FTT Spring 2013


 SPRING 2013 Performances + Screenings

All tickets available at performingarts.nd.edu or 574-631-2800


6:30 PM & 9:30 PM

A campus tradition like no other, the wildly popular Notre Dame Student Film Festival screens films made by ND undergraduates during the past year as class projects. These students study the art of filmmaking in advanced, intermediate, and introductory film and video production courses taught in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre. All films are shot on location and often feature the acting talents of Notre Dame students and faculty.

This year, The Film Fest introduces the brand new AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD, voted on by the audience via text message during the first five screeenings, and awarded to the student director(s) of the winning film before the final screening on Saturday night.

February 21-March 3 | Shadows of the Reef

Philbin Studio Theatre

Written and directed by Anton Juan

A young boy from a Filipino fishing village has died while working as a diver on a Leviathan fishing trawler, one that uses the Muro-ami style of fishing that has since been outlawed. In this play, a mother is guilt-ridden about her son’s death. In her village’s Good Friday tradition, a man is elected to portray Christ and be crucified. The mother wants to perform this role as penance for sending her own child to the Muro-ami. This play powerfully addresses child labor laws, religion, and environmental issues.

$15 General Admission; $12 Faculty/Staff; $12 Senior; $7 Student

April 17-21 | Intimate Apparel

Decio Mainstage Theatre

Written by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Kevin Dreyer

This 2003 play is set in Lower Manhattan at the dawn of the 20th Century. Esther Mills, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from socialites to prostitutes. Over time, she has watched the other women in the boarding house marry and move away, but Esther remains. She plans to find the right man and use her savings to open a beauty parlor for black women. When she begins to receive letters from a Carribean man named George who is working on the Panama Canal, she wonders if he could be that man. In this sensitive play, Nottage creates a world inhabited by lonely people in search of meaning.

$15 General Admission; $12 Faculty/Staff; $12 Senior; $7 Student


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