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COLLECTION Identifier: hfa00010

Harvard Film Archive Visiting Directors Audio Collection, 2008


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.


  • 2008

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. 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 Harvard Film Archive, owner of the original material.


61 digital audio files

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 Programs page.


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.

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

Harvard Film Archive Visiting Directors Audio Collection, 2008
Harvard Film Archive, Harvard University
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Library, Harvard University Repository

The Harvard Film Archive is one of the largest university-based motion picture collections in the United States, with a collection of 40,000 audio visual items, a growing number of manuscript collections, and nearly one million still photographs, posters, and other promotional materials from around the world and from almost every period in film history. The HFA's collection of paper materials, including the documentation of individual filmmakers as well as promotional materials such as posters, film stills, and ephemera are accessible to Harvard affiliates as well as to outside researchers.

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