<< Week of September 23 >>

Friday, September 28, 2018

High School

Film - Feature | September 28 | 3:30-4:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Establish that you can be a man and take orders,” the dean of discipline at Philadelphia's Northeast High admonishes a student hauled into the office for a minor infraction. At this middle-class, mostly white school, obedience to authority is lesson number one. Taken on its release in 1969 as an antiestablishment cry against institutional conformity, Wiseman’s documentary has acquired added...   More >

Blow-Up

Film - Feature | September 28 | 7-8:50 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For his first English-language film, Michelangelo Antonioni set a metaphysical mystery in the world of fashion, at a time when the director’s metaphysics had itself become a fad; the movie and its meaning were the talk of the swingingest parties of 1966. Photographer David Hemmings snaps images of Vanessa Redgrave and an older man apparently trysting in a London park; later, analyzing the...   More >

Saturday, September 29, 2018

A Hard Day’s Night

Film - Feature | September 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This is a lot more than just a funny film with the Beatles, though it is that. Bringing together influences ranging from the BBC’s Goon Show to the Marx Brothers and the razzle-dazzle cutting of TV commercials, Richard Lester invented a style of film editing that expressed the consciousness just emerging from the culture that made (and then embraced) the Beatles. As it follows the adventures of...   More >

The Day I Became a Woman

Film - Feature | September 29 | 6-7:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The first feature from Marziyeh Meshkini (Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s wife) is an intense, allegorical triptych covering the challenges of life as a woman in Iran. Whether depicting a girl separated from her male playmates when she “becomes a woman,” a surreal bicycle race between chador-clad young women, or an elderly widow on a shopping expedition, Meshkini highlights systems of possession and...   More >

The Rite

Film - Feature | September 29 | 8-9:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Rite is one of Bergman’s most stylized and political films. A Kafkaesque chamber drama originally written for the stage, this production was made for TV so that Bergman and his crew could utilize extensive closeups of the performers’ faces against minimalist set decor. Three itinerant actors, played by Bergman regulars Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, and Anders Ek, are accused of taking...   More >