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Special Guests / Events this week

Filmmaker Todd McGrain presents Elephant Path / Njaia Njoku, an indelible tale of friendship and commitment set against the luminous beauty of the Central African Rainforest. (Tues 4.16 @ 7:00 • free)

Ecuadorian filmmaker and visual artist Alexandra Cuesta presents her newest film, Territorio, a portrait of the people of Ecuador shot in their environs. (Wed 4.17 @ 7:00)

La Pointe Courte (A Tribute to the Late French Filmmaker Agnès Varda) Varda’s astonishing debut feature. Post-screening discussion with faculty panel. (Thur 4.18 @ 4:30 • free)

New Movies (and one encore) just added for April/May:

Take it Down!: Recent Film Work by Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown with the filmmakers in person. Experimental films from two North Carolina based media artists. (Tues Apr 23 @ 7:00)

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (How I Felt When I Saw That Girl) w/ filmmaker Shelly Chopra Dhar in person. Bollywood turns to a tale of lesbian romance! (Wed 4.24 @ 4:30 • free)

Encore: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Oscar Winner Best Animated Film! (Thur 4.25 @ 9:30 in 3D • Fri 4.26 @ 9:30 in 2D)

Shadow from director Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) “…a thrilling return to form, which matches Zhang’s best work for the sheer voracious elegance of the images and possibly surpasses much of it for inventiveness.” (Variety) (Thur 5.9 @ 7:30 • Fri 5.10 @ 9:00 • Sat 5.11 @ 9:00 • Sun 5.12 @ 7:30)

CatVideoFest: a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos! With master of purremonies Leah Shafer ’94/’99/’08. 10% of the proceeds will go to the SPCA of Tompkins County. Advance tickets now on sale at CornellCinemaTickets.com (Fri 5.10 @ 7:00 • Sat 5.11 @ 7:00)