<< Week of April 23 >>

Sunday, April 23, 2017

"I was the Terrorist" Film Screening: Hosted by EarthGathering and Nikkei Student Union

Film - Documentary | April 23 | 12:45-3 p.m. | 20 Barrows Hall

 Miho Aida, EarthGathering

 Nikkei Student Union

12:45 pm: Doors open & Okinawa sanshin live music
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Film screening & discussion with director Hanayo Oya

This is a FREE event. Donations at the door will be appreciated.

From Okinawa, Japan - hear the story of a former U.S. Marine who joined Okinawan residents protesting in opposition to the construction of U.S. bases on their island. The documentary reveals the...   More >

FREE Donations are appreciated.

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Fortini/Cani | Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | Italy, 1976

Film - Feature | April 23 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Franco Lattes

Straub-Huillet’s aesthetic of spoken word plus projected image, history plus landscape, was boiled to its essence in this cine-essay featuring legendary Italian New Left figure Franco Fortini. With Lothringen!, based on novels byMaurice Barrès.

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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Faces | John Cassavetes | United States, 1968

Film - Feature | April 23 | 4:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Gena Rowlands, John Marley, and Seymour Cassel star in this unflinching night-long journey through a marriage on the rocks, a film “against all people that know and for people that just feel” (Cassavetes).

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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Amarcord | Federico Fellini | Italy, 1974

Film - Feature | April 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Pupella Maggio, Magali Noel, Armando Brancia, Bruno Zanin,


In Amarcord, Fellini evokes a year in the life of the small Italian coastal town of Rimini in the mid-1930s with free-spirited fantasy, bittersweet comedy, and intimate detail....   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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Monday, April 24, 2017

Vittorio De Sica, Two Women

Film - Feature | April 24 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 (auditorium)

 Marco Grossi

 Maria Grazia Affinito

 Institute of European Studies, Human Rights Center, Italian Society at Berkeley, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

What does sexual violence look like when it becomes a war strategy? Join us and help to support a film fest and prestigious panel about an historic case of sexual violence during World War II and a new Berkeley initiative to combat impunity today.

 This film is presented in Italian with English subtitles, and includes graphic scenes of war.

Vittorio De Sica, Two Women

Film - Feature | April 24 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 (auditorium)

 Marco Grossi

 Maria Grazia Affinito

 Institute of European Studies, Human Rights Center, Italian Society at Berkeley, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

What does sexual violence look like when it becomes a war strategy? Join us and help to support a film fest and prestigious panel about an historic case of sexual violence during World War II and a new Berkeley initiative to combat impunity today.

 This film is presented in Italian with English subtitles, and includes graphic scenes of war.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Still Tomorrow

Film - Documentary | April 25 | 7-10 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Fan Jian, Documentary Filmmaker; Professor Linda Williams, Departments of Film Studies and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley

 Datong Society of China Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley

Still Tomorrow (yaoyaohuanghuang de renjian), directed by Fan Jian. is based on the story of an unusual Chinese poet—Yu Xiuhua.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6254446/

Yu Xiuhua was a peasant woman poet. She was born in a small village in Hubei Province, China in 1976, with cerebral palsy, author of a 2015 poem “Crossing Half of the Country to Sleep with You.”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Queen of Katwe | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | April 26 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for African Studies

The colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.

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Dinner and a Movie: A Screening of the Waiting Room: with director Peter Nicks

Film - Documentary | April 26 | 7-9 p.m. | 60 Barrows Hall

 Peter Nicks

 Cal Undergraduate Public Health Coalition

Please join the Cal Undergraduate Public Health Coalition for dinner and a movie, plus a question and answer session with The Waiting Room’s director, Peter Nicks.

The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film – using a blend...   More >

African Film Festival 2017: Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy

Film - Series | April 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The acclaimed Chadian director of Daratt and A Screaming Man turns to documentary with this moving work on his country’s healing and reconciliation, miraculously filmed while its former dictator Hissein Habré was standing trial for war crimes. Habré promised greatness for Chad, but like those of so many other dictators, his regime descended into paranoia and oppression, with countless people...   More >

Giuseppe De Santis, Under the Olive Tree

Film - Feature | April 26 | 8-10:30 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Institute of European Studies, Italian Society at Berkeley, Human Rights Center, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Department of Gender and Women's Studies, ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

A program in the series "A Tale of Two Women: From Postwar Italian Cinema to Human Rights Today," April 24-27 at UC Berkeley and The Marsh Theater

Thursday, April 27, 2017

African Film Festival 2017: Kiki

Film - Series | April 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New York City’s vibrant ballroom art form/subculture may have entered mainstream consciousness in the 1990s with Madonna’s “Vogue” video and Paris Is Burning, but the scene is as alive as ever today, and even more necessary. Led by LGBTQ youth of color, the activist Kiki scene still boasts the balls, dances, and fashions, but also provides peer-led support and family structures within its...   More >

FIlm Showing: KIKI @ BAMPFA

Film - Documentary | April 27 | 7-9 p.m. |  BAMPFA is located at 2155 Center Street, between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue, in downtown Berkeley.

 College of Environmental Design

Showing of the documentary Kiki with the filmmaker Sara Jordenö, in conversation

Friday, April 28, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | April 28 | 4 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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FORGETTING VIETNAM, a film by Trinh Minh-ha

Film - Documentary | April 28 | 5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender

Center for Race & Gender Special Film Presentation

FORGETTING VIETNAM
a film by Prof. Trinh T. Minh-ha
Gender & Women’s Studies and Rhetoric

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017
5:00 pm
Multicultural Community Center
MLK, Jr. Student Union Building, UC Berkeley
(Location is wheelchair accessible. Event organized by the CRG Arts & Humanities Initiative.)

Touching on a trauma of international...   More >

African Film Festival 2017: Ayiti Mon Amour

Film - Series | April 28 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Documentary meets magical neorealism in the Haitian-born filmmaker Guetty Felin’s gorgeous tribute to the resilience and beauty of her homeland, set five years after its devastating 2010 earthquake. The ruins and rubble remain, as do the protests over government corruption, yet amidst the debris magic still can be found: a grieving young man can discover he powers the currents, or an author can...   More >

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | April 29 | 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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Amarcord | Federico Fellini | Italy, 1974

Film - Feature | April 29 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Pupella Maggio, Magali Noel, Armando Brancia, Bruno Zanin,

In Amarcord, Fellini evokes a year in the life of the small Italian coastal town of Rimini in the mid-1930s with free-spirited fantasy, bittersweet comedy, and intimate detail

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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Festival Express |Bob Smeaton | UK, 2003

Film - Feature | April 29 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Film will screen on BAMPFA's outdoor screen on Addison Street

With an introduction by Nicholas Meriwether


Festival Express tells the story of the 1970 cross-Canada train tour of some of the most popular musicians of the day. Unlike in standard music festivals where performers came together for a couple of hours or days, the participants in this tour all traveled together on the...   More >

Admission to this film is free

Minnie and Moskowitz | John Cassavetes | United States, 1971

Film - Feature | April 29 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery, Timothy Carey

Cassavetes’s take on the screwball comedy stars Gena Rowlands as Minnie, a beautiful, refined museum employee unlucky in love.

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