special guests fall 2017

films screen in the Willard Straight Theatre, unless otherwise noted
CU professor Jonathan Kirshner
introduces Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows
Thur Oct 26 @ 6:45
The Philip Glass Ensemble
perform the Philip Glass soundtrack with the visionary movie Koyaanisqatsi Live!
Fri Nov 3 @ 7:30 @ Bailey Hall
Advance tickets $18 general/$12 students (Available at BaileyTickets.com starting mid-August).
Ticket prices at the door will be $24 general/$18 students / Co-presenter: The Atkinson Forum in American Studies
Screenwriter Kong Rithdee
presents The Island Funeral
Sat Nov 4 @ 4:00 (FREE)
A faculty panel
holds a post-screening discussion of All the President’s Men and its relevance to ongoing investigations of President Trump’s campaign and Russia. Discussants are: David Batement (Government), Mabel Berezin (Sociology), Jeff Cohen (Director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College), and Gerald Torres (Law).
Wed Nov 8 @ 7:00
Filmmaker Tim Slade
presents his documentary The Destruction of Memory
Wed Nov 15 @ 7:15
CU Institute for European Studies Regional Visiting Fellow & IC Professor Saviana Condeescu (Theatre Arts)
introduces Graduation by Romanian director Cristian Mungiu
Thur Nov 16 @ 7:00

seen previously

Cinema Director Mary Fessenden, Manager Doug McLaren and representatives from the Cornell Cinema Student Advisory Board
present an Orientation to Cornell Cinema followed by a Movie Poster Sale
Mon Aug 21 @ 7:00 (FREE TO ALL) • Movie Poster Sale starts @ 8:45
Students from the Cornell Environmental Collaborative
speak in conjunction with the environmental film Tomorrow
Wed Aug 23 @ 7:00 (FREE TO NEW STUDENTS w/ID)
CU professor Jonathan Kirshner
introduces Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Samourai starring Alain Delon
Thur Aug 24 @ 7:00 (FREE TO NEW STUDENTS w/ID)
Producer Weijie Lai
presents Pop Aye
Wed Sept 6 @ 7:00
CU Provost’s Visiting Professor (and Monty Python alum) John Cleese
along with Professor Jonathan Kirshner
hold a pre-film conversation about A Fish Called Wanda
Sun Sept 10 @ 7:00
SOLD OUT (Rush ticket line at door for unclaimed seats)
Producer/Director Deborah Hoard and Co-Directer and Editor Rachel Ferro
present their film RE:Thinking and hold an informal discussion about women in media
Tues Sept 12 @ 7:15
Advance tickets at CornellCinemaTickets.com
The Filmharmonia Duo (Michael Tsalka and Dennis James)
perform their live score to Hamlet (1921) starring Asta Nielson
Thur Sept 14 @ 8:00* in Sage Chapel (FREE)
*a pre-screening lecture about the making of the score will be held at 7:15pm
Prof. Gary Whittaker (Microbiology & Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine) and Dr. Karyn Havas (Population Medicine & Diagnostic Science, College of Veterinary Medicine)
participate in a post-screening panel discussion of Mosquito
Tues Sept 19 @ 7:15 (free)
moderated by Laura Harrington, Program Director of the CDC Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-borne Diseases & CU Professor of Entomology
Writer/Director Katherine Dieckmann
presents Strange Weather starring Holly Hunter
Thur Sept 21 @ 7:00
Writer/Director Matias Piñeiro
presents Hermia and Helena
Tues Sept 26 @ 7:00
Professor Mary Woods (Architecture, CU) on Sept 27
introduces Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Wed Sept 27 @ 7:00
Director Lorenzo Benitez ’19
introduces a free screeening of Six Months to Salvation
Mon Oct 2 @ 5:00 (FREE)
CU Institute for European Studies Regional Visiting Fellow & IC Professor Andrew Utterson (Cinema Studies)
introduces Godard’s Goodbye to Language (3D)
Wed Oct 4 @ 7:00
The Invincible Czars
perform their live score with the early horror silent Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde starring John Barrymore
Thur Oct 12 @ 7:30 ($10 general / $8 students & seniors)
Advance tickets at CornellCinemaTickets.com
Filmmaker Yosep Anggi Noen, producer Yulia Evina Bhara, and actress Marissa Anita
appear with Solo, Solitude via Skype
Mon Oct 16 @ 7:00 (FREE)
Filmmakers Tomonari Nishikawa & Daïchi Saïto
present Elective Affinities a collection of short experimental films
Tues Oct 17 @ 7:15
A member of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently
appears via Skype following City of Ghosts (Syria)
Wed Oct 18 @ 7:00 (all proceeds benefit RBSS)
Andrew Hicks, assistant professor of music; Ann Druyan, producer, director and co-writer; and David Pescovitz, co-founder of Ozma Records
present an episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey entitled “Unafraid of the Darkness” about Voyager on it's 40th anniversary.
Fri Oct 20 @ 4:45 (FREE)
Filmmaker Avijit Mukul Kishore & architect Rohan Shivkumar
present Nostalgia for the Future
Tues Oct 24 @ 7:15 (FREE)