Now Showing
City of Life and Death (2011) Genocide and Film Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 8:00 PM
Directed by Lu Chuan
With Hideo Nakaizumi, Ye Liu, Yuanyuan Gao 
Not Rated, 135 minutes, 35mm
Mandarin with English subtitles

The first big-budget Chinese fiction film to deal with the Rape of Nanking, City of Life and Death paints an epic portrait of wartime conflict, filled with an ensemble of conflicted characters caught in the crossfire. Director Lu Chuan based the film on the recorded witness testimony from real-life survivors of the massacre, meticulously recreating the infamous reign of terror conducted by the occupying Japanese army in the Chinese capital of Nanking in 1937. The series Genocide and Film is presented in conjunction with the exhibit “Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context,” on view in the Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy September 28October 16.
Blackboard Jungle (1955) Cold war Media Culture Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 8:00 PM
Directed by Richard Brooks
With Glenn Ford, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow
Not Rated, 101 minutes, DVD

Glenn Ford plays an idealistic English teacher at an inner-city school who meets resistance from both students and teachers as he tries to make a difference in their lives. The film has become renowned for it use of Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” during its opening credit sequence which ushered in a new era of rock and roll music. Free admission.
The Iron Ministry (2015) New at the Browning Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:00 PM
Directed by J.P. Sniadecki
Not Rated, 83 minutes, DCP
Filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki is scheduled to appear in person

Filmed over three years on China’s railways, The Iron Ministry traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, language and gesture. Scores of rail journeys come together into one, capturing the thrills and anxieties of social and technological transformation immersing audiences in fleeting relationships and uneasy encounters between humans and machines on what will soon be the world's largest railway network.
The Princess of France (2014)/Viola (2011) New at the Browning Friday, October 9, 2015, 7:00 PM
The Princess of France (2014)
Directed by Matías Piñeiro
Not Rated, 70 minutes, DCP
Spanish and Italian with English subtitles

Viola (2011)
Directed by Matías Piñeiro
Not Rated, 65 minutes, DCP
Spanish with English subtitles

Argentinian director Matías Piñeiro has emerged as one the most distinctive voices in contemporary Latin American cinema. Most recently, he has directed a series of films inspired by the comedies of William Shakespeare: iThe Princess of France a radio production of Love's Labour's Lost and, in Viola a theater company's production of Twelfth NightSee Synopsis For More
Dracula (1931) Classics at the Browning Sunday, October 11, 2015, 3:00 PM
Directed by Tod Browning
With Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Helen Chandler, Dwight Frye
Not Rated, 75 minutes, DCP

In the original classic which launched the Hollywood horror genre, Bela Lugosi stars as the titular Transylvanian who takes residence in a British castle and unleashes a bloodsucking panic on the local residents. Drawing on the cinematographic influence of German Expression, Tod Browning (Freaks) creates an eerie and ominous world thanks to the remarkable cinematography of Karl Freund (Metropolis). Free for Notre Dame students.
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