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DPAC Movies

Claire Stephens | Monday, October 31, 2011

In addition to music, theater, dance and lectures, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC) also offers students the chance to watch a variety of films. Check out the movies playing this week in the Browning Cinema.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

“Silent Shakespeare: An evening with Thanhouser Films”

7:30 p.m., Free

Thanhouser Company was a pioneering film studio during the silent film era.  Thanks to the efforts of archivist Ned Thanhouser, grandson of the company’s founders, many of their films have been preserved for the benefit of future generations.  This program of three short films produced by Thanouser showcases the company’s achievement of being the first American film producer with a background in legitimate theatre to bring Shakespeare to the silent screen. The series includes “The Winter’s Tale” (1910), “Cymbeline” (1913) and “King Lear” (1917) and will be introduced by Ned Thanhouser, President of Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc.  Not rated, 71 minutes total.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

“Tower Heist” (2011)

9:15 p.m., Free, Tickets to be distributed beginning at 8:15

Take advantage of the chance to see Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy’s new film before it is released in theaters. In Brett Ratners’s new film, a group of hard working guys find out they’ve fallen victim to a wealthy business man’s Ponzi scheme, so they conspire to rob his high-rise residence. Get to DPAC early to make sure you get a ticket. Rated PG-13, 104 minutes.

Thursday, Nov. 3

“Hadewijch” (2009)

6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $3

Bruno Dumont’s study of faith and religious fervor follows a devout novice who is expelled from a nunnery and returns to the secular world. She meets a rebellious Arab teenager and his older brother and becomes fascinated by their intense theological debates and support of jihad. Dumont’s powerful film profoundly explores the relentless pursuit of faith in both Christianity and Islam and what drives certain believers to acts of extreme violence. Not rated, 105 minutes, French with English subtitles.

Friday, Nov. 4

“Another Earth” (2011)

6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $3

Rhonda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT’s astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. John Burroughs (William Mapother; ND ‘87), a brilliant composer, has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined. This Sundance winner directed by Mike Cahill offers an unusual hybrid of indie drama and science fiction. Actor and Notre Dame alumnus William Mapother is scheduled to be present.  Rated PG-13, 92 minutes.

Friday, Nov. 5

“Film Socialisme” (2010)

6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $3

Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard returns to the screen with “Film Socialisme,” a magisterial film on the decline of European Civilization. As a garish cruise ship travels the Mediterranean (with Patti Smith among its guests), Godard produces a vibrant collage of philosophical quotes, historical revelations and pure cinematographic beauty. Not rated, 101 minutes, French with English subtitles.

“Superbad” (2007)

12:00 a.m., $3

Part of the Midnight Movies series, Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) plan one last night of fun before leaving for college in “Superbad.” Will they win the hearts of their longtime crushes (Emma Stone, Martha MacIsaac) with a prized bottle of Goldslick Vodka? Leave it to McLovin’. Rated R, 113 minutes.