<< Week of February 12 >>

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Medium Cool | Haskell Wexler | United States, 1969

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill,

Shot on location in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Medium Cool examines the use and abuse of journalism in an era when widespread popular protests were increasingly subject to police violence and, more disturbingly, government-sanctioned subversion. Wexler, an Academy Award–winning cinematographer,...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Monday, February 13, 2017

Spring Art and Film Series: "On the Banks of the Tigris"

Film - Documentary | February 13 | 6-9:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Yair Dalal

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Department of Music

The film follows Majid Shokor, an Iraqi-Australian, as he discovers many of the classic Iraqi songs from his youth were composed by Iraqi Jews. Shokor then travels around the world, meeting, collaborating, and unifying Iraqi musicians of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian faith.

Followed by a conversation/ performance with Yair Dalal.

  RSVP online by February 10.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Written on the Wind| Douglas Sirk | United States, 1956

Film - Feature | February 15 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture by David Thomson

FEATURING
Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall,

Sirk called this “my most gutsy picture”; the director’s preoccupations with failure and the horrors of family were rarely writ so large. The myriad dysfunctions of the Hadley oil dynasty are blazoned on the screen in screaming colors and skewed angles, nonstop visual hyperbole declaring the...   More >

Special Admission Applies: General admission: $13.50 | BAMPFA members: $9.50 | UC Berkeley students: $7.50 | 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50

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In the Year of the Pig | Emile De Antonio | United States, 1969

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Restored 35mm Print

Emile de Antonio’s Academy Award–nominated In The Year of the Pig makes the case against US intervention in Vietnam using an incendiary montage style. The film “connects the bloody dots between politicians and business leaders, Western imperialists, and puppet governments, using a collage of rare archival footage from the French colonial period, film dispatches from the...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

Cine Latino: Aquarius

Film - Feature | February 15 | 7-9 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

2-15 In Aquarius, a vibrant retired music critic (Sonia Braga) engages in a “cold war” with developers trying to evict her from her home.

 Note: This film is rated 16+ for references to drugs and some sexual content

Sônia Braga stars in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s new film “Aquarius.”

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Class Relations (Klassenverhältnisse) | Jean-Marie Straub West Germany, 1984 | Danièle Huillet West Germany, 1984

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Christian Heinisch, Reinald Schnell, Mario Adorf, Harun Farocki,

Straub-Huillet’s brilliant distillation of Franz Kafka’s incomplete first novel Amerika is perhaps the most authentically German treatment of Kafka ever made. An ecstatic and haunted fever dream of the United States—the place where Kafka longed to disappear, if only in his imagination—Amerika is told from the...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Screening: The Law in These Parts

Film - Documentary | February 17 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | B130 Boalt Hall, School of Law

Law Students for Justice in Palestine, Law Students for Justice in Palestine

 Law Students for Justice in Palestine

Join Berkeley LSJP for a screening of the award-winning film "The Law in These Parts", which explores the legal architecture of Israel's occupation of the West Bank.

One-Eyed Jacks | Marlon Brando US, 1961

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Timothy Carey,

Marlon Brando and Karl Malden fill the boots of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett (thinly disguised as “Rio” and “Dad Longworth”) in Brando’s Freudian epic, dubbed by reviewers “one of the first antihero Westerns.” Real cowboys, aging starlets, a twenty-nine-year-old Stanley Kubrick, and the stunning Central California coastline round out the...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

Film - Feature | February 17 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows, Jonathan Gordon,

Filmed in Central Park with a cast of Actors Studio professionals and random passersby, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One is William Greaves’s playful investigation of relationships both in front of and behind the camera. By filming the crew recording and himself directing actors repeating an uncomfortably intimate conversation,...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) Lotte Reiniger Germany, 1926

Film - Feature | February 18 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of the world’s first animated feature films, Lotte Reiniger’s enchanting work uses intricate silhouettes made from cutout cardboard and thin sheets of lead, an animation technique she invented, to enact a tale from The Arabian Nights. The film tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse. What follows is a series of wondrous adventures....   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

Bigger Than Life Nicholas Ray United States, 1956

Film - Feature | February 18 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert Simon,

One of Ray's least known films is also acclaimed by many critics as his best, featuring James Mason in one of his finest performances. Mason portrays a small-town schoolteacher who moonlights as a taxi driver to supplement his salary. When he begins taking cortisone to ward off the crippling effects of arthritis, his...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One) | Jean-Luc Godard | United Kingdom, 1968

Film - Feature | February 18 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
The Rolling Stones, Anne Wiazemsky, Ian Quarrier, Frank Dymon,

The evolution of the recording sessions for the Rolling Stones song “Sympathy for the Devil” provides the connective tissue of Godard’s filmic essay on creation, destruction, and revolution. Interspersed with a series of ideological set pieces, including a pastoral press conference with Eve Democracy (Anne Wiazemsky),...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission