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Buena Vista Social Club (1999) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
This documentary by German filmmaker Wim Wenders follows renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country's finest musicians to record an album. This film is considered an Observational Documentary, which is rather easy to spot for its fly-on-the-wall or surveillance footage approach.
Wed 9/19/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Welcome to Germany (2016) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
This comedy about refugeeism in Germany was a smash in its homeland and remains strikingly pertinent still. A well-off Munich family offers boarding to a refugee. Diallo from Nigeria soon makes friends among the family members, but they are tested when they have to face racism, bureaucracy, and terror suspicions because of him.
Thu 9/20/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Eighth Grade (2018) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
Thirteen-year-old Kayla (Elsie Fisher) endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school and the end of her thus far disastrous eighth-grade year. As she stares at her impending high school years, she hosts a YouTube series called Kayla’s Korner where she offers advice to the world while attempting to pep herself up as she navigates awkward interactions both on and offline.
Fri 9/21/18 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Fri 9/21/18 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 9/22/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema
Sat 9/22/18 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 9/22/18 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sun 9/23/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema


An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth continues having a moment in an impressive career. A set list spanning jazz and Great American Songbook standards, Broadway, and gospel reveals the charismatic Oklahoman’s power and versatility. While Chenoweth originated the role of Glinda in the Broadway smash Wicked, her staying power as a touring recording artist and actor has made her more popular than ever. Here is a rare chance to be enchanted by one of Broadway’s greatest.
Fri 9/21/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


West Side Story <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
Join the South Bend Symphony Orchestra for its 2018-2019 Season opening night concert featuring Lollapalooza by John Adams, Elgar’s beloved and heart-wrenching Enigma Variations, and the lively Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.
Sat 9/22/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Stand and Deliver (1988) <h4>Professor Pfinklepfunder’s $1 Sunday Family Films</h4>
From the genre of inspirational teacher films and released near the similar Lean on Me, Stand and Deliver broadly swept the Independent Spirit Awards in 1988 and was inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2011. This biopic depicts Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos), who immigrated from Bolivia to Los Angeles and taught high school while being hassled by tough students like Angel Guzman (Lou Diamond Phillips). Mr. Escalante is also pressured by his bosses, who want him to control his raucous classroom. Caught in the middle, he opts to immerse his students in higher math. After intensive study, his students ace California's calculus test, which begets scrutiny from doubtful officials.
Sun 9/23/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Nathan Laube <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
In addition to serving as Assistant Professor of Organ on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, and his new position as International Consultant in Organ Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK, Nathan Laube’s extensive recital career includes major venues spanning four continents, with appearances at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Cathedral, the Dortmund Konzerthaus, St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, the Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, and the Sejong Center, Seoul. Co-curated by Craig Cramer, Professor of Organ.
Sun 9/23/18 8:00PM Off Site Location


The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) <h4>Operation Frankenstein</h4>
This Hammer Films’ classic had been the most profitable film produced in Britain by a British studio for many years and allowed the production studio to grow into the grindhouse that created what some consider to be the archetypical versions of popular movie monsters. In their take on Frankenstein, the plot follows a similar path: Dr. Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) is a brilliant scientist willing to stop at nothing in his quest to reanimate a deceased body. After alienating his longtime friend and partner, Paul Krempe (Robert Urquhart), with his extreme methods, Dr. Frankenstein assembles a hideous creature (Christopher Lee) out of dead body parts and succeeds in bringing it to life. But the monster is not as obedient or docile as the doctor expected and it runs amok—resulting in murder and mayhem.
Tue 9/25/18 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Grey Gardens (1975) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
This film explores the daily lives of two aging, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith, are the sole inhabitants (if you don’t count raccoons) of a delipidated Long Island estate. During the course of the documentary, they discuss their habits, desires, and former loves with filmmakers Albert and David Maysles, making it a good example of a Participatory Documentary, which is where filmmakers interact with subjects rather than unobtrusively observing them.
Wed 9/26/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


King Lear (2018) <h4>National Theatre Live</h4>
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers—one a King and one his courtier—reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
Thu 9/27/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema


