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Film: Jauja
Sunday, April 26 | 3:45 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from JaujaWinner of a FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes, Lisandro Alonso’s much-anticipated follow-up to his Lonely Man Trilogy (La Libertad, Los Muertos, Liverpool) is a sublime fantasy standing at the intersection of fairy tale and landscape art. Viggo Mortensen plays a Danish military engineer enlisted to pacify the natives of Patagonia in 1870s Argentina. As he sets out to find his missing daughter, time slows and period trappings melt away to reveal a luminous vision quest.

 $13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members,  $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons,  $15.00 General Admission
Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Dance: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Sunday, April 26 | 3 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall

Alvin Ailey dancersIn modern masterpieces like Revelations and in new works by next-generation choreographers, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater conveys the panorama of American cultural experience through powerful movement and graceful fluidity. Artistic director Robert Battle has been praised for invigorating the company's repertoire, bringing in energetic young choreographers and mounting compelling works that stimulate the imaginations of its dynamic dancers. The company returns to UC Berkeley for its annual residency.

 $40-96
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.


Music: University wind ensemble
Sunday, April 26 | 3 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

University wind ensembleThe University Wind Ensemble, directed by Robert Calonico, will perform Welcher’s Zion, Yurko’s Danza No. 2, Grainger’s Children’s March, de Haan’s Oregon, Barnes’ Yorkshire Ballad, and Balmages’ Groove Music.

 $16 general,  $12 students (non-UCB), seniors, groups of 10 or more,  $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required),  $Free UCB music majors and graduate students
Purchase tickets in advance or at the door starting one hour before performance. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing concerts@berkeley.edu.


Film: H.
Sunday, April 26 | 1:15 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from H.Challenging our ideas about connected story lines, H. envisions a world thrown out of balance by a possible paranormal event. When something falls from the sky and explodes over Troy, New York, there follows a rash of strange effects. People are reported missing throughout the city. Weird weather is witnessed. And the fates of two women, unknown to each other and both named Helen, are entwined.

 $13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members,  $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons,  $15.00 General Admission
Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Lawrence Hall of Science: PiE Robotics competition
April 25 – 26, 2015 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Kids playing with robotsExperience a robot showdown! Over 20 teams of high school students will compete with robots they designed and built themselves at this annual competition run by UC Berkeley's Pioneers in Engineering.



Theater: Hair
April 10 – 26, 2015 every Sunday, Friday & Saturday | Choral Rehearsal Hall César E. Chávez Student Center

Graphic for the play HairSince its ground-breaking Broadway premiere in 1968, Hair has defined the American rock musical. It follows the story of a tribe of young hippies living in New York City, exuberantly celebrating the counterculture, anti-war movement, and sexual revolution of the 1960s. Amidst the national fight for Civil Rights and horrendous bloodshed in Vietnam, Claude and the rest of the tribe search for clarity and purpose; conflicted, they struggle to balance their rebellious lifestyle with the demands of conservative society and the increasingly menacing threat of the draft.

 $15 General Admission- At the Door,  $12 Students- At the Door,  $13 General Admission- Presale,  $10 Students- Presale
Buy your tickets before arriving at the theatre to receive a discount!. Buy tickets online, or by calling Angela Kim at 510-643-1347, or by emailing Angela Kim at berkaas@gmail.com.


Special event: Earth Week 2015
April 19 – 26, 2015 every day | UC Berkeley Campus

Earth Week logoCelebrate Earth Week with a series of special events across the Berkeley campus. Enjoy lectures, music, games and more. Browse the calendar for a complete schedule.



Exhibit: HERE THERE
April 8 – 29, 2015 every day | 108 Wurster Hall

Exhibition graphicUrban Infrastructure Goes Soft. This interdisciplinary design initiative was the work of visiting professor Sheila Kennedy. The HERE THERE exhibit will include recent projects by KVA Matx, and full scale design prototypes by Berkeley students for pop-up solar streetlights, portable vaccine carriers and dispensary kits. New materials, fabrication techniques and project delivery methods for urban infrastructure in energy, global health and water will be explored.



