<< Week of October 16 >>

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Fallen Idol

Film - Feature | October 15 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Graham Greene and Carol Reed’s gripping, gorgeously visualized thriller about a boy, a butler, and the butler’s secrets “reminds us of the glories of the black-and-white cinema at its peak” (New York Observer).

Reflections in a Golden Eye

Film - Feature | October 15 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

John Huston adapts Carson McCullers’s tale of repressed homosexuality with the able help of Marlon Brando as a military man among (many) men on a Southern army base, and Elizabeth Taylor as his put-upon wife.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Films of Claudio Caldini

Film - Feature | October 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A rare visit by the Argentine filmmaker Claudio Caldini, whose Super 8 and regular 8mm films are “eternal, dematerialized, and transcendent” (Pablo Marin).

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Deej: Inclusion shouldn't be a lottery.

Film - Documentary | October 19 | 5-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Disability Studies Research Cluster, HIFIS

A nonspeaking young man dreams of autistic civil rights. The documentary film Deej, with its insider view of autism, challenges us all to live inclusion. Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese ("Deej") found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a tect-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of...   More >

Investigating Paradise: 2017 Arab Film Festival Premiere

Film - Documentary | October 19 | 6-8:15 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Note change in location

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Arab Film Festival

From French-Algerian visionary Merzak Allouache, Berlinale 2017 pick INVESTIGATING PARADISE is a manifold treatise in what it means to be "radicalized."

News from Home

Film - Feature | October 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New York City, imposing and anonymous, serves as the visual counterpoint to Akerman’s reading of her own mother’s letters in this personal, gorgeously photographed film. With short La chambre.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Horse Feathers

Film - Feature | October 20 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA celebrates Homecoming Weekend with this perennial favorite in which college president Groucho and the other Marx Brothers wreak havoc on higher education.

The Godfather

Film - Feature | October 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and—with an impact that far outweighs his screen time—Marlon Brando anchor Coppola’s oft-imitated, never-improved mob epic, one of the defining films of seventies Hollywood.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Horse Feathers

Film - Feature | October 21 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA celebrates Homecoming Weekend with this perennial favorite in which college president Groucho and the other Marx Brothers wreak havoc on higher education.

Window to America

Film - Feature | October 21 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A New York City businessman hopes to market a suicidal window washer’s grief to the highest bidder in this acidic Korean War–era satire on American capitalism, played entirely by Chinese actors in whiteface.

Brighton Rock

Film - Feature | October 21 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Richard Attenborough stars as a teenage psychopath leading a gang of toughs in Brighton, Britain’s seedy seaside resort. “The best film to capture [Graham] Greene’s seedy world of evil, sin, and betrayal” (The Observer).