Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: Boys Don’t Cry

Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Humanities Quadrangle, L01
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Boys Don’t Cry (Kimberly Peirce, 1999, 35mm, 118 mins)

25th anniversary screening! Peirce’s first feature tells the true story of Brandon Teena, the victim of a transphobic attack in Nebraska. “A stirring, emotionally true testament” (Mark Caro) “driven by performances of such luminous humanity that they break your heart” (Stephen Hunter). Boys Don’t Cry earned Hilary Swank an Oscar, and Chloë Sevigny an Oscar nomination. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

The “Treasures from the Yale Film Archive” series is presented with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.