<< February 2019 >>

Friday, February 1, 2019

The Image Book

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The newest essay film by Jean-Luc Godard is “a kaleidoscopic bulletin on the state of our world” (Variety). Winner of the first Special Palme d’Or award in the history of the Cannes Film Festival.

The Pelican

Film - Feature | February 1 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Blain’s achingly moving portrait of paternal love focuses on jazz musician and new father Paul (Blain), who, seeking to satisfy his wife’s upwardly mobile desires, takes part in an illegal scheme that promptly lands him in prison. Released many years later, Paul discovers that his wife has remarried to a wealthy man. Tracing them to their luxurious summer house in Switzerland, Paul spies on the...   More >

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Nasser’s Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An intriguing overview of Egypt’s political history in the modern age, Nasser’s Republic examines the transformative influence of Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918–1970) on the Arab world. Through his leadership of the 1952 revolution and rise to power as Egypt’s second president, Nasser challenged Western powers and championed Arab and African liberation. He fought against unemployment, poverty, and...   More >

The Nibelungen, Part I: Siegfried’s Death

Film - Feature | February 2 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lang’s two-part superproduction of the thirteenth-century Nordic saga that also inspired Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung is a triumph of studio-created artifice in the silent era. Sets, lighting, costumes, camerawork, and special effects all contribute to the monumental re-creation of a world at the dawn of time, when fire-breathing dragons roam the earth and the Nibelungen, a race of dwarfs,...   More >

All Is Forgiven

Film - Feature | February 2 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hansen-Løve’s assured debut feature is a generous, unflinching look at a loving family gradually undone by addiction. Spanning a period of over a decade in the life of a couple, their child, and their extended family, the film maintains a feeling of intimacy and immediacy in each scene as time passes for the characters, both binding them together and wrenching them apart. A study of the gaps and...   More >

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

Film - Documentary | February 3 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Garry Winogrand’s photographs constitute an unflinching yet empathetic portrait of Cold War–era America. Attuned to incongruous juxtapositions, unexpected beauty, and the fascinating variety of humankind, Winogrand made a fine art of street photography, capturing scores of images imbued with mystery and poetry. Sasha Waters Freyer’s poignant documentary foregrounds Winogrand’s photographs,...   More >

The Nibelungen, Part II: Kriemhild’s Revenge

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Part II of Lang’s epic The Nibelungen, the despondent Kriemhild forms an alliance with Attila the Hun and massacres Hagen’s forces in a violent siege. While the design of Part I, Siegfried’s Death, is highly decorative—amidst colossal rock formations and vast architectural structures, the characters are almost ornamental motifs—in Kriemhild’s Revenge the style modulates to a kaleidoscope of...   More >

Eden

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chronicling the emergence of the house music scene in Paris in the 1990s and twenty years in the life of a DJ who was part of it, Eden draws on the experience of Sven Hansen-Løve, a contemporary of Daft Punk and the director’s brother, who cowrote the screenplay. At once epic and intimate, the film documents both the ecstatic pleasure of the music scene and the toll that the lifestyle and time...   More >

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

24 City

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jia Zhangke’s exquisite documentary/fiction hybrid examines a Chinese factory-city being dismantled to make way for luxury apartment houses. Its workers, many of whom have spent their entire lives within the confines of the factory’s shops, schools, and dormitories, narrate how its walls have come to embody China’s modern history. For Jia, “history is always a blend of fact and imagination.”...   More >

Kedi: February's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | February 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Movies at Moffitt

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Peach Blossom Land

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Written and directed by Arts + Design Thursdays series cocurator Stan Lai, The Peach Blossom Land is the award-winning film adaption of his groundbreaking 1986 play Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land. The film radically challenges the principles of filmed theater, featuring remarkable innovations in staging, in the use of song and dialogue, and in the convention of the “fourth wall.” Two theater...   More >

Xiao Wu

Film - Feature | February 7 | 2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fresh from the Beijing Film Academy in 1997, Jia turned to the dirt streets of his hometown Fenyang for his feature debut, a Bresson-in-the-boondocks portrait of China in economic transition and those who can only watch as they’re left behind. More inclined toward a slow stroll sideways than a great leap forward, the small-time, undermotivated pickpocket Xiao Wu (Wang Hongwei) isn’t keeping up as...   More >

Platform

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

China’s tumultuous 1980s are revisited in this hyperrealistic account of one provincial theater troupe’s struggles in a landscape dizzily moving from post–Cultural Revolution isolation to a consumer-age nightmare of bad perms and disco fever. The troupe begins in 1979 as the Fenyang Peasant Culture Group, desultorily performing propaganda songs about Chairman Mao, but ten years (and a century’s...   More >

