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  • Harvardwood Heads To... Media & Entertainment Symposium at HDS

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 05:00 PM through September 22, 2018
    Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA
    The Harvard Divinity School, Religious Literacy Project is launching a new project focused on training Media & Entertainment executives on Religious Literacy.
    Similar to the work GLAAD does around LGBTQ issues and sensitivity.
    The symposium will be held on September 20-21, 2018, at Harvard Divinity School and it will address how to include religion/religious themes, plots and characters in entertainment media without further perpetuating the incorrect stereotypes; how content is made and why it matters; and finally, Religious Literacy - the new Social Responsibility frontier.
     
    This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please visit our website for more information. 
  • Harvardwood Heads To... The Bacchae at the Getty Villa

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 08:00 PM · $40.00 USD
    Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, CA

    The Bacchae is perhaps the most popular of Euripides’ surviving plays. Directed by Anne Bogart and performed by actors of the SITI company of New York, the performance is full of striking dialogue, frenzied action, and choral songs of great power and beauty. Dionysus is the Greek god of wine, intoxication, ritual madness, and theater. He arrives incognito and in disguise in his birthplace Thebes, to convince the locals on the nature of his true divinity. The play revolves around the confrontation between Dionysus, the smiling, mysterious, soft-spoken and seemingly effeminate god, and Pentheus, the angry, impulsive and inflexible king of Thebes, who is ignorant of himself and his own nature. Dionysus’ cult starts to grow rapidly, and women start engaging in secret rituals involving wine, ecstasy and ritual madness. This prompts Pentheus to imprison Dionysus, but this attempt to control the god results in tragic consequences for Pentheus and his entire family.

    Hosted by the Harvard Club of Southern California.

  • A brand-new documentary by Paula J. Caplan AB '69, Isaac Pope: The Spirit of an American Century, will have its first public screening on Sept. 23rd at Rockville Memorial Library, as the first in its Autumn Film Series. It is free and open to the public and will be followed by discussion with officials from the NAACP and members of the audience.

    Producer Paula J. Caplan and Director Rock Grant will attend.

    For a trailer and more information, isaacpopefilm.com

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  • Harvardwood Presents Fran Leadon on BROADWAY: A History of New York City in 13 Miles

    Monday, September 24, 2018 at 07:00 PM · $10.00 USD
    The Lambs in New York, NY

    Once upon a time in a small Dutch colony there was a muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh.  With time, the street grew longer.  Houses and taverns sprang up, and farmlands gave way to department stores, theaters, hotels, and, finally the hurlyburly of the Great White Way.

    Broadway.jpgArchitect and author Fran Leadon will talk about Broadway and the remarkable people who shaped it, and about how that cow path in the middle of nowhere became America's most vibrant and complex thoroughfare.  Leadon's new book, BROADWAY: A History of New York City in 13 Miles explores four centuries in the life of a street--the construction of Trinity Church and the Flatiron, the fire at Barnum's American Museum, the insane asylum that was replaced by Columbia University--and the people who made it what it is, people like Alexander Hamilton, Emma Goldman, Edgar Allan Poe, and "Bill the Butcher" Poole.

    John Lahr says, "Fran Leadon's Broadway uses the 13 miles of the great New York Avenue to tell the remarkable story of the city's evolution--its landmarks and legends, its high-rollers and lowriders.  Part architectural history, part social history, it's a cornucopia of intellectual delights.  Endlessly fascinating and full of fun."

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    Fran Leadon teaches design studios, history courses, and seminars in the School of Architecture and the Macaulay Honors College of City College of New York. 

     

    BROADWAY: A History of New York City in 13 Miles will be available for purchase, and a booksigning will follow the talk.

    Cost: Dues-paying Harvardwood members can buy tickets for $5; $10 for all others.

    Advance Registration is REQUIRED. No tickets will be sold at the door.

    DRESS CODE: Business Casual is fine for the event itself, but if you are thinking of staying for dinner (the Pub at The Lambs will accept credit cards), JACKETS & TIES will be required for men. No denim, sneakers, or such.

    This is a joint event with THE LAMBS.

    Special thanks to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation.


    Members, Register Here

    Purchase tickets   $5.00 Members & Friends

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  • Welcome to the Clambake: 2018 LA Film Festival's Live Podcasting Event Series. Two hilarious women -- Angela Gulner (ART Class of 2011) and Lindsay Stidham -- explore what it means to be a feminist in the current cultural climate.

    "Welcome to the Clambake launched on inauguration day in 2017. We started the podcast to examine what it means to be a feminist in the wake of our shock and sadness after the election. We also started it to give voice to underrepresented creators. But above all else, we started this podcast to become better listeners. Since our launch we've had eye opening conversations with men, women, and clams of all genders about the current political landscape, why we will fight for our abortion rights til the end, and what it means to be a male ally in the wake of the #metoo movement. So far we've made a treasure trove of new friends, a couple of enemies, marched with some sluts, and we hope to continue to meet amazing people through our examination of feminism and our role in it in the world today."
  • Harvardwood Heads To... Diversity in Sparking Innovation

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 04:30 PM
    Sanders Theatre

    Meet Richard Montañez in person before Fox Searchlight Pictures releases their biopic movie "Flamin' Hot". His story of pushing through adversity and battling issues of inclusion and belonging in the work place will amaze you, and his entrepreneurial and innovative spirit is infectious. As the creator of the cultural phenomenon, “Flamin’ Hot Cheetos,” he notes, “There was something special about being different.” Come learn from him how to prepare yourself to “walk through different doors.” Don’t miss hearing his riveting, personal story of growing up in a migrant farm camp to now living in Beverly Hills.

    Please pick up your free tickets at the Harvard Box Office located in the Smith Campus Center. Tickets can also be reserved online for a $3 fee. First-come, first-served...get your ticket ASAP!

