<< Week of February 24 >>

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Antigone | Jean-Marie Straub France, Germany, 1991 | Danièle Huillet France, Germany, 1991

Film - Feature | February 19 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Astrid Ofner, Ursula Ofner, Werner Rehm, Libgart Schwarz,

As in so many of Straub-Huillet's classical adaptations, Antigone offers multiple layers of history, time, and art: this 1991 film, shot in Sicily’s ancient Teatro di Segesta, stages Bertolt Brecht’s post-World War II adaptation of an eighteenth-century German translation (by the poet Hölderlin) of Sophocles’s ancient Greek...   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

Isang Yun: In Between Maria Stodtmeier Germany, 2013

Film - Feature | February 19 | 4:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conversation with Dennis Russell Davies, Charles Boone, and Charles Amirkhanian

The Korean composer Isang Yun uniquely synthesized Western classical and avant-garde music with Eastern traditions. His life story is equally distinctive. Today he is claimed by Germany, where he lived in exile; South Korea, where he was born and later tried as a traitor; and North Korea, which he visited in his...   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

Gimme Shelter | David Maysles United States, 1971 | Albert Maysles United States, 1971 | Charlotte Zwerin United States, 1971

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers,

Deftly combining footage from more than twenty camera operators, Gimme Shelter scrutinizes the ill-fated free concert hosted by the Rolling Stones at the Altamont Speedway in 1969. The film shuttles in time and space between the offices where lawyer Melvin Belli negotiates the use of the speedway, the...   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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Right of Passage: A Documentary by Janice D. Tanaka

Film - Documentary | February 21 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 PFA

 Janice Tanaka, Director

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Nowadays, when bipartisanship on Capitol Hill is a rarity, filmmaker Janice Tanaka tells the story of a bygone era of human connection inside the Beltway—an unprecedented “American” moment in the US Congress that the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University called an achievement “against all odds.” The Civil Liberties Act of 1988, almost forty-five years in the making, acknowledged the...   More >

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Vertigo | Alfred Hitchcock | United States, 1958

Film - Feature | February 22 | 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
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore,

A radical meditation on man’s obsession with illusion, Vertigo reflects back on itself as cinema and as a sadly ironic view of romantic love in the fifties. James Stewart was never less “romantic” than in this film; his urgency is frightening and compelling. Formally, and in its deeply...   More >

Special admission applies: 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

Spring Art and Film Series: A Borrowed Identity

Film - Feature | February 22 | 5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Sayed Kashua, Clinical Professor, Jewish Culture & Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Chana Kronfeld, Professor of Modern Hebrew, Yiddish and Comparative Literature, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, and the Program for Jewish Studies, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

"A Borrowed Identity" examines the struggles of Arabs trying to assimilate into Israeli culture. Based on two autobiographical novels by the Arab-Israeli author and journalist Sayed Kashua, the film was directed by Eran Riklis with a script by Mr. Kashua.

Sayed Kashua will discuss his work following the screening.

Blockade | Sergei Loznitsa | Russia, Ukraine, 2005

Film - Feature | February 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

IN conversation with Sergei Loznitsa and Critic Neil Young

The subject: the siege of Leningrad during World War II. There are no words, no music, only sounds and pictures of the slowly dying city—Blockade consists entirely of silent footage of this historical event, to which Loznitsa has added an evocative soundtrack of natural sound effects. “Loznitsa has taken a different and imaginative...   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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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Three Short Films By Sergei Loznitsa

Film - Series | February 23 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conversation with Sergei Loznitsa and Critic Neil Young


Beautifully filmed, Life, Autumn presents a portrait of a small village in rural Russia, near the city of Smolensk, with its aging population. Despite the shortage of basic necessities, life carries on. In the strikingly visual, award-winning Factory, Loznitsa and his film crew observe the inner workings and rhythms at a factory...   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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Austerlitz | Sergei Loznitsa | Germany, 2016

Film - Feature | February 23 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conversation with Sergei Loznitsa and Critic Neil Young


* Bay Area Premiere


Filmed on the territory of former concentration camps at Sachsenhausen in Germany, Austerlitz (which takes its title from the final masterpiece by the great novelist W. G. Sebald) is an observation of visitors to the memorial sites there. “One of the biggest mysteries of such places is the motive that...   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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Friday, February 24, 2017

Maidan | Sergei Loznitsa | Ukraine/Netherlands, 2014

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conversation with Sergei Loznitsa and Critic Neil Young


Structured solely through extended fixed shots filmed over a period of three months, this account of the riots in Kiev’s Maidan Square, which led to the ouster of Ukraine’s pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych, tracks with formalist rigor the trajectory from peaceful protest to violent confrontation. By placing the viewer in the...   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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In the Fog (V Tumane) | Sergei Loznitsa Germany, Latvia, Russia, Netherlands, Belarus, 2012

Film - Feature | February 24 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conversation with Sergei Loznitsa and Neil Young

FEATURING
Vladimir Svirski, Vladislav Abashin, Sergei Kolesov, Vlad Ivanov,

In the Fog, which was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, is an adaptation of a novel by Belarusian writer Vasily Bykov. The setting is 1942 on the German-occupied western frontier of the USSR, where the local partisans are fighting a brutal...   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, February 25, 2017

Bitter Victory | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1957

Film - Feature | February 25 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Curd Jürgens, Richard Burton, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin,

In 1942, two British officers in the Libyan desert lead a commando raid to steal secret papers from Rommel's headquarters, all the while locked in bitter personal conflict. Richard Burton is compelling as Captain Leith, a seeming idealist. In the other corner is Curd Jürgens's Major Brand, whose acts of cowardice reflect...   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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One-Eyed Jacks | Marlon Brando US, 1961

Film - Feature | February 25 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Timothy Carey,

Marlon Brando and Karl Malden fill the boots of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett (thinly disguised as “Rio” and “Dad Longworth”) in Brando’s Freudian epic, dubbed by reviewers “one of the first antihero Westerns.” Real cowboys, aging starlets, a twenty-nine-year-old Stanley Kubrick, and the stunning Central California coastline round out the...   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