Drive My Car, Experimental Landscape Films & Double Indemnity Wrap Cornell Cinema's Season!


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This is it, folks! Our final week of the Spring semester.

We’re leaving you with three excellent programs to mull over while you prepare for exams and/or graduation, or make plans for the summer, starting Monday night with Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car. Winner of countless awards, including Best International Feature Oscar and three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay, this adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s short story is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. 

On Wednesday, our final Experimental Landscapes program screens with Place and Time: The Landscape Films of Emily Richardson. British filmmaker Emily Richardson’s films explore landscapes and environments to reveal the way that activity, movement and light is inscribed in place, and this program will explore empty East End streets, forests, North Sea oil fields, post-war tower blocks and Cold War military facilities. Screening on 16mm and digital video and shipped here all the way from London! 

Finally, this Thursday we welcome poet & author David Lehman, who will introduce a 35mm print of classic film noir Double Indemnity (pictured)!

David Lehman’s forthcoming book The Mysterious Romance of Murder: Crime, Detection, and the Spirit of Noir, published by Cornell University Press, features Billy Wilder’s crackerjack tale of a hapless insurance salesman roped into a murder plot by an electric femme fatale, Barbara Stanwyck, and copies will be available for sale at the screening.

Double Indemnity is a steamy tale of insurance fraud, best seen in a theatre with a crowd of people, and it’ll be your last chance to watch a film here until August! Come on by and use that All-Access Pass one last time!

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image from the film DOUBLE INDEMNITY