<< June 2017 >>

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stalker Andrei | Tarkovsky | USSR, 1979

Film - Feature | June 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A writer, a scientist, and their “stalker” guide venture into a mysterious wasteland known as the Zone. “A dense, complex, often contradictory, and endlessly pliable allegory about human consciousness” (Slant).

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, June 2, 2017

100 Years with Juan Rulfo (Cien años con Juan Rulfo) | Juan Carlos Rulfo | Mexico, 2017

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A very personal profile of the great Mexican author and photographer Juan Rulfo, created by his son Juan Carlos, whose film In the Pit won Best Documentary at Sundance.

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, June 3, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | June 3 | 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 Secret Garden | Agnieszka Holland, | United States, 1993, (103 mins)

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott,

Agnieszka Holland adapted Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved tale of an enterprising girl (Kate Maberly) who uncovers secrets at her uncle’s forbidding estate, including an abandoned garden and a neglected boy. Together the children make the garden bloom and transform the lives of all who live there. Janet Maslin wrote in 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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Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press

Film - Documentary | June 3 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Barney Rosset acquired the then fledgling Grove Press in 1951 and soon embarked on a career of publishing and political engagement on the barricades of free expression. The first American publisher of Samuel Beckett, Kenzaburo Oe, Tom Stoppard, Che Guevara, John Rechy, and Malcolm X, he went to the Supreme Court to break the obscenity ban on works of fiction such as Lady Chatterley’s Lover,...   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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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters | Paul Schrader | United States, 1985

Film - Feature | June 3 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Paul Schrader and his brother Leonard joined together with Bay Area producer Tom Luddy for this rich, compelling profile of the controversial Japanese literary giant Yukio Mishima, who committed suicide in 1970 after a failed coup attempt.

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, June 4, 2017

Intruder in the Dust | Clarence Brown | United States, 1949

Film - Feature | June 4 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Juano Hernandez, Claude Jarman, Jr., David Brian, Elizabeth Patterson,

Shot in Faulkner country—Oxford, Mississippi—this adaptation of his novel was one of the first films to break the Hollywood taboo on the subject of racism; today it shows how Faulkner is more relevant than ever. The story of a black man, Lucas, who incurs a town’s wrath by refusing to act like a “nigger,” and 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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California Typewriter | Doug Nichol | United States, 2016

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Person:

Doug Nichol
Steve Wasserman
Jeremy Mayer
Herbert Permillion III
Ken Alexander




This hymn to the ordinary typewriter is also a portrait of the countless artists, writers, and collectors (including Tom Hanks and Sam Shepard) who remain steadfast in their love and loyalty. “Pure typewriter heaven” (Don DeLillo).

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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Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias del subdesarrollo) | Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Cuba, 1968

Film - Feature | June 4 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés,

The Cuban cinema reached full maturity with this classic study of a bourgeois writer who stays in Cuba after the revolution, despite his alienation from the new society and the loss of all his friends to Miami. Based on novelist/screenwriter Edmundo Desnoes’s autobiographical Inconsolable Memories, Memories 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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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Kedi | Ceyda Torun | Turkey, United States, 2016

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of this year’s top theatrical documentary releases, the inspired Kedi strikes a chord: capturing the spirited character of the felines that roam Istanbul freely and depicting the beauty of the city, it touches us at a time of uncertainty in the world. Director Ceyda Torun returns to her native Istanbul, where, in her words, the cats are “the one constant element, becoming synonymous with 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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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Le Samouraï (The Godson) | Jean-Pierre Melville | France, 1967

Film - Feature | June 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Alain Delon, Françoise Perier, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier,

Alain Delon gives one of his best performances as “The Samurai,” so called in obvious homage to the Japanese masterless ronin who answers only to an internalized code of honor. A killer by contract in the world of Paris nightclubs and hidden bosses, he has a polished, chilling method perfectly suited to Melville’s own...   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, June 9, 2017

Kedi | Ceyda Torun | Turkey, United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | June 9 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of this year’s top theatrical documentary releases, the inspired Kedi strikes a chord: capturing the spirited character of the felines that roam Istanbul freely and depicting the beauty of the city, it touches us at a time of uncertainty in the world. Director Ceyda Torun returns to her native Istanbul, where, in her words, the cats are “the one constant element, becoming synonymous with 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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Los Olvidados (The Young and the Damned) | Luis Buñuel | Mexico, 1950

