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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Cézanne: Conversation with Joachim Gasquet: (Cézanne: Dialogue avec Joachim Gasquet) | Jean-Marie Straub, | Danièle Huillet | France, West Germany, 1989

Film - Feature | April 2 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drawing from Joachim Gasquet’s 1921 memoir of the painter Paul Cézanne, Straub and Huillet pay fitting tribute to the French master they greatly admired. Excerpts from the memoir are blended with photographs of Cézanne, clips from Jean Renoir’s Madame Bovary, and scenes of Mont Sainte-Victoire, where the artist made his home and about which he noted, “Look at this mountain: it was once fire”—a...   More >

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African Film Festival 2017: Sembène!

Film - Series | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A former dockworker who rose to become a founding figure of African cinema and one of the greatest postwar filmmakers of any continent, Ousmane Sembène lived a life as dramatic as any of his characters’. Coming of age when all of Africa dreamed of independence from colonial rule, Sembène channeled the hopes and struggles of an entire continent into his novels and films. This documentary,...   More >

African Film Festival 2017: Mandabi

Film - Series | April 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sembène’s second feature is a folk comedy set in contemporary Dakar. Ibrahima Dieng (Mamadou Guye) is a middle-aged Muslim man with two wives and seven children. One day he receives a money order from his nephew in Paris, with specific instructions for the division and use of the funds. However, news of the money order spreads quickly through the neighborhood, and soon Ibrahima’s home is filled...   More >