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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Executive Leadership Academy 2018

Course | July 9 – 13, 2018 every day |  David Brower Center


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Center for Studies in Higher Education


The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is designed for individuals from all backgrounds who are interested in preparing themselves for appointments to executive positions such as dean, vice president, provost, president, and chancellor. It offers a five-day intensive training experience and is guided by a select faculty team, comprised of over 25 senior-level higher education executives.


Enrollment opens January 1. Enroll by July 1 online.



Artist’s Talk: Joanne Leonard

Special Event | July 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


In this illustrated talk, Joanne Leonard will discuss her photographic work, especially as it relates to the places and spaces of women’s lives, providing context for the photographs on view in her exhibition.



My Journey Through French Cinema

Film - Documentary | July 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


One of the great directors of world cinema takes viewers on an idiosyncratic tour of the history of French film in this delightful documentary, which offers an entire lifetime of cinema knowledge and passion within its running time.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Executive Leadership Academy 2018

Course | July 9 – 13, 2018 every day |  David Brower Center


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Center for Studies in Higher Education


The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is designed for individuals from all backgrounds who are interested in preparing themselves for appointments to executive positions such as dean, vice president, provost, president, and chancellor. It offers a five-day intensive training experience and is guided by a select faculty team, comprised of over 25 senior-level higher education executives.


Enrollment opens January 1. Enroll by July 1 online.



Black Life: Spiritual Technologies Project

Lecture | July 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


In this lecture-demonstration, project collaborators Michaela Leslie-Rule, T. Carlis Roberts, and Ron Ragin will share from their documentary work in Georgia and South Carolina, which explores the waning black church tradition of lining hymns.



Two-Faced Woman

Film - Feature | July 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Condemned by the National Legion of Decency and released soon after Pearl Harbor, Cukor’s frothy comedy Two-Faced Woman gained further notoriety for being Garbo’s last before her self-exile from movies. All that aside, the movie is very funny and Garbo is hilarious as a wholesome but exuberant ski instructress who impersonates her own “twin” in order to lure her husband (Melvyn Douglas) back from...   More >



La vie de Bohème

Film - Feature | July 13 | 8:30-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Forget Puccini: Kaurismäki declared that his aim in this film was to rescue Henri Murger’s novel Scènes de la vie de Bohème from the opera and its bourgeois proprieties. As usual with Kaurismäki, the effort is both ironic and improbably sincere.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Gallery + Studio: Inside Out and Outside In

Workshop | July 14 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Inspired by Jeremy Anderson’s Riverrun and other 2-D and 3-D artworks in Way Bay 2, we will look at biomorphic forms and fictional characters, and focus on both the inside and outside spaces of imaginary subjects. Using these ideas, create your own colorful sculpture from modeling clay, found objects, and other materials with artist Greta Liz Anderson.



Roundtable Reading: Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo

Reading - Nonfiction | July 14 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


It begins with a bizarre accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never sees the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, a dedicated reader of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen To You!, is the perfect person to step in and save him. What neither can predict are the superpowers that Ulysses (the squirrel) will acquire after the accident. What...   More >



Goupi mains-rouges

Film - Feature | July 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Becker’s droll satire plays out on several uneasy social borders—between city and country folk, family and outside community, men and women. Filmed in stunning shadows, it is haunting in its mixture of lighthearted and gallows humor.



Le amiche

Film - Feature | July 14 | 8:15-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Le amiche follows the lives of four aimless young women as observed by a newcomer, Clelia, who has returned to her native Turin to open a fashion salon.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Monuments and Ruins: Sculpture Workshop with Maryam Yousif and Nick Makanna

Workshop | July 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Our national, personal, and historical understandings of both place and ourselves are often interwoven with architectural markers. Using air-dry clay and gouache, we will explore the construction of identity, history, and nationhood through the lens of architectural monuments and ruins.



Brink of Life

Film - Feature | July 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Brink of Life pursues Bergman’s fascination with the inner lives of women to a maternity ward where three women await the blessed event with mixed attitudes—and fates.



The Man Without a Past

Film - Feature | July 15 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Aki Kaurismäki has an unsentimental soft spot for the working class, albeit well hidden behind artfully sardonic realism. More than the memorably long-faced antiheroes of The Match Factory Girl and Drifting Clouds, the hero of this film—call him M—has reason to be deadpan: drifting into a strange city, he is set upon by thugs who leave him for dead and render him amnesiac.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dernier atout

Film - Feature | July 18 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Filmed during the German Occupation of France, Becker’s delightful “official” directorial debut owes a debt to the American gangster pictures that it was purposefully designed to take the place of, with Hollywood content having been banned by the Nazis.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dipu Moni | Rohingya Exodus: Beyond the Man-made Human Tragedy

Lecture | July 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Dipu Moni, Bangladeshi politician and former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh

Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, The Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Global Public Health, Master of Development Practice, Bangladeshi Student Association


An evening with Bangladeshi politician and former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dr. Dipu Moni.


RSVP by July 16 by calling Adele Perera at 510-642-3608, or by emailing Adele Perera at isasasst@berkeley.edu.



