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Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Film - Feature | February 23 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Prompted by producer Seymour Nebenzahl to do a sequel to his highly successful pair of Mabuse films of 1922, Lang took the opportunity to make what he would later call “an allegory to show Hitler’s processes of terrorism.” The Testament of Dr. Mabuse was quickly banned by Joseph Goebbels, minister of propaganda under the newly formed Nazi government. This thriller-melodrama exploring themes of...   More >

The Guru

Film - Series | February 23 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

James Ivory called The Guru “the most unseen and most mysterious of our movies . . . Merchant Ivory’s version of a sixties trip.” The film is centered around a sitar virtuoso (Uptal Butt) whose life is disrupted when he accepts an English pop star (Michael York) as a pupil and is simultaneously sought out by an exuberant young Englishwoman (Rita Tushingham) who decides to devote herself to him...   More >