image from Cunningham
Cornell Cinema installed a new Dolby 3D projection system in 2017 (thanks to a crowdfunding campaign and a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts), and has screened several excellent movies since then that have allowed audiences to experience what a high-quality 3D system can do. This Spring we bring back a classic title and offer a showcase for a brand new 3D documentary about the late choreographer Merce Cunningham. Patrons will be wowed by the 3D presentation (that far surpasses what one finds at the multiplex), and won’t have to pay one extra dime for the thrill; regular ticket prices will apply!
In Cunningham, director Alla Kovgan stages performances of Merce Cunningham’s famed choreography in vivid three dimensions, highlighting the dancers’ physicality and gravity-defying lightness of form. And with Dial M for Murder, Alfred Hitchcock made perhaps the greatest use of the illusion of depth in the first era of 3D; Cornell Cinema is proud to bring this title back from our inaugural 3D film series!