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The Trip to Italy (2014) New at the Browning Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:30 PM

Directed by Michael Winterbottom
With Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
Not Rated, 108 minutes, DCP

Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon—or semifictionalized versions thereof—on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Re-whetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of “Jagged Little Pill,” and, of course, the virtue of sequels.

 
Le Nozze di Figaro (Encore) The Met: Live in HD Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM

Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino. 232 minutes.

 
Zero for Conduct (1933)/Duck Soup (1933) Classics at the Browning Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:00 PM

Zero for Conduct (1933)
Directed by Jean Vigo
With Louis Lefebvre, Gilbert Pruchon, Gérard de Bedarieux
Not Rated, 44 minutes, 35mm
French with English subtitles

Jean Vigo’s enormously influential portrait of prankish boarding-school students is one of cinema’s great acts of rebellion. Based on the director’s own experiences as a youth, Zero for Conduct presents childhood as a time of unfettered imagination and brazen rule-flouting made vivid by dynamic visual experiments—including the famous, blissful slow-motion pillow fight.

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Duck Soup (1933)
Directed by Leo McCarey
Not Rated, 68 minutes, DCP
With the Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern
When Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) is appointed leader of Freedonia, anarchy rules! This classic Marx Brothers comedy offers a zany yet trenchant satire on the rise of fascism and features Groucho and Harpo’s inimitable mirror scene as well as the surreal song-and-dance rendition of “All God’s Chillun Got Guns.”

Free for ND students.

 
A Short Film About Killing (1988) Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces in Polish Cinema Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 8:00 PM

Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski
With Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz
Not Rated, 86 minutes, DCP
Polish with English subtitles

The paths of three men, a cabbie, a lawyer, and a killer, cross on a somber March day in this powerful indictment of capital punishment. Expanded from an episode from Kieslowski’s acclaimed television miniseries, The Decalogue, the film went on to win the Prix du Jury at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival launching the director’s international career which culminated in the Three Colors (Blue, White, Red) trilogy before his untimely passing in 1996.

Free for ND students.

 
La Grande Guerra (The Great War) 1959 The Great War on Film Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:00 PM

Directed by Mario Monicelli
With Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Silvana Mangano
Not Rated, 135 minutes, 35mm
Italian with English subtitles

Winner of the Golden Lion at the 1959 Venice Film Festival and an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Monicelli’s powerful antiwar study of the Austrian Front centers on two un-heroic Italian soldiers, one from Rome, the other from Milan, who meet at the start of the war and bond over their shared pessimism about the futility of combat. 35mm print provided courtesy of Cinecitta LUCE.

Free for ND students.

 
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