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Stanley Cavell and The Rules of the Game

Stanley Cavell in Person
Special Event Tickets $12
Free for Harvard Film Archive Members

Monday April 5 at 7pm

The Rules of the Game

Directed by Jean Renoir.
With Nora Gregor, Marcel Dalio, Jean Renoir
France 1939, 35mm, b/w, 113 min. French with English subtitles

As an extension of our 30th anniversary celebration last December, we welcome back one of the founding fathers of the Harvard Film Archive and the field of film studies, Stanley Cavell, for an evening of reminiscence – a journey back to the earliest days of the HFA followed by a screening of one of Cavell’s favorite films, Jean Renoir’s masterpiece, The Rules of the Game. Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value, Emeritus, Cavell is one of the most influential and renown American philosophers of today, especially celebrated for his pioneering studies of studio-era Hollywood cinema through the lens of Western philosophy. A passionate champion of the cinema’s place within the academy, Cavell’s pioneering writings and thinking about film were matched, from the very start of his long tenure at Harvard, by his ardent efforts to establish a physical site for the study of film at Harvard. Without Cavell’s support and vision, the Harvard Film Archive would be a pale shadow of what it is today.

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