<< April 2017 >>

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on April 1. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

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.

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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L'argent | Robert Bresson | France, 1983

Film - Feature | April 1 | 6 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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Space Is the Place | John Coney | United States, 1974, 1993

Film - Feature | April 1 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Sun Ra, Barbara Deloney, Raymond Johnson, Erika Leder,

Inspired by Sun Ra’s 1971 UC Berkeley course The Black Man in the Cosmos and filmed in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Richmond, “Space Is the Place is an otherworldly frolic combining intergalactic bebop with riffs on black liberation. Director Coney's boldly mystical blaxploitation film takes to heart Sun Ra's cosmic...   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, April 2, 2017

Cézanne: Conversation with Joachim Gasquet: (Cézanne: Dialogue avec Joachim Gasquet) | Jean-Marie Straub, | Danièle Huillet | France, West Germany, 1989

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drawing from Joachim Gasquet’s 1921 memoir of the painter Paul Cézanne, Straub and Huillet pay fitting tribute to the French master they greatly admired. Excerpts from the memoir are blended with photographs of Cézanne, clips from Jean Renoir’s Madame Bovary, and scenes of Mont Sainte-Victoire, where the artist made his home and about which he noted, “Look at this mountain: it was once fire”—a...   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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African Film Festival 2017: Sembène!

Film - Series | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A former dockworker who rose to become a founding figure of African cinema and one of the greatest postwar filmmakers of any continent, Ousmane Sembène lived a life as dramatic as any of his characters’. Coming of age when all of Africa dreamed of independence from colonial rule, Sembène channeled the hopes and struggles of an entire continent into his novels and films. This documentary,...   More >

African Film Festival 2017: Mandabi

Film - Series | April 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sembène’s second feature is a folk comedy set in contemporary Dakar. Ibrahima Dieng (Mamadou Guye) is a middle-aged Muslim man with two wives and seven children. One day he receives a money order from his nephew in Paris, with specific instructions for the division and use of the funds. However, news of the money order spreads quickly through the neighborhood, and soon Ibrahima’s home is filled...   More >

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Reluctant Fundamentalist | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | April 5 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies

A film based off of Mohsin Hamid's novel that tells the story of about conflicting ideologies where perception and suspicion have the power to determine life or death.

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Painted Nails: April Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | April 5 | 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.

After learning that her work has caused her life-threatening health problems, Vietnamese immigrant Van Nguyen, a San Francisco nail salon owner, becomes a resolute activist in the fight to regulate chemicals in personal care products, advocating for the safety of nail salon workers and their clientele,...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

African Film Festival 2017: I Am Not Your Negro

Film - Series | April 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Race, power, and film collide in Raoul Peck’s invigorating look at the great writer James Baldwin, whose powerful investigations on American culture and racism were written decades ago, but whose “words matter now more than ever” (Manuel Betancourt, Esquire). Based on Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which eulogized Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers, and his...   More >

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Film Screening: Future Baby

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 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 April 6th, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of FUTURE BABY, the just-released documentary about the future of human reproduction as it unfolds right before our eyes.

Comments and Q&A after the screening by UC Hastings Professor Radhika Rao and UC Davis Professor Lisa Ikemoto.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at no additional cost!

This...   More >

FUTURE BABY - UC Berkeley Film Screening: Being Human in a Biotech Age

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Radhika Rao, UC Hastings School of Law

 Lisa Ikemoto, UC Davis School of Law

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Please join us at 5:00 pm on April 6th, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of FUTURE BABY, the just-released documentary about the future of human reproduction as it unfolds right before our eyes.

Comments and Q&A after the screening by UC Hastings Professor Radhika Rao and UC Davis Professor Lisa Ikemoto.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at no additional cost!

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Film Screening: Raising of America: Episode Two: Once Upon a Time, When Childcare For All Wasn't Just a Fairytale

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 6-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Larry Adelman, Series Creator/Executive Producer, California Newsreel

 Maternal and Child Health Program, School of Public Health

How might American life might be different today if all of the nation’s children had access to high-quality early care and education for the past four decades? In 1971, we almost did.

