<< January 2017 >>

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In a Lonely Place | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1950

Film - Feature | January 18 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from David Thomson

Ray delivers a truly grown-up view of love—and of Hollywood—in this bitter, tender, and devastating film. Humphrey Bogart stars as Dixon Steele, a screenwriter whose violent contempt has many targets: industry "popcorn salesmen," the moviegoing public, his own lovers. When Dix becomes the prime suspect in a murder...   More >

General admission: $13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50 Special admission applies

  Tickets go on sale December 15. Buy tickets online

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Animated Short Films from Lebanon

Film - Animated | January 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES in an encore screening of two animated short films that originally premiered at the 20th Annual Arab Film Festival.

Silence
CHADI AOUN / LEBANON / 2016 / ANIMATION SHORT / 15 MINS

Silence is the only sound in the city of Ghabra. Any form of expression is met by death. SAMT is the introduction to a dysfunctional society that is about to implode.


Waves ’98
ELY DAGHER /...   More >

They Live by Night | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1949

Film - Feature | January 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bowie (Farley Granger), an escaped convict, and Keechie (Cathy O'Donnell) are innocents who were "never properly introduced to the world we live in," and their romance is their only defense against a cruel world.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Tampopo (Dandelion) | Juzo Itami | Japan, 1986

Film - Feature | January 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the “spaghetti western,” could the “ramen western” be far behind? That’s how director Juzo Itami describes Tampopo, an oddball comedy

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

The General | Buster Keaton United States, 1926 | Clyde Bruckman United States, 1926

Film - Feature | January 21 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring live music with Judith Rosenberg on the piano.
In this masterpiece of silent comedy based on a true incident of the Civil War, Buster Keaton is a railway engineer who is rejected by the Confederate army and thought a coward by his girlfriend.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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Knock on Any Door | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1949

Film - Feature | January 21 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For Bogey, this story of a child of the slums (John Derek) who becomes a petty criminal, causes the suicide of his young bride, and is accused of murdering a cop surely harked back to the thirties, the heyday of the socially conscious gangster film.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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Tampopo (Dandelion) | Juzo Itami | Japan, 1986

Film - Feature | January 21 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the “spaghetti western,” could the “ramen western” be far behind? That’s how director Juzo Itami describes Tampopo, an oddball comedy

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

They Live by Night | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1949

Film - Feature | January 22 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bowie (Farley Granger), an escaped convict, and Keechie (Cathy O'Donnell) are innocents who were "never properly introduced to the world we live in," and their romance is their only defense against a cruel world.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Knock on Any Door | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1949

Film - Feature | January 22 | 4:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For Bogey, this story of a child of the slums (John Derek) who becomes a petty criminal, causes the suicide of his young bride, and is accused of murdering a cop surely harked back to the thirties, the heyday of the socially conscious gangster film.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Big Sleep Howard Hawks | United States, 1946

Film - Feature | January 25 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from David Thomson

FEATURING
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Elisha Cook Jr.,

Howard Hawks’s classic thriller captures the tough and darkly humorous world of Raymond Chandler’s most complicated novel, with Humphrey Bogart at his best as Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as the fast-talking rich kid who invites him into an impossibly intricate web of blackmail...   More >

$13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50 Special admission applies

  Tickets go on sale December 15. Buy tickets online

Friday, January 27, 2017

Tampopo (Dandelion) | Juzo Itami | Japan, 1986

Film - Feature | January 27 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the “spaghetti western,” could the “ramen western” be far behind? That’s how director Juzo Itami describes Tampopo, an oddball comedy

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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In the Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina) | Tamer El Said | Egypt/Germany, 2016

Film - Feature | January 27 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

East Bay Premiere

FEATURING
Khalid Abdalla, Maryam Saleh, Hanan Yousef, Laila Samy,

Shot in 2009 and released in 2016, In the Last Days of the City is a personal portrait of Cairo during the fall of the Mubarak regime. Structured as a film within a film, the protagonist is filmmaker Khalid (Khalid Abdalla), who experiences the profound sadness of changes on the city and in his personal...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Battle of Algiers (La battaglia di Algeri)| Gillo Pontecorvo | Italy/Algeria, 1966

Film - Feature | January 28 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The first European film to treat the explosive subject of colonialism and wars of liberation, The Battle of Algiers probably remains the most powerful.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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In a Lonely Place | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1950

Film - Feature | January 28 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ray delivers a truly grown-up view of love—and of Hollywood—in this bitter, tender, and devastating film. Humphrey Bogart stars as Dixon Steele, a screenwriter whose violent contempt has many targets: industry "popcorn salesmen," the moviegoing public, his own lovers. When Dix becomes the prime suspect in a murder...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Not Reconciled, Or Only Violence Helps Where Violence Rules

Film - Feature | January 29 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction by composer and lecturer Erik Ulman.

Straub-Huillet take dynamite to both their Heinrich Böll source novel and the fabric of postwar Germany in their powerful adaptation, “built on the equation M [military] = M3 [murder].” While the novel presented several generations of the German bourgeoisie as they skated from the 1910s through the Nazi era and the postwar economic...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

In the Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina) | Tamer El Said | Egypt/Germany, 2016

Film - Feature | January 29 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

East Bay Premiere

FEATURING
Khalid Abdalla, Maryam Saleh, Hanan Yousef, Laila Samy,

Shot in 2009 and released in 2016, In the Last Days of the City is a personal portrait of Cairo during the fall of the Mubarak regime. Structured as a film within a film, the protagonist is filmmaker Khalid (Khalid Abdalla), who experiences the profound sadness of changes on the city and in his personal...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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Rebel Without a Cause | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1955

Film - Feature | January 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Realizing CinemaScope's narrative potential, Ray effectively tore open the walls of the American home to reveal teenagers wracked by alienation and parents trapped in the cycle of their own ineffectuality.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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