The Yale Film Study celebrates the 50th anniversary of the acquisition of the Yale Collection of Classic Films, formerly the John Griggs Collection of Classic Films, with a special Treasures from the Yale Film Archive event. This collection of more than 200 prints was the nucleus of the University's nascent film archive, and it has supported and inspired generations of Yale film scholars in their teaching, learning, and research. The night will feature 16mm selections from Yale's first motion picture collection, including THE MARK OF ZORRO with Douglas Fairbanks and THE BALLOONATIC with Buster Keaton, presented with live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin. On February 23rd at 7:00PM - 10:00PM at the Whitney Humanities Center.
When the United States entered World War I, the call of mass mobilization permeated every aspect of American life. Americans answered this call—for service and sacrifice, money and time, life and loyalty—with deep ambivalence; an ambivalence reflecting the divisive and singular nature of the conflict, but reflecting too the conflicting interests of emerging populations in a rapidly changing nation. This new exhibition explores explores this moment of paradox at its centennial, as reflected in speeches, pamphlets, photographs, posters, popular songs, and other examples of propaganda and protest from the period. The Exhibition begins February 12—June 1, 2018 in The Memorabilia Room, at Sterling Memorial Library.