Middlebury

July 2013


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July 5, Friday

Summer Carillon Series: George Matthew Jr.

5:00 PM, Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns

Mr. Matthew is Carillonneur at Middlebury College and Norwich University. The 28th Annual Summer Carillon Concert season features a fine group of musicians, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free

 

 

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July 6, Saturday

Capitães da Areia (Captains of the Sands)

Portuguese School – International Film Festival

7:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, alive with the charm of the 1950s. A gang of street kids known as "Capitães da Areia" (Captains of the Sands) are hunted like common criminals. As we draw closer, we see that they are just children, almost a hundred of them, completely abandoned, but they won't be children for long. By the end of this odyssey, many will have become men. Experience a year in the lives of these boys, in which they have incredible adventures and the most wonderful dreams; they visit hell, and discover sex, death, and freedom! Based on the novel by Jorge Amado.  Directed by Cecília Amado. (Brazil, 2011, Color, 96 minutes)  Free

 

 

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July 11, Thursday

Le Vent du Nord

8:00 PM, McCullough Social Space

The Middlebury College French School presents this popular Canadian folk music group from Quebec. The band, formed in 2002, performs traditional Québécois music (which is heavily influenced by Celtic music from both Ireland and Brittany), as well as original numbers in this style, in French. Please note: this is a standing room only event.



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July 12, Friday

Summer Carillon Series: Elena Sadina

5:00 PM, Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns

Ms. Sadina is an instructor at the Middlebury College Language Schools and the Royal Carillon School, Mechelen, Belgium. The 28th Annual Summer Carillon Concert season features a fine group of musicians, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free

 

 

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July 13, Saturday

Habemus Papam

(We Have a Pope)

Italian School – International Film Festival

7:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

At the Vatican, following the demise of the Pope, the conclave to elect his successor settles on Cardinal Melville. But the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square wait in vain for the new Pope to step out on the balcony. What is going on? Behind the thick walls of the Vatican panic has set in. After uttering a terrible howl of fear, the Cardinal refuses the office. The officials do everything to try to reason with Melville, including a psychoanalyst, appointed by the Vatican... Do we really have a Pope? Written by Guy Bellinger.  Directed by: Nanni Moretti.(Italy, 2011, Color, 102 minutes) Free

 

 

 

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July 19, Friday

Summer Carillon Series: Tatiana Lukyanova

5:00 PM, Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns

Ms. Lukyanova is Instructor at the Royal Belgian Carillon School and St. Petersburg Conservatory. The 28th Annual Summer Carillon Concert season features a fine group of musicians, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free

 

 

 
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July 20, Saturday

Monsieur Lazhar

French School – International Film Festival

7:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Bachir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, is hired to replace an elementary school teacher who died tragically. While the class goes through a long healing process, nobody in the school is aware of Bachir's painful former life; nor that he is at risk of being deported at any moment. Adapted from Evelyne de la Cheneliere's play, Bachir Lazhar depicts the encounter between two distant worlds and the power of self-expression. Using great sensitivity and humor, Philippe Falardeau follows a humble man who is ready to transcend his own loss in order to accompany children beyond the silence and taboo of death. Written and directed by Philippe Falardeau. (Canada, 2011, Color, 94 minutes) Free

 

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July 21, Sunday

Tatiana Lukyanova, organ

4:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

This special organ recital by Tatiana Lukyanova, a "Carillon Series Extra," is sponsored by the Middlebury College Summer Russian School. Free

 

 

 

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July 26, Friday

Summer Carillon Series: Sergei Gratchev

5:00 PM, Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns

Mr. Gratchev is Instructor and Carillonneur in Hulst, Netherlands, and at the Middlebury Summer Russian School. The 28th Annual Summer Carillon Concert season features a fine group of musicians, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free

 

 

 

 

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July 27, Saturday

Barbara

German School – International Film Festival

7:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

In 1980s East Germany, Barbara is a Berlin doctor banished to a country medical clinic for applying for an exit visa. Deeply unhappy with her reassignment and fearful of her co-workers as possible Stasi informants, Barbara stays aloof, especially from the good-natured clinic head, Andre. Instead, Barbara snatches moments with her lover as she secretly prepares to defect one day. Despite her plans, Barbara learns more about her life that puts her desires and the people around her in a new light. With her changing perspective, Barbara finds herself facing a painful moral dilemma that forces her to choose what she values. Written by Kenneth Chisholm, directed by Christian Petzold.  (Germany, 2012, Color, 105 minutes) Free

 

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July 31-August 4, Wednesday-Sunday

Our Town

Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble

8:00 PM, Burgess Meredith Theater and surrounding lawns, Bread Loaf Campus

This summer, the Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble presents Our Town by Thornton Wilder.  Centered on the fictional New Hampshire town of Grover’s Corners at the turn of the 19th century, this delightful and poignant play explores the lives of small town New Englanders with surprisingly universal themes.  Please note: parts of this production will take place outside, and patrons will take a short walk through a slightly uneven, grassy area.  Assistance will be available to those who may require it.  During stormy weather, the entire performance will take place inside the theatre. Free, but ticketed; tickets will be made available starting July 19th; please call 802.443.2771 for reservations.

Photo Heath Hansum

 

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