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


American Animals (2018) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
A genre-bending, quasi-documentary about the true story of Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk, and Chas Allen, who were four friends living an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, Lipka comes up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the school's library. As one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history starts to unfold, the men question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives are simply misguided attempts at achieving the American dream.
Fri 9/28/18 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Fri 9/28/18 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sun 9/30/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Sorin: A Notre Dame Story <h4>Notre Dame Development
The story of Notre Dame as told by the man who founded it…
Fri 9/28/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 10/12/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Christmas with Arturo Sandoval and the Notre Dame Children’s Choir: Album Release Concert <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Grab the fam and friends for some jolly good fun that comes complete with a gift! Legendary jazz musician and composer Arturo Sandoval headlines our festive Christmas in September event featuring the Notre Dame Children's Choir, Notre Dame Symphonic Winds, and the Notre Dame Jazz Ensemble. Enjoy secular and sacred Christmas music plus preview a documentary on the making of Arturo Sandoval's Christmas at Notre Dame recorded last year in the Leighton Concert Hall and being released this night! Spread community good cheer by supporting local kids and student musicians—with each ticket purchase you pre-order the CD for delivery via mail after the concert to keep or gift!
Fri 9/28/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Paddington (2014) <h4>Professor Pfinklepfunder’s $1 Sunday Family Films</h4>
After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the London train station where he was found, is offered temporary haven with the family of Henry and Mary Brown (Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins), where he subsequently acquires a keen taste for marmalade. Although Paddington's amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) has designs on the rare bear and his hide.
Sun 9/30/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


One Vote (2018) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
Director Christine Woodhouse scheduled to appear!

Filmed in five locations on a single day, One Vote captures the compelling stories of diverse American voters on Election Day 2016. Their stories connect us with the struggles of generations past, as well as voters' dreams for the future. At a moment of heightened cynicism about the political process, One Vote bears witness to the humanity and rich diversity of American voters and to the unsung stories that comprise our exercise of democracy.
Tue 10/2/18 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Grizzly Man (2005) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
Pieced together from Timothy Treadwell's actual video footage, Werner Herzog's documentary examines the calling that drove Treadwell to live among a tribe of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. A devoted conservationist with a passion for adventure, Timothy believed he had bridged the gap between human and beast. The film is an opportunity to outline Reflexive Documentary, which are documentaries with meta-commentary about the nature of the film and how the documentary genre operates.
Wed 10/3/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Aquila Theatre in Mary Shelley’s <em>Frankenstein</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Victor Frankenstein is a Swiss scientist with a mission to create an artificial human. Without considering the consequences, he succeeds with terrifying results and pays the terrible price of his decision. Part of Operation Frankenstein, Notre Dame’s fall semester celebration of the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's timeless novel, Aquila Theatre’s production is equal parts boldly thrilling and reverent homage.
Thu 10/4/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 10/5/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Sorry to Bother You (2018) <h4>New at the Browning</h4>
With comparisons made to Jonathan Swift’s novels, Putney Swope, Terry Gilliam, and the Coen Brothers, director Boots Riley’s writing and directorial comedic debut drowns white privilege and corporate greed in the toxic runoff of excess and exaggeration they self-produce. Those subjects come up for air in a mutated version of Oakland, California, the funhouse mirror version of which still allows us to recognize ourselves easily. Cassius “Cash” Green (Lakeith Stanfield) lives out the satire there, working a telemarketing job where he learns from a coworker (Danny Glover) how he can make more sales by using his “white voice.” Success soon follows, leading Cash up the golden corporate ladder to the inner sanctum of the corporation and his Mephistophelean boss (Armie Hammer).
Fri 10/5/18 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Fri 10/5/18 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 10/6/18 6:30PM Browning Cinema
Sat 10/6/18 9:30PM Browning Cinema
Sun 10/7/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra Fall Musical Hour I <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra presents the first of two Fall 2018 Musical Hours, brief hour-long concerts without intermission. The concert will feature the Scherzo capriccioso and Sixth Symphony of Antonin Dvorak.
Fri 10/5/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Aida (Verdi) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.
Sat 10/6/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Paddington 2 (2017) <h4>Professor Pfinklepfunder’s $1 Sunday Family Films</h4>
Having settled in with the Brown family since our screening of the first Paddington film last week, Paddington the bear is a popular member of his community, teaching them both directly and indirectly how to properly wear jaunty hats. And the British appreciate him greatly for that. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop, which would make the most perfect present for his beloved aunt's 100th birthday. When a sticky-fingered filcher steals the prized book, Paddington gets his paws on the whodunnit and embarks on a quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy's big celebration.
Sun 10/7/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Clive Greensmith, cello and John Blacklow, piano <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Clive Greensmith, Professor of Cello at the Colburn School in Los Angeles and a distinguished member of the former Tokyo String Quartet, is one of the most renowned cellists of his generation. Greensmith has performed internationally for over 25 years and currently plays with the Montrose Trio. John Blacklow is Professor of Piano at the University of Notre Dame. An internationally acclaimed pianist, he performs regularly as a soloist and with ensembles. They unite—in the full house of the Leighton Concert Hall—for a concert of sonatas written for cello and piano by Claude Debussy, Sergei Prokofiev, and Johannes Brahms.
Sun 10/7/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Brandon Hollihan, Conducting Recital <h4>Sacred Music at Notre Dame</4h>
This second DMA conducting recital will focus on settings of texts inspired by Scripture, including Brahms' Geistliches Lied, Schoenberg's Friede auf Erden, and Britten's cantata Rejoice in the Lamb.
Sun 10/7/18 4:00PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) <h4>Operation Frankenstein</h4>
In an allegory of life after General Franco's victory in the Spanish Civil War, life in a remote Castilian village in the 1940s is calm and uneventful. The war had a profound effect on beekeeper and amateur mycologist Fernando (Fernando Fernán Gómez), his younger wife Teresa (Teresa Gimpera), and their two adolescent daughters Isabel and Ana (Isabel Tellería and Ana Torrent). One day, the two little girls see James Whale’s 1931 film Frankenstein and one of them starts wandering the countryside in search of this kind creature.
Tue 10/9/18 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Schola Musicorum: Abend-Musique 51<h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Schola Musicorum presents its 51st concert of Gregorian Chant and early organ music in a program featuring the greatest chants of the medieval church.
Tue 10/9/18 9:00PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


