film series: fall 2016
- Orientation Week
FREE Sun Aug 21 thru Fri Aug 26 for new CU students w/ID; FREE to all Cornell students Fri Aug 26 & Tues Aug 30
- A 25th Anniversary Celebration of the
Silents with live music: Metropolis, Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera, Weimar classic Varieté, the avant-garde L'Inhumaine
- American Cinema
A Billy Wilder farce with cross-dressing & Monroe, a Sam Fuller noir set in Japan, a Nicholas Ray camp western, and a sweet transvestite sci-fi homage.
- Art Docs
Portraits of photographer/ filmmaker Robert Frank, painter/ sculptor Eva Hesse and multifaceted artist David Hockney along with an island with unique architecture.
- Cinema in Sage Chapel
For the month of Halloween, Cinema in Sage Chapel offers Murnau’s silent horror classic Nosferatu with accompaniment by Austin’s The Invincible Czars!
- Cult Classics & Extras!
Indy’s back alongside a great doc about a fan remake of RAIDERS. Plus a De Palma doc, early Coen Brothers & David Lynch, LA punk music and the time warp.
- Eco Docs
Four powerful films—all Ithaca premieres—about the future of the planet. Includes panels and Q&As with scientists and filmmakers.
- Halloween at
Vampires & live music on Oct 13; Death & live music on Oct 27. Costume parades for kids & adults on Sat Oct 29 (Shorts for Kids and Brad & Janet for older types)
- IthaKid Film Festival
Every fall & spring Cornell Cinema and the Ithaca Youth Bureau sponsor Saturday screenings for families: just $5 for adults & $4 for kids 12 & under.
- A 60th Anniversary Celebration of Janus Films
A baker’s dozen of great films, many in new restorations, from the granddaddy of foreign film distributors.
- Dispatches from the Korean Peninsula
Fascinating recent films—both features and documentaries—from and about both North & South Korea.
- Kurosawa Restored
A 4K restoration of Ran, Kurosawa’s masterful reimagining of King Lear, with a spectacular battle sequence. Plus Chris Marker’s making-of doc.
- The Memory Project
Wu Wenguang’s Memory Project encourages Chinese filmmakers to explore the histories of their home villages; four filmmakers in person (free).
- More Doc Spots
Ithaca-based filmmakers present Angor Awakens, a compelling first-hand look at modern Cambodia. Also Bad Rap—Asian-American rappers.
- Visiting Filmmakers
Six filmmakers will present an extraordinary range of documentary and experimental work, including Michael Moore via Skype (schedule permitting.)
3 by established masters; 2 hot film debuts, and one from the Greek Weird Wave: Scotland, Israel, South Korea, Guatemala, Greece & Poland.
- More Film Favorites
Missed some of the great releases this past summer and spring! Don't fear, you can catch them finally (or again) on our big screen.