Friday, February 8, 2019

Unknown Pleasures

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Named one of the top two films of 2003 by critic J. Hoberman, Unknown Pleasures places the rebel-youth genre in the milieu of China’s then unseen “birth control generation,” teens born in the early eighties and raised in an age when Tarantino has become the new Mao and China is looking for a way into the global economy. The television is showing China’s Olympic bid and participation in the WTO,...   More >

M

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lang’s masterpiece is a terrifying excursion into an urban underworld where it is difficult to distinguish morally between the activities of organized crime and organized law enforcement. Peter Lorre gives his immortal performance as a pathetic child murderer pursued by both the law and the syndicate. In the rigor of its construction, where theme, style, and mood all express a kind of entrapment...   More >

Saturday, February 9, 2019

The Image Book

Film - Feature | February 9 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Winner of the first Special Palme d’Or award in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, The Image Book is an essay film by one of cinema’s great visionaries, Jean-Luc Godard. Using a non-narrative flow of images drawn largely from the history of the moving image, but referencing also the tradition of painting, Godard projects a worldview of deep sadness—often showing us a world torn apart by...   More >

Spies

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“It is clear that this complex masterpiece of pulp fiction ranked with M and the Mabuse films as one of Lang’s major pre-Hollywood accomplishments” (Elliott Stein). Following the massive undertaking of Metropolis, Lang formed his own company and began the modest production of Spies. With its simple, sparsely decorated sets, frequent use of close-ups, and flawless plot structure, Spies is a...   More >

Four Films by Nathaniel Dorsky

Film - Series | February 9 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky writes, “In film, there are two ways of including human beings. One is depicting human beings. Another is to create a film form which, in itself, has all the qualities of being human: tenderness, observation, fear, relaxation, the sense of stepping into the world and pulling back, expansion, contraction, changing, softening, tenderness of heart. The first is a form of...   More >

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Coffee Colloquium and Dry Roast Film Screening

Film - Documentary | February 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Emily Thomas and Lauren Schwartzman; Cataracha Coffee; Anika Rice

 Botanical Garden

Come learn all about coffee and some of the complex issues involved with the production, harvest, and export of this invaluable plant to humans. Our colloquium will start off with a film screening of Dry Roast, a documentary film made by UC Berkeley Journalism graduates Emily Thomas and Lauren Schwartzman. The screening will be followed by a presentation from Mayra Orellana-Powell, the founder of...   More >

$25, $20 members

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Adalen 31

Film - Feature | February 10 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

During a labor strike in 1931, Swedish soldiers deployed to shield replacement workers in the town of Adalen opened fire on marching strikers and their supporters, killing five and wounding many others. Widerberg frames the notorious event with the intimate details of daily life in the small town, focusing on the lives of the Andersson family and their intersecting relationships with neighbors,...   More >

Asphalt

Film - Feature | February 10 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Often overshadowed by his contemporaries like Ernst Lubitsch or F. W. Murnau, the German Expressionist director Joe May is most widely recognized for two things: helping Fritz Lang enter the film business, and directing the 1929 city-symphony proto-noir Asphalt. The film’s classic noir plot—a gorgeous petty thief seduces a straitlaced cop, and soon both are over their heads in trouble—plays out...   More >

Ash Is Purest White

Film - Feature | February 10 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A gangster’s wife stands on her own in Jia Zhangke’s expansive narrative of empowerment and survival, set against the tumultuous political and cultural changes of twenty-first-century China. Jia’s wife and longtime muse Zhao Tao, whose roles in his Unknown Pleasures and Still Life serve as inspiration, stars as a woman saddled with a mobster lover who’s seen one too many John Woo films; she first...   More >

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

M

Film - Feature | February 13 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lang’s masterpiece is a terrifying excursion into an urban underworld where it is difficult to distinguish morally between the activities of organized crime and organized law enforcement. Peter Lorre gives his immortal performance as a pathetic child murderer pursued by both the law and the syndicate. In the rigor of its construction, where theme, style, and mood all express a kind of entrapment...   More >

Minding the Gap

Film - Documentary | February 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“In Rockford, Illinois, Bing Liu has been filming his friends Zack and Keire on and off their skateboards for ten years. Weaving archival footage, interviews, and incredible skate videos, Liu chronicles in simple and poetic fashion the lives of his inner circle of friends and family, revealing the damaging circumstances in which they all grew up. Less a film about skate culture than an unusual...   More >

