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. Read more about Harvard College Film Festival
In On the Bride’s Side (2014; 98 min.), a Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist decide to help five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan complete a journey from war-torn Syria to Sweden. And in hopes of avoiding being arrested as traffickers, they fake a wedding as their cover. With a Palestinian friend dressed up as the bride and more than a dozen Italian and Syrian friends posing as wedding guests, the group travels halfway across Europe on a four-day journey of almost 2,000 miles. This emotionally charged journey not only brings out the stories, hopes, and dreams of the five refugees and their rather special traffickers, but also reveals a transnational, supportive, and irreverent Europe that ridicules laws and restrictions. The film acts as a kind of masquerade: it is a recording of an actual journey from Milan to Stockholm from November 14 to November 18, 2013. Read more about Film: On the Bride’s Side
Adams House Conservatory Dining Room, C Entry, Plympton St.
Presented by: Learning From Performers, Adams House, and Office of BGLTQ Student Life ADMISSION: Free and open to Harvard undergraduates only, registration required; click here to RSVP.
Micah Fink, the founder of Common Good Productions, is an award-winning producer, director and writer specializing in international affairs, public health, and environmental issues. His 2013 documentary “The Abominable Crime,” a feature film about the life altering consequences of anti-gay violence in Jamaica, offers an intimate first-person perspective on the risks and challenges of seeking asylum abroad. Since its premiere, it has screened in 21 film festivals around the world and collected a growing number of awards, including the first Amnesty International Human Rights Award given at the Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival in September 2014. Co-sponsored by Adams House and Office of LGBTQ Student Life, in association with Harvard Divinity School. Read more about lunch conversation with filmmaker MICAH FINK
The multilayered practice of British artist Phil Collins is the focus of a constellation of curatorial and academic activities over three months dedicated to exhibiting, experiencing, studying, and analyzing the work of one of contemporary art’s most engaging voices. Read more about Phil Collins: A Learning Site
Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Presented By: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study ADMISSION: This exhibition is free and open to the public and contains content that may not be appropriate for all visitors. Feb. 10, 2 PM: Fellow’s presentation by Philippe Grandrieux, lecture hall at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St., followed by the exhibition opening at 5 PM. Exhibition runs Feb. 10-Mar. 12 Gallery Hours: 12-5 PM, Monday - Saturday (closed Sundays)
In this Radcliffe Institute exhibition, filmmaker Philippe Grandrieux presents three video installations from his series Unrest. White Epilepsy and Meurtrière are shown as a diptych, alongside a new single-channel video and a new triptych. Grandrieux strives for inventive, truly radical cinema. His first three full-feature films—Sombre (1999), La vie nouvelle (2002), and Un lac (2008)—demonstrate his exploration of image, sound, and narrative structures. Read more about Unrest: Exhibition by Philippe Grandrieux
Presented by:Learning From Performers ADMISSION: Currently we are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event. However, please be advised that a limited number of seats may become available at the door beginning at 2:45 pm.
Seating is first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity, and cannot be guaranteed after 2:45 PM. Venue is accessible; patrons requiring wheelchair access should email email@example.com by Thursday, January 28.
Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, the stars of the iconic, Harvard-based 1970 film “Love Story” and currently co-starring in the national tour of A.R. Gurney’s acclaimed play “Love Letters,” will discuss their careers during a conversation moderated by arts journalist Alicia Anstead, former fellow at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism. Read more about a conversation with actors ALI MacGRAW and RYAN O’NEAL