British director Charlie Shackleton visits Yale for a screening and discussion of his experimental feature film The Afterlight. This film exists as just a single 35mm print, hand-delivered by Shackleton to every screening around the world. "Every time it screens," Shackleton notes, "that lone print will further erode: a living record of its own life in circulation. Eventually it will deteriorate to nothing." Compiled from fragments of hundreds of films, the assembled actors have one thing in common: none of them are still alive. The Afterlight allows these performers to live again—however briefly—through these fragile traces of their work. Post-screening discussion with Shackleton and archivist Brian Meacham.
Free and open to the public. All attendees must be asymptomatic and fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters when eligible) and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Yale-approved masks are required at all times.
7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24
53 Wall Street Auditorium
New Haven, CT