Exhibit: Close to home yet far away
March 2 – June 12, 2015 every day | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall Stephens Hall

Emiko goes to College painting by Craig NagasawaA painting can reside simultaneously in its material presence—physical, colored minerals, their arrangements on paper or silk—and its illusory presence—the evocation of illusion, forming in the viewer a convincing belief in the presence of space and time. The exchange between the real and the imagined is a perceptual experience where the personal and the public, the local and the foreign can exist simultaneously. Artist Craig Nagasawa uses the techniques of ancient Japanese painting in his work. He reconstructed these time-consuming processes as both a form of resistance to cultural erasure and an acknowledgement of the existence of a space where the personal and the public, the local and the foreign can coexist.



Film: Wildest Weather in the solar system 3D
February 7 – June 12, 2015 every day | 10:30 a.m. | National Geographic 3D Theater Lawrence Hall of Science

Wildest Weather in the Solar System film stillWitness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system, shown in 3D at the Lawrence Hall of Science. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you'll be glad you live on Earth! Fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter.

 $4 plus admission
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Lecture: Governmentality in the East
Monday, April 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

Partha ChatterjeeWhat would a genealogy of modern state practices look like in a former colonial country in Asia? Looking at India, one finds that early governmental practices, including those of rational bureaucracy, rule of law and the knowledge of populations, were motivated mainly by raison d’État: it was the creation and maintenance of the sovereign power of British colonial authority that was the objective. In the 19th century, notions of liberal governmentality were introduced by officials influenced by utilitarian ideas to make Indian society the target of policy in order to improve productivity as well as morality. Partha Chatterjee, author, political theorist and historian, will discuss these themes. He divides his time between Columbia University and the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.



Film: Listen to Me Marlon
Monday, April 27 | 7:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Listen to me MarlonA treasure trove of audiotapes yields a mesmerizing portrait of one of America’s great artists, Marlon Brando. Augmented by home movies, film clips, and other archival materials, the recordings reveal a frank, self-aware man, by turns funny, poignant, self-lacerating, and beset by demons both inherited and of his own making.

 $13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members,  $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons,  $15.00 General Admission
Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Conference: Reflections on the legacy of Nuremberg
Monday, April 27 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

Image of Nuremberg trialJoin an international conference on the legacy of the Nuremberg Trials. The program will include a screening of Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today followed by Q&A with filmmaker Sandra Schulberg and UC Berkeley professor of Law Richard Buxbaum.



Course: The rise and future of the food movement
January 26 – April 27, 2015 every Monday with exceptions | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Live streaming

Mark BittmanA UC Berkeley course with live streaming open to the public.

The food system is multi-disciplinary and complex, involving agroecology, agronomy, anthropology, economics, nutrition, sociology, and the arts. In this course, experts on organic agriculture, school lunch reform, food safety, hunger and food security, farm bill reform, farm-to-school efforts, urban agriculture, food sovereignty, and local food economies will offer perspectives making the food system more sustainable and equitable. Instructor: Garrison Sposito; co-hosts: food writer Mark Bittman and poet Robert Hass.



Exhibit: Berkeley's Ivory Tower, the Campanile at 100
February 16 – November 2, 2015 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Rowell Cases Bancroft Library

Campanile under constructionSather Tower, also known as the Campanile, looms large both as a physical structure and as the most widely recognized symbol of the Berkeley campus. This exhibition celebrates the centennial of the landmark through holdings from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library's manuscript and pictorial collections.


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Lecture: The EU's policy on Russia and the Ukraine
Tuesday, April 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

Institute of European Studies logoThe EU’s policy towards the Ukraine and Russia remains unchanged. Putin’s Russia is regarded as the guilty party alone. Against this stance, University of Mannheim professor Peter Schmidt will argue that the EU’s policy toward the Ukraine and Russia was flawed in many ways. He will also try to answer to the question of what kind of policy might damp down the conflict with Russia and avoid a new dividing line in Europe.



Film: Red Amnesia
Tuesday, April 28 | 6:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Red AmnesiaIn this unsettling thriller set in contemporary China, mysterious phone calls and other strange occurrences disrupt the daily routine of the widow Deng, leading her to wonder who—if anyone—might be coming after her. Wang Xiaoshuai explores the political and personal consequences of memory, and traces the blurred lines between those who remember their past, and those who choose to forget.

