<< June 2018 >>

Friday, June 1, 2018

Wild Strawberries

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The film that cemented Bergman’s international reputation deftly interweaves memory, reality, and dream. As an elderly professor recollecting his life’s failures, “Victor Sjöström gives one of the greatest performances of cinema” (National Film Theatre, London).

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy

Film - Feature | June 2 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This visually striking, thought-provoking documentary about the British installation artist Andy Goldsworthy is a sequel to the director’s groundbreaking Rivers and Tides—Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time.

Barry Lyndon

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kubrick’s historical drama follows the travails of a young Irishman (Ryan O’Neal) determined to rise in the world. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Soundtrack. “A movie at once florid in its realism and brazenly, gluttonously formalistic” (New York Times).

Sunday, June 3, 2018

A Touch of Zen

Film - Feature | June 3 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A swordswoman on the run takes refuge with a shy scholar, but soon finds herself back under attack. King Hu’s visionary martial arts epic turns swordplay into ballet, and remains one of the greatest action films of all time.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

L'Orfeo

Film - Feature | June 6 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

L’Orfeo showcases Robert Wilson’s wonderful minimalist interpretation of Monteverdi’s seminal first opera, based on Ovid’s Metamorphosis. Performed by the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala and Concerto Italiano under the direction of Rinaldo Alessandrini.

Ingmar Bergman at Work

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Svenska Filminstitutet curator Jon Wengström shares films featuring Bergman as a director on set, offering insights into his working process and collaborations with actors.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno

Film - Feature | June 7 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Handel’s allegorical first oratorio comes alive in stage director Krzysztof Warlikowski’s contemporary adaptation. Emmanuelle Haïm conducts her ensemble Le Concert d’Astrée, with Sabine Devieilhe, Franco Fagioli, Sara Mingardo, and Michael Spyres.

Flesh and the Devil

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The attentions of a countess (Garbo) transform lifelong friends (John Gilbert and Lars Hanson) into bitter rivals in this fine example of the artistic and technical heights achieved by the Hollywood silent cinema in the late 1920s.

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Color of Pomegranates

Film - Feature | June 8 | 2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This magical work, rich in period music, reimagines Armenian history and culture through the life and writings of its greatest poet. “Watching [it] is like opening a door and walking into another dimension, where time has stopped and beauty has been unleashed” (Martin Scorsese).

Western

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This intense, slow-burning thriller follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. “A stunning existential study of masculinity” (Sight & Sound).

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Summer Interlude

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A prima ballerina impulsively revisits the island of her youth and, in flashbacks, her first and only love. Bergman’s breakthrough film is a magical fusion of sunstruck elegiac love poem and dark suggestion.

The Color of Pomegranates

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This magical work, rich in period music, reimagines Armenian history and culture through the life and writings of its greatest poet. “Watching [it] is like opening a door and walking into another dimension, where time has stopped and beauty has been unleashed” (Martin Scorsese).

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Singin' In the Rain

Film - Feature | June 10 | 4-5:45 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Outdoor Screen

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Change: it can work for you or against you, as this film that heralded the rebirth of the musical in the early fifties exuberantly demonstrates. This vastly entertaining film has many layers of reality, but like the proverbial onion it has no center: its business is exposing the conventions of the cinema, where even “real” characters are not real. (Judy Bloch)

Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This visually striking, thought-provoking documentary about the British installation artist Andy Goldsworthy is a sequel to the director’s groundbreaking Rivers and Tides—Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time.

A Woman of Affairs

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Garbo delivers one of her finest performances and a feminist punch in this tale of an English aristocrat who acts out with calculated recklessness. John Gilbert and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. costar.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Amadeus

Film - Feature | June 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s “black opera” reinterprets the life of Mozart (Tom Hulce) as seen through the eyes of his envious rival Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham). Winner of Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay, and Sound Design.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Zuguleaiñ - We Will Speak: Film Screening and Discussion

Film - Documentary | June 14 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Kelly Baur; Carolina Kürrüf

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Wallmapu Support Committee

In 2015, a group of Mapuche university students organized the first ever Mapuche language revitalization camp. Over 50 students from across Chile came together for one month to be a part of the struggle to learn and preserve the indigenous Mapuche language. This documentary follows the stories of four participants over the course of three years in their process of decolonization by way of...   More >

Summer with Monika

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman naturalistically captures the sensuality and anguish of a youthful summer love affair in this acclaimed early work, which balances eroticism with bleak commentary.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Mur Murs

Film - Feature | June 15 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Venturing from Venice Beach to Watts, the great Agnès Varda looks at the murals of Los Angeles as backdrop to and mirror of the city’s many cultures circa 1980.

