Ethnographic Film Series at the Harvard Film Archive

The Peabody Museum, in collaboration with the Harvard Film Archive, the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, the Film Study Center at Harvard, the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard, and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard, presents two weekends of ethnographic documentary screenings along with special events highlighting the recent work of both filmmaker Robert Gardner and film scholar Scott MacDonald. For event and event details, please visit the Harvard Film Archive website.

Program

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 pm
Screening of Dead Birds
Free admission, no ticket required. Seating is limited, and on a first-arrival basis.

In celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary, the Harvard Film Archive will present Dead Birds (1963), Robert Gardner's landmark ethnographic documentary about the Dani people of the highlands of New Guinea.

Jointly sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the Harvard University Asia Center, the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, the Film Study Center at Harvard, the Harvard Film Archive, the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, and the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard.

 

Friday, October 11, 7:00 pm
Screening Premiere of Dead Birds Re-encountered and Conversation with Robert Gardner. Reception follows in the Carpenter Center
Free admission, no ticket required. Seating is limited, and on a first-arrival basis.

Join the filmmaker Robert Gardner in person for the world premiere of Dead Birds Reencountered, Gardner's new documentary of his 1989 visit to New Guinea. Gardner will be joined in conversation with photographer Susan Meiselas (2011 recipient of the Harvard Arts Medal), William Rothman, (Professor of Motion Pictures at the University of Miami), and Charles Warren (lecturer of Film Studies at Boston University and Harvard Extension School.) 

Jointly sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the Harvard University Asia Center, the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, the Film Study Center at Harvard, the Harvard Film Archive, the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, and the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard.

  

Friday & Saturday, October 18–19, 7:00 pm
The Cambridge Turn

Tickets required for each evening: $12. Available at the Harvard Film Archive Box Office. A limited number of tickets will be set aside for purchase by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture members (including Peabody Museum and Harvard Museum of Natural History members). To reserve please call 617-496-6972 or email members@hmsc.harvard.edu

To celebrate the publication of his book, American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn, film scholar Scott MacDonald has curated two nights of the most influential ethnographic short films of the past 40 years, including Bitter Melons (John Marshall, 1971), Riverdogs (Robb Moss, 1982) and 7 Queens (Vèrèna Paravel, 2008). Books will be available for purchase both nights.

For a complete listing of the titles to be screened on each evening, please visit the Harvard Film Archive website.

 

 

 

 

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A frame from Robert Gardner's film, Dead Birds.

“Ethnographic Film Series at the Harvard Film Archive”  is Thursday & Friday, October 10–11 and Friday & Saturday, October 18–19, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street. Tickets may only be purchased from the Harvard Film Archive Box Office.

For event and ticketing details, please visit the Harvard Film Archive website.

 

 

 

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