<< October 2018 >>

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Virgin Spring

Film - Feature | October 3 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman went to a medieval wellspring, a folk song whose simplicity and stark violence he recreated in purely visual terms, for his first collaboration with cinematographer Sven Nykvist. A girl in the bloom of innocent sensuality is raped and murdered. A young boy who has watched his brothers perform the act suffers along with them the terrible revenge of her father (Max von Sydow). Bergman’s...   More >

Cine Latino: Zama

Film - Feature | October 3 | 7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 160 (Location to be confirmed. Please check clas.berkeley.edu for details)

 Center for Latin American Studies

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in colonial South America, hopes for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town where he is stagnating to a better place. As he waits, he is forced to submissively accept every task entrusted to him by a succession of Governors. When Zama realizes everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers to pursue a dangerous bandit.

Image from "Zama." (Image courtesy of Strand Releasing.)

Out of the Vault: Luminous Procuress

Film - Feature | October 3 | 7-8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A gender-obliterating funfest unleashed by the cantankerous cross-dressing Cockettes, the legendary Luminous Procuress brazenly recounts the mystical passage of two lissome hippie lads who enter a strange mansion where a magic potion promises glimpses of a transformational realm. Led by the mystical “Procuress” (the ever-sculptural Pandora), the two naïfs are privy to a delirious vision of...   More >

El Mar La Mar: October's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | October 3 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Movies @ Moffitt is the student-to-student monthly documentary spotlight and viewing. M@M is free.

What's it about?...

“An immersive and enthralling journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border, EL MAR LA MAR weaves together harrowing oral histories from the area with hand-processed 16mm images of flora, fauna and items left behind by travelers. Subjects speak of intense,...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Movie at Moffitt

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Rocco and His Brothers

Film - Feature | October 4 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

At once lyrical and brutal, this family saga is fatalist film noir expressed through a purity of vision; like the saintly Rocco (Alain Delon) himself, it takes a lot of violence to daunt Visconti’s love. Rocco is a character like Dostoyevsky’s Prince Mishkin, or Robert Bresson’s Balthazar. He is the anomaly among the five sons of a poor but canny widow (Katina Paxinou) who brings her family from...   More >

Friday, October 5, 2018

Rbg

Film - Documentary | October 5 | 4-5:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This affectionate portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an unexpected popular hit, not unlike the tiny, soft-spoken eighty-five-year-old jurist herself. The film looks beyond the SNL sketches and “Notorious” memes to outline Ginsburg’s role as a dissenting voice on an increasingly conservative court and her equally crucial earlier career as a patient and persistent litigator...   More >

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Winged Migration

Film - Feature | October 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Accompanying flocks of migratory birds across all seven continents, Winged Migration ingeniously harnesses the powers of film and aviation technology—shooting from planes, helicopters, gliders, even balloons—to capture the wonders of avian flight. The film inspires both awe and empathy as the birds embark on an annual journey for survival that transcends national borders. More immersive than...   More >

Blackboards

Film - Feature | October 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The starkly desolate mountains of Kurdish Iran serve as backdrop for Samira Makhmalbaf’s second feature, which follows a group of itinerant teachers, heavy blackboards on their backs, trudging through the landscape in search of pupils. Education seems like a dream to those they meet, however, who think blackboards are better used as a gurney for a sick man, or as shields from gunfire. Makhmalbaf...   More >

The Touch

Film - Feature | October 6 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s first film in English (made for ABC Pictures) stars Bibi Andersson as a seemingly happy Swedish housewife who leaves her husband (Max von Sydow) for a visiting American archaeologist (Elliott Gould). Member of a family of concentration camp survivors, bohemian and prone to violent outbursts, the archaeologist possesses a rage far removed from the heroine’s bourgeois existence; their...   More >

Sunday, October 7, 2018

New Women

Film - Feature | October 7 | 4-5:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by the real-life suicide of actress Ai Xia, New Women pointedly addresses the struggles of China’s urban “new women” to survive independently; tragically, its tale of a talented woman hounded by gossip into suicide was mirrored by the death of its lead actress, the legendary Ruan Lingyu, who would kill herself only months after the film’s release. Ruan plays a strong-willed music teacher...   More >

