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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Destiny

Film - Feature | January 13 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Made shortly after Lang’s mother died, Destiny is “the director’s most thoughtful and compassionate meditation on mortality” (Patrick McGilligan). Inspired by a dream from Lang’s childhood, the film is a fantasy/allegory set in three historical periods—ancient Baghdad, seventeenth-century Venice, and imperial China—bracketed by a modern-day framing story. Destiny was Lang’s first film to gain him...   More >

Hall of Mirrors: Four Films by Warren Sonbert

Film - Feature | January 13 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Warren Sonbert (1947–1995) was one of the seminal figures working in American experimental film before his premature death from complications relating to AIDS. Hall of Mirrors (1966), made while Sonbert was a student at New York University, is a triptych in which each part rhymes beautifully with the whole; it features cameos by Warhol superstars Rene Ricard and Gerard Malanga. Divided Loyalties...   More >

Ugetsu

Film - Feature | January 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In sixteenth-century Japan, with the pandemonium of civil wars a looming presence in their lives, the potter Genjuro and his wife long to be “rich and safe,” respectively. But artistic vanity draws Genjuro into the paradisiacal realm of a phantom enchantress. In a parallel tale, Genjuro’s brother-in-law Tobei, out for military glory, achieves a general’s rank for his fraudulent exploits—another...   More >