Springtime in Paris

Ooh la la! As spring approaches, a series of films and events at Cornell Cinema will invoke the sights, sounds, and ambience of the city of love. Think buds and blossoms along the Champs-Elysées; light filtering through the Tour Eiffel; fashionable femmes strolling along the Seine…. On March 5 Cornell Cinema partners with très chic Petrune to present a Funny Face-inspired fashion show. The store that provides Ithaca with vintage, and vintage-inspired clothing will travel up the hill with looks inspired by the 1950s, highlighting the timeless style of Audrey Hepburn in her classic role in the beloved musical. Doors open at 7 for a pre-show reception; the runway opens at 7:20, and Funny Face hits the screen at 8pm. And on March 22, a screening of the contemporary romantic classic, Amélie: with a pre-screening soirée in the Willard Straight Memorial Room. Patrons should arrive at 7:15 in their best berets to enjoy the classic crooning of Edith Piaf, munch on cheese and French bread, and have their pictures taken in an on-site photo booth! Then head downstairs to our theatre for an 8:30 screening of the film. Finally, enjoy one of the most classic representations of Paris in spring: a screening of a new digital restoration of Chris Marker and Pierre L’homme’s seminal film about post-war Paris, Le Joli Mai (The Lovely Month of May). Tickets for the combo Funny Face/Fashion Show are $10 general/$8 students. Tickets for the Amélie event are $10 general/$8 students.

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