<< Week of July 30 >>

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Mill and the Cross

Film - Feature | July 30 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

(Mlyn i krzyz). In his wonderfully creative cinematic interpretation of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s masterpiece The Way to Calvary (at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna), director Lech Majewski utilizes film and computer technologies to create a multilayered world of sixteenth-century Flanders under the brutal Spanish occupation. Majewski goes “inside a masterpiece, and [creates] a new one in...   More >

Two Men in Manhattan

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Before the so-called New Wave, père Melville went his own experimental way with this low-budget film set in the heart of the Asphalt Jungle, New York. Melville’s Manhattan is how he found it, “as dark as it is beautiful.” A French journalist (played by Melville himself) and a photographer follow the story of a missing French diplomat who, it seems, has died in the apartment of his mistress. The...   More >

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bending the Arc

Film - Documentary | August 2 | 3:45-7 p.m. |  Albany Twin

 1115 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Pedro Kos, Filmmaker, Global Oneness Project

 Kief Davidson, Filmmaker, Park Pictures

 Public Health, School of, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Thirty years ago, a group of young, enthusiastic, and caring friends came together with a goal that was both simple and complex: to provide health care for all, particularly the poor in the developing world. This inspiring documentary charts the success of Partners in Health, an NGO which builds hospitals and delivers health care throughout the world as they work to bend the arc toward justice.

$15

  Tickets go on sale June 20. Buy tickets online or by calling 415-621-0556

Yojimbo

Film - Feature | August 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In one of his best-known roles, Toshiro Mifune plays the boisterous, bullying, amoral ronin (masterless samurai) who calls himself simply Sanjuro (“Thirty Years Old”). When Sanjuro wanders into a town terrorized by an ongoing war between two factions, he decides to make a fistful of ryo—and have a little fun—by cleaning up the place....   More >

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Le doulos

Film - Feature | August 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A Melvillean roundabout of ambiguity and betrayal in the underworld: Serge Reggiani is an ex-con who suspects his friend of being a stool pigeon—un doulos or finger man in French slang—and shoots him. Enter Jean-Paul Belmondo, the finger man; or is he? As in Bob le flambeur and Le Samouraï, the gangsters display an impassive, underplayed demeanor, increasing a sense of equivocation in characters...   More >

Friday, August 4, 2017

Ride the Pink Horse

Film - Feature | August 4 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

When Lucky Gagin, a luckless veteran played by Robert Montgomery, steps from the interstate bus, he is greeted by a flashing neon sign: “Buenos Dias. Howdy.” The border town, known generically as San Pablo, is an indistinct zone of amalgamated cultures—Mexican Americans, gringos, and local Pueblo Indians—though it bears distinct resemblance to the Santa Fe of Dorothy B. Hughes’s 1946 novel....   More >

The Hanged Man

Film - Feature | August 4 | 8:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Siegel’s economical, no-nonsense direction in this early made-for-TV movie adaptation of Ride the Pink Horse (1946) is exciting in itself and well suited to Hughes’s clipped prose (her “dread dream”). Santa Fe at fiesta is now New Orleans but there’s no magic in Mardi Gras, only masked threat. Robert Culp does his best Robert Ryan, sloughing off aid or empathy in the role of Harry Pace, in town...   More >

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Le doulos

Film - Feature | August 5 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A Melvillean roundabout of ambiguity and betrayal in the underworld: Serge Reggiani is an ex-con who suspects his friend of being a stool pigeon—un doulos or finger man in French slang—and shoots him. Enter Jean-Paul Belmondo, the finger man; or is he? As in Bob le flambeur and Le Samouraï, the gangsters display an impassive, underplayed demeanor, increasing a sense of equivocation in characters...   More >

Julieta

Film - Feature | August 5 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on three stories by Alice Munro, Almodóvar’s most recent film finds the great director in an autumnal mood, stripping away his more manic and surreal touches to linger instead on intimacy and solitude in a mother’s life. With a successful career and attentive lover, the middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suárez) still has a sorrow she cannot share. An unexpected letter triggers a breakdown, and an...   More >