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Harvard Beats Yale 29 - 29We will be showing Kevin Rafferty’s outstanding documentary film Harvard Beats Yale 2929 in the Radcliffe Gym from 8:00 to 10:00 on Thursday evening.  Even if you don’t like football this is not to be missed.  In his review in allmovie Bruce Elder says:

“Before going into this review, it is only fair of this writer to point out that he cares not one whit about, and has not a scintilla of interest in football. Having said that, we can also say, without equivocation, that Kevin Rafferty's Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 is a dazzling, engrossing, must-see piece of film all Except that it's also about a lot more.”

For those who don’t remember, in 1968 Yale led Harvard 29–13 with three and a half minutes to go, and Harvard managed to battle back to tie the game 29–29.  The title comes from the Crimson’s headline the following day.

The movie is built around interviews with the protagonists and explores how that event has lived in their memories and affected their lives over the years.

You can read The New York Times’ review here.

As a special treat filmmaker Kevin Rafferty '70 will be in attendance to discuss the film and answer questions.  During the film the bar will remain open for drinks and hot popcorn will be served.  It should be a memorable “Night At The Movies” for the Class of 1965 and, if you’ll pardon the expression, a great way to “kick-off” the reunion.

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