Monday, October 8, 2018

Arab Film Festival Kickoff: Arab Highlights

Film - Short | October 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

A diverse assembly of shorts that relay cutting-edge work from and about the Arab World. Apartheid, war, Saudi feminism, racial profiling, and analyses of the refugee experience are a few of the themes engaged in the selection, across a sweeping roller coaster ride that yields waves of black humor inasmuch as heart-wrenching drama. For our 22nd edition, our Arab Highlights short film showcase...   More >

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Film Screening of Seeing Allred

Film - Documentary | October 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall, 6th Floor

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

Sophie Sartain (Co-Director and Producer, Seeing Allred) and Kellie McElhaney (Founding Executive Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership) will discuss Sophie's journey into documentary film making, the concept behind Seeing Allred, and the film's importance in today's culture. A screening of Seeing Allred will immediately follow the discussion. Registration required.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Winter Light

Film - Feature | October 10 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Winter Light is the central film in Bergman’s so-called “God trilogy” (with Through a Glass Darkly and The Silence). Gunnar Björnstrand plays the doubting Tomas, pastor of a dwindling rural parish. Tomas is an isolated individual, haunted by “God’s silence” and indifferent to the physical, whether in the person of the schoolmistress Märta (Ingrid Thulin) or Christ himself. When a local fisherman...   More >

Ism, Ism, Ism: Recycled Film in Latin America

Film - Feature | October 10 | 7-8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A 1960 Cuban newsreel (Number 49) shows triumphant supporters of the Revolution atop the former offices of Warner Brothers and United Artists on the island, smashing the signage of those Hollywood distributors with sledgehammers. Over the images of the large, illuminated letters falling one by one, an unseen narrator intones soberly: “for many years, North American films poisoned the screens of...   More >

Thursday, October 11, 2018

SCREENING SERIES: URBAN RIGHTS IN BRAZIL

Film - Series | October 11 | 4-8 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Organized by Laura Belik, Ph.D. Student in Architecture

The Spring River Flows East

Film - Feature | October 11 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Part I: Wartime Separation (Ba nian li luan); Part II: Darkness and Dawn (Tianliang qian-hou). Included on the Hong Kong Film Awards list of the greatest Chinese-language films of all time, this decades-spanning epic has been termed China’s Gone with the Wind. A married couple in Shanghai are separated during the chaos of the 1937 Japanese invasion and the Sino-Japanese War, with their fates...   More >

Friday, October 12, 2018

At Berkeley

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 12-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For his study of the University—which clocks in at more than four hours—Wiseman and his long-time cinematographer John Davey amassed some 250 hours of material over the course of twelve weeks in 2010. The film presents the complexities of the campus from multiple angles, documenting student/faculty interaction inside classrooms, campus protests, and administrative meetings. “A summation of sorts...   More >

Rouge Tears

Film - Feature | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This 1938 talkie remake of The Goddess offers a chance to see how another leading star, Butterfly Wu (Hue Die), interpreted the role made famous by the late Ruan Lingyu. Rouge Tears was made in Hong Kong under British colonial rule, during the flourishing of the Cantonese film industry at the start of the sound era. “It was precisely under such tumultuous and constantly shifting sociopolitical...   More >

[Free Film Screening] Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC) 220

 Laurie Coyle

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Film screening followed by Q+A with Director Laurie Coyle and Maria Moreno’s daughters, Olivia Portugal and Lily DeLa Torre

In Adios Amor, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot — Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. She was the first farmworker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer and...   More >

[FILM SCREENING] Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center #220

 UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, Center for Latino Research Policy, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Department of Ethnic Studies

Film screening followed by Q+A with Director Laurie Coyle and Maria Moreno’s daughters, Olivia Portugal and Lily DeLa Torre

In Adios Amor, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot — Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. She was the first farmworker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer and...   More >

