Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Encore)
The Met: Live in HD
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 12:00 PM
James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art. Also, featuring ND alum Paul Appleby. 360 minutes.
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Classics at the Browning
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 8:00 PM
Directed by Billy Wilder
With Gloria Swanson, William Holden. Erich von Stroheim
Not Rated, 110 minutes, DCP
A down-on-his-luck screenwriter walks into the crumbling estate of a forgotten silent film star and helps plot her “return” to the big screen. This scathing portrait of the movie business is anchored by a blissfully over-the-top meta-performance by Gloria Swanson, a major star for Paramount in the 1920s whose career stalled during the early sound era.
Free for ND students.
Rome, Open City (1945)
3 x Rossellini
Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 7:00 PM
Directed by Roberto Rossellini
With Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, Marcello Pagliero
Not Rated, 100 minutes, DCP
Italian with English subtitles
Filmed on location shortly after the liberation of Rome in 1945, this seminal work of Italian Neorealism examines the devastating impact of war on a group of resistance fighters. Co-scripted with Federico Fellini and Sergio Amidedi, Roberto Rosselini’s landmark film stars Aldo Fabrizi as a priest helping the partisan cause and Anna Magnani in her breakthrough role as the fiancée of a resistance member.
Free for ND students.
National Theatre Live
Thursday, January 15, 2015, 7:00 PM
Directed by Lloyd Newsom
Not Rated (Recommended for ages 18 and up),120 minutes, DCP
For his latest verbatim dance-theatre work, Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8 Physical Theatre, interviewed more than fifty men asking them frank questions about love and sex. One of those men was John and what emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others. JOHN authentically depicts real-life stories, where movement and spoken word combine to create an intense, moving and poignant theatrical experience.
Contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. No one under 18 may be admitted.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014)
Asian Film Series
Friday, January 16, 2015, 6:30 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 6:30 PM
Sunday, January 18, 2015, 3:00 PM
Directed by Isao Takahata
Rated PG, 137 minutes, DCP
English language version
Legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady who enthralls all who encounter her.
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