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Monday, January 5, 2015

UCEAP January Application Deadline: Summer, Fall and Year 2015-16 (Select Programs)

Deadline | January 5 | 160 Stephens Hall


Berkeley Study Abroad


The application deadline for select summer, fall, and academic year 2015-16 options on the UC Education Abroad Program is Monday, January 5.

This deadline includes select options in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong King, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia,...   More >

Saturday, January 10, 2015

"Tevanik": Award Winning and Academy Award Nominee Armenian Film Screening, San Francisco

Film - Feature | January 10 | 7-9:30 p.m. |  Khachaturian Armenian Community Center, Saroyan Hall 825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, Ca. 94132


825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA 94127

"Tevanik": Award Winning and Academy Award Nominee Armenian Film Screening, San Francisco, Hamazkayin San Francisco

Hamazkayin San Francisco


Hamazkayin San Francisco invites you to join us for "Tevanik" - the film screening in San Francisco next Saturday, January 10, 2015!

TEVANIK is an acclaimed feature movie about the Artsakh liberation in a village with 3 youngsters. Director Jivan Avetisyan will be in the US during the screenings to personally greet the audience, conduct Q&A and present his next project "The Last Inhabitant"...   More >

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future

Lecture | January 21 | 12-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Former Finance Minister of Poland

Institute of International Studies, Institute of European Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


Professor Kolodko was a key architect of the successful Polish economic reforms and served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in 1994-1997 and in 2002-2003. He will talk about his latest book where he proposes an interdisciplinary and comprehensive methodology to understand the evolution of the world in the 21st century. What are the biggest challenges and opportunities? What are...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Otar Iosseliani’s Early Films (USSR, 1958–1964): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Short | January 22 | 7:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported Prints!

A rare chance to see the early films by one of the great Georgian filmmakers Otar Iosseliani. Akvareli is a portrait of a poor family whose lives are changed by art. Song About a Flower is a poetic rumination on progress. April continues the critique of modernism, depicting a young couple who move to a new housing estate. The film was banned by the Soviet government, after...   More >


$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, January 24, 2015

Falling Leaves (Otar Iosseliani; USSR, 1967): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | January 24 | 6:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


A young boy gets his first job (in a wine factory!), and soon observes that corruption is the best way to get by. Falling Leaves is typical of the best Georgian films in seeming light and low-key at first, until the satire begins to cut very deep. (80 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.



Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird (Otar Iosseliani USSR, 1971): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | January 24 | 8:15 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Iosseliani’s wry comedy, set in Tbilisi, follows a young musician who is perpetually in a hurry and late for every appointment because his life is so full of chance encounters. A genial, uplifting song to all those who choose life and love over lesser things, like work. (80 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, January 26, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Indigenous Challenges during 400 Years: The Sami of Northern Sweden

Lecture | January 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Peter Sköld, Professor and Director, Arctic Research Centre, Umeå University, Sweden

Institute of European Studies, Consulate General of Sweden


The Sami are the only acknowledged indigenous people in Sweden, and in the European Union. However, despite the Sami’s attempts to gain recognition and improved rights to use their traditional land, discrimination and derogative attitudes common 400 years ago are still in place today. This presentation offers a historical survey of Sami population development and surveys Sami political...   More >

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein; USSR, 1925): Film 50: History of Cinema

Film - Feature | January 28 | 3:10 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Emily Carpenter

Judith Rosenberg

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


(Bronenosets Potyomkin). Instructed to make a film to commemorate the 1905 revolution, Sergei Eisenstein chose to base his script on the mutiny on the battleship Potemkin of the Black Sea Fleet and the ensuing involvement of the people of Odessa. (70mins)


$5.50 UC Berkeley students, $7.50 BAM/PFA Members, $8.50 Seniors; Disabled persons; UC Berkeley faculty and staff; Non-UC Berkeley students; Youth 17 and under, $11.50 General Admission

Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5249.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pastorale (Otar Iosseliani; USSR, 1975): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Documentary | January 29 | 7:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


In this exquisite film by Georgian director Otar Iosseliani, a string quartet’s visit to a small village is treated with the gentle satire usually associated with the Czech New Wave. “Iosseliani is (Georgia’s) greatest director” (Tom Luddy). (94 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, January 31, 2015

Some Interviews on Personal Matters (Lana Gogoberidze; USSR, 1977): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | January 31 | 5 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Lana Gogoberidze

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported Print! Lana Gogoberidze in person. A bold mixture of documentary and social-psychological drama—and the first film to make mention of Stalin’s camps—Some Interviews on Personal Matters makes powerful statements about women, work, family, and marriage that earned it international acclaim as the first feminist film of Soviet cinema. (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.