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January 19,2018 02:00
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Cat lovers beware: Sátántangó, one of art cinema's most notorious masterpieces, is returning in a 4K restoration

When it comes to difficult-but-rewarding modern art, few films can compete with the reputation of Sátántangó, the 7 ½ hour magnum opus of the Hungarian director Béla Tarr—a blackly comic allegory of boundless pessimism and squalor, set at a decrepit collective farm lost in rain, greed, small-mindedness, and the influence of a pseudo-messianic sociopath. It’s structured in 12 overlapping c...
January 17,2018 10:00
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BCAT announces 2018 Cinema Series

BCAT recently announced the 2018 edition of the BCAT Cinema Series is looking for guest presenters in the months of March, May and September.As the Cinema Series enters its second year, BCAT is looking to expand the scope of the program by offering community members a chance to select the films and give their own presentation as part of the series. BCAT is looking for knowledgeable presenters, rea...
January 10,2018 18:20
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India ditches compulsory national anthem at cinema

India's compulsory playing of its national anthem before cinema screenings has been toppled by the Supreme Court. It has, however, specified that audiences stand briefly if movie halls drop the patriotic singalong.
November 19,2017 15:00
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Turkish capital bans LGBT cinema, exhibitions

The Turkish capital Ankara has banned the public showing of films and exhibitions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, the governor's office said on Sunday, citing risks to public safety.
November 18,2017 23:00
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Cinema and the Russian Revolution

By Martin Melarkey  Foyle Film Festival marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution with a screening of October, Sergei Eisenstein’s epic portrayal of the events...
November 18,2017 18:40
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Arab Cinema's Moment of Truth

Artists are the bellwether of society, and if Arab cinema is anything to go by, the region is at the cusp of another major upheaval.
November 18,2017 18:40
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Funding Art is Important: A Defense of Cornell Cinema

Cornell is not a university specifically reserved for the STEM disciplines. We were founded under a proud cosmopolitan banner of “Any Person, Any Study,” and we differ from MIT or CalTech in that we claim to offer the highest possible level of instruction in any field a person might choose. As a former PMA/English major […]
November 03,2017 08:00
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Students Protest at SA After Committee Votes to Defund Cornell Cinema

Gabriel Kaufman ’18, appropriations committee chair, said the Cinema was an “insolvent, high-cost, labor intensive enterprise,” that failed to comply with the S.A.’s request to improve efficiency. The University, not the students, should be subsidizing costs of the Cinema, he said in the meeting.
November 02,2017 17:20
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Guest Room | Defending Our Cinema

A few semesters ago, when I was a more active staff writer in this section, I reviewed the 1971 film Walkabout before it screened at the Cornell Cinema. When the opportunity arose to review one of the greatest Australian films ever made, I obviously seized it without hesitation, thankful there exists an institution right here […]
November 02,2017 11:00
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Bin Laden was a big fan of American cinema

Osama bin Laden hated America — but he and his family sure loved American movies, according to a list of the videos that were seized during the raid in which the al Qaeda kingpin was killed. Navy
November 02,2017 11:00
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SA Appropriations Committee Votes to Defund Cornell Cinema

The Student Assembly Appropriations Committee voted on Monday to allocate $0 to Cornell Cinema in 2018-20 in advance of the S.A. meeting on Thursday, when members of the Assembly will debate whether or not to approve the Committee’s recommendations.
November 02,2017 11:00
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Guest Room | Defending Our Cinema | The Cornell Daily Sun

A few semesters ago, when I was a more active staff writer in this section, I reviewed the 1971 film Walkabout before it screened at the Cornell Cinema. When the opportunity arose to review one of the greatest Australian films ever made, I obviously seized it without hesitation, thankful there exists an institution right here […]