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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Blow-Up

Film - Feature | October 23 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For his first English-language film, Michelangelo 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. Photographer David Hemmings snaps pictures of Vanessa Redgrave and an older man apparently trysting in a London park; later, analyzing the...   More >

Film Screening Series: Arab Cities | Sur La Planche

Film - Feature | October 23 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Leila Kilani; Stefania Pandolfo, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Director: Leïla Kilani, 2011 (110 min)

Conversation with director Leïla Kilani and Stephania Pandolfo, Professor of Anthropology.

Synopsis: A factory worker (Soufia Issami) believes that she and her best friend are being groomed for criminal activities by a pair of more privileged women.

Tongues Untied

Film - Documentary | October 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tongues Untied is about the silence that envelops the lives of black gay men. This exhilarating work is a loquacious attempt to break free of the homophobia and racism that mute the possibilities for human fulfillment. Marlon Riggs creates a poetic pastiche that has the emotional uplift of gospel music and the sobering impact of reportage. The words of gay poets, personal testimony, rap tableaux,...   More >

Cine Latino: La Camarista (The Chambermaid)

Film - Documentary | October 23 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Eve, a young chambermaid, works long hours at a luxurious Mexico City hotel. A young single mother who travels far to get to her place of work, Eve has aspirations for the future and hopes that her diligence will get her a coveted spot as the cleaner on an executive floor. She confronts the monotony of long workdays with budding friendships and quiet examinations of forgotten belongings. 102...   More >

Image from "La Camarista." (Photo courtesy of Kino Lorber.)