About the Harvard Film Archive
The Harvard Film Archive’s cinematheque presents films Friday through Monday nights 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.
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; younger artists such as Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Lav Diaz, Alice Rohrwacher, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Matías Piñeiro, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Federico Veiroj and Sofia Coppola; avant-garde filmmakers Jonas Mekas, Jodie Mack, Jem Cohen, Nathaniel Dorsky, Luther Price and Saul Levine; as well as special guests such as actress Pam Grier and Japanese benshi Ichiro Kataoka. Some of the HFA's recent programs include retrospectives of the work of Luchino Visconti, Robert Altman, Jean Epstein, Chantal Akerman, Seijun Suzuki, Chick Strand, Maurice Pialat, Ernst Lubitsch and William Wellman, as well as surveys such as Five O’Clock Shadow; Synaesthetic Cinema: Minimalist Music and Film; and Contemporary French Alternatives. Ongoing series include our annual movie marathons and the monthly Weekend Matinee and Cinema of Resistance screenings.
The Archive is extremely grateful to June Yip, AB '85, and David Wong, AB '85, for their generous support of the Harvard Film Archive's ongoing visiting filmmaker program. Thanks to their generosity the Archive is able to continue inviting filmmakers, artists and scholars to present their work at the HFA and interact with the Harvard film community.