Produced by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, this one-of-a-kind festival celebrates the science and spirit of film conservation, showcasing films that have been rescued from extinction by the skilled conservators who work tirelessly to protect them. This year’s festival includes newly restored gems from classic Hollywood, rare silents accompanied by live music, the films of Laurel and Hardy, 1960s television specials, timely independent features, documentaries, and more. We recommend catching Martin Gabel’s sumptuously gothic The Lost Moment (1947), Juleen Compton’s supernatural fairy tale The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean (1966), and Donna Deitch’s sweeping 1985 romance Desert Hearts.

In the month of January, bring your ticket stub from any January MFA film to the Harvard Film Archive for a $2 discount. Members of the Harvard Film Archive also receive a $2 discount on MFA Films in January. Applies only to regularly priced films, pending availability. See the HFA schedule for January

Audience

Adults

Ticket Required


In This Series

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The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean
January 26, 2018
5:30 pm7:00 pm

Directed by Juleen Compton (USA, 1966, 82 min.). 35mm.

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Good References preceded by Tramp Strategy
January 26, 2018
8:00 pm9:15 pm

Directed by Roy William Neill (USA, 1920, 60 min.). 35mm. Silent with live score.

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Trouble in Paradise preceded by Dinah
January 27, 2018
11:30 am1:05 pm

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch (USA, 1932, 83 min.). 35mm.

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Good References preceded by Tramp Strategy
January 27, 2018
1:30 pm2:45 pm

Directed by Roy William Neill (USA, 1920, 60 min.). 35mm. Silent with live score.

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Los Tallos Amargos
January 27, 2018
3:30 pm5:05 pm

Directed by Fernando Ayala (Argentina, 1956, 90 min.). Spanish with English subtitles. 35mm.

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Los Tallos Amargos
January 28, 2018
11:00 am12:35 pm

Directed by Fernando Ayala (Argentina, 1956, 90 min.). Spanish with English subtitles. 35mm.

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Sons of the Desert preceded by Berth Marks
January 28, 2018
1:30 pm3:00 pm

Directed by William A. Seiter (USA, 1933, 65 min.). 35mm.

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The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean
January 28, 2018
3:30 pm4:55 pm

Directed by Juleen Compton (USA, 1966, 82 min.). 35mm.

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The Lost Moment preceded by Moods of the Sea
January 31, 2018
5:30 pm7:15 pm

Directed by Martin Gabel (USA, 1947, 89 min.). 35mm.

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Trouble in Paradise preceded by Dinah
January 31, 2018
8:00 pm9:35 pm

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch (USA, 1932, 83 min.). 35mm.