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Summer

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The astounding performance of Marie Rivière as a lonely woman searching for company—yet unwilling to compromise—grounds this airy, ephemeral Rohmer tale, winner of Best Film at the 1986 Venice Film Festival. It’s summertime in France and the proud, outspoken Delphine finds herself lacking a vacation partner. Her travels through France and awkward attempts to meet people frame the story, but...   More >

Friday, February 15, 2019

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

Film - Documentary | February 15 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Garry Winogrand’s photographs constitute an unflinching yet empathetic portrait of Cold War–era America. Attuned to incongruous juxtapositions, unexpected beauty, and the fascinating variety of humankind, Winogrand made a fine art of street photography, capturing scores of images imbued with mystery and poetry. Sasha Waters Freyer’s poignant documentary foregrounds Winogrand’s photographs,...   More >

Arboretum Cycle

Film - Series | February 15 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Nathaniel Dorsky writes, “In walking distance from my apartment is San Francisco’s Arboretum located in Golden Gate Park. I decided that I would make a film on a single subject and that subject would be the light—not the objects, but the sacredness of the light itself in this splendid garden. What I did not know is that the great beauty of this magnificent spring would bring forth not one, but...   More >

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Alamar

Film - Feature | February 16 | 2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Seemingly fused together with salt spray and sunlight, Alamar floats and bobs along with the rhythms of the surf as two men and a boy fish, prepare food, eat, sleep, work, and talk (barely) in a Mayan fishing community on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. Seagulls flap inches from their heads, crabs and turtles scurry along the beach, sunsets and sunrises come and go, tides rise and fall—and a...   More >

Monrovia, Indiana

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the February 16 screening, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

Following the 2016 national election, Frederick Wiseman headed to Monrovia, Indiana,...   More >

Woman in the Moon

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

While at work on his futuristic, earthbound Metropolis, Lang envisioned a project that would allow him a chance to explore the concept of space travel. Made on the cusp of the sound era, Woman in the Moon was intentionally designed as a silent picture; Lang fought off pressure from Ufa studio execs who wanted him to make a sound film. He consulted with two specialists in rocket technology,...   More >

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, Part I: A Portrait of Our Time

Film - Feature | February 17 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

At once the Expressionist portrayal of its times—the malaise of post–World War I Berlin—and a breathtaking detective story, this silent masterpiece gives us the sensational adventures of “the great unknown,” the man who holds all the cards: Dr. Mabuse, the master of disguises. In the frenetic and duplicitous city, Mabuse (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) constantly reinvents his own identity (he is the...   More >

Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, Part II: Inferno, a Play of People in Our Time

Film - Feature | February 17 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Part II of Lang’s epic thriller traces a web of stories and details Mabuse’s descent. Everyone (his victims, his lover, the state’s attorney who resolutely pursues him) has become, at some point, spectator of his terrifying will. Only at the end, when the system sustaining his authority is breached, will the mastermind become the spectator of his own nightmares.

A Touch of Sin

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jia Zhangke takes on the collateral damage of China’s maniacal growth. Four violent deeds are ripped from the headlines and explosively restaged to illustrate everyday citizens pushed to the edge . . . of the economy. Taking cues from wuxia legend King Hu, A Touch of Sin links the lore of martial arts to base survival in contemporary China. Stunning in their visual charge, the four overlapping...   More >

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Monrovia, Indiana

Film - Documentary | February 19 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the February 16 screening, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

Following the 2016 national election, Frederick Wiseman headed to Monrovia, Indiana,...   More >

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

"82 Names: Syria, Please Don't Forget Us" - Screening

Film - Documentary | February 20 | 12:50-2 p.m. | 105 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Félim Mcmahon, Technology and Human Rights Program Director, Human Rights Center, Berkeley Law; Rafif Jouejati, Free Syria Foundation; Nidal Betare, People Demand Change

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Human Rights Center, Middle Eastern Law Students Association

82 Names is the story of Mansour Omari, a Syrian Human Rights Activist who was imprisoned for nine months and tortured by the Assad Regime. Omari smuggled out scraps of clothes recording the names of all 82 of his cellmates. After the film screening, Director Maziar Bahari will speak about the importance of confronting historical conflict through memorials; and what the Holocaust can teach us...   More >

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Autobiography of a Princess

Film - Feature | February 20 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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

