Finger Lakes Film Trail

Supported in part by a grant from Humanities New York, the Finger Lakes Film Trail is a new and evolving project that offers a fresh and exciting opportunity to interpret the singular history and culture of central New York by highlighting some of the greatest motion picture innovations at three sites: the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, the Wharton Studio Museum in Ithaca, and the Case Research Laboratory in Auburn. Film events, lectures, and screenings are planned and will be hosted at each of the partner sites.


New book by Dr. Barbara Tepa Lupack published by Cornell University Press to be released on April 15, 2020.  

On April 18, Wharton Studio Museum enthusiastically invites you to the book launch party for Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema. It’s the first book about the pioneering filmmakers, Theodore and Leopold Wharton, whose Wharton, Inc. Studios attracted some of the best-known actors of the day to Ithaca, NY, and who produced hundreds of films between 1914 and 1920.

Join us at our favorite independent bookshop Buffalo Street Books in downtown Ithaca for a reading, Q&A, book signing and more!

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM