Filmmaker Q&A, Animated Shorts, and More Coming Up

By: Cornell Cinema, 
Fri, 09/04/2020

Have you caught up with our Fall 2020 Virtual Cinema program yet? We still have some free tickets available for The Hottest August and We Are Little Zombies; however, we have SOLD OUT of our tickets for the Sundance Festival Short Film Tour 2020! Great job, everyone! 

A reminder that next Wednesday (Sept 9 at 7:30pm), we will be hosting a live Q&A with Brett Story (The Hottest August), which will include Professor Karen Pinkus (Comp Lit/Romance Studies), who works on environmental humanities with a focus on climate change. The conversation will be moderated by Cornell Cinema’s Director, Mary Fessenden. Everyone who RSVPs for The Hottest August will be emailed a link to join our webinar, but even if you haven’t seen the film, we’ll be posting a live link to Facebook and our website next week! Additionally, if you’d like to watch Brett Story’s previous film, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, you can check that out via CU Library’s Kanopy site (Cornell Login required), or via the Criterion Channel. 

And the reservation window has opened for a whole slew of films, including The Green Years, Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own, 20th Animation Show of Shows, and a special presentation of the award-winning Sundance documentary Boys State happening on Sept 16 at 7:30pm!

Please note: we encourage those with a CU NetID to view Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own via the CU Library.

We’re particularly excited about The Green Years, one of two restored films by Portuguese director Paulo Rocha, both made in the 1960s, that we'll be showing this Fall. Winner of Best First Film at the 1964 Locarno Film Festival, The Green Years (pictured) is set in Lisbon and examines the clash between working-class values and the bourgeois trappings of modern urban life.

Check out the above links for descriptions for all the films and RSVP for your free ticket!

image from the film THE GREEN YEARS