Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)/Rocky IV (1985)
Cold War Media Culture
Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 8:00 PM
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Directed by George P. Cosmatos
With Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier
Rated R, 96 minutes, DCP
Rocky IV (1985)
Directed by Sylvester Stallone
With Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Dolph Lundgren, Brigitte Nielsen
Rated PG, 91 minutes, 35mm
Stallone delivered a 1-2 punch at the box office in 1985 with these two immensely popular franchise entries. In Rambo: First Blood Part II, the disturbed Vietnam vet, John Rambo, is enlisted to rescue a group of POWs still held in captivity. In Rocky IV, the Italian Stallion’s plans to retire from boxing fall apart when a tragic event pushes him to challenge the towering Soviet boxer, Ivan Drago. Free for Notre Dame students.
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015)
New at the Browning
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:00 PM
Directed by Robin Hauser Reynolds
Not Rated, 80 minutes, DCP
CODE exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed. CODE asks: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code and how do we get there?
In Jackson Heights (2015)
New at the Browning
Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:30 PM
Directed by Frederick Wiseman
Not Rated, 190 minutes, DCP
English, Spanish, Arabic and Hindi with English subtitles
In his 40th documentary feature, director Frederick Wiseman (At Berkeley, National Gallery) turns his masterfully observational lens on Jackson Heights, one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the United States and the world. This fascinating portrait of the rapidly gentrifying Queens, New York neighborhood shows the prolific director at the top of his game.
Department of Music
Friday, December 4, 2015, 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 8:00 PM
Notre Dame Chorale presents Handel's Messiah. Best for ages 7+.
National Theatre Live
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 3:00 PM
Directed by Stephen Daldry
With Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy, Matthew Beard
Not Rated, 165 minutes, Digital Projection
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. Written by David Hare, Skylight earned honors at the 2015 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play.
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