Halloween Fun, Indigenous Shorts, French Films, Patricia Highsmith This Week

Cornell Cinema invites you to come out in costume Monday night for a special Halloween screening of Ringu, the J-horror film that launched a thousand imitators and was remade in the US as The Ring with Naomi Watts. Before we spook you on screen, we’ll host a costume contest on stage! Come in your best costume and win some fabulous prizes! 

In honor of November being Native American Heritage Month, we start the month on Wednesday with the Sundance Indigenous Shorts Tour 2022, a collection of six short films directed by Indigenous filmmakers and selected from recent editions of the Sundance Film Festival. One night only, so don’t miss out!

Our Patricia Highsmith series kicks off this week with the new documentary Loving Highsmith, which details the vibrant lesbian life Patricia Highsmith lived in the shadows of societal conventions. Just as the author herself flew against conventions by delivering possibly the only lesbian story with a happy ending in 1950s America, Loving Highsmith attempts to right the wrongs of history that has censored her reality. We also screen Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train on 35mm, adapted from Highsmith’s book. Keep an eye out for other adaptations later in November!

Finally, our French Film Festival continues this week with Claire Denis’ Both Sides of the Blade and Alice Diop’s documentary about Senegalese immigrant communities in the suburbs of Paris, We (Nous).

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Image from the short film MAIDENHOOD (Sundance Indigenous Shorts Tour 2022)