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán,

With love but without pity, Luis Buñuel unfolds the story of a gang of slum kids who become delinquents as a defense against poverty, lack of affection, and the cruelty of police and pederasts on the city streets. In the characters of Jaibo, the gang leader, and Pedro, his naive victim, Buñuel makes a subtle distinction...   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, June 10, 2017

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

Film - Documentary | June 10 | 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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Army of Shadows (L’armée des ombres) | Jean-Pierre Melville | France, 1969

Film - Feature | June 10 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Melville’s drama of the French Resistance, starring Lino Ventura and Simone Signoret, “grips tighter than a Gestapo handcuff. . . . A film of noirish compositions and fantastic cool” (The Independent).

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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Meek's Cutoff | Kelly Reichardt | United States, 2010

Film - Feature | June 10 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan,

Meek’s Cutoff, from acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Old Joy), is a stark and poetic Western set in 1845, the earliest days of the treacherous Oregon Trail. A wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. “Over and over this movie does things...   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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Kedi | Ceyda Torun | Turkey, United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | June 11 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of this year’s top theatrical documentary releases, the inspired Kedi strikes a chord: capturing the spirited character of the felines that roam Istanbul freely and depicting the beauty of the city, it touches us at a time of uncertainty in the world. Director Ceyda Torun returns to her native Istanbul, where, in her words, the cats are “the one constant element, becoming synonymous with 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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The Silence of the Sea (Le silence de la mer) | Jean-Pierre Melville | France, 1949

Film - Feature | June 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain

A German officer in occupied France falls in love with his “host’s” niece in Melville’s spare debut. “A concentrated, sensitive, interior film” (David Thomson). With short 24 heures de la vie d’un clown.

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

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Rashomon (In the Woods) | Akira Kurosawa | Japan, 1950

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyo, Takashi Shimura,

An act of violence is replayed through the eyes of witnesses and protagonists, each seeing a different thing, in “one of the most brilliantly constructed films of all time, a monument to Kurosawa’s greatness, and a landmark in film history” (James Monaco).

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

Friday, June 16, 2017

Los Olvidados (The Young and the Damned) | Luis Buñuel | Mexico, 1950

Film - Feature | June 16 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán,

With love but without pity, Luis Buñuel unfolds the story of a gang of slum kids who become delinquents as a defense against poverty, lack of affection, and the cruelty of police and pederasts on the city streets. In the characters of Jaibo, the gang leader, and Pedro, his naive victim, Buñuel makes a subtle distinction...   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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Le Samouraï (The Godson) | Jean-Pierre Melville | France, 1967

Film - Feature | June 16 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Alain Delon, Françoise Perier, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier,

Alain Delon gives one of his best performances as “The Samurai,” so called in obvious homage to the Japanese masterless ronin who answers only to an internalized code of honor. A killer by contract in the world of Paris nightclubs and hidden bosses, he has a polished, chilling method perfectly suited to Melville’s own...   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, June 17, 2017

Notes on Blindness | Peter Middleton, James Spinney | United Kingdom, France, 2016

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A taped journal that theologian John Hull (1935–2015) kept after the onset of blindness in 1980 forms the basis of this “beautiful, accessible, and thoughtful work of art” (The Guardian).

$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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Drunken Angel (Yoidore tenshi) | Akira Kurosawa | Japan, 1948

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drunken Angel is a masterful gangster film, evoking the sinister shadows of American film noir and depicting with compassion the devalued life of underworld characters. It is, moreover, a perfect, poetic allegory of postwar Japan; the malaise of a society ravaged by war is symbolized by a disease-ridden sump near the center of the action—the Tokyo slum where the samaritan Dr. Sanada (Takashi...   More >

$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, June 18, 2017

The Hidden Fortress (Kakushi toride no san-akunin), (Three Bad Men in a Hidden Fortress) | Akira Kurosawa | Japan, 1958

Film - Feature | June 18 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kurosawa combined the conventional Japanese period film with fairy-tale elements to produce an energetic and brilliant farce. Toshiro Mifune manages to be both heroic and self-mocking in his role as a most unorthodox and loyal retainer to a now defeated lord, attempting to escape with his princess charge into safe territory. They are joined by two comical farmers who alternately help and hinder...   More >

$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 enfants terribles (The strange ones) | Jean-Pierre Melville | France, 1950

Film - Feature | June 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Nicole Stéphane, Edouard Dhermitte, Jacques Bernard, Renée Cosima,

Jean Cocteau collaborated with Melville on this poetic, moody adaptation of Cocteau’s novel about the obsessive love between a brother and sister. “One of French cinema’s greatest, and most surprising, meetings of the minds” (Criterion Collection).

