Special Guests Spring 2022

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Visiting Artists and Guest Speakers

Twenty to thirty guest filmmakers and other speakers attend Cornell Cinema screenings each year to introduce, discuss or perform with work. Some filmmakers also visit film production or other classes while on campus. Over its 50 year history, hundreds of filmmakers and other artists have been hosted by Cornell Cinema.

Special Guests Spring 2022

Former Cornell Cinema Director Richard Herskowitz
introduces James Blue’s newly restored The Olive Trees of Justice (1962)
note: intro pre-recorded
Wed Jan 26 – Sun Feb 6 (on demand)

Cornell faculty Patty Keller (Comp Lit/Romance Studies)
introduces a new restoration of Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash’s Sweetgrass (2010)
Tues Feb 8 @ 5:15

Cornell faculty Patty Keller (Comp Lit/Romance Studies)
introduces a new restoration of Lynne Ramsay’s brilliant debut, Ratcatcher (2000)
Tues Feb 15 @ 5:15 

Cornell faculty & Director of the Institute for African Development N'Dri Assié-Lumumba (ASRC)
       introduces Mamahet-Saleh Haroun's Lingui, the Sacred Bonds (2021)
       Thur Feb 17 @ 7:00
       Sun Feb 20 @ 7:15
 
Cornell faculty Andrew Campana (Asian Studies)
introduces a new digital restoration of Satoshi Kon’s anime Millennium Actress (2001)
Thur Feb 17 @ 9:15
 
Filmmaker Josh Bonnetta in person
presents his newest film The Two Sights (An Dà Shealladh)
The Two Sights explores the phenomenon of ‘second sight’ in Scotland
Wed Feb 23 @ 7:00
 
Cornell faculty Jessica Bardsley (PMA)
introduces Mati Diop's Atlantics (2019)
Wed Mar 2 @ 7:00
 
Cornell faculty Tristan Ivory (Sociology)
leads a post-screening discussion following Mati Diop's Atlantics (2019)
Wed Mar 2 @ 7:00
 
Filmmakers Cathy Lee Crane & Jason Livingston ’94
present (X)-trACTION, a program of short films, in person
(X)-trACTION is a collaborative of five media artists (Nicole Antebi/Laurie McKenna/Erin Wilkerson/Cathy Lee Crane/Jason Livingston) who have come together to share their latest work
Mon Mar 7 @ 7:30

Cornell faculty Patty Keller (Comp Lit/Romance Studies)
introduces Costa da Morte
Tues Mar 8 @ 5:15

Filmmaker Shatara Michelle Ford
participates in a Q&A via Zoom, following the screening of her debut feature, Test Pattern
Wed Mar 9 @ 7:00

Cornell faculty Andrew Campana (Asian Studies)
introduces a restoration of the Toshio Matsumoto’s Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)
Thur Mar 10 @ 9:15

Mexican Ethiopian filmmaker Jessica Beshir
participates in a pre-recorded Q & A that will be shown following a screening of her film Faya Dayi
(one of 15 films shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature Oscar)
Wed Mar 16 @ 7:00

The Anvil Orchestra
performs their live score to Josef von Sternberg’s silent gangster film Underworld (1927)
The Anvil Orchestra consists of Roger C. Miller (keyboard) and Terry Donahue (accordion, saw & more) of the widely popular Alloy Orchestra
special pricing: $12 general/$10 students ($2 off for All-Access Pass holders)
Fri Mar 18 @ 7:00

Cornell faculty Patty Keller (Comp Lit/Romance Studies)
introduces Andrei Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia (1983)
Tues Mar 22 @ 7:00

Filmmaker & Cornell faculty Jessica Bardsley (Performing & Media Arts)
presents Rocks, Stars, and Other Feelings, a program of her short films, in person
Wed Mar 23 @ 5:00 (FREE)

Acclaimed klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and silent film pianist Donald Sosin
perform their live original music to the Austrian silent The City Without Jews (1924)
Thur Mar 24 @ 7:00
special pricing: $12 general/$10 students ($2 off for All-Access Pass holders)

Cornell faculty Andrew Campana (Asian Studies)
introduces Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away
Thur Mar 24 @ 9:30

Cornell faculty Patty Keller (Comp Lit/Romance Studies)
introduces Homo Sapiens (2013), directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Tues Mar 29 @ 5:15

Guest Artist Luis Macías
presents Your Eyes Are Spectral Machines – a live projection performance
three performances - involving 16mm, 35mm and slide projectors
Wed Mar 30 @ 7:00

Denise Green (Director, Cornell Fashion & Textile Collection) and filmmaker Katherine Sender (Dept of Communication/ FGSS)
participate in a post-screening discussion of Threads: Sustaining India’s Textile Tradition
Wed Apr 13 @ 4:45

Guest Artist Roger Beebe
presents Roger Beebe's Films for 1-8 Projectors
Roger Beebe is a filmmaker whose work since 2006 consists primarily of multiple-projector performances and essayistic videos that explore the world of found images
Thur Apr 14 @ 7:00

Filmmaker Philippe Lacôte
discusses his film Night of the Kings (2020) with Maboula Soumahoro, Assoc Professor in the English Dept at the University of Tours, and Dr. Eric Edi, a native of Ivory Coast, who serves as the founding member and the Chief Operating Officer/Policy and Research Director of the Coalition of African Communities (AFRICOM) in Philadelphia, in a pre-recorded conversation organized by the Institute for African Development that will be shown following a screening of the film
Wed April 20 @ 7:00
 
Filmmaker Lisa Marie Malloy
presents A Shape of Things to Come (2020)
Mon Apr 25 @ 7:00
 
Poet & author David Lehman
introduces Billy Wilder’s classic noir, Double Indemnity (1944)
Lehman’s latest book, The Mysterious Romance of Murder: Crime, Detection, and the Spirit of Noir, published by Cornell University Press, will be available for sale at the screening.
Thur May 5 @ 7:00