The Afterlight: Film Screening & Discussion with Director Charlie Shackleton
British director Charlie Shackleton visits Yale for a screening and discussion of his new experimental feature film THE AFTERLIGHT, shown in conjunction with the Yale Film and Media Studies course “The Film Archive.” This film exists as just a single 35mm print, hand-delivered by Shackleton to every screening around the world. “Every time it screens,” Shackleton notes, “that lone print will further erode: a living record of its own life in circulation. Eventually it will deteriorate to nothing.” Compiled from fragments of hundreds of films, the assembled actors have one thing in common: none of them is still alive. THE AFTERLIGHT allows these performers to live again—however briefly—through these fragile traces of their work.
MASKS AND YALE ID CARDS REQUIRED.
Due to Yale’s COVID-19 policy, in-person screenings are only open to asymptomatic members of the Yale community who are fully vaccinated (meaning they have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines for their age range, including any boosters when eligible). Unvaccinated children and individuals with any type of COVID-19 vaccine exemption are not permitted to attend in-person Yale events at this time. All attendees must bring and wear an ASTM or N95-equivalent mask at all times in the screening room.