Madhur Jaffrey stars as the titular princess, flawlessly inhabiting the role written with her in mind. Living modestly in London, the daughter of a once-powerful maharajah invites her father’s tutor, Cyril Sahib (James Mason), for tea and 16mm movies to celebrate her late father’s birthday and to reminisce about the glorious time of his rule. As the princess projects archival footage and...   More >

Dusk Chorus

Film - Documentary | February 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For decades, the Italian sound artist and composer David Monacchi has made recordings of biodiverse regions as part of his Fragments of Extinction project, with the dual purpose of saving these unique soundscapes and creating his own compositions. In Dusk Chorus, his high-tech fieldwork in the equatorial rainforests of the Amazon is documented by filmmakers Saravanja and D’Emilia. A tree emits a...   More >

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Screening: 5 Broken Cameras

Film - Documentary | February 21 | 6 p.m. | 132 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law Students for Justice in Palesitne

An Oscar-award winning documentary about a Palestinian farmer's non-violent resistance of the Israeli army.

Black Interiors: Spirit

Film - Series | February 21 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Black interiors are the life worlds of black peoples often denied them in normative modes of cultural circulation. Spirit is black radical energy. In Lynne Sachs’s Sermons and Sacred Pictures we are introduced to the work of Reverend L. O. Taylor, who captured the essence of the black church in a series of recordings from the 1930s and ’40s. We meet Bessie Jones in Bess Lomax Hawes’s...   More >

On Screen: Misleading Innocence (Tracing What a Bridge Can Do)

Film - Documentary | February 21 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Misleading Innocence (tracing what a bridge can do) explores the story of the planning and politics of a series of overpasses on Long Island, commissioned in the 1920s and 1930s by Robert Moses.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Liliom

Film - Feature | February 22 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lang’s wonderfully inventive Liliom, which has a musical lightness akin to René Clair’s films, fell into almost complete obscurity soon after its release. Made in France, the first stop on Lang’s self-imposed exile from Germany, this tragicomedy is based on Ferenc Molnar’s fantastical play about earth, heaven, and purgatory. Charles Boyer stars in one of his best roles, and Antonin Artaud appears...   More >

Shakespeare Wallah

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

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

In Shakespeare Wallah (wallah means “peddler”), a family of English Shakespearean actors find themselves lost in the new India, reduced to giving performances at golf clubs, schools, and the palaces of declining maharajahs. Their conflict is heightened when the daughter of the family falls in love with a young Indian playboy. The Kendal family—mother, father, and daughter—play themselves in the...   More >

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Film - Feature | February 23 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Prompted by producer Seymour Nebenzahl to do a sequel to his highly successful pair of Mabuse films of 1922, Lang took the opportunity to make what he would later call “an allegory to show Hitler’s processes of terrorism.” The Testament of Dr. Mabuse was quickly banned by Joseph Goebbels, minister of propaganda under the newly formed Nazi government. This thriller-melodrama exploring themes of...   More >

The Guru

Film - Series | February 23 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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

James Ivory called The Guru “the most unseen and most mysterious of our movies . . . Merchant Ivory’s version of a sixties trip.” The film is centered around a sitar virtuoso (Uptal Butt) whose life is disrupted when he accepts an English pop star (Michael York) as a pupil and is simultaneously sought out by an exuberant young Englishwoman (Rita Tushingham) who decides to devote herself to him...   More >

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

It Happened One Night

Film - Feature | February 27 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This here’s a screwball comedy that throws some real curves: most particularly a leggy Claudette Colbert and a shirtless Clark Gable. Cheeky Colbert plays a runaway heiress on a bus north to find her fiancé; instead she finds fellow traveler Gable, an ace reporter with everything but an assignment. The repartee (written by Robert Riskin, who won an Oscar for the screenplay) is faster than a...   More >

Dreams Are Colder Than Death

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fifty years after Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, a collective of African American filmmakers, artists, and intellectuals reflect on the goals and ambitions of the civil rights movement and where things stand today. Jafa arranges the thoughts of this eloquent chorus into a profoundly moving score that also elucidates the origin of the concept of blackness and the...   More >

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Affective Proximity: Films by Arthur Jafa and Others

Film - Series | February 28 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fundamental to Arthur Jafa’s artistic process is the compilation, editing, and remixing of appropriated images through what John Akomfrah has called “affective proximity.” For this program Jafa has selected films that explore the effects of violence on black individuals and communities while also depicting their beauty, power, and resilience. Dawn Suggs’s Chasing the Moon is a short meditation on...   More >