Institute Film Series

The Institute Film Series, curated by the School of Social Science, offers the opportunity to hear from the film producers, creators, and curators. The films are open to the public and shown free of charge in Wolfensohn Hall. Film titles and event details will be added prior to each screening; scroll down to view all dates in the current academic year.

Apr 08 2020

4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
Institute Film Series screening of a film curated by the School of Social Science.
Mar 11 2020

4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
**In order to help mitigate the growing risk of COVID-19 transmission, this film is postponed. We will send out an announcement when the event is rescheduled.**
Feb 12 2020

Speaker: People’s Republic of Desire
4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
China has seen an incredible rise in online streaming, and live streamers often earn significant sums of money attracting and maintaining online followers. People’s Republic of Desire, a 2018 film produced, directed, and filmed by Hao Wu, documents an industry that was reported in 2018...
Jan 28 2020

4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
Tuesday, January 284:00 p.m.Wolfensohn Hall In her 1993 book Denying the Holocaust, American academic Deborah E. Lipstadt called British amateur historian David Irving “one of the most dangerous spokesmen for Holocaust denial.” In response, Irving sued Lipstadt for...
Dec 11 2019

4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
Romanian director Cristian Mungiu crafted a complex story of corruption and loyalty with his award-winning Graduation (original title: Bacalaureat). The film follows the brilliant daughter of a successful physician as she prepares for college. She has won a scholarship to Cambridge...
Nov 13 2019

Speaker: Valley of Saints
4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
Valley of Saints is the first film set in Kashmir’s Lake Dal, one of Kashmir’s fragile lake communities as it is endangered because of political instability and ecological problems related to overpopulation. The film’s main character, Gulzar, is a local boat guide who wants to flee his...
Oct 02 2019

Speaker: The Big Short, The Big Short
4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
Adapted from the 2010 book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis, The Big Short shows the speculative practices that led to the housing bubble that in turn triggered the 2008 financial crisis. Based on real events involving an hedge fund...
Apr 03 2019

4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
Directed by the Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako, Timbuktu evokes in a fictional mode the brief occupation of the eponymous historic Malian city by the Islamist armed group Ansar al-Dine, describing the imposition of a strict Sharia law on its Muslim inhabitants. The story...
Mar 06 2019

4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
IAS FILM SERIES: CRISIS AND CRITIQUE, curated by the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced StudyWednesday, March 6, 4 PM, Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study In the past decade, the Italian island of Lampedusa, which is situated between Sicily and North...
Feb 05 2019

4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
Based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette, Bong Joon-ho’s film is set in a post-apocalyptic world that has been frozen solid in a failed effort to counter the planet’s warming. The catastrophe has left a society in which...