<< Week of April 16 >>

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Maliglutit (Searchers)| Zacharias Kunuk | Canada, 2016

Film - Feature | April 16 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Benjamin Kunuk, Jocelyne Immaroitok, Karen Ivalu,

Canadian-Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk’s film continues in the breathtaking vein of his unforgettable Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner with a story of cruelty and cold revenge based loosely on John Ford’s The Searchers.

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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Duet | Navid Danesh | Iran, 2016

Film - Feature | April 16 | 3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After a Tehran musician instigates an encounter with his college girlfriend, their lives are thrown into existential crisis. This resonant and moving depiction of the impact the past has on the present is both culturally specific and universal in its reach.

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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Donkeyote | Chico Pereira | Spain, Germany, Scotland, 2017

Film - Feature | April 16 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A Spanish man’s quest to defy barriers and borders by embarking on the Trail of Tears with his donkey by his side is its own quixotic trail of laughter and tears in this winning tale.

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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El mar la mar: Joshua Bonnetta, J. P. Sniadecki | United States, 2017

Film - Feature | April 16 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Weaving breathtaking footage of the Sonoran Desert with eerie off-camera interviews, this film captures the desperation and haunting beauty that the land between Mexico and the United States has come to represent.

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 17, 2017

A Tomb for Khun Srun (2015, 63 mins.)

Film - Documentary | April 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Eric Galmard, Director

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American Studies

This documentary film, directed by Eric Galmard, looks at the life of Khun Srun, a brilliant Cambodian writer who joined the Khmer Rouge in 1973 only to be executed by the regime in 1978. The film aims to bring attention to his literary voice, combined with a present-day focus on his daughter, Khun Khem, the only surviving member of the family.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Film Screening: Wallah Je Te Jure

Film - Documentary | April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 La Dolce Vita Italian Studies Club

 Department of Italian Studies

La Dolce Vita Italian Studies Club invites you to a screening of the documentary "Wallah Je Te Jure". The film tells the stories of men and women traveling along West African migration routes to Italy.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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

Film - Series | April 19 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for African Studies

Set primarily in rural Mississippi, the film explores interracial romance between African Americans and Indian Americans in the United States.

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Documentary Film Screening: Island of Shadows: The Struggle for Worker’s Rights in South Korea

Film - Documentary | April 19 | 7-9:30 p.m. |  University Lutheran Chapel

 2425 College Ave., Berkeley, CA

 Jinsook Kim, Activist and organizer; Jeong Keun Kim, Director, Island of Shadows

 UC Berkeley Center for Korean Studies, UC Berkeley Labor Center

Jinsook Kim, a female welder, emerged as a key figure in the “democratic” labor movement of South Korea in the 1990s as one of the most committed leaders of the metal workers’ union movement. In recent decades she has become the champion of irregular workers. Learn about the ongoing struggle for worker’s right in South Korea from Ms. Kim and from the documentary film, Island of Shadows, which...   More >

Here Come the Videofreex: Jon Nealon, Jenny Raskin | United States, 2015

Film - Documentary | April 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover the forgotten story of the Videofreex collective, some of the first activists to use videotape as a tool for activism, protest, and self-representation.

With special guest Mary Curtis Ratcliff, past member of Videofreex

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, April 20, 2017

Finding Oscar: Preview Screening

Film - Documentary | April 20 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Ryan Suffern, Director; Roxanna Altholz, Associate Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic; Eric Stover, Faculty Director, Human Rights Center

 Human Rights Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Graduate School of Journalism

From the producer of Sully and The Armstrong Lie, this documentary starts with a forgotten massacre during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war in which a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. A Q&A with the director, Eric Stover and Roxanna Altholz will follow. Refreshments will be served.

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Workers, Peasants (Operai, Contadini): Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | Italy, France, 2000

Film - Feature | April 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Angela Nugara, Giacinto Di Pascoli, Giampaolo Cassarino, Enrico Achilli,

A roster of nonprofessional actors from Pisa bring to life a famed Marxist novella, Women of Messina, in Straub-Huillet’s stunning treatise on community and opposition. With short Incantati.

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, April 21, 2017

African Film Festival 2017: Martha and Niki

Film - Series | April 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 2011 two young Afro-Swedish women took on the macho world of competitive hip-hop dance—and won. Niki Tsappos, born in Ethiopia and adopted by Swedish parents, and Martha Nabwire, a more recent immigrant from Uganda, are best friends whose skills and teamwork knock audiences and competitors—especially men—for a loop. (“Guys always want to be in charge,” they note.) Boasting some amazing...   More >

Luminous Procuress | Steven Arnold | United States, 1971

Film - Documentary | April 21 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

World Premiere of Restored 16mm Print


The legendary, gender-obliterating funfest unleashed by the cantankerous cross-dressing Cockettes shines on in this immaculate restored print.

With guests: Steve Said, Rumi Missabu, Tsvi Strauch and Vishnu Dass

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 22, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | April 22 | 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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My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond: Catherine Ryan, Gary Weimberg | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 22 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This biography-cum-scientific adventure is a fascinating, engaging voyage into the human brain and the work of UCB professor emeritus Marian Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience.

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 Circus | Charlie Chaplin | United States, 1928

Film - Feature | April 22 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Little Tramp becomes an accidental clown in this lesser-known but irresistibly funny Chaplin film.

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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Shadows | John Cassavetes | United States, 1959

Film - Feature | April 22 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Time never caught up with Cassavetes’s first film; his tale of three black Manhattanites is still inherently hip, mordantly funny, terribly sad, and very New York.

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 Clock: Notions of Cinematic Temporality

Film - Feature | April 22 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alexander Horwath will be giving an introduction.

Time is the concept behind this program of archival shorts and excerpts that tell a surrealist-populist story of the twentieth century. With pieces by Josef von Sternberg, Robert Frank, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 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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