<< March 2017 >>

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Some Like It Hot | Billy Wilder | United States, 1959

Film - Feature | March 1 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 David Thomson

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture of the film from David Thomson

FEATURING
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft,

Billy Wilder thumbs his nose at all the rules, mixing slapstick and screwball, gangster film and musical into a racy, transvestite farce. Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, Prohibition-era jazz musicians on the run from gangland Chicago, don drag and sign on with a touring all-woman...   More >

Special Admission Applies: General admission: $13.50 | BAMPFA members: $9.50 | UC Berkeley students: $7.50 | 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50

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Cameraperson | Kirsten Johnson | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | March 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kirsten Johnson has been the principal cinematographer on more than forty documentaries. For her, “The joys of being a documentary cameraperson are endless . . . and yet, the dilemmas I face while holding my camera are formidable.” In Cameraperson, she assembles a selection of her footage—whose subjects include a Nigerian midwife, an Afghan boy, and Jacques Derrida, as well as her twin children...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Agents of Change: March Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | March 1 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Movies @ Moffitt happens on the first Wednesday of each month of the semester. M@M is free.

Agents of Change documents university student activism in the late 1960s that worked toward a variety of goals including the establishment of black and ethnic studies programs and building resistance to the war in Vietnam. The filmmakers envision their project as part of a social movement rather than...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Flood in Ba'ath Country: Contemporary Syrian Documentaries

Film - Documentary | March 2 | 5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Flood in Ba'ath Country (2003, Omar Amiralay)

Contemporary Syrian Documentaries
curated by Nathalie Khankan (Near Eastern Studies)
in partnership with the Arab Film Festival

Part of "To Aleppo Gone:" Syrian Culture Today, series of programs exploring the arts in Syria.

Food Stamped Movie Screening

Film - Documentary | March 2 | 6-8:30 p.m. | 101 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Yoav Potash, Filmmaker

 Sophia Lorenzi, Program Manager, Real Food Real Stories

 Berkeley Food Institute

Join us for the screening of the film documentary "Food Stamped" with a presentation by Real Food Real Stories! This is the program of the event:
- 6:00-6:20 PM: Food prepared by FEED officers will be provided
- 6:20-6:30 PM: Presentation by Real Food Real Stories
- 6:30-7:40 PM: Viewing of "Food Stamped" Documentary film
- 7:40-8:30 PM: Q&A with the filmmaker Yoav Potash!

Presented by...   More >

Food Stamped: Real Food Real Stories

Film - Documentary | March 2 | 6-9 p.m. | 101 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Berkeley Food Institute, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development (FEED)

Food Stamped highlights the lives of a couple living on a food stamp budget, the struggles they face, the adversities they overcome, and the bigger picture of what the US food stamp program entails.

Chan Is Missing | Wayne Wang | United States, 1982

Film - Feature | March 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Wayne Wang

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Lauren Chew, Peter Wang,

Following its local premiere at BAMPFA and critical acclaim at New Directors/New Films, this groundbreaking independent hit inspired generations of filmmakers and was named to the National Film Registry. Today it still seems fresh, intelligent, inventive. Playing with the pleasures and conceits of film noir, Wang imbues his irreverent...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Film Screening: “Women of 1915”

Film - Documentary | March 3 | 7:15-9:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 Bared Maronian, Director/Producer of "Women of 1915", Armenoid Productions

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

The documentary WOMEN OF 1915 combines facts and emotion to honor these brave women of the Armenian Genocide, many of whom lost their lives, survived to create new lives, or were forced into lives that were not their own. Many women, Armenian, European, and American, also traveled great distances to rescue lives, even at the risk of their own. Among the women highlighted in the film are...   More >

Diary of a Country Priest (Le journal d'un curé de campagne) | Robert Bresson | France, 1950l

Film - Feature | March 3 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Tony Pipolo

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Introduction and Post-screening Discussion by Tony Pipolo

FEATURING
Claude Laydu, Nicole Maurey, Jean Riveyre, André Guibert,

Georges Bernanos’s novel concerns a young country priest who, in his simplicity and purity, suffers the scorn of his parishioners. Bresson faithfully adapted the novel to the screen, using Bernanos’s original dialogue and diary entries; what he cut from the novel...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 4 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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L'argent | Robert Bresson | France, 1983

Film - Feature | March 4 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Introduction and Post-screening Discussion by Tony Pipolo.

