<< Week of March 29 >>

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Film: Chamisso’s Shadow: A Journey to the Bering Sea in Three Chapters. Chapter 2, Part 2: Chukotka and Wrangel Island

Film - Documentary | March 29 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Continuing her exploration of Chukotka and points north, Ottinger documents varied facets of the region’s natural, cultural, and political history. She ventures to the interior to visit the camps of reindeer herders (who dwell in yaranga tents resembling the Mongolian yurts of the filmmaker’s earlier documentary epic, Taiga) and watches locals in a seaside town perform traditional dances against...   More >

Film: Coup 53

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Nine years in the making, Iranian director Taghi Amirani’s feature film debut is a fascinating investigation into the 1953 Anglo-American coup d’état in Iran that displaced democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as shah, turning Iran into a despotic monarchy. Tracing the coup from the events leading up to it through its aftermath, Amirani and...   More >

Film: Pain and Glory

Film - Feature | March 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ailing and adrift, a celebrated film director looks back at his work and life in Almodóvar’s pensive, tantalizingly self-reflexive drama, which garnered Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film and for Antonio Banderas's extraordinary lead performance. As he prepares for a thirtieth-anniversary revival of one of his early movies, Salvador (Banderas) rekindles a complicated...   More >

Friday, April 3, 2020

Dean's Forum: The Great American Lie

Film - Documentary | April 3 | 3-6 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Filmmaker, The Representation Project

 Caroline Heldman, Professor of Politics, Occidental College; Pastor Michael McBride, Director, Lifelines to Healing; Tesha Sengupta-Irving, Professor, Graduate School of Education; Bruce Fuller, Professor, Graduate School of Education

 Graduate School of Education

Join us for a screening of the documentary "The Great American Lie," followed by a Q+A with filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom.


We are currently living in one of the greatest periods of social and economic inequality in our nation’s history. Today, the top 0.1% of Americans own as much wealth as the bottom 90%. In 2017 alone, 82% of new wealth created went to the top...   More >

 This event is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, registration is required. Registration opens February 12. Register online by March 30.