Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
March 2May 10, 2019
This years edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunnalso an actor, playwright, and novelistwith new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his metasoap opera Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by... More >
Film Screening: Raising of America, Episode Two: "Once Upon a Time" When Childcare for All Wasn't Just a Fairytale
Film - Documentary | March 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Lea Austin, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
How might American life be different today if all of the nations children had access to high-quality early care and education for the past four decades? In 1971, we came achingly close to winning childcare for all. What will it take to enact effective child and family policies today? Join us in viewing Episode Two from the Raising of America documentary series followed by a small group discussion
Film - Documentary | March 6 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
To walk into the jungle-shrouded village of Cinquera, El Salvador, is to enter a world where ghosts walk, passing back and forth between the past and present. Here, decades after a brutal civil war annihilated the village, survivors return to bury their dead and rebuild the community from the ashes. During the civil war of 1980 to 1992, the village was invaded by the National Guard, which... More >
Film - Documentary | March 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart is the first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun. An overnight sensation, the play transformed the American theater and has long been considered a classic, yet the remarkable story of the playwright faded from view. With this documentary, filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain resurrects... More >
Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.
Film - Feature | March 6 | 7 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall
Well into their 30s, Juan Nuñez (Gael García Bernal) and Benjamín Wilson (Leonardo Ortizgris) still cant seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents homes. On a fateful Christmas Eve, however, they decide its finally time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in all of Mexican history.