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The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) <h4>RKO Classics</h4>
 

Woody Allen’s classic RKO riff kicks off our RKO Classics series. Cecilia (Mia Farrow) is in a marriage with a louse. She breaks her back waitressing during the Depression only to have her abusive husband Monk (Danny Aiello) bet and booze away her pittance of an income. Her refuge: the movies, specifically The Purple Rose of Cairo, a fictional 1935 RKO film Woody Allen created as his movie within a movie. Smitten by Tom Baxter (Jeff Daniels), a dashing archaeologist in the film, Cecilia’s fate shifts wildly when Tom literally walks off the screen and into her life.

Free for ND, SMC, and HC students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

Wed 8/23/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Logan Noir (2017)<h4> New at the Browning</h4>
 

The story’s the same, but the unblunted black and white version of the last installment of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, a character who is anything but black and white, makes it pop. With mutants near extinction and aging himself, Logan lives a purposefully non-superhero life: drive limo, hit up bar scene, rinse, repeat. He cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in southern Texas, but trouble soon finds him when a young girl (Dafne Keen) similar to Wolverine arrives on the scene. The Wolverine must protect the young girl from the malevolent forces hunting her while struggling with his newfound mortality.

Thu 8/24/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema
Fri 8/25/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 8/26/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema


Mad Max: Fury Road&mdash;Black and Chrome (2016) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
 

This fourth installment of the Australian post-apocalyptic Mad Max series won six Oscars, many for its design. That begs the question: If the design isn’t broken, why fix it? Director George Miller originally countered the overplayed desaturated look in dystopian films with vibrant color in Fury Road. Realizing he could buck the trend with no color, he created the Black and Chrome (black and white) edition to a second set of rave reviews. Grease-striped Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) goes on a roadtrip with a loner named Max (Tom Hardy). Together and with the help of a band of female prisoners, they zoom down the Outback on big rigs, squashing the patriarchy along the way.

Fri 8/25/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 8/26/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sun 8/27/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Salomé (2017) <h4>National Theatre Live</h4>
 

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the center of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre.

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Sat 8/26/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)<h4> Sunday Family Films</h4>
 

Our Sunday Family Films series begins with a silent-era classic live-scored by Notre Dame student Alex Mansour on piano. Willie Canfield, Jr. (Buster Keaton) returns home from college and reunites with his steamboat captaining father in a Mississippi River town. Apart for many years, Canfield père is shocked by his son’s fancified appearance, which is suited for a library and not a steamboat. Still, the elder Canfield is happy to have found an ally to help him compete with fellow riverboat owner John James King (Tom McGuire). Willie finds himself falling for King's daughter, Mary (Marion Byron), but he has more pressing concerns when the winds of fortune shift and his father is arrested, leading to Keaton doing an array of Keaton-esque stunts.

Free for children 12 and under.

Sun 8/27/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


King Kong (1933) <h4>RKO Classics</h4>
 

In need of a starlet for his wildlife film, filmmaker Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) discovers Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and offers her the adventure of a lifetime. He hires her to be in his picture, and the film crew heads to the edge of the world, where Mr. Denham makes good on his offer. Arriving at Skull Island, the crew encounters the giant ape Kong, who is smitten by Ann and subsequently captured. Relocated to New York City, Kong’s shackles don’t last long, leading to some of the most iconic scenes in film history.

Free for ND, SMC and HC students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

Wed 8/30/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Frantz (2016)<h4> Nanovic Institute Film Series</h4>
 

Ernst Lubistch’s 1932 film, Broken Lullaby, is given an update by François Ozon, who swaps out his standard vivid color palette for the subdued tones of the 1930s. In the wake of World War I, a young German, Anna (Paula Beer), is in mourning. Frantz, her fiancé, was killed in battle, and she is bereft. On one of her daily visits to the cemetery, she notices a Frenchman, Adrien, placing flowers on her former love’s grave and also grieving him. Given the national frictions after the war, Adrien’s presence is rebuked by the small German community, but Anna connects with the French veteran while learning more of his mysterious past.

Co-presented by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Thu 8/31/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema
Fri 9/1/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Fri 9/1/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema


Top Hat (1935)<h4> RKO Classics</h4>
 

A screwball dance comedy with Fred and Ginger tripping the British light fantastic to Irving Berlin's music (e.g., Cheek to Cheek) in what was the most successful of their films together. Astaire plays Jerry Travers, an American dancer who lands in London and awakes Dale Tremont (Rogers) with his tap dancing. She confronts him and he is lovestruck. Unfortunately, a case of mistaken identity leads the socialite Dale to believe Jerry isn’t Jerry and is, instead, married. The two dance through Europe as the confusion colors the courtship with broad humor.

Free for ND, SMC and HC students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

Wed 9/6/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Lost in Paris (2017) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
 

Married collaborators Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel direct and star in their slapstick films, which are heavy on zippy sight gags that owe a debt to Jacques Tati’s comedy. In their latest, Fiona (Fiona Gordon—they use their real life names for all of their characters) works in a Canadian library amid piles and piles of snow. Breaking free of a rut, she visits Paris, only to discover her aunt (Emmanuelle Riva) is missing. Heading through colorful Parisian streets in search, she meets the Chaplin-esque Dom (Dominique Abel), who falls for her, figuratively and literally. Fiona keeps tracking her aunt while Dom’s unrequited advances lead to escalating misadventures for all involved.

Fri 9/8/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Fri 9/8/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema


The NeverEnding Story (1984)<h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
 

This mid-80s children’s epic film was based on a book of the same name. Its author, Michael Ende, said the adaptation was a “gigantic melodrama of kitsch, commerce, plush, and plastic.” He forgot to add it has a sizzling theme song. An outcast schoolboy, Bastian (Barrett Oliver), evades bullies both figuratively and literally inside a bookstore. Advised against reading a massive epic entitled The NeverEnding Story, Bastian steals the book and stows away in an attic to read it, in a device similar to The Princess Bride. Soon, we are immersed in Fantastica as a young boy, Atreyu (Noah Hathaway), quests to save his world against The Nothing with the help of his luckdragon buddy Falkor.

Free for children 12 and under.

Sun 9/10/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (2017)<h4> National Theatre Live</h4>
 

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour), and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, at The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Sun 9/10/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Bringing Up Baby (1938) <h4>RKO Classics</h4>
 

Originally not a breakout hit for RKO Pictures, Howard Hawks’ madcap comedy has aged incredibly well and is often cited as his best work (e.g., it ranks 88th on the American Film Institute’s "100 Greatest American Films of All Time" list). Cary Grant stars as a paleontologist trying to complete a full brontosaurus skeleton for his museum. That stress combined with an impending marriage to the wrong woman and a potential million-dollar donation have him completely harried. Falling in love with the potential donor’s niece (Katharine Hepburn) the day before his wedding and having a leopard named Baby to look after tips the scales and ups the number of pratfalls and general zaniness.

Free for ND, SMC, and HC students.



Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.
Wed 9/13/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Robin Hood (1973)<h4> Sunday Family Films</h4>
 

Alan-a-Dale, a balladeering chanticleer, narrates this retelling of Robin Hood with jaunty songs (the opening of which was later remixed into the "Hampster Dance" craze of 1997) in this early-1970s Disney cartoon. One day, Robin Hood and Little John were walking through the forest and laughing back and forth at what the other one had to say. Amid their reminiscing and this-and-thatting, they come into contact with the caravan of the evil Prince John, continuing a series of thefts from the rich delivered to the poor. As retribution, Prince John, believed by some to be the phony King of England, exacts his revenge via unreasonable taxes on the citizens of Sherwood Forest, causing the citizens to rise up under Robin Hood’s leadership against the unjust crown.

Free for children 12 and under.

Sun 9/17/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Ball of Fire (1941) <h4>RKO Classics</h4>
 

Hoping to update his chapter on modern slang, encyclopedia writer Professor Bertram Potts (Gary Cooper) ventures into a chic nightclub. Inside, he meets the snarky burlesque performer Sugarpuss O'Shea (Barbara Stanwyck). Fascinated by her command of popular jargon, Potts invites her to stay with him. But, unknown to Potts, she is the fiancée of a mobster (Dana Andrews) and wanted by the police. In the ensuing mayhem, Potts must stay on his toes or be swallowed up by bigger fish.

Free for ND, SMC, and HC students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

Wed 9/20/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Yerma (2017)<h4> National Theatre Live</h4>
 

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it "an extraordinary theatrical triumph" (The Times) and "stunning, searing, unmissable" (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as "spellbinding" (The Evening Standard), "astonishing" (iNews), and "devastatingly powerful" (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her 30s desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Thu 9/21/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches (2017)<h4> National Theatre Live</h4>
 

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Sun 10/1/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Norma <h4>Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
 

This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 10/7/17 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika (2017)<h4> National Theatre Live</h4>
 

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Sun 10/8/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Die Zauberflöte <h4>Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
 

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 10/14/17 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Peter Pan (2017)<h4> National Theatre Live</h4>
 

All children, except one, grow up. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily, and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music, and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Sun 11/5/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2017) <h4>National Theatre live</h4>
 

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown), and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5-star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Sat 11/11/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Follies (2017)<h4> National Theatre Live</h4>
 

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy, and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, and Sunday in the Park with George.

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Thu 11/16/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema


The Exterminating Angel <h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
 

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera. The ensemble cast features Audrey Luna as Leticia Maynar, Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile, and Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 12/2/17 1:00PM Browning Cinema


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 Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lucic as the depraved police chief Scarpia. James Levine conducts.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 1/27/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


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.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 2/10/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


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.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 2/24/18 12:30PM 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.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 3/10/18 1:00PM 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.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 4/7/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Luisa Miller<h4> The Met: Live in HD</h4>
 

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with 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.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 4/14/18 12:30PM 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.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 4/28/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema