Friday, June 8th, 2018

Admission To All Screenings Is Free

(But if you want guaranteed seating and a chance to party with the filmmakers, pick up a Fast Pass or Fast Pass Deluxe HERE.)

Amy Berg:  A Mini-Retrospective

Amy Berg has brought us to tears, and she has rocked our very soul., often times in the same film.  She was nominated for an Academy Award for her documentary DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2006) before she went on to direct WEST OF MEMPHIS, a documentary about the failure of the justice system in the West Memphis Three case. Amy completed her first narrative feature, EVERY SECRET THING, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. She then directed PROPHET’S PREY and most recently, Amy’s labor of love film that she spent over seven years on, JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2015 and went on to have a box office success and won numerous awards in several festivals. In her free time, Amy can be found at the local dog park concocting interesting medicinal remedies using ginger while breaking into spontaneous disco dance moves.

3:00 PM – Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

Deliver Us From Evil (Amy Berg, 2006) – 101min

Documentary about Father Oliver O’Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Q&A with director Amy Berg follows screening

6:00 PM – Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

West of Memphis (Amy Berg, 2006) – 101min

Filmmaker Amy Berg tells the story of the fight to stop the state of Arkansas from executing an innocent man. Beginning with an examination into the police investigation into the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, Berg brings to light new evidence surrounding the arrest and conviction of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. All three were teens at the time and lost 18 years of their lives after being wrongly convicted and imprisoned.

Q&A with director Amy Berg follows screening

Admission To All Screenings Is Free


9:00 PM – Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

Janis: Little Girl Blue (Amy Berg, 2015) – 101min

Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1971 at age 27. With Janis: Little Girl Blue, Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis examines Joplins story in depth for the first time on film, presenting an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist. Joplins own words tell much of the films story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years, many of them made public here for the first time and read by Southern-born indie rock star/actor Chan Marshall, also known as Cat Power. Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her meteoric rise and untimely demise changed music forever.

Q&A with director Amy Berg follows screening