Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Film - Feature | February 28 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Made to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution, October has taken on newsreel status: its famously excerptable scenes of the storming of the Winter Palace are said to be more spectacular and better attended than the actual event. But to see the film now is to re-experience the shock with which its experimentation was met on its initial release. (That release was held up while... More >
Film - Documentary | February 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Mame-Fatou Niang, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Carnegie Mellon University
What is it to be Black in France? Black and French? Mariannes Noires follows seven French women of African and Caribbean descent. They are filmmakers, dancers, entrepreneurs and intellectuals whose Frenchness is rooted in a cultural space stretching from Metropolitan France to Africa and its mama diasporas.
Film - Feature | February 28 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Emile de Antonios Academy Awardnominated In the Year of the Pig makes the case against US intervention in Vietnam using an incendiary montage style. The film connects the bloody dots between politicians and business leaders, Western imperialists, and puppet governments, using a collage of rare archival footage from the French colonial period, film dispatches from the current conflict, and... More >