Cornell Cinema Fall 2016

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Tues Oct 4: Short Film written by Asst. Prof. Austin Bunn (PMA)

On Tues Oct 4, Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island will be preceded by the narrative short Titan (2016, 9 mins), directed by Sorrel Brae and written & produced by Asst Professor Austin Bunn (PMA). Synopsis: Years after an environmental protest in a remote forest, a young woman returns to a centuries-old redwood to face her past, 250 feet in the air.

October is Silent Movie Month in Ithaca!

Cornell Cinema joins the Wharton Studio Museum and others to celebrate silent movies this October. We are featuring two spooky classics out of Weimar Germany. F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu, a tale of a vampire, shown in Sage Chapel with accompaniment by Austin’s The Invincible Czars (Thur Oct 13 @ 7:30); and an recently restored Fritz Lang epic, Destiny, with piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip Carli (Thur Oct 27 @ 7:00). These are special price events; get your tickets now at

And right away in November, we bring back the Alloy Orchestra, for 4 total silent films with live original scores (Nov 3–5). Get those tickets now and beat the rush!

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Coming Soon

Thur Sept 29: Film Scholar Olga Gershenson

Film scholar Olga Gershenson (UMass, Amherst) presents a FREE screening of Eastern Corridor, a recently rediscovered film about the Holocaust, set in Belarus. Gershenson’s latest book, The Phantom Holocaust (2013), reveals unknown Holocaust films from the Soviet Union. (Thur Sept 29 @ 7:00, free.)

Mon Oct 3: Angkor Awakens with filmmakers

Director Robert Lieberman, producer Deborah Hoard ’78 and editor David Kossack present their latest film: Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia, which has been four years in the making and culled from 130 hours of footage. (Mon Oct 3 @ 7:00).

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