Film - Feature | July 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Brink of Life pursues Bergmans fascination with the inner lives of women to a maternity ward where three women await the blessed event with mixed attitudesand fates.
Film - Feature | July 15 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Aki Kaurismäki has an unsentimental soft spot for the working class, albeit well hidden behind artfully sardonic realism. More than the memorably long-faced antiheroes of The Match Factory Girl and Drifting Clouds, the hero of this filmcall him Mhas reason to be deadpan: drifting into a strange city, he is set upon by thugs who leave him for dead and render him amnesiac.
Film - Feature | July 18 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Filmed during the German Occupation of France, Beckers delightful official directorial debut owes a debt to the American gangster pictures that it was purposefully designed to take the place of, with Hollywood content having been banned by the Nazis.
Film - Feature | July 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
We are more familiar with Antonionis spaces of bourgeois existence, but in this wonderful early work, he returns to the landscape I remember from my childhood, the desolate vistas of the Po Valley, to film a study of a man who, deserted by his mistress, sets out with his little daughter in search of peace of mind and a new life.
Film - Feature | July 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A talented yet vain couturier runs roughshod over workers, friends, and lovers in Beckers vividly realist drama on Parisian haute couture, which makes a fascinating companion piece to Paul Thomas Andersons Phantom Thread and counts among its admirers none other than Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Film - Feature | July 20 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bergmans first major work, Prison makes a strong case for the proclamation that opens it: Human life is an inferno. Gunnar Fischers hard-edged expressionist cinematography is ideally suited to the harsh subject matter.
Film - Feature | July 21 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This intensive graphic design workshop led by designer and CCA professor Mary Banas will offer participants a chance to engage the imagery and poetry from Way Bay 2 in a new way, experiment with a Risograph printer, and create a collaborative book to take home. Using collage and physical layout techniques, we will design book spreads and print them on the Art Lab Risograph machine. This workshop... More >
Film - Feature | July 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Saturated with local color, Judy Irvings film weaves elements of nature documentary and personal portraiture into a tale of love and survival in the urban jungle. This is the story of a flock of wild cherry-headed conuresdescendants of escaped or abandoned petsand one ponytailed man, Mark Bittner, who, like the birds, has endured hardship and displacement but eventually flourished in the... More >
Film - Feature | July 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
For his first English-language film, Antonioni set a metaphysical mystery in the world of fashion, at a time when the directors metaphysics had itself become a fad; the movie and its meaning were the talk of the swingingest parties of 1966.
Film - Feature | July 21 | 8:30-10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A beautiful, melancholy work that all but restores humanism to contemporary cinema. Who but Kaurismäki could make a comedy about unemployment, and turn it into a soulful, transcendent statement about hope and survival? (James Quandt).