It’s Raining Film at the Browning Cinema!
April is an incredibly busy month in the Browning Cinema with 30 different titles screening. Ted and Ricky do a rundown of some options for indoor fun if the month makes good on its rainy persona. There’s a handful of film directors and writers visiting with their films during the month, including aerospace engineer and filmmaker Silvia Casalino and journalist Alice Coffin, who came for the April 6 screening of the film No Gravity; Helen Young, who is the director of the documentary The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs, came to campus with one of the film’s subjects Sister Megan Rice; mononymic director Huey is in from Maine with his biodocumentary entitled Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul, on which Professor Laura Walls of the Notre Dame English Department served as Lead Senior Consultant; the author of the book on which Annihilation was based, Jeff VanderMeer, will be on campus to discuss the adaption; and the month closes with a visit from Volker Schlöndorff, a towering figure in the German New Wave, with his film Young Törless from 1966.
This episode of Establishing Shot closes with Ted and Ricky celebrating the uptick of animals in prestige films, from Isle of Dogs to the upcoming Show Dogs. With a nod to those, they run down their Top 3 favorite films involving animals. This Top 3 menagerie is filled with dogs, cats, rats, turkeys, and even a home-security-system mongoose.
Podcast hosts Ted Barron and Ricky Herbst chat about the who, what, when, and where of films, festivals, and the cinematic arts.
April 4, 2018