FEATURING
Christian Patey, Sylvie Van Den Elsen, Michel Briguet, Caroline Lang,

Bresson is probably the most stringent stylist that narrative cinema has yet produced, the French cinema’s brilliant monomaniac. He forces total concentration: scenes are enacted and assembled without differing degrees of emphasis. Whatever inspires...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Zabriskie Point | Michelangelo Antonioni | United States, 1970

Film - Feature | March 4 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Rod Taylor, Kathleen Cleaver,

Michelangelo Antonioni’s California epic trades the empty boulevards of suburban Rome for the desert vistas of Death Valley, the petrochemical purgatory of Ravenna for the billboard-bedecked avenues of Los Angeles. The director’s characters, however, remain much the same: disillusioned yet full of longing, their clumsy...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sicilia! (Sicily!) | Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub | Italy, France, 1999

Film - Feature | March 5 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Angela Nugara, Vittorio Vigneri, Carmelo Maddio, Gianni Buscarino,

Adapted from Elio Vittorini's banned 1939 novel Conversazione in Sicilia, Sicilia! combines political fable with Sicilian travelogue, structured around one man's return to his village after years of exile. As he encounters his mother and others, they recite tales of personal woe and of the island's collected history...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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King of Jazz | John Murray Anderson | United States, 1930

Film - Feature | March 5 | 4:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New 4K Digital Restoration

FEATURING
Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 11. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

This new restoration brings back a song-and-dance classic that has long been available only in inferior copies. King of Jazz is “one of the most...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

 For more information and to make a reservation for dinner at Babette, email babettebam@gmail.com.

Les anges du péché (Angels of Sin) | Robert Bresson | France, 1943

Film - Feature | March 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Imported 35mm Print

FEATURING
Renée Faure, Jany Holt, Louise Sylvie, Mila Parély,

Bresson’s visual elegance and uncompromising narrative style are already in evidence in his first feature film, lending calm to its passionate religious ambiguities. The script, written by France’s distinguished playwright and novelist Jean Giraudoux, follows a sophisticated young woman, Anne-Marie, into the...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Man Escaped (Un condamné à mort s’est échappé) | Robert Bresson | France, 1956

Film - Feature | March 8 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from Jeffrey Skoller

FEATURING
François Leterrier, Charles LeClainche, Maurice Beerblock,

A Man Escaped is pure film existentialism. From a newspaper account by a Resistance leader who escaped from a Nazi prison in Lyon just hours before he was to be executed, Bresson created a film in which the drama is all internal.

Special Admission Applies: General admission: $13.50 | BAMPFA members: $9.50 | UC Berkeley students: $7.50 | 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50

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Cine Latino: Gueros

Film - Feature | March 8 | 7-9 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 Center for Latin American Studies

Tomas is a boy from Veracruz, Mexico whose mother, fed up with his poor behavior, sends him to stay with his brother in Mexico City. His arrival coincides with a strike at the national university that leaves its students, including Tomas’ brother Sombra and Sombra’s roommate Santos, in an angst-ridden limbo. Hearing that Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the...   More >

GUEROS Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios

In Jackson Heights | Frederick Wiseman | United States, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction from Linda Williams, professor emeritus in film and media/rhetoric at UC Berkeley.

