Film - Feature | November 11 | 3:30-4:40 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Perhaps the purest expression of one of Porumboius favorite themes, rules vs. freedom, Infinite Football documents an unassuming bureaucrat with a unique extracurricular passion. Inspired by a life-changing injury he suffered playing soccer as a teen, Laurentiu Ginghină embarked on a quixotic quest to improve the game. Varietys Jessica Kiang observes, His endlessly evolving ideas for... More >
Film - Feature | November 11 | 7-8:40 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The first Iranian film to deal with the small-scale, the unredeemed, and the unheroic (Hamidreza Sadr). An extraordinary film marking the beginning of the Iranian New Wave, The Cow is a portrait of village life where isolation and the most extreme poverty create their own abiding social structure. The story moves from tragedy to absurdity without a wink of the eye: this is the thoroughly... More >
Film - Feature | November 14 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Cries and Whispers depicts the final day of Agnes (Harriet Andersson), who lies in bed with cancer. Her most dear onesher sisters, Maria (Liv Ullmann) and Karin (Ingrid Thulin), and a companion, Anna (Kari Sylwan)watch over her. In a film as formal as a clocks tick, Bergman restricts his palette to colors of blood, his close-ups to the image of the soul. The four women want strength to face... More >
Film - Feature | November 14 | 7-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Larry Clarks portrayal of black insurgency is a rediscovered masterpiece. The film opens in 1945 with a young boy playing in his Chicago neighborhood and then follows the adult Jita-Hadi as a returning Marine with heightened political consciousness. It imagines a postWatts rebellion state of siege and an organized black underground plotting revolution. With sound excerpts from the 1968 HUAC... More >
Film - Documentary | November 14 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall
A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons. When a private security firm is reluctantly brought in to protect the residents from a recent spate of petty crime, it unleashes the fears, anxieties, and resentments of a divided... More >
Film - Documentary | November 15 | 7-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In partnership with BAMPFA and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, the Institute of European Studies presents a special screening of the "Ciné-tracts," a selection of experimental short films by Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, and others, created amid the strikes and protests of May 1968 in Paris.
"Ciné-tracts" is part of the "Global Cinema and 1968" series, guest curated... More >
Film - Feature | November 16 | 3:30-6:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Stanley Kubricks cinematic milestone was in every sense an experimental film, harnessing the widescreen, epic format for an intensely metaphysical, ultimately very personal use. 2001 was conceived less as a science fiction narrative than as an experience in space and time. As a re-creation of the dimensions of outer spacetaking us beyond deep focus into infinite focusit has never been matched.... More >
Film - Documentary | November 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium
The Investigative Reporting Program is hosting a free screening of the documentary Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?.
Lt. Wes Van Dorn, a 29-year-old U.S. Naval Academy graduate and the father of two young sons, died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed off the coast of Virginia during a 2014 training exercise. Motivated by her grief, his wife Nicole sought an explanation for the cause... More >
RSVP online by November 16.
Film - Series | November 16 | 6-9 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall
Want to know more about international cinema and learn more about other cultures? Join the office of Andy Theocharous for the International Movie Night. We will screen different movies starting at 6pm. You are free to come and stop by whenever you want and watch the movie you desire. Snacks will be provided!
The festival will be held in Dwinelle Hall classrooms 215, 219, and 223.
Film - Feature | November 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Typical of Porumboius cinema, When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism deals with the rules of the game, but the game here is filmmaking and the rules, expounded upon at length by director Paul (Bogdan Dumitrache) to actor Alina (Diana Avramut), range from the limits on the length of a shot to the requirement for a nude scene. Consisting of fourteen static shots, When Evening Falls... More >
Film - Feature | November 16 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bergmans eccentric made-for-television drama is both a fond tribute to Swedish silent cinema and an autumnal look back at the directors own career. In a Swedish insane asylum in 1925, a lunatic engineer teams with another patient to create a film, a living talkie, based on their own obsessions. Soon they have a cast, a crew, and even a tour across the country. All of Bergmans great... More >
Film - Series | November 1 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions | Screenings at different locations: November 1-4 (San Francisco) November 17 (Palo Alto)
The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 1-4 and November 17, 2018).
Film - Feature | November 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Vigo was often called the cinemas Rimbaud, not only for his youth, but also for his passionate sincerity, rich imagery, and directness of language. Zero for Conduct, based on the directors childhood experiences, is cruel, playful, and exuberant, and filled with unexpected gags and observations. Set in a boarding school, the loose but emotionally charged story creates a model of rebellion,... More >
Film - Feature | November 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Part of the "1968 and Global Cinema" series, guest curated by IES Visiting Scholar Christina Gerhardt
Soleil Ô, which takes its title from a West Indies song about the pain of Africans enslaved in the Caribbean, is a powerful depiction of immigrant experience, focused on a laborer who moves to Paris from West Africa in hopes of a better life. Instead he encounters a new iteration of slavery,... More >