<< Week of November 12 >>

Sunday, November 12, 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).

My Grandmother

Film - Feature | November 12 | 2-3:05 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Gogol meets Chaplin in this riotous, scathingly antibureaucratic satire, one of the eccentric high points of Soviet silent cinema, filled with expressionist décor, askew camera angles, and even puppetry and animation.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Tarnished Angels

Film - Feature | November 15 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Rock Hudson plays a New Orleans newspaperman who develops an unprofessional fascination with carnival fliers Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone in Douglas Sirk’s drama, based on a story by William Faulkner and shot in sweeping CinemaScope black-and-white.

The Short Films of Hayoun Kwon

Film - Short | November 15 | 7-8:05 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The artist joins us to present five of her short films using animation and new technologies that reflect on historical truth and personal meaning, whether in the Korean DMZ or modern France.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Iffat Fatima | Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail): A Screening followed by Discussion with the Filmmaker

Film - Documentary | November 16 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Iffat Fatima, Documentary Filmmaker

 Angana Chatterji, Visiting Research Anthropologist; Co-chair, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Center for Race and Gender

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights at the Center for Race and Gender

A screening followed by discussion with independent documentary filmmaker Iffat Fatima on her most recent film Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail) that explores issues of violence and memory in Kashmir.

The New Fire Film Screening: What if the solution to climate change was hiding in plain sight?

Film - Documentary | November 16 | 5:30-7:45 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 David Schumacher

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Nuclear power has become a villain in popular culture and among much of the environmental community. Yet the next-generation reactors currently in development may actually be key to avoiding global catastrophe. The young entrepreneurs heading this energy revolution realize they’re up against more than the climate clock – they need to convince all of us that the new nuclear is safe and achievable....   More >

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Tongues Untied

Film - Documentary | November 16 | 7-8:05 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Black men loving black men is the revolutionary act,” Marlon Riggs asserts with his experimental, poetic, erotic, fiercely proud, and highly influential personal documentary. With Richard O. Moore’s 1963 record of James Baldwin’s visit to San Francisco, Take This Hammer. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Learning Tree

Film - Feature | November 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The first Hollywood studio film directed by an African American, The Learning Tree is Gordon Parks’s semiautobiographical portrait of black youth, racial discrimination, and masculinity in Depression-era Kansas.

Global Lives Project in Theater 2

Film - Documentary | November 17 | 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.

Clean

Film - Feature | November 17 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maggie Cheung was awarded Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal of a junkie trying to get clean in order to win back her young son. Nick Nolte costars.

Saturday, November 18, 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).

Buffalo Boy

Film - Feature | November 18 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This Vietnamese coming-of-age story about a boy and his buffalo, set in French colonial Indochina circa 1940, won the special prize from the Youth Jury at the Locarno Film Festival.

Blow-Up

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Set in a vividly mod Swinging London, Antonioni’s first English-language film [is] a cryptic murder mystery . . . a landmark of the decade’s observational outrage and Pop disposability” (Time Out).