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Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: Student Archivist Screening Night

  • Whitney Humanities Center 53 Wall Street New Haven, CT, 06510 United States (map)

The culmination of the first ever course on "The Film Archive" offered in the Yale Film & Media Studies Graduate Program, this screening will highlight six films acquired by the Yale Film Study Center and overseen by student archivists this semester. The course, taught by Film Study Center Archive & Special Collections Manager Brian Meacham, is built around a semester-long project in which students select, acquire, inspect, repair, view, and research a film to be added to the Yale Film Archive. Tonight, they will present these industrial, educational, and informational films, with an introduction to each film from the student archivist who selected and worked on it.

From World War II propaganda designed for the Allied armed forces to a wordless short film in which an artist's hand stands in for every member of an orchestra, the lineup will be full of surprises and will provide a fascinating glimpse into the great trove of little-known films made in the middle of the 20th century. 16mm prints from the Yale Film Archive.

Presented by the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney, with support from Paul L. Joskow, ’70 M.Phil, ’72 Ph.D.