fall 2012 series

Modern Times

films in series

In conjunction with the Johnson Museum’s exhibit Cinemania: Harun Farocki and Holly Zausner, on view from Sept 1 – Dec 23, Cornell Cinema is pleased to present four of the films that are excerpted as part of the twelve-channel video installation Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades (2006) by the German-based filmmaker, artist, and media theorist Harun Farocki. Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades is one of Farocki’s first installations. It begins with history’s first film, Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory in Lyon (1895), and continues chronologically with other workers leaving factories in a wide range of fiction and documentary films, including the silent-era masterpiece Intolerance (1916), the German expressionist Metropolis (1927), the comedy Modern Times (1936), the Italian modernist The Red Desert (1964), and the Danish musical Dancer in the Dark (2000). Highlights of the film series include an outdoor screening of Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times on the Willard Straight Terrace on Thursday, August 30. Doors open at 8pm so patrons can enjoy the setting and their own picnic dinners; film starts at 8:30pm. Tickets: $10/$8 students & seniors. Rain location: Willard Straight Memorial Room. Also, the Cambridge-based silent film ensemble the Alloy Orchestra will perform their original score to the definitive restoration of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis on November 9. Tickets: $14/$10 students & seniors. Advance tickets for both of these events available soon at CornellCinemaTickets.com.