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Jorie Graham’s challenging lyrics use language to give readers the experience of the poem. 

9.20.18

Robert Humphreville, a frequent Harvard Film Archive accompanist, says he’s mostly asked to play comedies, especially from “the big three”: Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Buster Keaton. (A scene from Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. appears over his shoulder.)

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Three pianists making silent film sing

July-August 2018

Wim Wenders speaking at Sanders Theatre on April 2

Photograph courtesy of the Mahindra Humanities Center 

Wim Wenders delivers the final installment in the 2018 Norton Lectures on Cinema. 

4.16.18

Agnès Varda

Photograph courtesy of the Mahindra Humanities Center

Agnès Varda delivered the second installment of this year’s Norton Lectures on Cinema.

3.6.18

Director David Wain (right) with Will Forte, who plays a young Doug Kenney ’68

Video still © Netflix

A new biopic, scripted by John Aboud ’95 and Michael Colton ’97, follows how Doug Kenney ’68 franchised fun, died young, and became a comedy legend.

2.13.18

event poster for the wiseman lectures

Courtesy of the Mahindra Humanities Center

Documentarian Frederick Wiseman is the first filmmaker to deliver a Norton Lecture.

2.1.18

Courtesy of PBS

Harvard experts provide access to Vietnamese sources on the war.

9.11.17

Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Ehle in A Quiet Passion

© A Quiet Passion/Hurricane Films/Courtesy of Music Box Films.

In his film A Quiet Passion, Terence Davies illuminates Emily Dickinson’s daily life and eternal poetry.

4.18.17

Documentarian Kent Garrett ’63 returned to Harvard last fall for a screening of his work.

Documentarian Kent Garrett ’63 returned to Harvard last fall for a screening of his work.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

How Black Journal raised the country's consciousness, and opened Kent Garrett's eyes to television's potential

March-April 2017