Film - Feature | March 1 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
After the screening on February 15, 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).
A traffic-jam nightmare, a literal flight of fancy, nuns and whores and more: 8... More >
Film - Short | March 4 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The three works in tonights program were originally released as parts of omnibus films. In The Marriage Agency, Fellinis contribution to the neorealist anthology Love in the City, a reporter comes into the agency pretending that he is looking for a wife for his friend who has delusions of being a werewolf. To his surprise, they have just the woman for him. The Temptations of Doctor Antonio,... More >
Film - Feature | March 4 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Hair can be many things to many people, but in Rosine Mbakams elegant, warmhearted documentary it makes up the strands that tie the West African customers and staff of one small Brussels hair salon to one another and to their homeland. The stores and the films heart is salon owner Sabine, a Cameroonian immigrant, surrogate mother and sister, community protector, lioness and confidant, weaving... More >
Film - Feature | March 5 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
If ever there was a great example of how the best popular movies come out of a merger of commerce and art, The Godfather is it, wrote critic Pauline Kael during the release of Coppolas gangster epic, now recognized as one of the pinnacles of Hollywood cinema. As ingrained in American culture as the moon landing, with Brando, Pacino, and the Corleone family probably more recognizable than many... More >
Film - Documentary | March 6 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Described by Variety as vivid and heartfelt, In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven seeks to illuminate the practice of faith that is prevalent in West Africa, specifically Benin, known as the cradle of Voodoo. The documentary weaves together personal, cultural, and spiritual journeyscapturing the vibrant tales of Voodoo, West Africa, and Benins favorite son, actor Djimon Hounsou. Following... More >
Film - Feature | March 7 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Film - Feature | March 7 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Film - Feature | March 8 | 1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Film - Feature | March 8 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A disaffected Long Island housewife ditches her man, hits the road, and never stops heading west in Coppolas striking early work, described as a female Easy Rider yet overflowing with flashbacks and a loose energy that recalls the French New Wave. Like his heroine, Coppola abandoned both the ease and the restrictions of an enclosed realmin his case, the studio systemand lit out for freedom;... More >
Film - Short | March 11 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin, perhaps best known for his autobiographical mockumentary My Winnipeg (2007), is one of cinemas leading creative talents. A devoted cinephile, he has long embraced an aesthetic that mines and reinterprets historical styles and genre conventions, from Soviet Modernism and German Expressionism to melodrama and the dance film. In celebration of Federico Fellinis... More >
Film - Documentary | March 11 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Portuguese artist Filipa Césars Spell Reel is the result of a multifaceted research and digitization project that she initiated in 2011 with Sana na NHada and Flora Gomes. Having studied film in Cuba, the two began using the camera to observe the fight for independence [from Portugal] in Guinea-Bissau (196374). After the decaying visual and audio material was digitized in Berlin, the... More >
Film - Documentary | March 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Canceled
As part of the campuss strategy to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) on campus, the CMES will be cancelling all further events this month. . For more information on UC Berkeleys response to the coronavirus, see: https://news.berkeley.edu/coronavirus/
An honest portrayal of patriarchal restraints, Freedom Fields explores the lengths some are willing to take in order to pursue their... More >
Film - Documentary | March 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 140 Law Building
Stephen Bennett, Director/Producer of "Eminent Monsters"; Smadar Ben-Natan, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley; Laurel E. Fletcher, Berkeley Law; Harvey Weinstein, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley
Eric Stover, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley
In the 1950s the CIA and Canada covertly funded psychiatrist Dr. Ewen Cameron to embark on the darkest program of psychological experimentation in modern history. His techniques have since been used in 27 countries around the world. Director Stephen Bennett shines fresh light upon claims of collusion between doctors and the state and lays bare the legacy of pain left behind by Cameron.
RSVP online by March 12.
Film - Feature | March 19 | 7 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall
Georgina (Pamela Mendoza) is a young Quechua woman whose newborn daughter is stolen at a fake health clinic. Her desperate search for the child leads her to the headquarters of a major newspaper, where she meets Pedro Campos, a lonely journalist who takes on the investigation. 97 minutes. Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles.
short but stately, Song Without a Name dreams and... More >