<< Week of February 26 >>

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Moses and Aaron (Moses und Aaron) | Jean-Marie Straub | West Germany, France, Italy, 1974 Danièle Huillet West Germany, France, Italy, 1974 |

Film - Feature | February 26 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Introduction by Erik Ulman

FEATURING
Gunter Reich, Louis Devos, Roger Lucas,

Acclaimed as one of the best opera films ever made, this adaptation of Schoenberg’s 1930’s opus represented a labor of love for Straub-Huillet, taking over fifteen years to fund. A camera, a landscape (the Roman Alba Fucense amphitheater), and direct sound recording is all they need to portray the sweeping tale of...   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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Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring Art and Film Series: East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem

Film - Documentary | February 27 | 6-9:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 David Broza; Ali Paris

 Ramzi Salti, Lecturer, author, radio show host (KZSU), Arabic Program, Stanford University

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

"East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" documents the realization of multi-platinum, Israeli musician David Broza's dream to record songs in the Palestinian side of Jerusalem with musicians from Palestine and Israel. The unprecedented, 8-day session in the studio of Sabreen, the legendary Palestinian band, features four-time Grammy Award-winner singer-songwriter and American activist Steve...   More >

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Some Like It Hot | Billy Wilder | United States, 1959

Film - Feature | March 1 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 David Thomson

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture of the film from David Thomson

FEATURING
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft,

Billy Wilder thumbs his nose at all the rules, mixing slapstick and screwball, gangster film and musical into a racy, transvestite farce. Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, Prohibition-era jazz musicians on the run from gangland Chicago, don drag and sign on with a touring all-woman...   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

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Cameraperson | Kirsten Johnson | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | March 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kirsten Johnson has been the principal cinematographer on more than forty documentaries. For her, “The joys of being a documentary cameraperson are endless . . . and yet, the dilemmas I face while holding my camera are formidable.” In Cameraperson, she assembles a selection of her footage—whose subjects include a Nigerian midwife, an Afghan boy, and Jacques Derrida, as well as her twin children...   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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Agents of Change: March Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | March 1 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Movies @ Moffitt happens on the first Wednesday of each month of the semester. M@M is free.

Agents of Change documents university student activism in the late 1960s that worked toward a variety of goals including the establishment of black and ethnic studies programs and building resistance to the war in Vietnam. The filmmakers envision their project as part of a social movement rather than...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Flood in Ba'ath Country: Contemporary Syrian Documentaries

Film - Documentary | March 2 | 5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Flood in Ba'ath Country (2003, Omar Amiralay)

Contemporary Syrian Documentaries
curated by Nathalie Khankan (Near Eastern Studies)
in partnership with the Arab Film Festival

Part of "To Aleppo Gone:" Syrian Culture Today, series of programs exploring the arts in Syria.

Food Stamped Movie Screening

Film - Documentary | March 2 | 6-8:30 p.m. | 101 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Yoav Potash, Filmmaker

 Sophia Lorenzi, Program Manager, Real Food Real Stories

 Berkeley Food Institute

Join us for the screening of the film documentary "Food Stamped" with a presentation by Real Food Real Stories! This is the program of the event:
- 6:00-6:20 PM: Food prepared by FEED officers will be provided
- 6:20-6:30 PM: Presentation by Real Food Real Stories
- 6:30-7:40 PM: Viewing of "Food Stamped" Documentary film
- 7:40-8:30 PM: Q&A with the filmmaker Yoav Potash!

Presented by...   More >

Food Stamped: Real Food Real Stories

Film - Documentary | March 2 | 6-9 p.m. | 101 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Berkeley Food Institute, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development (FEED)

Food Stamped highlights the lives of a couple living on a food stamp budget, the struggles they face, the adversities they overcome, and the bigger picture of what the US food stamp program entails.

Chan Is Missing | Wayne Wang | United States, 1982

Film - Feature | March 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Wayne Wang

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Lauren Chew, Peter Wang,

Following its local premiere at BAMPFA and critical acclaim at New Directors/New Films, this groundbreaking independent hit inspired generations of filmmakers and was named to the National Film Registry. Today it still seems fresh, intelligent, inventive. Playing with the pleasures and conceits of film noir, Wang imbues his irreverent...   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, March 3, 2017

Film Screening: “Women of 1915”

Film - Documentary | March 3 | 7:15-9:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 Bared Maronian, Director/Producer of "Women of 1915", Armenoid Productions

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

The documentary WOMEN OF 1915 combines facts and emotion to honor these brave women of the Armenian Genocide, many of whom lost their lives, survived to create new lives, or were forced into lives that were not their own. Many women, Armenian, European, and American, also traveled great distances to rescue lives, even at the risk of their own. Among the women highlighted in the film are...   More >

Diary of a Country Priest (Le journal d'un curé de campagne) | Robert Bresson | France, 1950l

Film - Feature | March 3 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Tony Pipolo

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Introduction and Post-screening Discussion by Tony Pipolo

FEATURING
Claude Laydu, Nicole Maurey, Jean Riveyre, André Guibert,

Georges Bernanos’s novel concerns a young country priest who, in his simplicity and purity, suffers the scorn of his parishioners. Bresson faithfully adapted the novel to the screen, using Bernanos’s original dialogue and diary entries; what he cut from the novel...   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, March 4, 2017

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 4 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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L'argent | Robert Bresson | France, 1983

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Introduction and Post-screening Discussion by Tony Pipolo.

FEATURING
Christian Patey, Sylvie Van Den Elsen, Michel Briguet, Caroline Lang,

Bresson is probably the most stringent stylist that narrative cinema has yet produced, the French cinema’s brilliant monomaniac. He forces total concentration: scenes are enacted and assembled without differing degrees of emphasis. Whatever inspires...   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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Zabriskie Point | Michelangelo Antonioni | United States, 1970

Film - Feature | March 4 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Rod Taylor, Kathleen Cleaver,

Michelangelo Antonioni’s California epic trades the empty boulevards of suburban Rome for the desert vistas of Death Valley, the petrochemical purgatory of Ravenna for the billboard-bedecked avenues of Los Angeles. The director’s characters, however, remain much the same: disillusioned yet full of longing, their clumsy...   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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