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Friday, October 19, 2018

1968 and Global Cinema

Film - Series | October 19 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Institute of European Studies, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

"The year 1968 was a watershed that brought about radical political and social changes internationally. These changes are both reflected in and constitutive of radical new cinemas that emerged around that time, in part as a response to anticolonial wars of...   More >

Zama

Film - Feature | October 19 | 4-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Adapted from the 1956 novel by Argentine writer Antonio di Benedetto, Zama is a Buñuelian glimpse into a colonial abyss via the mind and body of Don Diego de Zama. An officer of the Spanish crown stationed at a remote proto-Paraguayan outpost, Zama exists in perpetual anticipation of his transfer home. Martel describes Zama as a “man trapped in who he thinks he is,” and over the course of the...   More >

How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman

Film - Feature | October 19 | 7-8:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A slyly entertaining mixture of anthropology, black humor, gorgeous color photography, sixteenth-century history, political allegory, ubiquitous nudity, and unsettling prophecy. A Frenchman captured by Indians tries nobly to integrate himself with the savage mind, but true incorporation into the tribe is ultimately possible only in one way: through the stomach. Dos Santos’s film nearly caused a...   More >

CineSpin: The Blood of a Poet

Film - Feature | October 19 | 9:30-10:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join the BAMPFA Student Committee for the fall 2018 iteration of CineSpin. Live student DJs and musicians will play a dynamic, original score over Jean Cocteau’s The Blood of a Poet. Allowing irrationality to gestate within each pregnant pause, Cocteau plays with narrative expectation, stringing together a series of discontinuous images that blend seamlessly into a work of surrealist and...   More >