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 serene and alluring Fabienne Tabard (Delphine Seyrig), the beautiful wife of a shoe store proprietor, and Doinel is instantly smitten. Seyrig radiates enigmatic elegance as a New Wave femme fatale with a generous heart.

Unlimited features historical photographs and stunning modernist pictures, and is especially strong in contemporary work, including images by many living masters such as Robert Adams, Lee Friedlander, William Klein, and Robert Frank. The exhibition also includes works by many Bay Area artists, both from an earlier generation—such as John Gutmann, Robert Hartman, and Richard Gordon—as well as younger photographers, such as Sean McFarland, Janet Delaney, McNair Evans, and Catherine Wagner, who are actively working members of our community with growing national and international reputations.

Additionally, the Goodman Belco collection extends to contemporary photography from China, Japan, Russia, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, and is strong in both documentary photography and more experimental work.

In short, Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection provides a reminder of the breadth of scope and variety of practice in photography, as it conveys the tangible excitement these pictures generated for their collectors, who now generously share the fruits of their enthusiasm with us.

Space is limited, and reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Jennifer Sime at 510-643-9632 or with any questions.

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