<< Week of March 05 >>

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sicilia! (Sicily!) | Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub | Italy, France, 1999

Film - Feature | March 5 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Angela Nugara, Vittorio Vigneri, Carmelo Maddio, Gianni Buscarino,

Adapted from Elio Vittorini's banned 1939 novel Conversazione in Sicilia, Sicilia! combines political fable with Sicilian travelogue, structured around one man's return to his village after years of exile. As he encounters his mother and others, they recite tales of personal woe and of the island's collected history...   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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King of Jazz | John Murray Anderson | United States, 1930

Film - Feature | March 5 | 4:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New 4K Digital Restoration

FEATURING
Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 11. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

This new restoration brings back a song-and-dance classic that has long been available only in inferior copies. King of Jazz is “one of the most...   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

 For more information and to make a reservation for dinner at Babette, email babettebam@gmail.com.

Les anges du péché (Angels of Sin) | Robert Bresson | France, 1943

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Imported 35mm Print

FEATURING
Renée Faure, Jany Holt, Louise Sylvie, Mila Parély,

Bresson’s visual elegance and uncompromising narrative style are already in evidence in his first feature film, lending calm to its passionate religious ambiguities. The script, written by France’s distinguished playwright and novelist Jean Giraudoux, follows a sophisticated young woman, Anne-Marie, into 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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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Man Escaped (Un condamné à mort s’est échappé) | Robert Bresson | France, 1956

Film - Feature | March 8 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from Jeffrey Skoller

FEATURING
François Leterrier, Charles LeClainche, Maurice Beerblock,

A Man Escaped is pure film existentialism. From a newspaper account by a Resistance leader who escaped from a Nazi prison in Lyon just hours before he was to be executed, Bresson created a film in which the drama is all internal.

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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Cine Latino: Gueros

Film - Feature | March 8 | 7-9 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 Center for Latin American Studies

Tomas is a boy from Veracruz, Mexico whose mother, fed up with his poor behavior, sends him to stay with his brother in Mexico City. His arrival coincides with a strike at the national university that leaves its students, including Tomas’ brother Sombra and Sombra’s roommate Santos, in an angst-ridden limbo. Hearing that Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the...   More >

GUEROS Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios

In Jackson Heights | Frederick Wiseman | United States, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction from Linda Williams, professor emeritus in film and media/rhetoric at UC Berkeley.

Wiseman, who has been making films for fifty years examining institutions as varied as UC Berkeley, a public housing project, a juvenile court, and the National Gallery, turns his attention to an ethnically diverse community in Queens, New York, where 167 languages are spoken. For him,...   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, March 9, 2017

Film Screening: Advantageous

Film - Feature | March 9 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Please join us at 5:00 pm on March 9, 2016 at UC Berkeley for the first screening of the 2017 series Being Human in a Biotech Age: Advantageous.

Professor Osagie Obasogie and Professor Charis Thompson will be with us in person to comment on the film after the screening.

About the film:

Advantageous posits a future a hundred or so years from now where declining fertility, economic crisis...   More >

Our Terrible Country: Contemporary Syrian Documentaries

Film - Documentary | March 9 | 5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Our Terrible Country (2014, Ali Atassi)

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.

Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in It (Akounak tedalat taha tazoughai) | Christopher Kirkley | United States, Niger, 2015

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A wandering guitarist strums down his rivals—and the scorn of his own father—in this riveting musical/ethnography/narrative hybrid, which sets a sly tribute to Prince’s Purple Rain amidst the Tuareg music scene of Saharan Niger. Astride a purple motorcycle, a mysterious purple-clad guitarist (Mdou Moctar, a well-known musician) rides into the desert town of Agadaz looking for fame, love, and...   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 10, 2017

King of Jazz | John Murray Anderson | United States, 1930

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New 4K Digital Restoration

FEATURING
Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 11. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

This new restoration brings back a song-and-dance classic that has long been available only in inferior copies. King of Jazz is “one of the most...   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

 For more information and to make a reservation for dinner at Babette, email babettebam@gmail.com.

“Havresc: Stand on Courage”

Film - Documentary | March 10 | 7:15-9:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 David Ritter, Documentarian, Director of "Havresc: Stand on Courage"

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

“Havresc: Stand on Courage” is a documentary on the struggles of Armenian and Assyrian Christian Iraqis and the village they have formed on the edge of ISIS controlled territory. This small village has survived several attacks at the hands of ISIS militants with a fighting force of twenty two men. With little money, resources or support the people of this village have maintained one of the last...   More >

Stagger Lee | Francisco Newman, Allen Willis | United States, 1970

Film - Documentary | March 10 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A powerful portrait of an exceptional man, Stagger Lee was filmed in the San Francisco County Jail where Black Panther cofounder Bobby Seale was held pending his extradition to Connecticut. In an expansive interview, Seale holds forth on cooking, poetry, intimacy, solitary confinement, revolutionary psychology, and Huey Newton. Director Francisco Newman succeeds brilliantly at his goal 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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Saturday, March 11, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | March 11 | 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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King of Jazz | John Murray Anderson | United States, 1930

Film - Feature | March 11 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New 4K Digital Restoration

FEATURING
Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 11. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

This new restoration brings back a song-and-dance classic that has long been available only in inferior copies. King of Jazz is “one of the most...   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

 For more information and to make a reservation for dinner at Babette, email babettebam@gmail.com.

The Trial of Joan of Arc (Le procès de Jeanne d’Arc) | Robert Bresson | France, 1962

Film - Feature | March 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Florence Carrez, Jean-Claude Fourneau, Roger Honorat, Marc Jacquier,

Bresson’s film follows Joan of Arc’s prolonged interrogation through to her death. The dialogue consists entirely of the trial transcript, reduced to its essentials; the visuals are austere, consisting mainly of medium shots of Joan and her judges, intercut with extreme close-ups of objects, hands, feet. Out 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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Pickpocket | Robert Bresson | France, 1959

Film - Feature | March 11 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Martin Lasalle, Marika Green, Pierre Leymarie, Jean Pelegri,

Bresson liked to use untrained actors whose natural impassivity he harnessed to his own ends. The epiphany is Pickpocket, which in a watershed year in French cinema, 1959, was merely the most contemporary film ever made. A young recluse, Michel, drawn inexorably to picking pockets, suffers not guilt, but a kind 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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