<< March 2018 >>

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Uncondemned: Screening and panel Q&A

Film - Documentary | March 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Kim Thuy Seelinger, Sexual Violence Program Director, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law; Eric Stover, Faculty Director, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law

 Human Rights Center, Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights

The Uncondemned tells the gripping story of the young international lawyers, activists, and survivors who did at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda what had never been done before: prosecute rape as an international war crime. A Q&A will follow the film with Kim Thuy Seelinger and Eric Stover of the Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law.

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Film: The Seventh Seal

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A medieval knight challenges Death to a game of chess in Bergman’s iconic work of cinematic philosophy. “A magically powerful film” (Pauline Kael).

Friday, March 2, 2018

Berta Didn't Die, She Multiplied: Film Screening and Discussion

Film - Documentary | March 2 | 5 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Silvio Carrillo, a filmmaker, producer, and the nephew of Berta Cáceres; Roxanna Altholz, an international human rights lawyer, and author of the recent Dam Violence: The Plan That Killed Berta Cáceres

 Center for Latin American Studies

Join CLAS for a screening of the documentary on the legacy of Berta Cáceres, the indigenous Honduran environmental activist. After the screening, there will be a discussion featuring Silvio Carrillo, a filmmaker, producer, and the nephew of Berta Cáceres, and Roxanna Altholz, an international human rights lawyer, and co-author of the recent Dam Violence: The Plan That Killed Berta Cáceres.

(Image courtesy of Mutual Aid Media.)

Film Screening and Discussion: "Act and Punishment," a film by Evgeny Mitta

Film - Documentary | March 2 | 6-8 p.m. | 188 Dwinelle Hall

 Evgeny Mitta

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

Act and Punishment is a documentary that historically and culturally grounds the protest actions of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot. The film, which the Russian government has banned, juxtaposes interviews with members of Pussy Riot who tell their own stories alongside commentary by Russian art historians, curators, and artists who contextualize their work.

Film Screening: Act and Punishment

Film - Documentary | March 2 | 6-8 p.m. | 188 Dwinelle Hall

 Evgeny Mitta, Visual Artist, Documentary Filmmaker, Scenographer, and Actor

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Film & Media Studies

Act and Punishment is a documentary that historically and culturally grounds the protest actions of Pussy Riot. The film, which the Russian government has banned, juxtaposes interviews with members of Pussy Riot who tell their own stories alongside commentary by Russian art historians, curators, and artists who contextualize their work. The film makes extensive use of raw footage depicting Pussy...   More >

Film:Interviews with My Lai Veterans

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Strick’s documentary spotlights five veterans who took part in the US military’s infamous My Lai massacre, the incident that opened the public’s eyes to the atrocities of the Vietnam War. With Frederick Wiseman’s Basic Training and Appalshop’s Whitesburg Epic.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Film:Winter Soldier

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This record of testimony about American war crimes “may be the most important account we have of America’s tragic encounter with Vietnam. . . . Remains essential viewing” (Chicago Reader). With Peter Gessner’s short Time of the Locust.

Film: Through a Glass Darkly

Film - Series | March 3 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s still-provocative portrait of a young woman sinking into insanity while both family and God fail to save her.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Film: October

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Made to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, October fictionally recreates the revolution’s power and fury: so well, in fact, that some of its scenes have been reused in documentaries as the “real thing.”

Film: Sacred Places

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A bootleg DVD, an old TV, and beat-up benches are all you need to keep cinema alive—at least in one run-down Burkinabe neighborhood—in Téno’s tribute to African hustle and cinephilia. With Christian Bruno and Natalija Vekic’s Ed and Pauline and Emily Chao’s Bruce Takes Dragon Town.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Revisiting Gattaca: Film Screening and Panel

Film - Feature | March 6 | 5-9 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Troy Duster, Emeritus, Chancellor's Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Mel Y. Chen, Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley; Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Professor of English, Emory University; Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Public Health, UC Berkeley

 Karen Nakamura, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Center for Genetics and Society, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Join us as we revisit Gattaca—the dystopian vision of a vastly unequal future that continues to shape our discussions of human genetic technologies 20 years after its release.