From the Life of the Marionettes

Film - Feature | October 12 | 7:30-9:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of Bergman’s most daring experiments, this bleakly explicit tale of a feuding couple was controversial on its release, but the director said “it belongs to my best films.” Opening with a rare act of physical violence (Bergman’s characters usually prefer to inflict their traumas emotionally), the film tracks backwards along the stab wound that is the protagonists’ marriage. The director’s...   More >

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Buddha Collapsed out of Shame

Film - Feature | October 13 | 5-6:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the screening, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

The Makhmalbaf family’s youngest member, Hana, made her fiction filmmaking debut with this...   More >

'Salam - The First ** Nobel Laureate

Film - Documentary | October 13 | 5-7 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall

 2537 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Cal Pakistani Students Association, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Institute for South Asia Studies

A screening of 'Salam - The First ** Nobel Laureate.'

$3 Early Bird Sales Cal Students (ends Oct 10), $7 Early Bird Sales Non-Cal Students (ends Oct 10), $15 Early Bird Sales Others (ends Oct 10), $5 Regular Sales Cal Students, $10 Non-Cal students, $20 Regular Sales Others

  Tickets go on sale October 3. Buy tickets online

The Leopard

Film - Feature | October 13 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Visconti integrates a family history into a panoramic account of the Risorgimento; revolution informs the most intimate relationships between the aristocrat Fabrizio (Burt Lancaster), his radical nephew Tancredi (Alain Delon), and Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), whose marriage to Tancredi signals the symbolic merging of the classes. “Perhaps no film captures the Proustian aesthetic more firmly,”...   More >

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Rbg

Film - Documentary | October 14 | 2-3:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This affectionate portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an unexpected popular hit, not unlike the tiny, soft-spoken eighty-five-year-old jurist herself. The film looks beyond the SNL sketches and “Notorious” memes to outline Ginsburg’s role as a dissenting voice on an increasingly conservative court and her equally crucial earlier career as a patient and persistent litigator...   More >

The Young Girls of Rochefort

Film - Feature | October 14 | 4-6:05 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Outdoor Screen

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the sleepy town of Rochefort, denizens who somnolently dance sidewise down the street are energized by the arrival of a traveling commercial fair that passes for spectacle. Catherine Deneuve and her talented sister Françoise Dorléac play musical twin sisters who while away the hours in their Barbie-doll outfits until they can hitch a ride to love and fame. (Judy Bloch)

The Young Girls of Rochefort

Film - Feature | October 14 | 4-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

See it large—a dance musical as antithetical to the small screen as West Side Story, whose choreography it emulates and whose star George Chakiris improbably appears here, along with Gene Kelly, Mr. American in Paris himself. In the sleepy town of Rochefort, denizens who somnolently dance sidewise down the street are energized by the arrival of a traveling commercial fair that passes for...   More >

Crossroads

Film - Feature | October 14 | 4:30-5:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This popular film marked the emergence of Zhao Dan and Bai Yang as major stars. Shen’s promising career was cut short by his early death in wartime Chongqing in 1940. “A funny, inventive Depression comedy about the trials facing unemployed young graduates in thirties Shanghai. The central fraught romance comes straight from Hollywood, but the overall realism and the hints of looming political...   More >

The Serpent’s Egg

Film - Feature | October 14 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Self-exiled in Germany due to tax issues in Sweden, Bergman joined with American producer Dino de Laurentiis for this atypical period piece set amidst the decadence and paranoia of 1923 Berlin, when Nazism was on the rise. David Carradine stars as a traveling Jewish American circus artist caught among the alcoholics, the whores, the madmen, and the fascists; his chance encounter with an old...   More >

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SCREENING SERIES: URBAN RIGHTS IN BRAZIL

Film - Series | October 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Organized by Laura Belik, Ph.D. Student in Architecture

Mother, Daughter, Sister - Film Screening and Panel on Sexual Violence in Myanmar

Film - Documentary | October 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Jeanne Hallacy, Filmmaker; Myo Win, Burmese Interfaith Activist; Wai Wai Nu, Burmese attorney and activist; Kenneth Wong, Lecturer, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Human Rights Center, Human Rights Law Student Association, Amnesty International, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Filmmaker Jeanne Hallacy screens her newest film on sexual and gender based violence in in Myanmar in both Rakhine state (against the Rohingya) and Kachin states. She will be joined in a panel discussion by Muslim Burmese interfaith activist Myo Win, Rohingya lawyer and activist Wai Wai Nu, and UC Berkeley Burmese lecturer Kenneth Wong.

