<< Week of September 24 >>

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Serenade for Haiti

Film - Feature | September 24 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Music is our refuge,” says a student at the Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “With music . . . we feel we are in another world, far from troubles.” Owsley Brown’s vibrant documentary recognizes the troubles but celebrates the refuge, testifying to the role that music can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances. Shot in...   More >

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Film - Feature | September 24 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Observing her mother and her aunts while growing up, Chantal Akerman became aware of the way in which the unending repetition of domestic duties became a proxy for emotion and self-expression. In Jeanne Dielman Akerman, cinematographer Babette Mangolte, and a predominantly female crew depict three days in the life of a middle-aged widow, Jeanne (Delphine Seyrig), living alone with her teenage...   More >

Monday, September 25, 2017

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Guangzhou Dream Factory

Film - Documentary | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Erica Marcus, filmmaker

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Center for African Studies

Guangzhou, a.k.a. Canton, is southern China’s centuries-old trading port. Today the booming metropolis of 14 million is a mecca of mass consumption, its vast international trading centers crammed with every “Made in China” good imaginable. Every year more than half a million Africans travel to Guangzhou where they buy goods to sell back in Africa. Over time, some have chosen to stay, and for...   More >

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Chavela

Film - Series | September 27 | 6-8 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 Center for Latin American Studies

Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas.

 Please note: This film contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Chavela Vargas. (Photo © Ysunza/Courtesy of Music Box Films.)

Amos Gitai - Screening of Film “Disengagement”

Film - Documentary | September 27 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, SEPT 27, 6:30pm. Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will be on hand for the film screening with Q&amp;A to follow. The Public is welcome.

Portraits and Protests

Film - Feature | September 27 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Abigail Child worked as a shipper at Canyon Cinema in 1977 and 1978. For her, “It was a time to look closely at films on the rewinds, or stay late and get a preview of incoming films. After that, I became coeditor with Henry Hills of Cinemanews magazine, and ultimately an editor of [at least] one edition.” This program features works made by Canyon members between 1970 and 1981—a diary film, a...   More >

Thursday, September 28, 2017

In This Our Life

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In In This Our Life, Bette Davis delivers what James Baldwin refers to as a “ruthlessly accurate” portrayal of a spoiled, amoral Southern girl. Thoroughly convinced of the protection that her wealth, color, and sex afford her, she callously blames her black chauffeur for a fatal hit-and-run accident for which she herself was responsible, going so far as to try to solicit the young man to plead...   More >

Friday, September 29, 2017

Il Boom

Film - Feature | September 29 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Billed as “The Unseen Film by Vittorio De Sica,” Il Boom finally receives its long overdue US theatrical release. Written by the director’s longtime collaborator Cesare Zavattini, Il Boom is a hilarious sendup that critiques Italy’s economic miracle of the early 1960s. While the Roman elite enjoy the material rewards of success, De Sica’s biting satire follows the challenges faced by...   More >

The Chase

Film - Feature | September 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the small Texas oil town of Tarl, disquiet bubbles up like black gold from a dark underground reserve, while out in the rough countryside, Bubber Reeves (Robert Redford), an escaped convict, is making his way through the brush toward home. The rumors of his return set in motion all manner of vicious gossip in a town already heaped in hanky-panky. After all, it’s a hot summer night and the...   More >

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The General

Film - Feature | September 30 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this masterpiece of silent comedy based on a true incident of the Civil War, Buster Keaton is a railway engineer who is rejected by the Confederate army and thought a coward by his girlfriend. When a small band of Union soldiers penetrates far behind Confederate lines to steal a locomotive, he sets off in hot pursuit, resulting in one of the most harrowing and hilarious chases ever filmed....   More >

Serenade for Haiti

Film - Feature | September 30 | 6:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Music is our refuge,” says a student at the Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “With music . . . we feel we are in another world, far from troubles.” Owsley Brown’s vibrant documentary recognizes the troubles but celebrates the refuge, testifying to the role that music can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances. Shot in...   More >

Spring in a Small Town

Film - Feature | September 30 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Named a formative influence by filmmakers like Wong Kar-wai and Zhang Yimou, voted the best Chinese film of all time in a poll of Chinese critics, and with a visual panache often compared to Ophuls, Antonioni, and Welles, Fei Mu’s 1948 gem possesses a melancholy beauty all its own. In the ruins of a bombed-out country estate, a sorrowful husband lives in the past, while his beautiful wife pines...   More >