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Film: Out of the Past

Film - Series | March 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As part of March Member Appreciation Month, BAMPFA members are invited to a private screening of this masterpiece of film noir.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The New Barbarianism: Screening and panel Q&A

Film - Documentary | March 7 | 12:45-2:30 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 J. Stephen Morrison, Executive Producer, Co-Director, CSIS Global Health Policy Center; Justin Kenny, Co-Director; Rohini Haar, MD, Research Fellow, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law; Elise Baker

 Elizabeth Farnsworth, Former Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

 Human Rights Center, Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights

Healthcare and humanitarian workers are increasingly in the crosshairs as hospitals and aid centers have become part of the battlefield in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. This documentary examines the crisis, its causes, and the limited international response. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and experts in health and human rights in humanitarian settings.

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Film: Bed and Sofa

Film - Feature | March 7 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An army veteran moves in with his old buddy and his wife in a crowded Moscow flat—with predictably disastrous results—in this daring early Soviet film.

Cine Latino: I Dream in Another Language

Film - Feature | March 7 | 7-9 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

A young linguist travels to the jungle of Mexico to research and save a mysterious indigenous language. A language, as he discovers, at the point of disappearing since the last two speakers had a fight fifty years ago and refuse to speak a word with each other. Trying to bring the two old friends back together, he discovers that hidden in the past, in the heart of the jungle, lies a secret...   More >

Anthropocene: March's Movie at Moffitt

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

 Library

A Working Group of international scientists is deciding whether to declare a new geological epoch -- the Anthropocene -- with the Earth shaped more by mankind than nature. Its members tell the story of the Anthropocene and argue whether it's a tragedy, a comedy, or something more surreal. With archival footage, award-winning stills and interviews, [the film] proposes a common secular narrative...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

March's Movie at Moffitt

Film: Maintenance

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A portrait of homes and their owners’ attitudes toward cleaning them. “It’s like a James Benning remake of Jeanne Dielman” (Cinema Scope).

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Film: Uprize!

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Uprize! revisits South Africa’s Soweto Uprising, which began as a student rebellion and became a founding moment in the history of anti-apartheid struggle. With Jamaican filmmaker Lebert Bethune’s historic 1967 film Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Film: Beuys

Film - Feature | March 9 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This new documentary explores the life and work of avant-garde sculptor, painter, performance artist, and social activist Joseph Beuys, chronicling his art and ideas about media, community, and capitalism in an intimate way.

Film: Winter Light

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The central film in Bergman’s “God trilogy” features Gunnar Björnstrand as a pastor haunted by God’s silence. With Max von Sydow and Ingrid Thulin.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Film: The Assassin

Film - Feature | March 10 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Winner of the Best Director prize for Hou Hsiao-hsien at the 2015 Cannes film festival, The Assassin is “a mesmerizing slow burn of a martial-arts movie” (Variety).

Film: The Silence

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Two sisters play out dramas of lust and fear in a foreign land where war looms, an emotional landscape forsaken by God. A work of “staggering integrity” (Chicago Reader).

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Film: Hearts and Minds

Film - Documentary | March 11 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This Academy Award–winning documentary “holds a mirror up to our national conscience” (Judith Crist), revealing the effects of the Vietnam War on both North and South Vietnamese as well as Americans at home. With Carolee Schneemann’s short Viet-Flakes.

Film: Beuys

Film - Feature | March 11 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This new documentary explores the life and work of avant-garde sculptor, painter, performance artist, and social activist Joseph Beuys, chronicling his art and ideas about media, community, and capitalism in an intimate way.

Film: The African Who Wanted to Fly

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This sweet-natured documentary showcases the remarkable life of a man who journeyed from a small Gabonese village to China to study martial arts, and eventually star in kung fu films. With Nora Chipaumire’s Afrofuturist short Afro Promo #1 (Kinglady).

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Film: The General Line

Film - Feature | March 14 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Eisenstein’s “Russian Gothic” tells of a peasant woman’s struggle against superstition, hostility, and greed in her attempt to form a collective.

Film: Under the Sun

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot with the permission and supervision of North Korean authorities, Russian director Vitaly Mansky’s film turns a propaganda effort into a deep-cover documentary about life inside one of the world’s most repressive nations.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Film: No Vietnamese Ever Called Me N****r

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Interviews with three black Vietnam veterans capture their experiences of institutional and everyday racism. With Keith Garrett’s look at African Americans in the military, The Black GI.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Film: The Assassin

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Winner of the Best Director prize for Hou Hsiao-hsien at the 2015 Cannes film festival, The Assassin is “a mesmerizing slow burn of a martial-arts movie” (Variety).

