<< Week of April 09 >>

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy: Thomas Reidelsheimer | United Kingdom, 2017

Film - Documentary | April 9 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This collaborative sequel to the landmark Rivers and Tides finds artist Andy Goldsworthy still appealingly engaged in his philosophical and tactical exploration of the natural world.

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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Godless (Bezbog) | Ralitza Petrova | Bulgaria, Denmark, 2016

Film - Feature | April 9 | 3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In post-Communist Bulgaria, justice is rare and making the right choice comes at a cost. A home care nurse faces her own difficult choices in this bold observation of a woman trapped in a fatalistic culture.

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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A Date for Mad Mary | Darren Thornton | Ireland, 2016

Film - Feature | April 9 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fresh from serving a jail sentence for brawling, Mary embarks on a time-crunched hunt for an acceptable wedding date, a search that takes her to uncharted places in this unconventional, energetic romantic comedy.

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 Transfiguration | Michael O'Shea | United States, 2016

Film - Feature | April 9 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Clifton Moten,

Combining gritty urban realism with vampire-movie name-checks galore, this debut film tells the story of a teenage loner with a problem—he has a thirst for blood—and the slightly older girl who befriends him.

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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Monday, April 10, 2017

Asamapta (Incomplete): A Screening with Director Suman Mukhopadhyay present

Film - Feature | April 10 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Suman Mukhopadhyay, Film Director

 Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Berkeley Bangla Initiative

A screening of award winning film director, Suman Mukhopadhyay's newest film, Asamapta (Incomplete). Screening will include a Q&A session with the director.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sieranevada | Cristi Puiu | Romania, 2016

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A movie about big themes set in a small space, the latest from Romanian master Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) takes place in a flat where relatives wait for a priest to deliver last rites to the family patriarch.

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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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

Film - Series | April 12 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies

A film based off of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel that tells the story of the Ganguli family whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing act to meld to a new world without forgetting the old.

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Belo Monte: After the Flood film screening and panel discussion

Film - Documentary | April 12 | 5-8 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Kate Horner, Executive Director, International Rivers; Roberta Giordano, Development Associate, Amazon Watch

 Berkeley Water Group, Friends of the River at UC Berkeley, International Rivers, Amazon Watch

On April 12 from 5-8 p.m. in VLSB 2040, Student Environmental Resource Center - SERC at UC Berkeley, Amazon Watch, and International Rivers will be hosting a film screening of the new documentary Belo Monte: After the Flood. Food will be provided.

For seven years, award-winning environmental documentarian Todd Southgate documented the conflicts surrounding Belo Monte – one of the world's most...   More >

Belo Monte: After the Flood film screening and panel discussion

Film - Documentary | April 12 | 5-8 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Water Activism and Water as a Human Right

 Berkeley Water Group

On April 12 from 5-8 p.m. in VLSB 2040, Student Environmental Resource Center - SERC at UC Berkeley, Amazon Watch, and International Rivers will be hosting a film screening of the new documentary Belo Monte: After the Flood. Food will be provided.

For seven years, award-winning environmental documentarian Todd Southgate documented the conflicts surrounding Belo Monte – one of the world's most...   More >

Muhi—Generally Temporary: Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander, Tamir Elterman | Israel, Germany, 2017

Film - Documentary | April 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Muhi, a cherubic Palestinian toddler with a life-threatening illness, was transported to an Israeli hospital as a baby and has lived there ever since. This documentary locates his family’s story within the crucible of the relentless Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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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Family Life (Vida de familia) | Alicia Scherson, Cristián Jiménez | Chile, 2017

Film - Feature | April 12 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

While housesitting for an estranged relative, Martín takes the phrase “make yourself at home” to uncomfortable extremes in this wry exploration of fortysomething malaise.

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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Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Wedding Ring (Zin'naariya!): Rahmatou Keïta Niger, Burkina Faso, | France, 2016

Film - Feature | April 13 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Magaajyia Silberfeld, Aïchatou Moussa, Aïchatou Lamine Fofana,


The Wedding Ring is a rare achievement, a wondrously complex dramatic feature directed by an African woman that explores female desires and empowerment in a traditional Muslim society.

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

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Hermia and Helena: Matías Piñeiro, | Argentina, United States, 2016,

Film - Feature | April 13 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Agustina Muñoz, Maria Villar, Mati Diop.


This quasi-adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which a young theater director comes to New York from Buenos Aires to translate Shakespeare’s play, casts a lasting spell with its ephemeral beauty and unpretentious vitality.

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 14, 2017

Saving Mes Aynak: A Film by Brent E. Huffman: Filmscreening and Discussion with Filmmaker

Film - Documentary | April 14 | 3-5 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Brent E. Huffman, Associate Professor, Northwestern University

 Sanjyot Mehendale, Near Eastern Studies

 Near Eastern Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Buddhist Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

The 2015 documentary Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he tries to save a 5,000-yearold site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition by a Chinese state-owned mining company that is eager to harvest $100 billion worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. The Chinese project directly threatens future discoveries that, according to some, could help...   More >

Life After Life (Zhi fan ye mao) | Zhang Hangyi | China, 2016

Film - Feature | April 14 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Produced by Jia Zhangke, this evocative and poetic ghost story depicts a rapidly disappearing way of life in rural China with a gorgeous visual sensibility and subtly wry humor.

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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Mister Universo | Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel | Austria, Italy, 2016

Film - Feature | April 14 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Tairo Caroli, Wendy Weber, Arthur Robin,

Each night, underneath a threadbare big top, Tairo puts an aging pride of big cats through their paces. Audiences may be dwindling, but the young lion tamer is happy, living a life that he’s dreamed of since he was a little boy. When some trailer park neighbors steal a cherished lucky charm, Tairo, uneasy without it, sets off down the back...   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 Future Perfect (El futuro perfecto) | Nele Wohlatz | Argentina, 2016

Film - Feature | April 14 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Zhang Xiaobin, Saroj Kumar Malik, Jiang Mian.


An eighteen-year-old travels from China to Buenos Aires to join her conservative family and rebels against them by taking a Spanish class, where lessons learned become ways to imagine a “future perfect.”

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 15, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | April 15 | 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 Force | Peter Nicks | United States, 2017

Film - Documentary | April 15 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this powerful, immersive look at a turbulent time in the Oakland Police Department, filmmaker Peter Nicks (The Waiting Room) avoids easy generalizations and upends expectations.

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 Winter (El invierno) | Emiliano Torres | Argentina, France, 2016

Film - Feature | April 15 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this observant, measured feature debut, the onset of winter affects both the aging foreman of a hardscrabble Patagonian sheep ranch and the younger man who comes to work for the season.

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 Ornithologist (O ornitólogo): João Pedro Rodrigues | Portugal, France, Brazil, 2016

Film - Feature | April 15 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, João Pedro Rodrigues,

Following a strapping young ornithologist stranded in the wilderness, this metaphysical (but also very physical) adventure by Portugal’s most idiosyncratic auteur twists St. Anthony of Padua’s legend into a playfully modern shape.

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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