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Film: Distant Thunder
Thursday, July 31 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Distant ThunderOne of Ray’s most compassionate films, Distant Thunder tackles one of his country’s—and the twentieth century’s—greatest man-made disasters: the 1942 Bengal famine, which, due to corruption and profiteering, left over five million people dead. While the rest of the world is embroiled in WWII, ordinary Bengali farmers go about their lives, but soon the price of rice begins to rise, and with it fear, hoarding, and finally chaos. The schoolteacher/priest/doctor Ganga (Soumitra Chatterjee, Apu himself) and his wife are unaffected at first, preferring not to step beyond (or below) their caste boundaries, but eventually they cannot ignore the sorrows around them.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Music: David Berkeley and We Are The West
Thursday, July 31 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

David BerkeleySinger-songwriter and "musical poet" David Berkeley plays a concert in the redwood grove of UC Berkeley's Botanical Garden. Two-man "orchestra," We Are The West, will also perform.

 $18 Adult,  $16 UCBG Member Adult
Ticket includes admission to the Botanical Garden before 4:30pm. Redwood Grove doors at 5:00pm. Click the following "online" button to purchase tickets... Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-643-2755.


Exhibit: Color Shift
June 18 – August 24, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mark Rothko painting from Color ShiftInspired by Josef Albers, who taught that developing a "sensitive eye for color" was a key component of the modernist project, Color Shift explores color relationships within abstract compositions. The exhibition puts into dialogue a broad range of media and includes work by Jennifer Bartlett, Dan Flavin, Xylor Jane, Ruth Laskey, Ron Nagle, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and more.

 Free BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, & Retirees; Children (12 & under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Special event: Bug hunts
June 14 – September 1, 2014 every day | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Child examining a captive bugWhat bugs can you find right outside the Lawrence Hall of Science? Head out with a magnifying glass, net, viewer, and field journal and take a closer look at local species.



Exhibit: Seeing Things Invisible, Forrest Bess
June 11 – September 14, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For most of his career, Forrest Bess (1911–1977) lived an isolated existence in a fishing camp outside of Bay City, Texas, eking out a meager living by fishing and selling bait. By night and during the off-season, he painted prolifically, producing landscapes characterized by planar bands and primordial coded symbols derived from dreams. By meticulously recording and studying the dream symbols in his artwork, Bess hoped to uncover their universal meaning. Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible presents approximately forty paintings, along with selected letters and rare works on paper.

 Free BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, & Retirees; Children (12 & under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Exhibit: Geta Brătescu
July 25 – September 28, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Geta BrătescuMATRIX 254 features the work of Romanian artist Geta Brătescu (b. 1926), who has been living and working in Bucharest since the 1950s. Working across a wide range of media (graphic design, drawing, video, textiles, performance, installation, photography, and printmaking), Brătescu is a central figure in postwar Romanian art. Due primarily to Communist leader Nicolae Ceauşescu’s totalitarian regime (1967–89), which suppressed the work of avant-garde artists living and working in Romania, and the subsequent political isolation of the country, Brătescu’s work was little known to international audiences until recently. For MATRIX 254, Brătescu’s first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum, the artist presents a focused selection of key works made between the years 1977 and 2000.

 Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Exhibit: Hofmann by Hofmann
July 2 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hofmann in his painting studioAs we prepare to move to our new building in downtown Berkeley, it seems fitting to revisit the enduring vitality and generosity of Hofmann’s extraordinary gift of his paintings to the Berkeley Art Museum. “Hofmann by Hofmann” focuses on the first paintings selected personally by Hofmann for BAM/PFA. Hofmann employs contrasting colors and the arrangement of shapes into expanding and contracting forces (push-pull) to create the experience of three-dimensional space. “Space,” he wrote, “must be vital and active—a force impelled pictorial space, presented as a spiritual and unified entity, with a life of its own.”

 Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Exhibit: The James Cahill Legacy
July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of James Cahill's paintingsThe late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. His collection became known by his studio name, Ching Yuan Chai, given to him by his own teacher, Shimada Shujiro. Today paintings associated with that studio name are among the treasures that make up the core of the BAM/PFA Chinese painting collection. In fond memory of James Cahill (1926–2014), we present this selection from the collection in tribute to his tremendous generosity and commitment to Berkeley and to BAM/PFA.

 Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)
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Film: Edward II
Friday, August 1 | 8:40 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Edward IIJarman’s bold version of Christopher Marlowe’s four-hundred- year-old play streamlines the plot to four main characters—the doomed King Edward II and his beloved Piers Gaveston, enthralled in an obsessive love affair condemned by nobles and church; and his despairing queen, Isabella, who conspires with the ruthless military man Mortimer to dethrone him. Unfolding in spare, elegant tableaux, Jarman’s exploration of tragic love and social control foregrounds a repressed queer history and the play’s relevance to contemporary militant struggles against state-supported homophobia.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Film: A Woman of Rumor
Friday, August 1 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from A Woman of RumorMizoguchi revisits the world of prostitutes in Kyoto in this late work. Kinuyo Tanaka stars as the madam of a brothel who finds herself competing with her daughter for the affections of a young doctor. Grappling with the suffering caused by conventional attitudes, the two women begin to form a new kind of bond.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission
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Film: Shoulder Arms
Saturday, August 2 | 8:15 p.m. | PFA Theater

Charlie Chaplin in Shoulder ArmsReleased just a few weeks before the Armistice, Shoulder Arms is a Tramp’s-eye view of World War I in which the all-too-plausible comedy of self-preservation, like trying to sleep in a flooded trench, is conjoined with flights of patriotic fantasy. This silent film will be accompanied by Judith Rosenberg on piano.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Music: Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte
Saturday, August 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

Photo of UC Berkeley summer symphony orchestraThe UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra introduces its new Opera series with a semi-staged performance of Così fan tutte! Mozart’s darkly comic masterpiece explores the limits of love and temptation: when the cynical and misogynistic Don Alfonso wagers two naive soldiers to attempt to seduce each others’ fiancees, confusion and hilarity ensue as the lovers’ faithfulness are tested to the extreme.

 $16 , $8 UC Berkeley students (student ID required) and children under 12 general admission (all seats unreserved),  $12 other students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of 10 or more,  $8 $8 UC Berkeley students (student ID required) and children under 12
Buy tickets online, or by calling (510) 642-9988.

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Film: Hearts of the World
Sunday, August 3 | 5 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Hearts of the WorldHearts of the World has unquestionably the most tangled origins of any film Griffith ever made. Following Intolerance, widely seen as a pacifist film, Griffith was commissioned by the British War Office to create a film that would encourage America’s entry into the First World War. The film that emerged became Griffith’s war spectacular, an epic family melodrama with war front footage (real and faked), historic tableaux, and lurid war atrocities. Lillian Gish and Robert Harron star as two American expatriates who fall in love just as Germans invade France and bombard their village.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Film: The Garden
Sunday, August 3 | 7:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from The GardenJarman the gardener is a dreamer. His starting points are his own failing body, his home, and his garden. From these, his inner self conjures the dreams that fill the film, some rooted in his own secret desires, some drawn from his long-established interests as an artist, some born from his impotent anger at the world. Their scope is very wide indeed, from warm childhood memories to a song “quoted” from a Hollywood movie, from the Gospel According to Jarman to an agonizingly protracted nightmare in which two gay men are tarred and feathered by their persecutors. Its locus is that strange demilitarized zone between waking and sleeping where the inner self comes up against material realities, and neither prevails over the other.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission
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Special event: Trapeze arts summer fun day
Wednesday, August 6 | 12-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Trapeze artsKids of all ages will marvel at the high-flying stunts of Les Aerielles Troupe arts, then try out stilts and a tightwire. Shows at 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. Event is free with admission.



Lecture: Leonardo art science evening rendezvous
Wednesday, August 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 208 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

Professor ScaruffiThe LASER series, chaired by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi, is a local forum for art and science projects that are creative, original and interdisciplinary in nature. Each evening program features a medley of four artists, scientists, philosophers, historians, inventors and scholars who are working on projects that expand existing paradigms.


Free. Please refer to UNEX 1089. Make reservations online, or by calling 510-642-4111.


Panel discussion: BerkeleyLive! Where in the world?
Wednesday, August 6 | 5-6 p.m. | Online

Berkeley Live LogoJoin us for UC Berkeley’s #BerkeleyLive!, our Global Google Hangout series that explores Berkeley’s impact on the world.

"Where in the World?,” the first Hangout in this series, will explore the university's global image as told through the experiences of Berkeley study abroad students.



Film: The Royal Tenenbaums
Wednesday, August 6 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from the Royal TenenbaumsRoyal (Gene Hackman) sits at the head of a table surrounded by kin, a peculiar pack of played-out prodigies. The cast itself is a cabinet of curiosities: Ben Stiller, Anjelica Huston, Luke Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bill Murray, and co-writer Owen Wilson. The family, either Tenenbaums or heirs to the thrown, flails about in gorgeously composed set pieces, filled with gags, sudden shifts in mood, and a faint nostalgia that emanates like decaying potpourri.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission
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Music: Dustbowl Revival
Thursday, August 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

Musicians of Dustbowl RevivalThe musicians of Dustbowl Revival will perform an Americana concert in the shade of the redwood grove at UC Berkeley's Botanical Garden.

 $18 Adult,  $16 UCBG Member Adult,  $10 Youth 5-17yrs old
Ticket includes admission to the Botanical Garden before 4:30pm. Redwood Grove doors at 5:00pm. Click the following "online" button to purchase tickets... Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-643-2755.


Film: Sally Cruikshank's short films
Thursday, August 7 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image of Sally Cruikshank's animationIntrigued by the idea of seeing her drawings move, Sally Cruikshank learned to animate while in college. Her love of surreal 1930s cartoons, as well as her desire to make her own amusement park, is evident in her wildly colorful and wonderfully detailed films. The psychedelic Quasi at the Quackadero, named to the National Film Registry in 2009, and other exuberant vehicles star a recurring cast of animalesque characters, one voiced by Cruikshank, and were made while she lived in San Francisco. In addition to a selection of her animation films, Cruikshank will also present short music animations she made for Sesame Street.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

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