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Henry IV Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:30 PM
Friday, August 22, 2014, 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2:00 PM
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:30 PM
Friday, August 29, 2014, 2:00 PM
Friday, August 29, 2014, 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 31, 2014, 2:00 PM

He's called Shakespeare's greatest character and his most decadent, but both camps agree: Sir John Falstaff is one of the stage's most thrilling symbols of human freedom. Balanced against a monarch, a warrior and a princely heir, Falstaff's wit and pathos loom large. In this single evening, drawn from both parts of Henry IV, two fathers wrangle for the love of sons whose destinies will rattle the rafters of the world.

At the height of the Civil War, Notre Dame produced Henry IV as its first Shakespeare play. Exactly 150 years later, we celebrate the Festival's 15th anniversary with the same story of rebellious children and rebels to the state. Join us as we raise our swords (and glasses) high!

Join us for a Beyond The Stage pre-show talk 60 minutes before each performance. Aug 22-31.

What is Cinema? (2013) New at the Browning Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 8:00 PM

Directed by Chuck Workman
Not Rated, 83 minutes, BluRay

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman’s documentary What Is Cinema? tackles the question of its title through over one hundred film clips and new interviews with Mike Leigh, Jonas Mekas, Yvonne Rainer, David Lynch, video artist Bill Viola, Robert Altman, Kelly Reichardt, Costa-Gavras, Ken Jacobs, Michael Moore, critic J. Hoberman, and others, and with archival interviews from Robert Bresson, Alfred Hitchcock, Chantal Akerman, Akira Kurosawa, Abbas Kiarostami, and more. The film also includes commissioned sequences from experimental artists Lewis Klahr and Phil Solomon. What Is Cinema? not only asks a poignant question, but chronicles the best of filmmaking today and proposes where cinema will go, and should go, in the future.

Free admission. This is a free but ticketed event. To guarantee your reservation, please pick-up your will call tickets at least 15 minutes before your event. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed will call tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.

A Small Family Business National Theatre Live Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:00 PM

Directed by Adam Penford
160 minutes, DCP

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987. Jack McCracken is a man of principle in a corrupt world…but not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes.

"Classic Ayckbourn. Nigel Lindsay is superb."
Daily Telegraph

"A spirited production. Blends morality, fable and black farce."

"A fast and furious farce."
Daily Express

We are the Best! (2013) New at the Browning Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:00 PM
Friday, August 29, 2014, 9:30 PM

Directed by Lukas Moodyson
With Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin
Not Rated, 102 minutes, DCP
Swedish with English subtitles

From Swedish master Lukas Moodysson, We are the Best! revolves around three girls in 1980’s Stockholm who decide to form a punk band--despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Based on a graphic novel, We are the Best! is a paean to DIY culture and the power of rebellion.

Hearts of the World (1918) The Great War on Film Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 8:00 PM

Directed by D.W. Griffith
With Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Robert Harron
Not Rated, Silent (live musical accompaniment), 117 minutes, 35mm

Griffith’s poignant and harrowing tale of lovers torn apart by World War I, a conflict beyond their comprehension. They both lose family members; the girl is nearly driven insane, and the boy is wounded and thought lost. Made in the heat of World War I, the film is intensely anti-German although its propaganda message now appears somewhat dated. Some of the war scenes were filmed on location near the actual front lines in France.

Free for ND students.

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