Film

2016 Apr 30

Film: Désirée

11:00am

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free and open to the public
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In this film from 1954, the French Revolution and the rise and fall of Napoleon (Marlon Brando) are seen through the eyes of the leader’s first love, Désirée Clary (Jean Simmons). After Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo, Désirée holds Europe’s fate in her hands, as queen of Sweden. The epic story provides a sweeping historical backdrop, but director Henry Koster uses the widescreen CinemaScope format to offer a philosophical mediation on love and politics amid war and revolution.... Read more about Film: Désirée

2016 Apr 22

WINGS: Silent Film with organ accompaniment by Peter Krasinski

7:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church

Presented by: Harvard Organ Society
Tickets: Admission Free: No Tickets Required
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Step into a 1920s movie palace at Harvard's Memorial Church on the evening of April 22 as HOS screens the 1927 Academy Award-winning silent film "Wings." Live, improvised soundtrack will be provided by organist Peter Krasinski, hailed as "one of the world’s finest—if not the leading—silent film live improvisational accompanists." This will be an epic experience not to be missed!... Read more about WINGS: Silent Film with organ accompaniment by Peter Krasinski

2016 Apr 18

Carrie Fisher: Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism

8:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church

Presented by: The Humanist Community at Harvard
Tickets: VIP: $110.00 (seating in front of church - limited seating); Full Price: $40.00; Harvard Students: $10.00 (while inventory lasts - 2 tickets per ID, 1 ID per person)
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

The Humanist Hub, in partnership with Harvard College student group the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics (HCHAA), will present Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher with their 10th Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism as part of a ceremony held at Harvard’s historic Memorial Church on Monday, April 18.... Read more about Carrie Fisher: Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism

2016 Apr 12

"My Kid Could Paint That" Screening + Panel

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

Presented by: Harvard Allston Education Portal
Free and open to the public; please RSVP online through Eventbrite.

In the span of only a few months, 4-year-old Marla Olmstead rocketed from total obscurity into international renown – and sold over $300,000 dollars worth of paintings. She was compared to Kandinsky and Pollock, and called “a budding Picasso.” And then, five months into Marla’s new life as a celebrity and just short of her fifth birthday, a bombshell dropped. CBS’ 60 Minutes aired an exposé suggesting strongly that the paintings were painted by her father, himself an amateur painter. As quickly as the public built Marla up, they tore her down.... Read more about "My Kid Could Paint That" Screening + Panel

Take three

HCFFIn year three, the Harvard College Film Festival may be the new kid on the block, but Gussie Roc '17 hopes it remains an annual tradition of artistic exploration and community conversation. 

By Olivia Munk '16... Read more about Take three

2016 Apr 06

Film Screening: Aby Warburg: Metamorphosis and Memory

6:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Presented By: Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, in partnership with the Harvard Art Museums
ADMISSION: This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Following the screening, there will be a conversation between director Judith Wechsler and Benjamin Buchloh, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art in Harvard’s History of Art and Architecture department. 

Written and directed by Judith Wechsler, Aby Warburg: Metamorphosis and Memory (2016; 60 min.) tells the story of this innovative and influential art historian. With interests that ranged from the Italian Renaissance to Hopi ritual dances, from frescoes to postage stamps, Warburg sought to combine the fields of art history, anthropology, and religion. He explored the afterlife of antiquity, the tensions between the Apollonian and the Dionysian, and the secular and religious in Renaissance paintings of Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. Told largely through Warburg’s own words and interviews with leading Warburg scholars, this documentary traces the development of his ideas in the context of his life and times.... Read more about Film Screening: Aby Warburg: Metamorphosis and Memory

2016 Mar 30

Harvard College Film Festival

8:00pm to 11:00pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

Presented ByHarvard College Film Festival 
ADMISSIONFree and open to the public
March 30-April 3
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As the first student film festival run entirely by Harvard undergraduates, the Harvard College Film Festival (HCFF) provides undergraduates across the world with an opportunity to submit films to be judged by an acclaimed panel, screened at the Harvard Art Museums, and awarded for their creative excellence and powerful perspective. The festival features multi-day screenings, panel discussions, and an awards ceremony. Beyond the goal of sharing students' works, the Harvard College Film Festival seeks to strengthen the student film community and to provide a dialogue among a network of creative and innovative artists.... Read more about Harvard College Film Festival

