Need a dose of artsy fartsy that’s actually good? Look no further than the Harvard Film Archive, where they’ll be screening a 35mm print of Andrei Tarkovsky’s weirdo masterpiece THE MIRROR. I’ll try my best to describe it; the narrative revolves around Alexei (Ignat Daniltsev) at three different points of his life occurring before, during and after the Second World War in Russia. Throughout each period we’re subject to his thoughts, emotions and memories, all told in a highly subjective manner. Jumping back and forth between time-frames, each sequence is shot exquisitely even if you’re scratching your head as to the exact meaning of the whole thing. Held in high regard by film directors worldwide, it’s been listed 9th in the latest poll of prestigious film mag Sight & Sound. Check it tonight and see just how poetic cinema can get.
9pm // Harvard Film Archive // $9 – Regular Admission/$7 – Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens. Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.