Film

2020 Feb 21

Self-Destruction Cinema. The Films of Tetsuya Mariko

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

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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

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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 Jan 31

Medium Cool

8:30pm

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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

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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 Feb 22

Boyz N the Hood

4:00pm

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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 08

Whisper of the Heart

4:00pm

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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 25

Tito and the Birds

4:00pm

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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
2020 Jan 18

Silent Hitchcock

Sat - Sat, Jan 18 to Feb 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
BlackmailAll nine, recent restorations of Alfred Hitchcock's extant silent films will screen with live musical accompaniment. Tickets required. For dates/times, tickets, and additional information, click... Read more about Silent Hitchcock
2019 Nov 14

For Sama

2:30pm

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Lowell House Screening Room
ForSamaFor Sama is a documentary following the life and pregnancy of Waad Al-Kateab as she documents the Syrian crisis in Aleppo. Al-Kateab will be present at the screening. Open to Harvard ID holders only.
2019 Nov 12

After Migration: In Defense of Using Beauty to Illustrate the Journeys of Those Who Have Suffered

6:30pm to 8:00pm

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Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
WaleOyejideA film screening of After Migration: Calabria (2020) and discussion with producer and co-director Walé Oyéjidé and Teju Cole, Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard. Oyéjidé will argue that migrants are owed more artful depictions of their cross-border experiences and that our creative... Read more about After Migration: In Defense of Using Beauty to Illustrate the Journeys of Those Who Have Suffered
2019 Oct 26

$5 Weekend Matinee: Poltergeist

3:00pm

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Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
PoltergeistA horror film crafted to scare viewers of all ages, Poltergeist barely earned its PG-rating because of a single scene of surreal gore. With special effects that have aged relatively well, the film is now a compendium of iconic phenomena—Carol Anne’s... Read more about $5 Weekend Matinee: Poltergeist
2019 Oct 05

$5 Weekend Matinee: Goodbye, Lenin!

3:00pm

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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!

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