Free films: Yale Film Archive announces its spring/summer lineup of hits

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May 8, 2023

This summer, the Treasures from the Yale Film Archive series will screen three acclaimed favorites. All are open to the public, and admission is free.

Sun., May 14, 2 p.m.
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)

A sci-fi fairy tale about a robot programmed to love, struggling to win his human mother’s acceptance and become a real boy. Based on a project by Stanley Kubrick. Stars include William Hurt, Jude Law, and Haley Joel Osment.

Thurs., June 22, 7 p.m.
Eight Men Out (John Sayles, 1988)

Based on the true story of the 1919 Black Sox scandal, when eight members of the Chicago White Sox, playing in the World Series, get tangled up with gangsters, bribes, and the law. All-star cast includes John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, and Charlie Sheen.

Thurs., July 20, 7 p.m.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)

This elaborate epic broke records at the Oscars and the box office, taking audiences to a near-mythic China, where bandits and warriors seek a fabled stolen sword. Stars Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-fat, Zhang Ziyi, and Chang Chen. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

Throughout the year, Treasures from the Yale Film Archive presents classic and contemporary films from around the world in 35mm format—just as they were originally meant to be seen. To keep current on upcoming screenings, sign up to receive the Yale Film Archive’s e-mails and follow on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and check the library calendar’s event listings.

Screenings take place in the new cinema spaces in the Yale Humanities Quadrangle, 320 York Street, between Elm and Grove in New Haven.

In keeping with Yale’s COVID-19 prevention policies, all attendees must be asymptomatic and fully vaccinated (including boosters when eligible) and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Masks are recommended.

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