Film: Chamissos 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
Continuing her exploration of Chukotka and points north, Ottinger documents varied facets of the regions 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 filmmakers earlier documentary epic, Taiga) and watches locals in a seaside town perform traditional dances against... More >
Film - Feature | March 29 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Nine years in the making, Iranian director Taghi Amiranis feature film debut is a fascinating investigation into the 1953 Anglo-American coup détat 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 - Feature | March 29 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Ailing and adrift, a celebrated film director looks back at his work and life in Almodóvars 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 >
Film - Documentary | April 3 | 3-6 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
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
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 nations 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.