Orientation Week
at Cornell Cinema

Films are FREE for new students with ID
Sun Aug 20—Fri Aug 25!
FREE to all Cornell students on Fri Aug 25

Cornell Cinema launches its fall season on Sunday, Aug 20 and NEW STUDENTS (undergrads, grads & transfers) are invited to attend for FREE through Friday, Aug 25! Cornell Cinema offers a classic movie going experience in the vintage Willard Straight Theatre and is considered one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, showing a wide variety of films every month, including recent hits, cult favorites, classics, world cinema and more. We also host visiting filmmakers and live music/film events.

Regular student ticket prices are just $5.50/$6, and even cheaper with purchase of a Six Pass for $27 (good for six admissions to regularly priced events and valid for a full year).

All Cornell students get in FREE to Fri Aug 25 shows (Beauty and the Beast & Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2) courtesy of Welcome Weekend.

  • Aug 20•22 Casablanca (1942)
    directed by Michael Curtiz; cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
    Catch the legendary American classic that put “Here's looking at you, kid” on the lips of millions of would-be Bogarts. Based on Cornell alum Murray Burnett's ’31 play Everybody Comes to Rick's. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year!
    1 hr 42 min/USA/DCP
  • Aug 21 An Orientation to Cornell Cinema & Movie Poster Sale
    with Cinema representatives, including Student Advisory Board President Yuji Yang
    Cornell Cinema is considered one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country and you can find out why tonight. Munch on FREE popcorn while you watch a slew of coming attractions trailers & cool short films, find out how you can become involved, and win door prizes (including movie passes and t-shirts)! After the presentation, head backstage for a movie poster sale: wide selection of recent films available for great prices! All are welcome.
  • Aug 22•25 Beauty and the Beast (2017)
    directed by Bill Condon; cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens
    Disney’s live-action musical recreation of the timeless tale is truly enchanting!
    2 hrs 9 min/UK/USA/DCP ’Scope
  • Aug 23 Tomorrow (2017)
    directed by Cyril Dion & Melanie Laurent
    An award-winning & optimistic French documentary that showcases alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education in the age of climate change. Student representatives from the Cornell Environmental Collaborative will be on hand to talk about what they do and how you can get involved.
    1 hr 58 min/France/BluRay
  • Aug 23•26 Get Out (2017)
    directed by Jordan Peele; cast: Allison Williams, Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener
    Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed social horror thriller is well worth a second or third look!
    1 hr 44 min/USA/DCP ’Scope
  • Aug 24•27 Le Samourai (1967)
    introduced by Professor Jonathan Kirshner (Government) on Aug 24
    directed by Jean-Pierre Melville; cast: Alain Delon, Nathalie Delon
    A classic of French noir starring Alain Delon, in trenchcoat and fedora, as an emotionless killer on the pitiless streets of 60s Paris. “A razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology—maverick director Jean-Pierre Melville's masterpiece defines cool.” (Janus Films) Print courtesy of the Institut Français. Special thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
    1 hr 44 min/France/35mm
  • Aug 24•26•29 Your Name (2016)
    directed by Makoto Shinkai; cast: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kimishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa
    High school students Taki and Mitsuha—one, a boy in Tokyo, the other, a girl in the countryside—wake up after a meteor shower and discover they have switched bodies, creating a mysterious but strong connection between them. Your Name unseated Spirited Away as the highest-grossing anime film of all time.
    1 hr 47 min/Japan/DCP
  • Aug 25•27 Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2 (2017)
    directed by James Gunn; cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana
    Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel's GGV2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos.
    2 hrs 16 min/USA/DCP ’Scope