L'avventura

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Monica Vitti on a desert island in “a mystery that casually abandons its ostensible premise midway through. . . . Cinema as temporal sculpture” (Village Voice). “The first (and the definitive) film about the diminishing attention span of a modern world” (New York Times).

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Magic Flute

Film - Feature | June 16 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This witty, loving adaptation of Mozart’s exuberant opera revels in its own theatricality, revealing the joy and wonder in Bergman’s metaphysics. “A blissful present, sensuous, luxuriant” (New Yorker).

Queen Christina

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Garbo explores the pains and pleasures of crossing between nations, genders, and sexualities in this loose biography of the Swedish Queen Christina, as infamous as Garbo for being a powerful, cross-dressing, girl-kissing woman.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Dreams

Film - Feature | June 17 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A fashion director (Eva Dahlbeck) and her top model (Harriet Andersson) grapple with relationships old and new in Bergman’s film that explores love as a function of reflection and projection.

La notte

Film - Feature | June 17 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Novelist Marcello Mastroianni and his wife Jeanne Moreau play out a drama of marital disillusionment against Antonioni’s rigorous sense of place and architecture.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

L'eclisse

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Antonioni’s 1962 masterpiece showcases Monica Vitti as his moodiest, most evasive heroine, drifting out of one affair and into another with Alain Delon’s mercurial stockbroker” (Village Voice). “Perhaps the director’s most savage blast of gorgeous B&W ennui” (Time Out).

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Western

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This intense, slow-burning thriller follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. “A stunning existential study of masculinity” (Sight & Sound).

Friday, June 22, 2018

Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy

Film - Feature | June 22 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This visually striking, thought-provoking documentary about the British installation artist Andy Goldsworthy is a sequel to the director’s groundbreaking Rivers and Tides—Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time.

Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A world-weary Swedish girl (Garbo) makes her way back to her father’s fishing barge in Garbo’s sound debut, theatrically directed by Clarence Brown and costarring Charles Bickford and Marie Dressler.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Smiles of a Summer Night

Film - Feature | June 23 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Couples meet, split, and reconverge at a country house in the summer of 1900 in Bergman’s carnal comedy. “A tragic-comic chase and roundelay [carried] into elegance and lyric poetry” (Pauline Kael).

Daisies

Film - Feature | June 23 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chytilová's most acclaimed film, spawned by the Prague Spring, is a brilliantly colored surrealist comedy starring a couple of chicks in search of kicks.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Cielo

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Poet-turned-filmmaker Alison McAlpine finds her wonder at the night sky of Chile’s Atacama Desert reflected in the people she meets there, from cowboys to algae collectors, astronomers to miners and storytellers. “A beautiful film” (Walter Murch).

Grand Hotel

Film - Feature | June 24 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Edmund Goulding’s masterpiece of set design and art direction tracks the denizens of Berlin’s Grand Hotel before the rise of fascism. The all-star cast includes Garbo, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, and John Barrymore.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wild Strawberries

Film - Feature | June 27 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The film that cemented Bergman’s international reputation deftly interweaves memory, reality, and dream. As an elderly professor recollecting his life’s failures, “Victor Sjöström gives one of the greatest performances of cinema” (National Film Theatre, London).

Thursday, June 28, 2018

L’avventura

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Monica Vitti on a desert island in “a mystery that casually abandons its ostensible premise midway through. . . . Cinema as temporal sculpture” (Village Voice). “The first (and the definitive) film about the diminishing attention span of a modern world” (New York Times).

Friday, June 29, 2018

The End of the Ottoman Empire

Film - Feature | June 29 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Back by popular demand! This documentary offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, the essential backstory of our world today.

Anna Karenina

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Nothing says movie romance like a doomed love triangle, and this is one of the best: Greta Garbo, Basil Rathbone, and Frederic March star in Clarence Brown’s swooning adaptation of the great Tolstoy novel.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Way Bay Days: Tom di Maria, Sandra Phillips, Brett Goodroad, Terry Cannon

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Four speakers take on four Bay Area artists: Judith Scott, Lew Thomas, Fred Martin, and Sara Kathryn Arledge.

Red Desert

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Antonioni’s first color film draws images of alarming beauty from environmental apocalypse as an industrialist’s wife (Monica Vitti) suffers a nervous breakdown. “Never has so bleak a vision of contemporary life been projected with more intensity” (Time).

Cielo

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Poet-turned-filmmaker Alison McAlpine finds her wonder at the night sky of Chile’s Atacama Desert reflected in the people she meets there, from cowboys to algae collectors, astronomers to miners and storytellers. “A beautiful film” (Walter Murch).