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Of Light and Lightness The Films of Marie Menken

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History Through the Wrong End of the Telescope: The Films of Aleksei Guerman

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Cruel and Unusual: The Exquisite Remains of Erich von Stroheim

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100 Years of Paramount Pictures

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The Passions of Werner Schroeter

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A Visit from Fernando Eimbcke

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Not Growing Old.
Maurice Pialat's Cinema of Immediacy

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The Sharp Amnesias of Guy Maddin

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Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige: Lost Films and Mediations

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The Other New Wave. Alternate Histories of Post WWII Japanese Cinema

announcement

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and in accordance with university and state guidelines, the Harvard Film Archive cinematheque and office will be closed until further notice. HFA staff are working remotely on a range of projects and preparing for an eventual reopening, most likely in 2021. While our physical location remains closed, some remote research services and select collections are available online.

Cinematheque

The Harvard Film Archive is a cinematheque and a film archive dedicated to the preservation and public exhibition of film. The cinematheque presents films Friday through Monday year round. Open to the public, all screenings are held in the Archive's 200-seat theater featuring state-of-the-art film and digital projection located in the historic Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.  Read More

The HFA frequently invites filmmakers to discuss their work and engage with the vibrant community of students, professors, artists and cinephiles who regularly attend Archive screenings. Recent visitors include legendary independent filmmakers Wim Wenders, Agnès Varda, Terence Davies, Guy Maddin, Billy Woodberry and Frederick Wiseman.

Collection

A division of Harvard Library, the Harvard Film Archive is one of the largest and most significant university-based motion picture collections in the United States, with a collection of well over 36,000 audio visual items from around the world and from almost every period in film history.   Read More

Become a Member of the HFA

The HFA Public Film Program depends on the generous support of members of the community to ensure the health and longevity of our unique blend of programming. You can become a member by filling out and mailing in our Membership Form. Learn More