Cult Classics & Extras!

Cornell Cinema presents a number of new restorations of cult cinema classics this semester, including David Lynch’s Blue Velvet (celebrating its 30th anniversary), the Coen Brothers’ Blood Simple, and legendary punk doc The Decline of Western Civilization (celebrating its 35th anniversary). We’ve also got a new doc about the unbelievably true story of three teens who made a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark, plus a few screenings of the original film! Topping it all off is a new doc about Hollywood maverick Brian De Palma (De Palma) and a special Halloween weekend screening of the time-warped The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Schedule permitting, filmmaker Penelope Spheeris will participate in a post-screening Q & A via Skype after the screening of The Decline of Western Civilization, which is being shown in advance of the symposium Punk Culture: The Aesthetics and Politics of Refusal and related events scheduled for November 3 – 5.

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