<< Week of March 26 >>

Sunday, March 26, 2017

History Lessons (Geschichtsunterricht): Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | Italy, West Germany, 1972

Film - Feature | March 26 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Johann Unterpertinger, Henri Ludwig, Gottfried Bold, Benedikt Zulauf,

An adaptation of a Bertolt Brecht novel, History Lessons tracks a young contemporary Roman interviewing Julius Caesar’s former acquaintances, to illustrate how history is often written (and controlled) by the victors. Three ten-minute single takes of the man driving around Rome, however, became notorious. Many...   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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The Great Dictator | Charles Chaplin | United States, 1940

Film - Feature | March 26 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Jack Oakie,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 24. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

The physical resemblance between the Little Tramp and another famous man with a small black moustache was not lost on Charlie Chaplin. In his first all-talking...   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 29, 2017

Pickpocket | Robert Bresson | France, 1959

Film - Feature | March 29 | 7 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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Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Great Dictator | Charles Chaplin | United States, 1940

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Jack Oakie,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 24. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

The physical resemblance between the Little Tramp and another famous man with a small black moustache was not lost on Charlie Chaplin. In his first all-talking...   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 31, 2017

Gerhard Richter Painting | Corinna Belz | Germany, 2011

Film - Documentary | March 31 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Gerhard Richter Painting is a strikingly visual document of Richter’s creative process. Filmmaker Corinna Belz and her crew observe the seventy-nine-year-old German artist in his studio. Richter’s distinctive technique, which involves applying paint followed by a major reworking of the material with massive squeegees, reveals the forces of creation and destruction at play in his work. Intimate...   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, April 1, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | April 1 | 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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Gerhard Richter Painting | Corinna Belz | Germany, 2011

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on April 1. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

Gerhard Richter Painting is a strikingly visual document of Richter’s creative process. Filmmaker Corinna Belz and her crew observe the seventy-nine-year-old German artist in his studio.

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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L'argent | Robert Bresson | France, 1983

Film - Feature | April 1 | 6 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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Space Is the Place | John Coney | United States, 1974, 1993

Film - Feature | April 1 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Sun Ra, Barbara Deloney, Raymond Johnson, Erika Leder,

Inspired by Sun Ra’s 1971 UC Berkeley course The Black Man in the Cosmos and filmed in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Richmond, “Space Is the Place is an otherworldly frolic combining intergalactic bebop with riffs on black liberation. Director Coney's boldly mystical blaxploitation film takes to heart Sun Ra's cosmic...   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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