Cinemix Film Screening: Within Our Gates + Solomon Sir Jones Films with live music by Donald Sosin

Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Humanities Quadrangle, L02
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Within Our Gates (Oscar Micheaux, 1920, 35mm, 83 mins)

Solomon Sir Jones Films (Solomon Sir Jones, 1924-1928, DCP)

Live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin! African-American life in the 1920s is revealed through the documentaries of Oklahoma’s Solomon Sir Jones and the bold drama Within Our Gates, the oldest known surviving film by an African-American director. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive, DCP from the Beinecke Library. Co-presented with the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in honor of the centenary of Solomon Sir Jones’s filmmaking career.

“Cinemix” features stand-alone screenings of standout films, presented by the Yale Film Archive and our colleagues from across campus and beyond.