Moses and Aaron (Moses und Aaron) | Jean-Marie Straub | West Germany, France, Italy, 1974 Danièle Huillet West Germany, France, Italy, 1974 |
Film - Feature | February 26 | 1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Introduction by Erik Ulman
Gunter Reich, Louis Devos, Roger Lucas,
Acclaimed as one of the best opera films ever made, this adaptation of Schoenbergs 1930s opus represented a labor of love for Straub-Huillet, taking over fifteen years to fund. A camera, a landscape (the Roman Alba Fucense amphitheater), and direct sound recording is all they need to portray the sweeping tale of Biblical belief and punishment, and its framing of the eternal battle between idea and form. A film adaptation simultaneously minimal and completely, overwhelmingly rich in ideas and emotion, Moses and Aaron is a film in which every cut, every framing, every camera movement counts for so much (New Yorker Films).
- Jason Sanders
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