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Saturday, September 29, 2018

A Hard Day’s Night

Film - Feature | September 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This is a lot more than just a funny film with the Beatles, though it is that. Bringing together influences ranging from the BBC’s Goon Show to the Marx Brothers and the razzle-dazzle cutting of TV commercials, Richard Lester invented a style of film editing that expressed the consciousness just emerging from the culture that made (and then embraced) the Beatles. As it follows the adventures of...   More >

The Day I Became a Woman

Film - Feature | September 29 | 6-7:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The first feature from Marziyeh Meshkini (Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s wife) is an intense, allegorical triptych covering the challenges of life as a woman in Iran. Whether depicting a girl separated from her male playmates when she “becomes a woman,” a surreal bicycle race between chador-clad young women, or an elderly widow on a shopping expedition, Meshkini highlights systems of possession and...   More >

The Rite

Film - Feature | September 29 | 8-9:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Rite is one of Bergman’s most stylized and political films. A Kafkaesque chamber drama originally written for the stage, this production was made for TV so that Bergman and his crew could utilize extensive closeups of the performers’ faces against minimalist set decor. Three itinerant actors, played by Bergman regulars Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, and Anders Ek, are accused of taking...   More >