'Summer Film School' at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center will be hosting four days of "Summer Film School," starting on Wednesday, July 10, in the Browning Cinema at the center.

Organizers say this program is a great way to learn to recognize and analyze the unique conventions movies use to have flat, giant images on a wall make us laugh, weep, and cheer.

The classes are broken into four individual days and organizers say this year is going to focus on the world of tomorrow.

Organizers say they'll be asking and answering how films, throughout history, have imagined and created ideas and physical pictures of the future.

Attendees will unpack the settings, tone, dialogue, plots, and themes of four films dotted throughout the 20th Century, with films including "Metropolis" (1927), "The 10th Victim" (1965), "Back to the Future: Part II" (1989), and "The Matrix" (1999).

Each lecture will run for about 30 minutes on each subject before screening each film.

After the screening, a discussion will be had about how the film spoke to its present by depicting the future and what we can learn from it today.

You can purchase tickets here. You can also log in for student and staff pricing.

You can learn more about the classes and films, here.

Summer Film School classes:

  • Wednesday, July 10 - 7 p.m., "Metropolis" (1927)

Trailer courtesy of Kino Film Collection


  • Wednesday, July 17 - 7 p.m., "The 10th Victim" (1965)

Trailer courtesy of Interfilm


  • Wednesday, July 24 - 7 p.m., "Back to the Future Part II" (1989)

Trailer courtesy of Universal Pictures


  • Wednesday, July 31 - 7 p.m., "The Matrix" (1999)

Trailer courtesy of Warner Brothers Pictures

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