 $13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members,  $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons,  $15.00 General Admission
Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Special event: Big Ideas pitch day
Tuesday, April 28 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Blum Hall

Student pitching his Big Idea projectSelect finalist teams from the Big Ideas program will be invited to attend the Grand Prize Pitch Day where teams will pitch their project ideas to a panel of judges. Judges will then select Pitch Day winners to receive an additional award.



Exhibit: The Secret Language of Flowers
January 27 – June 26, 2015 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

Botanical drawingIn 1984, The Magnes acquired a portfolio of botanical drawings by Shmuel (Samuel) Lerner, a Ukraine-born amateur artist from California. While Lerner’s biography and many details surrounding this work remain obscure, today his drawings open for us a unique window into the landscape, the history and the languages of Israel in the period immediately following the establishment of the State. The exhibition features a selection of 26 botanical drawings from 1949, complete with the author's annotations about plants, places, and language.


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Lecture: Joseph Stiglitz in conversation with Robert Reich
Wednesday, April 29 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium Bechtel Engineering Center

Book Jacket for The Great DivideJoseph Stiglitz and Robert Reich discuss Professor Stiglitz's new book, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do about Them. Joseph E. Stiglitz received his PhD from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970, and was awarded the John Bates Clark Award in 1979, given biennially by the American Economic Association to an economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the field. He has taught at Princeton, Stanford, MIT, and UC Berkeley and Oxford. He is now a professor at Columbia. He has worked with Presidents Clinton and Sarkozy, the World Bank, and the United Nations. His previous books include Globalization and Its Discontents, The Roaring Nineties, Towards a New Paradigm in Monetary Economics, Fair Trade for All, Making Globalization Work, The Three Trillion Dollar War, Freefall and The Price of Inequality.


RSVP online.


Lecture: Five big ideas from Berkeley Lab
Wednesday, April 29 | 7-9 p.m. | Oakland's Kaiser Center Auditorium, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland

Berkeley lab scientists take questions from the audienceEvery discovery and invention starts with a question. From the hunt for minute and elusive particles to the enormity of tackling the emperor of all maladies, come see Berkeley Lab scientists dive into the big questions that drive their research. Scientists include:
Kevin Lesko - Hunting for neutrinos
Judy Campisi - Cancer and aging
Kai Vetter - Radiation and public safety
Shasi Buluswar - Urban Food Initiative

RSVP online.


Noon concert: Faculty recital, Candace Johnson
Wednesday, April 29 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

Photo of soprano Candace JohnsonIn a spontaneous concert, Candace Johnson (soprano) and Ben Flint (piano) will interpret the art work of Pat Hayashi (former UC Assoc. President). Johnson calls this process of interpretation and creativity “ReSounding Art.” She and Flint identify motives, motion, moods, and ideas in the artwork to form the thematic genesis of the music. Through theatrical-musical improvisation they explore the depths of the sight-to-sound expression continuum. This concert is sure to take unexpected turns and twists, so bring your seatbelt and prepare for takeoff!



Film: Finding Vivian Maier
Wednesday, April 29 | 3:10 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Finding Vivian MaierThis intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny who has earned a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers. Maier was an inveterate wanderer and self-taught photographer, favoring a Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera, with an uncanny ability to get close to people from all walks of life. Her artful and comic eye calls to mind the photography of Berenice Abbott and Weegee. But the families who employed her as a nanny have mixed memories, and hint at her dark side.

 $5.50 UC Berkeley students,  $7.50 BAM/PFA Members,  $8.50 Seniors; Disabled persons; UC Berkeley faculty and staff; Non-UC Berkeley students; Youth 17 and under,  $11.50 General Admission
Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5249.

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Special event: I-House annual celebration and awards gala
Thursday, April 30 | 6 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House

Gala graphicJoin us for an evening of celebrating I-House, making connections, and reuniting with old friends. The event benefs the fund for I-House, supporting our mission to advance a world of greater understanding and peace. We will honor the I-House alumni couple of the year. For more information visit the event website.

http://ihouse.berkeley.edu/alumni/gala/2015.php.


