Film - Feature | March 4 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Made to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, October fictionally recreates the revolutions power and fury: so well, in fact, that some of its scenes have been reused in documentaries as the real thing.
Film - Feature | March 4 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A bootleg DVD, an old TV, and beat-up benches are all you need to keep cinema aliveat least in one run-down Burkinabe neighborhoodin Ténos tribute to African hustle and cinephilia. With Christian Bruno and Natalija Vekics Ed and Pauline and Emily Chaos Bruce Takes Dragon Town.
Film - Feature | March 6 | 5-9 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater
Troy Duster, Emeritus, Chancellor's Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Mel Y. Chen, Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley; Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Professor of English, Emory University; Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Public Health, UC Berkeley
Karen Nakamura, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Join us as we revisit Gattacathe dystopian vision of a vastly unequal future that continues to shape our discussions of human genetic technologies 20 years after its release.
Film - Documentary | March 7 | 12:45-2:30 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law
J. Stephen Morrison, Executive Producer, Co-Director, CSIS Global Health Policy Center; Justin Kenny, Co-Director; Rohini Haar, MD, Research Fellow, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law; Elise Baker
Elizabeth Farnsworth, Former Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
Human Rights Center, Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights
Healthcare and humanitarian workers are increasingly in the crosshairs as hospitals and aid centers have become part of the battlefield in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. This documentary examines the crisis, its causes, and the limited international response. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and experts in health and human rights in humanitarian settings.
Film - Feature | March 7 | 7-9 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
A young linguist travels to the jungle of Mexico to research and save a mysterious indigenous language. A language, as he discovers, at the point of disappearing since the last two speakers had a fight fifty years ago and refuse to speak a word with each other. Trying to bring the two old friends back together, he discovers that hidden in the past, in the heart of the jungle, lies a secret... More >
Film - Documentary | March 7 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
A Working Group of international scientists is deciding whether to declare a new geological epoch -- the Anthropocene -- with the Earth shaped more by mankind than nature. Its members tell the story of the Anthropocene and argue whether it's a tragedy, a comedy, or something more surreal. With archival footage, award-winning stills and interviews, [the film] proposes a common secular narrative... More >
Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.
Film - Feature | March 8 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Uprize! revisits South Africas Soweto Uprising, which began as a student rebellion and became a founding moment in the history of anti-apartheid struggle. With Jamaican filmmaker Lebert Bethunes historic 1967 film Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom.
Film - Feature | March 9 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This new documentary explores the life and work of avant-garde sculptor, painter, performance artist, and social activist Joseph Beuys, chronicling his art and ideas about media, community, and capitalism in an intimate way.
Film - Feature | March 10 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Winner of the Best Director prize for Hou Hsiao-hsien at the 2015 Cannes film festival, The Assassin is a mesmerizing slow burn of a martial-arts movie (Variety).
Film - Feature | March 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Two sisters play out dramas of lust and fear in a foreign land where war looms, an emotional landscape forsaken by God. A work of staggering integrity (Chicago Reader).