Film - Documentary | April 6 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The poetic, political imagery that has made Jem Cohen an iconoclastic American treasure is on full display in his recent work. World Without End (No Reported Incidents), a portrait of Southend-on-Sea, a working-class British resort town near London, gently leads us into a forgotten Britain where the unspoken specter of Brexit looms over all. Cohen visits the town and finds something typical for him: a poetry of sorts that lets small detailsa look, a sound, an impromptu conversationamplify and transform into something touching and beautiful. The people Cohen interviewsincluding a young student, aging members of a pub rock band, the owner of a classic hat company, and the owner of an Indian restaurantand his unique approach to filmmaking, where he lingers on scenes of public passageways, storefronts, and moments of everyday doings, elevate the town into something unforgettable.
Birth of a Nation
Jem Cohen, United States, 2017
Cohen takes his camera to Donald Trumps presidential inauguration and to the next days protests.
Bury Me Not
Jem Cohen, United States, 2016
Cohen spotlights New York City and its changing vibrancy.
General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.