<< Week of November 29 >>

Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Image Makers

Film - Feature | November 25 | 3-4:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s decision to direct this television play was due in large measure to his love of Victor Sjöström’s The Phantom Carriage, which he claims to have seen at least a hundred times, and the project’s intersection of the worlds of theater and film. The scenario takes place in 1920, when Sjöström (Lennart Hjulström) invites Selma Lagerlöf (Anita Björk), author of the novel on which The Phantom...   More >

2001: A Space Odyssey

Film - Feature | November 25 | 3:30-6:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Stanley Kubrick’s 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 space—taking us beyond deep focus into infinite focus—it has never been matched....   More >

Conversation Piece

Film - Feature | November 25 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Burt Lancaster gives “one of the finest performances of his career, perhaps his best since The Leopard” (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times) as an aging American art historian who has retreated from the world into the dark Roman palazzo he inherited from his Italian mother. When he rents the upstairs flat to a Roman matron (Silvana Mangano) and her glibly amoral gigolo (Helmut Berger), his life’s...   More >

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A Film Screening

Film - Documentary | November 27 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 105 | Canceled

 International Refugee Assistance Project, Graduate Assembly

Film Screening, hosted by the International Refugee Assistance Project, of MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. Dinner will be served.

Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s...   More >

Plastic China Screening and Expert Panel Discussion

Film - Documentary | November 27 | 6-8:30 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Al Yeh, Sorter, South Bay Recycling; Joe La Mariana, Executive Director, Rethink Waste; Jennifer Power, Waste Zero Specialist, Recology San Francisco; Kate O’Neill, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Following these families’ daily lives, PLASTIC CHINA explores how this work of recycling plastic waste with their bare hands takes a toll not only on their health, but also their own dilemma of poverty, disease, pollution and death.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Fanny and Alexander

Film - Feature | November 28 | 3:10-6:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s dreamlike family chronicle is set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, where the members of an upper-middle-class theatrical clan are sheltered by their own theatrics from the deepening chaos of the outside world. Bergman has the grace in this most graceful film not to view their histrionics and eccentricities as neuroses. One tumultuous year in the life of the Ekdahl family is viewed through...   More >

Film Screening: The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand

Film - Documentary | November 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This is the first documentary ever produced about the life and gardens of Beatrix Farrand, the most successful female landscape architect in early 20th century America and one of the founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Join us for a special screening and Q&A with the filmmaker, Karyl Evans.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member

 Public Tickets are SOLD OUT - current LAEP students should email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu to attend.

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden Woodlands, Seal Harbor, Maine. Photo Credit: Karyl Evans

The Unimagined Lives of Our Neighbors: Three Films

Film - Feature | November 28 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

What are the experiences that shape the long lives of those we live among? In The Unimagined Lives of Our Neighbors, my ninety-two-year-old neighbor recounts the experience of being one of the first US Navy seamen sent into Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two weeks after the atom bombs were dropped. His intimate testimony is paired here with two films exploring two other catastrophic events of World War...   More >

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Battle Front for the Liberation of Japan—Summer in Sanrizuka

Film - Feature | November 29 | 7-8:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shinsuke Ogawa “has been unaccountably neglected in the Western world. . . . [His is an] extraordinary, incisive, and deeply committed body of work" (Jed Rapfogel, Anthology Film Archives). In 1968, Ogawa and the new filmmaking collective Ogawa Pro “followed a brigade of student activists and joined the growing movement of resistance by the farmers and their allies against the forced eviction...   More >

Friday, November 30, 2018

Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn? screening

Film - Documentary | November 30 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, ROOM 310

 Zachary Stauffer, Investigative Reporting Program

 Graduate School of Journalism, Investigative Reporting Program

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 of the...   More >

  RSVP online by November 30.

The Innocent

Film - Feature | November 30 | 7-9:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A book lying on red satin sheets serves as an appropriate opening image for Visconti’s last work, a film bursting with the abstractions of nineteenth-century philosophy and the concerns of twentieth-century political thought, yet fashioned with all the luxuriant beauty and operatic decadence the master filmmaker could muster. Freethinking aristocrat Tullio (Giancarlo Giannini) seems too concerned...   More >

The Image Makers

Film - Feature | November 30 | 7:30-8:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s decision to direct this television play was due in large measure to his love of Victor Sjöström’s The Phantom Carriage, which he claims to have seen at least a hundred times, and the project’s intersection of the worlds of theater and film. The scenario takes place in 1920, when Sjöström (Lennart Hjulström) invites Selma Lagerlöf (Anita Björk), author of the novel on which The Phantom...   More >

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Persona

Film - Feature | December 1 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The temptation is to take Bergman’s masterpiece for granted. It is probably the most famous of all those modern, post-Pirandellian films concerned with themselves as works of art. It also contains one of the most truly erotic sequences on film, demonstrating what can be done on screen with told material. An actress named Elizabeth (Liv Ullmann) elects to become silent and is put into the care of...   More >