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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982) <h4>Gender and Rock</h4>
Corinne Burns (Diane Lane) is a typical frustrated teenager kicking the dust in her nowhere town. Then, she catches a punk show. Bewitched by the Looters and whole punk scene in general, she and her fledgling band, the Stains, join the tour, and in no time at all become media magnets. The band forms a rabid following of young girls, while Corrine begins a relationship with Looters singer Billy (Ray Winstone). But fame, while often fabulous, can also strain relationships, and as the Stains get bigger and bigger, Corinne's ambition gets the better of her.
Tue 4/24/18 8:00PM Browning Cinema


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


Annihilation (2018) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
Author Jeff VanderMeer is scheduled to appear on Thursday, April 26!

Fresh off the raging success his first film Ex Machina, director Alex Garland finds his second source material in the best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy written by Jeff VanderMeer. As with many recent science-fiction films, the traditional genre silo breaks down in this feature, which follows a team of women who go on an expedition into The Shimmer (think, somewhat, of The Zone in Tarkovsky’s Stalker), a mysterious and mutated/-ing zone removed from civilization that has devastated previous voyages into it, which serves, in part, as motivation for some members of the team to tackle it.
Thu 4/26/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema
Sat 4/28/18 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 4/28/18 9:30PM Browning Cinema


Daymond John <h4>IDEA Center Notre Dame&mdash;IDEA Week</h4>
IDEA Week Presents: Daymond John, CEO, FUBU & Cast Member of ABC's Shark Tank.

In this keynote, attendees will hear, first-hand, how Daymond John, with no formal business training whatsoever, went from driving cabs and waiting tables at Red Lobster to creating a global fashion empire with retail sales exceeding $4 billion dollars to date, and landing a starring role on ABC’s hit reality business show, Shark Tank.
Thu 4/26/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Young Törless (1966) <h4>Nanovic Institute Film Series</h4>
Director Volker Schlöndorff scheduled to appear in person!

Volker Schlöndorff is arguably one of the most important and internationally successful German directors. Known for adapting classic German-language literature as he did in this film, Schlöndorff will appear to discuss his work at the screening, which is in conjunction with the weekend’s 1968 conference.

The film depicts an Austrian boys' boarding school in the early 1900s, where a shy, intelligent Törless observes the sadistic behavior of his fellow students, doing nothing to help a victimized classmatee—until the torture goes too far. Adapted from Robert Musil's acclaimed novel, Young Törless helped launch the New German Cinema movement and garnered the 1966 Cannes Film Festival International Critics' Prize for a first-time director.
Fri 4/27/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema


TEDxUND 2018: "Dare to..." <h4>Office of the Provost</h4>
This event will feature 16 live presentations and several videos designed to unleash and inspire new ideas and promote innovative thinking. Presenters include ND undergraduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and South Bend community members.
Sat 4/28/18 10:30AM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/28/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


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


University Band Spring Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Band presents its Spring University Band Concert! The program will include movie music, marches, orchestral transcription, and classic wind band works.
Sat 4/28/18 3:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


The Wizard (1989) <h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
Essentially a long-form commercial for Nintendo that takes the plot of Rain Man, which had just won the Oscar for Best Picture, and shrinks it to the world of children. The Wizard has become a time capsule of 8-bit gaming culture and movies about/for kids who roam very, very free. After his little brother, Jimmy (Luke Edwards), is put in a mental institution, Corey (Fred Savage) breaks him out and the pair run off together to California. On their travels, Corey meets a girl named Haley (Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley fame (which is also of Ronnie Pinsky fame)) and discovers that Jimmy is a master at playing video games. With talents like his, he could easily win the top prize of $50,000 at a national video game competition. While the three travelers hitchhike to the competition, the boys' parents naturally hire a bounty hunter to track them down—who the kids must avoid if they are going to take down Super Mario Bros. 3 at Video Armageddon.
Sun 4/29/18 12:00PM 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


Charlie vs. Goliath (2017) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
This feature-length documentary tracks an unlikely politician’s struggle to shake up the establishment. It would be hard to find a more unlikely candidate than Charlie Hardy, a 75-year-old former Catholic priest who spent nearly a decade serving the poor while living in a cardboard shack in a Venezuelan slum.

