An Elegant Winter Party
and Benefit for Cornell Cinema
A Black & White Ball
Sat Mar 21 @ 8pm • Willard Straight Memorial Room
Cornell Cinema celebrates 45 years of bringing Cornell and the Ithaca community a wide range of films and other cinematic events with a Black and White Ball, which will also serve as the organization’s annual fundraising event. (If you value Cornell Cinema but cannot attend the event, donations can be made by visiting cinema.cornell.edu/info/donate.html.)
Inspired by writer Truman Capote’s famous Black and White Ball, a lavish affair held at the Plaza Hotel in New York in 1966, the evening will feature clips from an array of classic black and white films projected in all corners of the splendid Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room, including several Andy Warhol Screen Tests, a black & white photo booth, door prizes and many more surprises! A live music component will feature a short performance by David Yearsley and Annie Lewandowski, aka Powerdove solo, both from Cornell’s Department of Music. Throughout the evening, guests can partake of an array of complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts, courtesy of some of Ithaca’s finest dining and catering establishments, a cash bar, and a complimentary glass of champagne, courtesy of Sparrow’s Wine Legend.
The evening will culminate in a dance party deejayed by Alexander Livingston, an assistant professor in Cornell’s Department of Government, and his partner, social worker Merike Andre-Barrett, who have an extensive collection of vinyl records and have moonlighted as DJs for many years.
Advance tickets for this gala affair are $45 general ($55 at the door) and $25 students ($35 at the door); available now at CornellCinemaTickets.com, and starting Monday, March 16 from 104 Willard Straight Hall from 9am to 5pm.