<< Week of October 20 >>

Sunday, October 20, 2019

76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami: (76 daghighe va 15 sanieh ba Abbas Kiarostami)

Film - Feature | October 20 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Seifollah Samadian was one of Abbas Kiarostami’s closest friends and worked alongside him for over twenty-five years, collaborating on projects such as ABC Africa and Five. In this intimate portrait, which is revealing in subtle and touching ways, Samadian draws upon footage he shot of Kiarostami on location and while traveling in Iran and abroad, showing him at work as a photographer,...   More >

76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami: (76 daghighe va 15 sanieh ba Abbas Kiarostami)

Film - Feature | October 20 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Seifollah Samadian was one of Abbas Kiarostami’s closest friends and worked alongside him for over twenty-five years, collaborating on projects such as ABC Africa and Five. In this intimate portrait, which is revealing in subtle and touching ways, Samadian draws upon footage he shot of Kiarostami on location and while traveling in Iran and abroad, showing him at work as a photographer,...   More >

Stories We Tell

Film - Feature | October 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Actress-turned-director Sarah Polley sets her gaze toward her own family history—and her remarkable, remarkably unconventional mother—in this moving, constantly surprising documentary on home life, marriage, and female independence. Polley and cinematographer Iris Ng weave between straightforward, shot-on-digital first-person interviews and more romanticized, gauzy fictional Super 8mm “home...   More >

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Cine Latino: La Camarista (The Chambermaid)

Film - Documentary | October 23 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Eve, a young chambermaid, works long hours at a luxurious Mexico City hotel. A young single mother who travels far to get to her place of work, Eve has aspirations for the future and hopes that her diligence will get her a coveted spot as the cleaner on an executive floor. She confronts the monotony of long workdays with budding friendships and quiet examinations of forgotten belongings. 102...   More >

Image from "La Camarista." (Photo courtesy of Kino Lorber.)

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Abbas Kiarostami: Five Short Films

Film - Feature | October 26 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Anyone curious about what episodes of Sesame Street would look like if they were directed by one of the world’s greatest filmmakers should catch this collection of children’s shorts by Abbas Kiarostami, who began his career making films for an Iranian children’s cultural institute. Whether teaching kids to identify colors, imparting the value of going to the dentist, celebrating the joys of...   More >

Abbas Kiarostami: Five Short Films

Film - Feature | October 26 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Anyone curious about what episodes of Sesame Street would look like if they were directed by one of the world’s greatest filmmakers should catch this collection of children’s shorts by Abbas Kiarostami, who began his career making films for an Iranian children’s cultural institute. Whether teaching kids to identify colors, imparting the value of going to the dentist, celebrating the joys of...   More >