Cornell Cinema, 104 Willard Straight Hall
October 24, 7:15 PM
Directed by Jacqueline Goss and starring Dani Leventhal and Katya Gorker, the Cornell Cinema presents The Observers (2012). The land and sky of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire form a varying frame for two climatologists as they go about the solitary and steadfast work of measuring and recording the weather. Based in part on the Nathaniel Hawthorne story "The Great Carbuncle," this film features the extreme and surprising beauty of the windiest mountain in the world.
Jacqueline Goss makes movies and web-based works that explore how political, cultural, and scientific systems change the ways we think about ourselves. For the last few years she has used 2D digital animation techniques to work within the genre of the animated documentary. Her most recent videos are How To Fix The World --a look at Soviet-sponsored literacy programs in 1930’s Central Asia and Stranger Comes To Town –an animated documentary about the identity-tracking of immigrants and travelers coming into the United States. A native of New Hampshire, she attended Brown University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She teaches in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College in the Hudson Valley of New York. She is a 2008 Tribeca Film Institute Media Arts Fellow and the 2007 recipient of the Herb Alpert Award in Film and Video.