Friday, August 24, 2018
Film - Feature | August 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Le Trou denounces injustice and celebrates solidarity, leaving you to ponder what happens when those values collide (J. Hoberman, New York Times). Beckers last film, Le trou is one of the great prison escape films, and a profound meditation on freedom and confinement that exists in the same spiritual screen realm as Renoirs Grand Illusion and Bressons A Man Escaped (Telluride Film... More >
Film - Feature | August 24 | 8:45-10:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The eighty-three-year-old Antonioni returned to filmmaking after a ten-year absence (triggered by a debilitating stroke that left him unable to speak) with this resolutely idiosyncratic treatise on that most old-fashioned of themes: beauty. Its four separate episodes, set in France and Italy, are based on stories in Antonionis collection That Bowling Alley on the Tiber: Tales of a Director.