Cinephiles Rejoice! Films Are Back

Two English Girls (1971)
March 23, 2022

Films at the Whitney is ramping back up after two long years away.

On March 3, 2022, the screening room in the lower level of the Humanities Quadrangle—affectionately known as “the Alice” in memory of pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché—opened its doors to the Yale public. An enthusiastic crowd filled the theater for a screening of François Truffaut’s Two English Girls (1971) on 35mm. Yale graduate student Carlos Valladares (Film and Media Studies) engaged the audience with opening remarks about Truffaut’s rarely screened yet now critically acclaimed film. Valladares noted that most of Truffaut’s colleagues hailed the film as his magnum opus, despite its poor box office performance.

Valladares, who will be curating Films at the Whitney this year and next, has chosen two films directed by Maurice Pialat—­­L’enfance nue (1968) and the twenty-minute short L’amour existe (1960)—for the upcoming screening on Saturday, April 2, at 2:00pm.

We’re delighted to welcome both our Yale and non-Yale cinephiles to the upcoming screening! Films at the Whitney is now officially open to Yale ID holders as well as vaccinated and boosted community members. To our friends in the New Haven public: we’ve missed you, and we’re thrilled to open our doors to you once again.