The Birds (1963)
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:00 PM
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: With Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette
Rated PG-13, 120 minutes
As beautiful blonde Melanie Daniels (Hedren) rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner (Taylor), she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly thousands of birds are flocking into town, preying on schoolchildren and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Soon Mitch and Melanie are fighting for their lives against a deadly force that can't be explained and can't be stopped in one of Hollywood's most horrific films of nature gone berserk.
Free admission for ND students.
For a Woman (2013)
Nanovic Institute Film Series: Contemporary European Cinema
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM
Directed by Diane Kurys
Cast: With Benoît Magimel, Mélanie Thierry, Nicolas Duvauchelle
Not Rated, 110 minutes French with English subtitles
Anne is a writer who knows practically nothing of her own family's past. After her mother's death, she discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at the life of her parents who survived the concentration camps during World War II. Soon, Anne's research into their Jewish history and their ties to Lyon's communist party reveals the existence of a mysterious uncle whom everyone seems intent on forgetting entirely. As she gradually closes in on the discovery she didn't know she was looking for, her father grows ever more ill, and may take the secret that kept them apart for so long to his grave. In a journey that stretches from post-war France to the 1980s, Anne's destiny intertwines with her father's past until they form a single, unforgettable story.
Director Diane Kurys is scheduled to appear in person.
MFA Thesis Reading
Creating Writing Program and English Department
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM
Stunning voices, inspired verbiage. Eleven graduating students of the MFA Program in Creative Writing will each read for five minutes from their capstone projects. There will be a reception during the break for all attendees.
Admission to this event is free.
Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? (2013)
New at the Browning
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM
Directed by Michel Gondry
Cast: With Michel Gondry, Noam Chomsky
Not Rated, 89 minutes, DCP
From Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) comes this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky. Through complex, lively conversations with Chomsky and brilliant illustrations by Gondry himself, the film reveals the life and work of the father of modern linguistics while also exploring his theories on the emergence of language. The result is not only a dazzling, vital portrait of one of the foremost thinkers of modern times, but also a beautifully animated work of art.
Road House (1989)
Late Night at the Browning
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 PM
Directed by Rowdy Herrington
Cast: With Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara
Things are getting out of control at the Double Deuce. It’s up to professional “cooler” Dalton to bring a can of you-know-what to town to show the people of Japser, Missouri how to bounce!
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