Events

    2018 Apr 23

    The Management of Shattered Identity: German Films, 1945–57

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street

    In conjunction with our special exhibition Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55, the Harvard Film Archive is screening five complementary German films from the period. The series is curated by Eric Rentschler, the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and director of graduate studies at Harvard University.

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    2018 Apr 21

    The Management of Shattered Identity: German Films, 1945–57

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street

    In conjunction with our special exhibition Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55, the Harvard Film Archive is screening five complementary German films from the period. The series is curated by Eric Rentschler, the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and director of graduate studies at Harvard University.

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    2018 Apr 20

    The Management of Shattered Identity: German Films, 1945–57

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street

    In conjunction with our special exhibition Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55, the Harvard Film Archive is screening five complementary German films from the period. The series is curated by Eric Rentschler, the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and director of graduate studies at Harvard University.

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    2018 Apr 19

    Film and Discussion: Spell Reel, with Director Filipa César

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums

    By turns political documentary, archival history, and lyrical exploration of the relationship between past and present, Filipa César’s 2017 film Spell Reel presents a trove of footage taken during Guinea-Bissau’s war of independence from Portugal (1963–74) in West Africa. Following the screening, director Filipa César will discuss the film with Kate Rennebohm, a Ph.D. candidate in film and visual studies at Harvard University.

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    2018 Apr 19

    The Love Witch

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe College Room, Schlesinger Library, 3 James Street, Cambridge MA

    “The Love Witch” casts an intense spell, which simply must be seen to be believed. Samantha Robinson stars in a surreal performance as Elaine, a self-described love witch currently driving through California on a hunt for The One. Elaine is a femme fatale for the history books—instantly iconic even as she appears plucked from the gauzy filters of another era. “The Love Witch” is feminist high camp: outspoken and outrageous in its intent, familiar and fun in its play with pastiche but absolutely surprising. It is also a testament to a new voice in feminist cinema and its fairy tales.

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    2018 Apr 07

    Harvard College Film Festival Student Screenings

    2:00pm

    Location: 

    Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums

    The Harvard Art Museums will screen the winning films in the fifth annual 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.

    Presented by: Harvard College Film Festival

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    2018 Mar 29

    Asmarina: Film and Discussion with Angela Davis, Medhin Paolos, and Lorgia García Peña

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums

    This documentary film about the habesha (Eritrean/Ethiopian community) of Milan, Italy, engages in historical disruption of the relationship between colonialism and diaspora. Interweaving testimonies of first- and second-generation habesha immigrants in Milan, archival research, photography, and music, the film brings to light Italian postcolonial heritage and its effects on present-day place of Italians of color, immigrants, and refugees.

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    2018 Mar 29

    “Asmarina”: Screening and Discussion with Angela Davis and Medhin Paolos

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums’ Menschel Hall

    Asmarina is a documentary about the Eritrean-Ethiopian community in Italy.It traces the complex networks of colonial legacies, transnational migrations, family ties and diasporic politics.The result is a collective tale which brings to light a postcolonial heritage that has been little scrutinized up to now: the everyday life stories of those who have lived in the country for years, those who were born there and the daycare of the refugees who have just arrived.

    Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
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    2018 Mar 27

    Lecture: “You Are (Not Really) Here: The Art of Mapping Fiction and Film”

    5:30pm

    Location: 

    Lamont Library, Forum Room, followed by a viewing of the exhibition "Landmarks: Maps as Literary Illustration" and reception, Houghton Library

    “You Are (Not Really) Here: The Art of Mapping Fiction and Film”Artist, freelance illustrator and educator Andrew DeGraff discusses how objective can a mapper be when the subject itself is subjective? It is an exercise that is revealing of the artist, the storyteller, and the story itself as the story is translated from medium to medium.

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    2018 Feb 08

    Screening and Talk: Lynn Hershman Leeson

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

    In collaboration with Theater, Dance & Media, Harvard University and the ICA/Boston exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today.

    Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
    Admission: Free and open to the public
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    2018 Jan 31

    Preview Screening: The Burning Child

    6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    The Harvard Art Museums proudly present an exclusive test screening of the film The Burning Child. Devised and directed by Joseph Leo Koerner, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, the film—still in progress—is the culmination of the Vienna Project at Harvard, a scholarly and artistic collaboration that explores Vienna at the turn of the last century through the lens of home and homemaking. The project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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    2017 Nov 20

    Film: Earth

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

    Join us for a screening of Deepa Mehta’s Earth (1998; 110 min.), the third and final film in her acclaimed Elemental trilogy. Filmmaker Deepa Mehta will offer introductory remarks and will participate in a conversation with Jinah Kim, the Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, after the film.

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    2017 Oct 28

    Altered States Films: Barbarella and Monkey on My Back

    7:00pm to 10:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.

    Barbarella (1968)As the final piece in the Harvard Film Archives’s tribute to Houghton Library on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of its founding, the HFA and library present Barbarella and Monkey on My Back, two very special films that typify the spirit of Houghton’s major fall exhibition Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence in the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library. The exhibition will be open for a special pre-screening viewing from 5:45 to 6:45pm, and both films will be introduced by the exhibition’s curator Leslie A. Morris, Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts, Houghton Library.

    Presented by: Harvard Film Archive
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