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May 15, 2023
Eight Men Out (John Sayles, 1988, 119 mins) John Sayles in person! Based on the true story of the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal, Sayles's indie drama shows the best team in baseball playing dirty when low-balled by the boss and bribed by gangsters. Called "essential moviegoing" by Peter Travers, Eight...
May 5, 2023
Treasures from the Yale Film Archive announces a summer of 35mm film screenings, all free and open to the public. Treasures screenings take place in the recently-constructed cinema spaces in the Yale Humanities Quadrangle, located at 320 York Street, between Elm and Grove in New Haven. Join us! A.I...
April 25, 2023
In Mexico City on April 20, 2023, the Yale Film Archive’s application for full Member status in the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) was approved by an overwhelming majority of archives voting in person and online during the General Assembly of the 2023 FIAF Congress. After joining...
April 13, 2023
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001, 146 mins) Spanning 2,000 years, this sci-fi fairy tale follows a robot programmed to love (Haley Joel Osment) as he struggles to win his human mother’s acceptance, and seeks the Blue Fairy in hopes of becoming a real boy. Based on a long-...
April 11, 2023
Desert Hearts (Donna Deitch, 1985, 91 mins) Set in Reno in the ‘50s, Deitch’s “astonishingly polished and nuanced first film” (Paul Attanasio) portrays the romance between a Columbia professor awaiting her divorce and a free-spirited younger woman. Helen Shaver and Patricia Charbonneau star in this...
April 5, 2023
What Time Is It There? (Tsai Ming-liang, 2001, 116 mins) The romantic, melancholy quest for connection is explored through long takes, parallel narratives, and spectral swaths of color. "This wonderful, one-of-a-kind movie hops from Taiwan to France, from tragedy to deadpan comedy, and, in its...
March 21, 2023
The Catch (Shinji Somai, 1983, 140 mins) The legendary Ken Ogata stars as a father and fisherman whose daughter's boyfriend wants to learn the perilous trade. Their brutal cross-generational struggle—leading to destruction on land and sea—shows how "for fishermen, there's only paradise or hell." In...

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