<< Week of February 04 >>

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Film: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Film - Documentary | February 4 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary provides welcome confirmation of the survival of intelligent life in discouraging times. Ex Libris demonstrates the dedication of the New York Public Library, with eighty-eight branches spread across five boroughs, to support and reflect the vibrant diversity of the city at its best. Observing board meetings, celebrity speaker series, and galas;...   More >

Film: A Film Unfinished

Film - Feature | February 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

At the end of World War II, film footage of the Warsaw Ghetto was found in an East German archive. First treated as an accurate historical record and used in documentary films, in 1998—when outtakes were discovered—it was revealed to be an unfinished propaganda film, Das Ghetto. “Hersonski embarks on a critical analysis of Das Ghetto that is remarkable as much for its speculative restraint as for...   More >

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Film: Battleship Potemkin

Film - Feature | February 7 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Instructed to make a film to commemorate the 1905 revolution, Eisenstein chose to base his script on the mutiny on the battleship Potemkin of the Black Sea Fleet and the ensuing involvement of the people of Odessa. The sailors’ revolt is both premise and metaphor for a tale told virtually entirely through images and their rhythmic juxtaposition and repetition, the purest cinema imaginable; the...   More >

East of Salinas: February's Movie at Moffitt

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

 Library

East of Salinas takes us to the heart of California’s “Steinbeck Country,” the Salinas Valley, to meet a bright boy and his dedicated teacher — both sons of migrant farm workers. With parents who are busy working long hours in the fields, third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, for guidance. But Jose is undocumented; he was born in Mexico. Like many other migrant...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Movies at Moffitt Image

Film: The Red Line

Film - Documentary | February 7 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

José Filipe Costa’s response to Thomas Harlan’s Torre Bela “re-examine[s] Harlan’s work and his role as observer, participant, and perhaps direct influence upon the events. . . . The Red Line offers a nuanced and fascinating look back upon the revolutionary movement and its aftermath while paying homage to the work of Harlan and his editors, and the difficult, perhaps impossible, path of the...   More >

Cine Latino: Dolores

Film - Feature | February 7 | 7-9 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. 95 minutes. English and Spanish with English subtitles.

(Dolores Huerta organizing marchers on the 2nd day of March Coachella in California, 1969. © 1976 George Ballis/Take Stock/The Image Works/Courtesy of Ro*co.)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Documentary Screening: And Then They Came For Us

Film - Documentary | February 8 | 6:15-8:15 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 DICE

Please join SPH's DICE at a documentary screening of And Then They Came For Us - a film that draws on the parallels between Japanese Internment and the current Muslim Ban. Q&A with the Co-Director, Abby Ginzberg, and Community Activist, Satsuki Ina, to follow. Please RSVP! Food provided!

Film: Hour of the Wolf

Film - Feature | February 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hour of the Wolf intertwines supernatural mysteries with the no less mysterious torments of creativity. Alma (Liv Ullmann) tells of her life on a remote island with her artist husband (Max von Sydow), who has disappeared, leaving only his diary. The strange occurrences she relates invoke the waking nightmares of gothic horror, yet in creating this eerie tale, Bergman drew on his own experiences...   More >

Friday, February 9, 2018

Film: Battleship Potemkin

Film - Feature | February 9 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Instructed to make a film to commemorate the 1905 revolution, Eisenstein chose to base his script on the mutiny on the battleship Potemkin of the Black Sea Fleet and the ensuing involvement of the people of Odessa. The sailors’ revolt is both premise and metaphor for a tale told virtually entirely through images and their rhythmic juxtaposition and repetition, the purest cinema imaginable; the...   More >

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Film: The End of the Ottoman Empire

Film - Documentary | February 10 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This recent documentary offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, the essential backstory of our world today.

Film: Alexander Nevsky

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alexander Nevsky also screens on April 11 (with a lecture by Anne Nesbet) as part of the series In Focus: Eisenstein and His Contemporaries.
On February 10, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film...   More >

Film: The Hitch-Hiker

Film - Feature | February 10 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Many, including Lupino herself, have called The Hitch-Hiker her best film. It is her only classic noir, a tour-de-force thriller in which agony is externalized in striking camerawork and on-pulse editing. Two Americans on a Mexican fishing trip pick up a hitchhiker, and their car and lives are suddenly commandeered by a psychopathic gunman with one eye that never closes, even in sleep. In the...   More >