<< February 2020 >>

Saturday, February 1, 2020

La Pointe Courte

Film - Feature | February 1 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Made outside the French film industry on a shoestring budget, Varda’s 1954 debut has been called by historian Georges Sadoul “truly the first film of the nouvelle vague”; its innovative editing, location shooting, and use of nonprofessional actors seem as radical now as they did then. A sun-scarred Mediterranean fishing port is both background and plot element for a fractured tale of reunited...   More >

La strada

Film - Feature | February 1 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

It’s hard to think of La strada apart from its reputation as a Humanist Classic, what Vincent Canby called “a fable of spiritual redemption,” in which Giulietta Masina’s clownish soul Gelsomina is victimized by Anthony Quinn’s brutish Zampanò and they call it a traveling sideshow. But that’s a good reason to see it again. Behind Masina’s tragicomic masquerade are some of the most chillingly...   More >

Blue Velvet

Film - Feature | February 1 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lynch’s color-saturated noir posits a small-town America steeped in psychic dread, where evil lurks beneath the manicured lawns. The plot concerns amateur sleuth Kyle MacLachlan’s encounters with bruised chanteuse Isabella Rossellini, girl-next-door Laura Dern, and sociopath-next-door Dennis Hopper; after a series of sordid set pieces, the bluebird of happiness finally arrives, but it’s an...   More >

Sunday, February 2, 2020

One Child Nation

Film - Feature | February 2 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

China ended its one-child policy in 2015, but the ramifications of the decades-long law are still reverberating throughout the country in traumatic and haunting ways. Inspired by the birth of her own son, codirector Nanfu Wang returns to her village, where questions posed to family members about the policy lead to grim revelations about forced sterilization, property destruction, child...   More >

Daguerréotypes

Film - Feature | February 2 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot along a few short blocks of the rue Daguerre, where Varda made her home for decades, Daguerréotypes is a playful and affectionate portrait of a thoroughly Parisian neighborhood, and an homage of sorts to the pioneering photographer who was the street’s namesake. In 1975, having recently given birth, Varda wanted to stay close to home, but not to stop filming. So she created what she called...   More >

Child’s Pose

Film - Feature | February 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The grand prize winner at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, this social thriller follows an upper-class Bucharest architect who’ll stop at nothing to keep her grown son out of jail—even after he killed a child in a car accident. A withering takedown of the mores (or lack thereof) of the one percent in general and the corruption of nouveau riche, well-connected Romanians in particular, Child’s Pose...   More >

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Assistant

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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Taking its inspiration from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, The Assistant resonates with the #MeToo movement in its psychological study of the film industry. The drama is presented from the point of view of Jane (wonderfully performed by Julia Garner), who has recently landed her dream job as a...   More >

The Assistant

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Taking its inspiration from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, The Assistant resonates with the #MeToo movement in its psychological study of the film industry. The drama is presented from the point of view of Jane (wonderfully performed by Julia Garner), who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. The film unfolds as if in real time: we observe...   More >

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Variety Lights

Film - Feature | February 5 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In his first film, Fellini shared directorial credit with Alberto Lattuada. Critics have traditionally attributed the film’s idiosyncratic tenor and imagery to Fellini, although, as film historian Mira Liehm wrote, “both [directors] were intrigued by the Pirandellian unknowable worlds and by the existential quest for identity . . . the multiple personalities of . . . protagonists caught in a...   More >

Beyond Ethnography: Three Short Films

Film - Short | February 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tonight’s program features three short works made over the last twenty years that expand the nonfiction form, drawing variously on activist video, experimental film, and performance. While grounded in ethnography, they move beyond recording another culture to involve their subjects in the shaping of the story and making of the work, while also bringing attention to the aesthetics and process of...   More >

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Film Screening and Conversation with When They Were Here filmmakers Ivy and Ivan MacDonald: CRG Arts and Humanities Initiative/CRG Thursday Forum Series

Film - Documentary | February 6 | 6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (Suite 220)

 Ivy MacDonald; Ivan MacDonald

 Center for Race and Gender

When They Were Here is a documentary film project that shines a light on the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls throughout North America. Following the screening, filmmakers Ivy and Ivan MacDonald will invite audience discussion on their work with Indigenous families, oral histories, and Indigenous forms of storytelling.

