Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Film - Feature | February 22 | 3:10 p.m. | 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 mans 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
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
"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.
Film - Feature | February 22 | 7 p.m. | 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 cityBlockade 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