Sunday, February 17, 2019
Film - Feature | February 17 | 1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
At once the Expressionist portrayal of its timesthe malaise of postWorld War I Berlinand a breathtaking detective story, this silent masterpiece gives us the sensational adventures of the great unknown, the man who holds all the cards: Dr. Mabuse, the master of disguises. In the frenetic and duplicitous city, Mabuse (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) constantly reinvents his own identity (he is the... More >
Film - Feature | February 17 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Part II of Langs epic thriller traces a web of stories and details Mabuses descent. Everyone (his victims, his lover, the states attorney who resolutely pursues him) has become, at some point, spectator of his terrifying will. Only at the end, when the system sustaining his authority is breached, will the mastermind become the spectator of his own nightmares.
Film - Feature | February 17 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jia Zhangke takes on the collateral damage of Chinas maniacal growth. Four violent deeds are ripped from the headlines and explosively restaged to illustrate everyday citizens pushed to the edge . . . of the economy. Taking cues from wuxia legend King Hu, A Touch of Sin links the lore of martial arts to base survival in contemporary China. Stunning in their visual charge, the four overlapping... More >