  RSVP online

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Silence

Film - Feature | October 17 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sisters Anna (Gunnel Lindblom) and Ester (Ingrid Thulin) are traveling with Anna’s son when they are forced by Ester’s poor health to hole up in a hotel in a strange country seemingly on the verge of war. Anna shuns the attentions of her desperately ill sister, while Ester is left to cope with the pain of her desire and her illness; it seems they are one. Meanwhile the boy explores the mysteries...   More >

Friday, October 19, 2018

1968 and Global Cinema

Film - Series | October 19 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Institute of European Studies, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

"The year 1968 was a watershed that brought about radical political and social changes internationally. These changes are both reflected in and constitutive of radical new cinemas that emerged around that time, in part as a response to anticolonial wars of...   More >

Zama

Film - Feature | October 19 | 4-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Adapted from the 1956 novel by Argentine writer Antonio di Benedetto, Zama is a Buñuelian glimpse into a colonial abyss via the mind and body of Don Diego de Zama. An officer of the Spanish crown stationed at a remote proto-Paraguayan outpost, Zama exists in perpetual anticipation of his transfer home. Martel describes Zama as a “man trapped in who he thinks he is,” and over the course of the...   More >

How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman

Film - Feature | October 19 | 7-8:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A slyly entertaining mixture of anthropology, black humor, gorgeous color photography, sixteenth-century history, political allegory, ubiquitous nudity, and unsettling prophecy. A Frenchman captured by Indians tries nobly to integrate himself with the savage mind, but true incorporation into the tribe is ultimately possible only in one way: through the stomach. Dos Santos’s film nearly caused a...   More >

CineSpin: The Blood of a Poet

Film - Feature | October 19 | 9:30-10:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join the BAMPFA Student Committee for the fall 2018 iteration of CineSpin. Live student DJs and musicians will play a dynamic, original score over Jean Cocteau’s The Blood of a Poet. Allowing irrationality to gestate within each pregnant pause, Cocteau plays with narrative expectation, stringing together a series of discontinuous images that blend seamlessly into a work of surrealist and...   More >

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Two-Legged Horse

Film - Feature | October 20 | 5:30-7:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“If you are here to watch a soft and poetic film, don’t waste your time,” Samira Makhmalbaf warns of her infamous third feature, which shares the child-centered focus of other Iranian films but unexpectedly delivers one of cinema’s harshest, most nihilistic condemnations of the darkness at the heart of human nature. Swarms of children emerge from abandoned sewage pipes (their homes), drawn by a...   More >

Death in Venice

Film - Feature | October 20 | 7:45-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Dirk Bogarde ghosts through a dying Venice in Visconti’s ravishing elegy to the mortality of all things: buildings, cities, art, and desire. A once-successful composer arrives in Venice to rejuvenate himself, but this gorgeous city has a secret: it is consumed with the plague. Confronted with both the physical death of the city and the artistic death of his equally doomed career, the composer...   More >

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Leopard

Film - Feature | October 21 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Visconti integrates a family history into a panoramic account of the Risorgimento; revolution informs the most intimate relationships between the aristocrat Fabrizio (Burt Lancaster), his radical nephew Tancredi (Alain Delon), and Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), whose marriage to Tancredi signals the symbolic merging of the classes. “Perhaps no film captures the Proustian aesthetic more firmly,”...   More >

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

SCREENING SERIES: URBAN RIGHTS IN BRAZIL

Film - Series | October 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Organized by Laura Belik, Ph.D. Student in Architecture

