<< Week of November 05 >>

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Battleship Potemkin

Film - Feature | November 5 | 2-3:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sergei Eisenstein’s classic on revolution and rebellion, told almost entirely through riveting images, can be appreciated for “not only the perfection of its form, but the humanitarianism and enthusiasm that impregnated its revolutionary subject” (Georges Sadoul).

Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

Film - Documentary | November 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot primarily from a helicopter, Petropolis offers an unparalleled view of the scope—and environmental impact—of the mining of Canada’s tar sands, the world’s largest industrial, capital, and energy project. With Jed Mettler’s Balifilm.

Irma Vep

Film - Feature | November 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maggie Cheung plays “herself” as an actress suffering through ego battles and other disasters on a French indie film shoot. With short Man Yuk: A Portrait of Maggie Cheung.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dark Matter as Art - Film Screening and Artist/Scientist Panel

Film - Short | November 7 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Melissa Walter, Artist, NASA and Melissa Walter Art; Chris Fessenden, Director, The Artist Odyssey; Karl van Bibber, Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

In celebration of Dark Matter Day, the Department of Nuclear Engineering presents The Artist Odyssey, and Director Chris Fessenden's film "New Stellar Order," a documentary about science artist and illustrator Melissa Walter.

Following the film screening, Direct Chris Fessenden, artist Melissa Walter, and Dark Matter Scientists Karl van Bibber, Ph.D., Samantha Lewis, Maria Simanovskaia, and...   More >

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CARE Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Film - Documentary | November 7 | 6-8 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Care delves deep into the world of home elder care through the eyes of both paid caregivers and their elderly clients. Undocumented Vilma, cares for Dee, 92, an active businesswoman until dementia ended her work life. With her only family 3,000 miles away, Vilma is her lifeline. In an isolated rural area, Laurie cajoles Larry to do his exercises and have hope while he waits for a lung transplant....   More >

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Rabbit in the Moon

Film - Documentary | November 8 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Emiko Omori’s poetic documentary brings to first light the courageous acts of protest and even rebellion that marked the Japanese internment during World War II.

Sittwe

Film - Documentary | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 175 (Booth Auditorium) | Note change in date and location

 Jeanne Hallacy, filmmaker; U Myo Win, Smile Education and Development Foundation (Yangon); Kenneth Wong, Lecturer, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Andrea Lampros, Communications Director, Human Rights Center; Eric Stover, Faculty Director, Human Rights Center

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Human Rights Center

This event will feature the screening of a short documentary about two teenagers affected by conflict in Burma’s Rakhine state in 2012, followed by a panel discussion.

Sittwe

500 Years: Life in Resistance: Cine Latino

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

 Center for Latin American Studies

Focusing on universal themes of justice, racism, power and corruption, 500 Years is told from the perspective of the majority indigenous Mayan population, and explores their struggles in the country’s growing fight against impunity. 105 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

South

Film - Feature | November 8 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chantal Akerman’s film on the American South “conjures the ghosts of the hate crimes and lynchings that have plagued that part of the US for decades. [South] makes its sorrowful points succinctly” (Variety).

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).

Union Time: Film Screening and Director Talk: Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights

Film - Documentary | November 9 | 6-8 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Screening of this film will be followed by Q & A with director Matthew Barr.

Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights tells the story of one of the greatest union victories of the 21st century—the fight to organize Smithfield Foods’ pork processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina. From 1993 to 2008, workers struggled against dangerous working conditions, intimidation, and low pay. They were...   More >

The Nine Muses

Film - Feature | November 9 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

John Akomfrah uses Homer’s Odyssey as a point of departure for this cinematic exploration of migration, exile, alienation, and the definition of home, with the experiences of Caribbean and African migrants in the 1950s as its base.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).

The End of the Ottoman Empire

Film - Documentary | November 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Back by popular demand! This new documentary offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, the essential backstory of our world today.

Global Lives Project in Theater 2

Film - Documentary | November 10 | 5-6:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the diversity of human experience with videos from the Global Lives Project, which capture twenty-four hours in the lives of individuals around the globe.

In the Mood for Love

Film - Feature | November 10 | 7-8:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Wong Kar-wai’s romantic masterpiece tracks the relationship between two neighbors (Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu-wai) in early 1960s Hong Kong. “Has a strong claim to being the best-looking film you’ll ever see” (Empire).

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).

Almost Sunrise

Film - Documentary | November 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This documentary follows two friends as they walk from Wisconsin to California to bring attention to the plight of veterans of the Afghan and Iraq wars. “Deepen[s] the picture of what troubles many veterans” (New York Times).

Angel on the Right

Film - Feature | November 11 | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This affecting dark comedy depicts the travails of a tough ex-con (and former projectionist) who returns to his small village in Tajikistan.