Cornell Alums Make Movies

Cornell alums are out there working in every conceivable area of feature film production—as directors, producers, editors, screenwriters, actors, etc.—as well as independently as animators, experimental makers, documentarians, and more. This spring Cornell Cinema has stretched its definition to include Samantha Berg ’89, who appears in the acclaimed documentary Blackfish as a former SeaWorld employee. She’ll tune in via Skype for what promises to be a fascinating post-screening Q & A. Later in the month, see Cornell alum and actress Adepero Oduye ’99 onscreen in 12 Years a Slave. Also from the class of ’99, Beth O’Brien will visit Cornell Cinema to present “On Foot: Brooklyn” along with composer/musician Craig Shepard, who is the subject of the film, and will perform live with the screening. Check back later in the spring when Cornell Cinema expects to be showing The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), edited by Academy Award-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker ’61, in May, as well as new work by producer Scott Ferguson ’82, whose recent projects include Only Lovers Left Alive by Jim Jarmusch and the HBO film, The Normal Heart.

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