Spring 2013 series


$50 general ($90 a pair) and $30 student ($50 a pair);
available now at CornellCinemaTickets.com and starting Mon Feb 25 from 104 Willard Straight (9–5) 607.255.3522

films tonight

The theatre will be decked out in playing cards of various shapes and sizes to create the perfect atmosphere for screenings of collage artist Lewis Klahr's The Pettifogger, about a year in the life of a gambler and con man circa 1963, during the cocktail hour (7:30pm), and then a beautiful 40th anniversary print of The Sting, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, as the feature presentation (9pm). The tale of a couple of con men, the film won an incredible seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Newman and Redford are joined by the late actor Harold Gould, who earned two graduate degrees in theater at Cornell (M.A. '48, Ph.D. '53), before going on to a successful career on Broadway and in Hollywood. Along with the more glamorous Oscars, the film earned awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, and Best Music.

We highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance, and, if possible, picking them up in advance from our office! Otherwise, they will be held for you at the will call table on March 2nd. If you can't make it, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Cornell Cinema.

The Schedule

7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and desserts, courtesy of some of Ithaca's finest dining & catering establishments
Cash bar
live jazz piano with A. J. Strauss
Silent Auction
  • An original poster of The Sting autographed by Robert Redford!
  • Five copies of The Making of Life of Pi, autographed by Best Director Oscar winner, Ang Lee!
  • Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers (2012) by James Balog & Terry Tempest Williams, autographed by National Geographic photographer James Balog, in addition to four reserved seats for the screening of Chasing Ice, with special guest James Balog, on Monday, April 8
  • A fabulous hot pink combo poster of Dr. No (1962) and Goldfinger (1964), in addition to a pair of tickets to Dr. No, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger, all screening in April
  • A gift certificate for dinner for two at Taverna Banfi's, in addition to a pair of tickets for Now, Forager, a film about love and fungi, screening on March 30th & 31st
  • Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection on Blu-ray, in addition to a pair of tickets to Dr. No, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger, all screening in April
  • Several copies of the Life of Pi poster signed by Best Director Oscar winner, Ang Lee!
  • Hollywood's Last Golden Age (2012), signed by author Jonathan Kirshner, in addition to an original poster from Chinatown (1974)
  • Wine from Sparrow's Fine Wines
  • A collection of con artist books: The Mark Inside (2012), signed by author Amy Reading; Norfleet (1924) signed by J. Frank Norfleet; Con Man: A Master Swindler's Own Story (1948/2004 reprint) by J.R. "Yellow Kid" Weil and W.T. Brannon; The Big Con by David W. Maurer (1940/1999 reprint)
  • A gift certificate for dinner for two at Dano's on Seneca, in addition to a poster of The Tin Drum: The Director's Cut
  • Two tickets to each remaining show presented by the Cornell Concert Series, in addition to a poster from The Silence Before Bach
  • A classic drawing by Bill Plympton, signed by the Oscar-nominated indie animator (Your Face, Guard Dog)
  • A Three Play Pass to the Kitchen Theatre Company, in addition to a $35 gift certificate to Fine Line Bistro
  • A $75 Gift Certificate for American Crafts by Robbie Dein on the Ithaca Commons, in addition to a poster for Gerhard Richter Painting
  • A collection of DVDs by collage artist Lewis Klahr, whose work is highlighted in the March 2013 issue of Art Forum magazine, in addition to two tickets to An Evening with Collage Artist and Animator Lewis Klahr on March 7th
  • A gray Kenneth Cole jacket (size M) from the 2007 Sundance Film Festival (tags still on), donated by Cornell alum and screenwriter, Andrea Berloff '95, in addition to a poster for Searching for Sugar Man, winner of the World Cinema Audience Award for Documentary at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and a pair of tickets to one of Cornell Cinema's screenings of the film in April
  • A sampler pack of specialty olive oils & vinegar from F. Oliver's on the Ithaca Commons, in addition to a poster for A Chef in Love
  • An autographed, bound copy of Andrea Berloff's '95 screenplay for Oliver Stone's 2006 movie, World Trade Center, in addition to a poster for the film
  • DVD box sets from the Criterion Collection
  • A gift certificate from the East Hill Flying Club for a 30-minute flight over Ithaca, in addition to a 2013 calendar with photos from silent films featuring flying machines!
8:45 – 9pm
Drawings for an array of wonderful door prizes
9 – 11:10pm
screening of a beautiful 40th anniversary print of The Sting

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