<< Week of October 1 >>

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Life of Wuxun

Film - Feature | October 1 | 2:30-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Notorious as the first film banned by Mao and the PRC, The Life of Wuxun tells the real-life story of a Qing dynasty–era peasant who devoted his life to free education for all.

No Home Movie

Film - Documentary | October 1 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Akerman’s ultra-personal final work reflects on history, distance, memory, and intimacy, and reaffirms her inextricable relationship with her mother, a Holocaust survivor.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Berkeley Water Group's Screening of Water and Power: A California Heist

Film - Documentary | October 2 | 6-8 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Berkeley Water Group

Hey everyone!
We’re approaching the heart of midterm season, but be sure to take a study break and join us on Monday 10/2 for a documentary and discussion!
We will be watching Water & Power: A California Heist. It's a documentary about how a handful of corporate landowners took advantage of a state-engineered system and gained control of the state's most precious public resource, while drought...   More >

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present

Film - Documentary | October 4 | 4-5:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This playful portrait captures filmmaker, artist, and musician Tony Conrad’s radical and creative life. “Essential viewing for anyone involved in the history of music and visual art” (Artforum). With Beverly and Tony Conrad’s short flicker film Straight and Narrow.

Major!: October's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | October 4 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

MAJOR! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.

Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Movies at Moffitt presents MAJOR!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

Film - Documentary | October 5 | 7-8:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A who’s-who of the African American culturati—including Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, and Ishmael Reed—appear in this documentary tracing Baldwin’s trajectory from Harlem to Europe and across the US. “A haunting, beautifully made biography” (Los Angeles Times).

Friday, October 6, 2017

Listen to Me, Marlon

Film - Documentary | October 6 | 4-5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A treasure trove of audiotapes, home movies, film clips, and more yields a mesmerizing portrait of one of America’s great performers. “A peculiarly philosophical, melancholic and beautiful piece of work” (IndieWire).

The Third Man

Film - Feature | October 6 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Joseph Cotten pursues Orson Welles through postwar Vienna in Graham Greene and Carol Reed’s cynical masterpiece. “Seeing it on the big screen is like watching it for the first time” (New York Times).

Saturday, October 7, 2017

College

Film - Feature | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Get in the mood for Homecoming Week with this classic of college chaos starring Buster Keaton as an egghead in jockland.

Went the Day Well?

Film - Feature | October 7 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An unsuspecting British village is infiltrated by sixty German paratroopers in “a wartime conspiracy thriller, a black-comic nightmare and a surrealist masterpiece” (Guardian), based on a Graham Greene story.

Bright Day

Film - Feature | October 7 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The great Chinese star Shi Hui stars as an energetic lawyer fighting for the good of his neighbors in this stirring, almost Capra-esque drama from Cao Yu, one of China’s most important twentieth-century playwrights.