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Friday, August 30, 2019

Transit

Film - Feature | August 30 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As a fascist occupation descends on France, refugees—including a German camp survivor who assumes a dead writer’s identity (Franz Rogowski) and the writer’s unwitting wife (Paula Beer)—gather in the sunlit purgatory of Marseille, seeking passage out of an increasingly dangerous Europe. It’s a classic scenario for a World War II thriller, but Christian Petzold’s Transit is no period piece:...   More >

The Death of Louis XIV: (La mort de Louis XIV)

Film - Feature | August 30 | 7:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“In Albert Serra’s masterful The Death of Louis XIV, we are a guest in the bedchamber of King Louis (Jean-Pierre Léaud), where, among his loyal servants, all energy and concern is devoted to the king’s well-being and hoped-for recovery. Serra draws from literary references for historical accuracy; the room is candlelit and the scenes hover between the somber reality of death and the humor that...   More >