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Wednesday, March 27, 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 >

Like Father, Like Son

Film - Feature | March 27 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of Kore-eda’s greatest abilities is using the simplest of narratives to conjure up the most complex and sublime of human emotions, and this tale hinging on a classic babies-switched-at-birth plot serves as a particularly moving example. A hospital mix-up years ago has left two sons to be raised in opposite homes; on one side is the orderly, almost antiseptic space of an affluent architect and...   More >

Artist’s Talk: Carlos Amorales and Apsara DiQuinzio in Conversation

Film - Feature | March 27 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Carlos Amorales talks about his new Art Wall with Apsara DiQuinzio, BAMPFA curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis Wattis MATRIX Curator. Focusing on Amorales’s work and techniques, including his use of stencils and pattern, their conversation will also touch on the history of Mexican muralism, contemporary graffiti, and the importance of political demonstrations in both Berkeley and...   More >

Rio, Zona Norte

Film - Feature | March 27 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Race, class, and samba collide in dos Santos’s powerful radicalization of Brazil’s widespread chanchada musical genre. The charismatic actor/singer Grande Otelo (himself a popular cabaret icon and performer) stars as a working-class composer trying to succeed in the samba business, with his talents constantly ignored or exploited by those richer and more connected than he. Dirtying up the...   More >