Today is International Women’s Day! This Tuesday’s poster celebrates Feminist Filmmaker Anne Charlotte Robertson with a beautiful vintage screening flier, handmade by Anne.
In honor of Labor Day from the Harvard Film Archive’s vintage poster collection: Akira Kurosawa’s master portrait on class, bureaucracy and one man’s discovered passion for living. Visit the Hollis+ catalog for more images and materials from the HFA collections.
For our August selection, the world premiere screening poster for Ed Pincus and David Newman’s powerful documentary, Black Natchez. The Ed Pincus Collection finding aid has information for HFA materials on this and other projects.
From the HFA poster collection: Fellini’s masterpiece in glorious Technicolor!
Kanal (1957) directed by Andrzej Wajda. From the Harvard Film Archive poster collection. Browse more HFA images from the HOLLIS+ catalog here.
Harvard Spectacle is an open source, web-based service that allows users to find and compile Harvard-owned images from Harvard Library and LibraryCloud, into an online slideshow. This is a great tool for exploring and discovering the many online images from Harvard’s collections, including images from the Harvard Film Archive and Film Conservation Center!
Spectacle’s unique design gives you the option to link to descriptive metadata for each item, creating a complete record for sharing and recording related information. Other features include links to add public-domain images from Flickr, audio from SoundCloud, and animated GIFs from Giphy, for a truly customized presentation. Social share buttons at the top of each page make it easy to embed slideshows to your Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr accounts.
Best of all: ANYONE can register to use Harvard Spectacle!
Visit the Harvard Spectacle website to create a profile and get started. While you’re there, explore the slideshows compiled by Harvard librarians and archivists that showcase some pretty spectacular collection materials (sorry – we couldn’t help ourselves!) and check out the Film Conservation Center’s slideshow of vintage film posters.
Harvard Spectacle may be here only for a limited time, but the more users the better! Create a profile today and help boost this project to a featured slot on the Library Lab website.
From the HFA Collection.