Wiseman, who has been making films for fifty years examining institutions as varied as UC Berkeley, a public housing project, a juvenile court, and the National Gallery, turns his attention to an ethnically diverse community in Queens, New York, where 167 languages are spoken. For him,...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Film Screening: Advantageous

Film - Feature | March 9 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Please join us at 5:00 pm on March 9, 2016 at UC Berkeley for the first screening of the 2017 series Being Human in a Biotech Age: Advantageous.

Professor Osagie Obasogie and Professor Charis Thompson will be with us in person to comment on the film after the screening.

About the film:

Advantageous posits a future a hundred or so years from now where declining fertility, economic crisis...   More >

Our Terrible Country: Contemporary Syrian Documentaries

Film - Documentary | March 9 | 5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Our Terrible Country (2014, Ali Atassi)

Contemporary Syrian Documentaries
curated by Nathalie Khankan (Near Eastern Studies)
in partnership with the Arab Film Festival

Part of "To Aleppo Gone:" Syrian Culture Today, series of programs exploring the arts in Syria.

Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in It (Akounak tedalat taha tazoughai) | Christopher Kirkley | United States, Niger, 2015

Film - Feature | March 9 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A wandering guitarist strums down his rivals—and the scorn of his own father—in this riveting musical/ethnography/narrative hybrid, which sets a sly tribute to Prince’s Purple Rain amidst the Tuareg music scene of Saharan Niger. Astride a purple motorcycle, a mysterious purple-clad guitarist (Mdou Moctar, a well-known musician) rides into the desert town of Agadaz looking for fame, love, and...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Friday, March 10, 2017

King of Jazz | John Murray Anderson | United States, 1930

Film - Feature | March 10 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New 4K Digital Restoration

FEATURING
Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 11. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

This new restoration brings back a song-and-dance classic that has long been available only in inferior copies. King of Jazz is “one of the most...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

 For more information and to make a reservation for dinner at Babette, email babettebam@gmail.com.

“Havresc: Stand on Courage”

Film - Documentary | March 10 | 7:15-9:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 David Ritter, Documentarian, Director of "Havresc: Stand on Courage"

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

“Havresc: Stand on Courage” is a documentary on the struggles of Armenian and Assyrian Christian Iraqis and the village they have formed on the edge of ISIS controlled territory. This small village has survived several attacks at the hands of ISIS militants with a fighting force of twenty two men. With little money, resources or support the people of this village have maintained one of the last...   More >

Stagger Lee | Francisco Newman, Allen Willis | United States, 1970

Film - Documentary | March 10 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A powerful portrait of an exceptional man, Stagger Lee was filmed in the San Francisco County Jail where Black Panther cofounder Bobby Seale was held pending his extradition to Connecticut. In an expansive interview, Seale holds forth on cooking, poetry, intimacy, solitary confinement, revolutionary psychology, and Huey Newton. Director Francisco Newman succeeds brilliantly at his goal of...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 11 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

King of Jazz | John Murray Anderson | United States, 1930

Film - Feature | March 11 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New 4K Digital Restoration

FEATURING
Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 11. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

This new restoration brings back a song-and-dance classic that has long been available only in inferior copies. King of Jazz is “one of the most...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

 For more information and to make a reservation for dinner at Babette, email babettebam@gmail.com.

The Trial of Joan of Arc (Le procès de Jeanne d’Arc) | Robert Bresson | France, 1962

Film - Feature | March 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Florence Carrez, Jean-Claude Fourneau, Roger Honorat, Marc Jacquier,

Bresson’s film follows Joan of Arc’s prolonged interrogation through to her death. The dialogue consists entirely of the trial transcript, reduced to its essentials; the visuals are austere, consisting mainly of medium shots of Joan and her judges, intercut with extreme close-ups of objects, hands, feet. Out of...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Pickpocket | Robert Bresson | France, 1959

Film - Feature | March 11 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Martin Lasalle, Marika Green, Pierre Leymarie, Jean Pelegri,

