Why do we watch films? There are many answers to this question, but I would imagine the most common response is because they are therapeutic: Tragedies allow us to release emotion; comedies distract us from the harsher aspects of life. Cinema also transports, in the sense that it carries us to a different place. This is a quality that makes watching movies in dreary Ithaca (now approaching its wintry dreariest) a particularly admirable pursuit.
Original Author: Hannah Stamler