Nanny, NOMON, and Man with a Movie Camera with live music by Montopolis!

It's an exciting week at Cornell Cinema with three, unique special events. Tuesday, A.D. White Professor-at-Large Keri Putnam presents a special FREE advance screening of Nanny, with director Nikyatu Jusu joining remotely for a discussion and Q&A. Nanny won the 2022 Sundance Grand Jury Dramatic Prize and earned rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Fest and you’ll see it here for free before anyone else! 

On Wednesday we partner with the Department of Music to present a special FREE event: NOMON! The Brooklyn-based percussion duo will perform original audiovisual compositions from Music’s Composition DMA candidates. We guarantee you won’t see anything like it.

On Friday, we screen Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera with live accompaniment by Austin, TX band Montopolis. Featuring members of Okkervil River and The Polyphonic Spree, this special event will feature a joyful original score that incorporates traditional Ukrainian folk melodies. Filmed in Moscow and Odessa, Man with A Movie Camera is a city symphony composed of a continually shifting kaleidoscope of imagery that captures the spirit of Soviet life at that time. Revered as a visual masterpiece and one of the greatest documentaries ever made, the film also gives historical context to the current Russian invasion of Ukraine and lays bare the costs of the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe.

Finally, we close out our Patricia Highsmith series with a screening of Carol, director Todd Haynes' beautiful adaptation of Highsmith's tender story of lesbian love, and we host one final screening Jordan Peele’s Nope!

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image from the film MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA