The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
History on Film
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 PM
Directed by Uli Edel
With Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz
Rated R, 144 minutes, 35mm
English, German, French and Swedish with English subtitles
Germany 1967. The children of the Nazi generation have grown up in the devastation their parents created. They vowed fascism would never rule again. In their fight for freedom they lost themselves in the cause and ignited a revolution around the world. Meet the original faces of terrorism, the Baader Meinhof Group, in this Academy Award nominated film based on the true story of the Red Army Faction.
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Classics at the Browning
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8:00 PM
Directed by Cristi Puiu
With Ion Fiscuteanu, Luminta Gheorghiu
Not Rated, 153 minutes, 35mm
Romanian with English subtitles
After suffering terrible headaches and stomach cramps that he can no longer bear, Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) calls for an ambulance, beginning one man’s poignant journey through Bucharest hospitals in search of proper medical care. His lone ally, medic Mioara (Luminta Gheorghiu), admirably fights for his life with compassion and decency. However, cursed with viciously ironic luck and fumes of alcohol on his breath, Mr. Lazarescu is treated with scorn, indifference and little else as he slips deeper into oblivion.
Free for ND students.
Moving Through Math: Geometric Transformations & Symmetry
Kennedy Center Workshop
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:00 PM
For teachers of Grades K–4
For up to 30 teachers
Many young students only learn to recognize shapes in isolation, and in base orientation. When shapes are combined, flipped, or rotated, many children can no longer recognize them! However, when young students learn to construct and manipulate shapes with their bodies, their spatial reasoning skills are dramatically enhanced. Connecting creative movement to visual understanding adds a powerful new dimension to the study of geometry. In this workshop, teachers learn to lead the creative movement story, Meet the Shape Family. This story takes young children on a step-by-step journey through lines, angles, shapes, shape transformations, composite shapes, and 3-dimensional shapes. During this joyful experience, children move, create, and collaborate with partners and in small groups. Children extend their thinking when they identify and draw complex shapes in the world around them. for older students, they will learn to master lines (orientations and relationships), angles, hierarchy and classification of shapes, side/angle relationships, area and perimeter, and 3-dimensional shapes (vertices, edges, and faces).
Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement (2013)
New at the Browning
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:00 PM
Directed by Regan Brashear
Not Rated, 58 minutes, DVD
From botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more “upgradeable” than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process? Award-winning documentary, Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, explores the social impact of human biotechnologies. Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks "disability" and "normalcy" by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever.
Director Regan Brashear is scheduled to appear in person. Free.
Contemporary European Cinema
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:00 PM
Directed by John Michael McDonagh
With Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly
Rated R, 100 minutes, DCP
Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kely Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral and often comic problems, he feels sinister forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.
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