Bresson liked to use untrained actors whose natural impassivity he harnessed to his own ends. The epiphany is Pickpocket, which in a watershed year in French cinema, 1959, was merely the most contemporary film ever made. A young recluse, Michel, drawn inexorably to picking pockets, suffers not guilt, but a kind of...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Death of Empedocles, or When the Green of the Earth Will Glisten for You Anew: (Der Tod des Empedokles; oder: wenn dann der Erde Grün von neuem euch erglänzt)| Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | France, West Germany, | 1986

Film - Feature | March 12 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Straub-Huillet staged their adaptation of German lyric poet Hölderlin’s drama along the mountainside of Sicily’s Mt. Etna, a spectacular natural backdrop as fascinating (and as foregrounded) as the text itself.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne) | Robert Bresson | France, 1945

Film - Feature | March 12 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Maria Casarès, Elena Labourdette, Lucienne Bogaert, Paul Bernard,

Bresson’s most accessible work (on the surface) updates an episode in an eighteenth-century novel by Diderot to a contemporary Paris setting. It is in contemporizing the story, and in Jean Cocteau’s dialogue, that Bresson takes his first steps in the abstraction necessary to create a drama of love’s triumph. What some...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Towards Tenderness (Vers la tendresse) | Alice Diop | France, 2015

Film - Feature | March 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alice Diop’s featurette charts the ragged terrain of masculinity as it follows a band of young men pacing through a modern city, acting how society and their friends expect “men” to act. Their interior monologues, however, reveal other desires. For the director, “We do not listen enough to men on this subject.”

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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African Film Festival 2017: Towards Tenderness

Film - Series | March 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Center for African Studies, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alice Diop, France, 2015
Alice Diop’s intimate featurette portrays the inner thoughts and public territory of young men in a Paris suburb. With shorts The Return (Yohann Kouam), Reluctantly Queer (Akosua Adoma Owusu), and The Sense of Touch (Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo).

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring Art and Film Series: Wedding Doll

Film - Feature | March 14 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Nitzan Gilady, Filmmaker

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

In Nitzan Gilady's award-winning debut film, Hagit, a young woman with mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory. She lives with her mother Sarah, a divorcee who gave up her life for her daughter. Hagit strives for independence and Sarah is torn between her desire to protect her, and her own will to live. When a relationship develops between her and the son of the factory owner,...   More >

Marian Diamond Day

Film - Documentary | March 14 | 7-9 p.m. |  OLD CITY HALL

 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. WAY, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In conjunction with the PBS broadcast of MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE BRAIN; THE LIFE AND SCIENCE OF DR. MARIAN DIAMOND, the City of Berkeley is honoring Marian with:

Marian Diamond Day proclaimed in Berkeley on March 14, 2017 7pm OLD CITY HALL AT 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. WAY

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Short Film Screening of Elk River: Followed by Q&A with featured ecologist and producer

Film - Documentary | March 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Arthur Middleton, Assistant Professor, ESPM

 Graduate Assembly

A Society for Conservation Society, Berkeley Chapter event.

Mouchette | Robert Bresson | France, 1967

Film - Feature | March 15 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from Jeffrey Skoller

FEATURING
Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal, Paul Hébert,


Mouchette is a visual study of a state of mind. Based on a book by Georges Bernanos (author also of The Diary of a Country Priest), it has affinities with Balthazar in its depiction of the limits of quiet suffering and humiliation a living being can endure.

Special Admission Applies: General admission: $13.50 | BAMPFA members: $9.50 | UC Berkeley students: $7.50 | 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50

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Rudzienko | Sharon Lockhart | United States, 2016

Film - Feature | March 15 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sharon Lockhart will be joining us in person.

