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The Red Turtle (2016)<h4>New at the Browning</h4>

Another striking animated feature with ties to Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, this film pulls in an European element with British-Dutch Michael Dudok de Wit co-writing and directing. Deeply allegorical, the film’s simple plot and lack of dialogue allows the striking visuals to take the limelight. Fans of Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and other Studio Ghibli films should find engrossing the film’s adventures of a castaway who finds himself on an island looking for purpose.

Fri 3/24/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Fri 3/24/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 3/25/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 3/25/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sun 3/26/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema

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

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War.

Sat 3/25/17 1:00PM Browning Cinema

Raining Stones (1993)<h4> Classics at the Browning</h4>

Desperate to find the money to pay for his daughter’s First Holy Communion dress, an out-of-work Brit takes on a series of odd jobs. Short of the cash he needs, he turns to a local loan shark and puts his entire family at risk. Two-time Palme d’Or winner Ken Loach (The Wind that Shakes the Barley, I, Daniel Blake) has built a remarkable body of work shedding much needed light on the plight of the working class. Raining Stones is a highlight of post-Thatcher economic struggle.

Free for Notre Dame students.

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

Wed 3/29/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema

Toni Erdmann (2016)<h4> Nanovic Institute for European Studies</h4>

A German daughter (Sanrda Hüller) is surprised by her estranged father (Peter Simonischek), who joins her unannounced as she is outposted in Romania with her corporation. A retired music teacher with a penchant for pranks and a hippie streak, the father dons a costume and creates a persona (named Toni Erdmann) to goof his daughter. His short gag cements itself as the new Herr Erdmann becomes interwoven with his daughter’s workplace. This year’s toast of Europe’s art cinema scene and Film Comment’s #1 film of the year, the film would become the fourth German film to win the Foreign Language Oscar and first since The Lives of Others.

Thu 3/30/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema

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

Martin Scorsese has been working since 1990 to film Shusaku Endo’s 1966 Silence. Freed from production hell, Scorsese started filming two years ago and, after a long editing process, opened the film at the Vatican this November. Silence sees two 17th-century Portuguese Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Mishawaka-native Adam Driver) travel to Japan after rumors swirl that their mentor (Liam Neeson) has committed apostasy while on his mission to convert the Japanese to Catholicism. Arriving in Japan, the Portuguese priests seek their mentor and encounter a warm welcome from underground Christians but brutal violence from the Japanese ruling class, which forces painful questions regarding their faith commitment.

Panel discussion to follow the Sunday 3 p.m. screening. Co-presented by the Liu Institute for Asian Studies

Fri 3/31/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Fri 3/31/17 10:00PM Browning Cinema
Sat 4/1/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema
Sat 4/1/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 4/1/17 10:00PM Browning Cinema
Sun 4/2/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema

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

An independent documentary, Outcasts follows the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, a community founded in 1987 and recently named an official institute of the Vatican by Pope Francis. Founded by Capuchin priest friars, the community strives to work with the materially poor, in particular individuals who are currently destitute and homeless. Outcasts follows various friars as they serve in London, New York, Central America, and Ireland.

This is a free but ticketed event.

Co-presented by the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

Sun 4/2/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema

Purple Rain (1984) <h4>Classics at the Browning</h4>

When rawboned Prince brought mascara, ruffles, and purple to movie theaters in the mid-1980s, he changed how the nation viewed masculinity, funk music, motorcycles, and Minneapolis. Along with its eponymous studio album, Purple Rain made Prince ubiquitous and became a common touchstone for tributes after his death.

In Purple Rain, Prince plays The Kid, a Prince-like singer, who attempts to overcome an abusive home with an overly bold father and a mother who’s difficult to satisfy. Music is his refuge, and his band, The Revolution, battles back rival bands while Prince finds inspiration and love inside and outside the concert hall.

Free for Notre Dame students.

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

Tue 4/4/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema

Close-up (1990)<h4> Classics at the Browning</h4>

Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past 30 years, and Close-up is his most radical, brilliant work. This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves. With its universal themes and fascinating narrative knots, Close-up has resonated with viewers around the world.

Free for Notre Dame students.

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

Wed 4/5/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema

Twelfth Night (2017)<h4>National Theatre Live</h4>

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Sponsored by Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Thu 4/6/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema

Hidden Figures (2016)<h4> New at the Browning</h4>

Hidden Figures tells the overlooked story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe). The three were brilliant African-American women working at NASA during the Space Race who encountered racial and gender workplace blockades. Nevertheless, they persisted. They were the giant brains behind an impossible mission that sent John Glenn into orbit, thus changing the trajectory of the Cold War, American prosperity, and the role of women and minorities both at NASA and, in general, the sciences.

Co-presented by the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Africana Studies.

Sat 4/8/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema
Sat 4/8/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 4/8/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sun 4/9/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema

Pretty in Pink (1986)<h4>Classics at the Browning</h4>

Released during peak Brat Pack, Pretty in Pink has John Hughes' fingerprints all over it: There’s a synth soundtrack, Chicago suburbs (despite being shot in Los Angeles), teens from the wrong side of the tracks, teens from the right side of the tracks, Shakespearian misunderstandings, a big dance, and a happy ending (even for Duckie). Now 30 years later, Pretty in Pink serves as a time capsule for the Reagan-era high school experience, or at least Hollywood’s approximation of it. Here, Andie (Molly Ringwald) navigates a love triangle between Duckie (Jon Cryer) and Blane (Andrew McCarthy) via the wisdom of record store coworker (Annie Potts).

