<< Week of July 29 >>

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Curator’s Talk: Matthew Coleman on Peter Hujar

Film - Feature | July 29 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this exhibition walk-through, BAMPFA Curatorial Assistant Matthew Coleman explores Hujar’s distinctive and arresting photographic style and imagery.

Édouard et Caroline

Film - Feature | July 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In an unfashionable Paris apartment, a pianist and his wife quarrel over a missing waistcoat and a shortened evening dress as they prepare for an upcoming recital in Becker’s delightfully airy, Lubitsch-like portrait of love and life in a slowly modernizing urban France.

The Middle of the World

Film - Feature | July 29 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Middle of the World describes a love affair between Paul, a Swiss engineer running for political office, and Adriana, an Italian immigrant working as a waitress. This cool, highly erotic, teasingly ambiguous film is one of the few convincing, truly modern treatises on love, one not divorced from the contexts of politics, class, and geography.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Lovers of Montparnasse

Film - Feature | August 2 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Lovers of Montparnasse is really about a wrecked man unable to rise above the gravity of his failure. In the sad gestures of Philipe (who himself would soon die), we realize that Modigliani’s paintings are the artifacts of a fall. (Steve Seid)

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Film - Documentary | August 2 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

This month's Astronomy Night @ UC Berkeley features our first ever film screening about the search for pulsars (a rapidly rotating stellar remnant), followed by a Q&A with the director of the film and a pulsar expert!

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of...   More >

Friday, August 3, 2018

Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000

Film - Feature | August 3 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The cinema of Alain Tanner has always made room for society’s dropouts and dreamers, and nowhere more so than in his most celebrated work (coauthored by John Berger), which tracks a ragtag group of Swiss strangers, brought together by chance and a shared anticapitalist spirit, and the little refuge they create for themselves in the face of political and economic failures. (Jason Sanders)

To Joy (Till glädje)

Film - Feature | August 3 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In To Joy Bergman dedicates his full attention to a theme that will recur in smaller filmic moments throughout his career: the idea of music’s redemptive power. (Mark Sandberg)

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Ivan’s Childhood

Film - Feature | August 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Few debuts match the unequivocal power of Tarkovsky’s Ivan’s Childhood, a technical tour-de-force of flying crane shots, absurd angles, and arresting lighting merged with a powerful tale of war, violence, and childhood. (Jason Sanders)

Rendezvous de Juillet

Film - Feature | August 4 | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Becker’s spirited portrait of Left Bank youth was the first film to examine the struggles of this generation that emerged from the war with neither the guilt nor the sadness of their parents, but rather with a feverish desire for action, and a despair at the prospect of a meaningless life. (Judy Bloch)