Cat Video Fest Returns

By: Cornell Cinema, 
Mon, 02/17/2020

CATVIDEOFEST 2020 arrives this weekend!! Buy your tickets now to guarantee yourself a seat for this incredibly popular annual event! 10% of proceeds go to the SPCA of Tompkins County. 
Tuesday night, we host a FREE screening of LEVANTINE, with filmmaker Rafael Balulu in conversation with Deborah Starr (NES), who appears in the film. This new documentary is about writer Jacqueline Kahanoff and her work about the Levantine and Mizrachi Jewish identities. You can read more about the film and our screening at the Cornell Chronicle.  
Our Black History Month series continues on Wednesday with a new restoration of THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON, courtesy of the Chicago Film Archives! Fred Hampton was the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and what started out as a documentary profile of the man became an investigatory story about Hampton's assassination by the Chicago Police Department, carried out on orders from the FBI. 
We continue our Garden series this week with Lars von Trier's MELANCHOLIA and Sally Potter's ORLANDO, two excellent, spellbinding works (and ORLANDO screens on a 35mm print!). Both are highly recommended. And we've got two screenings of legendary anime GHOST IN THE SHELL, with a special introduction by Andrew Campana (Asian Studies) on Thursday night. 
And last but not least, we've got two acclaimed indie films from A24 screening this weekend: Trey Edward Shults' WAVES, about an African-American family in Southern Florida, and Peter Strickland's IN FABRIC, about a killer dress! Enjoy!

Hot Tip:
Did you know you can skip the Box Office line?? It's true! And you don't need our All-Access Pass to do it (but hey, free movies for one low price ain't a bad thing either!)—we offer advance tickets online at for the exact same price as in person, no fees! If you plan on coming to one of our screenings, buy a ticket online, and either print out your confirmation or put it on your phone. Then just walk straight to our usher and they'll scan your ticket!  Easy.

image from CAT VIDEO FEST 2020