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8 1/2

Film - Feature | February 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the screening on February 15, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

A traffic-jam nightmare, a literal flight of fancy, nuns and whores and more: 8...   More >

Friday, February 7, 2020

Cléo from 5 to 7

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The film that established Agnès Varda’s international reputation, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a classic work of the French New Wave, distinguished by its original form and intimate portraiture. Presenting events that appear to unfold in real time, Cléo chronicles two hours in the life of a pop singer (Corinne Marchand), who is waiting to learn if she has cancer. Shot entirely on location in the streets...   More >

Lost Highway

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A saxophonist, Fred (Bill Pullman), is found guilty of murdering his wife (Patricia Arquette). In prison, he morphs into someone else, Pete Dayton (Balthazar Getty), who is released because he is no longer the condemned man. An incomparable car mechanic, Pete meets an Arquette look-alike, girlfriend of local porn producer Mr. Eddy (Robert Loggia). Together they seek out a cabin in the desert that...   More >

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Shorts by Agnès Varda, Program 1: Play and Politics

Film - Short | February 8 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

These short films made in the sixties are both political and playful, in keeping with the times. A collection of photographs Varda took on her visit to Cuba in the winter of 1962–63 forms the basis of the innovative Salut les cubains, narrated by Varda and actor Michel Piccoli, which captures the revolutionary spirit and reveals individuals alive with hope for the future. A snapshot of Bay Area...   More >

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lynch’s prequel to his cult television show Twin Peaks baffled most critics and audiences on its 1992 premiere, yet, with its fixation on small-town life, perversity, and crap interior decorating, the film has only grown in stature; the Village Voice termed it “Lynch’s masterpiece.” Set in the week preceding the murder of Laura Palmer, the film opens with a similar murder case, before discarding...   More >

Monday, February 10, 2020

Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue

Film - Documentary | February 10 | 5-8 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium (#310)

 Miki Dezaki, Director

 Hannah Airriess, Film & Media, UCB

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

The “comfort women” issue is perhaps Japan’s most contentious present-day diplomatic quandary. Inside Japan, the issue is dividing the country across clear ideological lines. Supporters and detractors of “comfort women” are caught in a relentless battle over empirical evidence, the validity of oral testimony, the number of victims, the meaning of sexual slavery, and the definition of coercive...   More >

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The White Sheik

Film - Feature | February 12 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fellini’s first solo directorial effort is a farce about the collision of fantasy and reality. A pair of provincial newlyweds (Leopoldo Trieste and Brunella Bovo) arrive in Rome with plans for a visit with relatives and an audience with the Pope. But first, the naive young bride sets out to meet her heartthrob, the White Sheik (Alberto Sordi), hero of a fumetto photo-comic strip—leading to a...   More >

Videograms of a Revolution

Film - Documentary | February 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Before there were cell phones witnessing history in the making, there were video cameras. In December 1989, the future of Romania was up in the air. It was also on the air. During a televised speech, Nicolae Ceauşescu stopped speaking and looked off-camera, confused. The broadcast cut briefly to an empty red screen, until eventually his speech resumed. The (televised) revolution had...   More >

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Out of the Present

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“The first film made in outer space” (as the film’s press notes lightheartedly proclaim), Andrei Ujică’s Russian-made precursor to The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu is another found-footage documentary mining more otherworldly, yet no less epochal material: the voyage of Soviet cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, who left the earthly Soviet Union in 1991 for the Mir space station, only to...   More >

Friday, February 14, 2020

Le bonheur

Film - Feature | February 14 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this strikingly colorful, lyrical film, Varda contemplates happiness. François, a carpenter, is happy with his wife; he is happier still when he takes a mistress. For him it is not a question of loving one or the other; he loves both, and wants them to share a life together. This triangular relationship is examined within a circular structure. The film begins and ends with blissful family...   More >

Wild at Heart

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Just out of prison for manslaughter, Sailor (Nicolas Cage) breaks parole to take Lula (Laura Dern), his inseparable lover, to California. Lula’s mother, Marietta (Diane Ladd), accompanied by a private eye (Harry Dean Stanton), pursues the de facto fugitives to rescue her daring daughter from herself. In Big Tuna, Texas, a scruffy town inhabited by lowlifes, they encounter the thoroughly demented...   More >

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Young Girls of Rochefort

Film - Feature | February 15 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

See it large: this dance musical by Varda’s husband, Jacques Demy, is as antithetical to the small screen as West Side Story, whose choreography it emulates and whose star George Chakiris improbably appears here—along with Gene Kelly, Mr. American in Paris himself. In the sleepy town of Rochefort, denizens who somnolently dance sidewise down the street are energized by the arrival of a traveling...   More >

