<< May 2017 >>

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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

Film - Series | May 3 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for African Studies

A 2001 film that explores the bonds that unite families in touching, dramatic, and comedic ways.

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A Woman Under the Influence | John Cassavetes | United States, 1974

Film - Feature | May 3 | 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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My Love Affair with the Brain: May Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | May 3 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Spend Wednesday evening of RRR week learning more about your brain, and how it can thrive! This delightful documentary follows renowned brain scientist and UC Berkeley professor emerita of anatomy, Dr. Marian Diamond, introducing us to her groundbreaking accomplishments at a time when so few women entered her field, as well as her entertaining teaching style and charming personality.

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

These Encounters of Theirs | Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet, | France, Italy, 2005,: Series: Not Reconciled: The Cinema of Straub and Huillet

Film - Feature | May 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The musings of the gods are brought to the earthly realms of contemporary rural Italy in Straub and Huillet’s re-creation of Cesare Pavese’s 1947 book Dialogues with Leucò. With Proposition in Four Parts.

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, May 5, 2017

Turning the Tables: An Irish Film Artist Gets Inside the Skin of the Anthropologists of Western Ireland

Film - Short | May 5 | 6-9 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Duncan Campbell; Nancy Scheper-Hughes; Paul Hockings

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Duncan Campbell, recipient of the 2014 Turner Prize, will show his latest film “The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy” currently exhibited at the IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art). The film is a visionary reenactment of the visual/ethnographic work of two University of California anthropologists who worked in adjacent Irish-speaking villages on the Dingle Peninsula in the late 1960s and mid 1970s. The...   More >

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie | John Cassavetes, | United States, 1978: Series: Personality Is Plot: The Films of John Cassavetes

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cassavetes’s Sunset Strip neo-noir is centered around a “classy” strip club and its proprietor (Ben Gazzara). “The curdled charm of Gazzara's lopsided grin has never been more to the point” (Time Out).

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, May 6, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | May 6 | 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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Kalpana |Uday Shankar | India, 1948

Film - Feature | May 6 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Film Heritage Foundation

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

This gorgeous experimental drama, the only film by celebrated dancer Uday Shankar (brother of Ravi Shankar), is the semi-autobiographical story of a young man’s dream to establish an arts academy in the Himalayas.

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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Celluloid Man | Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, | India, 2012

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Celebrate a passion for film with this portrait of the pioneering efforts of film preservationist P. K. Nair, who founded the National Film Archive of India in 1964. “One of the best movies ever made about cinema ” (Mark Cousins).

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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Celluloid Man | Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, | India, 2012

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Celebrate a passion for film with this portrait of the pioneering efforts of film preservationist P. K. Nair, who founded the National Film Archive of India in 1964. “One of the best movies ever made about cinema ” (Mark Cousins).

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, May 7, 2017

Communists | Jean-Marie Straub, | France, Switzerland, 2014

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This digital meditation on struggle and resistance “is the closest Straub has come to an autobiographical film” (Artforum). With shorts The Algerian War! and The Aquarium and the Nation.

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 | May 7 | 4:15 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 Holy Mountain | Alejandro Jodorowsky, | Mexico, 1973

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One man’s (acid) trip toward enlightened consciousness heads across deserts, galaxies, islands, and more. The most outrageously psychedelic film ever made: you can’t understand the early 1970s without this.

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, May 10, 2017

Opening Night | John Cassavetes, | United States, 1978

Film - Feature | May 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cassavetes’s tribute to acting, actors, and the search for artistic integrity centers around a successful stage actress (Gena Rowlands) grappling with her character. “Cassavetes's most cleverly constructed film” (The New Yorker).

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, May 11, 2017

Elegy to Ecstasy: Films from Canyon Cinema

Film - Series | May 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The visionary Bay Area filmmaking collective Canyon Cinema has been expanding cinema—and minds—since 1967. This program of shorts includes works by Bruce Baillie, Warren Sonbert, Barbara Hammer, Chick Strand, Gunvor Nelson, Peter Rose, Beverly and Tony Conrad, and more.



Antonella Bonfanti and Edith Kramer with join us in conversation.

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, May 12, 2017

Husbands | John Cassavetes, | United States, 1970

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Three middle-aged suburban buddies (Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk) go on a forty-eight-hour bender after another friend’s funeral in this savagely funny, unsentimental dissection of the blustering, bilious midlife male.

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, May 13, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | May 13 | 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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Gloria | John Cassavetes, | United States, 1980

Film - Feature | May 13 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A former gangster’s moll (Gena Rowlands) takes on the mob—while protecting a Puerto Rican orphan—in pre-gentrification, graffiti-tagged early 1980s New York. “A commercial film . . . turned into a slice of pure avant-garde” (Dave Kehr).

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 | May 13 | 8 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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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Hour: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2015 (317 Minutes) In Japanese with English subtitles – Free and Open to the Public

Film - Feature | May 14 | 12:30-6:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Director and Filmmaker

 Film & Media Studies

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's "Happy Hour" (2015) is a seemingly picturesque melodrama about four women living in Kobe who quietly drift apart. The shadow of the 3/11 Earthquake, however, falls over the surface of the acclaimed and award-winning 317 minute epic. Director Q+A to follow.

From Today Until Tomorrow | Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub, | France, Germany, 1996

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An opera film with all attention on the performances and the music, and a thing of beauty. A husband and wife return from a party and begin to speak and sing of romantic rivals and possibilities. With shorts The Inconsolable One and Dialogue with Shadows.

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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Love Streams | John Cassavetes, | United States, 1984

Film - Feature | May 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands star in this film about the blows and buttresses of family. “A mighty, intimate, kaleidoscopically subjective, bravely self-searching summation of a career, an era, and a life” (The New Yorker).

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, May 20, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | May 20 | 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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Saturday, May 27, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | May 27 | 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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