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Sunday, March 17, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Film - Feature | March 17 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Growing up, Chantal Akerman became aware that for women of her mother’s generation the unending repetition of domestic duties became a proxy for emotion and self-expression. For Jeanne Dielman, Akerman chose Delphine Seyrig as the only actor who could make visible domestic tasks that normally go unnoticed. Watching Jeanne cook, mend, wash dishes, shine shoes, have sex for cash, bathe, and set the...   More >

Rio, 100 Degrees

Film - Feature | March 17 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Five young peanut vendors head from the favelas to the tourist zones in search of easy money in dos Santos’s first film, which was filmed in globally recognizable spots such as Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf but which revealed an entirely new side of Rio. Inspired by Italian neorealism but pulsing with a very Brazilian urban beat and attitude, Rio offers both tribute to and critique of its...   More >

Chamisso’s Shadow: A Journey to the Bering Sea in Three Chapters. Chapter 1: Alaska and the Aleutian Islands

Film - Documentary | March 17 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 2014, Ottinger journeyed to the distant regions of the Bering Sea—to Alaska, then Chukotka, and on to Kamchatka—following along the paths of historic expeditions and explorers, such as the naturalist Georg Willem Steller and Vitus Bering; later, Captain James Cook; and, still later, the poet and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso, who traveled with Otto von Kotzebue. Over a three-month period,...   More >