<< Week of May 04 >>

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Black Sin (Schwarze Sünde) | Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | West Germany, 1988

Film - Feature | April 30 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Andreas von Rauch, Howard Vernon, Vladimir Theye

History doubles back on itself like a noose in Straub-Huillet’s second version of The Death of Empedocles, as the Greek philosopher advocates for democracy for his people, with tragic results. With Itinerary of Jean Bricard.

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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Works from the Eisner Competition 2017

Film - Series | April 30 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Student Filmmakers in Person

We are pleased to present this year’s prizewinners and runners-up in the film and video category of the Eisner Prize competition. The Eisner Prize is the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus. Expect narratives, documentaries, experimental works, and animations. A handout with written descriptions by the artists will be available at 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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A Woman Under the Influence | John Cassavetes | United States, 1974

Film - Feature | April 30 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

John Cassavetes’s masterpiece retains the power to unnerve with its raw, often harrowing depiction of a blue-collar Los Angeles family on the rocks. Gena Rowlands’s performance as Mabel Longhetti, wife of everyman Nick (Peter Falk) and mother of three, stands as a virtually unmatched tour de force.

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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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Monsoon Wedding | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | May 3 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for African Studies

A 2001 film that explores the bonds that unite families in touching, dramatic, and comedic ways.

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A Woman Under the Influence | John Cassavetes | United States, 1974

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

John Cassavetes’s masterpiece retains the power to unnerve with its raw, often harrowing depiction of a blue-collar Los Angeles family on the rocks. Gena Rowlands’s performance as Mabel Longhetti, wife of everyman Nick (Peter Falk) and mother of three, stands as a virtually unmatched tour de force.

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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My Love Affair with the Brain: May Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | May 3 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Spend Wednesday evening of RRR week learning more about your brain, and how it can thrive! This delightful documentary follows renowned brain scientist and UC Berkeley professor emerita of anatomy, Dr. Marian Diamond, introducing us to her groundbreaking accomplishments at a time when so few women entered her field, as well as her entertaining teaching style and charming personality.

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

These Encounters of Theirs | Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet, | France, Italy, 2005,: Series: Not Reconciled: The Cinema of Straub and Huillet

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The musings of the gods are brought to the earthly realms of contemporary rural Italy in Straub and Huillet’s re-creation of Cesare Pavese’s 1947 book Dialogues with Leucò. With Proposition in Four Parts.

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, May 5, 2017

Turning the Tables: An Irish Film Artist Gets Inside the Skin of the Anthropologists of Western Ireland

Film - Short | May 5 | 6-9 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Duncan Campbell; Nancy Scheper-Hughes; Paul Hockings

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Duncan Campbell, recipient of the 2014 Turner Prize, will show his latest film “The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy” currently exhibited at the IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art). The film is a visionary reenactment of the visual/ethnographic work of two University of California anthropologists who worked in adjacent Irish-speaking villages on the Dingle Peninsula in the late 1960s and mid 1970s. The...   More >

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie | John Cassavetes, | United States, 1978: Series: Personality Is Plot: The Films of John Cassavetes

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cassavetes’s Sunset Strip neo-noir is centered around a “classy” strip club and its proprietor (Ben Gazzara). “The curdled charm of Gazzara's lopsided grin has never been more to the point” (Time Out).

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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Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | May 6 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Kalpana |Uday Shankar | India, 1948

Film - Feature | May 6 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Film Heritage Foundation

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

This gorgeous experimental drama, the only film by celebrated dancer Uday Shankar (brother of Ravi Shankar), is the semi-autobiographical story of a young man’s dream to establish an arts academy in the Himalayas.

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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Celluloid Man | Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, | India, 2012

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

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

Celebrate a passion for film with this portrait of the pioneering efforts of film preservationist P. K. Nair, who founded the National Film Archive of India in 1964. “One of the best movies ever made about cinema ” (Mark Cousins).

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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Celluloid Man | Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, | India, 2012

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

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

Celebrate a passion for film with this portrait of the pioneering efforts of film preservationist P. K. Nair, who founded the National Film Archive of India in 1964. “One of the best movies ever made about cinema ” (Mark Cousins).

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

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-0808