<< Week of October 05 >>

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Virgin Spring

Film - Feature | October 3 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman went to a medieval wellspring, a folk song whose simplicity and stark violence he recreated in purely visual terms, for his first collaboration with cinematographer Sven Nykvist. A girl in the bloom of innocent sensuality is raped and murdered. A young boy who has watched his brothers perform the act suffers along with them the terrible revenge of her father (Max von Sydow). Bergman’s...   More >

Cine Latino: Zama

Film - Feature | October 3 | 7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 160 (Location to be confirmed. Please check clas.berkeley.edu for details)

 Center for Latin American Studies

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in colonial South America, hopes for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town where he is stagnating to a better place. As he waits, he is forced to submissively accept every task entrusted to him by a succession of Governors. When Zama realizes everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers to pursue a dangerous bandit.

Image from "Zama." (Image courtesy of Strand Releasing.)

El Mar La Mar: October's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | October 3 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Movies @ Moffitt is the student-to-student monthly documentary spotlight and viewing. M@M is free.

What's it about?...

“An immersive and enthralling journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border, EL MAR LA MAR weaves together harrowing oral histories from the area with hand-processed 16mm images of flora, fauna and items left behind by travelers. Subjects speak of intense,...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Movie at Moffitt

Out of the Vault: Luminous Procuress

Film - Feature | October 3 | 7-8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A gender-obliterating funfest unleashed by the cantankerous cross-dressing Cockettes, the legendary Luminous Procuress brazenly recounts the mystical passage of two lissome hippie lads who enter a strange mansion where a magic potion promises glimpses of a transformational realm. Led by the mystical “Procuress” (the ever-sculptural Pandora), the two naïfs are privy to a delirious vision of...   More >

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Rocco and His Brothers

Film - Feature | October 4 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

At once lyrical and brutal, this family saga is fatalist film noir expressed through a purity of vision; like the saintly Rocco (Alain Delon) himself, it takes a lot of violence to daunt Visconti’s love. Rocco is a character like Dostoyevsky’s Prince Mishkin, or Robert Bresson’s Balthazar. He is the anomaly among the five sons of a poor but canny widow (Katina Paxinou) who brings her family from...   More >

Friday, October 5, 2018

Rbg

Film - Documentary | October 5 | 4-5:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This affectionate portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an unexpected popular hit, not unlike the tiny, soft-spoken eighty-five-year-old jurist herself. The film looks beyond the SNL sketches and “Notorious” memes to outline Ginsburg’s role as a dissenting voice on an increasingly conservative court and her equally crucial earlier career as a patient and persistent litigator...   More >

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Winged Migration

Film - Feature | October 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Accompanying flocks of migratory birds across all seven continents, Winged Migration ingeniously harnesses the powers of film and aviation technology—shooting from planes, helicopters, gliders, even balloons—to capture the wonders of avian flight. The film inspires both awe and empathy as the birds embark on an annual journey for survival that transcends national borders. More immersive than...   More >

Blackboards

Film - Feature | October 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The starkly desolate mountains of Kurdish Iran serve as backdrop for Samira Makhmalbaf’s second feature, which follows a group of itinerant teachers, heavy blackboards on their backs, trudging through the landscape in search of pupils. Education seems like a dream to those they meet, however, who think blackboards are better used as a gurney for a sick man, or as shields from gunfire. Makhmalbaf...   More >

The Touch

Film - Feature | October 6 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s first film in English (made for ABC Pictures) stars Bibi Andersson as a seemingly happy Swedish housewife who leaves her husband (Max von Sydow) for a visiting American archaeologist (Elliott Gould). Member of a family of concentration camp survivors, bohemian and prone to violent outbursts, the archaeologist possesses a rage far removed from the heroine’s bourgeois existence; their...   More >