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Friday, September 21, 2018

La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet

Film - Feature | September 21 | 3:30-6:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Wiseman and cameraman John Davey follow a series of rehearsals and performances at the Paris Opera Ballet. Observing great dancers like Agnès Letestu and Nicolas Le Riche in works choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev, Pina Bausch, and others, the film also explores the administration and behind-the-scenes effort that make the performances possible. Wiseman “haunts the stairways, rehearsal rooms, and...   More >

La terra trema

Film - Feature | September 21 | 7-9:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Visconti’s masterpiece of austere lyricism was shot in the Sicilian village of Aci Trezza. There, fishermen are kept in poverty by middle-class wholesalers. The Valastro family, led by the impassioned young N’toni, attempt to overcome this oppression and are ostracized in their ancient community, where the elders are content to complain about their exploitation in knowing proverbs, and the young...   More >