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A portrait of Benjamin Franklin painted by Robert Feke

Robert Feke’s rendering of Benjamin Franklin

Courtesy of the Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of Dr. John Collins Warren, 1856

Arts

Two hundred and seventy years ago, Benjamin Franklin did something highly unusual. He retired.

1.16.18

Working on his 2012 short film, Reckart hangs a puppet upside down from the set’s ceiling. “Head over Heels” took a 40-member crew some 15 months to make.

Photograph courtesy of Timothy Reckart

The director of Head Over Heels and The Star, on animation's different dimensions

November-December 2016

Composer Nicholas Britell has written scores for films including MoonlightA Tale of Love and Darkness, and The Seventh Fire. He is also a pianist and producer (most recently of Whiplash, by Damien Chazelle ’07).

Courtesy of Nicholas Britell

A film composer's career, from annotating Sneakers to doing “archaeology” for 12 Years a Slave

September-October 2016

A scene from The Seventh Fire, executive produced by Terrence Malick ’65 and directed by Jack Pettibone Riccobono ’03, premiering July 22 in New York City at the Metrograph
Photograph courtesy of Film Movement

The Seventh Fire, executive produced by Terrence Malick ’65 and Natalie Portman ’03, sheds light on gang life among Native Americans. 

7.22.16

Leonard speaking at the most recent Sundance Film Festival, where he served on the jury
Photograph by Andrew Toth/Getty Images

Turning the Black List into a business, to modernize Hollywood’s dream machine

July-August 2016

“Gracie,” about a grandson and his ailing grandmother, is playing the 2016 Roxbury International Film Festival (at the Museum of Fine Arts)

Gracie, about a grandson and his ailing grandmother, is playing the 2016 Roxbury International Film Festival (at the Museum of Fine Arts)

Courtesy of the Roxbury International Film Festival

Independent films by and about people of color

May-June 2016

Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang

Photograph by Stu Rosner

The many pursuits of musicians Damon & Naomi

March-April 2016

 A veteran's daughter visits with her father.

A veteran’s daughter visits with her father.
Photograph ©Alice Films

A new film about American veterans and the struggle to tell their stories through trauma therapy

11.13.15

Andrew Bujalski
Photograph by Jay L. Clendenin/Contour by Getty Images

The perfect pitch of filmmaker Andrew Bujalski

September-October 2015