The Golem with Legendary Guitarist Gary Lucas and more

By: Cornell Cinema, 
Mon, 03/02/2020

Our marquee event for the Spring semester screens this Wednesday at 7:15pm—THE GOLEM (pictured) with live musical accompaniment by the legendary guitarist Gary Lucas! Lucas was a member of the cult group Captain Beefheart's Magic Band and formed his own band Gods and Monsters in 1989. He has collaborated with Leonard Bernstein, Jeff Buckley, John Cale, Nick Cave, David Johansen, and Lou Reed. This past summer he was invited by NYC arthouse cinema The Metrograph to present a retrospective of his many live film scores accompanying classic films both silent and sound, including a new restoration of Paul Wegener's silent 1920 German expressionist classic THE GOLEM! It's going to be a fantastic event, so pick up your tickets now and we'll see you there!

But first! We're screening honest-to-goodness film Monday night at 9pm—GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933! This beautiful 35mm print will unspool with a pre-code musical extravaganza about a few chorus girls who decide to beat the Depression by ensnaring some rich husbands! Featuring choreography by Busby Berkeley, the trio of showgirls are played by none other than Joan Blondell, Ginger Rogers, and Ruby Keeler! This is where the song "We're in the Money" came from, folks.

On Thursday, we start our Agnès Varda series with her final film, the wonderfully reflective VARDA BY AGNÈS, which doubles as a filmmaking master-class and a wistful look back at a life well-lived. Later that night, we'll be screening the Safdies' smash UNCUT GEMS! We're willing to bet an unreasonable sum of money that you're going to love it. Or have a panic attack. But we're putting it all on "love it."

This weekend we're presenting the Ithaca premiere of SEBERG, starring Kristen Stewart as Jean Seberg, the enigmatic star of Godard's BREATHLESS and the subject of an intense FBI counterintelligence probe due to her support of the Black Panther Party. Screening this Sunday at 2:30pm, HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME is a monumental work of non-fiction filmmaking. Master documentary filmmaker Thomas Heise shares the stories of three generations of his family, in their own words, in this understated epic recounting the past century of German history, from World War I, through the Holocaust, and on to the Cold War and Reunification. Highly, highly recommended.

Oh, and we're also showing a little film called FROZEN II. In case you didn't get enough Idina Menzel from UNCUT GEMS, come hear her sing as Elsa!

Advance tickets for all our screenings are always available at!



image from the film THE GOLEM