Cultural Focus

  • 2019 Sep 21

    $5 Weekend Matinee: Supa Modo

    3:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    SupaModoObsessed with Jackie Chan and action films, terminally ill Jo, a brave and witty nine-year-old, finds comfort in her dreams of being a superhero. When her mother takes her back to her rural village to live out the rest of her short life, her teenage sister... Read more about $5 Weekend Matinee: Supa Modo
  • 2019 Sep 21

    Powaqqatsi

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    PowqqatsiDirector Godfrey Reggio visits and presents his legendary Qatsi trilogy, including the live orchestral performance of Koyaanisqatsi at the Orpheum Theatre. This program marks and celebrates the acquisition of Godfrey Reggio’s papers, together with the papers of... Read more about Powaqqatsi
  • 2019 Sep 26

    Breaking the Noses on Egyptian Statues

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    BreakingNosesFocusing on the ancient world of the pharaohs and on the Late Antique world that emerged following Egyptian conversion to Christianity, Edward Bleiberg, Senior Curator, Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art, Brooklyn Museum, will examine... Read more about Breaking the Noses on Egyptian Statues
  • 2019 Oct 05

    $5 Weekend Matinee: Goodbye, Lenin!

    3:00pm

    Location: 

    harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    GoodbyeLeninAt the time one of the most successful German films ever made, Wolfgang Becker’s clever tragicomedy begins in East Germany in 1989, right before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Alex’s mother has slipped into a coma, missing the historic event and its... Read more about $5 Weekend Matinee: Goodbye, Lenin!
  • 2019 Oct 05

    Mama Colonel

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    MamaColonelFirst seen in Tolérance zero, where she combatted violence against women in the context of a special police brigade, Honorine Munyole, now a colonel, selflessly leads a vigorous campaign against rape and the mistreatment of children in the... Read more about Mama Colonel
  • 2019 Oct 07

    Vitalina Varela

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    VitalinaVarelaA moving study of mourning and memory, Pedro Costa’s revelatory new film offers an indelible portrait of Vitalina Tavares Varela, a fragile yet indomitable woman who makes the long voyage from Cape Verde to Lisbon to attend her estranged husband’s... Read more about Vitalina Varela
  • 2019 Oct 11

    Writing Black Lives

    4:15pm

    Location: 

    Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
    WritingBlackLivesAuthors Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Imani Perry, and Robert Reid-Pharr discuss how their work as biographers speaks to key contemporary discussions about black politics, community, identity, and life. This event is free, but registration is required, For registration and additional information, click... Read more about Writing Black Lives