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Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Wishing Tree (Tengiz Abuladze; USSR, 1977): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | November 1 | 6:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Over twenty stories make up this episodic Georgian pastorale, set in the pre-Revolutionary birthplace of the famous painter Pirosmani. “Coordinated with the utmost consideration for what pleases the eye” (Hollywood Reporter). (108 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Pirosmani (Giorgi Shengelaia; USSR, 1969): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | November 2 | 4 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This poetic, visually stunning biography of the great Georgian primitive artist Nikoloz (Niko) Pirosmanishvili won the Grand Prize at the Chicago Film Festival. “A splendid and innovative work of poetic biography” (New Yorker). (85 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Monday, November 3, 2014

“‘The Rhythm of Life has Changed’: Blok, Mayakovsky, and the streets of Russian modernism.”

Lecture | November 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 160 Dwinelle Hall


Isobel Palmer, UC Berkeley

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


Slavic Department Colloquium.
Lecture by Isobel Palmer, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ukraine: Living Through the Test of Its Lifetime

Lecture | November 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 260 Stephens Hall


Volodymyr Dubovyk, Associate Professor of International Relations, Odessa National University

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


A lecture on the current situation in Ukraine.

Volodymyr Dubovyk is Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Studies at Odessa National University, where he also earned his undergraduate degree in history and his Ph.D. (Candidate of Sciences) in political science/international relations. His teaching and research interests...   More >

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Laz Language and Literature

Lecture | November 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 254, Near Eastern Studies Lounge


Nükhet Eren

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies


Laz people have lived in the Black Sea region and south Caucasia for a thousand years. Laz Language is classified as a South Caucasian Language and reported as an endangered language by UNESCO. This lecture will present Nükhet Eren’s recent studies on Laz Language and Literature.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ukraine After the Rada Elections

Lecture | November 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Edward Walker, Associate Adjunct Professor of Political Science; Executive Director of BPS, Berkeley Program in East European and Eurasian Studies

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute of European Studies, European Union Center


Professor Edward Walker will give a debriefing on his experience in Ukraine during the recent Rada elections that took place on October 26, 2014. The event is co-sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence as part of their Rapid Response Forum series.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Buba (Noutsa Gogoberidze; USSR, 1930): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Documentary | November 8 | 6 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Judith Rosenberg

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported Print! Judith Rosenberg on piano. Long suppressed and nearly written out of film history, this exceptional documentary was an artistic collaboration between Georgia’s first female director and the noted avant-garde painter David Kakabadze. With Felicità (2009), a deadpan, hilarious short on the work of women. (69 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Our Courtyard (Rezo Chkheidze; USSR, 1956): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | November 9 | 4 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The picaresque village comedy is updated for Georgia’s postwar urban realities in Rezo Chkheidze’s lyrical tale of life, love, and collective labor inside a chaotic Tbilisi apartment block. Stars future filmmaker Giorgi Shengelaia. (89 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Children of Revolution: Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture by Yuri Slezkine

Lecture | November 12 | 4:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Auditorium (enter at 2625 Durant Avenue)


Yuri Slezkine, Jane K. Sather Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

Graduate Division


Yuri Slezkine will present the Moses Lecture on November 12, 2014. The lecture entitled "The Children of Revolution" will commence at 4:10 pm. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Three Trajectories of Ethnic Particularism in the “Druzhba narodov” Empire: Cases of Lithuanian, Georgian and Kyrgyz Writers

Lecture | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Vilius Ivanauskas, Research Fellow, Lithuanian Institute of History

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


The goal of this lecture is to depict how local writers, who participated in the official cultural establishment, contributed to the development of national ideology in different Soviet regions, emphasizing the shift and continuum of ethnic particularism in the post-Stalinist period and the role of local cultural elites. By taking three examples of Lithuanian, Georgian, and Kyrgyz writers, the...   More >



2015 SMART Graduate Informational Meeting

Information Session | November 13 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Sabrina Soracco, Graduate Division

Graduate Division


Administered by the Graduate Division, the SMART Program enables doctoral students to provide mentored research opportunities for undergraduate students at UC Berkeley. This program is designed to broaden the professional development of doctoral students and to foster research skills and paths to advanced studies for undergraduates.

Graduate mentors who work under the guidance of a faculty...   More >



Imperial Germany's Peculiar War 1914-1918: Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture

Lecture | November 13 | 5-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room


Roger Chickering, Professor, Dept. of History, Georgetown University

Institute of European Studies


This lecture extends the discussion of modern Germany's 'peculiar path' (Sonderweg) into the era of the First World War, posing the question whether Germany's experience was different in basic respects from France's or Britain's. The talk explores especially the military impact and the longer-term developmental consequences of any such differences.

