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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Fellow Citizen

Film - Feature | November 24 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An endless array of bossy citizens bombard a poor traffic policeman with all the excuses and reasons why they (but no one else) should be allowed into a restricted area in Kiarostami’s satiric document of humanity’s seemingly endless capacity for lying through its teeth—that is, telling stories. Kiarostami uses a telephoto lens to eavesdrop on the action, fashioning out of one traffic panic an...   More >

Traffic

Film - Feature | November 24 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Traffic, Tati’s Monsieur Hulot is a resourceful automobile salesman en route to an Amsterdam car show, where he will present an elaborate camper on behalf of a Paris firm. Getting there is half the agony in Tati’s apocalyptic vision of mechanized modernity, in which humankind indulges in a perpetual love-hate relationship with its favorite pet, the automobile. Tati’s rigorously composed...   More >

Alfie

Film - Feature | November 24 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Michael Caine makes a fabulous cad as the randy playboy Alfie, but it’s the female leads who make a more lasting impression in this surprisingly candid study of British sexual and social mores just as the sixties began to really swing. Directly addressing the camera through pre- or post-coital confessionals, the casual misogynist Alfie serves up a lothario’s list of do’s and who’s: married women...   More >