In Jackson Heights | Frederick Wiseman | United States, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction from Linda Williams, professor emeritus in film and media/rhetoric at UC Berkeley.

Wiseman, who has been making films for fifty years examining institutions as varied as UC Berkeley, a public housing project, a juvenile court, and the National Gallery, turns his attention to an ethnically diverse community in Queens, New York, where 167 languages are spoken. For him, “Visually, it’s an absolute feast.” As the film moves through streets, stores, community centers, and workspaces, this portrait of a neighborhood also documents timely issues around immigration, gentrification, intolerance, and the survival of small businesses.

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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