fall 2012 series

Unfinished Spaces

films in series

Cornell Cinema participates in Ithaca's First Friday Gallery Night (gallerynightithaca.com), a monthly 5–8pm walking tour of downtown Ithaca galleries, by presenting an art documentary at Cinemapolis at 9:15pm for $8 all. This fall films will be shown on three Fridays, beginning in September with an encore screening of the Oscar-nominated Waste Land, about internationally acclaimed artist Vik Muniz, who finds beauty in the lives of a community of garbage pickers in the largest trash dump in the world on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. October will bring Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, about the acclaimed performance artist whose work was recently the subject of a retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art. The series will conclude with Unfinished Spaces, about the evolution and dissolution of Cuba’s National Art Schools, architecturally innovative buildings that are slowly being rehabilitated. Each film will be repeated on campus on Tuesday nights at 7:15pm in the Film Forum of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts in Collegetown for $5 all. Cosponsored with the Dept. of Art, the Cornell Council for the Arts, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and the Downtown Ithaca Alliance.