2 Filmmaker Visits Highlight Week

A regular feature of Cornell Cinema screenings is the opportunity to engage directly with filmmakers and film professionals, and this week we have two such opportunities!

First up is Cadejo Blanco, screening this Wednesday, with filmmaker and Cornell Alumn Justin Lerner ’02 joining us live via Zoom for a post-screening Q&A! Part of our Cine con Cultura series, Cadejo Blanco follows the story of Sarita, a young woman on a desperate search for her sister who disappeared during a night out in Guatemala City. Cast almost entirely with non-professional actors, Screen Daily calls the film “a nail-biting, evocative and utterly persuasive crime drama.” 

On Friday, we welcome Oscar-nominated writer/director Whit Stillman in person for a screening of his debut film Metropolitan. We’re belatedly celebrating the 30th anniversary of this excellent satire of upper-crust Manhattan, and we can promise it will be a memorable evening! But you don’t have to take our word for it: The New York Times called Metropolitan “irresistibly funny” and Roger Ebert wrote that Stillman "has made a film Scott Fitzgerald might have been comfortable with, a film about people covering their own insecurities with a facade of social ease."

Also screening this week is a rediscovery of 90s Black independent cinema, Alma’s Rainbow, courtesy of the tireless efforts of Milestone Film to unearth lost treasures and re-examine film history.

We’ve also got Taming the Garden, a new documentary about an anonymous billionaire funding the removal and transportation of ancient trees to his own private Eden.

Finally, our David Lynch series continues this week with a new 4K restoration of Lost Highway!

Don’t forget to save money with the Cornell Cinema All-Access Pass, just one small payment to see all our regular screenings throughout the academic year!

More news

image from the film METROPOLITAN