Free for Notre Dame students.

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

Tue 4/11/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema

Rebels of the Neon God (1992/2014)<h4>Classics at the Browning</h4>

Hsiao-kang becomes obsessed with young petty thief Ah-tze, after Ah-tze smashes the rearview mirror of a taxi driven by Hsiao-kang’s father. Hsiao-kang stalks Ah-tze and his buddy Ah-ping as they hang out in the film’s iconic arcade (featuring a telling poster of James Dean on the wall) and other locales around Taipei, and ultimately takes his revenge. One of the key figures of the Taiwanese New Wave, Tsai Ming-liang emerged on the world cinema scene in 1992 with this groundbreaking first feature that hints at his promise.

Free for Notre Dame students.

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

Wed 4/12/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema

A Brighter Summer Day (1991)<h4>Classics at the Browning</h4>

Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang is finally available for U.S. audiences. Set in the early '60s in Taiwan, A Brighter Summer Day is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager (Chen Chang, in his first role) from innocence to juvenile delinquency, and is set against a simmering backdrop of restless youth, rock and roll, and political turmoil.

Free for Notre Dame students.

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

Thu 4/13/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema

 Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It (2015)<h4>Classics at the Browning</h4>

Director Christopher Kirkley scheduled to appear in person!

A loose adaptation of Purple Rain from Niger, the film's title, Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It, gains its clumsy (yet winsome) title from the fact Tamajaq, the language of the film, does not have a word for purple. That is just the start of the interesting intersections between Prince’s magnum opus and Berber culture. Mdou Moctar stars as this version of The Kid (Prince’s character from Purple Rain) and rides a purple motorcycle through Saharan Africa between concerts. His difficulty navigating multiple worlds that was central to Purple Rain gains multiple new notes producing a lively thrill that reinvigorates a classic to produce another memorable and fascinating rock and roll movie.

Free for Notre Dame students.

This screening is made possible by a Teaching Beyond the Classroom Grant from the College of Arts & Letters.

Tue 4/18/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema

Sweetie (1989)<h4> Classics at the Browning</h4>

Though she went on to create a string of brilliant films including The Piano and the recent miniseries, Top of the Lake, Jane Campion will always be remembered for her stunning debut feature, Sweetie, which focuses on the hazardous relationship between the buttoned-down, superstitious Kay and her rampaging, devil-may-care sister, Sweetie—and on their family’s profoundly rotten roots. A feast of colorful photography and captivating, idiosyncratic characters, the tough and tender Sweetie heralded the emergence of this gifted director, as well as a renaissance of Australian cinema, which would take the film world by storm in the '90s.

Free for Notre Dame students.

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

Wed 4/19/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema

Microbe and Gasoline (2015)<h4>Nanovic Institute Film Series</h4>

Théo (Théophile Baquet) and Daniel (Ange Dargent) receive derisive nicknames from their Versaillais classmates (Gasoline and Microbe, respectively) and suffer a slew of young adolescent insults and abuses. They find solace in each other and their passions, including drawing, junk repurposing, and real-life Foley artistry. Like true Gondry characters (and Gondry himself), the two friends’ riposte to societal indignities is inventive, fantastic, and adventurous: They channel the Elkhart spirit and build an RV that launches them on a road trip into the French countryside.

Co-presented by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Thu 4/20/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema

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

Heralded by many as Pedro Almodóvar’s return to form, Julieta is the Spanish auteur’s adaptation of a series of short stories by Nobel Prize-winning author Alice Munro. The setting now relocated from Canada to Spain, Emma Suárez stars as the title character estranged from her daughter. What led to that rift and what might suture it unfolds over a series of moments in Julieta’s life, bouncing between periods and journeys that often end before beginning. A lush film (even for Almodóvar standards), Julieta benefits Alberto Iglesias’ score and Jean-Claude Larrieu’s cinematography push the film near Sirkian mellifluousness to create a zone reminiscent of Volver yet unique onto itself.

Fri 4/21/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Fri 4/21/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 4/22/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 4/22/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema

Eugene Onegin <h4>Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>

Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel.

Sat 4/22/17 1:00PM Browning Cinema

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

A wonderful film for cat lovers of any age. For millennia, hundreds of thousands of cats have roamed Istanbul freely, wandering in and out of people's lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who moves freely between wild and tamed worlds can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. In Istanbul as is true everywhere, cats are mirrors to ourselves, and Kedi allows us to see a reflection of Turkish life by following a cast of heartwarming cats of literally all stripes.

Sun 4/23/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema

Do the Right Thing (1989) <h4>Classics at the Browning</h4>

The hottest day of the year explodes on-screen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast that includes Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Robin Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Nunn, Rosie Perez, and John Turturro, Spike Lee’s powerful portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise.

Free for Notre Dame students.

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

Wed 4/26/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema

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

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