Film

2016 Apr 30

Film: The Virgin Queen

2:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free and open to the public
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Elizabeth I is in love with Sir Walter Raleigh, but she loses him to Beth Throgmorton and the New World in Henry Koster’s The Virgin Queen (1955). Bette Davis gives her best performance of the 1950s (following All About Eve) as the aging Elizabeth; but a young, ravishing Joan Collins as Throgmorton steals scene after scene. Inspired by monumental history paintings and group portraits, Koster animates the CinemaScope screen with brilliant colors registered through richly ornamented costumes and contrapposto figures arranged in lavish tableaus.

2016 Apr 30

Film: Désirée

11:00am

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free and open to the public
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In this film from 1954, the French Revolution and the rise and fall of Napoleon (Marlon Brando) are seen through the eyes of the leader’s first love, Désirée Clary (Jean Simmons). After Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo, Désirée holds Europe’s fate in her hands, as queen of Sweden. The epic story provides a sweeping historical backdrop, but director Henry Koster uses the widescreen CinemaScope format to offer a philosophical mediation on love and politics amid war and revolution.

2016 Apr 22

WINGS: Silent Film with organ accompaniment by Peter Krasinski

7:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church

Presented by: Harvard Organ Society
Tickets: Admission Free: No Tickets Required
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Step into a 1920s movie palace at Harvard's Memorial Church on the evening of April 22 as HOS screens the 1927 Academy Award-winning silent film "Wings." Live, improvised soundtrack will be provided by organist Peter Krasinski, hailed as "one of the world’s finest—if not the leading—silent film live improvisational accompanists." This will be an epic experience not to be missed!

2016 Apr 18

Carrie Fisher: Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism

8:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church

Presented by: The Humanist Community at Harvard
Tickets: VIP: $110.00 (seating in front of church - limited seating); Full Price: $40.00; Harvard Students: $10.00 (while inventory lasts - 2 tickets per ID, 1 ID per person)
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

The Humanist Hub, in partnership with Harvard College student group the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics (HCHAA), will present Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher with their 10th Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism as part of a ceremony held at Harvard’s historic Memorial Church on Monday, April 18.

2016 Apr 12

"My Kid Could Paint That" Screening + Panel

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

Presented by: Harvard Allston Education Portal
Free and open to the public; please RSVP online through Eventbrite.

In the span of only a few months, 4-year-old Marla Olmstead rocketed from total obscurity into international renown – and sold over $300,000 dollars worth of paintings. She was compared to Kandinsky and Pollock, and called “a budding Picasso.” And then, five months into Marla’s new life as a celebrity and just short of her fifth birthday, a bombshell dropped. CBS’ 60 Minutes aired an exposé suggesting strongly that the paintings were painted by her father, himself an amateur painter. As quickly as the public built Marla up, they tore her down.

Take three

HCFFIn year three, the Harvard College Film Festival may be the new kid on the block, but Gussie Roc '17 hopes it remains an annual tradition of artistic exploration and community conversation. 

By Olivia Munk '16

2016 Apr 06

Film Screening: Aby Warburg: Metamorphosis and Memory

6:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Presented By: Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, in partnership with the Harvard Art Museums
ADMISSION: This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Following the screening, there will be a conversation between director Judith Wechsler and Benjamin Buchloh, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art in Harvard’s History of Art and Architecture department. 

Written and directed by Judith Wechsler, Aby Warburg: Metamorphosis and Memory (2016; 60 min.) tells the story of this innovative and influential art historian. With interests that ranged from the Italian Renaissance to Hopi ritual dances, from frescoes to postage stamps, Warburg sought to combine the fields of art history, anthropology, and religion. He explored the afterlife of antiquity, the tensions between the Apollonian and the Dionysian, and the secular and religious in Renaissance paintings of Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. Told largely through Warburg’s own words and interviews with leading Warburg scholars, this documentary traces the development of his ideas in the context of his life and times. 

2016 Mar 30

Harvard College Film Festival

8:00pm to 11:00pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

Presented ByHarvard College Film Festival 
ADMISSIONFree and open to the public
March 30-April 3
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As the first student film festival run entirely by Harvard undergraduates, the Harvard College Film Festival (HCFF) provides undergraduates across the world with an opportunity to submit films to be judged by an acclaimed panel, screened at the Harvard Art Museums, and awarded for their creative excellence and powerful perspective. The festival features multi-day screenings, panel discussions, and an awards ceremony. Beyond the goal of sharing students' works, the Harvard College Film Festival seeks to strengthen the student film community and to provide a dialogue among a network of creative and innovative artists.

2016 Mar 31

Harvard College Film Festival

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

Presented ByHarvard College Film Festival 
ADMISSIONFree and open to the public
March 30-April 3
More information>

As the first student film festival run entirely by Harvard undergraduates, the Harvard College Film Festival (HCFF) provides undergraduates across the world with an opportunity to submit films to be judged by an acclaimed panel, screened at the Harvard Art Museums, and awarded for their creative excellence and powerful perspective. The festival features multi-day screenings, panel discussions, and an awards ceremony. Beyond the goal of sharing students' works, the Harvard College Film Festival seeks to strengthen the student film community and to provide a dialogue among a network of creative and innovative artists.

2016 Apr 01

Harvard College Film Festival

1:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

Presented ByHarvard College Film Festival 
ADMISSIONFree and open to the public
March 30-April 3
More information>

As the first student film festival run entirely by Harvard undergraduates, the Harvard College Film Festival (HCFF) provides undergraduates across the world with an opportunity to submit films to be judged by an acclaimed panel, screened at the Harvard Art Museums, and awarded for their creative excellence and powerful perspective. The festival features multi-day screenings, panel discussions, and an awards ceremony. Beyond the goal of sharing students' works, the Harvard College Film Festival seeks to strengthen the student film community and to provide a dialogue among a network of creative and innovative artists.

2016 Apr 03

Harvard College Film Festival: Q&A with Special Guest

3:45pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented By: Harvard College Film Festival and the Harvard Art Museums
ADMISSIONFree and open to the public
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The Harvard Art Museums will screen the winning films in this year’s student-run Harvard College Film Festival, which provides undergraduates across the world with an opportunity to create and submit films to be screened, judged, and awarded for creative excellence and powerful perspective. The afternoon program will also include a panel discussion with acclaimed artists and producers in the film industry.

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