Roger and Me (1989) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
Michael Moore demands answers when General Motors suddenly closes the doors of all its auto plants in Flint, Michigan, the city where he grew up. With over 30,000 people out of work, Flint is economically devastated, and Moore aims to track down General Motors CEO Roger Smith to make him answer for his actions. Worth revisiting given Flint’s continued human rights violations, the documentary opens the category of Performative Documentary where documentary filmmakers engage the subject in a deeply personal manner to create subjective arguments about an issue.
Wed 10/10/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Bi&mdash; by Teatro Milagro <h4>Institute for Latino Studies</h4>
The face of America is rapidly changing and how we identify ourselves is falling outside the boxes and into the space of possibility and binaries in all of us: the Bi-racial, Bi-national, Bi-cultural, Bi-lingual or Bi-sexual. Where do we come from and who are we becoming? Through personal interviews, poetic narrative, and dance movement, Bi— will raise the question: what’s your Bi-dentity?
Thu 10/11/18 7:00PM Philbin Studio Theatre


Family Spooktacular! <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
Arrive early in your best costume for a special instrument petting zoo.

The Hogwarts Express makes a stop in South Bend this October! Muggles, witches and wizards are welcome to attend this event for the whole family. Join The South Bend Symphony and Maestro Alastair Willis for this year's musical potion featuring memorable music from the Harry Potter films, seasonal selections such as Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain and a spooktacular dose of magic. Come dressed as your favorite Hogwarts character or wear your Halloween costume. Get your tickets early, Halloween at Hogwarts is sure to sell out. Pre-concert activities start at 10:00 am.
Sat 10/20/18 11:00AM Leighton Concert Hall


Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award-winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts.
Sat 10/20/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


The Nightmare before Christmas (1993) <h4>Professor Pfinklepfunder’s $1 Sunday Family Films</h4>
This stop-motion animated film grew from a poem Tim Burton wrote about the whiplash switch from Halloween to Christmas. It took a team of roughly 100 people three years to film this combination of oogie boogie and Oingo Boingo. It follows the misadventures and music of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the real world. When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown—all bright colors and warm spirits—he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role, but Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.
Sun 10/21/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Beethoven No. 1 <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents the first concert in its 2018-2019 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. This performance is part of the SBSO's multi-year Beethoven Cycle.
Sun 10/21/18 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Young Frankenstein (1974) <h4>Operation Frankenstein</h4>
Mel Brooks’ take on the Creature that, like Blazing Saddles and The Producers, became part of the Hollywood canon of unmissable comedies. The respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather's estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather's experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr), and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). After he creates his own monster (Peter Boyle), new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor's fiancée, Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn).
Tue 10/23/18 8:00PM Browning Cinema


