Cornell Cinema heads downtown to the Commons this fall to participate in First Friday Gallery Night, a monthly 5 – 8pm walking tour of downtown Ithaca galleries showing their latest art exhibits, which will now be capped off with a 9:15pm screening of an art documentary at Cinemapolis.
With less expensive digital technology making it possible to produce more and more wonderful films about art, we’re happy to have a new outlet for these fascinating films that shed light on both historic and contemporary art. First up is !Women Art Revolution, an entertaining and revelatory ‘secret history’ of Feminist Art that deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. Then in October see Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, a portrait of German artist Anselm Kiefer’s alchemical creative processes as practiced in his now-abandoned studio estate in the South of France. So grab a bite to eat after you finish touring the galleries and then stop by Cinemapolis for a film about art, the perfect way to end your evening.
Tickets for the downtown screenings will be $7 all, no comps, discount cards or passes accepted. Films will also be offered at least once on campus in Willard Straight Theatre for regular Cornell Cinema prices.
Art Docs Downtown is cosponsored with the Cornell Dept. of Art, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and the Downtown Ithaca Alliance.
The first 2 screenings:
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2 at 9:15 pm: !WOMEN ART REVOLUTION
(plus Sept. 5 & 6 at Cornell Cinema)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 at 9:15 pm: OVER YOUR CITIES GRASS WILL GROW
(plus October 5 and 6 at Cornell Cinema)