Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Film - Feature | October 23 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
For his first English-language film, Michelangelo Antonioni set a metaphysical mystery in the world of fashion, at a time when the directors metaphysics had itself become a fad; the movie and its meaning were the talk of the swingingest parties of 1966. Photographer David Hemmings snaps pictures of Vanessa Redgrave and an older man apparently trysting in a London park; later, analyzing the... More >
Film - Feature | October 23 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall
Leila Kilani; Stefania Pandolfo, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Director: Leïla Kilani, 2011 (110 min)
Conversation with director Leïla Kilani and Stephania Pandolfo, Professor of Anthropology.
Synopsis: A factory worker (Soufia Issami) believes that she and her best friend are being groomed for criminal activities by a pair of more privileged women.
Film - Documentary | October 23 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Tongues Untied is about the silence that envelops the lives of black gay men. This exhilarating work is a loquacious attempt to break free of the homophobia and racism that mute the possibilities for human fulfillment. Marlon Riggs creates a poetic pastiche that has the emotional uplift of gospel music and the sobering impact of reportage. The words of gay poets, personal testimony, rap tableaux,... More >
Film - Documentary | October 23 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall
Eve, a young chambermaid, works long hours at a luxurious Mexico City hotel. A young single mother who travels far to get to her place of work, Eve has aspirations for the future and hopes that her diligence will get her a coveted spot as the cleaner on an executive floor. She confronts the monotony of long workdays with budding friendships and quiet examinations of forgotten belongings. 102... More >