>
“Sit by my side, and let the world slip: we shall ne'er be younger.”

Petruchio, the fortune seeker. Katherina, the shrew. Is it love at first sight—or war? Actors From The London Stage presents the Spring 2018 tour of The Taming of the Shrew. The five-actor ensemble performs the entire play themselves, each portraying multiple roles in one of Shakespeare's most popular (and controversial) comedies.
Wed 2/28/18 7:30PM Washington Hall
Thu 3/1/18 7:30PM Washington Hall
Fri 3/2/18 7:30PM Washington Hall


Peter and the Wolf <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The South Bend Symphony, with guest actors Scott Jackson and Christy Burgess of Shakespeare at Notre Dame, present Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a timeless symphonic fairytale of boy vs. wolf.

Family friendly, all ages are welcome.
Sat 3/3/18 11:00AM Leighton Concert Hall


An Afternoon in Italy <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The final performance in the SBSO's 2017–2018 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. An intimate program of favorites from Italian composers Respighi, Wolf-Ferrari, Puccini and more!
Sun 3/4/18 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


The Fireman's Ball (1968) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
While Miloš Forman came to prominence making films in Hollywood, including two Best Director Oscars for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, his roots in Iron Curtain Czechoslovakia set the stage for his later work. In what is his best known film from his days working before and during the Prague Spring, The Fireman’s Ball satirizes Communism. Set in a small Czechoslovakian town in the 1960s, the local firemen decide to organize a ball, however the proceedings are dogged by difficulty at every step. They plan to organize a beauty pageant at the ball, yet struggle tremendously to find enough pretty contestants. A lottery is planned for later in the evening, but the guests begin stealing the prizes. Then, inevitably, there is a fire in the town. It seems that whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.
Wed 3/7/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Semiramide <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
Sat 3/10/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Medium Cool (1969) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
The protests of 1968, made visible by increased and more accessible media, often harken memories of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, which is portrayed here in Haskell Wexler’s 1969 narrative film about the ripped-from-the-headlines events. John Cassellis (Robert Forster) is a hardened TV news cameraman who manages to keep his distance while he captures daring footage of a nation in the throes of violent change. He maintains this professional detachment when he covers the social unrest in Chicago surrounding the 1968 DNC. But, when he discovers that the TV network has been quietly cooperating with the FBI, the enraged Cassellis realizes that he too must join the fight against the establishment.
Wed 3/21/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


<em>An Irish Heart</em>: Chloë Agnew & the Atlanta Pops Orchestra <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
As the lead voice with Celtic Woman, Irish singer Chloë Agnew spent an incredible 81 weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard World Music Charts. Now the solo sensation captivates with a program of Irish music, standards, Broadway, and movie melodies.
Sat 3/24/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Solera Quartet <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
The Solera Quartet's exciting 2017–2018 season includes a two-disc recording project of under or never recorded works by the Romanian composer, George Enescu, both slated for release on the Naxos label, the world's leading classical music label. As part of these album releases, the quartet will be making its highly-anticipated European debut with concerts planned in Spain and Romania.

Join the Solera as they perform Enescu's lushly nostalgic Piano Quintet, Op. 29, featuring guest artist pianist, Josu De Solaun, first prize winner of the XIII George Enescu International Piano Competition.
Sun 3/25/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Daniel Schlosberg, piano <h4>Department of Music</h4>
Department of Music faculty pianist Daniel Schlosberg performs Beethoven's Bagatelles, Op. 126, Poulenc's Les Soirées de Nazelles, and Lachenmann's Serynade.
Wed 3/28/18 7:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


