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Saturday, August 31, 2019

The White Balloon

Film - Feature | August 31 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A seven-year-old girl navigates the busy streets of Tehran while trying to buy a goldfish in the utterly charming 1995 debut of Jafar Panahi, the widely acclaimed director whose recent feature 3 Faces also screens at BAMPFA this season. Cowritten by Abbas Kiarostami (Panahi’s mentor and the subject of a current BAMPFA retrospective), the film captures a city landscape through a child’s...   More >

25 Watts

Film - Feature | August 31 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“It’s another aimless day down Montevideo way for a trio of teenage buddies. Given to genial putdowns and arguing over things like who started a catchphrase, los tres amigos find a kind of reassuring comfort in routine, repetition, and ritual. Wine, cigarettes, and rock ’n’ roll provide them with distractions, if not quite pleasure. Shot in naturalistic black-and-white and infused with a loopy...   More >

Dave Chappelle's Block Party

Film - Feature | August 31 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring a stellar lineup of R&B and hip-hop artists including Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, the Fugees, Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party is an exuberant ode to the legendary Wattstax. Gondry’s film follows Chappelle to his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, where he surprises a random assortment of residents with transportation, accommodation, and tickets...   More >