Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 8:00 PM
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
With Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska
Not Rated, 103 minutes, DCP
Polish with English subtitles
Ashes and Diamonds is set on the last day of World War II and the first day of peace seen through the eyes of Maciek, a young Polish resistance soldier. The old is rapidly mixing with the new as Nazi rule ends and a new communist regime comes to power. Should Maciek continue his combat when he wants to live a peaceful life? An iconic portrait of the dilemma of a whole generation in Poland, rooted in the literary tradition of great, tragic dramas of romanticism.
Free for ND Students
Paivi Ekroth, Piano
Department of Music
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:00 PM
Pianist Päivi Ekroth will present a solo piano recital devoted to Sergei Rachmaninoff's piano music.
"Päivi Ekroth is an artist of exceptional refinement, intelligence and sensitivity, equally impressive in solo and ensemble music.”
- Jerome Lowenthal, Juilliard School of Music, New York
“Ms. Ekroth is one of the foremost lied interpreters.”
- Tidningen Åland newspaper
“Päivi Ekroth possesses the kind of large-scale artistic format that goes well with big halls and audiences."
- Erik T. Tawastjerna, Sibelius-Academy, Finland
“A vivacious and spontaneous temperament, an effortless and beautiful rendition and a confident mastering of great form are all characteristic of her interpretations.”
- Sirkka Harjunmaa, Sibelius-Academy, Finland
National Theatre Live
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:00 PM
McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans, Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Hugo) returns to the National Theatre to
take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben
Power. For the sake of her husband, Medea has left her home and borne two sons
in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, she faces banishment
and separation from her children. Cornered, Medea exacts an appalling revenge that
destroys everything she holds dear.
Helen McCrory ascends to greatness."
★★★★ "Thrilling and merciless. Helen McCrory, gives the performance of her career."
★★★★ "A remorselessly gripping
Life Itself (2014)
New at the Browning
Friday, September 5, 2014, 7:00 PM
Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:30 PM
Directed by Steve James
Rated R, 120 minutes, DCP
Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian present Life Itself, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert—a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself explores the legacy of Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.
Elling Swings Sinatra
Friday, September 5, 2014, 8:00 PM
impressive vocal range, flawless technique and authentic emotion, it’s no
wonder Grammy-winning Kurt Elling turns his attention to the one-and-only Frank
Sinatra: “The Voice.”
Elling’s ambitious; on-the-money take on music by the
Chairman of the Board is more than a tribute concert. When only Elvis and
Michael Jackson rival Sinatra as best-selling solo vocalist of all time. When Bono,
Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Sara Bareilles and John Legend admire his swagger and
musical complexity. When you take on an icon of generations around the world,
it’s a mission Elling is ready for. Named best male vocalist for 14 consecutive
years in Downbeat’s annual critics poll, Elling and his commanding baritone
have matured into vocal music’s modern standard.
“No singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or
interesting as Kurt Elling.” The Washington Post
All ticket holders are invited to a 10th Anniversary party after the performance.
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