Join us in viewing Episode Two from the Raising of America documentary series followed by an interactive dialogue with the filmaker, parents, and other local experts on children & families.

Hosted by the...   More >

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World Without End (No Reported Incidents) | Jem Cohen | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The poetic, political imagery that has made Jem Cohen an iconoclastic American treasure is on full display in his recent work. World Without End (No Reported Incidents), a portrait of Southend-on-Sea, a working-class British resort town near London, gently leads us into a forgotten Britain where the unspoken specter of Brexit looms over all. Cohen visits the town and finds something typical for...   More >

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Gamushara (Live Recklessly)

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 6:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Hidekazu Takahara, Director and Filmmaker; Yuka/Act Yasukawa, Professional Wrestler and Actress

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, Center for East Asian Studies

Hidekazu Takahara, 2015 (102 Minutes)
In Japanese with English subtitles – Free and Open to the Public

In Hidekazu Takahara’s Gamushara (Live Recklessly), professional wrestling/joshi puroresu star Yuka/Act Yasukawa confronts her own past sexual trauma through the performance of violence in the ring. The fluidity between Yuka and her wrestling persona Act raises...   More >

The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV): Albert Serra | France, Portugal, Spain, | 2016

Film - Feature | April 6 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick D’Assumçao, Marc Susini,

King Louis XIV is dying, but his doctors are unclear as to the cause. He is on bed rest, ordered not to see his beloved dogs; visitors must come to him to be greeted as standing proves to be too difficult, and eating is an applauded act, as any nourishment for His Majesty is a triumph. In Albert Serra’s masterful The Death...   More >

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

I Called Him Morgan | Kasper Collin | Sweden, United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discovered by Dizzy Gillespie and an MVP of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers ensemble, Lee Morgan was a key player in New York’s 1960s “hard-bop” scene—a trumpeter with a beautifully supple, expressive sound, a dapper prodigy who had played with John Coltrane by his late teens and gained the admiration of his peers by his early twenties. It was inevitable he’d eventually cross paths with Helen More,...   More >

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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The Unknown Girl | (La fille inconnue): Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Belgium, France, 2016

Film - Feature | April 7 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier,

The Dardenne brothers have won the Cannes Palme d’Or twice for their incomparable portraits of underrepresented lives. Here, their protagonist is a doctor who sets out to uncover the identity of a woman who died near her office. The Unknown Girl is another stellar entry in the Belgian filmmakers’ illustrious careers.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | April 8 | 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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The Paris Opera: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Belgium, France, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 8 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Palais Garnier has graced the ninth arrondissement since 1875, dazzling onlookers with its ornate beaux-arts facade and gilded statuary honoring the fine arts. To Parisians it is known simply as “L’opéra,” the historic home of the world-renowned Paris Opera and the birthplace of classical ballet. In this captivating documentary, Swiss director Jean-Stéphane Bron takes audiences inside one of...   More >

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Serenade for Haiti | Owsley Brown | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 8 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This vibrant documentary tribute to the students and teachers of Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, testifies to the role that art can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Ma' Rosa | Brillante Ma Mendoza | Philippines, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 8 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Unfolding in what feels like real time with a gritty social realist style, Brillante Mendoza’s latest is the harrowing and timely story of a couple arrested for selling drugs and their children’s race to find the money to bribe corrupt police.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Who Cares. Who Sees: Experimental Shorts

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cosponsored by San Francisco Cinematheque
Curated by Vanessa O’Neill and Kathy Geritz


How we see others and understand them is explored through six poetic films by Janie Geiser, Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller, Adam Levine and Sara Smith, Brigid McCaffrey, Jesse McLean, and Madi Piller.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy: Thomas Reidelsheimer | United Kingdom, 2017

Film - Documentary | April 9 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This collaborative sequel to the landmark Rivers and Tides finds artist Andy Goldsworthy still appealingly engaged in his philosophical and tactical exploration of the natural world.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Godless (Bezbog) | Ralitza Petrova | Bulgaria, Denmark, 2016

Film - Feature | April 9 | 3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In post-Communist Bulgaria, justice is rare and making the right choice comes at a cost. A home care nurse faces her own difficult choices in this bold observation of a woman trapped in a fatalistic culture.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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A Date for Mad Mary | Darren Thornton | Ireland, 2016

