Saturday, August 19, 2017
Film - Feature | August 19 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Relating the life of Emily Dickinson, Davies imbues the simple structure of the biopic with the elliptical intensity of poetry. Cynthia Nixon conveys ferocious intelligence and unexpected warmth in her portrayal of the quietly radical poet, who moves through a life of attachments, losses, and private striving, toward an urgent confrontation with eternityall while embedded deep within her family... More >
Film - Feature | August 19 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Free on Our Outdoor Screen!
Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Refreshments available.
The spectacular, one-of-a-kind musical Passing Strange was developed and premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and went on to be a Broadway hit, winning multiple awards including a Tony. Spike Lee captured the show on film, retaining its energy while also taking us behind the scenes. The... More >
Film - Feature | August 19 | 8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Winner of the 1999 Cannes Best Director prize, this affectionate drama of a mothers compassion serves as Almodóvars tribute to his two greatest inspirations: women and film. The tragic death of her son impels Manuela (Cecilia Roth) to find her long-missing husband, a trek that leads her across Madrid and Barcelona, and into the path of several women and men (and men who would be women) who need... More >