Monday, June 5th

Admission To All Screenings Is Free

The NHdocs Videotheque

Philip Marrett room, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street

12:00 PM  (for film details, please click HERE)

The Politics of People (Briana Burroughs, 2017) – 25min

Journey of the N-Word (Frank Harris, 2017) – 55min – Journalism professor and news columnist Frank Harris, III will be present to discuss his documentary after the Monday 12:00PM screening.

Frank Harris III

Patrolling Sandy Hook (Kelly Quinn and Caroline Clark, 2016) – 20min

Yale Goes to War (Tina Babarovic and Fred Mamoun, 2017)  – 17min

3:30 PM (Monday only)

Between Neighborhoods (Seth Fein, 2017) – 69min

A Documentary that visualizes the global histories that orbit Unisphere –– the world’s largest rendering of the world –– in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. An audiovisual diptych that travels between present and past: the age of Donald Trump, and that of Robert Moses, interborough planner and authoritarian president of the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. Won the Founders Choice Award, Queens International Film Festival.

Filmmaker Seth Fein will be present for a Q & A after the film.



6:30 PM – Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

A Bird’s Eye View: East Rock and the Mill River Aquifer (Gilles Carter, 2017)  – 11min

American Yellow Warbler

A “narration free” documentary short by Sean McElhenney & Gilles Carter that explores the cyclical-seasonal story of Audubon’s new “Important Birding Area,” i.e. New Haven’s East Rock Park and the Mill River Aquifer. The ‘seasons’ are the birds’ seasons: over-wintering survival; the coming of spring and the migrations that coincide with the emergence of plants and insects and fish spawning in the river; nest building and egg-laying; fledging; feverishly feeding the young; and finally the departing fall migration.

The Life and Gardens of BEATRIX FARRAND (Karyl Evans, 2017) – 40min – New Haven Premiere

This is the first documentary ever produced about the life and gardens of the most successful female landscape architect in early 20th century America.  This compelling film chronicles the life of Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959), the niece of Edith Wharton, who was the landscape architect for Yale University and three recently restored gardens in Connecticut.  Farrand grew up in the privileged world of the East Coast elite and fought through the challenges of working in a male-dominated profession to design over 200 landscape commissions during her remarkable 50-year career.  The documentary takes viewers on an inspiring journey across the country as many of her most spectacular gardens are explored including Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.; the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden; Garland Farm in Bar Harbor, Maine; and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Q&A with the filmmakers follows screening


8:00 PM – Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven 

The Incarcerated State (Josh Jacobs, 2017) – 14min – World Premiere

The United States has a larger percentage of its population in prisons than any other country in the world. Yale professors Caleb Smith and Veslas Weaver as well as ex-inmate Five Mualimm-ak dissect the prison industrial complex.

Smashing Matters: Behind the Science Scene (Agnes Mocsy and John Harris, 2017) – 29min – World Premiere

A behind-the-scenes look at physicists attending a high-stakes international conference called ‘Quark Matter”, where careers can be made or broken in the mere course of a 20-minute presentation. As physicists prepare to present their latest findings on the beginnings of the universe, they talk about their passion for science, their anxieties about the pressures of research, and the origins of this fascinating science of smashing atoms.

A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation (Gaspar Gonzalez & Matt Jacobson, 2017) – 42min – World Premiere

Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line in 1947, but it took another generation of Black and Latino players to make the sport truly open to all. Playing in remote minor-league towns, these were the men who, before they could live their big-league dreams, first had to beat Jim Crow.

Q&A with the filmmakers follows screening