featuring CU Provost’s Visiting Professor
(and Monty Python alum) John Cleese!
Cornell Cinema regularly hosts a variety of guest filmmakers—screenwriters, editors, directors, producers, experimental & documentary makers, and more—and this Fall is no different. A highlight this semester is a visit by the incomparable John Cleese, who wrote, stars in and co-directed (uncredited) the hilarious A Fish Called Wanda, who will be here on September 10. But we’ll also welcome Singaporean producer Weijie Lai, Argentinian writer/director Matias Piñeiro, former Ithaca resident & writer/director Katherine Dieckmann, Japanese experimental filmmakers Daïchi Saïto and Tomonari Nishikawa, Indian filmmaker Avijit Mukul Kishore & architect collaborator Rohan Shivkumark, and Australian documentary maker Tim Slade.
Both Piñeiro’s and Slade’s visits are made possible in part with public funds from NYSCA's Electronic Media & Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.