The Young Girls Turn 25

Film - Feature | February 15 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Varda’s splendid documentary revisits the town of Rochefort on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the shooting of Jacques Demy’s The Young Girls of Rochefort, and finds evidence of the film’s lasting effects on the townspeople. In a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at all aspects of the production (including Michel Legrand’s original score, the choreography, the art direction, and the complex...   More >

8 1/2

Film - Feature | February 15 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the screening on February 15, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

A traffic-jam nightmare, a literal flight of fancy, nuns and whores and more: 8...   More >

Mulholland Drive

Film - Feature | February 15 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The perfect postmodern LA story, Lynch’s poison-pen love letter to Hollywood might, or might not, involve an ingenue recently arrived in the City of Angels (Naomi Watts), an amnesiac brunette with a questionable past (Laura Harring), and a filmmaker (Justin Theroux). Befitting its dream-factory setting, though, this Chandler-by-way-of-Borges noir changes its story seemingly with every reel...   More >

Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu

Film - Documentary | February 16 | 12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaușescu opens with footage of Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu at their trial in 1989, just before their execution. The couple is exhausted, but defiant. “I will only answer to the Grand Assembly,” Ceaușescu says, “whatever your masquerade is.” “It was your masquerade twenty-five years,” his unseen questioner retorts. Andrei Ujică’s biting film...   More >

Mur murs

Film - Feature | February 16 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Venturing from Venice Beach to Watts, Varda looks at the murals of Los Angeles as backdrop to and mirror of the city’s many cultures circa 1980. She casts a curious eye on graffiti and photorealism, roller disco and gang violence, evangelical Christians, Hare Krishnas, artists, angels, and ordinary Angelenos. Along the meandering way, we meet the creators of some of California’s most memorable...   More >

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

I vitelloni

Film - Feature | February 19 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

I vitelloni is sufficiently rooted in neorealism to convey an authentic sense of environment, yet touched with the ether of memory in its evocation of youthful boredom and rootlessness in Rimini, the provincial town where Fellini grew up. The vitelloni are the not-so-young sons of the middle class, perpetually unemployed mother’s pets whittling their lives away in childish pursuits. (“They shine...   More >

Lands

Film - Feature | February 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The borders of Colombia, Brazil, and Peru meet at the Amazon River, in an area where three urban towns are surrounded by the rain forest. This invisible border is the main character in Maya Da-Rin’s beautiful film, which moves between close-ups of the natural world and depictions of the vast amount of goods and people that circulate through the area on a daily basis. We hear from inhabitants...   More >

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Lions Love (. . . and Lies)

Film - Feature | February 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“The pressures here in Hollywood are so great, from all the dead people,” opines Warhol superstar Viva in Varda’s experimental feature, shot in Los Angeles in 1968. External pressures on our heroine would at first seem to be few. Drifting naked in the pool attended by swains Jim Rado and Jerry Ragni (the writer-singers of Hair), she has little more to do than recite pop aphorisms. But the...   More >

Friday, February 21, 2020

One Child Nation

Film - Feature | February 21 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

China ended its one-child policy in 2015, but the ramifications of the decades-long law are still reverberating throughout the country in traumatic and haunting ways. Inspired by the birth of her own son, codirector Nanfu Wang returns to her village, where questions posed to family members about the policy lead to grim revelations about forced sterilization, property destruction, child...   More >

The Gleaners and I

Film - Feature | February 21 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Gleaning has meanings both literal, to gather grain left behind by reapers (the subject of nineteenth-century French paintings like Millet’s famed Les glaneuses), and metaphorical, to collect bit by bit. Varda’s rumination on this art of “living off the leftovers of others” finds inspiration in both past and present, rural and urban, the political and the highly personal. Camera in hand, Varda...   More >

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Jacquot

Film - Feature | February 22 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by the stories and memories of her husband, Jacques Demy, Varda created an affecting and enlightening portrait of the artist as a young boy, exploring the inspiration for Demy’s films in the everyday world of his Nantes upbringing. Filming in the places of Jacquot’s youth—his father’s garage and the family kitchen where life indeed was all singing, if not all dancing; the rural home...   More >

Open City

Film - Feature | February 22 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A wartime bread-riot at a Roman bakery: Pina (Anna Magnani) stoops to pick up a loaf. “You?” a man asks. “Should I starve?” she asks. Then she gives him the bread; he shouldn’t starve either. The raw courage, and raw terror, of individuals caught up in the implicit violence of everyday life under fascism is made explicit in Open City, one of several films Fellini cowrote with director Roberto...   More >