In the Year of the Pig (1968) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
While certainly in the background of many films, the Vietnam War receives central focus in this documentary by Emile de Antonio, who delivers both a condemnation of the Vietnam War and a history lesson on its roots. Beginning with the French colonialists at the turn of the 20th century and continuing through Communist leader Ho Chi Minh's rise to power and the beginnings of American involvement in the region in the early 1950s, de Antonio combines historical news footage and his own interviews with prominent figures like peace activist Daniel Berrigan and journalist David Halberstam.
Wed 3/28/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
This Disney adaptation of the A.A. Milne children’s series begins with Pooh at his famous thoughtful spot when his friend, Gopher, warns him that it's Windsday. Pooh goes off to wish Piglet a Happy Windsday, but Piglet is lifted into the air by the strong winds. Pooh then acts on intuition and uses all the resources he can muster to keep things from figuratively and literally blowing away.
Wed 4/4/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Così fan Tutte<h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
Sat 4/7/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


ACA 3 <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Undertones present ACA 3, an all-male a cappella showcase featuring the nation's leading a cappella ensembles. The Michigan G-Men, Wisconsin Madhatters, Vanderbilt Melodores, and the Undertones share the stage for one night only.
Sat 4/7/18 7:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Symbiopsychotaxiplasm (1968) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
Director William Greaves begins filming a movie scene in Central Park: an argument between a couple. At the same time, a documentary crew films the crew filming the movie. Meanwhile, a third crew films the filming of the two films. As Greaves plays the role of clueless artist and on-set conditions deteriorate, his collaborators mutiny. The result is a head-spinning landmark of experimental film that playfully smears the line between fiction/reality and art/artifice.
Wed 4/11/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Luisa Miller<h4> The Met: Live in HD</h4>
Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczala in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Conducted by Bertrand de Billy.
Sat 4/14/18 12:30PM Browning Cinema


Faces (1968) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
Seen by many as the Granddaddy of American independent cinema, John Cassavetes’ work would set the stage for much of New Hollywood in the 1970s and mumblecore of the 2000s. Faces received widespread recognition, including multiple Oscar nominations, a rarity for a film completed so acutely outside the studio system. Here, middle-aged suburban husband Richard (John Marley) abruptly tells his wife, Maria (Lynn Carlin), that he wants a divorce. As Richard takes up with a younger woman (Gena Rowlands), Maria enjoys a night on the town with her friends and meets a younger man (Seymour Cassel). As the couple and those around them confront a seemingly futile search for what they've lost—love, excitement, and passion—this classic American independent film explores themes of aging and alienation.
Wed 4/18/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Spring Awakening<h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theater</h4>
Spring Awakening book & lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik. Based on the play by Frank Wedekind. A musical explosion of adolescent angst and repressed sexuality.

Event includes mature or adult content.
Wed 4/18/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 4/19/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/21/18 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/21/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 4/22/18 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Patti LuPone <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
In Don’t Monkey with Broadway, two-time Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone explores, through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin, how her life-long love affair with Broadway began and her concern for what the Great White Way is becoming today.

“Patti LuPone imparts the aura of a New York class act. Her songs are propelled by emotional purpose, intensity, both ardent and burning, and enormous comic flair.”The New York Times
Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Night of the Living Dead (1968) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
A hugely important film for many reasons (e.g., how it was made, how it was distributed, the zeitgeist it tackled), George Romero’s zombie classic is an Urtext for the billions and billions of dollars and hours and hours of time devoted to zombies. In his low-budget classic, a disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben (Duane Jones) does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside. And one by one, the living humans become the prey of the walking dead.
Wed 4/25/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Cendrillon<h4> The Met: Live in HD</h4>
For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.
Sat 4/28/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Itzhak Perlman <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Treasured by audiences worldwide for his exceptional talent and musicality, Itzhak Perlman is revered not only for his technical skills, but for the palpable joy he brings to every performance.
Sun 4/29/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Introducing New Content Through Drama <h4>Kennedy Center Workshop</h4>
In this workshop, teachers will learn how to use text as a springboard to create tableaus that help students examine the meaning of the text passages. Tableaus help students apply and expand their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum by asking them to take on the roles of people or objects to create living pictures. Teachers can use them to assess the students' comprehension of specific facts, concepts, or big ideas. Tableaus can also be used to introduce, reinforce, and evaluate vocabulary. Instruction led by Kassie Misiewicz.
Wed 5/2/18 4:00PM Leighton Concert Hall