Work by 7 Acclaimed Filmmakers This Week!

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You have two more chances to catch Todd Haynes’ elusive, impressionistic documentary, The Velvet Underground this week, starting Monday! Tuesday evening, Judith Peraino (Music) will introduce The Velvet Underground and discuss Cornell’s large VU collection.

We continue our 50th anniversary party this Wednesday with a special 16mm screening of Barbara Hammer’s experimental feature Nitrate Kisses! The forbidden and often invisible history of lesbian and gay culture is put into context with the contemporary sexual activities of four gay and lesbian couples. A 16mm print of Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon, drawn from Cornell’s collections, will precede Nitrate Kisses. It's the film that inspired Hammer to become a filmmaker. Don’t miss it! 

Among the great cinematic portraits of Jewish life in America, Joan Micklin Silver’s delightful Hester Street (Thurs & Sat) features an Oscar-nominated performance by Carol Kane (pictured), chronicling a Jewish immigrant's journey to assimilation. Visiting scholar Elissa Sampson (Jewish Studies) will introduce the Thursday screening. We'll be presenting a beautiful new restoration, which recently premiered in the New York Film Festival’s Revivals section. 

Hong Sang-soo’s prolific output continues apace this weekend with The Woman Who Ran (Fri & Sun). Hong’s latest stars Kim Min-hee in three vignettes as a woman visiting friends while her husband is on a business trip. This simple premise allows Hong to spin a web of interconnecting philosophies and coincidences, built up over his typical sly structural repetitions. 

This week also sees the re-release of Hayao Miyazaki’s first feature, Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro (Thurs & Sun) and Marvel’s Black Widow (Fri & Sat).

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Image from the film HESTER STREET