Public Screenings


Treasures from the Yale Film Archive is an ongoing series of classic and contemporary films in 35mm from the Yale film collection. From Hollywood blockbusters to art house hits, from experimental animation to recent Yale preservation projects, Treasures has something for everyone. These screenings are always free and open to the public. Join us!


For more upcoming campus screenings, visit the Yale Calendar (select "Film & Media Screenings").

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Do you have an idea for a public film screening or series? Are you interested in presenting films from the Yale Film Archive's collection? The Yale Public Screening Partnership program welcomes proposals for public screenings from academic units, student groups, museums, and other Yale organizations.

Students interested in film programming should consider joining some of the many great film groups on campus:


The Yale Film Archive is always looking for opportunities to collaborate. Over the last decade, we have:

  • Co-presented screenings with over 30 Yale departments and organizations.
  • Co-presented screenings with over 30 local and national community groups.
  • Included more than 50 Yale faculty members in film introductions and panel discussions.
  • Included 25 Yale students in film introductions and panel discussions.
  • Included more than 20 representatives of local community groups in panel discussions.
  • Had numerous students write Film Notes for Treasures screenings.
  • Included graduate students as co-programmers for our biennial “Class Pictures” screenings.
  • Collaborated with faculty to turn several course screenings into public events.
  • Mentored graduate and undergraduate students on their series and conferences.
  • Created the Public Screening Partnership program to encourage the use of Yale Film Archive prints in campus screenings.
  • Worked with fellow FIAF archives to bring prints from their collections to Yale for screenings.
  • Promoted Yale screenings on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
  • Included Yale faculty, alumni, and local experts in the Treasure Talks video discussion series.

If you would like to collaborate on an upcoming screening or series, please get in touch! We welcome your ideas.


In recent years, special guests at Yale Film Archive screenings have included:

  • Actors Brooke Adams, Abigail Breslin, Keir Dullea, Julian Sands, and Seret Scott
  • Film critics Bilge Ebiri and Wesley Morris
  • Musical accompanist Donald Sosin
  • Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Goldman
  • Academy Award-winning producer Bruce Cohen
  • Documentarians Lauren Belfer, Sarah Botstein, Peter Davis, Suzannah Herbert, Laura Israel, and Leopold Pospisil
  • Filmmakers Ashish Avikunthak, Curtis Hanson, James Ivory, Caroline Mouris, Robert Mulligan, Bob Rafelson, Michael Roemer, Charlie Shackleton, and Norman Weissman
  • Yale alumni filmmakers Max Barbakow, Phyllis Chillingworth, Nick Doob, Warrington Hudlin, Alexis Krasilovsky, Sandra Luckow, Lynn Novick, Frank Mouris, Willie Ruff, and Oliver Stone


The Yale Film Archive has presented several stand-alone series in the past, including the following:

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