Multi-Projector Performance Headlines a Varied Week


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Announcing Temple of Zeus at the Concession Stand!!
We are thrilled to announce that starting this week, we’ll begin rotating in choice snacks and drinks from our friends at Temple of Zeus! Supply chain issues are still a real bear, so our offerings may fluctuate week to week. If you see something you like, buy it while you can! Your purchases at the stand help subsidize our mission and we are so happy to have Zeus curate a selection of sustainable, delicious foods (but not soup—that might be weird). 

We’ve added a couple new films to the calendar, including Drive My Car and South, 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. (If you haven't heard, the Endurance vessel was just found on the Antarctic sea floor last month!)

Cornell Cinema resumes screenings this Wednesday with a 4:45pm free screening of Threads: Sustaining India’s Textile Tradition, featuring a post-screening discussion between filmmaker Katherine Sender (Dept of Communication/FGSS) and Denise Green (Director, Cornell Fashion & Textile Collection). It will be followed at 7pm by the contemporary update, Les Misérables, inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris. 

On Thursday, we host Roger Beebe’s Films for 1–8 Projectors! 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. 

Also screening this week is a new restoration of radical feminist filmmaker Lizzie Borden’s (Born in Flames) phenomenal and frank film about sex workers, Working Girls (Thur & Sun). This day in the life of a Manhattan bordello shows you just how much work sex work is. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the 1987 Sundance Film Festival! 

Pebbles (pictured), India’s nominee for Best International Feature Film for this year’s Academy Awards screens this weekend (Sat & Sun). It’s an impressive first feature by P.S. Vinothraj, who is singled out by The New Yorker’s Richard Brody as “an extraordinary observational filmmaker.” Imported from India—don’t miss this one! 

Finally, Paul Thomas Anderson’s beguiling moment-in-time masterpiece Licorice Pizza plays Friday and Saturday. Meet this loose, limber story on its own terms and you’ll be richly rewarded. It’s one of the best of PTA’s career, warts and all. 

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image from the film PEBBLES