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.

Saturday, February 17 to Sunday, February 18

Imaging Encounters: Documentary Impulses and Biomedical Tracings

The Aggressive Image: A Film and Media Studies Graduate Conference
Keynote Address: Rahul Mukherjee, University of Pennsylvania
(Council on East Asian Studies, Film Study Center, Film and Media Studies Program, History of Art, Dean’s Fund for Student Symposia, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

Full program on Saturday
Full program on Sunday
Poster

Auditorium

Wednesday, February 21

Tale of the Don, Director Vladimir Fetin

Red Century: The Russian Revolution on Film
(USSR, 1964)
Introduced by Ana Berdinskikh, Slavic Languages and Literatures
(Carnegie Corporation, European Studies Council, Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, MacMillan Center, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

Full series

7:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, February 22

Income Inequality in the US: Economics, History, and Social Impact

A panel discussion with
Beverly Gage - American Studies, History
Jacob Hacker - Political Science, Center for the Study of Inequality
Robert Shiller - Economics
Moderated by Matt Jacobson - American Studies, History
(Departments of American Studies, Economics, History, and Political Science; Institution for Social and Policy Studies; and Whitney Humanities Center)

In conjunction with the gallery exhibit “Trapped in the Middle: Photographs by Julian Fisher”

5:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, February 22

Native Son, Director Pierre Chenal

(USA, 1951) 107 min. 35mm, preserved by Library of Congress
Introduced by Melissa Barton, Curator of American Prose and Drama, Beinecke Library, with discussion to follow
In conjunction with “Native Son on Stage and Screen” in “+ : The Art of Collaboration” on view at Beinecke Library January 19–April 15
(Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Friday, February 23

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: Yale Collection of Classic Films 50th Anniversary Celebration

16mm prints from Yale’s first film collection, with live accompaniment by Donald Sosin
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

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7:00pm, Auditorium

Saturday, February 24

Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder

(Germany, 1972) 124 min. 35mm. print courtesy of the Yale Film Archive
Introduced by a member of the Yale Film Society
(Yale Film Society, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Sunday, February 25

Approved for Adoption, Directors Laurent Boileau and Jung Henin

Monsters in Motion: Spring Film Series on Animated Monsters and/in East Asia
(French-Belgian, 2012) 70 min. DCP with English subtitles
Introduced by Xavi Sawada, Film and Media Studies and East Asian Languages and Literatures
(Council on East Asian Studies, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Film and Media Studies, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Tuesday, February 27

Shadow of a Doubt, Director Alfred Hitchcock

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
(USA, 1943) 108 min. 35mm.
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
 

7:00pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, February 28

Reporting the Truth in an Era of Fake News

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale
Jane Mayer, staff writer New Yorker
(Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, Office of Public Affairs & Communications, Film and Media Studies, and Whitney Humanities Center)

In conjunction with the undergraduate seminar “Truth and Media,” co-taught by Francesco Casetti and Anna Shechtman

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12:00pm, Room 208

Wednesday, February 28

Franke Lectures

Natasha Trethewey, poet

Bellocq's Ophelia: New Orleans in the American Imaginary

New Orleans in the American Imaginary

Press release
 

5:00pm, Room 208

Wednesday, February 28

An Evening with Norman Weissman

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
Featuring various 35mm. and 16mm. FSC prints(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, March 01

A Letter on Consolation: Innocence and Politics

Elsa Filosa, Vanderbilt University
(Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund at Yale University, Department of Italian, and Whitney Humanities Center)

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5:30pm, Room 208

Sunday, March 04

Paprika, Director Kon Satoshi

Monsters in Motion: Spring Film Series on Animated Monsters and/in East Asia
(Japan, 2006) 90 min. Subtitled 35mm. print from the Yale Film Archive
Introduced by Sarah Frederick, Boston University
(Council on East Asian Studies, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Film and Media Studies, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale) 

1:30pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, March 07

The Anti-Israel Movement in Australia: Perspectives on a Controversy

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Alex Ryvchin, writer, advocate, commentator, and lawyer
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)

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4:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, March 08

El Tercer Espacio, Director Nejemye Tenenbaum

CLAIS Filmmakers Series
(Mexico, 2017) 89 min.
Introduced by the director
(Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, Judaic Studies, Timothy Dwight College, Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Sunday, March 25

Antonia's Line, Director Marleen Gorris

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
(Netherlands, 1995) 102 min. 35mm.
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

2:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, March 26

The Redistributed University: Art, Politics and Critique Here and Now

Sarah Nuttall, University of the Witwatersrand
(Council on African Studies, Department of English, and Whitney Humanities Center)

Press release

5:00pm, Room 208

Tuesday, March 27 to Thursday, March 29

Tanner Lectures

Achille Mbembe, University of the Witwatersrand

Borders in the Age of Networks

Tuesday, March 27
“The New Global Mobility Regime”
5 pm

Wednesday, March 28
“The Idea of a Borderless World”
5 pm

Thursday, March 29
Michael Denning and Inderpal Grewal in conversation with Achille Mbembe
10:30 am

Press release

Auditorium

Friday, March 30

Politics, Institutions, and Explanations of the Industrial Revolution

CHESS Workshop
Philip Hoffman, Caltech
(European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center, and Whitney Humanities Center)

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12:00pm, Room 208

Wednesday, April 04

Franke Lectures

Tom Piazza, writer

Improvising Identity: New Orleans and the American Dream

New Orleans in the American Imaginary

Press release
 

5:00pm, Room 208

Sunday, April 08

The Aviator, Director Martin Scorsese

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
(USA, 2004) 170 min. 35mm.
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

2:00pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, April 11

Franke Lectures

Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans

NOLA 2018: New Orleans Tricentennial

New Orleans in the American Imaginary

Press release

5:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, April 12

Antagonism to the Jews, Zionism and Israel from Nazi Germany to the German Democratic Republic and the West German Far Left: Continuities and Breaks

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Jeffrey Herf, University of Maryland
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)

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4:00pm, Room 208

Tuesday, April 17

Only a Survivor Can Save Us Now: Arendt, the Jew, the African

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Adam Stern, Yale University
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)

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4:00pm, Romance Language Lounge, 82-90 Wall St

Wednesday, April 18

Franke Lectures

Lynnell Thomas, University of Massachusetts Boston

New Orleans at 300: Tourism, Historical Memory, and Post-Katrina Reality

New Orleans in the American Imaginary

Press release

5:00pm, Room 208

Wednesday, April 25

The Constitution of Antisemitic Discourse in Adolescents: A Qualitative Multidisciplinary Investigation in French Schools

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Céline Masson, Université Picardie Jules Verne; Yann Jurovics, Université d’Ivry; Isabelle de Mecquenem, Université de Reims; Olga Megalakaki, Université Picardie Jules Verne; Jean Slamovitz, Université de Bourgogne; Patricia Cotti, Université de Strasbourg
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)

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4:00pm, Romance Language Lounge, 82-90 Wall St

Wednesday, May 16

School of Rock, Director Richard Linklater

School of Rock, Director Richard Linklater
(USA, 2003) 108 min. 35mm.
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium