July 25, 2014

Harvard Film Archive Includes M in Lang Fest

As part of their series “The Complete Fritz Lang”, the Harvard Film Archive in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will show M (1931) on Friday, July 25, 2014. M was the first sound film of both the lead actor, Peter Lorre, and the director Fritz Lang.

The movie begins at 7 pm. The print is courtesy of Kino International, which has in circulation a restored print of M.

Ticket prices are $9 for regular admission; $7 for Non-Harvard students, Harvard faculty and staff, and Senior Citizens; and $12 for special events. Harvard students with a valid photo ID may be admitted free to all regular HFA screenings. Discounts are available for HFA members.

Tickets may be purchased 45 minutes before showtime at the cinematheque on the lower level of the Carpenter Center. The HFA does not sell tickets in advance. More information about tickets may be found on the HFA website.

The Harvard Film Archive is located at 24 Quincy Street, in the lower level of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Parking is available at meters on Broadway and Harvard streets, as well as Harvard Square. Parking is free after 8 pm. HFA is also well-served by public transportation, particularly the MBTA Red Line. Directions to HFA, as well as parking information, are available on HFA website.

The “Complete Fritz Lang” film festival runs from Friday, July 18, to Monday, Sept. 1. The complete schedule is available on the HFA website. On Sept. 1, the final day of the festival, an encore showing of M will be presented at 7 pm.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of M, including an interview with director Fritz Lang. The Lost One is available in soft-bound and hard-bound editions, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

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