Upcoming Events

All listed Whitney events are free and open to the public.
For videos, podcasts and images from past Whitney events visit the Archive page.

Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23

Psychodrama: European Cinema 1972

(Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund; European Studies Council of the Macmillan Center; Department of French, Moliere and Co. Fund in Memory of June Beckelman Guicharnaud; Film & Media Studies Program; Humanities Program; Department of Comparative Literature; Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For more information view conference schedule here.

Auditorium

Sunday, February 23

Atomic Cafe, Directors Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty and Pierce Rafferty

Impact of the Atom Film Series
(USA, 1982) 86 min. DCP
Introduced by Shelly Lesher, Physics and Wright Laboratory
(Department of Physics, Yale Wright Laboratory, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For more information view here.
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3:00pm, Auditorium

Sunday, February 23

News From Home, Director Chantal Akerman

(France, USA, 1976) 85 min. DCP.
Introduced by members of the Yale Graduate Film Colloquium
(Yale Graduate Film Colloquium, The Dean’s Fund, Department of French’s Moliere and Co. Fund in memory of June Beckelman Guicharnaud, History of Art Department, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, February 24

Franke Program in Science & the Humanities

Writing at the Intersection of Science and the Arts

Distinguished Lecturer Series
Ross Andersen, Poynter Fellowship
(Franke Program in Science and the Humanities and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information view here.
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4:00pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, February 26

Franke Program in Science & the Humanities

The Two Cultures in Imagination and Writing

Distinguished Lecturer Series
Zia Haider Rahman, author
In conversation with Priya Natarajan
(Franke Program in Science and the Humanities and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information view here.

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4:30pm, Auditorium

Thursday, February 27

The Theology of Liberalism: Political Philosophy and the Justice of God

Eric Nelson, author
(Humanities Program, The Elm Institute, and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information view here.
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4:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, February 27

The Conversation, Director Francis Ford Coppola

Democracy in America Film Series
(USA, 1974) 113 min.
Talk back with Michael Denning, American Studies and English
(320 York Humanities and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For a list of films and speakers for the full series, view here.

7:00pm, Auditorium

Friday, February 28

Wild West Hebron, Director Nissim Mossek

(Israel, 2013) 52 min.
Out, Directed by Alon Sahar
(Israel, 2018) 27 min.
Followed by a discussion with Alon Sahar and Margaret Olin
(Judaic Studies and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
In conjunction with the WHC gallery exhibit “Can Rocks Feel Pain? The Bitter Landscapes of Palestine”

2:00pm, Auditorium

Friday, February 28

Attenberg, Director Athina-Rachel Tsangari

Weird Greek Wave: What’s So Weird About Contemporary Greek Cinema
(Greece, 2010) 97 min.
Followed by a Q&A with the director
(Hellenic Studies Program, Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Saturday, February 29

MOSAIC: Pathways to Arts & Humanities

Curating the Past: The Louvre, Abu Dhabi & Seeing Humanity in a New Light
Featuring Elizabeth Derderian, Yale Council on Middle East Studies
(Office of New Haven and State Affairs, Yale Pathways to Arts & Humanities, Yale Council on Middle East Studies, and Whitney Humanities Center)
Register at onha.yale.edu/MOSAIC
Open to students in grades 8 - 12 (Families welcome)
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10:00am, Room 108

Saturday, February 29 to Sunday, March 01

Accidents and Contingencies

13th Annual Yale Graduate Conference in Film & Media Studies
Keynote Address at 4 pm, Dr. James Leo Cahill, University of Toronto
Film Screenings at 7 pm
Conference Panels on March 1 at 10 am
(Dean’s Fund for Student Symposia, Office of International Students and Scholars, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center, Council on East Asian Studies, Department of French, Molière and Co. Fund in Memory of June Beckelman Guicharnaud, Department of Comparative Literature, Film and Media Studies Program, and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information view here.
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Auditorium

Monday, March 02

Shulman Lectures

Abou Farman, The New School for Social Research

Anaesthetic/Synaesthetic: Making Senses After Lives (#4)

5:00pm, Room 208

Tuesday, March 03

Antisemitism and Hate Culture in France and in the US: A Comparative Story, 2000–2019

Marc Weitzmann, journalist and novelist
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information view here.
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4:00pm, Room 208

Wednesday, March 04

The Beginnings of Bebop, Director Willie Ruff

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
(USA, 1981) 26 min. 16mm.
Followed by a conversation with the director
(Yale Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For more information view here.

7:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, March 05

The Films and Videos of Richard Serra

Prisoner’s Dilemma (USA, 1974) 45 min. 16mm.
Railroad Turnbridge (USA, 1976) 3 min. 16mm.
Steelmill/Stahlwerk (USA, 1979) 27 min. 16mm.
Introduced by Joanna Fiduccia (History of Art, Yale)
(The Gagosian Gallery, New York; Film and Media Studies Program; History of Art; Yale School of Art; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
All prints courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, NY / Anthology Film Archives, NY.
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7:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, March 26

A Tribute to Barbara Hammer

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
Short films of Barbara Hammer (1939–2019)
Introduction by Ron Gregg, Columbia University
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For more information view here.

7:00pm, Auditorium

Friday, March 27

Wild Nights with Emily, Director Madeleine Olnek

(USA, 2018) 84 min.
Followed by a Q&A with the director and Richard Deming, English and Creative Writing
(Film and Media Studies, Theater Studies, English, School of Drama, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, April 06

Shulman Lectures

Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Wesleyan University

The Matter with Pantheism: Gods, Worlds, Monsters

5:00pm, Room 208

Monday, April 13

Shulman Lectures

Zoë Todd, Carleton University

Fishy Refraction, Resturgeonce, and Weaponized Fossil Relations: Tools for Rewriting Alberta’s Petrocolonial Chemistry

5:00pm, Room 208

Monday, April 20

Shulman Lectures

Emanuele Coccia, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Reincarnation Today

5:00pm, Room 208