Presented in collaboration with KADIST

Rudzienko, a town outside Warsaw, Poland, is home to the Youth Center for Socio-Therapy. Lockhart befriended a number of young women living in the group home, and together, over two summers, they collaborated on this film.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Manchurian Sleepwalkers

Film - Documentary | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Thomas Lahusen, Documentarian and Distinguished Professor of History, University of Toronto

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Harbin, Manchuria, was a temporary, provisional home for several hundreds of thousands of émigrés, who came to live there from Russia, Japan, and many other countries, as colonizers, military personnel, adventurers, or refugees, during the first half of the twentieth century. They were forced to leave after 1945. Many years later, the memory of their previous home has become an obsession for...   More >

Houses Without Doors: Contemporary Syrian Documentaries

Film - Documentary | March 16 | 5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Houses Without Doors (2016, Avo Kaprealian)

Contemporary Syrian Documentaries
curated by Nathalie Khankan (Near Eastern Studies)
in partnership with the Arab Film Festival

Part of "To Aleppo Gone:" Syrian Culture Today, series of programs exploring the arts in Syria.

Sharon Lockhart Selects: My Little Loves (Mes petites amoureuses) | Jean Eustache | France, 1975

Film - Series | March 16 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction by Sharon Lockhart


FEATURING
Martin Loeb, Ingrid Caven, Jacqueline Dufranne, Maurice Pialat,

Eustache takes up the great European tradition of the coming-of-age film and quietly dismantles its emotional conventions. My Little Loves is autobiographical but impartial, empathetic but not sympathetic, sentimental only in the Flaubert sense of sentimental education. For...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Sharon Lockhart Selects: Modern Life (La vie moderne) | Raymond Depardon | France, 2008

Film - Series | March 17 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction by Sharon Lockhart

Photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon (Profiles Farmers: Daily Life) returns to the remote French countryside to talk with farmers, people of few words and a passion for the land. He travels down narrow rural roads to isolated farms—roads less and less traveled as the older generation die off and both young and old farmers sell their livestock,...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Double Tide | Sharon Lockhart | United States, 2009

Film - Series | March 17 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction by Sharon Lockhart.

A double tide refers to that rare occurrence when a low tide occurs twice within one span of daylight hours, at dawn and at dusk. Films depicting the act of labor are about as rare, outside of Sharon Lockhart’s oeuvre. Here, in two extended takes, she portrays a sole woman clam digger as she works in the mudflats on the coast of Maine. Lockhart’s roots...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 18 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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African Film Festival 2017: Kirikou and the Wild Beasts

Film - Series | March 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Little Kirikou, the quick-thinking, two-foot-tall star of the acclaimed animated film Kirikou and the Sorceress, is back! No problem is too big for tiny Kirikou; whether overcoming a beast threatening his village’s crops or hitching a ride with a giraffe through a magical jungle, our pint-sized hero is always one step ahead of his constant nemesis, the sinister sorceress Karaba. Based on...   More >

A Man Escaped (Un condamné à mort s’est échappé) |Robert Bresson | France, 1956

Film - Feature | March 18 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
François Leterrier, Charles LeClainche, Maurice Beerblock,


A Man Escaped is pure film existentialism. From a newspaper account by a Resistance leader who escaped from a Nazi prison in Lyon just hours before he was to be executed, Bresson created a film in which the drama is all internal. Minimizing the drama of prison life, paradoxically he maximizes its intensity, concentrating...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Punishment Park | Peter Watkins | United States, 1971

Film - Feature | March 18 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An evocative synthesis of Bertolt Brecht and cinema verité, Peter Watkins’s dystopic fiction depicts a United States where government authorities, citing the McCarran Act, detain political activists on the grounds that they “probably will engage in . . . acts of espionage or sabotage.”
- Kate MacKay

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Eyes Do Not Want to Close at All Times, or Perhaps One Day Rome Will Permit Herself to Choose in Her Turn: (Les Yeux ne veulent pas en tout temps se fermer ou Peut-être qu’un jour Rome se permettra de choisir à son tour) (Othon) | Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | West Germany, Italy, 1969

Film - Feature | March 19 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction from composer and Stanford lecturer Erik Ulman

