<< Week of April 03 >>

Sunday, March 31, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Chamisso’s Shadow: A Journey to the Bering Sea in Three Chapters. Chapter 2, Part 2: Chukotka and Wrangel Island

Film - Documentary | March 31 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 2014, Ottinger journeyed to the distant regions of the Bering Sea—to Alaska, then Chukotka, and on to Kamchatka—following along the paths of historic expeditions and explorers, such as the naturalist Georg Willem Steller and Vitus Bering; later, Captain James Cook; and, still later, the poet and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso, who traveled with Otto von Kotzebue. Over a three-month period,...   More >

Donkey Skin

Film - Feature | March 31 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This charming adaptation of a fairy tale by Charles Perrault has been called Jacques Demy’s “grand synthesis of Cocteau and Minnelli,” graced with wondrous costumes and vivid colors, ingenious trick effects and a stellar cast. The tale involves a beautiful princess (Catherine Deneuve) whose father, the Blue King (Jean Marais), desires to marry her in order to fulfill a deathbed promise to his...   More >

Hunger for Love: Have You Ever Sunbathed Completely Nude?

Film - Feature | March 31 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An extended research tour of US university film programs introduced dos Santos to the American avant-garde filmmakers, among them Jonas Mekas and Stan Brakhage, who would directly inspire his formally radical adaptation of an allegorical short story about adultery and colonialism by Guilherme de Figueiredo. Filmed in both Manhattan and Brazil and set against the background of the Vietnam War and...   More >

Monday, April 1, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Film Screening of Criminal Queers: directed by Chris Vargas and Eric A. Stanley

Film - Feature | April 3 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Criminal Queers visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation.

Our Little Sister

Film - Feature | April 3 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Three sisters grieving their father’s death decide to “adopt” the teenage half-sister they’ve just met in Kore-eda’s captivating exploration of sibling ties, female relationships, and the passing of time, set in the idyllic, enchanting seaside town of Kamakura, Japan. As in much of the director’s work, the plot itself soon pleasurably dissolves in a string of documentary-like moments—family...   More >

My Bolivia: Remembering What I Never Knew: Film Screening and Director's Talk

Film - Feature | April 3 | 7 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Filmmaker Rick Tejada Flores unravels secrets of his family’s past in Bolivia, discovering his grandfather’s hidden role as President during one of the bloodiest wars in Latin America.

The Rest I Make Up: April Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | April 3 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Maria Irene Fornes is one of America's greatest playwrights and most influential teachers, but many know her only as the ex-lover of writer and social critic Susan Sontag. The visionary Cuban-American dramatist constructed astonishing worlds onstage, writing over 40 plays and winning nine Obie Awards. At the vanguard of the nascent Off-Off Broadway experimental theater movement in NYC, Fornes is...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

April's Movie at Moffitt

Behemoth

Film - Feature | April 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Zhao Liang solidifies his status as one of China’s most unique talents with this politicized examination of China’s war on its own environment, a visionary combination of observational documentary, experimental essay, and Workingman’s Death–like vision of hell on earth. Moving from Mongolian coal mines to ironworks and blast furnaces, ending in a newly created suburb with no inhabitants, Zhao...   More >

Behemoth

Film - Feature | April 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Zhao Liang solidifies his status as one of China’s most unique talents with this politicized examination of China’s war on its own environment, a visionary combination of observational documentary, experimental essay, and Workingman’s Death–like vision of hell on earth. Moving from Mongolian coal mines to ironworks and blast furnaces, ending in a newly created suburb with no inhabitants, Zhao...   More >

Thursday, April 4, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Black Interiors: Sweat

Film - Feature | April 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sweat is evidence of labor. Tonight’s films reflect the inner worlds of black working people, asking us to consider not only the material outcomes of their efforts but the moments of tension, pleasure, communion, and delight that give “black labor power” its depths. An excerpt from Right On/Be Free featuring the Alvin Ailey dance company’s Judith Jamison transitions to scenes of black workers in...   More >

Friday, April 5, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Gehen | Bleiben: Whether to remain or to leave

Film - Series | April 5 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium, Auditorium

 530 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

 Angst essen Seele auf (Fear Eats the Soul) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany 1974

 Department of History, German Historical Institute Pacific Regional Office Berkeley, Institute of European Studies, Alliance Francaise San Francisco, Goethe-Institute San Francisco

A film series focusing on the everyday life of migrants and migrants in the making: Through the lens of intimate relationships and a ground-up historical perspective, five curated documentaries and films explore the causation and consequences of international and global migration.

Chamisso’s Shadow: A Journey to the Bering Sea in Three Chapters. Chapter 3: Kamchatka and Bering Island

Film - Documentary | April 5 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 2014, Ottinger journeyed to the distant regions of the Bering Sea—to Alaska, then Chukotka, and on to Kamchatka—following along the paths of historic expeditions and explorers, such as the naturalist Georg Willem Steller and Vitus Bering; later, Captain James Cook; and, still later, the poet and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso, who traveled with Otto von Kotzebue. Over a three-month period,...   More >

Stolen Kisses

Film - Feature | April 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The third film in François Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel series finds Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) dishonorably discharged from the army and looking for work on the streets of Paris. Finding shelter with his girlfriend and her sympathetic parents, he begins working as a private detective (Truffaut’s nod to Buster Keaton’s hapless gumshoe in Sherlock Jr.). His new career brings him into the orbit of the...   More >

BAMPFA Student Committee Film Festival

Film - Series | April 5 | 9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join the BAMPFA Student Committee for their annual student film festival, held in the Barbro Osher Theater for the first time this year. Open to the public, this special event comprises short films made by students in Berkeley and the wider Bay Area, selected by the Student Committee for your viewing pleasure. Program details will be announced in March.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Wallay

Film - Feature | April 6 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

When Ady, a thirteen-year-old boy living in the Lyon suburbs, gets out of hand, his father entrusts him to his uncle Amadao in a remote village in Burkina Faso. Ady is excited to visit the homeland—until he realizes that he is trapped there indefinitely, under his uncle’s strict rules, expected to act as a man. His eventual initiation to adulthood is subtle; under his loving grandmother’s...   More >

Detour

Film - Feature | April 6 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“No matter what you do, no matter where you turn, fate sticks out its foot to trip you,” gripes Detour’s Al Roberts (Tom Neal), a master of deadpan anxiety who, it must be said, does his part to invite that intrusive boot at every turn. Nothing tempts fate like the guilt of an innocent man. Has anyone in films since Peter Lorre had worse luck, or worse judgment? But that’s the fun of Detour, a...   More >

A Very Crazy Asylum

Film - Feature | April 6 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With the increased repression of a new military regime in 1968, political necessity became the mother of cinematic invention—indirection and allegory. A Very Crazy Asylum was a clever subversion of a classic novel by Machado de Assis. The story concerns a priest/psychiatrist who convinces the powers-that-be in a small Brazilian town that the mental health of its citizens must be attended to—then...   More >