Cornell Cinema participates in Cornell 150: A Festival of Ideas and Imagination, a celebration of Cornell’s Sesquicentennial Charter Day Weekend, by screening films, hosting a panel discussion about the future of film and celebrating its own 45th anniversary! All of the events are free and open to the public with the exception of screenings of Inherent Vice, for which an admission will be charged.
The weekend kicks-off with a late afternoon screening of Connected: The Power of Six Degrees, being shown in advance of the “Six Degrees of Separation” Charter Day Weekend presentation in Bailey Hall on April 26 from 1 – 2:15pm. To celebrate its own 45th anniversary, Cornell Cinema invites patrons to join them for a trip down memory lane backstage in Willard Straight Theatre, where a number of visual displays will highlight the organization’s exhibition work over four and a half decades. Hours are Friday: 3:30 – 4:30pm & 5:30 – 6:30pm; Saturday: 4:30 – 6:30pm.
Saturday also offers the Charter Day Weekend panel: Sights and Sounds: Cornell Filmmakers and Visions for the 21st Century from 3 – 4:30pm in Willard Straight Theatre. Panelists include producer Scott Ferguson ’80, documentarian Tia Lessin ‘86 and editor Tim Squyres ’81. For more information about the panel and registration for it, visit http://150.cornell.edu/events/charterday Finally, between April 23 and 26, Cornell Cinema will offer four screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, based on the novel by Cornell alum Thomas Pynchon ’59.