Reception to follow lecture and discussion



HTNM Lecture "Cold War Multimedia": with Fred Turner, Stanford University

Lecture | November 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, 340


Fred Turner, Stanford University

Center for New Media


The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series brings to campus leading humanities scholars working on issues of media transition and technological emergence. The series promotes new, interdisciplinary approaches to questions about the uses, meanings, causes, and effects of rapid or dramatic shifts in techno-infrastructure, information management, and forms of mediated expression.


All Audiences, Faculty, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Friday, November 14, 2014

Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire

Lecture | November 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 155 Kroeber Hall


Bedross Der Matossian, Assistant Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program


The Ottoman revolution of 1908 is a study in contradictions—a positive manifestation of modernity intended to reinstate constitutional rule, yet ultimately a negative event that shook the fundamental structures of the empire, opening up ethnic, religious, and political conflicts. The just-published _Shattered Dreams of Revolution_ (Stanford University Press) considers this revolutionary event to...   More >

Monday, November 17, 2014

Late Socialism, Mixed Ethnicities, and Intermarriages: Russian-Estonian Families in Soviet Estonia (Oral History)

Lecture | November 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Uku Lember, PhD, History, Central European University

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


The talk is based on the doctoral dissertation, which focused on intermarriages between so-called “Russian newcomers” and “Estonian locals” during the Soviet era through extensive oral history. The presentation aims to deepen our understanding of ethnic cohabitation in Soviet Estonia by showing that there existed intermingled but distinct Russian and Estonian “cultural worlds” which should not be...   More >



Street Days and Women From Georgia (Levan Koguashvili; Georgia, 2010, Georgia/US, 2009): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Documentary | November 17 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Levan Koguashvili

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Bay Area Premiere! Levan Koguashvili in person. This eye-opening, compelling documentary sheds light on the hardships experienced by Georgian women in America. Followed by Street Days, a powerful character study of a drug addict struggling to survive in Tbilisi. (143 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Blind Dates (Levan Koguashvili; Georgia, 2013): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | November 18 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Levan Koguashvili

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Levan Koguashvili in person. A forty-something bachelor seeks true love, even if he is still living at home with his parents, in this whimsical Georgian love story. (95 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Amerikanka (Leo Esakya; USSR, 1930): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | November 20 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Nikolay Mikhailovich Borodachev; Peter Bagrov; Judith Rosenberg

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported Print! Introduced by Nikolay Mikhailovich Borodachev and Peter Bagrov. Judith Rosenberg on piano. A rediscovered archival treasure from famed Russian studio Gosfilmofond, this Potemkin on Park Row is a stylistically original piece of revolutionary propaganda, which tracks the radical activities of an underground print shop. (76 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

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Khabarda (Mikheil Chiaureli; USSR, 1931): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | November 20 | 8:45 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Nikolay Mikhailovich Borodachev; Peter Bagrov; Judith Rosenberg

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported Print! Introduced by Nikolay Mikhailovich Borodachev and Peter Bagrov. Judith Rosenberg on piano. Set in Tbilisi, Khabarda is a satire that plays on the tension between petit bourgeois values and the incoming sweep of Communist ideology. Another rare, rediscovered find from the archives of Gosfilmofond. (64 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Salt for Svanetia (Mikhail Kalatozov; USSR, 1930): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | November 22 | 6:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Judith Rosenberg

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Judith Rosenberg on piano. A snowbound, rock-hewn village in the harsh Caucasus is the setting for his bracing, rhythmically cut early masterpiece from the director of I Am Cuba. Nature, politics, and cinema combine in this salute to “the dynamic sublime.” (66 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

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A Nail in the Boot (Mikhail Kalatozov; USSR, 1930/1932): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | November 22 | 8 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Judith Rosenberg, www.judyrosenbergsilent.com

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported Print! Judith Rosenberg on piano. The saying “For want of a nail, a war was lost” is brought to dynamic, stirring life in this rapid-fire look at the Red Army. Another early masterpiece from the director of I Am Cuba. Followed by Patrick Cazal’s documentary on the director, Hurricane Kalatozov (2010). (128 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

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Monday, November 24, 2014

How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | November 24 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Cranes Are Flying (Mikhail Kalatozov; USSR, 1957): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | November 28 | 5:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Mikhail Kalatozov’s stunningly visualized drama of young love and ambition destroyed by war. A key work of both the post-Stalin era and all of world cinema. Winner, Palme d’Or, 1958 Cannes Film Festival. (95 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

I Am Cuba (Mikhail Kalatozov; Cuba/USSR, 1964): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | November 29 | 5:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Made in 1962 as an act of Soviet-Cuban friendship, and written by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, this is an extraordinary example of "pure" cinema in the service of politics. "A deliriously one-of-a-kind movie, wildly schizophrenic in its bizarre mix of Slavic solemnity and Latin sensuality" (Telluride Film Festival). (138 mins)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.