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Persona

Film - Feature | October 24 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The temptation is to take Bergman’s masterpiece for granted. It is probably the most famous of all those modern, post-Pirandellian films concerned with themselves as works of art. It also contains one of the most truly erotic sequences on film, demonstrating what can be done on screen with told material. An actress named Elizabeth (Liv Ullmann) elects to become silent and is put into the care of...   More >

The Washing Society

Film - Feature | October 24 | 7-8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Through creative juxtapositions of narrative and documentary elements, filmmaker Lynne Sachs and playwright Lizzie Olesker chronicle the disappearing public space of the neighborhood laundromat and the continual, intimate labor that happens there. With a title inspired by a labor organization of African American laundresses formed in 1881, The Washing Society investigates the intersection of...   More >

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Provincial Actors

Film - Feature | October 25 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“A comedy that has the aura of the Prague Film School (FAMU) about it, where Holland studied, and apparently learned a great deal from Milos Forman in the process. It’s about the life, times, cares and foibles of playing theater in the deep provinces, so true to life that the viewer laughs and cries at the same time. . . . Provincial Actors offers a rib-tickling metaphor on the cultural scene in...   More >

Friday, October 26, 2018

A Woman Alone

Film - Feature | October 26 | 7-8:50 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A forty-year-old divorced postal worker named Irena (Maria Chwalibóg), who lives on the outskirts of Wroslaw in Solidarity-era Poland, has a fairly miserable existence. Only her eight-year-old son lights up her world. Irena meets a younger man and begins a love affair, but hope for a new beginning shatters as the tale turns from bleak observation to almost Hitchcockian suspense. A Woman Alone was...   More >

Sunday, October 28, 2018

In Darkness

Film - Feature | October 28 | 2-4:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Claustrophobic and searing, In Darkness is based on a true story that occurred in Lvov, Poland, during the Nazi occupation. Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief, encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town’s sewers, beneath the bustling activity of the city above. Holland and her cast and crew, who...   More >

The Blessed Ones

Film - Feature | October 28 | 3-4:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s first feature after abandoning 35mm film for television technology, The Blessed Ones is a tale of tortured love between a middle-aged woman and a slightly younger man, and the jealousies that arise from their outward differences and internal melancholies. The schoolteacher Viveka ekes out a life, seemingly keeping on through sheer willpower; the failed theology student Sune barely has...   More >

Sandra

Film - Feature | October 28 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Visconti’s wondrous mood piece is an Elektra story of incestuous passions and family secrets, set in the crumbling Italian city of Volterra. Claudia Cardinale brings her new American husband home to meet her mother and brother on a very particular occasion: a memorial is being unveiled for her father, who died at Auschwitz. It isn’t the ghosts of the dead that haunt this home, however, but the...   More >

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Documentary Screening: "Mai '68, un étrange printemps": The Odd Spring of May '68

Film - Documentary | October 30 | 4-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4429 (Library of French Thought)

 Institute of European Studies, Department of French, French Studies Program, UC Berkeley

Marking the 50th anniversary of May '68, this two-part documentary film offers firsthand accounts of those historic events from the individuals who were on the frontlines: politicians, law enforcement officers, and others who participated in the protests on the streets of Paris. The film shifts point of view from firsthand accounts to archival photographs, political posters and film footage,...   More >

SCREENING SERIES: URBAN RIGHTS IN BRAZIL

Film - Series | October 30 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Organized by Laura Belik, Ph.D. Student in Architecture

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hour of the Wolf

Film - Feature | October 31 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hour of the Wolf intertwines supernatural mysteries with the no less mysterious torments of creativity. Alma (Liv Ullmann) tells of her life on a remote island with her artist husband (Max von Sydow), who has disappeared, leaving only his diary. The strange occurrences she relates invoke the waking nightmares of gothic horror, yet in creating this eerie tale, Bergman drew on his own experiences...   More >

Afterimage: EMPTY METAL

Film - Feature | October 31 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer’s first feature as codirectors, Empty Metal takes place in a world similar to ours—one of mass surveillance, pervasive policing, and increasing individual apathy. The lives of several people, each inhabiting extreme poles of American social and political consciousness, weave together as each attempts to achieve some kind of forward motion, sometimes in...   More >