<< Week of February 18 >>

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Film: Satantango

Film - Feature | February 18 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Béla Tarr’s seven-and-a-half-hour opus of melancholia was hailed as one of the most important films of the 1990s—and as a definitive statement on the end of communism, an interim report on the state of humanity, and a prayer call for a society on the edge of collapse. The members of a rural farm collective eke out their days through a series of failed hopes, unsuccessful relationships, and...   More >

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Unrest film screening and panel discussion: ME/CFS: Spotlighting a Neglected Disease

Film - Documentary | February 20 | 4:30-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Lily Chu, Board member, Stanford University ME/CFS Initiative; Ronald W. Davis, Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine; Jose G. Montoya, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine; Allison Ramiller MPH '19, Scientific Administrator, Solve ME/CFS Initiative

 David Tuller MPH '06, DrPH '13, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Join us for a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary Unrest, chronicling the impact of ME/CFS on the lives of patients around the world, followed by a panel discussion comprised of members of the film team and local clinicians and scientists specializing in ME/CFS.

  Register online

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Film: The End of St. Petersburg

Film - Feature | February 21 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An exploited peasant suffers through the horrors of war and capital before awakening to the possibility of revolution in Pudovkin’s 1927 dramatic epic, made alongside Eisenstein’s October to honor the tenth anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution. While October offers a more sweeping, collectivist account of the period, The End of St. Petersburg benefits from a more personal focus on how the...   More >

Film: Fish Tail

Film - Feature | February 21 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Between 1998 and 2002, Portuguese filmmakers Joachim Pinto and Nuno Leonel (What Now? Remind Me) shot footage of their friend Artur and his family, fishermen living in the remote Azores Islands, who fear that the end of small-scale fishing is near. They returned to the footage recently to create this beautiful, moving essay film. With respect and affection, they observe and consider their...   More >

Cine Latino: Woodpeckers

Film - Feature | February 21 | 7-9 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Standing in windows or out in prison yards, love – and heated liaisons – blossom. Shot on location at the actual prison using real inmates for all but the lead roles, it was the first Dominican film to screen at the Sundance Film Festival.

Image in "Woodpeckers." (Photo courtesy of Outsider Pictures.)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Importance of the Chinese Exclusion Act: Lessons for Today

Film - Documentary | February 22 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium #310

 Rosemarie Nahm, Board member, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation; Buck Gee, Board President, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation; Catherine Choy, Professor, UC Berkeley; Leti Volpp, Professor, Center for Race & Gender

 Irene Bloemraad, Professor, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiatie & UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Center for Race and Gender

We will show a 35-minute excerpt of the new PBS documentary 'The Chinese Exclusion Act' from award-winning documentary filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu’s story of the passing of the Chinese Exclusion Act, its implications for American civil liberties and the consequences, not just for Chinese American families, but also for American identity. The documentary will be accompanied by an...   More >

(Dis)Oriented: A critical film screening and discussion

Film - Documentary | February 22 | 6-8 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law Students for Justice in Palestine, Queer Caucus at Berkeley Law

Oriented explores the lives of three gay Palestinian friends living in Tel Aviv. The screening will be followed by a student panel that will aim to unsettle some of the assumptions presented in the film and move toward narratives of change that are neither narrow nor superficial, but rooted in deep work on sexual and gender diversity within our own communities and context.

Film: Cinema: A Public Affair

Film - Feature | February 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“A film begins when it ends. It begins in the conversation and exchange of opinions about it. That’s when the dream of what we’ve just seen crystallizes into reality. And in this process, we become better people, a little more free and open,” Naum Kleiman, an acclaimed film historian and Eisenstein expert, observes in this collage portrait of his twenty-five years as director of the vibrant,...   More >

100 Years: One Woman's Fight For Justice (Elouise Cobell's Inspiring Story)

Film - Documentary | February 22 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | ASUC Stores (King Student Union), Pauley Ballroom (West)

 Melinda Janko, Director and Producer, A fire In the Belly Productions, Inc.

 Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor, Office of Chancellor, Human Resources, American Indian Graduate Student Association, Native American Studies, Joseph A. Myers for Research on Native American Issues

Melinda Janko, Director and Producer, A fire in the Belly Productions, Inc. comes to UCB, to present her 75-minute documentary.

  RSVP by calling Carmen Foghorn or Cindy Andallo at 510-642-3228, or by emailing Carmen Foghorn or Cindy Andallo at aigp@berkeley.edu

Friday, February 23, 2018

Film Screening: The Sacrifice

Film - Feature | February 23 | 4-6:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot in Sweden by Ingmar Bergman’s cinematographer Sven Nykvist, The Sacrifice is set in Tarkovsky country: a vast, airy home on a remote Baltic island whose shores evoke the edge of the world. A retired actor, Alexander (Erland Josephson), finds himself in retreat from the world on the occasion of his birthday celebration, elaborately orchestrated by his bourgeois family. The television and a...   More >

Film: The Sacrifice

Film - Feature | February 23 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot in Sweden by Ingmar Bergman’s cinematographer Sven Nykvist, The Sacrifice is set in Tarkovsky country: a vast, airy home on a remote Baltic island whose shores evoke the edge of the world. A retired actor, Alexander (Erland Josephson), finds himself in retreat from the world on the occasion of his birthday celebration, elaborately orchestrated by his bourgeois family. The television and a...   More >

Blaxploitation: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema

Film - Documentary | February 23 | 7-9 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

Italian Society @Berkeley, Italian Society @Berkeley

 Department of Italian Studies

Filmmaker Fred Kuwornu (18 IUS SOLIS) will be presenting his latest documentary, BLAXPLOITATION: 100 YEARS OF BLACKNESS IN ITALIAN CINEMA, which examines the contributions to Italian cinema made by African-American actors, such as Woody Strode and Fred Williamson, and African-Italian actors such as Zeudi Araya and Germano Gentile.
Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Fred...   More >

Blaxploitation: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema

Film - Documentary | February 23 | 7-9 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

Italian Society @Berkeley, Italian Society @Berkeley

 Department of Italian Studies

Filmmaker Fred Kuwornu (18 IUS SOLIS) will be presenting his latest documentary, BLAXPLOITATION: 100 YEARS OF BLACKNESS IN ITALIAN CINEMA, which examines the contributions to Italian cinema made by African-American actors, such as Woody Strode and Fred Williamson, and African-Italian actors such as Zeudi Araya and Germano Gentile.
Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Fred...   More >

Strike

Film - Feature | February 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Telling of a factory workers’ strike in czarist Russia in 1912 and its brutal suppression, Strike, in its brilliant mixture of agitprop techniques and comic-grotesque stylization, reveals the influence of the explosively rich Soviet theater in which Eisenstein was involved. In surprise associations—intercutting shots of the secret police with animals, or a massacre with an abattoir—Eisenstein is...   More >

Film: Strike

Film - Feature | February 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Telling of a factory workers’ strike in czarist Russia in 1912 and its brutal suppression, Strike, in its brilliant mixture of agitprop techniques and comic-grotesque stylization, reveals the influence of the explosively rich Soviet theater in which Eisenstein was involved. In surprise associations—intercutting shots of the secret police with animals, or a massacre with an abattoir—Eisenstein is...   More >

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Film: Saraband

Film - Feature | February 24 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A blistering sequel to Scenes from a Marriage, Bergman’s final work proved that his grasp of human foibles had only sharpened, not mellowed, with age. Still seething after all these years, ex-spouses Marianne and Johan (longtime collaborators Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson) are reunited when Marianne visits the surly old contrarian on his isolated estate. Slipping into the half-fond,...   More >

Film: On Dangerous Ground

Film - Feature | February 24 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Nicholas Ray’s study of the vigilante mentality is here personified in one pent-up, brutalizing cop. Ray pegs the impulse toward vengeance, like that of forgiveness, as a personal moment, even when it belongs to the crowd. Robert Ryan’s Jim Wilson is a particular kind of big-city neurotic, tortured by his cheerless existence. On the streets, he is judge and jury: we are all guilty of being human....   More >