Welcome back from Thanksgiving! We’re in the final stretch of the semester, with just a few more films before we close up shop for 2021. Although we'll be dark from Dec 4–Jan 24, we’ll be hard at work preparing a great line-up for the Spring semester.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves—we still have movies this week, starting Tuesday night! We’re hosting the Cornell University Deaf Awareness Project who will be presenting a FREE screening of the highly acclaimed new film CODA followed by a panel discussion. It’s only available via Apple TV+, so if you don’t have that, now’s your chance to catch it!
We wrap up our Alfred Hitchcock series with two screenings of Rear Window (Wed & Fri). It’s a story about a guy who works from home and can’t leave his apartment, so starts thinking his neighbors have committed a crime. Totally unrelatable stuff, really. Who spends that much time at home these days?
Finally, we’re thrilled to present the Ithaca Premiere of Spike Lee’s new documentary, David Byrne’s American Utopia (Thur & Fri)! Back in 2019, David Byrne (Talking Heads) turned his recent album and subsequent tour into a Broadway production which earned rave reviews. Spike Lee was brought on to make a recording of the performance, and what came of that collaboration was something soul-stirring and electrifying. It’s the perfect way to end this semester. Won’t you join us?