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The continuing appeal of novelist Rachel Ingalls

2.11.19

In Jackie, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (played by Natalie Portman ’03) navigates the wake of her husband's assassination.
Photograph by Stephanie Branchu. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

The screenplay, by Today Show producer Noah Oppenheim ’00, traces how the Camelot myth was made.

12.2.16

Stills from "Presenting Jane"

Frames from Presenting Jane (1953). On top, poets John Ashbery (left) and Frank O'Hara flank James Schuyler, who wrote the script for the short film (top); below, painter Jane Freilicher walks on water.
Courtesy of the Harvard Film Archive and the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University. HFA Item no: 37864.

A rediscovered short film, with new commentary by Jane Freilicher and John Ashbery ’49, Litt.D. ’01, gives a glimpse of the New York School's early days.

10.26.16

Working on his 2012 short film, Reckart hangs a puppet upside down from the set’s ceiling. “Head over Heels” took a 40-member crew some 15 months to make.

Photograph courtesy of Timothy Reckart

The director of Head Over Heels and The Star, on animation's different dimensions

November-December 2016

Composer Nicholas Britell has written scores for films including MoonlightA Tale of Love and Darkness, and The Seventh Fire. He is also a pianist and producer (most recently of Whiplash, by Damien Chazelle ’07).

Courtesy of Nicholas Britell

A film composer's career, from annotating Sneakers to doing “archaeology” for 12 Years a Slave

September-October 2016

A scene from The Seventh Fire, executive produced by Terrence Malick ’65 and directed by Jack Pettibone Riccobono ’03, premiering July 22 in New York City at the Metrograph
Photograph courtesy of Film Movement

The Seventh Fire, executive produced by Terrence Malick ’65 and Natalie Portman ’03, sheds light on gang life among Native Americans. 

7.22.16

Leonard speaking at the most recent Sundance Film Festival, where he served on the jury
Photograph by Andrew Toth/Getty Images

Turning the Black List into a business, to modernize Hollywood’s dream machine

July-August 2016

“Gracie,” about a grandson and his ailing grandmother, is playing the 2016 Roxbury International Film Festival (at the Museum of Fine Arts)

Gracie, about a grandson and his ailing grandmother, is playing the 2016 Roxbury International Film Festival (at the Museum of Fine Arts)

Courtesy of the Roxbury International Film Festival

Independent films by and about people of color

May-June 2016

Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang

Photograph by Stu Rosner

The many pursuits of musicians Damon & Naomi

March-April 2016