Spaced Out:

Outer Space and Altered States.


Wednesday, September 13, 7pm WHC Auditorium 

Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)


The Yale Film Colloquium presents Alfonso Cuarón's 2013 GRAVITY, the first film of the Colloquium's "Spaced Out: Outer Space and Altered States" fall program. GRAVITY will be shown on 35mm.

Featuring stunning cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki, outstanding performances by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and an innovative, unique score by Steven Price, GRAVITY transports the viewer into the void of outer space in a way that few other films have been able to. Join us to revisit the recent classic that New York Times critic A.O. Scott claims, "rewrites the rules of cinema as we have known them."


Wednesday, September 20, 7pm, WHC Auditorium 

Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)

35mm print from the Yale Film Archive


The Yale Film Colloquium presents INCEPTION (Christopher Nolan, 2010) on 35mm (print from the Yale Film Archive). 

INCEPTION delves into the subconscious mind, examining how memory and thoughts are stored, retrieved, and produced, through the story of Dominick "Dom" Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a professional thief who infiltrates his victims' dreams to steal valuable information.  INCEPTION bends lines between real and imaginary, interior and exterior, and public and private spaces.


Wednesday, October 11, WHC Auditorium 

Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979) DIRECTOR'S CUT

35mm Print from the Yale Film Archive

The Film Colloquium presents the director's cut of ALIEN (Ridley Scott, 1979) on 35mm, print courtesy of the Yale Film Archive. 

In the nearly forty years since its initial release, ALIEN has become a classic, giving rise to a number of sequels, novels, comic books, and other related productions.  This film also launched the career of Sigourney Weaver, who stars as Warrant Officer Ripley. Though slightly shorter than the original cut of the film, this version includes many alternate scenes not included in the 1970 film.


Thursday, October 26, 7pm, WHC Auditorium 

Slaughterhouse-Five (George Roy Hill, 1972)

35mm Print from the Yale Film Archive


Wednesday, November 1, 7pm, WHC Auditorium 

AÉLITA (Yakov Protazanov, 1924), with live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin