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The Films of Sharunas Bartas

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Melodrama Mondays

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Alex de la Iglesia: Films and Inspirations

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Vittorio De Sica. Neorealism, Melodrama, Fantasy

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The Discreet Charm of Whit Stillman

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The Animated Art of Caroline Leaf

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A Visit from Timoleon Wilkins

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2018 Norton Lectures in Cinema: Frederick Wiseman

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Jiri Trnka, Puppet Master

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Moon Movies: Apollo 11 at 50

announcement

The Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque will be closed to the public for Fall 2021 and hopes to re-open in Spring 2022, public health situation permitting. Virtual film programs will be open to the public, and free to members. The HFA is organizing a series of weekly in-person screenings for Harvard students and affiliates, with details forthcoming. Starting on September 6, 2021 in-person research appointments may be scheduled on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to the HFA’s Research Policies for complete instructions and guidance.

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 188-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 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