In 2011, Charlie returns to his hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and is shocked to see poverty, hunger, and homelessness. After being snubbed by his congressional representatives, Charlie decides to run for office himself in 2014 and manages to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate. His Republican opponent has a $3 million war chest and Charlie’s advisors urge him to focus his efforts on fundraising. Instead, Charlie rejects money from special interests and makes campaign finance reform a key part of his platform. The film provides an intimate portrayal of this resolute and uniquely charismatic septuagenarian while revealing an inside look at a campaign fueled by hope rather than money.
Sun 4/29/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema


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


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. This screening is a rescheduled event from the ScreenPeace Film Festival.
Thu 5/3/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Michiana Young Playwrights Project <h4>Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
Join us for staged readings of brand new 10-minute plays written by local middle and high school students and performed by Notre Dame theatre students.
Fri 5/4/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 5/5/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


Fischoff Grand Prize Concert <h4>Fischoff National Chamber Music Association</h4>
Fischoff's Grand Prize Winner's Concert features two Senior Division Gold Medalists from the Competition doing elegant battle to become the 2018 Grand Prize Winner. The concert will also feature a performance by the Junior Division Gold Medal Winner.
Sun 5/13/18 3:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) <h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>
Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies in the 1940s. Behind the glamour and sex appeal, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system now considered to be the basis of Bluetooth technology. This documentary examines that fascinating and complex life, from her time in Austria, the Nazi onslaught, her acting, her relationships with studio bosses, her later reclusiveness, and her often overlooked scientific work that led to her induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

The feature will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. after a screening of the short film Stitchers: Tapestry of Spirit (2017), about women artisans of different faiths and parts of the world joined together in an ambitious and unifying project to recreate the entire Torah scroll in needlepoint.
Mon 5/14/18 5:15PM Browning Cinema


Foxtrot (2017) <h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>
Director Samuel Maoz returns with his second narrative feature after the success of Lebanon in 2009. Foxtrot swept the Ophir Awards, winning eight categories including best picture of the year. The focus here is a troubled family who must face facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post. Eschewing a realistic approach to that storyline, the three-part narrative takes a metaphorical route to open cultural and political questions central to Israeli current affairs not often addressed so boldly in the cinema.
Mon 5/14/18 8:00PM Browning Cinema


GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II (2017) <h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>
This documentary tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II. In their own words, veterans both famous and unknown, including director Mel Brooks and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, bring their war experiences to life: how they fought for their nation and their people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed, more powerfully American and more deeply Jewish.

The feature will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. after a screening of the short film 116 Cameras (2017), about Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss who preserves her story interactively so that she will be able to tell it forever.
Tue 5/15/18 5:15PM Browning Cinema


1945 (2017) <h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>
On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople, suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back.
Tue 5/15/18 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Remember Baghdad (2016) <h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>
Five families from the Jewish community look back on a scarcely imaginable time in Baghdad: Iraq was booming, it was pleasure-seeking, and there was inter-communal trust. Iraq was once one of the most diverse places on earth, often more tolerant of its minorities than any European nation. Today, after decades of war and instability, Iraq is a very different place. With intimate interviews, personal viewpoints, extensive personal and news archives as well as footage from Iraq today, the documentary show how the disintegration began in a country that has exploded into our lives today.

The feature will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. after a screening of the short film El Hara (2017), which follows one man's break with the neighborhood of his youth, the Jewish quarter of Tunis, highlighting how such moments of rupture haunt us.
Wed 5/16/18 5:15PM Browning Cinema


The Last Suit (2017) <h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>
Abraham Bursztein (Miguel Ángel Solá), an octogenarian Jewish tailor set to enter the nursing home, runs away from Buenos Aires to Poland, where he proposes to find a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II. After seven decades without any contact with him, Abraham will try to find his old friend and keep his promise to return one day.
Wed 5/16/18 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Keep the Change (2018) <h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>
This New York City rom-com elevates the genre above its clichés into a radical and poignant film that took top honors at the Tribeca Film Festival. When aspiring filmmaker David (Brandon Polansky) is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn't belong there. But when he's assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah (Samantha Elisofon), sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah's romantic past, David's judgmental mother (Jessica Walter from Arrested Development), and their own preconceptions of what love is supposed to look like.

