Heist Hits

featuring CU Provost’s Visiting Professor (and Monty Python alum) John Cleese in person with ‘A Fish Called Wanda’ Sun Sept 10

Inspired by the balletic heist choreography in Edgar Wright’s latest film, Baby Driver, Cornell Cinema has put together a series of the best heists in cinema! Featuring ten titles, including Jules Dassin’s nail-biter Rififi, Stanley Kubrick’s racetrack shakedown The Killing, one by Tarantino, and three by Jean-Pierre Melville (focus of his own series this semester!).

Cornell Cinema will also be hosting the legendary John Cleese for a special screening of the comedic caper classic A Fish Called Wanda! Cleese will be joined by Professor Jonathan Kirshner (author of Hollywood’s Last Golden Age) for a pre-screening conversation about heist films.