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.
Wondering how to get your first job in Hollywood? Join us for a discussion with alum and Harvardwood 101 Director Amit Samuel on the ins and outs, dos and don'ts, and how to leverage the Harvard network to get your foot in the door. Come with your questions!
Come hear Blake Farber, NYC-based self-taught filmmaker, talk about his adventures working with Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Nike, Rayban, the Olympics and the experience of having the building he was using in Brazil to shoot a music video taken over by 20 armed gunmen.
Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.
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.
Join Joshua William Gelb, director and adaptor of a recent revival of The Black Crook, considered by many to be the first American musical, for a lively exploration of the mythology, scandal, and tragedy of this legendary production.
Join us for a screening of Deepa Mehta’s Earth (1998; 110 min.), the third and final film in her acclaimed Elementaltrilogy. 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.