Cultural Focus

  • 2020 Feb 05

    New Poems by Joan Naviyuk Kane

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
    JoanNaviyukKaneIn this lecture, author and poet Joan Naviyuk Kane will discuss her current work on three different projects: one consisting of difficult, exploratory poems, another a volume of creative nonfiction, and a book of autobiographical prose that centers around traveling as an indigenous... Read more about New Poems by Joan Naviyuk Kane
  • 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 Feb 11

    An Evening with Ayodele Casel

    4:15pm

    Location: 

    Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
    AyodeleTap dancer and choreographer Ayodele Casel will discuss her new project Diary of a Tap Dancer, a theatrical work positioning tap dance as the driving force of the narrative. This project aims to create a fuller and more accurate picture of the legacy of the art form by centering the voices of its unmarried women within a... Read more about An Evening with Ayodele Casel
  • 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 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 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 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 Mar 04

    Radcliffe Open Studios

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    RadcliffeOpenStudios2020Join the Radcliffe Institute for a special event during which fellows across the creative arts open their studio doors to reveal their creative processes. Learn more about the music, film, artworks, performances, and books that Radcliffe’s community of artists have under way in Byerly Hall. Participating... Read more about Radcliffe Open Studios