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CATCH UP ON YOUR READING
CATCH UP ON YOUR READING
As most of you know, we at Harvardwood do many of our events in New York as joint events with The Lambs. One of the major events in The Lambs' year is their "Shepherd's Luncheon" honoring a major figure in the theatrical world. This year, the honoree will be Stephen Schwartz. And The Lambs have very graciously opened this event to Harvardwood members as well, at the same price that they charge their own members. Here's the flier. Registration should be made directly with The Lambs, following the instructions on the flier.
Dress Code: Business Casual--no jeans, sneakers, or such. Doors open at 12 Noon. Recommended that you arrive by 12:15 pm.
Remember to mention that you are a HARVARDWOOD MEMBER when you register!
On Friday, October 25, 2019, Pride & Progress, a film festival and symposium, takes place at Harvard Kennedy School. Stay tuned for our full Festival lineup, coming soon. In the meantime, save the date and get ready for:
About the Festival:
Pride & Progress: Film festival and Symposium will highlight human rights filmmakers and activists who are leading the cultural fight against laws that criminalize and discriminate against LGBTQ+ people in the former British colonies. These ancient vestiges of British imperialism are still being used to police and punish LGBTQ+ peoples, identities, and relationships in 37 of the 53 Commonwealth countries, leading to persistent prejudice from both the government and public and preventing queer people from enjoying basic freedoms, equal rights, and human dignity. The principal aims of this convening are to highlight the brave cultural work that has been done through film and to motivate audiences to stand up against these unjust laws and take action to change them. We also recognize that some countries have recently taken strides to overturn these outdated laws, and our film festival and symposium will highlight this promising work as well. View the official flyer (PDF).
Pride & Progress: Film festival and Symposium is curated jointly by:
Harvardwood is proud to support the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival (LACFF), one of our Harvardwood Heroes Grant Recipients for 2019! All films are English-Friendly so that cinephiles of all backgrounds can enjoy them.
LACFF’s Festival Chair, June Tan, is a Harvard Law School alumna, and their Marketing Director Athena Bowe, is a graduate of Harvard College.
This year, LACFF 2019 will take place at the Downtown Independent from October 25th to October 27th, and will feature a strong line-up of thoughtfully curated films including A Birthday Gift, as short film by a Director from our own community - Dan Zhou (Harvard College). Dan Zhou will also be conducting a Q&A for his film after the screening!
Other highlights include the the opening film and Sundance winner The Chinese Mayor by renowned journalist and documentarist Zhou Hao, and upcoming talent such as Director Zhu Xin’s debut feature, Vanishing Days, which was nominated by Berlinale Forum, Busan International Film Festival, and the Hong Kong International Film Festival, Director Zhou Lidong’s debut feature The Fall, which won the Netpac Award at Warsaw International Film Festival, Director Mijie Li’s documentary feature Confucian Dream, which won the Special Jury Prize at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and Director Tracy Dong’s documentary Feature In Character, which was nominated for Best Documentary at the First Youth Film Festival in Xining. Many of the filmmakers, including Mijie Li and Tracy Dong, will be present for Q&A sessions after their respective screenings.
This year’s LACFF has partnered with Sino-Screen to highlight an industry panel on October 27th and will discuss topics ranging from international content strategy to the representation of Asians Hollywood.
More information on the lineup of LACFF 2019 check out lacff.org.
For more information on directions and parking click here.
Get a Discount:
Get 20% off any screening or pass with this code: HARVARD2019
Become a champion of the Harvard arts, media & entertainment community by donating an item from your business or service in support of Harvardwood's education events, professional programs, and service initiatives. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and auction proceeds will go to the Harvardwood Fund.
All Harvardwood donors are crucial to aiding Harvardwood in equipping a community of bright and talented artists and art enthusiasts to ultimately serve the world with their talents and resources. Harvardwood donors will receive special recognition on our website, as well as recognition at selected events and programs throughout the year. They will also receive invitations to periodic exclusive VIP Harvardwood events.
The Harvardwood 101 career exploration program brings two dozen current undergraduates to Los Angeles during the January term and provides a series of career-related activities in order to demystify Hollywood and educate them about careers in the entertainment industry. The program began in 2003 and is cosponsored by Harvard University's Office for the Arts and the Office of Career Services.
Harvardwood 101 begins with a mandatory "bootcamp" week of company visits, speaker panels, and networking mixers with Harvard alums who work in entertainment. Students also attend film and TV panels, in addition to getting a "behind the scenes" look at studios, working film sets, talent agencies, production companies, and music labels (see below for a list of companies that have participated in the past).
An optional J-termship is available for students to apply their knowledge in a hands-on, short-term internship experience for the balance of the term. Students can opt to stay only for the mandatory bootcamp week.