<< Week of October 07 >>

Sunday, October 7, 2018

New Women

Film - Feature | October 7 | 4-5:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by the real-life suicide of actress Ai Xia, New Women pointedly addresses the struggles of China’s urban “new women” to survive independently; tragically, its tale of a talented woman hounded by gossip into suicide was mirrored by the death of its lead actress, the legendary Ruan Lingyu, who would kill herself only months after the film’s release. Ruan plays a strong-willed music teacher...   More >

Monday, October 8, 2018

Arab Film Festival Kickoff: Arab Highlights

Film - Short | October 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

A diverse assembly of shorts that relay cutting-edge work from and about the Arab World. Apartheid, war, Saudi feminism, racial profiling, and analyses of the refugee experience are a few of the themes engaged in the selection, across a sweeping roller coaster ride that yields waves of black humor inasmuch as heart-wrenching drama. For our 22nd edition, our Arab Highlights short film showcase...   More >

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Film Screening of Seeing Allred

Film - Documentary | October 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall, 6th Floor

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

Sophie Sartain (Co-Director and Producer, Seeing Allred) and Kellie McElhaney (Founding Executive Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership) will discuss Sophie's journey into documentary film making, the concept behind Seeing Allred, and the film's importance in today's culture. A screening of Seeing Allred will immediately follow the discussion. Registration required.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Winter Light

Film - Feature | October 10 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Winter Light is the central film in Bergman’s so-called “God trilogy” (with Through a Glass Darkly and The Silence). Gunnar Björnstrand plays the doubting Tomas, pastor of a dwindling rural parish. Tomas is an isolated individual, haunted by “God’s silence” and indifferent to the physical, whether in the person of the schoolmistress Märta (Ingrid Thulin) or Christ himself. When a local fisherman...   More >

Ism, Ism, Ism: Recycled Film in Latin America

Film - Feature | October 10 | 7-8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A 1960 Cuban newsreel (Number 49) shows triumphant supporters of the Revolution atop the former offices of Warner Brothers and United Artists on the island, smashing the signage of those Hollywood distributors with sledgehammers. Over the images of the large, illuminated letters falling one by one, an unseen narrator intones soberly: “for many years, North American films poisoned the screens of...   More >

Thursday, October 11, 2018

SCREENING SERIES: URBAN RIGHTS IN BRAZIL

Film - Series | October 11 | 4-8 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Organized by Laura Belik, Ph.D. Student in Architecture

The Spring River Flows East

Film - Feature | October 11 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Part I: Wartime Separation (Ba nian li luan); Part II: Darkness and Dawn (Tianliang qian-hou). Included on the Hong Kong Film Awards list of the greatest Chinese-language films of all time, this decades-spanning epic has been termed China’s Gone with the Wind. A married couple in Shanghai are separated during the chaos of the 1937 Japanese invasion and the Sino-Japanese War, with their fates...   More >

Friday, October 12, 2018

At Berkeley

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 12-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For his study of the University—which clocks in at more than four hours—Wiseman and his long-time cinematographer John Davey amassed some 250 hours of material over the course of twelve weeks in 2010. The film presents the complexities of the campus from multiple angles, documenting student/faculty interaction inside classrooms, campus protests, and administrative meetings. “A summation of sorts...   More >

Rouge Tears

Film - Feature | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This 1938 talkie remake of The Goddess offers a chance to see how another leading star, Butterfly Wu (Hue Die), interpreted the role made famous by the late Ruan Lingyu. Rouge Tears was made in Hong Kong under British colonial rule, during the flourishing of the Cantonese film industry at the start of the sound era. “It was precisely under such tumultuous and constantly shifting sociopolitical...   More >

[Free Film Screening] Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC) 220

 Laurie Coyle

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Film screening followed by Q+A with Director Laurie Coyle and Maria Moreno’s daughters, Olivia Portugal and Lily DeLa Torre

In Adios Amor, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot — Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. She was the first farmworker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer and...   More >

[FILM SCREENING] Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center #220

 UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, Center for Latino Research Policy, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Department of Ethnic Studies

Film screening followed by Q+A with Director Laurie Coyle and Maria Moreno’s daughters, Olivia Portugal and Lily DeLa Torre

In Adios Amor, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot — Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. She was the first farmworker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer and...   More >

From the Life of the Marionettes

Film - Feature | October 12 | 7:30-9:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of Bergman’s most daring experiments, this bleakly explicit tale of a feuding couple was controversial on its release, but the director said “it belongs to my best films.” Opening with a rare act of physical violence (Bergman’s characters usually prefer to inflict their traumas emotionally), the film tracks backwards along the stab wound that is the protagonists’ marriage. The director’s...   More >

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Buddha Collapsed out of Shame

Film - Feature | October 13 | 5-6:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the screening, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

The Makhmalbaf family’s youngest member, Hana, made her fiction filmmaking debut with this...   More >

'Salam - The First ** Nobel Laureate

Film - Documentary | October 13 | 5-7 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall

 2537 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Cal Pakistani Students Association, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Institute for South Asia Studies

A screening of 'Salam - The First ** Nobel Laureate.'

$3 Early Bird Sales Cal Students (ends Oct 10), $7 Early Bird Sales Non-Cal Students (ends Oct 10), $15 Early Bird Sales Others (ends Oct 10), $5 Regular Sales Cal Students, $10 Non-Cal students, $20 Regular Sales Others

  Tickets go on sale October 3. Buy tickets online

The Leopard

Film - Feature | October 13 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Visconti integrates a family history into a panoramic account of the Risorgimento; revolution informs the most intimate relationships between the aristocrat Fabrizio (Burt Lancaster), his radical nephew Tancredi (Alain Delon), and Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), whose marriage to Tancredi signals the symbolic merging of the classes. “Perhaps no film captures the Proustian aesthetic more firmly,”...   More >