Harvard Film Archive to Feature Work by School of Film Professor

HFA's public film program presents 'The Poetic Semiotics of Peter Rose' on Feb. 18

January 24, 2013

The public film program at the Harvard Film Archive (HFA) presents "The Poetic Semiotics of Peter Rose," an evening of short films and videos by School of Film Professor Peter Rose. The screening will take place on Monday, February 18 at 7 p.m. at the HFA's theater in Cambridge, Mass. Rose will be on hand to discuss his work.

The 84-minute program includes:

  • Incantation
    U.S. 1970, 8mm transferred to 16mm, color, 8 min
  • The Man Who Could Not See Far Enough
    U.S. 1981,16mm, color, 33 min
  • Studies in Transfalumination (above)
    U.S. 2008, digital video, color, 5.5 min
  • Pneumenon (below)
    U.S. 2003, digital video, color 5 min
  • Secondary Currents
    U.S. 1982, 16mm, b/w, 16 min
  • The Pressures of the Text
    U.S. 1983, digital video, color, 17 min

Rose, who serves as director of the University's Film/Video program, is an award-winning filmmaker who has been featured in such publications as American Film, The New York Times, Art Forum, Cinematograph and The Village Voice. He has had more than 60 solo shows and is the recipient of four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, 11 from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and both a Guggenheim and Pew Foundation Fellowship.

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. The HFA frequently invites filmmakers to discuss their work and engage with the vibrant community of students, professors, artists and cinephiles who regularly attend Archive screenings.

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