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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Two-Legged Horse

Film - Feature | October 20 | 5:30-7:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“If you are here to watch a soft and poetic film, don’t waste your time,” Samira Makhmalbaf warns of her infamous third feature, which shares the child-centered focus of other Iranian films but unexpectedly delivers one of cinema’s harshest, most nihilistic condemnations of the darkness at the heart of human nature. Swarms of children emerge from abandoned sewage pipes (their homes), drawn by a...   More >

Death in Venice

Film - Feature | October 20 | 7:45-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Dirk Bogarde ghosts through a dying Venice in Visconti’s ravishing elegy to the mortality of all things: buildings, cities, art, and desire. A once-successful composer arrives in Venice to rejuvenate himself, but this gorgeous city has a secret: it is consumed with the plague. Confronted with both the physical death of the city and the artistic death of his equally doomed career, the composer...   More >