Film - Feature | July 8 | 4-5:45 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Outdoor Screen
Jack Cardiffs wonderfully fluid and lustrous photography perfectly captures the fairy-tale origins of Powell and Pressburgers masterpiece of color and motion, which has as its exquisite centerpiece a nearly twenty-minute ballet sequence. (Jonathan L. Knapp)
Film - Feature | July 8 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Kaurismäkis early masterpiece and blackest of comedies stars Kati Outinen as Iris, a factory worker whose lonely existence is punctuated by glimmers of hopea pink party dress, the attention of a man at a bar, a pregnancythat all result in humiliation and heartbreak.
Film - Feature | July 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Secrets of Women is essential early Bergman, offering glimpses of what is to come but with a freshness of spirit that gracefully eludes the tropes of genius.
Film - Documentary | July 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
One of the great directors of world cinema takes viewers on an idiosyncratic tour of the history of French film in this delightful documentary, which offers an entire lifetime of cinema knowledge and passion within its running time.
Film - Feature | July 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Condemned by the National Legion of Decency and released soon after Pearl Harbor, Cukors frothy comedy Two-Faced Woman gained further notoriety for being Garbos last before her self-exile from movies. All that aside, the movie is very funny and Garbo is hilarious as a wholesome but exuberant ski instructress who impersonates her own twin in order to lure her husband (Melvyn Douglas) back from... More >
Film - Feature | July 13 | 8:30-10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Forget Puccini: Kaurismäki declared that his aim in this film was to rescue Henri Murgers novel Scènes de la vie de Bohème from the opera and its bourgeois proprieties. As usual with Kaurismäki, the effort is both ironic and improbably sincere.
Film - Feature | July 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Beckers droll satire plays out on several uneasy social bordersbetween city and country folk, family and outside community, men and women. Filmed in stunning shadows, it is haunting in its mixture of lighthearted and gallows humor.