Art & Protest

Audiences joined us for three cinematic masterpieces as rousing in their politics as their artistry. Art & Protest was presented by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Yale Film Archive in conjunction with the exhibition Art, Protest, & the Archives, on view at the Beinecke from August 4, 2023, through January 7, 2024. All Art & Protest screenings were free and open to the public, with 35mm prints from the Yale Film Archive.

Humanities Quadrangle, Room L02
320 York Street
New Haven, CT

7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023
(Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966, 121 mins)
Set during Algeria's struggle for independence and scored by Ennio Morricone, Pontecorvo’s Golden Lion-winning masterpiece remains tragically relevant and visually astonishing. “Both a how-to manual for guerrilla terrorism and a cautionary tale about how to fight it” (Chris Nashawaty). In Arabic and French with English subtitles. Introduction by Kevin Repp.

7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023
(Haskell Wexler, 1969, 111 mins)
Robert Forster stars as a TV news cameraman at Chicago’s 1968 Democratic National Convention in what Vincent Canby called "a film of tremendous visual impact, a kind of cinematic Guernica, a picture of America in the process of exploding into fragmented bits of hostility, suspicion, fear, and violence." Introduction by Archer Neilson.

7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023
(Spike Lee, 1989, 120 mins)
Lee’s Oscar-nominated screenplay sets tensions to boil on a hot Bed-Stuy day when a boombox and a pizzeria’s wall of fame spark a tragedy. Siskel and Ebert both named it the best film of 1989. Starring Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Rosie Perez, Bill Nunn, Giancarlo Esposito, John Turturro, and Samuel L. Jackson. Introduction by Archer Neilson.

See the full Yale Film Archive screening schedule here.

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