Film: A Borrowed Identity
Thursday, April 30 | 8:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from A Borrowed IdentityAs the first Arab to attend a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem, young Eyad struggles to secure his own identity and purpose. Along the way he encounters cultural prejudice, personal compromise, first love, and true friendship. This beautifully realized story—adapted from Israeli-Arab author Sayed Kashua’s semiautobiographical novel—traces the complicated journey from childhood to adulthood in an era of intense conflict.

 $13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members,  $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons,  $15.00 General Admission
Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Music: Mozart's Requiem with the University Chorus, Chamber Chorus and Berkeley Symphony
Thursday, April 30 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall

Berkeley symphonyUniversity Chorus and Chamber Chorus join the Berkeley Symphony under Joana Carneiro for the famous Mozart’s Requiem (Sussmayr version) and choruses from John Adams The Death of Klinghoffer.


Contact Berkeley Symphony for ticket information. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-841-2800 x1.


Performance: Tig Notaro
Thursday, April 30 | 8-10:30 p.m. | Wheeler Auditorium

Tig NotaroGrammy Award-nominated stand-up comedian, writer, and radio contributor, Tig Notaro, is known for her work in the films “In a World…” and "Walk of Shame," as well as documentary “Why We Laugh: Funny Women.” A meet & greet will follow the performance.

 $5 with Cal ID, $10 GA
Buy tickets online.

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Theater: Handspring Puppet Company
Friday, May 1 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse

Handspring puppet companyCollaborating with artist William Kentridge, South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company (creators of the puppetry for Broadway's War Horse) combines animation, live actors, music, and puppets. The play examines the apartheid regime through the findings of the Truth Commission, exploring justice and reconciliation in a deeply immersive work.

 $78
Buy tickets online, or by calling Russell Barnes, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.


Music: The Decemberists
Friday, May 1 | 8 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre

The Decemberists"In some ways, this album was four years in the making," says Colin Meloy, frontman and primary songwriter of the Decemberists. "We were on hiatus, so we had all the time we could want, no schedule or tour, no expectations."
With the ability to work at their own pace, the resulting record, “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World,” is the band's most varied and dynamic work, both musically and emotionally. Since their earliest recordings more than a decade ago, the Decemberists have always been known for their sense of scope and daring.


Buy tickets online.


Music: Les Arts Florissants
Friday, May 1 | 8 p.m. | First Congregational Church

Musicians of Les Arts FlorissantsLes Arts Florissants, one of the world's most respected early music groups and currently the Baroque musical ensemble-in-residence at the Theatre de Caen in Caen, France, presents a program of late 17th-century French airs. Love, loss, and licentiousness are some of the earthly themes explored in these works, originally performed in the court of Louis XIV.

 $72
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.


Film: All of Me
Friday, May 1 | 6:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from All of MeSince 1995, a group of women in southern Mexico known as the Patronas has handed out food and water to men and boys speeding from Central America to the US border on a train known as The Beast. This deeply moving documentary allows the women to tell their stories, reluctantly at first, then eloquently and with enormous heart.

 $13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members,  $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons,  $15.00 General Admission
Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

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Music: Corea! Traditional Korean percussion showcase
Saturday, May 2 | 1-4 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

Event poster for Corea!Celebrating Korea’s 70th Anniversary, we invite you to join us for a heart-pounding and interactive experience. Immerse yourself in age-old traditions and rhythms, as EGO revisits its origins to guide you through a culturally and musically singular journey.



Film: Western
Saturday, May 2 | 5:40 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from WesternThis intimate documentary portrait of the US–Mexico border focuses on two Eagle Pass, Texas, residents—cattleman Martin Wall and Mayor Chad Foster—and follows the strains in the border town’s relationship to its Mexican sister city, Piedras Negras. As drug cartel violence moves into the region and threatens to spin out of control, US Federal policies made a thousand miles away shut down commerce and further test an already delicate balance.