Film - Feature | April 9 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fresh from serving a jail sentence for brawling, Mary embarks on a time-crunched hunt for an acceptable wedding date, a search that takes her to uncharted places in this unconventional, energetic romantic comedy.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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The Transfiguration | Michael O'Shea | United States, 2016

Film - Feature | April 9 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Clifton Moten,

Combining gritty urban realism with vampire-movie name-checks galore, this debut film tells the story of a teenage loner with a problem—he has a thirst for blood—and the slightly older girl who befriends him.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Asamapta (Incomplete): A Screening with Director Suman Mukhopadhyay present

Film - Feature | April 10 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Suman Mukhopadhyay, Film Director

 Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Berkeley Bangla Initiative

A screening of award winning film director, Suman Mukhopadhyay's newest film, Asamapta (Incomplete). Screening will include a Q&A session with the director.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sieranevada | Cristi Puiu | Romania, 2016

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A movie about big themes set in a small space, the latest from Romanian master Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) takes place in a flat where relatives wait for a priest to deliver last rites to the family patriarch.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Namesake | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | April 12 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies

A film based off of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel that tells the story of the Ganguli family whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing act to meld to a new world without forgetting the old.

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Belo Monte: After the Flood film screening and panel discussion

Film - Documentary | April 12 | 5-8 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Kate Horner, Executive Director, International Rivers; Roberta Giordano, Development Associate, Amazon Watch

 Berkeley Water Group, Friends of the River at UC Berkeley, International Rivers, Amazon Watch

On April 12 from 5-8 p.m. in VLSB 2040, Student Environmental Resource Center - SERC at UC Berkeley, Amazon Watch, and International Rivers will be hosting a film screening of the new documentary Belo Monte: After the Flood. Food will be provided.

For seven years, award-winning environmental documentarian Todd Southgate documented the conflicts surrounding Belo Monte – one of the world's most...   More >

Belo Monte: After the Flood film screening and panel discussion

Film - Documentary | April 12 | 5-8 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Water Activism and Water as a Human Right

 Berkeley Water Group

On April 12 from 5-8 p.m. in VLSB 2040, Student Environmental Resource Center - SERC at UC Berkeley, Amazon Watch, and International Rivers will be hosting a film screening of the new documentary Belo Monte: After the Flood. Food will be provided.

For seven years, award-winning environmental documentarian Todd Southgate documented the conflicts surrounding Belo Monte – one of the world's most...   More >

Muhi—Generally Temporary: Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander, Tamir Elterman | Israel, Germany, 2017

Film - Documentary | April 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Muhi, a cherubic Palestinian toddler with a life-threatening illness, was transported to an Israeli hospital as a baby and has lived there ever since. This documentary locates his family’s story within the crucible of the relentless Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Family Life (Vida de familia) | Alicia Scherson, Cristián Jiménez | Chile, 2017

Film - Feature | April 12 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

While housesitting for an estranged relative, Martín takes the phrase “make yourself at home” to uncomfortable extremes in this wry exploration of fortysomething malaise.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Wedding Ring (Zin'naariya!): Rahmatou Keïta Niger, Burkina Faso, | France, 2016

Film - Feature | April 13 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Magaajyia Silberfeld, Aïchatou Moussa, Aïchatou Lamine Fofana,


The Wedding Ring is a rare achievement, a wondrously complex dramatic feature directed by an African woman that explores female desires and empowerment in a traditional Muslim society.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex

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Hermia and Helena: Matías Piñeiro, | Argentina, United States, 2016,

Film - Feature | April 13 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Agustina Muñoz, Maria Villar, Mati Diop.


