<< Week of November 16 >>

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Infinite Football

Film - Feature | November 11 | 3:30-4:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Perhaps the purest expression of one of Porumboiu’s favorite themes, rules vs. freedom, Infinite Football documents an unassuming bureaucrat with a unique extracurricular passion. Inspired by a life-changing injury he suffered playing soccer as a teen, Laurentiu Ginghină embarked on a quixotic quest to improve the game. Variety’s Jessica Kiang observes, “His endlessly evolving ideas for...   More >

The Cow

Film - Feature | November 11 | 7-8:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“The first Iranian film to deal with the small-scale, the unredeemed, and the unheroic” (Hamidreza Sadr). An extraordinary film marking the beginning of the Iranian New Wave, The Cow is a portrait of village life where isolation and the most extreme poverty create their own abiding social structure. The story moves from tragedy to absurdity without a wink of the eye: this is the thoroughly...   More >

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cries and Whispers

Film - Feature | November 14 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cries and Whispers depicts the final day of Agnes (Harriet Andersson), who lies in bed with cancer. Her most dear ones—her sisters, Maria (Liv Ullmann) and Karin (Ingrid Thulin), and a companion, Anna (Kari Sylwan)—watch over her. In a film as formal as a clock’s tick, Bergman restricts his palette to colors of blood, his close-ups to the image of the soul. The four women want strength to face...   More >

As Above, So Below

Film - Feature | November 14 | 7-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Larry Clark’s portrayal of black insurgency is a rediscovered masterpiece. The film opens in 1945 with a young boy playing in his Chicago neighborhood and then follows the adult Jita-Hadi as a returning Marine with heightened political consciousness. It imagines a post–Watts rebellion state of siege and an organized black underground plotting revolution. With sound excerpts from the 1968 HUAC...   More >

Cine Latino: Neighboring Sounds

Film - Documentary | November 14 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons. When a private security firm is reluctantly brought in to protect the residents from a recent spate of petty crime, it unleashes the fears, anxieties, and resentments of a divided...   More >

Thursday, November 15, 2018

"Global Cinema and 1968": Ciné-tracts: Film Screening

Film - Documentary | November 15 | 7-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Institute of European Studies, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States

In partnership with BAMPFA and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, the Institute of European Studies presents a special screening of the "Ciné-tracts," a selection of experimental short films by Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, and others, created amid the strikes and protests of May 1968 in Paris.

"Ciné-tracts" is part of the "Global Cinema and 1968" series, guest curated...   More >

Friday, November 16, 2018

2001: A Space Odyssey

Film - Feature | November 16 | 3:30-6:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic milestone was in every sense an experimental film, harnessing the widescreen, epic format for an intensely metaphysical, ultimately very personal use. 2001 was conceived less as a science fiction narrative than as an experience in space and time. As a re-creation of the dimensions of outer space—taking us beyond deep focus into infinite focus—it has never been matched....   More >

Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn? screening

Film - Documentary | November 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Investigative Reporting Program, Graduate School of Journalism

The Investigative Reporting Program is hosting a free screening of the documentary Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?.

Lt. Wes Van Dorn, a 29-year-old U.S. Naval Academy graduate and the father of two young sons, died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed off the coast of Virginia during a 2014 training exercise. Motivated by her grief, his wife Nicole sought an explanation for the cause...   More >

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International Movie Festival

Film - Series | November 16 | 6-9 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Want to know more about international cinema and learn more about other cultures? Join the office of Andy Theocharous for the International Movie Night. We will screen different movies starting at 6pm. You are free to come and stop by whenever you want and watch the movie you desire. Snacks will be provided!

The festival will be held in Dwinelle Hall classrooms 215, 219, and 223.

When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

Film - Feature | November 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Typical of Porumboiu’s cinema, When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism deals with “the rules of the game,” but the “game” here is filmmaking and the rules, expounded upon at length by director Paul (Bogdan Dumitrache) to actor Alina (Diana Avramut), range from the limits on the length of a shot to the requirement for a nude scene. Consisting of fourteen static shots, When Evening Falls...   More >

In the Presence of a Clown

Film - Feature | November 16 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s eccentric made-for-television drama is both a fond tribute to Swedish silent cinema and an autumnal look back at the director’s own career. In a Swedish insane asylum in 1925, a lunatic engineer teams with another patient to create a film, a “living talkie,” based on their own obsessions. Soon they have a cast, a crew, and even a tour across the country. All of Bergman’s great...   More >

Saturday, November 17, 2018

3rd i's 16th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 1 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 1-4 (San Francisco) November 17 (Palo Alto)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 1-4 and November 17, 2018).

Zero for Conduct

Film - Feature | November 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Vigo was often called the cinema’s Rimbaud, not only for his youth, but also for his passionate sincerity, rich imagery, and directness of language. Zero for Conduct, based on the director’s childhood experiences, is cruel, playful, and exuberant, and filled with unexpected gags and observations. Set in a boarding school, the loose but emotionally charged story creates a model of rebellion,...   More >

Soleil Ô

Film - Feature | November 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Institute of European Studies, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Part of the "1968 and Global Cinema" series, guest curated by IES Visiting Scholar Christina Gerhardt

Soleil Ô, which takes its title from a West Indies song about the pain of Africans enslaved in the Caribbean, is a powerful depiction of immigrant experience, focused on a laborer who moves to Paris from West Africa in hopes of a better life. Instead he encounters a new iteration of slavery,...   More >