<< July 2017 >>

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Film Screening - Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo

Film - Documentary | July 9 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

BLUE ALCHEMY: Stories of Indigo is a feature-length documentary about indigo, a blue
 dye that has captured the human imagination for millennia. It is also about people who are reviving indigo in projects that are intended to improve life in their communities, preserve cultural integrity, improve the environment, and bring beauty to the world. BLUE ALCHEMY was filmed in India, Japan,...   More >

$25, $20 Garden members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Monday, July 24, 2017

Bending the Arc

Film - Documentary | July 24 | 5:15-8 p.m. |  Castro Theater

 429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

 Pedro Kos, Filmmaker, Global Oneness Project

 Kief Davidson, Filmmaker, Park Pictures

 Public Health, School of, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Thirty years ago, a group of young, enthusiastic, and caring friends came together with a goal that was both simple and complex: to provide health care for all, particularly the poor in the developing world. This inspiring documentary charts the success of Partners in Health, an NGO which builds hospitals and delivers health care throughout the world as they work to bend the arc toward justice.

$15

  Tickets go on sale June 20. Buy tickets online or by calling 415-621-0556

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

High and Low

Film - Feature | July 26 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kurosawa’s adaptation of an American detective novel is both a superb, suspenseful thriller, and a Dostoyevskian metaphysical probe into the ambiguities of guilt and innocence. In one of his finest performances, Toshiro Mifune portrays a wealthy executive who must pay ransom for the release of his chauffeur’s son when the boy is mistaken for his son by a kidnapper. Kurosawa creates a constant,...   More >

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 >

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The First Teacher

Film - Feature | July 29 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Andrei Konchalovsky’s debut feature is “expressed with a deft simplicity of style and rare quality of emotion” (Michel Ciment). The First Teacher spares no illusions in showing the hardships and hostility encountered by a former Red Army soldier in a rural Central Asian locale (today’s Kyrgyzstan), where he is sent to teach. Although he himself is not well educated, his strength is his belief in...   More >

West Side Story

Film - Feature | July 29 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Free on Our Outdoor Screen!

Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and come early for live music with the All of Us trio playing favorites from the musical at 7:00! Refreshments available.

“When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way . . .” In West Side Story, the gang’s all here: the Jets and their neighborhood nemesis the Sharks in the back alleys of late-fifties NYC. They’re finger-snappin’...   More >

Panique

Film - Feature | July 29 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on a novel by Georges Simenon, Panique adapts the elements of classic film noir—a murder, a femme fatale, a romantic obsession, a frame-up, all rendered in unforgiving black-and-white—into bitter and brilliant satire. Michel Simon plays Monsieur Hire, né Hirovich, an observant loner whose awkward, faintly supercilious demeanor keeps him at a distance from his neighbors. His attraction to a...   More >

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Mill and the Cross

Film - Feature | July 30 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

(Mlyn i krzyz). In his wonderfully creative cinematic interpretation of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s masterpiece The Way to Calvary (at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna), director Lech Majewski utilizes film and computer technologies to create a multilayered world of sixteenth-century Flanders under the brutal Spanish occupation. Majewski goes “inside a masterpiece, and [creates] a new one in...   More >

Two Men in Manhattan

Film - Feature | July 30 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Before the so-called New Wave, père Melville went his own experimental way with this low-budget film set in the heart of the Asphalt Jungle, New York. Melville’s Manhattan is how he found it, “as dark as it is beautiful.” A French journalist (played by Melville himself) and a photographer follow the story of a missing French diplomat who, it seems, has died in the apartment of his mistress. The...   More >