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Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Spiders, Part 1: The Golden Lake

Film - Feature | December 30 | 3-4:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lang’s extravagant The Spiders shares affinities with other serials of its day, notably those made by Louis Feuillade in France and by Louis J. Gasnier and Donald MacKenzie in the US. Lang also drew inspiration from sensational newspaper items and contemporary pulp fiction. The story begins in a high-society club in San Francisco where Kay Hoog, an American sportsman, tells of a message he found...   More >

The Spiders, Part 2: The Diamond Ship

Film - Feature | December 30 | 4:45-6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This second installment of The Spiders continues the characters’ continent-crossing pursuit of a diamond-shaped head of Buddha that is supposed to make the woman who wears it ruler of Asia. Lang indulges in the exotic and creates mysterious, labyrinthine architectural sets, with caves, underground chambers, and vaults serving The Spiders as clandestine meeting places.

Persona

Film - Feature | December 30 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The temptation is to take Bergman’s masterpiece for granted. It is probably the most famous of all those modern, post-Pirandellian films concerned with themselves as works of art. It also contains one of the most truly erotic sequences on film, demonstrating what can be done on screen with told material. An actress named Elizabeth (Liv Ullmann) elects to become silent and is put into the care of...   More >

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Decolonize the Imagination: Future Landscapes with Tosha Stimage

Film - Feature | January 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Do you ever imagine that the world could be radically different for generations to come? Future Landscapes is a practical community exercise engaging difficult social problems through dialogue and art. Interdisciplinary artist Tosha Stimage leads a collage and weaving workshop that focuses on imagining the reconstruction of historical, social, and geographic inequity.

Tosha Stimage’s work...   More >