<< Week of November 19 >>

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The End of the Ottoman Empire

Film - Documentary | November 19 | 2:30 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.

Whisky

Film - Feature | November 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

From Uruguay, a deadpan comedy about minor subterfuge and awkward loyalties, “the story of ordinary life artfully and touchingly told” (New York Times). “Swigs from the same bottle as Aki Kaurismäki” (Village Voice).

Shaft

Film - Documentary | November 19 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A black private eye holds his own against underworld kings and corrupt cops in Gordon Parks’s seminal blaxploitation opus, with an Oscar-winning score by Isaac Hayes

Friday, November 24, 2017

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Film - Feature | November 24 | 3:30-5:05 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Carl Dreyer’s 1928 film focuses on the face as a landscape of the soul. Pauline Kael called it “one of the greatest of all movies.”

Blow-Up

Film - Feature | November 24 | 7:30 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).

Saturday, November 25, 2017

A Hard Day’s Night

Film - Documentary | November 25 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Richard Lester’s hyperkinetic mod documentary captures the Fab Four at the height of Beatlemania!

Citizen Kane

Film - Feature | November 25 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A childhood memory is the ultimate red herring in Welles’s audacious debut. Gregg Toland’s deep-focus cinematography is just one reason why Kane still tops many critics’ lists of the best films of all time.

The Tarnished Angels

Film - Feature | November 25 | 8-9:30 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.