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Sunday, April 28, 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 >

Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter

Film - Documentary | April 28 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of America’s great painters, Joan Mitchell worked continuously from the 1950s until her death in 1992, cultivating an eloquent vocabulary of abstract gesture, color, and light. Her dynamic canvases communicate a formidable balance of absolute freedom and profound pictorial intelligence, becoming ever more alive and compelling the longer you look. Marion Cajori’s elliptical and intimate...   More >

The Search

Film - Feature | April 28 | 4:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A film crew drives across the stunning Tibetan countryside to find actors for a new film in Tseden’s Kiarostamian road movie, both a metacommentary on contemporary Tibetan life and a glimpse into the power that traditional storytelling still possesses. On their travels, the filmmakers uncover tales of loves lost and gained, and meet hopeful (and hopeless) actors from young to old, including a...   More >

Borders

Film - Feature | April 28 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Center for African Studies

Four women meet while riding buses across West African borders, starting in Dakar and traveling to Lagos through Bamako, Cotonou, and Ouagadougou. Despite the gorgeous landscapes of the Atlantic coast and the Sahel, not everything is beautiful: they undergo car breakdowns in the stifling heat, face highway robbers, and endure fights between passengers. But their worst fears are realized in the...   More >