film series: fall 2017
- Orientation Week at Cornell Cinema
New students with ID get in FREE Sun Aug 20-Fri Aug 25 • ALL CU students get in FREE Aug 25. Plus a movie poster sale! Come samp!e.
- Visiting Filmmakers
including John Cleese (9.10); former Ithaca resident Katherine Dieckmann and filmmakers from Argentina, Australia, India, Japan, Singapore, Thailand & U.S.
- A 3D Movie Extravaganza!
Showing off our new 3D capabilities with a raft of old and new, ranging from The Creature from the Black Lagoon to Godard all at regular prices!
- Echoes of the
A film and an imagined documentary about the 'female Lawrence of Arabia’ are joined by 2 current docs about the Near/Middle East.
- Heist Hits!
10 great films! John Cleese hosts A Fish Called Wanda (9.10); other films come from Dassin, Kubrick, Melville, Huston & Tarantino; plus Baby Driver!
- David Lynch: The Art Life
From Lynch’s earliest films (shorts & the cult Eraserhead) through Twin Peaks and Mulholland Dr. plus a new doc about him.
- Ghost Stories
Inspired by Casey Affleck in A Ghost Story, 4 films about death, grief and the departed from 4 countries
In conjunction with Music 2340 The Beatles we present A Hard Days Night and a documentary on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
- Criminally Cool: The Films of Jean-Pierre Melville
It's the centennial of the birth of the father of the French New Wave, Melville, a lover of American noir. A 6 film retrospective.
Films from Argentina, Bollywood, Bulgaria, Chile, France, Japan, Romania, Russia, and Slovakia with several filmmaker visits
- Cinema in Sage Chapel
2 silent films with live music: Hamlet (1921) starring Asta Nielson (music: Filmhar-monia Duo); Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920) (music: The Invincible Czars)
- Haunted Roads
3 contemporary Southeast Asian films explore migration, exile and haunted memories; featuring visits from members of the filmmaking teams
at Cornell Cinema
Costume parade for kids with The Lego Batman Movie; contest for big people with Shaun of the Dead; and Night of the Living Dead
- Wonder Women
Films about 5 astonishing women: Gertrude Bell, the 'female Lawrence of Arabia', urban activist Jane Jacobs, and 3 artists in photography, dance & theatre
- Philosophical Sci-Fi Cinema by Andrei Tarkovsky
Restorations of the highly regarded Soviet director's two sci-fi adaptations: Solaris and Stalker
- IthaKid Film Festival
Every fall & spring Cornell Cinema and the Ithaca Youth Bureau sponsor Saturday screenings for families: just $5 for adults & $4 for kids 12 & under.
- Doc Spots
2 docs about the nature of film from Bill Morrison and Bernard Tavernier; and 2 docs about current hot spots in Syria (war) and China (environment)
- More Film Favorites
Missed some of the great releases in 2017? Don't fear, you can catch them finally (or again) on our big screen!