Film Series

All films will be screened at 7:00 p.m. in the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  Free event, tickets required.
For tickets, contact 574-631-2800 or reserve tickets online.

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Each film with have a 10-20 minute introduction by a member of the faculty or a guest speaker.


Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari / I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018)

Thursday, October 3 at 7 PM

Directed by Radu Jude
Romania | Not Rated
Includes brief nudity
140 minutes

Introduced by Nanovic Faculty Fellow Jim Collins, professor and department chair of film, television, and theatre, at the University of Notre Dame.

A young artist is planning to reconstruct a historical event from 1941, during which the Romanian Army carried out ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front. One of contemporary Europe's most distinctive creators has come out with an ingeniously conceived film. While it unfolds slowly and in detail, it hits the viewer with a singular emotional punch.

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At War (2019) Official Trailer from Cinema Libre Studio on Vimeo.

At War  En Guerre (2018)

Thursday, October 17 at 7 PM

Director by Stéphane Brizé
France | Not Rated
115 minutes

Introduced by Nanovic Faculty Fellow Olivier Morel, joint assistant professor, romance languages and literatures and film, television, and theatre, at the University of Notre Dame.

Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries decides to shut down a factory. The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman Laurent Amédéo, decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do everything to save their jobs.

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Leviathan / Левиафан, Leviafan (2014)

Thursday, November 7 at 7 PM

Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
Russia | Not Rated
140 minutes

Introduced by Nanovic Faculty Fellow Susanne Wengle, assistant professor of political science; concurrent assistant professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs, at the University of Notre Dame.

Kolya lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son Roma from a previous marriage. The town's corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land. First, the Mayor tries buying off Kolya, but Kolya unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive.....

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The Waldheim Waltz / Waldheims Walzer (2018)

Thursday, November 14 at 7 PM

Directed by Ruth Beckermann
Austria | Not Rated
94 minutes

2019 Academy Award - Official Selection
Best Foreign Language Film - Austria

Winner, Glashütte Original - Documentary Award
Berlin International Film Festival 2018

Introduced by Nanovic Faculty Fellow Clemens Sedmak, professor of social ethics, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame.

A film about truth and lies and how a dishonest man can rise to power.

Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential campaign, the denial by the Austrian political class, the outbreak of anti-Semitism and patriotism, which finally led to his election.

Created from international archive material and what Beckermann shot at the time, the film shows that history repeats itself time and time again.

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