Film series: Weekend Favorites, Art House Hits & More

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image from Little Women

In addition to everything else screening this Spring, Cornell Cinema also brings the latest Art House and mainstream hits to the Cornell campus, and this semester is no exception—a whopping 23 titles from around the globe either return to Ithaca or make their premiere here at Cornell Cinema!

The Welcome Weekend Committee is sponsoring screenings of The Lion King and Hustlers on Friday, Jan 24, free to all Cornell students! Both Seberg, a new biopic about Breathless star and political activist Jean Seberg starring Kristen Stewart, and the 21st Annual Animation Show of Shows will have their Ithaca Premieres at Cornell Cinema. The Lighthouse has been nominated for numerous Independent Spirit Awards including Best Director, Best Cinematography & Best Editing, and actor awards for stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. Likewise, Uncut Gems was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, and a Best Actor nomination for Adam Sandler’s manic, gambling-addicted jeweler.

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood just picked up three Golden Globes for Best Musical or Comedy and Best Screenplay, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt’s magnificent turn as an aging stunt double now working as chauffeur and personal assistant to a once-famous actor. Brad Pitt is also fantastic in James Gray’s space odyssey Ad Astra, and Joaquin Phoenix won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in Joker. Parasite, Bong Joon Ho’s Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language and a shoo-in for an Academy Award nomination, screens alongside other fantastic foreign fare, such as Jojo Rabbit, In Fabric, Pain and Glory, and Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Other Art House and Hollywood films include Kasi Lemmons’ Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, a Valentine’s Day screening of Queen & Slim, Trey Edward Shults’ Waves, Frozen II, Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life, Bombshell, Tom Hank’s turn as Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, and Greta Gerwig’s fantastic new adaptation of Little Women.

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