Film Screening: The Afterlight
British director Charlie Shackleton visits Yale for a screening and discussion of his experimental feature film THE AFTERLIGHT.
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.”
In images compiled from fragments of hundreds of films, the assembled actors on screen 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.
Free and open to the public. All attendees must be asymptomatic and fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters when eligible) and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Masks are required at all times.