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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

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

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

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

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

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