Events

    2020 Apr 04

    POSTPONED Castle in the Sky

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    CastleintheSkyPOSTPONED.

    Young Pazu is an inventor who dreams of finding Laputa—a peaceful floating island in the sky built by an advanced, long-gone civilization. When Sheeta, a mysterious girl, literally falls (well, rather floats) out of the...

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    2020 Mar 30

    POSTPONED Good-bye

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    GoodbyePOSTPONED. 

    Filmed in 1970, right around the time of the Yodo Incident, when the Japanese Red Army hijacked a Japan Airlines plane and flew it to North Korea. The protagonist is an aphasic young boy who meets, on one of his regular...

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    2020 Mar 10

    Wendy and Lucy

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    WendyandLucyDirector Kelly Reichardt visits Harvard as a 2019-2020 Baby Jane Holzer Visiting Artist in Film. Scarcity is a defining logic and theme of Reichardt’s films, equally expressed in their carefully distilled stories as in the modest productions that resourcefully glean complex meaning from each measured performance and... Read more about Wendy and Lucy
    2020 Mar 09

    First Cow

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    FirstCowSet almost entirely within the historic past of 1820s Oregon, First Cow explores a touching and politically astute vision of early America seen from the other side: the West Coast as inhabited by immigrants from around the world intermingled with already endangered indigenous people and aimless drifters, all determined to... Read more about First Cow
    2020 Mar 07

    The Place Promised in Our Early Days

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    PlacePromisedCo-directed with Yoshio Suzuki, Makoto Shinkai's remarkable feature film debut at the age of thirty-two immediately established him as a talented filmmaker with a unique vision. His sci-fi scenario is set in a Japan that has been divided into the Union-controlled North and the US-controlled South. When their mutual friend... Read more about The Place Promised in Our Early Days
    2020 Feb 23

    Patricio Guzmán's Chile Trilogy

    Sun - Sat, Feb 23 to Feb 29, 4:00pm - 10:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    PatricioGuzmanThe long career of Patricio Guzmán as a documentarian and activist has courageously focused on the turbulent, tragic history of his native Chile since the 1973 overthrow of Leftist President Salvador Allende— the world’s first democratically elected Socialist leader—by the US-backed repressive dictator Augusto Pinochet.... Read more about Patricio Guzmán's Chile Trilogy
    2020 Feb 22

    Boyz N the Hood

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    BoyzNTheHoodJohn Singleton’s extraordinary film debut, based on his own experience of growing up in South Central Los Angeles. Released shortly after the Rodney King incident, Singleton’s powerful social commentary unfolds within a complex, realistic portrayal of family, community and coming-of-age featuring the exceptional talents of... Read more about Boyz N the Hood
    2020 Feb 21

    Self-Destruction Cinema. The Films of Tetsuya Mariko

    Fri - Mon, Feb 21 to Feb 24, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    MarikoFilmJapanese filmmaker Tetsuya Mariko has directed a series of arresting and subversive films centered on characters locked into cycles of extreme antisocial behavior. Whether loners who have long abandoned any desire to engage except by their absolute but anarchic rules, or lovers set out on stark revenge, Mariko’s self-absorbed... Read more about Self-Destruction Cinema. The Films of Tetsuya Mariko
    2020 Feb 17

    Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    MarionStokesMarion Stokes was a Philadelphia librarian, public access television producer, political activist and mother who amassed a 70,000-tape VHS archive by obsessively recording up to four news network feeds twenty-four hours a day from 1979 to 2012, unbeknownst to anyone except the few family and staff she allowed into her home.... Read more about Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
    2020 Feb 14

    Amour Fou

    Fri - Sun, Feb 14 to Feb 16, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    LAge_dOrInspired in part by the recent restoration of Buñuel’s L’Age d’Or by the Cinémathèque Française, presented now in its full seventy-five minute version, as well as the atavistic celebration of Valentine’s Day, whose own dark origins have been furtively repressed, the Harvard Film Archive offers a selection of classic... Read more about Amour Fou
    2020 Feb 08

    Whisper of the Heart

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    WhisperoftheHeartBased on Aoi Hiiragi’s manga and adapted for the screen by Hayao Miyazaki, Whisper of the Heart was at the time the only theatrical Studio Ghibli film not directed by Miyazaki or Takahata, but by Yoshifumi Kondo. A bookworm who longs to be a writer when she grows up, twelve year-old Shizuku notices that... Read more about Whisper of the Heart
    2020 Jan 31

    Medium Cool

    8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    MediumCoolThe directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Haskell Wexler, Medium Cool is a landmark independent production that makes canny use of documentary techniques in constructing a fiction feature. Set in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, the narrative focuses on a television cameraman who becomes... Read more about Medium Cool
    2020 Jan 27

    The Films and Videos of Richard Serra

    Mon - Sun, Jan 27 to Feb 9, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    RichardSerraFor eleven years (1968-79), the renowned American sculptor and artist Richard Serra (b. 1938) felt out the unchartered phenomenological boundaries of film, pushing it to exciting heights in line with the watershed period in cinema history out of which his film and video work sprung. The first evening of this program... Read more about The Films and Videos of Richard Serra
    2020 Jan 25

    Tito and the Birds

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    TitoAndTheBirdsTito and the Birds is a candid political allegory for young audiences, teaching them about exploring fear in oneself and the role it plays in society at large, filmed a distinctive style using a mix of oil-on-glass paintings, digital drawings and graphic animation. For children ages 10 and up. $5 matinee or free with... Read more about Tito and the Birds

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