<< May 2018 >>

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wings of a Serf

Film - Feature | May 2 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Directed by the Belarusian Yuri Tarich, this extraordinary 1926 Soviet silent film set in the sixteenth century was influential in the direction of Eisenstein’s two-part Ivan the Terrible (1944-46).

Mankiller: May's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | May 2 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

"This is the story of an American hero and legend, one who stands tall amongst the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman, and Martin Luther King, Jr. -- and yet few people know her name. Wilma Mankiller is someone who humbly defied the odds to fight injustice and give a voice to the voiceless. She overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation's first female...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

May Movie at Moffitt

Africa and the Diaspora: Short Films

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tonight’s program mingles short African fiction films with documentary essays from the diaspora. Discover works by Alassane Sy and Mamadou Dia (Senegal), Cedric Ido (Burkina Faso), Lebert Bethune (Jamaica), and Carlos Javier Ortiz (Oakland by way of Chicago).

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Sawdust and Tinsel

Film - Feature | May 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Åke Grönberg and Harriet Andersson portray turn-of-the-century circus performers in Bergman’s earliest evocation of the theater of humiliation.

Friday, May 4, 2018

In the Intense Now

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Salles portrays the pivotal, tumultuous 1960s through archival footage and home movies from May ’68 Paris, Soviet-invaded Czechoslovakia, China during the Cultural Revolution, and Brazil under military rule. “It’s a documentary that’s really a meditation—history made poetic” (Variety).

Thirst

Film - Feature | May 4 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A voyage across a war-scarred Europe forms the background of a married couple’s collapsing relationship in Bergman’s dreamlike early look at isolation, emotional torment, and romantic masochism. “A sort of Voyage in Italy revised by Sartre” (Cinema 58).

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Way Bay on Screen

Film - Feature | May 5 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This selection of works from the exhibition Way Bay reveals the rich and varied landscape and people of the Bay Area. Featuring a time capsule of San Francisco before the 1906 quake and works by Bruce Baillie, Alice Anne Parker (Severson), Sara Kathyrn Arledge, and Ernie Gehr.

The Holy Girl

Film - Feature | May 5 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An adolescent girl tries to save a man from sin in Martel’s hallucinatory look at religious devotion, sexual awakening, Lolita obsessions, and Catholic repressions in small-town Argentina. “A film that defies categorization, but I’m tempted to call it a miracle” (A. O. Scott).

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Time Regained

Film - Feature | May 6 | 3:30 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).

Thirst

Film - Feature | May 6 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A voyage across a war-scarred Europe forms the background of a married couple’s collapsing relationship in Bergman’s dreamlike early look at isolation, emotional torment, and romantic masochism. “A sort of Voyage in Italy revised by Sartre” (Cinema 58).

Vaya

Film - Feature | May 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Three strangers from the South African hinterlands journey to bustling Johannesburg looking for success but find far more than they bargained for in this well-crafted urban noir, an Amores perros for twenty-first-century Africa.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Virgin Spring

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A stark medieval allegory of faith, sexual violence, and revenge. “Sven Nykvist's luminous black-and-white photography conspire[s] with the austerity of Bergman's imagery to create an extraordinary metaphysical charge” (Time Out).

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Headless Woman

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A woman involved in a potentially tragic hit-and-run accident tries to ignore what happened in Martel’s disorienting, critically acclaimed suspense thriller. “If Hitchcock and Antonioni ever had an interest in class guilt, you’d have Martel” (Wesley Morris).

Friday, May 11, 2018

Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 2: Oma and Gregor

Film - Feature | May 11 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The search for an affordable apartment leads Oma and Gregor down an unexpected path in this second episode of the series.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 3: Franz and Ernst

Film - Feature | May 12 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the third episode, the factory workers want Franz (Wolfgang Schenck) for their foreman, but management has other ideas.

Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 4: Harald and Monika

Film - Feature | May 12 | 6:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The fourth episode of the series focuses on the personal struggles and complications that characters face outside working hours.

Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 5: Irmgard and Rolf

Film - Feature | May 12 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the final episode, management announces that the business is moving, and Jochen and his crew face new challenges and responsibilities.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 1: Jochen and Marion

Film - Series | May 13 | 11:30 a.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As the series begins, tool maker Jochen (Gottfried John) and his crew are under pressure at the factory, and we meet Marion (Hanna Schygulla), Oma (Luise Ullrich), and Gregor (Werner Finck).

Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 2: Oma and Gregor

Film - Series | May 13 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The search for an affordable apartment leads Oma and Gregor down an unexpected path in this second episode of the series.

Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 3: Franz and Ernst

Film - Series | May 13 | 3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the third episode, the factory workers want Franz (Wolfgang Schenck) for their foreman, but management has other ideas.

Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 4: Harald and Monika

Film - Series | May 13 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The fourth episode of the series focuses on the personal struggles and complications that characters face outside working hours.

Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 5: Irmgard and Rolf

Film - Series | May 13 | 7:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the final episode, management announces that the business is moving, and Jochen and his crew face new challenges and responsibilities.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Benjamin Michel

Film - Feature | May 26 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Michel offers a presentation exploring the works of African-descended directors, past and present, who challenge the medium through their artistic voices.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Greta Garbo Rarities

Film - Feature | May 30 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This program of rare film fragments, commercials, and newsreels from the archives of the Swedish Film Institute offers glimpses of Garbo at various points throughout her career.