 A Greek Cultural Evening<h4>Special Event</h4>
Join the Byzantine Studies Program and the Medieval Institute for a Greek Cultural Evening: a concert with the group Trio Levante featuring Costas Challoumas, joined by singer Erini Tornesaki, with a lecture by Panayotis League from Harvard University.
Wed 10/24/18 5:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


How to Survive a Plague (2012) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
A recent Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, How To Survive A Plague is the story of the young men and women, largely from the LGBTQ+ community, who successfully reversed the tide of the AIDS epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation, and stopped the disease from becoming a death sentence. With no scientific training, these activists infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, identifying promising new medication and treatments and moving them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague.
Wed 10/24/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Frankenstein (2011) <h4>National Theatre Live</h4>
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Met with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
Sat 10/27/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema
Sun 10/28/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra Fall Musical Hour II<h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra presents the second of two Fall 2018 Musical Hours, hour-long concerts without intermission. The concert will include the Bartok Viola Concerto, a new work by Alex Mansour '19, and Ives The Unanswered Question.
Sat 10/27/18 7:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987) <h4>Professor Pfinklepfunder’s $1 Sunday Family Films</h4>
A fad of the mid-1980s, Garbage Pail Kids were a trading card set that lampooned Cabbage Patch Kids, itself a fad, with light gross-out humor. At the height of lawsuits between the Garbage Pail and Cabbage Patch Kids, the Topps Company who made the GPK trading cards pumped out a movie to capitalize on their flashing popularity. Almost universally poorly reviewed and famous for being perhaps the worst kids movie ever made, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie and its 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes definitely feels like a film made by a company that makes baseball cards not films, putting it in the so-bad-it’s-good category.
Sun 10/28/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Callisto Quartet <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Callisto Quartet took the Grand Prize and the Senior String Division Gold Medal at the 45th Annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The quartet’s members, Paul Aguilar (violin), Rachel Stenzel (violin), Eva Kennedy (viola), and Hannah Moses (cello), are students at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Sun 10/28/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


The Blair Witch Project (1999) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
Itself an exercise in mockumentary, The Blair Witch Project became a sensation for its profitability and whether it was real upon release, setting a new foundation on which the various Paranormal Activity films would be built. The found video footage tells the tale of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams) who have traveled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale's veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.
Wed 10/31/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Irish Theatre of Chicago presents <em>My Brilliant Divorce</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Settle in for the hilarious and moving story of Angela, recently deserted by her husband for a younger woman, as she sets out to survive and enjoy life on her own. Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre’s Siiri Scott, Irish Theatre of Chicago, and star Barbara Figgins hit all the right comical and poignant notes in a world now full of surly solicitors, “Lonely Hearts” dates, helpline counselors, and a myriad of self-diagnosed diseases. Does Angela fight to keep her husband or move on?
Thu 11/1/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 11/2/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 11/3/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


Notre Dame Chorale Fall Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Chorale presents choral Masterpieces by Palestrina, Byrd, Mozart, Schubert, and Stravinsky, among others, in a colorful program of Chorale favorites.
Fri 11/2/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


La Fanciulla del West (Puccini) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lucic is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance and Marco Armiliato conducts.
Sat 11/3/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Song of the Sea (2014) <h4>Professor Pfinklepfunder’s $1 Sunday Family Films</h4>
This Irish animated feature was the second film from Cartoon Saloon, the relatively new Irish film production company known for The Secret of Kells and, like their other work, was also hand-drawn. The story follows a 10-year-old Irish boy named Ben (David Rawle) who discovers that his sister Saoirse, who does not speak and whom he blames for the apparent death of his mother, is a selkie who has to free fairy creatures from the Celtic goddess Macha. While not screened often in the United States, the film gained international acclaim and a nomination for the Best Animated Feature Oscar.
Sun 11/4/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982/2007) <h4>Operation Frankenstein</h4>
A film with both direct and indirect ties to the Frankenstein storyline, this visually spectacular action-packed gothic noir sci-fi thriller has been powerfully prophetic since its debut. Director Ridley Scott gave the film a final edit in 2007 before turning the franchise over to Denis Villeneuve. This version includes extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, 21st-century detective Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants and becomes drawn to a mystery woman (Sean Young) whose secrets may undermine his soul.
Tue 11/6/18 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Austerlitz (2016) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
There are places in Europe that have remained as painful memories of the past—factories where humans were turned into ash. These places are now memorial sites that are open to the public and receive thousands of tourists every year. The film's title refers to the eponymous novel written by W.G. Sebald, dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust. This film is an observation of the visitors to a memorial site that has been founded on the territory of a former concentration camp. Why do they go there? What are they looking for?
Wed 11/7/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Julius Caesar (2018) <h4>National Theatre Live</h4>
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production of Julius Caesar will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral, and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
Thu 11/8/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Notre Dame Glee Club Fall Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Glee Club presents its annual fall concert. The program will include works by Victoria and Mendelssohn, contemporary settings by various composers, folk songs, shanties, and spirituals, and close-harmony arrangements.
Fri 11/9/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


The Parent Trap (1998) <h4>Professor Pfinklepfunder’s $1 Sunday Family Films</h4>
In this update of the 1961 film of the same name, twins Annie (Lindsay Lohan) and Hallie (Lindsay Lohan) are strangers until happenstance unites them. The pre-teen girls' divorced parents, Nick (Dennis Quaid) and Elizabeth (Natasha Richardson), are living on opposite sides of the Atlantic, each with one child. After meeting at camp, American Hallie and British-raised Annie engineer an identity swap, giving both the chance to spend time with the parent they've missed.
Sun 11/11/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Notre Dame Symphonic Winds and Band <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The University of Notre Dame Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds present their annual fall concert with works by Grainger, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, and Vaughn Williams.
Sun 11/11/18 3:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Essay Short Films Program <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
A series of short documentaries, including Jill Godmilow’s What Farocki Taught, centered on how non-feature-length documentary film has been and continues to be used as a medium and genre in which film directors are able to present very essayistic arguments about both societal issues and the role film plays in societal discussions.
Wed 11/14/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


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


Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
One of the all-stars of the indie family music scene, Justin Roberts has spent nearly 20 years creating the soundtrack to families’ lives. Roberts’ music helps kids navigate the highs and lows of growing up and reels in parents’ childhood memories. Be ready to get up and get down to songs including tracks from Justin's latest Grammy-nominated album, Lemonade.
Sat 11/17/18 11:00AM Leighton Concert Hall


Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) <h4>Professor Pfinklepfunder’s $1 Sunday Family Films</h4>
The scrumdiddlyumptious Roald Dahl’s children’s book took minor tweaks when adapted to film, which remains about a sweet boy named Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) from a poor family who dreams of finding one of five golden tickets hidden inside a chocolate bar. Holders of the coveted golden tickets are granted admittance to the eccentric and magical chocolate factory run by the reclusive Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder). One after another, tickets are discovered by ghastly children leaving only one for Charlie to find to see if he can get a glimpse into where no speck of light is showing even if danger might be growing.
Sun 11/18/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


John Schwandt <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
John Schwandt is Professor of Organ and director of the American Organ Institute (AOI) at the University of Oklahoma School of Music. At home in many genres of music, he can be heard in concert across America, on many episodes of Minnesota Public Radio’s syndicated program Pipedreams, accompanying silent films in churches and concert halls, on a CD by the rock band Shiny Toy Guns, as leader of hymn festivals, consultant on organ projects, and as judge and clinician in many settings. He is well known for his ability as improvisateur and for engaging and exciting audiences of every kind. Co-curated by Craig Cramer, Professor of Organ.
Sun 11/18/18 2:00PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


Gattaca (1997) <h4>Operation Frankenstein</h4>
Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is grounded by his status as a genetically inferior "in-valid." He decides to fight his fate by purchasing the genes of Jerome Morrow (Jude Law), a laboratory-engineered "valid." He assumes Jerome's DNA identity and joins the Gattaca space program, where he falls in love with Irene (Uma Thurman). An investigation into the death of a Gattaca officer (Gore Vidal) complicates Vincent's plans.
Tue 11/27/18 8:00PM Browning Cinema


The Honour of All (1985) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
Narrated by Andy Chelsea, Chief of the Alkali Lake Indian Band, The Honour of All traces the origin and spread of alcoholism throughout Alkali Lake, right back to the fur trading days. Andy and his wife, Phyllis, play their own roles in this film as they sought sobriety and stood their ground against the persuasions of friends and family. The film sets out the steps Andy took as Chief to enable band members to stop drinking and find a productive and healthy lifestyle.
Wed 11/28/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Handel's <em>Messiah</em> <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Chorale and Festival Baroque Orchestra present Handel's masterpiece on period instruments with solo singers drawn from the pre-professional ranks of the Sacred Music Program.
Fri 11/30/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall
Sat 12/1/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) <h4>Professor Pfinklepfunder’s $1 Sunday Family Films</h4>
Not a hit upon release, It’s a Wonderful Life gained its popularity largely due to a clerical error at with the copyright office that made it public domain and led to television stations being able to broadcast it for free during the holiday season, which they did repeatedly thus deepening the film’s association with Christmas for generations. A variation on A Christmas Carol theme, the Christmastime glimpse into the future here belongs to George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) who has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all. As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence (Henry Travers), who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years.
Sun 12/2/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


