A semester full of films: Yale Film Archive presents 20 weeks of free movies

  • Photo of large group facing camera, wearing early 20th century clothing. Many wear red and white flowered leis. Man at center is in pink nehru jacket with red turban with feather and gold medallion on long white necklace.
    Still from James Ivory's "Heat and Dust"
January 10, 2024

On Fri., Jan. 12, the Yale Film Archive launches its spring lineup of new films. There’s a new screening almost every week through May 2.

The 20 films on view are part of three special series hosted by the Yale Film Archive:

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive” is an ongoing series of classic and contemporary films from around the world shown in their original 35mm format—as they were meant to be seen. The Treasures from the Yale Film Archive series is presented with generous support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M. Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

The World of James Ivory” presents highlights from across the seven-decade career of filmmaker James Ivory, drawn from his personal collection of film prints donated to the Yale Film Archive in 2023. From literary adaptations and sweeping epics to intimate stories of human relationships, these films showcase Ivory’s versatility and the diversity of his fruitful collaboration with partners Ismail Merchant and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

The Cinemix” series features stand-alone screenings of standout films, presented with colleagues from across campus and beyond, using media from the Yale Film Archive collection and beyond.

Here’s the lineup. Mark your calendars.

Fri. Jan. 12, 7 p.m.
A Time for Burning (Barbara Connell & Bill Jersey, 1967, 35mm, 58 mins)

Thurs., Jan. 18, 7 p.m.
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (James Ivory, 1990, 35mm, 126 mins)

Tues., Jan. 23, 7 p.m.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg, 1989, 35mm, 127 mins)

Thurs., Jan. 25, 7 p.m.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964, 35mm, 95 mins)

Tues., Jan 30, 7 p.m.
Jackals & Fireflies (Charlie Kaufman, 2023, DCP, 20 mins)
Location: 53 Wall Street auditorium

Thurs., Feb. 1, 7 p.m.
Boys Don’t Cry (Kimberly Peirce, 1999, 35mm, 118 mins)

Fri., Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
Shakespeare Wallah (James Ivory, 1965 35mm, 120 mins)
James Ivory in person!

Thurs., Feb. 15, 7 p.m.
The Remains of the Day (James Ivory, 1993, 35mm, 134 mins)

Tues., Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
New York Ninja (John Liu/Kurtis Spieler, 1984/2021, 35mm, 93 mins)
Kurtis Spieler in person!

Fri., March 1, 7 p.m.
Passages (Ira Sachs, 2023, 35mm, 91 mins)
Ira Sachs in person! 

Thurs., March 7, 7 p.m.
Daisies (Vera Chytilová, 1966, 35m, 75 mins)
End of the Art World (Alexis Krasilovsky, 1971, 16mm, 33 mins)
Alexis Krasilovsky in person! 

Thurs., March 28, 7 p.m.
Heat and Dust (James Ivory, 1983, 35mm, 130 mins)

Tues., April 2, 7 p.m.
Film: The Living Record of Our Memory (Inés Toharia, 2021, DCP, 120 mins)

Thurs., April 4, 7 p.m.
Within Our Gates (Oscar Micheaux, 1920, 35mm, 83 mins)
Solomon Sir Jones Films (Solomon Sir Jones, 1924-1928, DCP, 20 mins)
Live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin!

Fri., April 12, 7 p.m.
Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974, 35mm, 130 mins)

Thurs., April 18, 7 p.m.
Slaves of New York (James Ivory, 1989, 35mm, 124 mins)

Tues., April 30, 7 p.m.
Class Pictures: Student Archivist Screening Night #4 (selected 16mm rarities, 90 mins)
Student archivists in person!

Thurs., May 2, 7 p.m.
Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995, 35mm, 97 mins)

Screenings take place in the Yale Humanities Quadrangle, but check links for precise locations. All viewings are free and open to the public.

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—Deborah Cannarella