FEATURING
Adriano Aprà, Anne Brumagne, Olimpia Carlisi, Anthony Pensabene,

Straub-Huillet’s first film after leaving Germany for Rome announced a new approach to staging classical texts, both for the duo and for cinema. Adapting a seventeenth-century play by Pierre Corneille, itself based on imperial Roman power...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Au hasard Balthazar (Balthazar) | Robert Bresson | France, 1966

Film - Feature | March 19 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Anne Wiazemsky, François Lafarge, Walter Green, Philippe Asselin,

Inspired in part by the donkey anecdote in Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, Bresson cast Balthazar the donkey as the central character. Passed from one owner to the next, Balthazar is both witness to and victim of their stories, their suffering, their violence. His life and death are as mysterious, if not meaningless, as any...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Zabriskie Point | Michelangelo Antonioni | United States, 1970

Film - Feature | March 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Rod Taylor, Kathleen Cleaver,

Michelangelo Antonioni’s California epic trades the empty boulevards of suburban Rome for the desert vistas of Death Valley, the petrochemical purgatory of Ravenna for the billboard-bedecked avenues of Los Angeles. The director’s characters, however, remain much the same: disillusioned yet full of longing, their clumsy...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Film Screening: The State of Eugenics

Film - Feature | March 21 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Please join us at 5:00 pm on March 21, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of The State of Eugenics, the just-released film about the eugenic sterilization program North Carolina ran between the 1930's and 1970's. The film documents how that long-forgotten program was brought back to light by researchers and journalists, resulting in a pitched political battle over compensating...   More >

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Devil, Probably (Le diable probablement) | Robert Bresson | France, 1977

Film - Feature | March 22 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from Jeffrey Skoller


FEATURING
Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, Henri de Maublanc, Laetitia Carcano,


This has been called Bresson’s most cynical film. It certainly offers his most fashionably cynical protagonist, Charles, a young Parisian whose suicidal despair is vaguely linked to, but not entirely explained by, all the ecological, political, and social...   More >

Special Admission Applies: General admission: $13.50 | BAMPFA members: $9.50 | UC Berkeley students: $7.50 | 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50

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Cine Latino: Even the Rain

Film - Feature | March 22 | 7-9 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 Isabel Silver Nogueira

 Center for Latin American Studies

In Even the Rain Gael Garcia Bernal plays a director trying to shoot a movie in Cochabama that becomes complicated by local protests against the privatization of drinking water.

"Even the Rain." (Photo courtesy of Vitagraph Films.)

Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (Où gît votre sourire enfoui?) | Pedro Costa | France, Portugal, 2001

Film - Documentary | March 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub,

One could imagine that a documentary portrait of a legendary, famously austere filmmaking duo might indeed be “the best film about filmmaking ever made” (Jonathan Rosenbaum), but can it also be one of the funniest? Such is the case with Costa’s insightful treatise on the editing sessions of Huillet and Straub. Lodged inside the editing room while...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Film: On the Roof (El Techo) with Director Patricia Ramos

Film - Feature | March 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 5215 Dwinelle Hall

 Patricia Ramos, Director

 Elena Schneider, Department of History; Daylet Dominguez, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

 Department of History, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies

A study of race and disaffection among Havana’s youth, "On the Roof" received two important awards at last year’s Havana Film Festival and is now making its U.S. debut. Director Patricia Ramos is in the U.S. screening the film at several film festivals, where the film has had an enthusiastic reception.

Telling our stories, a talk and film screening with Ray Telles

Film - Documentary | March 23 | 5-8 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Center for Latino Policy Research

Join us for a screening and brief discussion of Ray Telles’ film A Photographer’s Journey

The Murder of Fred Hampton | Howard Alk, Mike Gray | United States, 1971

Film - Documentary | March 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Waldo E. Martin

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction from Waldo E. Martin. Martin is the Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship at UC Berkeley.