 $13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members,  $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons,  $15.00 General Admission
Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Special event: UC Berkeley 35th annual spring powwow
Saturday, May 2 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | The Crescent Lawn West Gate

Join an annual Native American cultural gathering. This family event is open to the public. Tribal members from many nations will share traditional songs and dances. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy the day. There will American Indian Arts and Crafts vendors and food.



Music: University Gospel Chorus
Saturday, May 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

Gospel Chorus posterhe University Gospel Chorus, directed by D. Mark Wilson, presents “I’ll make it home - songs of the immigrant journey.” Recent policy changes in US immigration provides an opportunity for us to celebrate the music that shapes, inspires and gives hope to the immigrant journey. The concert will feature special guest artist, guitarist and social justice activist, Francisco Herrera, as Gospel Music of the African American liberation journey unites with immigration stories and songs that lead toward home.

 $16 general admission,  $12 other students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of 10 or more,,  $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required)
All tickets are for unreserved seats. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing concerts@berkeley.edu.

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Workshop: Techtorials, electronic arts
Sunday, May 3 | 1-3 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Teen girl at the electronic arts techtorialLearn about simple circuits then let your imagination soar as you explore and express your creative side. This event is open for adults and kids 10 and older. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill. Sign up the whole family!

 $40
Registration opens February 5. Register online, or by calling Lawrence Hall of Science at 510-642-5132.


Music: University Baroque ensemble
Sunday, May 3 | 3 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

Photo of Baroque Ensemble performing on the Hertz Hall stageThe University Baroque Ensemble, directed by Davitt Moroney, will perform works by Bach, Couperin, Handel and Telemann.

 $16 general admission,  $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of ten or more,  $5 UCB students (with ID),  Free for music majors, music graduate students (with UCB student ID card)
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Zellerbach Hall ticket office, or if available, at the door starting one hour before the event begins. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing concerts@berkeley.edu.


Film: Romeo is Bleeding
Sunday, May 3 | 2 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Romeo is BleedingBay Area poet Donté Clark's efforts to heal a community reeling from violence form the core of this inspiring documentary. With the help of teacher/mentor Molly Raynor, Clark collaborates with African American teenagers from the RAW (Richmond Art Wave) Talent project to adapt Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to modern-day Richmond, California, a community with a long and stubborn history of gang violence.

 $13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members,  $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons,  $15.00 General Admission
Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

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Film: And the Band Played On
Monday, May 4 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

Film poster for And the Band Played OnIn 1981, researchers begin discerning a mysterious new disease that apparently affects only homosexual males (or so they thought at that time). Working independently, and with marked hostility toward one another, an American and a French research team manage to identify and name the dreaded HIV virus. The long-range effects of AIDS is experienced through the first- and secondhand experiences of several unfortunates. The all-star cast (most of whom eschewed their usual high salaries) includes Richard Gere, Lily Tomlin as San Francisco health official Selma Dritz, Matthew Modine as Centers for Disease Control researcher Don Francis, Alan Alda as NIH official Robert Gallo (who emerges as the villain of the piece), Ian McKellan as gay activist Bill Kraus, and Glenne Headley, Steve Martin and Anjelica Huston in cameo roles.


RSVP by May 1 .


Colloquium: Racialized Punitive Social Control
Monday, May 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Social Research Library, 227 Haviland Hall Haviland Hall

UC Santa Barbara professor of sociology, Victor Rios, will discuss his findings from 10 years of ethnography in Northern and Southern California with "juvenile delinquent" and gang associated boys. He will also discuss findings from his latest research project on social movements in Ferguson, Missouri. Rios' work analyzes the role of social control in determining the well-being of young people living in urban marginality, tracks the social consequences of the punitive state and punitive social control-across institutional settings, and examines young people’s resilience and responses to social marginalization.



Film: Sworn Virgin
Monday, May 4 | 8:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Sworn VirginA young Albanian woman, chafing against her culture’s strictures on women’s behavior, makes the decision to follow the local tradition of living as a man. Years later, questioning her choice, she leaves her remote village to join her sister in Italy. Stunningly shot and acted, this moving debut film carefully and precisely delineates its protagonist’s determination to discover who she really is.

 $13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members,  $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons,  $15.00 General Admission
Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


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