Visiting Filmmakers Start the Cinema Week

By: Cornell CInema Staff, 
Mon, 09/09/2019

Our week starts off with two FREE visiting Filmmakers events! Tonight at 7pm, filmmaker Swati Dandekar discusses her new documentary Neeli Raag (True Blue), about the natural dye indigo and its near-disappearance and resurgence in India. The screening is sponsored by the South Asia Program, CALS International Programs and the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design.
Tomorrow night, we host filmmaker Marc Halberstadt for a FREE screening of his personal documentary, sponsored by Jewish Studies Program and the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, titled CowJews and Indians: How Hitler Scared My Relatives–and I Woke Up in an Iroquois Longhouse with a Picture of Jesus, Reminding Me–for the Wrong Reason–That I Owe the Mohawks Rent
Our Human Flow series continues Wednesday with the stunning documentary Island of the Hungry Ghosts. It won Best Documentary at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, and we've got a special video introduction to the film by director Gabrielle Brady–just for you!
Toni Morrison, one of Cornell's most famous alumni, is paid tribute this Thursday and Sunday with the new documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. On Thursday, Riché Richardson (Africana) provides an introduction to the film, so pick up your ticket in advance for what is sure to be a busy screening!
We round out the week with Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus, a new documentary about the Bauhaus school of design and its 100th anniversary this year, as well as Jim Jarmusch's latest film The Dead Don't Die. Finally, Asako I & II, from acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi, posits that perhaps all of your ex-boyfriends might be the same person.  

image from the film TONI MORRISON: PIECES OF ME