<< Week of October 23 >>

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Horse Feathers

Film - Feature | October 22 | 2 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.

Man with a Suitcase

Film - Feature | October 22 | 3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Akerman’s brilliantly funny comedy of manners could be the cinema’s most eloquent evocation of Sartre’s observation, “Hell is other people.” With Akerman’s self-portrait in film clips, Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman.

Apocalypse Now Redux

Film - Feature | October 22 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A reedit of Coppola’s Vietnam War saga, the most astute, acute portrait of Americans at war in the post-World War II period. At the heart of its madness lies Marlon Brando.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Films by Kevin Jerome Everson

Film - Series | October 25 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring a selection of Everson’s films from 2005 to the present that examine formal practices and structures of history while chronicling everyday African American life and excavating its neglected legacies.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Films by Kevin Jerome Everson and Edgar Arceneaux

Film - Series | October 26 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This program, presented in conjunction with the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, showcases the richly textured film and video work of two artists who share a concern for the multiple definitions of art, race, performance, and history.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Our Man in Havana

Film - Feature | October 27 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A vacuum-cleaner salesman in steamy Cuba turns to international espionage in this droll spy spoof from a quartet of formidable Englishmen—actors Alec Guinness and Noel Coward, writer Graham Greene, and director Carol Reed.

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Film - Feature | October 27 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Observing her mother and her aunts while growing up, Chantal Akerman became aware of the way in which the unending repetition of domestic duties became a proxy for emotion and self-expression. In Jeanne Dielman Akerman, cinematographer Babette Mangolte, and a predominantly female crew depict three days in the life of a middle-aged widow, Jeanne (Delphine Seyrig), living alone with her teenage...   More >

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

Film - Documentary | October 28 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Head behind the scenes of one of the most notorious film shoots ever in this fly-on-the-wall documentary on the making of Apocalypse Now. “Fascinating, harrowing film history” (Roger Ebert).

Ministry of Fear

Film - Feature | October 28 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ray Milland is released from an asylum into an even stranger milieu—wartime London, stalked by Nazi spies—in Fritz Lang’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel. “A tour de force of paranoia” (Cinematheque Ontario).