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Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 11 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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King of Jazz | John Murray Anderson | United States, 1930

Film - Feature | March 11 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New 4K Digital Restoration

FEATURING
Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 11. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

This new restoration brings back a song-and-dance classic that has long been available only in inferior copies. King of Jazz is “one of the most...   More >

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

 For more information and to make a reservation for dinner at Babette, email babettebam@gmail.com.

The Trial of Joan of Arc (Le procès de Jeanne d’Arc) | Robert Bresson | France, 1962

Film - Feature | March 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Florence Carrez, Jean-Claude Fourneau, Roger Honorat, Marc Jacquier,

Bresson’s film follows Joan of Arc’s prolonged interrogation through to her death. The dialogue consists entirely of the trial transcript, reduced to its essentials; the visuals are austere, consisting mainly of medium shots of Joan and her judges, intercut with extreme close-ups of objects, hands, feet. Out of...   More >

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

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Pickpocket | Robert Bresson | France, 1959

Film - Feature | March 11 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Martin Lasalle, Marika Green, Pierre Leymarie, Jean Pelegri,

Bresson liked to use untrained actors whose natural impassivity he harnessed to his own ends. The epiphany is Pickpocket, which in a watershed year in French cinema, 1959, was merely the most contemporary film ever made. A young recluse, Michel, drawn inexorably to picking pockets, suffers not guilt, but a kind of...   More >

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

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