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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, Part I: A Portrait of Our Time

Film - Feature | February 17 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

At once the Expressionist portrayal of its times—the malaise of post–World War I Berlin—and a breathtaking detective story, this silent masterpiece gives us the sensational adventures of “the great unknown,” the man who holds all the cards: Dr. Mabuse, the master of disguises. In the frenetic and duplicitous city, Mabuse (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) constantly reinvents his own identity (he is the...   More >

Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, Part II: Inferno, a Play of People in Our Time

Film - Feature | February 17 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Part II of Lang’s epic thriller traces a web of stories and details Mabuse’s descent. Everyone (his victims, his lover, the state’s attorney who resolutely pursues him) has become, at some point, spectator of his terrifying will. Only at the end, when the system sustaining his authority is breached, will the mastermind become the spectator of his own nightmares.

A Touch of Sin

Film - Feature | February 17 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jia Zhangke takes on the collateral damage of China’s maniacal growth. Four violent deeds are ripped from the headlines and explosively restaged to illustrate everyday citizens pushed to the edge . . . of the economy. Taking cues from wuxia legend King Hu, A Touch of Sin links the lore of martial arts to base survival in contemporary China. Stunning in their visual charge, the four overlapping...   More >