University Band Winter Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame University Band presents its annual winter concert featuring works from Bernstein, Silvestri, and Holsinger.
Sun 12/2/18 1:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Notre Dame Jazz Bands Fall Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Jazz Bands will play a student and family friendly concert of jazz music. Selections include both standard and contemporary jazz songs¶mdash;chosen because they are enjoyable listening for everyone.
Sun 12/2/18 7:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Won’t You Be My Neighbor (2018) <h4>Learning Beyond the Classics</h4>
For over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer, was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.
Wed 12/5/18 7:30PM Browning Cinema


Notre Dame Glee Club and Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Glee Club and Symphony Orchestra join together for their annual benefit presentation Christmas at Notre Dame, performing holiday carols and classical and contemporary music for the season.
Sat 12/8/18 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall
Sat 12/8/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors (2016) <h4>Professor Pfinklepfunder’s $1 Sunday Family Films</h4>
National treasure Dolly Parton pulled this Christmas story from her own childhood experiences in rural Tennessee. Family patriarch Lee Parton (Ricky Schroder) makes sacrifices to have enough money to buy his wife the wedding ring he could never afford. The children also sacrifice their own Christmas presents to give their mother this special gift. Dolly's Uncle Billy helps her begin to see that her voice and talent might put her on a road to a better life. Various crisis situations, some life-threatening, make the family's Christmas a challenge.
Sun 12/9/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


La Traviata (Verdi) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.
Sat 12/15/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The cast also features Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana’s rival for Maurizio’s affections; Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, Adriana’s faithful friend; and Carlo Bosi as the duplicitous Abbé.
Sat 1/12/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Beethoven and Golijov <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents the second concert in its 2018-2019 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. This performance is part of the SBSO's multi-year Beethoven Cycle.
Sun 1/13/19 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


UZIMA! African Drumming and Dance Celebration <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Our annual crowd-pleaser, led by Kelly Morgan and master African drummer James Riley ’94, celebrates wholeness, joy, purpose, and life. This event extends the community celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and joins the University of Notre Dame’s observance, Walk the Walk Week.
Sat 1/19/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Raúl Midón <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Since being told blindness meant “you can’t do that,” Raúl Midón has spent his life defying stereotypes. He headlined 2016’s Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour and worked with Herbie Hancock, Shakira, and Stevie Wonder, even drawing comparisons to Wonder’s vocal and instrumental skill. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter unveils his signature combination of a silky R&B voice, improvisation, and percussive guitar playing as he performs hits from his release Bad Ass & Blind and more.
Sat 1/26/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Michael Emmerich ‘12 <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Alumnus Michael Emmerich, winner of the AGO-Quimby Competition, has appeared as a recitalist in England and throughout the United States. His playing and compositions can be heard on American Public Media’s Pipedreams and Pipedreams Live! Recently appointed Associate Director of Music for the Archdiocese of Omaha, Emmerich holds a unique position in the U.S., traveling throughout rural regions of the Archdiocese to engage the faithful in musical and liturgical formation. He also served as Associate Organist at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston. Co-curated by Craig Cramer, Professor of Organ.
Sun 1/27/19 8:00PM Off Site Location


Trike Theatre presents <em>Go, Dog. Go!</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
“Do you like my hat?”

