This Wednesday is our marquee event for the Fall semester—a special centenary screening of F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu! The first cinematic version of Bram Stokers’ Dracula will be presented in beautiful Sage Chapel, featuring an original score performed live by the Austin, TX-based band The Invincible Czars. We’ve hosted the Czars a few times over the years, and they really go all out with their performances—you don’t want to miss it! This once-in-a-century event is co-sponsored by the Wharton Studio Museum and La Tourelle.
Important Nosferatu Note: Tickets will be available at the door, but we can accept Cash or Check only! If you’d like to pay by credit card, please buy your ticket online in advance. ATMs are available at the Ho Plaza entrance to the Cornell Store. We will aim to open doors by 6:45pm to accommodate the hundreds (!!) of attendees.
Of course, that’s not the only thing happening at Cornell Cinema this week! On Tuesday, we welcome two visiting filmmakers: at 4:30pm, we are offering a FREE screening of The Guardian of Memory with director Marcela Arteaga in conversation with Cecelia Lawless (Romance Studies) following the film; and at 7pm, director Robert Lieberman and producer Deborah Hoard will present their documentary Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan.
Later in the week, we present several new digital restorations: Joseph Losey’s Mr Klein (part of our French Film Festival and an excellent peek into a country slowly descending into fascism); docu-fiction about the lives of trans women in post-Franco Spain, Dressed in Blue; and Sarah Malador’s radical, revolutionary Sambizanga (co-sponsored by the Institute for African Development).
Oh, and we’re screening Taikia Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder! Can a Marvel movie have an authorial voice? Come find out this weekend!