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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

You and Me

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

From its dazzling, disorienting opening montage of cash registers and consumer goods, with an offscreen singer-narrator warning in solemn sprechstimme that “you cannot get something for nothing,” it’s clear that You and Me is not your ordinary romantic fairy tale. Lang said he intended this comedy-melodrama of love, crime, and the retail trade to be “a picture that teaches something in an...   More >

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The 400 Blows

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

If François Truffaut had never made another film, The 400 Blows would have earned him—and Jean-Pierre Léaud, in his first appearance as Truffaut’s alter ego Antoine Doinel—an enduring place in film history. Its semiautobiographical story of a lad who is unwanted by his parents, bored by school, and attracted to petty crime is told with an energetic blend of anarchy and rigor, the kind of...   More >

Friday, July 5, 2019

Christ Stopped at Eboli: (Cristo si è fermato a Eboli)

Film - Feature | July 5 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the mountain village of Gagliano, in the impoverished Lucania region of south-central Italy, a proverb reflects the unchanging nature of the inhabitants’ isolation: even Christ stopped at Eboli, the town at the bottom of the bare and craggy hill. In 1935 Carlo Levi, the leftist writer, physician, and painter, was banished by the Fascist government to three years’ exile in Gagliano. His...   More >

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Chimes at Midnight: (Campanadas a medianoche) (Falstaff)

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drawn primarily from Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, with additions from other plays and Holinshed’s Chronicles, Welles’s interpretation of the life and death of “this great hill of flesh” Sir John Falstaff is both acutely personal and faithful to the language and spirit of Shakespeare. In a comic and stirring elegy that echoes the senile Shallow’s refrain, “Jesu, the days that we have seen,” Welles...   More >

Masculine Feminine: (Masculin féminin)

Film - Feature | July 6 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A film about “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola” by the child of Brecht and Hollywood. Paul (Jean-Pierre Léaud), fresh out of the army, sets about trying to find la tendresse among the young set in Paris. He falls in love with Madeleine (Chantal Goya), an aspiring yé-yé singer, but she is as indifferent to Paul’s Hollywood-style romancing as she is oblivious to his political passions. From the...   More >

Sunday, July 7, 2019

FIFA Women's World Cup Final: Live Broadcast

Film - Documentary | July 7 | 8 a.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join friends, fans, and neighbors on Addison Street and watch the FIFA Women's World Cup final match live on BAMPFA's colossal outdoor screen.

You Only Live Once

Film - Feature | July 7 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

When three-time loser Eddie Taylor (Henry Fonda) is about to be released from prison, his lawyer assures the warden that Eddie will make good. Eddie adds skeptically, “I will—if they let me.” Like many of Lang’s films, You Only Live Once depicts a struggle between individual will and socially determined destiny; atypically for the director, it’s also a moving and sincere love story. This has...   More >

Stolen Kisses: (Baisers volés)

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Everyone loves a dreamer, and Paris, and life, and so Stolen Kisses turns to that archetypical Parisian dreamer, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), as he darts around the City of Light looking for love and livelihood. Dishonorably discharged from the army as “temperamentally unfit,” Doinel briskly mows through a succession of odd jobs—TV repairman, hotel night clerk, detective—and discovers he’s...   More >

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Exiled: America’s Deported Veterans: Documentaries at Doe

Film - Documentary | July 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Library

Two US military veterans, who were willing to die for their adopted country are deported to Mexico where they cannot get the treatment they need for PTSD. This short film tells the story of their fight to return to the US and their fight to raise awareness about the deported veteran issue.

Exiled: America’s Deported Veterans

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Macbeth

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Welles’s ambition in Macbeth was to restore Shakespeare’s tragedy to its roots in Scottish legend; his achievement is an experimental fusion of the Bard and the B picture. The film establishes authenticity not in its settings but in its tone and mood, creating a world infused with witchcraft and portent. It includes a number of eye-opening stylistic flourishes, including a single take that...   More >

Thursday, July 11, 2019

La réligieuse: (The Nun)

Film - Feature | July 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Banned for two years in France for its supposedly excessive attack on the Church, Rivette’s adaptation of Denis Diderot’s famous novel of eighteenth-century convent life became a cause célèbre. Anna Karina plays a young woman, Suzanne, whose parents force her to enter a convent. The institution proves prisonlike and on a deeper level of individual repression, is revealed as an arena for sexual...   More >

A Hard Day's Night: Free Outdoor Screening!