Yes, we do! The madcap dog party never stops when these zany canines—big and small—leap off the page to bring P.D. Eastman’s famous book to life. The dogs’ high-spirited singing, zooming cars, construction zone chaos, and up-all-night antics will have the whole family in stitches. Oh, did we mention the roller-skating? Have fun keeping up with Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green Dog.
Sat 2/2/19 11:00AM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/2/19 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Carmen (Bizet) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.
Sat 2/2/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Everything new can be old again. Pianist Scott Bradlee became a viral sensation by creating a series of YouTube clips with him and a diverse cast of superb vocalists, dancers, and musicians remixing a set list that can include anything from Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars to Guns N’ Roses and Beyoncé in a stunning variety of vintage styles. Bradlee's playful revue dips into a trademark brand of nostalgia that has hooked legions of fans by “putting pop music in a time machine.”
Sat 2/2/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


King Lear <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame</h4>
King Lear reveals the beauty of selfless love, the heartache of betrayal, and the descent of civilization into brutishness. Shakespeare's intense drama returns to Notre Dame in a powerful new production from Actors From The London Stage.
Wed 2/6/19 7:30PM Washington Hall
Thu 2/7/19 7:30PM Washington Hall
Fri 2/8/19 7:30PM Washington Hall


Christopher Marks <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Christopher Marks is consistently praised by reviewers for “style and assurance” and “musicality [that] seems to flow effortlessly.” With his series of recordings of music by Seth Bingham and his many performances on historic American instruments, he has gained a reputation as an expert in American organ music old and new. Marks is Associate Dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also Associate Professor at the Glenn Korff School of Music at UNL, where he has taught organ, music theory, and performance practice. Co-curated by Craig Cramer, Professor of Organ.
Sun 2/10/19 2:00PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


The Crossing <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
The Crossing is a professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. It is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir with the possibility of changing the way we think about writing for choir, singing in a choir, and listening to choir music. The Grammy Award-winner concert is a mixed program of a cappella sacred and secular works.
Sun 2/10/19 4:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Irish Theatre of Chicago presents <em>Mojo Mickybo</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Our second title from Irish Theatre of Chicago is a vibrant and fast-paced one-act following two boys, masterfully played by Robert Kauzlaric and Dan Waller, growing up in Belfast during the summer of 1970. Mojo is from “up the road” and Mickybo from “over the bridge.” The boys are blissfully unaware of the brewing sectarian violence coming that will change everything.
Fri 2/15/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/16/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Marnie (Muhly) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Marnie’s mother. Robert Spano makes his company debut conducting.
Sat 2/16/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


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


Renée Elise Goldsberry <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Tony Award-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry, Angelica Schuyler in the original cast of Hamilton, is fearless in her concert tour Revive. A superb four-piece band and backup singers, plus an electrifying set with classic soul, R&B, and Broadway hits will have you on your feet.
Sat 2/23/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


La Fille du Régiment (Donizetti) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
This frothy comedy mixes humor with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way.
Sat 3/2/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Czech National Symphony Orchestra <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra is known for a broad repertoire spanning traditional classical music to contemporary works such as film scores and musicals. In its current tour, American conductor and former Bernstein protégé John Mauceri teams with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard to present a celebratory program titled 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein, which culminates in the brilliant Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.
Tue 3/5/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Haydn <em>Paukenmesse</em> <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents the third and final concert in its 2018-2019 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. This performance will feature the South Bend Chamber Singers in celebration of their 30th anniversary.
Sun 3/24/19 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Die Walküre (Wagner) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
The second installment of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.
Sat 3/30/19 12:00PM Browning Cinema


An Evening of Chamber Music: Philip Glass, Tim Fain, and Third Coast Percussion <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Philip Glass is one of the world’s greatest living composers, acclaimed for his stunning soundtracks and ground-breaking operas, but in this concert, there’s an intense focus on Glass himself, as a pianist and composer. A rare opportunity joins Glass with exceptional musicians, the violinist Tim Fain and Grammy winners Third Coast Percussion.
Sat 3/30/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Irish Theatre of Chicago presents <em>The Weir</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Folklore and the fates eerily collide when a pub draws four souls together around pints and a peat fire on a long, blustery night in a small village. Every joke, round, and ghost story knits together each tale of loneliness and loss into something strong—as only the pub can do.
Thu 4/4/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 4/5/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 4/6/19 7:30PM 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


Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour starring Cécile McLorin Salvant <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Listening live to this next generation of jazz greats will make you forever fans. An all-star group, boasting chemistry, cohesion, and the Grammy-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, soars in a joyous celebration of jazz and jazz musicians.
Sat 4/13/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


American Ballet Theatre Studio Company <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
ABT Studio Company is a classical ensemble made up of 12 dancers, ages 16 to 20, of outstanding potential. The Studio Company has launched the careers of more than two-thirds of current American Ballet Theatre dancers, including Misty Copeland.
Thu 5/2/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 5/3/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 5/4/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.
Sat 5/11/19 12:00PM Browning Cinema