<< Week of October 08 >>

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Serenade for Haiti

Film - Feature | October 8 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Music is our refuge,” says a student at the Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “With music . . . we feel we are in another world, far from troubles.” Owsley Brown’s vibrant documentary recognizes the troubles but celebrates the refuge, testifying to the role that music can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances. Shot in...   More >

A Countess from Hong Kong

Film - Feature | October 8 | 4-5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sophia Loren and Marlon Brando team up in Charlie Chaplin’s swan song, a bedroom farce involving an American diplomat and a stowaway Russian escaping prostitution.

Je, tu, il, elle

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In her first feature, Akerman plunges into the themes—desire, longing, intimacy, and estrangement—that she would continue to plumb throughout her career. With Akerman’s debut short, Saute ma ville.

Monday, October 9, 2017

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

Film - Documentary | October 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Maurice Fitzpatrick, Filmmaker

 Robert O'Driscoll, Consul General of Ireland

 Irish Studies Program at IES, The Los Gatos Irish Writers Festival, The Irish Literary & Historical Society

Maurice Fitzpatrick's new documentary recounts the life of Nobel
Laureate John Hume and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. The
film is narrated by Liam Neeson and features exclusive interviews with Tony Blair, John Major, Bill Clinton, and Bono, among other figures connected with the Peace Process.

Following the screening, Fitzpatrick will discuss the film with Robert
O'Driscoll,...   More >

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Which Way Home

Film - Feature | October 11 | 6-8 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Academy Award nominee Which Way Home shows the personal side of migration across this border, through the eyes of children. Director Rebecca Cammisa follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “The Beast.”

(Photo courtesy of Bullfrog Films.)

Romance and Rage

Film - Short | October 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

UC Berkeley professor and Canyon filmmaker Jeffrey Skoller spotlights women filmmakers Stephanie Beroes, Lynn Marie Kirby, Sandra Davis, Chick Strand, and Cauleen Smith in a program of films dating from 1978 to 1992.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Long Ride: Film Screening and Director Talk

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 5-7:30 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Room 4

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, AFSCME Local 3299, UC Berkeley Multicultural Immigrant Student Program (MISP)

Join us for a film screening of The Long Ride followed by Q & A with the director and members of the 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride.

The Long Ride chronicles the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride and follows the progress and setbacks as immigration rights activists seek justice for immigrant workers and push for passage of comprehensive immigration reform. With the Freedom...   More >

FITE Film Premiere Night: "From Incarceration to Education" The Stories of the Underground Scholars

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Photogenie Films

From Incarceration to Education is a documentary film that delves into the lives of several formerly incarcerated students at UC Berkeley, and their paths to success and higher education. Please join us for our very own FITE Night, Thursday, October 12, 6:30 PM at Stanley Hall (Room #105), located at UC Berkeley.

$10 General Admission

 50% off for UC Berkeley students!. Buy tickets online

Long Live the Missus

Film - Feature | October 12 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of China’s most revered writers, the renowned Eileen Chang (Lust, Caution), wrote the screenplay for this enchanting, eye-opening look at family dynamics, sexual politics, and fabulous fashions in a thoroughly modern China.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Quest for a Long-Lost Husband

Film - Feature | October 13 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A fascinating glimpse of the Chinese diaspora across southeast Asia, this Hong Kong production follows a wayward husband through Southern China and Thailand, and tracks the travails of the wife he leaves behind.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Listen to Me, Marlon

Film - Documentary | October 14 | 3:30-5 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).

Our Man in Havana

Film - Feature | October 14 | 5:45-7:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A vacuum-cleaner salesman in steamy Cuba turns to international espionage in this droll spy spoof from a quartet of formidable Englishmen—actors Alec Guinness and Noel Coward, writer Graham Greene, and director Carol Reed.

Suspicion

Film - Feature | October 14 | 8-9:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A war-veteran husband and his wife are slowly consumed with distrust in Xu Changlin’s fascinating hybrid of noir thriller and melodrama.