This quasi-adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which a young theater director comes to New York from Buenos Aires to translate Shakespeare’s play, casts a lasting spell with its ephemeral beauty and unpretentious vitality.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Saving Mes Aynak: A Film by Brent E. Huffman: Filmscreening and Discussion with Filmmaker

Film - Documentary | April 14 | 3-5 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Brent E. Huffman, Associate Professor, Northwestern University

 Sanjyot Mehendale, Near Eastern Studies

 Near Eastern Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Buddhist Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

The 2015 documentary Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he tries to save a 5,000-yearold site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition by a Chinese state-owned mining company that is eager to harvest $100 billion worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. The Chinese project directly threatens future discoveries that, according to some, could help...   More >

Life After Life (Zhi fan ye mao) | Zhang Hangyi | China, 2016

Film - Feature | April 14 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Produced by Jia Zhangke, this evocative and poetic ghost story depicts a rapidly disappearing way of life in rural China with a gorgeous visual sensibility and subtly wry humor.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Mister Universo | Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel | Austria, Italy, 2016

Film - Feature | April 14 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Tairo Caroli, Wendy Weber, Arthur Robin,

Each night, underneath a threadbare big top, Tairo puts an aging pride of big cats through their paces. Audiences may be dwindling, but the young lion tamer is happy, living a life that he’s dreamed of since he was a little boy. When some trailer park neighbors steal a cherished lucky charm, Tairo, uneasy without it, sets off down the back...   More >

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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The Future Perfect (El futuro perfecto) | Nele Wohlatz | Argentina, 2016

Film - Feature | April 14 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Zhang Xiaobin, Saroj Kumar Malik, Jiang Mian.


An eighteen-year-old travels from China to Buenos Aires to join her conservative family and rebels against them by taking a Spanish class, where lessons learned become ways to imagine a “future perfect.”

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | April 15 | 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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The Force | Peter Nicks | United States, 2017

Film - Documentary | April 15 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this powerful, immersive look at a turbulent time in the Oakland Police Department, filmmaker Peter Nicks (The Waiting Room) avoids easy generalizations and upends expectations.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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The Winter (El invierno) | Emiliano Torres | Argentina, France, 2016

Film - Feature | April 15 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this observant, measured feature debut, the onset of winter affects both the aging foreman of a hardscrabble Patagonian sheep ranch and the younger man who comes to work for the season.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo): João Pedro Rodrigues | Portugal, France, Brazil, 2016

Film - Feature | April 15 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, João Pedro Rodrigues,

Following a strapping young ornithologist stranded in the wilderness, this metaphysical (but also very physical) adventure by Portugal’s most idiosyncratic auteur twists St. Anthony of Padua’s legend into a playfully modern shape.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Maliglutit (Searchers)| Zacharias Kunuk | Canada, 2016

Film - Feature | April 16 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Benjamin Kunuk, Jocelyne Immaroitok, Karen Ivalu,

Canadian-Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk’s film continues in the breathtaking vein of his unforgettable Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner with a story of cruelty and cold revenge based loosely on John Ford’s The Searchers.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Duet | Navid Danesh | Iran, 2016

Film - Feature | April 16 | 3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After a Tehran musician instigates an encounter with his college girlfriend, their lives are thrown into existential crisis. This resonant and moving depiction of the impact the past has on the present is both culturally specific and universal in its reach.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Donkeyote | Chico Pereira | Spain, Germany, Scotland, 2017

Film - Feature | April 16 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A Spanish man’s quest to defy barriers and borders by embarking on the Trail of Tears with his donkey by his side is its own quixotic trail of laughter and tears in this winning tale.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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El mar la mar: Joshua Bonnetta, J. P. Sniadecki | United States, 2017

Film - Feature | April 16 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Weaving breathtaking footage of the Sonoran Desert with eerie off-camera interviews, this film captures the desperation and haunting beauty that the land between Mexico and the United States has come to represent.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

A Tomb for Khun Srun (2015, 63 mins.)

Film - Documentary | April 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Eric Galmard, Director

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American Studies

This documentary film, directed by Eric Galmard, looks at the life of Khun Srun, a brilliant Cambodian writer who joined the Khmer Rouge in 1973 only to be executed by the regime in 1978. The film aims to bring attention to his literary voice, combined with a present-day focus on his daughter, Khun Khem, the only surviving member of the family.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Film Screening: Wallah Je Te Jure

Film - Documentary | April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 La Dolce Vita Italian Studies Club

 Department of Italian Studies

La Dolce Vita Italian Studies Club invites you to a screening of the documentary "Wallah Je Te Jure". The film tells the stories of men and women traveling along West African migration routes to Italy.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mississippi Masala | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | April 19 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for African Studies

Set primarily in rural Mississippi, the film explores interracial romance between African Americans and Indian Americans in the United States.

