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Sunday, April 21, 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 >

The Edge of Democracy

Film - Documentary | April 21 | 12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Our democracy was founded on forgetting,” states filmmaker Petra Costa, an ever-present narrator guiding us through Brazil’s political history, one that has been rife with an incredible amount of controversy. Examining her native country’s democracy from when it began in 1985, focusing on Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff’s careers, Costa interweaves the personal and political to show...   More >

Wild and Scenic Film Festival: as Part of Berkeley Earth Day

Film - Series | April 21 | 3-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 David Brower Center, Compassionate Living, Citizens Climate Lobby, The Downtown Berkeley Association

This year’s Earth Day celebration at The David Brower Center will include two sessions of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Information on the films, panel and tickets can be found at www.berkeleyearthday.org/film-fest.
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“Land, Sea and Sky” Activist and Adventure Films
Sunday, April 21, 3 -5 PM

“Solutions to the Climate Crisis” Films and Panel
Monday April 22, Earth Day 6:00-9:30 PM....   More >

The Chambermaid

Film - Feature | April 21 | 3:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Twenty-four-year-old Evelia cleans rooms at an upscale Mexico City hotel while taking advantage of its adult education program in her off hours. Though introverted and task-focused, she is drawn into the lives of several guests and coworkers, trading duties with Minitoy, an outgoing and ribald woman, and shyly flirting through the glass with a handsome window washer. Set entirely within the...   More >

The Load

Film - Feature | April 21 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Though rarely spoken of, the unseen contents of a plain white cargo van are at the center of Ognjen Glavonić’s tense and moving political drama about moral responsibility during times of war and conflict. Leon Lučev plays Vlada, a driver for hire for the Serbian government, transporting a vehicle from Kosovo to Belgrade. His journey takes him into unexpected territory, both physical and...   More >

Florianopolis Dream

Film - Feature | April 21 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A beach holiday turns into a wry romantic roundelay as an Argentinian couple and their kids are taken under the wing of a randy and vivacious Brazilian man who offers them his family’s home to rent. As the two different broods come to know one another, partaking of local karaoke, bodysurfing, and seaside walks, a variety of dalliances and separations arise. Deftly juggling characters of different...   More >