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.
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
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.
The Great Gatsby (2014)
New at the Browning
Sunday, September 7, 2014, 3:00 PM
Directed by Baz Luhrman
With Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Macguire
Rated PG-13, 142 minutes, DCP
A Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits.
This screening is presented in conjunction with the Snite Museum of Art exhibit, Roaring Twenties Exuberance and Depression Era Extravagance: Selections from the Jack B. Smith, Jr. Automobile Collection.
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