Film - Feature | March 19 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Rod Taylor, Kathleen Cleaver,
Michelangelo Antonionis California epic trades the empty boulevards of suburban Rome for the desert vistas of Death Valley, the petrochemical purgatory of Ravenna for the billboard-bedecked avenues of Los Angeles. The directors characters, however, remain much the same: disillusioned yet full of longing, their clumsy couplings offering only fleeting respite from consuming angst. In the midst of student strikes and Black Panther proteststhe opening sequence features Kathleen Cleaver addressing a group of studentsMark (Mark Frechette) and Daria (Daria Halprin) opt for reality trips of their own making, drifting further and further from what they so desperately seek.
- Kate MacKay
Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission