<< Week of April 08 >>

Sunday, April 8, 2018

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Film - Feature | April 8 | 12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bringing to light a little-known piece of Cuban history, this moving and understated medical drama set in 1989 Havana tells the story of a Russian teacher drafted to serve as a translator for children from Chernobyl. Westworld’s Rodrigo Santoro stars.

Crisis

Film - Feature | April 8 | 3 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.

A Man of Integrity

Film - Feature | April 8 | 3:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Power struggles and moral compromises feed an escalating conflict when an uncompromising fish farmer clashes with his neighbor and a powerful company that sets its sights on his land. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes.

The Shape of a Surface: Experimental Shorts

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this diverse program showcasing the film medium itself, history and the world are reframed. Featuring works by arc, Stephanie Barber, Paul Clipson, Nazli Dincel, Jim Jennings, Pablo Mazzolo, Alee Peoples, and Jennifer Separzadeh.

First Reformed

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A minister finds newfound meaning and reawakened desire when a lovely parishioner seeks his counsel in this film from legendary writer/director Paul Schrader. With memorable performances by Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric the Entertainer.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Alexander Nevsky

Film - Feature | April 11 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Eisenstein’s first completed sound film has a score by Sergei Prokofiev to propel its tale of a thirteenth-century hero confronting foreign invaders.

Heather Booth: Changing the World: Film Screening and Q and A with Organizer Heather Booth

Film - Documentary | April 11 | 5-7 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Heather Booth is the most influential person you never heard of.

Join us for a screening of the newest film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin, Heather Booth: Changing the World. This film is an urgent response to the recent election of Trump and all that has ensued. At a time when many are wondering how to make their voices heard, when civil and women's rights are under attack,...   More >

Purge This Land

Film - Feature | April 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Weaving the story and letters of radical American abolitionist John Brown and the attack on Harper’s Ferry with her own personal history, Lee Ann Schmitt uses her signature essay style to create a profound portrait of America today.

The Other Side of Everything

Film - Feature | April 11 | 8:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 1945, Mila Turajlić’s family apartment in Belgrade was divided and redistributed by the government; because of her mother’s activism, they were spied on from the very rooms they used to own. In this film, mother and daughter reflect on their complicated personal and political histories.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Suleiman Mountain

Film - Feature | April 12 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A young Kyrgyz boy is taken out an orphanage and into the lives of his supposed parents, who make ends meet by running cons on unsuspecting villagers, in this beautifully filmed tale that interweaves mythological and comedic elements.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Film - Feature | April 12 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Award-winning photographer RaMell Ross’s inspired and intimate portrait of an African American community in rural Alabama captures small but precious moments in black lives with rapturous attention.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Shirkers

Film - Feature | April 13 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A lost-and-found film made in Singapore decades ago prompts this buoyant personal documentary about movie love, female friendship, and the urge for creative expression. Winner of the Directing Award, World Cinema Documentary, at Sundance.

A Ship Bound for India

Film - Feature | April 13 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A salvage boat provides the claustrophobic but fascinating space for a narrative of filial revolt against an overbearing father in Bergman’s waterfront noir, reminiscent of Marcel Carné’s French films.

Tigre

Film - Feature | April 13 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In a boarded-up family estate in Argentina’s mysterious and ancient Tigre delta, three generations gather to decide whether to sell their property to developers, and interpersonal conflicts build to a powerful crescendo.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bisbee ’17

Film - Feature | April 14 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This hybrid film revisits the violent deportation of striking copper miners from Bisbee, Arizona, a century ago, tapping into the current political climate while questioning what is the “real” history

Minding the Gap

Film - Feature | April 14 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Rockford, Illinois, Bing Liu has been filming his friends on and off their skateboards for ten years. His film is less a documentary about skate culture than a fresh and powerful coming-of-age story.

I Am Not a Witch

Film - Feature | April 14 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With this strikingly beautiful first feature, Rungano Nyoni layers magic realism, satire, and social critique in the original and unforgettable story of a girl accused of witchcraft and exiled from her village.