<< Week of April 15 >>

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Wajib

Film - Feature | April 15 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Annemarie Jacir’s charming and poignant new film, a Palestinian father and son living in Israel deliver wedding invitations over the course of an afternoon while personal and political tensions simmer in the background.

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

Film - Feature | April 15 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This gorgeous and lively look at Garry Winogrand and his work uses still images, home movie footage, and revelatory, recently discovered audio recordings to illustrate why many consider him to be the foremost photographer of post–World War II America.

A Ship Bound for India

Film - Feature | April 15 | 3 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.

Nathaniel Dorsky: Four Films

Film - Feature | April 15 | 5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Four ephemeral worlds emerge in this selection of shorts by Nathaniel Dorsky, this year’s recipient of the Persistence of Vision Award. The films are Autumn, Avraham, The Dreamer, and Intimations.

Godard, mon amour

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

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Portraying Jean-Luc Godard at the pivotal moment when he made La Chinoise and fell in love with leading lady Anne Wiazemsky, Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) pays homage to Godard’s genius even as he cheekily sends up the director’s excesses and pretensions.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Elephant's Dream: A Film by Kristof Bilsen

Film - Documentary | April 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 Kristof Bilsen, Director/Producer

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs, Department of Geography, Center for African Studies

Set in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Elephant's Dream is a breath-taking documentary that captures the daily lives of Congolese street-level civil servants in Kinshasa and Bas-Congo. Discussion with the director/producer to follow. Free to the public. For more information please contact us: fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, 510-768-7618.

Elephant's Dream

Film - Documentary | April 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Kristof Bilsen, Filmaker, Director, Co-Producer

 Dr. Ann A. Laudati, Ciriacy-Wanthrup Research Fellow, Department of Geography, UCB; Adam Clemons, Librarian for African and African American Studies, UC Berkeley Library

 Center for African Studies, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs, Department of Geography

The Republic of Congo is a country mainly represented by stories of violence, rape, rebels and crime. In Elephant’s Dream, director Kristof Bilsen takes us beyond these usual reports and provides poetic and compassionate insight into a country in transition.

Kristof Bilsen (Director, Co-Producer) completed a filmmaking BA in Brussels (2002) and then worked as a cinematographer, editor and...   More >

Kristof Bilsen

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ivan the Terrible, Part I

Film - Feature | April 18 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In sixteenth-century Moscow, the newly crowned Czar Ivan battles both the nobility and the church in an effort to unify Russia. Scored by Sergei Prokofiev, Eisenstein’s painterly film is like a fresco come to life.

Strong Island

Film - Feature | April 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The murder of the filmmaker’s brother forms the basis of this powerful, disturbing, and very personal documentary on one family’s suffering and an entire society’s injustice and institutional racism. “A masterpiece for difficult times” (Film Quarterly).

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Green White Green

Film - Feature | April 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Three friends join together to get through the dog days of a Lagos summer—and create a film—in this salute to the creativity and vitality of Nigerian youth, which has garnered comparisons to early Spike Lee.

Friday, April 20, 2018

La ciénaga

Film - Feature | April 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Two extended families suffer through a heat wave in Martel’s award-winning portrayal of social inertia, class, and racial dynamics. “Every shot is dense with life, yet the movie is highly focused, a small masterpiece” (Meredith Brody, Chicago Reader).

Music in the Dark

Film - Feature | April 20 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s early, restless experimentation with different aesthetics is at its height in this tale of the relationship between a young, blind musician and a lower-class servant girl.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cal Day Event: From Incarceration to Education

Film - Short | April 21 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Jonathan Simon, Keynote Speaker and Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

 Skylar Economy, Film Producer and Member, Underground Scholars Initiative; David Maldonado, Featured Student and Member, Underground Scholars Initiative

 Clarence Ford, Featured Student and Member, Underground Scholars Initiative

 American Cultures

Join the Underground Scholars Initiative and the American Cultures Center for a screening of FITE (From Incarceration to Education), a short documentary about formerly incarcerated students at UC Berkeley and their paths to higher education and success. The film screening will include keynote speaker Jonathan Simon and a Q&A panel with the students in the film. Reception to follow.

  RSVP online or by calling 510-664-7065 by April 15.

Ivan the Terrible, Part I

Film - Feature | April 21 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In sixteenth-century Moscow, the newly crowned Czar Ivan battles both the nobility and the church in an effort to unify Russia. Scored by Sergei Prokofiev, Eisenstein’s painterly film is like a fresco come to life.

Ivan the Terrible, Part II

Film - Feature | April 21 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The second part of Eisenstein’s unfinished trilogy follows Ivan’s return to the throne and his ruthless opposition to the schemes of the nobility to keep Russia divided among its princes and foreign interests.