Yale Film Archive

Founded in 1982, the Yale Film Archive, part of Yale University Library, fosters a robust film culture and supports teaching, learning, and research at Yale University through collection,…


Indie Lens Pop-Up

The Yale Film Archive presents local screenings of Indie Lens Pop-Up, a nationwide film and discussion series featuring upcoming documentaries from the Peabody Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. These screenings are always free and open to the public. Indie Lens Pop-Up is presented in Connecticut by the Yale Film Archive, Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), the Independent Television Service (ITVS), and PBS's Independent Lens.

Recent reviews

A self-conscious counterpoint to FRANK FILM, FRANKLY CAROLINE focuses on Caroline Mouris and her story but also examines the collaborative process and the creative roadblocks that can arise in a working relationship.

A stop-motion visit to the irresistible attractions of Coney Island, CONEY presents the amusement park in many forms, from beachgoers and boardwalks to neon signs and the lights of the ferris wheel. Through audio collage and layered imagery, the film conveys the sensory overload of Coney Island.

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short and added to the National Film Registry in 1996, FRANK FILM is a kaleidoscopic, autobiographical trip that plays out in multilayered visual and audio collage, a breathtaking collection of commercial, religious, political, artistic, and gastronomic imagery strung together by non-stop wordplay and endlessly inventive visual connections.

Created for a show at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York, later to become the American Craft Museum, and now the Museum of Arts and Design, CHEMICAL ARCHITECTURE documents the creation of an exhibit structure created by Yale architecture students for a show entitled “Plastic as Plastic” that surveyed furniture, industrial design, kitchenware, clothes, jewelry, and more.

Liked reviews

Screened at the Whitney Humanities Center in New Haven, CT. New print/subtitles funded by Yale. Perfection.

On 16mm from the Yale Film Study Center's collections

new preservation by Yale Film Study Center - striking and hypnotic, made from millions of Avery labels; would love to see this projected in a dark theater

Seen at Yale Film Society. The screenwriter and Yale alumnus Josh Singer was there presenting the film and discussing the writing process: finding the right balance between dramatization of the story and reporting the actual historic events. It's a strong personal drama of Armstrong. I loved the performances and the music. I can't believe that Justin Hurwitz won the golden globe for best music score (clap clap clap) but he didn't even get an oscar nomination. Damien delivered masterfully once again.