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Documentary Film Screening: Island of Shadows: The Struggle for Worker’s Rights in South Korea

Film - Documentary | April 19 | 7-9:30 p.m. |  University Lutheran Chapel

 2425 College Ave., Berkeley, CA

 Jinsook Kim, Activist and organizer; Jeong Keun Kim, Director, Island of Shadows

 UC Berkeley Center for Korean Studies, UC Berkeley Labor Center

Jinsook Kim, a female welder, emerged as a key figure in the “democratic” labor movement of South Korea in the 1990s as one of the most committed leaders of the metal workers’ union movement. In recent decades she has become the champion of irregular workers. Learn about the ongoing struggle for worker’s right in South Korea from Ms. Kim and from the documentary film, Island of Shadows, which...   More >

Here Come the Videofreex: Jon Nealon, Jenny Raskin | United States, 2015

Film - Documentary | April 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover the forgotten story of the Videofreex collective, some of the first activists to use videotape as a tool for activism, protest, and self-representation.

With special guest Mary Curtis Ratcliff, past member of Videofreex

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, April 20, 2017

Finding Oscar: Preview Screening

Film - Documentary | April 20 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Ryan Suffern, Director; Roxanna Altholz, Associate Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic; Eric Stover, Faculty Director, Human Rights Center

 Human Rights Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Graduate School of Journalism

From the producer of Sully and The Armstrong Lie, this documentary starts with a forgotten massacre during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war in which a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. A Q&A with the director, Eric Stover and Roxanna Altholz will follow. Refreshments will be served.

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Workers, Peasants (Operai, Contadini): Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | Italy, France, 2000

Film - Feature | April 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Angela Nugara, Giacinto Di Pascoli, Giampaolo Cassarino, Enrico Achilli,

A roster of nonprofessional actors from Pisa bring to life a famed Marxist novella, Women of Messina, in Straub-Huillet’s stunning treatise on community and opposition. With short Incantati.

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, April 21, 2017

African Film Festival 2017: Martha and Niki

Film - Series | April 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 2011 two young Afro-Swedish women took on the macho world of competitive hip-hop dance—and won. Niki Tsappos, born in Ethiopia and adopted by Swedish parents, and Martha Nabwire, a more recent immigrant from Uganda, are best friends whose skills and teamwork knock audiences and competitors—especially men—for a loop. (“Guys always want to be in charge,” they note.) Boasting some amazing...   More >

Luminous Procuress | Steven Arnold | United States, 1971

Film - Documentary | April 21 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

World Premiere of Restored 16mm Print


The legendary, gender-obliterating funfest unleashed by the cantankerous cross-dressing Cockettes shines on in this immaculate restored print.

With guests: Steve Said, Rumi Missabu, Tsvi Strauch and Vishnu Dass

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, April 22, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | April 22 | 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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My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond: Catherine Ryan, Gary Weimberg | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 22 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This biography-cum-scientific adventure is a fascinating, engaging voyage into the human brain and the work of UCB professor emeritus Marian Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience.

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 Circus | Charlie Chaplin | United States, 1928

Film - Feature | April 22 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Little Tramp becomes an accidental clown in this lesser-known but irresistibly funny Chaplin 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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Shadows | John Cassavetes | United States, 1959

Film - Feature | April 22 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Time never caught up with Cassavetes’s first film; his tale of three black Manhattanites is still inherently hip, mordantly funny, terribly sad, and very New York.

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 Clock: Notions of Cinematic Temporality

Film - Feature | April 22 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alexander Horwath will be giving an introduction.

Time is the concept behind this program of archival shorts and excerpts that tell a surrealist-populist story of the twentieth century. With pieces by Josef von Sternberg, Robert Frank, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 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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Sunday, April 23, 2017

"I was the Terrorist" Film Screening: Hosted by EarthGathering and Nikkei Student Union

Film - Documentary | April 23 | 12:45-3 p.m. | 20 Barrows Hall

 Miho Aida, EarthGathering

 Nikkei Student Union

12:45 pm: Doors open & Okinawa sanshin live music
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Film screening & discussion with director Hanayo Oya

This is a FREE event. Donations at the door will be appreciated.

