<< Week of July 10 >>

Sunday, July 7, 2019

FIFA Women's World Cup Final: Live Broadcast

Film - Documentary | July 7 | 8 a.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join friends, fans, and neighbors on Addison Street and watch the FIFA Women's World Cup final match live on BAMPFA's colossal outdoor screen.

You Only Live Once

Film - Feature | July 7 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

When three-time loser Eddie Taylor (Henry Fonda) is about to be released from prison, his lawyer assures the warden that Eddie will make good. Eddie adds skeptically, “I will—if they let me.” Like many of Lang’s films, You Only Live Once depicts a struggle between individual will and socially determined destiny; atypically for the director, it’s also a moving and sincere love story. This has...   More >

Stolen Kisses: (Baisers volés)

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Everyone loves a dreamer, and Paris, and life, and so Stolen Kisses turns to that archetypical Parisian dreamer, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), as he darts around the City of Light looking for love and livelihood. Dishonorably discharged from the army as “temperamentally unfit,” Doinel briskly mows through a succession of odd jobs—TV repairman, hotel night clerk, detective—and discovers he’s...   More >

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Exiled: America’s Deported Veterans: Documentaries at Doe

Film - Documentary | July 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Library

Two US military veterans, who were willing to die for their adopted country are deported to Mexico where they cannot get the treatment they need for PTSD. This short film tells the story of their fight to return to the US and their fight to raise awareness about the deported veteran issue.

Exiled: America’s Deported Veterans

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Macbeth

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Welles’s ambition in Macbeth was to restore Shakespeare’s tragedy to its roots in Scottish legend; his achievement is an experimental fusion of the Bard and the B picture. The film establishes authenticity not in its settings but in its tone and mood, creating a world infused with witchcraft and portent. It includes a number of eye-opening stylistic flourishes, including a single take that...   More >

Thursday, July 11, 2019

La réligieuse: (The Nun)

Film - Feature | July 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Banned for two years in France for its supposedly excessive attack on the Church, Rivette’s adaptation of Denis Diderot’s famous novel of eighteenth-century convent life became a cause célèbre. Anna Karina plays a young woman, Suzanne, whose parents force her to enter a convent. The institution proves prisonlike and on a deeper level of individual repression, is revealed as an arena for sexual...   More >

A Hard Day's Night: Free Outdoor Screening!

Film - Feature | July 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Though the motive behind A Hard Day’s Night was simply to generate new records, it turned out to be an extraordinarily original amalgamation of virtually all previous forms of rock ’n’ roll film. The combination of the Beatles’ music, Lester’s use of techniques associated with cinéma vérité and the French New Wave in a hybrid documentary/fictional form, and the photographer and editor’s...   More >

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Strange Case of Angelica

Film - Feature | July 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A photographer falls in love with a young woman whose postmortem portrait he has been summoned to take in this film “hovering somewhere between ghost story and fairy tale, . . . a beguiling meditation on the ontological and illusionist powers of cinema. . . . [It] recovers and unsettles the photographic roots of cinematic art in the figure of the photographer, the man with the...   More >

The Woman in the Window

Film - Feature | July 12 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Lang’s crisply directed thriller, a mild flirtation draws a college professor into a hopelessly tangled web of blackmail and murder. The story mirrors the harsh geometry and stringent fatalism of Lang’s visual style—as Tom Kemper wrote, “everything that stimulates our dark attraction to the noir genre: the claustrophobic urban studio sets, the wide-awake camerawork, the restless shadows, the...   More >

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Christ Stopped at Eboli: (Cristo si è fermato a Eboli)

Film - Feature | July 13 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the mountain village of Gagliano, in the impoverished Lucania region of south-central Italy, a proverb reflects the unchanging nature of the inhabitants’ isolation: even Christ stopped at Eboli, the town at the bottom of the bare and craggy hill. In 1935 Carlo Levi, the leftist writer, physician, and painter, was banished by the Fascist government to three years’ exile in Gagliano. His...   More >

Privilege

Film - Feature | July 13 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Concurrent with the Summer of Love and the utopian promise of the Monterey Pop Festival, Peter Watkins released his radically dystopian Privilege. Set in “Britain in the near future,” the film depicts the collusion of state and corporate forces to exploit the cathartic power of popular music. In this brave new world, fandom becomes a tool first to distract teens from political engagement and...   More >

Rosenda

Film - Feature | July 13 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Recreating a provincial Michoacán village on a huge studio set, Bracho fused populist romance and melodrama with formal experimentation in this tale of an unusual love triangle in the midst of revolution. Abandoned by her roughhewn fiancé, a peasant woman (Rita Macedo) finds comfort with a local store owner (Fernando Soler), but soon her former lover returns, now as the head of a bandit army. In...   More >