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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge MA

Oct 23 2023
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Parajanov’s “extremely decorative, suspiciously queer, robustly mythic film” shot in Ukraine!

Parajanov, the Georgian-born, ethnically Armenian filmmaker who shot film in the Ukraine, created extremely decorative, suspiciously queer, robustly mythic films so out of sync with Soviet realism that he found himself the target of almost-constant state persecution, resulting in frequent imprisonments and long periods of enforced inactivity. Nonetheless, he got enough pictures out against all this resistance to ensure a place for himself among the all-time great visionaries of cinema. This ... view more »


$10 - Regular Admission / $8 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard staff and Senior Citizens

Free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.

Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members

Tickets available online or 30 minutes before showtime at the cinematheque on the lower level of the Carpenter Center.

Contact: (617) 496-3211


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Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


Although parking in Cambridge is difficult (most of the surrounding streets have restricted parking for Cambridge residents only), metered parking on Broadway and Harvard Streets, as well as the rest of Harvard Square, is free after 8pm. Film-goers are encouraged to use public transportation, particularly the MBTA Red Line.

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details

Face Masks Required: No
Social Distancing: No
Limited Capacity: No
Reservations Required: No
Proof of Vaccination Required: No

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