From Okinawa, Japan - hear the story of a former U.S. Marine who joined Okinawan residents protesting in opposition to the construction of U.S. bases on their island. The documentary reveals the...   More >

FREE Donations are appreciated.

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Fortini/Cani | Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | Italy, 1976

Film - Feature | April 23 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Franco Lattes

Straub-Huillet’s aesthetic of spoken word plus projected image, history plus landscape, was boiled to its essence in this cine-essay featuring legendary Italian New Left figure Franco Fortini. With Lothringen!, based on novels byMaurice Barrès.

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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Faces | John Cassavetes | United States, 1968

Film - Feature | April 23 | 4:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Gena Rowlands, John Marley, and Seymour Cassel star in this unflinching night-long journey through a marriage on the rocks, a film “against all people that know and for people that just feel” (Cassavetes).

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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Amarcord | Federico Fellini | Italy, 1974

Film - Feature | April 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Pupella Maggio, Magali Noel, Armando Brancia, Bruno Zanin,


In Amarcord, Fellini evokes a year in the life of the small Italian coastal town of Rimini in the mid-1930s with free-spirited fantasy, bittersweet comedy, and intimate detail....   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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Monday, April 24, 2017

Vittorio De Sica, Two Women

Film - Feature | April 24 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 (auditorium)

 Marco Grossi

 Maria Grazia Affinito

 Institute of European Studies, Human Rights Center, Italian Society at Berkeley, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

What does sexual violence look like when it becomes a war strategy? Join us and help to support a film fest and prestigious panel about an historic case of sexual violence during World War II and a new Berkeley initiative to combat impunity today.

 This film is presented in Italian with English subtitles, and includes graphic scenes of war.

Vittorio De Sica, Two Women

Film - Feature | April 24 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 (auditorium)

 Marco Grossi

 Maria Grazia Affinito

 Institute of European Studies, Human Rights Center, Italian Society at Berkeley, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

What does sexual violence look like when it becomes a war strategy? Join us and help to support a film fest and prestigious panel about an historic case of sexual violence during World War II and a new Berkeley initiative to combat impunity today.

 This film is presented in Italian with English subtitles, and includes graphic scenes of war.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Still Tomorrow

Film - Documentary | April 25 | 7-10 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Fan Jian, Documentary Filmmaker; Professor Linda Williams, Departments of Film Studies and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley

 Datong Society of China Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley

Still Tomorrow (yaoyaohuanghuang de renjian), directed by Fan Jian. is based on the story of an unusual Chinese poet—Yu Xiuhua.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6254446/

Yu Xiuhua was a peasant woman poet. She was born in a small village in Hubei Province, China in 1976, with cerebral palsy, author of a 2015 poem “Crossing Half of the Country to Sleep with You.”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Queen of Katwe | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | April 26 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for African Studies

The colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.

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African Film Festival 2017: Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy

Film - Series | April 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The acclaimed Chadian director of Daratt and A Screaming Man turns to documentary with this moving work on his country’s healing and reconciliation, miraculously filmed while its former dictator Hissein Habré was standing trial for war crimes. Habré promised greatness for Chad, but like those of so many other dictators, his regime descended into paranoia and oppression, with countless people...   More >

Dinner and a Movie: A Screening of the Waiting Room: with director Peter Nicks

Film - Documentary | April 26 | 7-9 p.m. | 60 Barrows Hall

 Peter Nicks

 Cal Undergraduate Public Health Coalition

Please join the Cal Undergraduate Public Health Coalition for dinner and a movie, plus a question and answer session with The Waiting Room’s director, Peter Nicks.