Il grido

Film - Feature | July 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are more familiar with Antonioni’s spaces of bourgeois existence, but in this wonderful early work, he returns to “the landscape I remember from my childhood,” the desolate vistas of the Po Valley, to film a study of a man who, deserted by his mistress, sets out with his little daughter in search of peace of mind and a new life.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Falbalas

Film - Feature | July 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


A talented yet vain couturier runs roughshod over workers, friends, and lovers in Becker’s vividly realist drama on Parisian haute couture, which makes a fascinating companion piece to Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread and counts among its admirers none other than Jean-Paul Gaultier.



Prison

Film - Feature | July 20 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Bergman’s first major work, Prison makes a strong case for the proclamation that opens it: “Human life is an inferno.” Gunnar Fischer’s hard-edged expressionist cinematography is ideally suited to the harsh subject matter.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Seeing and Reading: Graphic Design Workshop with Mary Banas

Film - Feature | July 21 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This intensive graphic design workshop led by designer and CCA professor Mary Banas will offer participants a chance to engage the imagery and poetry from Way Bay 2 in a new way, experiment with a Risograph printer, and create a collaborative book to take home. Using collage and physical layout techniques, we will design book spreads and print them on the Art Lab Risograph machine. This workshop...   More >



The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Film - Feature | July 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Saturated with local color, Judy Irving’s film weaves elements of nature documentary and personal portraiture into a tale of love and survival in the urban jungle. This is the story of a flock of wild cherry-headed conures—descendants of escaped or abandoned pets—and one ponytailed man, Mark Bittner, who, like the birds, has endured hardship and displacement but eventually flourished in the...   More >



Blow-Up

Film - Feature | July 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


For his first English-language film, Antonioni set a metaphysical mystery in the world of fashion, at a time when the director’s metaphysics had itself become a fad; the movie and its meaning were the talk of the swingingest parties of 1966.



Drifting Clouds

Film - Feature | July 21 | 8:30-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


“A beautiful, melancholy work that all but restores humanism to contemporary cinema. Who but Kaurismäki could make a comedy about unemployment, and turn it into a soulful, transcendent statement about hope and survival?” (James Quandt).

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Prison

Film - Feature | July 22 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Bergman’s first major work, Prison makes a strong case for the proclamation that opens it: “Human life is an inferno.” Gunnar Fischer’s hard-edged expressionist cinematography is ideally suited to the harsh subject matter.



Antoine et Antoinette

Film - Feature | July 22 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The first of Becker’s three loosely plotted postwar films on the changing structure of French life, Antoine et Antoinette follows one young working-class couple in a cramped, overcrowded Paris, and the husband’s desperate search for a missing lottery ticket.



The Other Side of Hope

Film - Feature | July 22 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Khaled (Sherwan Haji) emerges from a pile of coal on a ship docked in Helsinki. A refugee from Syria, searching for the sister who is his only surviving relative, he is quickly absorbed into the bureaucracy of exile. It is only after exchanging blows with newly minted restaurateur Wikstrom (Sakari Kuosmanen), who finds Khaled sleeping next to the garbage bins of the Golden Pint restaurant, that...   More >

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Harp of Burma

Film - Feature | July 25 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


A fatalistic elegy for the war dead, Harp of Burma links beauty with a sense of loss, and loss with salvation. Burma at the close of World War II is a no-man’s-land, a quiet emptiness where there used to be life. But the Himalayas still move villagers to dream, and captured Japanese soldiers to sing in sweet harmony; Burma is still “Buddha’s country.”

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Mythological Faces of Java: Hearst Museum Lounge Lecture

Lecture | July 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber | Note change in date


Sandra Sardjono

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology


About this lecture -
This lecture explores representations of faces and figures in Javanese mythologies beginning from the Hindu-Buddhist Period (pre-16th century) to the Islamic and Modern Periods. The quintessence of Javanese character types that runs through the centuries follows the conventional concepts of refined and unrefined, expressed in the local terms as halus and kasar. These...   More >



La salamandre

Film - Feature | July 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Two self-proclaimed writers attempt to retell how a young woman shot her uncle in Tanner and cowriter John Berger’s intelligent portrait of the free and the defiant—and of the dead-end jobs, old men, and “nitwits” that get in their way.

Friday, July 27, 2018

The End of the Ottoman Empire

Film - Feature | July 27 | 4:30-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Back by popular demand! This documentary offers an overview of the Ottomans, who ruled three continents for six centuries, and explains how the decline of the Ottoman Empire throughout the nineteenth century and up to 1925 informs current politics.



Casque d’or

Film - Feature | July 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Romantic fatalism, the French cinema of lost ideals, is associated with the 1930s, but it held sway well into the sixties. Seeing Casque d’or, one can see why Becker was a hero for the New Wave directors.



Full: Affirmative Action

Film - Feature | July 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Affirmative Action is an evening-length collaborative production foregrounding concepts of transparency, radical diversity, and inclusion. Composed by five musicians of color (Zachary Watkins, Raven Chacon, Sharmi Basu, Morgan Craft, and Ava Mendoza) and performed by the two white cis men of The Living Earth Show, Affirmative Action highlights the “lens of whiteness” through which artists of...   More >