The feature will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. after a screening of the short film The Chop (2015), about a charismatic Kosher butcher who loses his job and decides to pretend to be Muslim in order to get work at a Halal butcher.
Thu 5/17/18 5:15PM Browning Cinema


The Wedding Plan (2016) <h4>Michiana Jewish Film Festival</h4>
Often compared to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this Israeli comedy infuses the spirit of that classic with both faith and fate. In her 30s, Orthodox Michal (Noa Kooler) is set to be married at the end of the month, but her marriage plans implode (or explode (or both, really)) when her fiancé ends their relationship decisively. Undeterred, Michal keeps her dress and refuses to cancel the wedding insisting that she will be supplied a husband. With less than a month before her wedding, the short clock has Michal on a mission to find the right man for the job.
Thu 5/17/18 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Band Commencement Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Band presents its annual Commencement Concert, featuring wind band classics, orchestral transcriptions, jazz tunes, and some traditional Notre Dame favorites!
Fri 5/18/18 5:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Don Quixote <h4>Southold Dance Theater</h4>
An exhilarating love story between a barber and a merchant’s daughter takes center stage in this ballet. Don Quixote searches for his true love. Street dancers, toreadors, gypsies, and traditional Spanish dances will delight audiences of all ages!
Fri 5/25/18 7:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 5/26/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 5/26/18 7:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 5/27/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Othello <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame</h4>
Passed over for promotion, scheming Iago sets out to convince noble general Othello that his wife is unfaithful. Shakespeare's searing drama returns in a bracing new staging directed by Cameron Knight and starring Esau Pritchett in the title role.
Tue 8/14/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Wed 8/15/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 8/17/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/18/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/18/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 8/19/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Tue 8/21/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Wed 8/22/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 8/23/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 8/24/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 8/24/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/25/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/25/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 8/26/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Othello Gala <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame</h4>
The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival warmly invites you to celebrate the gala performance of our 19th season. Enjoy a champagne reception prior to the performance of Othelllo then join festival artists for dessert, beverages and conversation.
Thu 8/16/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


ND Theatre NOW! <h4>Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
ND Theatre NOW! is an annual slot in FTT’s mainstage season that features Two one-act plays directed by Notre Dame students.
Thu 9/27/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 9/28/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 9/30/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 10/3/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Thu 10/4/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 10/5/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 10/6/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 10/7/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


The Imaginary Invalid <h4>Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents The Imaginary Invalid, written by Molière and adapted for the stage by Constance Congdon. Based on a new translation by Dan Smith ’98. Directed by Carys Kresny with lighting design by Kevin Dreyer, costume design by Richard E. Donnelly, and set design by Marcus Stephens.
Wed 11/14/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 11/15/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 11/16/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 11/17/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 11/18/18 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Stupid Humans <h4>Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
Stupid Humans is a new musical with music and lyrics by Jorge “Jay” Rivera-Herrans ’20. Directed by Matt Hawkins with lighting design by Kevin Dreyer, costume design by Richard E. Donnelly, and set design by Marcus Stephens.
Thu 2/21/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 2/22/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 2/23/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 2/24/19 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 2/27/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Thu 2/28/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 3/1/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 3/2/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 3/3/19 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


The Great Gatsby <h4>Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and adapted for the stage by Simon Levy. Directed by Anton Juan with lighting design by Kevin Dreyer, costume design by Richard E. Donnelly, and set design by Marcus Stephens.
Wed 4/10/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 4/11/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 4/12/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/13/19 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/13/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 4/14/19 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre