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COL: Film and Lecture Series 2023-2024: Spring 2020 Film & Lecture Series

Presented by

Please mark your calendars for the 2019 - 2020 Film and Lecture Series, presented under the Patrons of the Arts and in conjunction with the Civic Engagement Committee. Events are generally held in the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center, unless otherwise specified. Please stay tuned for more details about speakers, panelists, and locations. 
-  Leigh Kolb, English and Journalism Instructor, Student Media Adviser, English, Journalism and Mass Media Faculty Mentor

January 19, February 27, and March 12, 2020

Sunday, January 19: Annual MLK Celebration

3 p.m. ; John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center

Co-Hosted with Neighbors United – Undoing Racism

Thursday, February 27: 13th

6:30 p.m. ; John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center

This 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime.


Thursday, March 12: Cléo from 5 to 7

6:30 p.m. at the Walt Theatre in Downtown New Haven

Agnès Varda’s Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) is a French New Wave film that follows a young pop singer who wanders across Paris while awaiting the results of a medical test.

April 3-4, April 9, and April 21, 2020


April 3-4: Riverside Short Film Festival - Downtown New Haven

Hosted by Downtown New Haven, Inc. at the Walt Theatre


Thursday, April 9: Poetry Reading

7 p.m. in HS 100

Co-Hosted with the ECC English Department


Tuesday, April 21: Night and Fog

6:30 p.m. ; John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Night and Fog is a 1956 French documentary short film. Directed by Alain Resnais, it was made 10 years after the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. The title is taken from the notorious Nacht und Nebel (German for "Night and Fog") program of abductions and disappearances decreed by the Nazis on December 7, 1941.

April 23, 2020


Thursday, April 23: Documentary: A Great Day in Harlem

6:30 p.m. ; John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center

Presented With The East Central College Jazz Clinic

On a summer morning in 1958, photographer Art Kane assembled a remarkable array of leading jazz musicians in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood for a group picture. A Great Day in Harlem is a 1994 American documentary film directed by Jean Bach about the photograph.