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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Nasser’s Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt

Film - Documentary | February 2 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An intriguing overview of Egypt’s political history in the modern age, Nasser’s Republic examines the transformative influence of Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918–1970) on the Arab world. Through his leadership of the 1952 revolution and rise to power as Egypt’s second president, Nasser challenged Western powers and championed Arab and African liberation. He fought against unemployment, poverty, and...   More >

The Nibelungen, Part I: Siegfried’s Death

Film - Feature | February 2 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lang’s two-part superproduction of the thirteenth-century Nordic saga that also inspired Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung is a triumph of studio-created artifice in the silent era. Sets, lighting, costumes, camerawork, and special effects all contribute to the monumental re-creation of a world at the dawn of time, when fire-breathing dragons roam the earth and the Nibelungen, a race of dwarfs,...   More >

All Is Forgiven

Film - Feature | February 2 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hansen-Løve’s assured debut feature is a generous, unflinching look at a loving family gradually undone by addiction. Spanning a period of over a decade in the life of a couple, their child, and their extended family, the film maintains a feeling of intimacy and immediacy in each scene as time passes for the characters, both binding them together and wrenching them apart. A study of the gaps and...   More >