<< Week of June 27 >>

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Cielo

Film - Feature | June 24 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Poet-turned-filmmaker Alison McAlpine finds her wonder at the night sky of Chile’s Atacama Desert reflected in the people she meets there, from cowboys to algae collectors, astronomers to miners and storytellers. “A beautiful film” (Walter Murch).

Grand Hotel

Film - Feature | June 24 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Edmund Goulding’s masterpiece of set design and art direction tracks the denizens of Berlin’s Grand Hotel before the rise of fascism. The all-star cast includes Garbo, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, and John Barrymore.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wild Strawberries

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The film that cemented Bergman’s international reputation deftly interweaves memory, reality, and dream. As an elderly professor recollecting his life’s failures, “Victor Sjöström gives one of the greatest performances of cinema” (National Film Theatre, London).

Thursday, June 28, 2018

L’avventura

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Monica Vitti on a desert island in “a mystery that casually abandons its ostensible premise midway through. . . . Cinema as temporal sculpture” (Village Voice). “The first (and the definitive) film about the diminishing attention span of a modern world” (New York Times).

Friday, June 29, 2018

The End of the Ottoman Empire

Film - Feature | June 29 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Back by popular demand! This documentary offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, the essential backstory of our world today.

Anna Karenina

Film - Feature | June 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Nothing says movie romance like a doomed love triangle, and this is one of the best: Greta Garbo, Basil Rathbone, and Frederic March star in Clarence Brown’s swooning adaptation of the great Tolstoy novel.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Way Bay Days: Tom di Maria, Sandra Phillips, Brett Goodroad, Terry Cannon

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Four speakers take on four Bay Area artists: Judith Scott, Lew Thomas, Fred Martin, and Sara Kathryn Arledge.

Red Desert

Film - Feature | June 30 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Antonioni’s first color film draws images of alarming beauty from environmental apocalypse as an industrialist’s wife (Monica Vitti) suffers a nervous breakdown. “Never has so bleak a vision of contemporary life been projected with more intensity” (Time).

Cielo

Film - Feature | June 30 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Poet-turned-filmmaker Alison McAlpine finds her wonder at the night sky of Chile’s Atacama Desert reflected in the people she meets there, from cowboys to algae collectors, astronomers to miners and storytellers. “A beautiful film” (Walter Murch).