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Friday, December 13, 2019

Fire and Ashes: Making the Ballet RAkU

Film - Documentary | December 13 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bay Area filmmaker Shirley Sun’s engaging dance film goes behind the scenes with composer Shinji Eshima and San Francisco Ballet resident choreographer Yuri Possokhov as they recount their collaboration with the original cast of RAkU. Set in historic Japan, the ballet is a fictional tale filled with passion, lust, loss, pain, and compassion, based on a true event: the burning of the beautiful...   More >

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

Film - Feature | December 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Rarely has trusting one’s life to health professionals seemed deadlier than in this sardonic comédie humaine that won more than thirty international prizes and was called “the most remarkable film of the year” by the Village Voice. Living alone with his cats and his alcohol, the elderly Dante Lăzărescu experiences chest pain, and calls, then waits, and waits, for an ambulance. So begins...   More >