<< Week of April 02 >>

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Cézanne: Conversation with Joachim Gasquet: (Cézanne: Dialogue avec Joachim Gasquet) | Jean-Marie Straub, | Danièle Huillet | France, West Germany, 1989

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drawing from Joachim Gasquet’s 1921 memoir of the painter Paul Cézanne, Straub and Huillet pay fitting tribute to the French master they greatly admired. Excerpts from the memoir are blended with photographs of Cézanne, clips from Jean Renoir’s Madame Bovary, and scenes of Mont Sainte-Victoire, where the artist made his home and about which he noted, “Look at this mountain: it was once fire”—a...   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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African Film Festival 2017: Sembène!

Film - Series | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A former dockworker who rose to become a founding figure of African cinema and one of the greatest postwar filmmakers of any continent, Ousmane Sembène lived a life as dramatic as any of his characters’. Coming of age when all of Africa dreamed of independence from colonial rule, Sembène channeled the hopes and struggles of an entire continent into his novels and films. This documentary,...   More >

African Film Festival 2017: Mandabi

Film - Series | April 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sembène’s second feature is a folk comedy set in contemporary Dakar. Ibrahima Dieng (Mamadou Guye) is a middle-aged Muslim man with two wives and seven children. One day he receives a money order from his nephew in Paris, with specific instructions for the division and use of the funds. However, news of the money order spreads quickly through the neighborhood, and soon Ibrahima’s home is filled...   More >

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Reluctant Fundamentalist | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | April 5 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies

A film based off of Mohsin Hamid's novel that tells the story of about conflicting ideologies where perception and suspicion have the power to determine life or death.

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Painted Nails: April Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | April 5 | 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.

After learning that her work has caused her life-threatening health problems, Vietnamese immigrant Van Nguyen, a San Francisco nail salon owner, becomes a resolute activist in the fight to regulate chemicals in personal care products, advocating for the safety of nail salon workers and their clientele,...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

African Film Festival 2017: I Am Not Your Negro

Film - Series | April 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Race, power, and film collide in Raoul Peck’s invigorating look at the great writer James Baldwin, whose powerful investigations on American culture and racism were written decades ago, but whose “words matter now more than ever” (Manuel Betancourt, Esquire). Based on Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which eulogized Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers, and his...   More >

Thursday, April 6, 2017

FUTURE BABY - UC Berkeley Film Screening: Being Human in a Biotech Age

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Radhika Rao, UC Hastings School of Law

 Lisa Ikemoto, UC Davis School of Law

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Please join us at 5:00 pm on April 6th, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of FUTURE BABY, the just-released documentary about the future of human reproduction as it unfolds right before our eyes.

Comments and Q&A after the screening by UC Hastings Professor Radhika Rao and UC Davis Professor Lisa Ikemoto.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at no additional cost!

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Film Screening: Future Baby

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 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 April 6th, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of FUTURE BABY, the just-released documentary about the future of human reproduction as it unfolds right before our eyes.

Comments and Q&A after the screening by UC Hastings Professor Radhika Rao and UC Davis Professor Lisa Ikemoto.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at no additional cost!

This...   More >

Film Screening: Raising of America: Episode Two: Once Upon a Time, When Childcare For All Wasn't Just a Fairytale

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 6-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Larry Adelman, Series Creator/Executive Producer, California Newsreel

 Maternal and Child Health Program, School of Public Health

How might American life might be different today if all of the nation’s children had access to high-quality early care and education for the past four decades? In 1971, we almost did.

Join us in viewing Episode Two from the Raising of America documentary series followed by an interactive dialogue with the filmaker, parents, and other local experts on children & families.

Hosted by the...   More >

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World Without End (No Reported Incidents) | Jem Cohen | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The poetic, political imagery that has made Jem Cohen an iconoclastic American treasure is on full display in his recent work. World Without End (No Reported Incidents), a portrait of Southend-on-Sea, a working-class British resort town near London, gently leads us into a forgotten Britain where the unspoken specter of Brexit looms over all. Cohen visits the town and finds something typical for...   More >

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Gamushara (Live Recklessly)

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 6:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Hidekazu Takahara, Director and Filmmaker; Yuka/Act Yasukawa, Professional Wrestler and Actress

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, Center for East Asian Studies

Hidekazu Takahara, 2015 (102 Minutes)
In Japanese with English subtitles – Free and Open to the Public

In Hidekazu Takahara’s Gamushara (Live Recklessly), professional wrestling/joshi puroresu star Yuka/Act Yasukawa confronts her own past sexual trauma through the performance of violence in the ring. The fluidity between Yuka and her wrestling persona Act raises...   More >

The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV): Albert Serra | France, Portugal, Spain, | 2016

Film - Feature | April 6 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick D’Assumçao, Marc Susini,

King Louis XIV is dying, but his doctors are unclear as to the cause. He is on bed rest, ordered not to see his beloved dogs; visitors must come to him to be greeted as standing proves to be too difficult, and eating is an applauded act, as any nourishment for His Majesty is a triumph. In Albert Serra’s masterful The Death...   More >

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

I Called Him Morgan | Kasper Collin | Sweden, United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discovered by Dizzy Gillespie and an MVP of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers ensemble, Lee Morgan was a key player in New York’s 1960s “hard-bop” scene—a trumpeter with a beautifully supple, expressive sound, a dapper prodigy who had played with John Coltrane by his late teens and gained the admiration of his peers by his early twenties. It was inevitable he’d eventually cross paths with Helen More,...   More >

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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The Unknown Girl | (La fille inconnue): Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Belgium, France, 2016

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier,

The Dardenne brothers have won the Cannes Palme d’Or twice for their incomparable portraits of underrepresented lives. Here, their protagonist is a doctor who sets out to uncover the identity of a woman who died near her office. The Unknown Girl is another stellar entry in the Belgian filmmakers’ illustrious careers.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | April 8 | 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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The Paris Opera: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Belgium, France, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 8 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Palais Garnier has graced the ninth arrondissement since 1875, dazzling onlookers with its ornate beaux-arts facade and gilded statuary honoring the fine arts. To Parisians it is known simply as “L’opéra,” the historic home of the world-renowned Paris Opera and the birthplace of classical ballet. In this captivating documentary, Swiss director Jean-Stéphane Bron takes audiences inside one of...   More >

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Serenade for Haiti | Owsley Brown | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 8 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This vibrant documentary tribute to the students and teachers of Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, testifies to the role that art can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Ma' Rosa | Brillante Ma Mendoza | Philippines, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 8 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Unfolding in what feels like real time with a gritty social realist style, Brillante Mendoza’s latest is the harrowing and timely story of a couple arrested for selling drugs and their children’s race to find the money to bribe corrupt police.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Who Cares. Who Sees: Experimental Shorts

Film - Documentary | April 8 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cosponsored by San Francisco Cinematheque
Curated by Vanessa O’Neill and Kathy Geritz


How we see others and understand them is explored through six poetic films by Janie Geiser, Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller, Adam Levine and Sara Smith, Brigid McCaffrey, Jesse McLean, and Madi Piller.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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