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Screens for Teens, a Fall Film Program Offered by the Harvard Art Museums

Cambridge, MA,

This fall, the Harvard Art Museums will offer a free film series called Screens for Teens, a series of contemporary and classic films specially curated for teenagers in and around Cambridge, Massachusetts. The selections include both short and feature-length films and will cover a range of topics, emotions, and nuances relevant to the experiences of teens. The films—depending on length and scope—will be followed by conversation with faculty from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. A total of seven screenings will be held, twice per month, on Sundays at 2pm.

The Screens for Teens series was organized by David Odo, director of academic and public programs at the Harvard Art Museums, and programmed by Karin Kolb, curator of youth and children’s films at the Wisconsin Film Festival and former program coordinator at the Harvard Film Archive.

“We’re delighted to have Karin’s expertise as we welcome teenagers from just across the street and across Cambridge and greater Boston,” said Odo. “The films’ content reflects global, cultural, regional, and individual experiences of adolescence around the world, and we’re thrilled that the connections might provide younger audiences an opportunity to gather and develop a critical lens. We hope for students and youth to leave feeling seen and emboldened and ask them to imagine how the museums can best serve them.”

All screenings will be held in person at the Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Click through the links below to view film descriptions and other details, and to make reservation arrangements for each screening. The museums’ online reservation system will open up 10 days before the date of each screening. For updates, please see our online calendar:

Admission to all Screens for Teens programs is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Screenings will take place in the museums’ Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Doors will open at 1:30pm. Note: The Harvard Art Museums offer free admission to all on Sundays, so guests are welcome to visit the galleries beforehand or while their teen is attending the screening.

Please see the Visit section of the Harvard Art Museums website for information about general policies, parking, accessibility, and more: Questions? Call 617-495-9400.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.

List of films in the Screens for Teens series:

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 2–5pm
An iconic 90s teen flick that adapts Jane Austen’s novel Emma for a contemporary context, focusing on female friendship and empowerment.

Clueless, 1995 (Paramount Pictures; English; 97 min.)

Sunday, September 25, 2022, 2–5pm
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
An award-winning film about two teenage girls who travel to seek medical help after an unintended pregnancy.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always, 2020 (Focus Features; English; 102 min.)

Sunday, October 9, 2022, 2–5pm
Sublime and The One You Never Forget
Two films about the pain, joy, and other emotions of being queer in adolescence.

The One You Never Forget, 2019 (Morgan Jon Fox; English; 9 min.)
Sublime, 2022 (Meinkincine; Spanish with English subtitles; 100 min.)

Sunday, October 30, 2022, 2–5pm
Train to Busan
As Halloween gets closer, watch this popular zombie thriller set on a bullet train in South Korea.

Train to Busan, 2016 (Well Go USA; Korean with English subtitles; 118 min.)

Sunday, November 6, 2022, 2–5pm
Ice Breakers and Olga
Two films about teenage athletes overcoming cultural barriers.

Ice Breakers, 2019 (National Film Board of Canada; English; 15 min.)
Olga, 2021 (Kino Lorber; French, Ukrainian, and Russian with English subtitles; 85 min.)

Sunday, November 20, 2022, 2–5pm
Portraits from a Fire
A film about the nuances and complexities of being a young Indigenous filmmaker.

Portraits from a Fire, 2021 (Photon Films; English and Chilcotin with English subtitles; 92 min.)

Sunday, December 4, 2022, 2–5pm
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Bring the family to celebrate the holiday season and the 30th anniversary of this puppet extravaganza based on Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol.

The Muppet Christmas Carol, 1992 (Walt Disney Pictures; English; 85 min.)

About the Harvard Art Museums
The Harvard Art Museums house one of the largest and most renowned art collections in the United States, comprising three museums (the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums) and four research centers (the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, the Harvard Art Museums Archives, and the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis). The Fogg Museum includes Western art from the Middle Ages to the present; the Busch-Reisinger Museum, unique among North American museums, is dedicated to the study of all modes and periods of art from central and northern Europe, with an emphasis on German-speaking countries; and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum is focused on art from Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Together, the collections include over 255,000 objects in all media.

The Harvard Art Museums receive support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Hours and Admission
Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $20 adults, $18 seniors (65+). Free to all visitors on Sundays (all day) and the last Thursday of every month (5–9pm); on other days, free to: members, all students (with valid ID), youth under 18, Cambridge residents (proof of residency required), Harvard ID holders (plus one guest), active duty military personnel (NEA Blue Star Museums), and individuals with SNAP benefits or an EBT card. On Saturdays, 10am–noon, Massachusetts residents receive free admission (proof of residency required). For further information about visiting, including important COVID-19 policies, see

For more information, please contact
Jennifer Aubin
Public Relations Manager
Harvard Art Museums