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Thursday, September 11, 2014

ISEEES Fall Reception

Reception | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


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


Annual ISEEES Reception with remarks from the Director, Professor John Connelly (History)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lolita (Stanley Kubrick; US, 1962): Eyes Wide: The Films of Stanley Kubrick

Film - Feature | September 19 | 7:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


James Mason falls for a rather underage girl in Kubrick’s delightful adaptation of the notorious Nabokov novella. Peter Sellers and Shelley Winters add their own scene-stealing peculiarities to this pitch-black, comical retelling.


$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.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Scottish Independence Referendum and the Future of the Multiethnic State

Panel Discussion | September 26 | 1:30-6 p.m. | Moses Hall, IGS Library, 109 Moses Hall


David Laitin, Stanford University

for others see website

Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for British Studies


Join us for a discussion of the outcome of the September 18th Scottish Independence Referendum, proposing that Scotland separate itself from England and form its own nation. See website for details.


$0.00

Seats limited; registration open until full. Registration opens August 19. Register by September 25 online.



Blue Mountains (Eldar Shengelaia; USSR, 1984): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | September 26 | 7:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Eldar Shengelaia

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Digital Restoration! Eldar Shengelaia in person. Part Jacques Tati, part Ermanno Olmi, this inspired satire by one of Georgia’s leading directors is a charming and disarming critique of bureaucracy.


$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, September 27, 2014

Twenty-Six Commissars (Nikoloz Shengelaia; USSR, 1932): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | September 27 | 6:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Judith Rosenberg

Eldar Shengelaia

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported Print! Eldar Shengelaia in Person. Judith Rosenberg on piano. Set against a backdrop of oil derricks and sand dunes, this impressive silent-era feature about the geopolitical struggle for the control of oil fields is still relevant today. Preceded by 'Work at Oil Derricks' and 'Oil Extraction', a fascinating 1907 look at Baku.


$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.



The White Caravan (Eldar Shengelaia, Tamaz Meliava; USSR, 1963): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | September 27 | 8:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Eldar Shengelaia

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported Print! Eldar Shengelaia in person. Shephards battle the elements and manmade temptations in this strikingly shot Georgian work, an entry into the 1964 Cannes Film Festival.


$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, September 28, 2014

Repentance (Tengiz Abuladze; USSR, 1984/7): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | September 28 | 4 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Nana Janelidze

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Imported 35mm Print! Nana Janelidze in person. One of the first Russian films to deal with the terrors of the Stalin era, Repentance combines symbolism and surrealism for this look at a paranoid dictator. “Mordantly funny . . . as artful as it is sobering” (NY Times).


$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, September 29, 2014

Film Course: Spotlight on Georgian Cinema

Course | September 29 | 1:10-3:40 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Susan Oxtoby; Nana Janelidze; Peter Rollberg; Nino Dzandzava

Trio Kavkasia

Carl Linich; Alan Gasser; Stuart Gelzer

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)


A five-week film course offered in conjunction with the series Discovering Georgian Cinema, gives you the opportunity to view 35mm archival prints and learn more about Georgian history, geography, and culture, as well as the stylistic traditions of Georgian cinema, from leading authorities.


$145 BAM/PFA Members, $145 OLLI Members

Register online.



An Unusual Exhibition (Eldar Shengelaia; USSR, 1968): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | September 29 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Eldar Shengelaia

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Eldar Shengelaia in person. A sculptor aspires to a life of creativity, but finds reality—in the form of conformity, bureaucracy, and compromise—far more difficult. A tragicomedy of daily proportions, and one of Georgian cinema’s best-received works.


$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, September 30, 2014

Will There Be a Theater Up There?! (Nana Janelidze; Georgia, 2011): Discovering Georgian Cinema

Film - Feature | September 30 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Nana Janelidze

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Bay Area Premiere! Nana Janelidze in person. Part historical essay, part re-created biography this film uses the tragic circumstances of the twentieth century as a backdrop for the chronicle of a Georgian family. Preceded by Janelidze’s 'The Family'.


$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.