Harvard Film Archive Visiting Directors Audio Collection, 2008

Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: hfa00010
Repository: Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Harvard Film Archive Visiting Directors Audio Collection, 2008.
Date(s): 2008
Quantity: 61 digital audio files
Abstract: The HFA Visiting Directors Audio Collection at the Harvard Film Archive is a collection of streaming digital audio files recorded of each filmmaker visiting the HFA's cinematheque in 2008. Recordings include pre-screening introductions by curator Haden Guest and programmer David Pendleton and personal introductions by filmmakers as well as post-screening question and answer sessions between curators, programming staff, audience, and filmmakers.

Acquisition Information:

Items in the collection are recorded on-site at the Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque in the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts on Harvard University's campus.

Processing Information:

Encoded by: Amy Sloper, 2011

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions. Access is available via online streaming.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and/or publication of materials subject to copyright requires written permission from a) the copyright owner, his/her heirs or assigns and from b) the Fine Arts Library, owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation:

Harvard Film Archive Visiting Directors Audio Collection, 2008. Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University.


The collection is arranged by year, with each year consisting of its own online finding aid. Recordings are arranged alphabetically by last name of the speaker within each year.

Scope and Content

The HFA Visiting Directors Audio Collection at the Harvard Film Archive consists of recordings of filmmakers and special guests at the Harvard Film Archive's Cinematheque since 2008.
Recordings in the collection reflect the diversity of content in the HFA's regular screening series, which offers a public cinematheque program, presenting films Friday through Monday nights. All screenings are held in the Archive's 200-seat theater 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 HFA screenings. Visitors in 2008 included American auteur Arthur Penn, American independent filmmakers David Gordon Green (George Washington) and Lance Hammer (Ballast), German director Jan Schütte (Love Comes Lately), Irish director John Boorman (The General), and Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong (Secret Sunshine), as well as avant-garde filmmakers Nathaniel Dorsky, Lawrence Weiner and Ernie Gehr. Some of the HFA's recent programs include retrospectives of the work of Edward Yang, Joseph Losey, Vincente Minnelli, Warren Sonbert, Bruce Conner and Richard Quine, as well as surveys such as Technicolor Dreams, Unseen Noir and Shaw Scope: A History of the Shaw Bros. Studio. HFA programs dating back to 1999 are browsable on our Past Film Series page.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Avant-garde films.
Documentary films.
Experimental films.
Fiction films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- United States -- history -- 20th century.
Visual arts.
born digital.
Sound recordings.
WAVE (format).
Assayas, Olivier
Boorman, John, 1933-
Breer, Robert
Cavallaro, James
Cavell, Stanley
Child, Abigail
Chow, Eileen Cheng-yin
Conrad, Tony
Davenport, Nina
De Antonio, Emile
Denis, Claire
Dorsky, Nathaniel
Drossler, Steffan
Emigholz, Heinz, 1948-
Fenz, Robert
Francis, David
Frodon, Jean-Michel
Furtado, Jorge, 1959-
Galison, Peter
Gatti, José
Gehr, Ernie, 1943-
Green, David Gordon, 1975-
Guest, Haden
Hammer, Lance
Ivory, James
Kovgan, Alla
Lee, Chang Dong
Lingford, Ruth
Marsh, Joss
Martel, Lucrecia, 1966-
McElwee, Ross, 1947-
McCann, David R. (David Richard), 1944-
McMillan, Genevieve
Miniucchi, Cecilia
Moss, Robb
Nornes, Markus
Okada, Mariko, 1933-
Oshima, Nagisa, 1932-
Padilha, José
Pendleton, David (David Wesley)
Peng, Kaili
Penn, Arthur
Petric, Vlada
Pierce, Steffen
Rentschler, Eric
Retel Helmrich, Leonard
Schütte, Jan, 1957-
Silva, Jeff
Sitney, P. Adams
Smith, Wadada Leo, 1941-
Sonbert, Warren
Stone, Christopher
Streible, Dan
Thalheim, Robert, 1974-
Thanhauser, Ralph
Todd, Robert
Weiner, Lawrence
Wu, Nianzhen, 1952-
Yang, Dechang, 1947-2007
Yi, Ch'ang-dong
Harvard Film Archive.