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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Film - Documentary | September 22 | 2-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Wiseman’s latest documentary provides welcome confirmation of the survival of intelligent life in discouraging times. Ex Libris demonstrates the dedication of the New York Public Library, with eighty-eight branches spread across five boroughs, to support and reflect the vibrant diversity of the city at its best. Observing board meetings, celebrity speaker series, and galas; behind-the-scenes work...   More >

The Apple

Film - Feature | September 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the screening, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

Samira Makhmalbaf’s directorial debut (at age seventeen) blends a fictionalized plot over a...   More >

The Phantom Carriage

Film - Feature | September 22 | 8-9:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ingmar Bergman called Victor Sjöström’s film “the keystone of my cinematographic world.” Film historian Peter Cowie observes: “By 1920, Sjöström was at the peak of his career. He was eager to experiment with form, even if it meant tampering with the work of one of Sweden’s most respected authors, the Nobel Prize–winning Selma Lagerlöf.” The film creates a complex flashback structure in adapting...   More >