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Sunday, July 14, 2019
July 14-20, 2019
Critic Roger Ebert's preferred definition of a great film was, "any movie he could not bear the thought of never seeing again." To which CAU would add, "any movie we couldn't bear not to talk about."
CAU's favorite film guru, Jonathan Kirshner, a Cornell economist with a keen interest in film industry, will focus his critical eye on a smorgasbord of spectacular cinema, mixing lectures, film clips, and discussion for a wide-ranging consideration of what makes a movie a masterpiece. Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, Robert Altman's Gosford Park, François Truffaut's Day for Night, Woody Allen's Manhattan, and Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria will be on our A list.
No special background in film studies is required. Just come with a zest for viewing and discussing movies. In spring 2019, Jonathan will send a list of films he'd like you to preview before the seminar.
This program is part of Cornell’s Adult University (CAU), which offers education vacations designed and led by Cornell faculty. Programs include off-campus travel adventures and weeklong on-campus summer courses open to all, including Cornell alumni, families, and friends.