Film: It Rains on Our Love

Film - Feature | March 16 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Two young people try to protect a fragile love on society’s margins in Bergman’s early look at adolescents in crisis, infused with a surprising warmth and optimism.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Film: The Burning Child

Film - Feature | March 17 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Townsend Center for the Humanities

A film journey into Vienna’s interior—both its domestic architecture and the space of the psyche—set against the backdrop of Austria’s troubled past.

Film: The General Line

Film - Feature | March 17 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Eisenstein’s “Russian Gothic” tells of a peasant woman’s struggle against superstition, hostility, and greed in her attempt to form a collective.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Film: Time Regained

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“For those who know the final volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Ruiz’s film sets off its own chain of memories and associations; for those who do not, it serves as a superb introduction to the shape and texture of the Proustian universe” (Dave Kehr).

Film: It Rains on Our Love

Film - Feature | March 18 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Two young people try to protect a fragile love on society’s margins in Bergman’s early look at adolescents in crisis, infused with a surprising warmth and optimism.

Film: Mapantsula

Film - Feature | March 18 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An apolitical small-time crook in Soweto gets swept up in political protests in this legendary 1988 film, the first anti-apartheid feature made in South Africa and a still-vital time capsule of protest, street culture,

Film: The Thoughts That Once We Had

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The film essayist behind Red Hollywood and Los Angeles Plays Itself returns with this personal history of cinema, inspired by Gilles Deleuze. “Less a lecture than a wordless, associative, haunted journey not just through the history of cinematic innovation, but through the 20th century itself” (The Guardian).

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Film: Earth

Film - Feature | March 21 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ukrainian villagers take on their rich overlords in order to collectivize in this startlingly poetic work from the legendary Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko.

Film: Memory and Forgetting: Video Art in Latin America

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A rare opportunity to see artistic reactions to colonial history, military dictatorships, and political violence by artists from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Uruguay.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Film: Films by Sally Cruikshank

Film - Feature | March 24 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cruikshank’s love of surreal 1930s cartoons is evident in her wildly colorful and wonderfully detailed films, some of which were made for Sesame Street.

Film: Que Viva Mexico!

Film - Feature | March 24 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

See Mexico through Eisenstein’s eyes in this compilation of footage shot in 1931, intended for an epic hybrid of documentary and fiction that the director never finished. With short Bezhin Meadow.

Film: Mister Universo

Film - Feature | March 24 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The spirits of early Fellini and De Sica can be felt in this captivating docudrama about an Italian lion-tamer on the hunt for the strongman who started him on the circus life.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Film: Misery and Fortune of Women

Film - Feature | March 25 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A treatise on the need for legal abortions, made in Switzerland by cinematographer Eduard Tisse and “supervised” by Eisenstein. With the poetic short Romance sentimentale.

Film: Pioneer of Nigerien Cinema: Short Films by Moustapha Alassane

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alassane’s films range from animations to ethnography-infused comedies and adaptations of African legends, all sharing a playful humor and incisive commentary on modern Africa.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Film: Mister Universo

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The spirits of early Fellini and De Sica can be felt in this captivating docudrama about an Italian lion-tamer on the hunt for the strongman who started him on the circus life.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Film: Little Dieter Needs to Fly

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Herzog accompanies a Vietnam War POW back to the jungles of Laos to relive his imprisonment and torture in this award-winning documentary. With Jack Chambers’s short Hybrid.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Film: Mister Universo

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The spirits of early Fellini and De Sica can be felt in this captivating docudrama about an Italian lion-tamer on the hunt for the strongman who started him on the circus life.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Film: Beuys

Film - Feature | March 31 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This new documentary explores the life and work of avant-garde sculptor, painter, performance artist, and social activist Joseph Beuys, chronicling his art and ideas about media, community, and capitalism in an intimate way.

Film: The Seventh Seal

Film - Feature | March 31 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A medieval knight challenges Death to a game of chess in Bergman’s iconic work of cinematic philosophy. “A magically powerful film” (Pauline Kael).

Film: Salaam Cinema

Film - Feature | March 31 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Acclaimed Iranian director Makhmalbaf blurs the line between fiction and reality by turning a casting call into cinema, and his prospective actors into subjects, in this tribute to (and wry jab at) the power of film. “Witty and slyly relevant” (Variety).