Eraserhead

Film - Feature | February 22 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Four decades later, Lynch’s debut feature, a self-described “dream of dark and troubling things,” remains a work of queasy genius. Eraserhead is the story of Henry, cursed with an innocence bordering on retardation, and a lonely life in a box-like apartment. Henry, however, does have a girlfriend, and she is in a family way. Their life together is filled with substance—every rubbery, nauseating...   More >

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Paisan

Film - Feature | February 23 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cowritten by Fellini, Paisan is a six-episode chronicle of wartime Italy recreating incidents in different locales, from Sicily at the time of the Allied invasion to the marshes of the Po Delta in the last months of the war. A triumph of neorealist method, the film incorporates fictional anecdotes into semi-documentary scenes of astonishing verisimilitude. The episodic structure leaves no time...   More >

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

Film - Feature | February 23 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One Sings, The Other Doesn’t “remains almost unique as a commercial French film concerned with the militant aspects of the women’s movement” (Alison Smith). The film follows the friendship of two very different women, Pauline (Valérie Mairesse) and Suzanne (Thérèse Liotard), over the course of a decade as each searches for her place in the world. Varda presents a utopian vision, a choice for...   More >

Soldiers: A Story from Ferentari

Film - Documentary | February 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Two men form an unlikely couple in one of Bucharest’s toughest Romany neighborhoods in actress/filmmaker Ivana Mladenović’s naturalist drama, which represents a turning point in Romanian cinema’s depictions of gay romance and Roma society. Recently dumped, the bespectacled Adi moves into the rough Ferentari district intending to document its burgeoning manele pop/folk music scene; there he...   More >

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

La strada

Film - Feature | February 26 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

It’s hard to think of La strada apart from its reputation as a Humanist Classic, what Vincent Canby called “a fable of spiritual redemption,” in which Giulietta Masina’s clownish soul Gelsomina is victimized by Anthony Quinn’s brutish Zampanò and they call it a traveling sideshow. But that’s a good reason to see it again. Behind Masina’s tragicomic masquerade are some of the most chillingly...   More >

News from Home

Film - Feature | February 26 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Describing the inspiration for News from Home, Chantal Akerman explained how, flying into New York City, she was struck by the contrast between the immensity of the city and the detailed intimacy of her mother’s letters sent from Belgium. Beautifully filmed by Babette Mangolte, New York, imposing and anonymous, serves as the visual counterpoint to Akerman’s reading of her mother’s words....   More >

Thursday, February 27, 2020

I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

Film - Feature | February 27 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Radu Jude dissects the rise of neofascism and the reemergence of anti-Semitism in Europe in this metafictional black comedy. Staging a piece about notorious Romanian Nazi collaborator Ion Antonescu, who ordered the murder of several thousand Jews and made the defiant declaration that gives the film its title, contemporary theater director Adriana runs into government interference, public...   More >

Friday, February 28, 2020

Notorious

Film - Feature | February 28 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As Hitchcock told François Truffaut, Notorious involves “the old conflict between love and duty.” Cary Grant is in love with Ingrid Bergman, but his job as an intelligence agent demands that he let her marry another man. Bergman, who undertakes the expiation of her guilt for her Nazi father’s treason, suffers a similar conflict. In this film Hitchcock hit his stride, using camera movements and...   More >

The Beaches of Agnès

Film - Feature | February 28 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Agnès Varda takes a cinematic stroll through her career—and the history of French film—in this jovial first-person documentary that “walks backwards” across the beaches, landscapes, and movie sets of her life and times. For some, turning eighty may mean settling down, but for the “Grandmother of the French New Wave” it was cause for reflection, irreverence, and a continued reinvention of the...   More >

Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Flowers of St. Francis

Film - Feature | February 29 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cowritten by Fellini and opening with an epigram from St. Paul—“God chose the foolish things of this world to humiliate the learned, the weak to humiliate the strong”—this episodic tribute to the People’s Saint is constructed with crafty simplicity. Skipping through Umbrian fields in spring or slogging through frozen mud, the Franciscan brothers express the spiritual in the physical and faith...   More >

Premonitions: Short Films by David Lynch

Film - Short | February 29 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, David Lynch wondered what it would be like if a painting could move. That jolt of inspiration led to the creation of Six Men Getting Sick, a film/painting hybrid depicting gastric distress projected on a three-dimensional canvas. At school and after, Lynch continued making live-action and animated films inspired by or evocative of dreams and...   More >