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Critic’s choice

Film: Solaris

Thursday, August 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
On the planet Solaris, scientists believe the ocean’s surface has an intelligence that can absorb human memory and materialize the objects of our thoughts. Psychologist Chris Kelvin joins the veteran cosmonauts in the Solaris project only to find them maddened from years of literally cohabitating with their unconscious desires.MORE about <em>Solaris</em>

Solaris

Music: Alela Diane + Kelly McFarling

Thursday, August 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Alela Diane + Kelly McFarling.MORE about Alela Diane + Kelly McFarling

Lecture: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon and Jacquelynn Baas in Conversation

Thursday, August 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Barbara Stauffacher Solomon talks about her new Art Wall with former BAMPFA director Jacquelynn Baas, who curated the project. They will address the artist’s long and innovative career and her retrospective assessment of Supergraphics, which she created by mixing Swiss graphic design principles with West Coast Pop stylings, and shaped the history of design.MORE about Barbara Stauffacher Solomon and Jacquelynn Baas in Conversation

Film: All These Women

Friday, August 17 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Ingmar Bergman’s first film in color is set in the music world and is a satire about pompous males and the women who stroke their vanity.MORE about <em>All These Women</em>

Dance: Black Life - Brontez Purnell

Friday, August 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Enjoy a performance by renowned Oakland dancer, musician, and author Brontez Purnell. Purnell has been publishing, performing, and curating in the Bay Area for over ten years.MORE about Black Life - Brontez Purnell

Conference: UC Berkeley Aging Research and Technology Innovation Summit

Friday, August 17 | 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Stanley Hall
Enjoy a day of speakers, awards, poster sessions, and networking focused on cutting-edge aging research and technologies. The UC Berkeley Aging Research and Technology Innovation Summit will highlight the educational and research mission of the University of California and its diverse and significant impact on improving the well-being of older adults.MORE about UC Berkeley Aging Research and Technology Innovation Summit

Film: The Mirror

Saturday, August 18 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Shards of memories — dreams of an individual, collective nightmares—do not merely haunt Andrei Tarkovsky's most challenging work, they are the film, which invents, as Ingmar Bergman noted, “a new language, true to the nature of film . . . life as a dream.”MORE about <em>The Mirror</em>

Lecture: Controlling electron beams with lasers

Saturday, August 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
On a microscopic level, every function of life is performed by biological macromolecules. To understand how these molecular machines work, it is necessary to know the three-dimensional structure of their constituent protein complexes. MORE about Controlling electron beams with lasers

Film: Identification of a Woman

Sunday, August 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
By the eighties, for Michelangelo Antonioni to make a love story is necessarily to make a mystery, as well as a bit of science fiction. Identification of a Woman centers around an improbability: Niccolo, a film director, is searching for both the perfect star and the perfect woman in his life.MORE about <em>Identification of a Woman</em>

Film: In the White City

Sunday, August 19 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
One of the key works of eighties European cinema, Alain Tanner’s poem/film in praise of solitude and the flâneur finds a protagonist able to happily unmoor himself from work and consumerist obligation, and to instead spend time “sleeping, walking, dreaming.”MORE about <em>In the White City</em>

Reception: BCNM Fall 2018 Open House

Tuesday, August 21 | 4:30-6 p.m. | BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Join the Berkeley Center for New Media for the annual open house. BCNM invites students, faculty and staff to check out some of the exciting new media research taking place on campus.MORE about BCNM Fall 2018 Open House

Music: Young Musicians Choral Orchestra

Tuesday, August 21 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Young Musicians Choral Orchestra - Jazz Big Band.MORE about Young Musicians Choral Orchestra

Film: L’avventura

Wednesday, August 22 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
While exploring a volcanic island on a yachting expedition, a troubled young woman named Anna disappears, leaving her lover Sandro (Gabriele Ferzetti) and close friend Claudia (Monica Vitti) to search in vain, and fall in love. L’avventura unfolds against Anna’s very palpable absence, a love story in a void.MORE about <em>L’avventura</em>

Film: Stalker

Thursday, August 23 | 7-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A sci-fi tale that unwinds in the environs of the soul takes the form of a nightmarish quest for nothing less than truth itself. A writer and a scientist follow a shaven-headed “stalker” into forbidden territory, a dangerous wilderness known as the Zone.MORE about <em>Stalker</em>

Stalker

Lecture: The Handmaid's Tale Escapes from Its Book, Margaret Atwood

Thursday, August 23 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Margaret Atwood's classic, and timely, novel The Handmaid's Tale has been selected as the focus of this year's On the Same Page program at UC Berkeley. Atwood will kick off the program with a lecture in the first week of classes, giving food for thought to animate and inform ongoing discussions of her work throughout the fall term.MORE about <em>The Handmaid's Tale</em> Escapes from Its Book, Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

Music: Tyler Ramsey + The Suitcase Junket

Thursday, August 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Tyler Ramsey + The Suitcase Junket.MORE about Tyler Ramsey + The Suitcase Junket

Tyler Ramsey

Film: Le trou

Friday, August 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jacques Becker’s last film, Le trou is one of the great prison escape films, and a profound meditation on freedom and confinement.MORE about <em>Le trou</em>

Tour: Summer Bird Walk

Friday, August 24 | 9:30-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come check in on summer visitors like warblers, orioles, and hummingbirds, and be on the lookout for fledglings recently hatched in the botanical garden. Quarterly bird walks are led by Research Affiliate and former Associate Director of Collections and Horticulture Chris Carmichael.MORE about Summer Bird Walk

Film: Beyond the Clouds

Friday, August 24 | 8:45-10:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The 83-year-old Michelangelo Antonioni returned to filmmaking after a ten-year absence (triggered by a debilitating stroke that left him unable to speak) with a treatise on beauty. Its four separate episodes, set in France and Italy, are based on stories in Antonioni’s collection That Bowling Alley on the Tiber: Tales of a Director.MORE about <em>Beyond the Clouds</em>

Beyond the Clouds

Film: The Breadwinner

Saturday, August 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A beautifully animated feature-length drama based on the novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner is set in Afghanistan, circa 2001, where an eleven-year-old girl is forced to pretend she is a boy after her father is wrongfully imprisoned by the Taliban.MORE about <em>The Breadwinner</em>

The Breadwinner

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