<< Week of April 22 >>

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Music in the Dark

Film - Feature | April 22 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 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.

Zama

Film - Feature | April 22 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Martel’s latest feature is a glimpse into the colonial abyss, adapted from a famed Argentine novel about a Spanish officer in a remote proto-Paraguayan outpost. “Perplexing and thrilling in equal measure” (Variety).

The Headless Woman

Film - Feature | April 22 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A woman involved in a potentially tragic hit-and-run accident tries to ignore what happened in Martel’s disorienting, critically acclaimed suspense thriller. “If Hitchcock and Antonioni ever had an interest in class guilt, you’d have Martel” (Wesley Morris).

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ivan the Terrible, Part II

Film - Feature | April 25 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 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.

The Manchurian Candidate

Film - Feature | April 25 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

File this sobering satire, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, under “Brainwashing, fear of.” The film “takes enormous chances with the audience, and plays not like a ‘classic’ but as a work as alive and smart as when it was first released” (Roger Ebert).

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Fabulous Baron Münchausen

Film - Feature | April 26 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Czech animator Karel Zeman captures the wonder in Gustave Doré’s illustrations for a classic novel by using live action against a series of fairy-tale backgrounds and enchanting visual pyrotechnics. With Méliès/Jules Verne short Impossible Voyage.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Infrastructure of the Universe

Film - Feature | April 27 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This program of short films explores how the interweaving of built, natural, and virtual media environments shapes our world.

A Brief History of Time

Film - Feature | April 27 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Errol Morris’s acclaimed film, based on Stephen Hawking’s book, is a humanly scaled, biographical study of a singular mind navigating a very big universe.

Time Regained

Film - Feature | April 27 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“For those who know the final volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Ruiz’s film sets off its own chain of memories and associations; for those who do not, it serves as a superb introduction to the shape and texture of the Proustian universe” (Dave Kehr).

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Maliglutit (Searchers)

Film - Feature | April 28 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maliglutit (Searchers) continues in the breathtaking vein of Canadian-Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk’s unforgettable Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner with a story of cruelty and cold revenge inspired by John Ford’s The Searchers and spoken entirely in Inuktitut.

Neruda

Film - Feature | April 28 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Pablo Larraín’s film “playfully and provocatively distorts the facts of an extraordinary year in the life of the Chilean Nobel prize–winning poet: Neruda is an anti-biopic” (The Guardian).

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Film - Feature | April 28 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

From dutiful conservative Southern son to gay activist and San Francisco chronicler, Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin looks at his life with wry humor and some choice true tales.

Jesus' Son

Film - Feature | April 28 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We pay tribute to the late author Denis Johnson with the film adaptation of his classic short story collection Jesus’ Son. Three esteemed authors and friends of Johnson introduce the film and share stories.