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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Vertigo | Alfred Hitchcock | United States, 1958

Film - Feature | February 22 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from David Thomson

James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore,

A radical meditation on man’s obsession with illusion, Vertigo reflects back on itself as cinema and as a sadly ironic view of romantic love in the fifties. James Stewart was never less “romantic” than in this film; his urgency is frightening and compelling. Formally, and in its deeply...   More >

Special admission applies: General admission: $13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50

Spring Art and Film Series: A Borrowed Identity

Film - Feature | February 22 | 5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Sayed Kashua, Clinical Professor, Jewish Culture & Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Chana Kronfeld, Professor of Modern Hebrew, Yiddish and Comparative Literature, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, and the Program for Jewish Studies, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

"A Borrowed Identity" examines the struggles of Arabs trying to assimilate into Israeli culture. Based on two autobiographical novels by the Arab-Israeli author and journalist Sayed Kashua, the film was directed by Eran Riklis with a script by Mr. Kashua.

Sayed Kashua will discuss his work following the screening.

Blockade | Sergei Loznitsa | Russia, Ukraine, 2005

Film - Feature | February 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

IN conversation with Sergei Loznitsa and Critic Neil Young

The subject: the siege of Leningrad during World War II. There are no words, no music, only sounds and pictures of the slowly dying city—Blockade consists entirely of silent footage of this historical event, to which Loznitsa has added an evocative soundtrack of natural sound effects. “Loznitsa has taken a different and imaginative...   More >

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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