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Saturday, February 9, 2019

The Image Book

Film - Feature | February 9 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Winner of the first Special Palme d’Or award in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, The Image Book is an essay film by one of cinema’s great visionaries, Jean-Luc Godard. Using a non-narrative flow of images drawn largely from the history of the moving image, but referencing also the tradition of painting, Godard projects a worldview of deep sadness—often showing us a world torn apart by...   More >

Spies

Film - Feature | February 9 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“It is clear that this complex masterpiece of pulp fiction ranked with M and the Mabuse films as one of Lang’s major pre-Hollywood accomplishments” (Elliott Stein). Following the massive undertaking of Metropolis, Lang formed his own company and began the modest production of Spies. With its simple, sparsely decorated sets, frequent use of close-ups, and flawless plot structure, Spies is a...   More >

Four Films by Nathaniel Dorsky

Film - Series | February 9 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky writes, “In film, there are two ways of including human beings. One is depicting human beings. Another is to create a film form which, in itself, has all the qualities of being human: tenderness, observation, fear, relaxation, the sense of stepping into the world and pulling back, expansion, contraction, changing, softening, tenderness of heart. The first is a form of...   More >