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And the winner is . . .

Two Cornellians are nominated for Oscars this year, and both will attend a Cornell Club of Los Angeles event tonight. Thelma Schoonmaker ’61, Martin Scorsese’s longtime film editor, is up for “Hugo.” If she wins Feb. 26, it will be Schoonmaker’s fourth Academy Award. She won for “Raging Bull” (1980), “The Aviator” (2005) and “The Departed“ (2006).     […]

Doc scores Oscar nom

The Sundance Film Festival winner “Hell and Back Again” has been nominated for a best documentary feature Oscar. The story of an American soldier’s rocky return to civilian life after service in Afghanistan was directed by photojournalist turned filmmaker Danfung Dennis ’05, who studied applied economics and management at Cornell. The film is set to air on the PBS series Independent Lens in […]

‘Hell’ takes two Sundance prizes

“Hell and Back Again,” a documentary directed by Danfung Dennis ’05, won the World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary and the World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film tells the story of U.S. Marine Nathan Harris and follows him from the start of his 2009 Afghanistan tour to his return […]