$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, June 21, 2017

Stray Dog (Nora inu) | Akira Kurosawa | Japan, 1949

Film - Feature | June 21 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Isao Kimura, Keiko Awaji,

On a crowded bus in teeming Tokyo, rookie policeman Murakami has his gun swiped. Fearful of losing his job—a cop without a job is a modern-day ronin—he embarks on a desperate search for the pickpocket. Murakami becomes a lone pilgrim in an underworld seething in the heat of summer and the crush of postwar shortages, rendered...   More >

$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, June 22, 2017

An Evening with Sophie Calle

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Combining a key early work, a recent documentary, and an in-person discussion, this special evening provides an unparalleled introduction to one of the world’s leading contemporary artists. Featuring No Sex Last Night and the documentary Sophie Calle, Untitled.

$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, June 23, 2017

Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) | Akira Kurosawa | Japan, 1954

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Inaba, Seiji Miyaguchi

A ragtag group of samurai band together to protect a village from bandits in Kurosawa’s masterpiece, often cited as one of the ten best films ever made.

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

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bob le flambeur (Bob the Gambler) | Jean-Pierre Melville | France, 1956

Film - Feature | June 24 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, André Garret,

Bob le flambeur is Melville’s love poem to Paris’s Pigalle and its lowlife denizens. It’s a gangster film that is turned by Melville’s taste for the absurd into what he calls “a comedy of manners,” albeit cast in the shades of the pure policier. An aging safecracker and compulsive gambler, Bob (Roger Duchesne) lives by...   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

Notes on Blindness | Peter Middleton, James Spinney | United Kingdom, France, 2016

Film - Feature | June 24 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A taped journal that theologian John Hull (1935–2015) kept after the onset of blindness in 1980 forms the basis of this “beautiful, accessible, and thoughtful work of art” (The Guardian).

$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, June 25, 2017

Rashomon (In the Woods) | Akira Kurosawa | Japan, 1950

Film - Feature | June 25 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyo, Takashi Shimura,

An act of violence is replayed through the eyes of witnesses and protagonists, each seeing a different thing, in “one of the most brilliantly constructed films of all time, a monument to Kurosawa’s greatness, and a landmark in film history” (James Monaco).

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

Army of Shadows (L’armée des ombres) | Jean-Pierre Melville | France, 1969

Film - Feature | June 25 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Melville’s drama of the French Resistance, starring Lino Ventura and Simone Signoret, “grips tighter than a Gestapo handcuff. . . . A film of noirish compositions and fantastic cool” (The Independent).

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, June 28, 2017

Léon Morin, Priest (Léon Morin, prêtre) | Jean-Pierre Melville | France, 1961

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Irène Tunc, Nicole Mirel,

Melville was one of cinema’s great modernists, a true French independent and forerunner to the New Wave. In Léon Morin, Priest, he took two actors associated with the New Wave—Jean-Paul Belmondo of Breathless and Emmanuelle Riva of Hiroshima, mon amour—and, paradoxically, created a film that has more ties to Robert...   More >

$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Reckless Moment | Max Ophuls | United States, 1949

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
James Mason, Joan Bennett, Geraldine Brooks, Henry O'Neill,

Elizabeth Sanxay Holding, whom Raymond Chandler called “the top suspense writer of them all,” wrote The Blank Wall (1947) about a wartime wife who starts out hiding cigarettes and ends up hiding a body. Ophuls captures the subtext, as Juliet Clark describes: “The Reckless Moment traces the traps of American domesticity with...   More >

$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Hidden Fortress (Kakushi toride no san-akunin), (Three Bad Men in a Hidden Fortress) | Akira Kurosawa | Japan, 1958

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kurosawa combined the conventional Japanese period film with fairy-tale elements to produce an energetic and brilliant farce. Toshiro Mifune manages to be both heroic and self-mocking in his role as a most unorthodox and loyal retainer to a now defeated lord, attempting to escape with his princess charge into safe territory. They are joined by two comical farmers who alternately help and hinder...   More >

$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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