The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film – using a blend...   More >

Giuseppe De Santis, Under the Olive Tree

Film - Feature | April 26 | 8-10:30 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Institute of European Studies, Italian Society at Berkeley, Human Rights Center, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Department of Gender and Women's Studies, ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

A program in the series "A Tale of Two Women: From Postwar Italian Cinema to Human Rights Today," April 24-27 at UC Berkeley and The Marsh Theater

Thursday, April 27, 2017

African Film Festival 2017: Kiki

Film - Series | April 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New York City’s vibrant ballroom art form/subculture may have entered mainstream consciousness in the 1990s with Madonna’s “Vogue” video and Paris Is Burning, but the scene is as alive as ever today, and even more necessary. Led by LGBTQ youth of color, the activist Kiki scene still boasts the balls, dances, and fashions, but also provides peer-led support and family structures within its...   More >

FIlm Showing: KIKI @ BAMPFA

Film - Documentary | April 27 | 7-9 p.m. |  BAMPFA is located at 2155 Center Street, between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue, in downtown Berkeley.

 College of Environmental Design

Showing of the documentary Kiki with the filmmaker Sara Jordenö, in conversation

Friday, April 28, 2017

My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond: Catherine Ryan, Gary Weimberg | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 28 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This biography-cum-scientific adventure is a fascinating, engaging voyage into the human brain and the work of UCB professor emeritus Marian Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience.

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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FORGETTING VIETNAM, a film by Trinh Minh-ha

Film - Documentary | April 28 | 5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender

Center for Race & Gender Special Film Presentation

FORGETTING VIETNAM
a film by Prof. Trinh T. Minh-ha
Gender & Women’s Studies and Rhetoric

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017
5:00 pm
Multicultural Community Center
MLK, Jr. Student Union Building, UC Berkeley
(Location is wheelchair accessible. Event organized by the CRG Arts & Humanities Initiative.)

Touching on a trauma of international...   More >

African Film Festival 2017: Ayiti Mon Amour

Film - Series | April 28 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Documentary meets magical neorealism in the Haitian-born filmmaker Guetty Felin’s gorgeous tribute to the resilience and beauty of her homeland, set five years after its devastating 2010 earthquake. The ruins and rubble remain, as do the protests over government corruption, yet amidst the debris magic still can be found: a grieving young man can discover he powers the currents, or an author can...   More >

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | April 29 | 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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Amarcord | Federico Fellini | Italy, 1974

Film - Feature | April 29 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Pupella Maggio, Magali Noel, Armando Brancia, Bruno Zanin,

In Amarcord, Fellini evokes a year in the life of the small Italian coastal town of Rimini in the mid-1930s with free-spirited fantasy, bittersweet comedy, and intimate detail

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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Festival Express |Bob Smeaton | UK, 2003

Film - Feature | April 29 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Film will screen on BAMPFA's outdoor screen on Addison Street

With an introduction by Nicholas Meriwether


Festival Express tells the story of the 1970 cross-Canada train tour of some of the most popular musicians of the day. Unlike in standard music festivals where performers came together for a couple of hours or days, the participants in this tour all traveled together on the...   More >

Admission to this film is free

Minnie and Moskowitz | John Cassavetes | United States, 1971

Film - Feature | April 29 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery, Timothy Carey

Cassavetes’s take on the screwball comedy stars Gena Rowlands as Minnie, a beautiful, refined museum employee unlucky in love.

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

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Black Sin (Schwarze Sünde) | Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | West Germany, 1988

Film - Feature | April 30 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Andreas von Rauch, Howard Vernon, Vladimir Theye

History doubles back on itself like a noose in Straub-Huillet’s second version of The Death of Empedocles, as the Greek philosopher advocates for democracy for his people, with tragic results. With Itinerary of Jean Bricard.

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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Works from the Eisner Competition 2017

Film - Series | April 30 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Student Filmmakers in Person

We are pleased to present this year’s prizewinners and runners-up in the film and video category of the Eisner Prize competition. The Eisner Prize is the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus. Expect narratives, documentaries, experimental works, and animations. A handout with written descriptions by the artists will be available at 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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A Woman Under the Influence | John Cassavetes | United States, 1974

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

John Cassavetes’s masterpiece retains the power to unnerve with its raw, often harrowing depiction of a blue-collar Los Angeles family on the rocks. Gena Rowlands’s performance as Mabel Longhetti, wife of everyman Nick (Peter Falk) and mother of three, stands as a virtually unmatched tour de force.

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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