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Film Archive Steals the Show

December 30, 2011 – The Harvard Film Archive (HFA) won seven of eleven awards presented by the Boston Society of Film Critics for its cinematheque’s outstanding programming in 2011, joining the film The Artist, director Martin Scorsese, and actors Brad Pitt and Michelle Williams who were also recognized.

Composed of the foremost film critics in the New England area, the Boston Society of Film Critics annually awards commendations to the best films, filmmakers, local film theaters, and film societies that offer outstanding programming. They also conduct their own “Oscars” each year – Best Film went to The Artist; Best Director went to Scorsese for Hugo, Best Actor went to Pitt for Moneyball, and Best Actress to Williams for My Week with Marilyn.

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ArtsEmerson, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Coolidge Corner Theater shared accolades with the Harvard Film Archive in the Best Film Series and Best Rediscoveries categories.

Special commendations went to the Brattle film Foundation; Ben Fowlie, Sara Archambault, and Sean Flynn; and the Museum of Fine Arts.

The Harvard Film Archive’s cinematheque presents films Friday through Monday nights year round. Open to the public, all screenings are held in the Archive's 200-seat theater featuring state-of-the-art film and digital projection located in the historic Carpenter Center for the Arts.