Intending to chronicle the newly formed Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party, the filmmakers documented founder Fred Hampton interacting with the black community for nearly a year. The dynamic twenty-one-year-old inspired with his...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Friday, March 24, 2017

The Great Dictator | Charles Chaplin | United States, 1940

Film - Feature | March 24 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Jack Oakie,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 24. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

The physical resemblance between the Little Tramp and another famous man with a small black moustache was not lost on Charlie Chaplin. In his first all-talking...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Au hasard Balthazar (Balthazar) | Robert Bresson | France, 1966

Film - Feature | March 24 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Anne Wiazemsky, François Lafarge, Walter Green, Philippe Asselin,

Inspired in part by the donkey anecdote in Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, Bresson cast Balthazar the donkey as the central character. Passed from one owner to the next, Balthazar is both witness to and victim of their stories, their suffering, their violence. His life and death are as mysterious, if not meaningless, as any...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 25 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Gerhard Richter Painting | Corinna Belz | Germany, 2011

Film - Documentary | March 25 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Gerhard Richter Painting is a strikingly visual document of Richter’s creative process. Filmmaker Corinna Belz and her crew observe the seventy-nine-year-old German artist in his studio. Richter’s distinctive technique, which involves applying paint followed by a major reworking of the material with massive squeegees, reveals the forces of creation and destruction at play in his work. Intimate...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Mouchette | Robert Bresson | France, 1967

Film - Feature | March 25 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal, Paul Hébert,

Also screens in In Focus: Robert Bresson

Mouchette is a visual study of a state of mind. Based on a book by Georges Bernanos (author also of The Diary of a Country Priest), it has affinities with Balthazar in its depiction of the limits of quiet suffering and humiliation a living being can endure. In a French...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Une femme douce (A Gentle Creature) | Robert Bresson | France, 1969

Film - Feature | March 25 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Digital Restoration

FEATURING
Dominique Sanda, Guy Frangin, Jeanne Lobre, Claude Ollier,

The suicide of a young wife begins this simple, inscrutable story; afterward, her pawnbroker husband relates the history of their marriage. But his narration necessarily fails to explain the woman whose life we see in flashback, underlining the ultimate privacy of death.

- Juliet Clark

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

History Lessons (Geschichtsunterricht): Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | Italy, West Germany, 1972

Film - Feature | March 26 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Johann Unterpertinger, Henri Ludwig, Gottfried Bold, Benedikt Zulauf,

An adaptation of a Bertolt Brecht novel, History Lessons tracks a young contemporary Roman interviewing Julius Caesar’s former acquaintances, to illustrate how history is often written (and controlled) by the victors. Three ten-minute single takes of the man driving around Rome, however, became notorious. Many...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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The Great Dictator | Charles Chaplin | United States, 1940

Film - Feature | March 26 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Jack Oakie,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 24. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

The physical resemblance between the Little Tramp and another famous man with a small black moustache was not lost on Charlie Chaplin. In his first all-talking...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pickpocket | Robert Bresson | France, 1959

Film - Feature | March 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Martin Lasalle, Marika Green, Pierre Leymarie, Jean Pelegri,

Bresson liked to use untrained actors whose natural impassivity he harnessed to his own ends. The epiphany is Pickpocket, which in a watershed year in French cinema, 1959, was merely the most contemporary film ever made. A young recluse, Michel, drawn inexorably to picking pockets, suffers not guilt, but a kind of...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Great Dictator | Charles Chaplin | United States, 1940

Film - Feature | March 30 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Jack Oakie,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 24. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

The physical resemblance between the Little Tramp and another famous man with a small black moustache was not lost on Charlie Chaplin. In his first all-talking...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Gerhard Richter Painting | Corinna Belz | Germany, 2011

Film - Documentary | March 31 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Gerhard Richter Painting is a strikingly visual document of Richter’s creative process. Filmmaker Corinna Belz and her crew observe the seventy-nine-year-old German artist in his studio. Richter’s distinctive technique, which involves applying paint followed by a major reworking of the material with massive squeegees, reveals the forces of creation and destruction at play in his work. Intimate...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online