Looking Ahead from Spring Break


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Cornell Cinema is on break this week, but we still have news to share!

We’ve added a couple new films to the calendar, including the Oscar-winning film Drive My Car (Academy Award for Best International Feature)! We’ll screen Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s clever adaption of Haruki Murakami’s short story on April 29 and May 2. It’s a subtle film that patiently builds its world, so be sure to carve out some time to see it in a theatre—the impact of this one just won’t be the same if it's sharing your attention with laundry or distracting roommates. 

And in honor of the recent discovery of the Endurance, we’re presenting South (pictured), the exquisitely photographed silent documentary (considered the world’s first documentary feature!) that detailed Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 to 1916 Endurance expedition to Antarctica, during which the ship was crushed by ice, stranding the crew. Screening once only, on Saturday, April 23. This screening will replace our previously-scheduled showing of The Big Sleep, which we need to cancel due to a lack of print availability. 

We’ll be back next week, resuming screenings on Wednesday, April 13 with a 4:45pm free screening of Threads: Sustaining India’s Textile Tradition, featuring a post-screening discussion with Denise Green (Director, Cornell Fashion & Textile Collection) and filmmaker Katherine Sender (Dept of Communication/FGSS). Followed at 7pm by a contemporary update of Les Misérables, inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris. 

And mark your calendars: Roger Beebe’s Films for 1–8 Projectors is happening Thursday, April 14 at 7pm! Roger Beebe is a longtime friend of Cornell Cinema, and this night will involve a massive array of 16mm projectors for a multi-projector performance spectacle that is sure to dazzle your eyes! A great way to reinvigorate yourself for the final weeks of the semester. You’ll practically float out of the cinema after this one, we guarantee it. 

Enjoy your Spring Break if you're having one!

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image from the film SOUTH