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Due to an emergency replacement of the electrical system in the Harvard Film Archive theater, no screenings can take place from mid-May until early September. We regret that we must postpone our planned summer retrospective Melville et Cie, dedicated to the great French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville and his contemporaries. However, we are thrilled to collaborate with our friends at the Brattle Theatre, presenting a preview of this exciting series along with other programs in July. For updates, keep an eye on our website or sign up for our newsletter. We’ll soon have more details on this partnership as well as t-shirts!


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.


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 40,000 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