film series: spring 2016
- The President’s Council
of Cornell Women
This panel for the PCCW Annual Meeting will feature excerpts of work and appearances by Cornell alumna, faculty and students.
- Women in World Cinema
Four compelling stories of a new generation of women no longer willing to accept the status quo, from Pakistan, Italy, Brazil and Turkey.
- Invaders from Mars: Dispatches from the Red Planet
Cornell has a special link to our closest neighbor through the Mars Rover. We present a century worth of films capitivated by the Red Planet!
- Environmental Films & The Lab of Ornithology
Two Ithaca premieres of urgent (and beautiful) environmental films plus in person visits by scientists featured in them.
- Docs about Musicians, Filmmakers, Artists, Actors & More
Rich portraits of the Carters and Cashes; Ingrid Bergman; film directors the Quay Brothers, Hitchcock, Sembene and Akerman; and more!
- Contemporary World Cinema
Exciting films from Taiwan, Jordan, Iceland and Romania, including Ithaca premieres.
- Doc Spots
A wide-ranging set of films both political and artistic—including visits by Cornell alumni filmmakers Deborah Hoard ’78 and Erin Espelie ’01.
- Elegant Winter Party
Dance the night away in a transformed Memorial Room amid a backdrop of early technology in the mesmerizing Dreams Rewired during our annual fun(d)raiser.
- LGBT Film Series
Trans filmmaker Silas Howard (Transparent), and documentarian Madsen Minax (Riot Acts) present their work free; plus the ravishing wide releases, Carol and The Danish Girl
- Cinema in Sage Chapel
Renowned klezmer violinist/vocalist/composer Alicia Svigals performs her score to 1918 silent classic The Yellow Ticket accompanied by Marilyn Lerner (free).
- A Tribute to Chantal Akerman
Featuring a digital restoration of Jeanne Dielman, plus her final film (No Home Movie) and a doc about the great experimental filmmaker.
- Film Favorites
Includes 3 Asian blockbusters: Ip Man 3 (Hong Kong martial arts); PK (comedic Bollywood); and Only Yesterday (a Studio Ghibli great, never before released in the U.S.)
- Grad Students Unite!
Both PhD movies, based on the popular comic strip, in special CU Grads only screenings at the low, low price of $2 each.
- An Evening with Laurie Anderson (on screen that is)
A special town/gown evening featuring Anderson's latest essay (Heart of a Dog) plus the still powerful classic Home of the Brave.
A bouquet of films that feature cats in prominent roles provide the prrfect intro to the 2nd Internet Cat Video Festival..
- It’s Oscar Season!
Once again catch all the nominated short films (live action, documentary and animation) before the ceremony. Then join us for a viewing party!
- IthaKid Film Festival
Five Saturday matinees ($5 / $4 kids 12 & under). Our spring line-up features animated favorites from around the globe. Cosponsored with the Ithaca Youth Bureau.