The acclaimed director of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Sciamma is not interested in antagonists propelling the narrative. Rather, she explores what could happen if the narrative moved away from conflict and the characters found themselves in agreement. Because now, the story is allowed to take any shape it desires.
Although often left unspoken, there are acceptable and unacceptable paths to fame in Hollywood. Often actors who work with explicit content are regarded as lesser than. In its satirical fashion, X challenges this long held prejudice.
“American Masters” producer Michael Kantor ’83 and “Succession” producer Scott Ferguson ’82 will discuss their experience in the film industry at Cornell Cinema’s “From the Big Red to the Red Carpet” event.
Now, as I pass the roaring Triphammer Falls and run my fingers along the walls of the rugged Ithaca Commons shops, I can sense the liveliness of each landmark, as if they are screaming lights, camera, action!