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Sunday, October 14, 2018

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Film - Documentary | October 14 | 2-3:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This affectionate portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an unexpected popular hit, not unlike the tiny, soft-spoken eighty-five-year-old jurist herself. The film looks beyond the SNL sketches and “Notorious” memes to outline Ginsburg’s role as a dissenting voice on an increasingly conservative court and her equally crucial earlier career as a patient and persistent litigator...   More >

The Young Girls of Rochefort

Film - Feature | October 14 | 4-6:05 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Outdoor Screen

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the sleepy town of Rochefort, denizens who somnolently dance sidewise down the street are energized by the arrival of a traveling commercial fair that passes for spectacle. Catherine Deneuve and her talented sister Françoise Dorléac play musical twin sisters who while away the hours in their Barbie-doll outfits until they can hitch a ride to love and fame. (Judy Bloch)

The Young Girls of Rochefort

Film - Feature | October 14 | 4-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

See it large—a dance musical as antithetical to the small screen as West Side Story, whose choreography it emulates and whose star George Chakiris improbably appears here, along with Gene Kelly, Mr. American in Paris himself. In the sleepy town of Rochefort, denizens who somnolently dance sidewise down the street are energized by the arrival of a traveling commercial fair that passes for...   More >

Crossroads

Film - Feature | October 14 | 4:30-5:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This popular film marked the emergence of Zhao Dan and Bai Yang as major stars. Shen’s promising career was cut short by his early death in wartime Chongqing in 1940. “A funny, inventive Depression comedy about the trials facing unemployed young graduates in thirties Shanghai. The central fraught romance comes straight from Hollywood, but the overall realism and the hints of looming political...   More >

The Serpent’s Egg

Film - Feature | October 14 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Self-exiled in Germany due to tax issues in Sweden, Bergman joined with American producer Dino de Laurentiis for this atypical period piece set amidst the decadence and paranoia of 1923 Berlin, when Nazism was on the rise. David Carradine stars as a traveling Jewish American circus artist caught among the alcoholics, the whores, the madmen, and the fascists; his chance encounter with an old...   More >