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Though the motive behind A Hard Day’s Night was simply to generate new records, it turned out to be an extraordinarily original amalgamation of virtually all previous forms of rock ’n’ roll film. The combination of the Beatles’ music, Lester’s use of techniques associated with cinéma vérité and the French New Wave in a hybrid documentary/fictional form, and the photographer and editor’s...   More >

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Strange Case of Angelica

Film - Feature | July 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A photographer falls in love with a young woman whose postmortem portrait he has been summoned to take in this film “hovering somewhere between ghost story and fairy tale, . . . a beguiling meditation on the ontological and illusionist powers of cinema. . . . [It] recovers and unsettles the photographic roots of cinematic art in the figure of the photographer, the man with the...   More >

The Woman in the Window

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Lang’s crisply directed thriller, a mild flirtation draws a college professor into a hopelessly tangled web of blackmail and murder. The story mirrors the harsh geometry and stringent fatalism of Lang’s visual style—as Tom Kemper wrote, “everything that stimulates our dark attraction to the noir genre: the claustrophobic urban studio sets, the wide-awake camerawork, the restless shadows, the...   More >

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Christ Stopped at Eboli: (Cristo si è fermato a Eboli)

Film - Feature | July 13 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the mountain village of Gagliano, in the impoverished Lucania region of south-central Italy, a proverb reflects the unchanging nature of the inhabitants’ isolation: even Christ stopped at Eboli, the town at the bottom of the bare and craggy hill. In 1935 Carlo Levi, the leftist writer, physician, and painter, was banished by the Fascist government to three years’ exile in Gagliano. His...   More >

Privilege

Film - Feature | July 13 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Concurrent with the Summer of Love and the utopian promise of the Monterey Pop Festival, Peter Watkins released his radically dystopian Privilege. Set in “Britain in the near future,” the film depicts the collusion of state and corporate forces to exploit the cathartic power of popular music. In this brave new world, fandom becomes a tool first to distract teens from political engagement and...   More >

Rosenda

Film - Feature | July 13 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Recreating a provincial Michoacán village on a huge studio set, Bracho fused populist romance and melodrama with formal experimentation in this tale of an unusual love triangle in the midst of revolution. Abandoned by her roughhewn fiancé, a peasant woman (Rita Macedo) finds comfort with a local store owner (Fernando Soler), but soon her former lover returns, now as the head of a bandit army. In...   More >

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The 400 Blows

Film - Feature | July 14 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

If François Truffaut had never made another film, The 400 Blows would have earned him—and Jean-Pierre Léaud, in his first appearance as Truffaut’s alter ego Antoine Doinel—an enduring place in film history. Its semiautobiographical story of a lad who is unwanted by his parents, bored by school, and attracted to petty crime is told with an energetic blend of anarchy and rigor, the kind of...   More >

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Bed and Board: (Domicile conjugal)

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The fourth installment of the Antoine Doinel saga discovers our hero married and still living in that gorgeous Paris of Truffaut’s creation, where all is romance, light, and effortless élan, and where one can actually support a family by working as a flower dyer or a model-boat operator. Our hero may have gained petit-bourgeois status; like everything he’s embraced, though, he’s quite terrible at...   More >

Friday, July 19, 2019

Scarlet Street

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For middle-aged cashier Chris Cross (Edward G. Robinson) being loved means “being looked at” in a certain way. When he rescues young and bewitching Kitty (Joan Bennett) from the assault of an alleged stranger (Dan Duryea), Chris believes he has found the look that will bring love into his desolate life. But this man of habit is a painter at heart, a visionary artist who experiences the world in a...   More >

Gimme Shelter

Film - Feature | July 19 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Deftly combining footage from more than twenty camera operators, Gimme Shelter scrutinizes the ill-fated free concert hosted by the Rolling Stones at the Altamont Speedway in 1969. The film shuttles in time and space between the offices where lawyer Melvin Belli negotiates the use of the speedway; the band’s performances; and the editing studio where the Stones review the tour footage leading up...   More >

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Astronomy Movie Night - Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

Film - Documentary | July 20 | 6:45-8:45 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

Join the Berkeley Astronomy Department to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! The department will be screening the critically acclaimed documentary Apollo 11 on July 20th @ 6:45pm in Campbell Hall Room 131. There will be free pizza, snacks, and (non-alcoholic) drinks. The event is entirely free, but an RSVP is required through the following link:...   More >

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Transit

Film - Feature | July 26 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As a fascist occupation descends on France, refugees—including a German camp survivor who assumes a dead writer’s identity (Franz Rogowski) and the writer’s unwitting wife (Paula Beer)—gather in the sunlit purgatory of Marseille, seeking passage out of an increasingly dangerous Europe. It’s a classic scenario for a World War II thriller, but Christian Petzold’s Transit is no period piece:...   More >

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Harakiri

Film - Feature | July 31 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Masaki Kobayashi harnesses the breathtaking beauty of black-and-white, widescreen cinematography to create an abstract epic that, in its mastery of movement through architectural space, has as great an affinity with the films of French director Alain Resnais and the Canadian Michael Snow as with the Japanese period spectacle. Starring Tatsuya Nakadai, the film depicts one man’s desperate attempt...   More >

Harakiri

Film - Feature | July 31 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Masaki Kobayashi harnesses the breathtaking beauty of black-and-white, widescreen cinematography to create an abstract epic that, in its mastery of movement through architectural space, has as great an affinity with the films of French director Alain Resnais and the Canadian Michael Snow as with the Japanese period spectacle. Starring Tatsuya Nakadai, the film depicts one man’s desperate attempt...   More >