  • Harvardwood & HLSA Present: An Exclusive Guided Tour of the Getty Villa

    Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, CA

    Harvardwood and our HLSA of Los Angeles friends are hosting an exclusive and intimate tour of the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades by Dr. Jeffrey Spier AB '77, the Getty Villa Antiquities Coordinator. Dr. Spier received his B.A. in Archeology from Harvard and has a D. Phil. in Classical Archeology from Merton College, Oxford.

    Limited spots are available to Harvardwood Members & Friends on a first-come, first-served basis. You may be placed on a waitlist if no spots are available when you attempt to RSVP. We will contact you if you are on the waitlist and a spot becomes available.

    This event is FREE for dues-current Harvardwood Members & Friends. To reserve your spot, please email Harvardwood with subject line "Getty Villa Tour - RSVP request." You will then receive an email confirming whether or not there is space for you.

    Guests who RSVP will receive additional instructions about the meeting location and parking. If you are a confirmed attendee but cannot make it, please cancel at least 10 days before the event, by September 19th, so that we can offer your space to another Harvardwood Member/Friend.

    Dr. Jeffrey Spier AB '77

    Dr. Jeffrey Spier has been Senior Curator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum since 2014. He earned his B.A. degree in Classical Archaeology at Harvard University and his D.Phil in classical Archaeology at Merton College, Oxford. He has held research and teaching positions at University College London, Oxford University, and most recently at the University of Arizona. From 1976-1977, Dr. Spier was a research assistant at the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis (Turkey) at Harvard University.

    For the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Spier curated the exhibition San Marco and Venice (1997). He was guest curator at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas in 2007 for the exhibition Picturing the Bible: the Earliest Christian Art (catalog published by Yale University Press, 2007). He was the curator of the recent Getty exhibition, Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World (2018).

    Dr. Spier has twice been a visiting scholar at the Getty Museum, most recently in 2013 when he studied at the Getty Villa. He has lectured and written extensively on Greek and Roman sculpture, painting, luxury arts, numismatics and archaeological method, covering eras from Archaic Greece to Byzantium. In his research, he has pursued a broad understanding of ancient art, primarily Greek, Roman and Byzantine, but also of the borders of the classical world, including Egypt and the Near East, Thrace, Scythia, Persia, Bactria and beyond. He is regarded as a leading expert in the study of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine gems.

    In addition to exhibition catalogues, his publications have included monographs on the Getty Museum’s Ancient Gems and Finger Rings, a catalogue of the collection (Malibu, 1992); A Catalogue of the Calouste Gulbenkian Collection of Gems (Lisbon, 2001); Late Antique and Early Christian Gems (Wiesbaden, 2007); and Treasures of the Ferrell Collection (Wiesbaden, 2010).

  • Harvardwood Heads To... Celebrate LA!

    Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    A massive, free, eight-mile street party connecting Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, plus a free concert at the Hollywood Bowl!

    Join the LA Phil for a FREE celebration with hundreds of musicians, artists, dancers, family activities, and more!

    Be part of this history-making event as the LA Phil kicks off its Centennial season with an epic festival showcasing L.A.’s creative spirit, with 1800 musicians, artists, and dancers coming together to perform at the festival’s six hubs and along the eight-mile route itself. And that’s not all – the evening ends with a free concert at the Hollywood Bowl, where Gustavo Dudamel will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic and welcome very special guests – including Katy Perry, Herbie Hancock, Kali Uchis, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), and more to the Bowl stage.

  • Harvardwood Meet-up at the Black List DC Happy Hour

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Barrafina in Washington, DC

    The Black List is creating social hubs for writers around the world where they can meet other screenwriters and discuss the craft and the reality of the screenwriter's life. So join your fellow writers at the DC happy hour! Come to enjoy the drinks and the company. You never know who you might meet!

    This event is free and open to the public (cash bar). RSVP at the link below.

    See the cover story on Black List founder Franklin Leonard AB ’00 in the July-August 2016 Harvard Magazine—and Harvardwood's profile from a few years ago!


    The Black List, an annual survey of Hollywood executives' favorite unproduced screenplays, was founded in 2005. Since then, more than 319 Black List scripts have been produced, grossing over $26 billion in box office worldwide. Black List movies have won 51 Academy Awards from 264 nominations, including four of the last nine Best Picture Oscars and ten of the last twenty Best Screenplay Oscars.

    In October of 2012, the Black List launched a unique online community where screenwriters make their work available to readers, buyers and employers. Since its inception, it has hosted more than 40,000 screenplays and teleplays and provided more than 65,000 script evaluations. As a direct result of introductions made on the Black List, dozens of writers have found representation at major talent agencies and management companies, as well as sold or optioned their screenplays. In only three years, a half dozen films have been produced from scripts introduced on the website including Golden Globe nominated NIGHTINGALE, starring Dave Oyelowo.

    Currently, the Black List hosts over 2,600 scripts for consideration by over 3,500 film industry professionals ranging from agency assistants, to studio and network presidents, to A-list actors and directors.

  • Harvardwood Heads To... The Ivy Plus Society's Skybar Social

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 07:00 PM · $25.00 USD
    Skybar at Mondrian in West Hollywood, CA

    It’s officially Fall and Halloween is just around the corner. Whether or not you need to find your partner in crime or the last member to your trio, The Skybar Social is here to fulfill all of your networking needs. Come rain, shine, or chill we’re taking you back to West Hollywood’s hot spot, Skybar at Mondrian. This indoor/outdoor poolside lounge is the perfect spot to socialize with LA’s finest and brightest achievers, professionals, and young alumni. Don’t miss out on Early Bird tickets and we’ll see you there!

    20% Off Promo Code: ALUMNI2018

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