2016 Mar 31

Harvard College Film Festival

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

Presented ByHarvard College Film Festival 
ADMISSIONFree and open to the public
March 30-April 3
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As the first student film festival run entirely by Harvard undergraduates, the Harvard College Film Festival (HCFF) provides undergraduates across the world with an opportunity to submit films to be judged by an acclaimed panel, screened at the Harvard Art Museums, and awarded for their creative excellence and powerful perspective. The festival features multi-day screenings, panel discussions, and an awards ceremony. Beyond the goal of sharing students' works, the Harvard College Film Festival seeks to strengthen the student film community and to provide a dialogue among a network of creative and innovative artists.
... Read more about Harvard College Film Festival

2016 Apr 01

Harvard College Film Festival

1:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

Presented ByHarvard College Film Festival 
ADMISSIONFree and open to the public
March 30-April 3
More information>

As the first student film festival run entirely by Harvard undergraduates, the Harvard College Film Festival (HCFF) provides undergraduates across the world with an opportunity to submit films to be judged by an acclaimed panel, screened at the Harvard Art Museums, and awarded for their creative excellence and powerful perspective. The festival features multi-day screenings, panel discussions, and an awards ceremony. Beyond the goal of sharing students' works, the Harvard College Film Festival seeks to strengthen the student film community and to provide a dialogue among a network of creative and innovative artists.
... Read more about Harvard College Film Festival

2016 Apr 03

Harvard College Film Festival: Q&A with Special Guest

3:45pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented By: Harvard College Film Festival and the Harvard Art Museums
ADMISSIONFree and open to the public
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The Harvard Art Museums will screen the winning films in this year’s student-run Harvard College Film Festival, which provides undergraduates across the world with an opportunity to create and submit films to be screened, judged, and awarded for creative excellence and powerful perspective. The afternoon program will also include a panel discussion with acclaimed artists and producers in the film industry.... Read more about Harvard College Film Festival: Q&A with Special Guest

2016 Apr 02

Harvard College Film Festival

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented By: Harvard College Film Festival and the Harvard Art Museums 
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
March 30-April 3
More information>

The Harvard Art Museums will screen the winning films in this year’s student-run Harvard College Film Festival, which provides undergraduates across the world with an opportunity to create and submit films to be screened, judged, and awarded for creative excellence and powerful perspective. The afternoon program will also include a panel discussion with acclaimed artists and producers in the film industry.... Read more about Harvard College Film Festival

2016 Mar 22

Film: On the Bride’s Side

6:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Presented By: Center for European Studies at Harvard University, in partnership with the Middle East Initiative and the Harvard Art Museums 
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
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Museum Hours: 10 AM-5 PM, daily. Plan your visit.

In On the Bride’s Side (2014; 98 min.), a Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist decide to help five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan complete a journey from war-torn Syria to Sweden. And in hopes of avoiding being arrested as traffickers, they fake a wedding as their cover. With a Palestinian friend dressed up as the bride and more than a dozen Italian and Syrian friends posing as wedding guests, the group travels halfway across Europe on a four-day journey of almost 2,000 miles. This emotionally charged journey not only brings out the stories, hopes, and dreams of the five refugees and their rather special traffickers, but also reveals a transnational, supportive, and irreverent Europe that ridicules laws and restrictions. The film acts as a kind of masquerade: it is a recording of an actual journey from Milan to Stockholm from November 14 to November 18, 2013.... Read more about Film: On the Bride’s Side

2016 Mar 31

lunch conversation with filmmaker MICAH FINK

12:00pm

Location: 

Adams House Conservatory Dining Room, C Entry, Plympton St.

Micah FinkPresented by: Learning From Performers, Adams House, and Office of BGLTQ Student Life
ADMISSION: Free and open to Harvard undergraduates only, registration required; click here to RSVP.

Micah Fink, the founder of Common Good Productions, is an award-winning producer, director and writer specializing in international affairs, public health, and environmental issues. His 2013 documentary “The Abominable Crime,” a feature film about the life altering consequences of anti-gay violence in Jamaica, offers an intimate first-person perspective on the risks and challenges of seeking asylum abroad. Since its premiere, it has screened in 21 film festivals around the world and collected a growing number of awards, including the first Amnesty International Human Rights Award given at the Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival in September 2014. Co-sponsored by Adams House and Office of LGBTQ Student Life, in association with Harvard Divinity School.... Read more about lunch conversation with filmmaker MICAH FINK

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