3D capabilities highlight Cornell Cinema’s diverse fall schedule

By: Spencer DeRoos,  A&S Communications
August 30, 2017

Cornell Cinema’s diverse fall schedule includes a 3D movie extravaganza, four documentaries premiering in Ithaca, and an event Cornell Cinema director Mary Fessenden describes as “one of the most spectacular events [Cornell Cinema] has ever hosted in our near 50-year history.” All films are open to the public, with discounted admission for Cornell students, seniors and children.

Thanks to significant fundraising and a grant from New York state, Cornell Cinema now has the ability to project in 3D, and seven films will be shown in 3D during the semester, ranging from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Dial M for Murder” to the modern work “Gravity.”

We're very excited to show off our new digital 3D capabilities with this eclectic group of films by acclaimed directors who made great use of the 3D technology available when they made the films,” Fessenden said. “In addition to offering a superior viewing experience to what you find at your average multiplex, we won't be charging anything extra for our 3D screenings.”

Fessenden is particularly excited about the Nov. 3 showing of “Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance.” The 1982 work is a pioneering non-verbal film that uses image, music and ideas to explore the imbalance between humans and the environment. Due to the unique nature of the event and an anticipated large turnout, the film will be shown in Bailey Hall at 7:30 p.m., and advance tickets will be available at baileytickets.com.

Other special events throughout the semester include a showing of two silent films in Sage Chapel, a series of films honoring the work of filmmakers David Lynch and Jean Pierre-Melville and weekly showings of high quality children’s films in the Ithakid film festival on Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Among the many other favorites scheduled to be shown this semester are the 2017 release “Wonder Woman” Sept. 8-9, “Glory” Nov. 2 and Christopher Nolan’s hit film “Dunkirk” Nov. 10-11.

To learn more about any of the above events, and to see Cornell Cinema’s full fall schedule, visit http://cinema.cornell.edu.

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