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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Christ Stopped at Eboli: (Cristo si è fermato a Eboli)

Film - Feature | July 13 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the mountain village of Gagliano, in the impoverished Lucania region of south-central Italy, a proverb reflects the unchanging nature of the inhabitants’ isolation: even Christ stopped at Eboli, the town at the bottom of the bare and craggy hill. In 1935 Carlo Levi, the leftist writer, physician, and painter, was banished by the Fascist government to three years’ exile in Gagliano. His...   More >

Privilege

Film - Feature | July 13 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Concurrent with the Summer of Love and the utopian promise of the Monterey Pop Festival, Peter Watkins released his radically dystopian Privilege. Set in “Britain in the near future,” the film depicts the collusion of state and corporate forces to exploit the cathartic power of popular music. In this brave new world, fandom becomes a tool first to distract teens from political engagement and...   More >

Rosenda

Film - Feature | July 13 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Recreating a provincial Michoacán village on a huge studio set, Bracho fused populist romance and melodrama with formal experimentation in this tale of an unusual love triangle in the midst of revolution. Abandoned by her roughhewn fiancé, a peasant woman (Rita Macedo) finds comfort with a local store owner (Fernando Soler), but soon her former lover returns, now as the head of a bandit army. In...   More >