Saturday, April 27, 2019
Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
March 2May 10, 2019
This years 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 Gunnalso an actor, playwright, and novelistwith new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his metasoap opera Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by... More >
Film - Feature | April 27 | 5:45 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The child is a witch, exclaim the villagers in the opening of this strikingly beautiful first feature by Rungano Nyoni. When young Shula is accused of witchcraft in her village, she is exiled, constrained in her movements, and expected to perform miracles; however, she is not prepared to live this way forever. Employing breathtaking composition, Nyoni layers magical realism, satire, and social... More >
Film - Documentary | April 27 | 6-8 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!'s documentary, Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara, Africa's Last Colony, will be followed by a discussion with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, the films director John Hamilton of Democracy Now!, Maria Carrion of NomadsHRC and Watching Western Sahara, Prof. Stephen Zunes from USF, and Nickie Lewis from Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab, and other invited guests.
Film - Feature | April 27 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In India Song, Marguerite Duras effectively evokes colonial India of the thirties, contrasting the indolent life of the colonists with the squalor and suffering that lie just outside their gates and consciousnessthough her camera never ventures from the abodes of the wealthy. The story concerns a beautiful woman (Delphine Seyrig), the wife of a diplomat, suffering from what Duras has called... More >