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Friday, July 28, 2017

Don’t Bother to Knock

Film - Feature | July 28 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Nell, a sullen, suppressed spirit more tempted than temptress, is hired to babysit a suburban brat in a Manhattan hotel. Jed, a pilot on layover, sees Nell as an easy landing and glides over to room 807, a bottle in his pocket. Charlotte Armstrong probably didn’t have Marilyn Monroe in mind when she created Nell (or maybe she did: Nell’s last name is Munro); however, Monroe infuses the character...   More >

Sanjuro

Film - Feature | July 28 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This sequel to Yojimbo finds Kurosawa with tongue firmly in cheek as he and Mifune liven up the samurai plotline with a welcome dose of satire and some pointed digs at “the way of the warrior.” Mifune’s Sanjuro is a wandering, remarkably un-noble samurai just looking for a place to sleep and drink (not necessarily in that order), but unfortunately not even he can ignore the plight of several...   More >