October 2022 News

October 31, 2022
Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937, 113 mins) French officers attempt to free themselves from World War I prison camps in what Janet Maslin called "one of the most haunting of all war films" and Jonathan Rosenbaum cited as "one of the key humanist expressions to be found in movies: sad, funny,...
October 24, 2022
Losing Ground (Kathleen Collins, 1982, 86 mins) 35mm preservation premiere with star Seret Scott and film scholar Nzingha Kendall in person! An academic and an artist leave New York for a summer in the country, where their relationship is tested by professional rivalry and romantic jealousy. "...
YDS student’s notebook from 1853
October 18, 2022
This exhibit in the Current Periodical area and Day Missions Room traces the development of the theology faculty at YDS, beginning with Nathaniel W. Taylor's "New Haven Theology" and including D.C. Macintosh, Robert Calhoun, H. Richard Niebuhr, George Lindbeck, Hans Frei, David Kelsey, Margaret...
October 17, 2022
A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, 1951, 125 mins) New print! This classic screens in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Tennessee Williams play's 1947 world premiere at New Haven's Shubert Theater. Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden reprise their stage roles, with Vivien Leigh joining...
Photograph of Braxton Shelley
October 14, 2022
Minister and musicologist Braxton D. Shelley, faculty in the Department of Music and at the Institute of Sacred Music, and Libby Van Cleve, director of Yale Library’s Oral History of American Music (OHAM), have teamed up to launch a series of one-on-one interviews with leaders in gospel music. The...
Willie Ruff (photo by Michael Marsland)
October 14, 2022
Jazz musician Willie Ruff, founding director of the Duke Ellington Fellowship Program at Yale, returns to campus on Oct. 14 to celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary. Through the Ellington program, dubbed The Conservatory without Walls, renowned musicians mentored and performed with young people...
October 10, 2022
Pariah (Dee Rees, 2011, 86 mins) A Brooklyn teenager comes out and comes of age in the debut feature film from writer/director Dee Rees. Lou Lumenick called the Sundance hit "a look at the joy, confusion, and heartbreak of adolescence that's both culture- and locale-specific and, at the same time,...

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