<< Week of April 1 >>

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Que Viva Mexico!

Film - Documentary | April 1 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

See Mexico through Eisenstein’s eyes in this compilation of footage shot in 1931, intended for an epic hybrid of documentary and fiction that the director never finished. With short Bezhin Meadow.

The Magician

Film - Feature | April 1 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With Max von Sydow as a nineteenth-century mesmerist, “Bergman's chilling exploration of charlatanism is in fact one of his most genuinely enjoyable films . . . much of [it] devoted to wittily ironic sideswipes at bourgeois hypocrisy” (Time Out).

A World Redrawn: Eisenstein and Brecht in Hollywood

Film - Short | April 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Experimental filmmaker Zoe Beloff revisits the Hollywood exile of two revolutionaries—Sergei Eisenstein and Bertolt Brecht—in an illustrated presentation and a trilogy of short films.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Critical Discussions in Food Systems Presents: Dolores

Film - Documentary | April 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Join Critical Discussions in Food Systems in a screening of "Dolores", a documentary uncovering the journey of the lesser known but just as important labor and and racial justice activist Dolores Huerta.

*DINNER PROVIDED* ~ More details TBA!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Ovarian Psycos: April's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | April 4 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives... The film Ovarian Psycos rides along with the Ovas, exploring the impact of the group's activism, born of feminist ideals, indigenous understanding and an urban/-hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice,...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

April's Movie

In the Intense Now

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Salles portrays the pivotal, tumultuous 1960s through archival footage and home movies from May ’68 Paris, Soviet-invaded Czechoslovakia, China during the Cultural Revolution, and Brazil under military rule. “It’s a documentary that’s really a meditation—history made poetic” (Variety).

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Angels Wear White

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The assault of two underage girls by a local official in a sunlight-bathed seaside town becomes the focal point for this seething study of the challenges women face in Chinese society.

The Distant Barking of Dogs

Film - Feature | April 5 | 8:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the midst of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, a loving, wise, and defiant grandmother raises her two young grandsons. Director Simon Lereng Wilmont lends sensitivity and entrancing visuals to a nuanced portrait of war and its corrosive effect.

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Third Murder

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Master director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest film is a tour-de-force examination of guilt and justice. The incomparable Koji Yakusho plays a man who confesses to a murder but may be hiding a more complicated truth.

Crisis

Film - Feature | April 6 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The seductions and disillusionments of city life play counterpoint to provincial goodness in this morality tale of a young daughter pulled between the worlds of her two mothers.

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Film - Feature | April 6 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chronicling Jean-Michel Basquiat’s teen years in 1970s New York City, this documentary presents a fresh and vibrant look at the young artist as a reflection of the time and place where he grew up.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Price of Everything

Film - Feature | April 7 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A major Sotheby’s auction is the focal point for this broad exploration of the exploding market in contemporary art, featuring incredibly candid interviews with collectors, curators, and artists.

The Judge

Film - Feature | April 7 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih became the first female appointed to any of the Middle East’s Shari’a courts in 2009. This intimate portrait captures the determined and compassionate judge as she strives to achieve justice in a system that so often does not favor women.

No Date, No Signature

Film - Feature | April 7 | 5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A car accident at night causes escalating damage and forces all involved to confront issues of moral responsibility in this second feature from Vahid Jalilvand, an impressive Iranian theater director.

The Workshop

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A writing workshop on France’s Mediterranean coast becomes a microcosm for the fraught divisions in present-day French society in this film from the Palme d’Or–winning director of 2008’s The Class.