Cornell Cinema has scheduled a showing of a 35mm archival copy of the 1940 film version of The Grapes of Wrath on Wednesday 26 August at 7 pm in the Willard Straight Theater. Stuart Y. McDougal, a local, retired film professor who has written about the novel/film in his book Made Into Movies: From Literature to Film (1985), will introduce the screening.
An additional screening of the movie will take place at 7 pm and on Saturday 29 August at 7pm in the Willard Straight Theater without the introduction.
By popular request, the Tompkins County Public Library hosts the 8th annual Community Read. The Library, working in conjunction with Cornell University’s New Student Reading Project, brings John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath to Ithaca and Tompkins County.Find details on book discussion groups, talks and other events at:
On September 12, the History Center in Tompkins County presents Prof. Clete Daniel, professor of American labor history in the ILR School at Cornell University and author of Bitter Harvest: A History of California Farmworkers, 1870-1941. Prof. Daniel’s presentation will examine these and other questions and will be preceded by a showing of Pare Lorenz’s film “The Plow that Broke the Plains” (25 minutes).
For more information on this event view the flyer here.