<< Week of May 09 >>

Sunday, May 5, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s 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 Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Works from the Eisner Competition 2019

Film - Animated | May 5 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We are pleased to present this year’s prizewinners and honorable mentions in the film and video category of the Eisner Prize competition. The Eisner Prize is the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus. Expect narratives, documentaries, experimental works, and animations. A handout with written descriptions by the artists will be available at the screening. This annual event,...   More >

After Life

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An original, humorous, and inspired meditation on life, memory, and happiness. Here, passage into the afterlife begins at a combination guidance school and movie set. As soon as a new group arrives, they are assigned counselors who help them choose one special memory to cherish for eternity. The memory, once picked, will be re-created by the staff, then captured on film for the dead to take into...   More >

Monday, May 6, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s 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 Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s 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 Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

The Pushouts: Documentaries at Doe

Film - Documentary | May 7 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Library

In telling the story of Victor Rios’s journey from an impoverished childhood in East Oakland to tenured professorship at UC Santa Barbara, this film explores the school-to-prison pipeline and the important role of mentors and community in the lives of young people. (Film runs 55 minutes and will be followed by a short discussion.)

The Pushouts film poster

Gehen|Bleiben. Whether to remain or to leave. A film series focusing on the topic of migration in European documentaries and films.: Bebe Tigre

Film - Feature | May 7 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Alliance Française San Francisco

 1345 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

 Department of History, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute at UC Berkeley, Institute of European Studies, Alliance Française San Francisco, Goethe-Institut San Francisco

Young Tiger” introduces 15-year-old Many who was smuggled as illegal immigrant into France and expects to begin to work immediately to send money back to his parents. But instead of risking to hire an underaged worker, his smuggler Kamal decides to hand Many over to the state. Two years later Many seems to be an exemplary teenager: fully integrated into France's Indian Sikh community, a caring...   More >

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s 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 Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Music According to Tom Jobim

Film - Documentary | May 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of Brazil’s most popular and respected musicians and composers, Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim found himself the face (or at least the sound) of a new Brazil when his songs such as “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Desafinado” seduced the world with their clear, cool, sensual style. (“I haven’t sung this quietly since I had laryngitis,” quipped Frank Sinatra after trying out the songbook.) Dos Santos...   More >

Thursday, May 9, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s 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 Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Still Walking

Film - Feature | May 9 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A family reunites for the anniversary of a son’s tragic death in Kore-eda’s deceptively unadorned examination of grown children and growing-older parents, redolent of the pace and themes of Yasujiro Ozu yet entirely Kore-eda’s own in its approach to the attachments and periodic resentments that mark private lives. Brought together for a day of grief, three generations remain emotionally apart,...   More >

Friday, May 10, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s 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 Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Dear Son

Film - Feature | May 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Center for African Studies

In this powerful domestic drama, coproduced by the Dardenne brothers, an elderly Tunisian dock worker (Mohamed Dhrif) prepares to retire, while his son, Sami, studies for his college entrance exam and his wife splits her time between home and out-of-town relatives. Theirs is a reserved life, shut off from much of the outside world. But Sami begins having migraines, and later goes missing, leaving...   More >

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Baker's Wife

Film - Feature | May 11 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Baker’s Wife is a warm and ribald comedy based on the idea that food is the life of a community. Under trees that cast sun-flecked shadows, village debates are diverted when the wife of the new baker runs off with a shepherd. Not that it surprises anyone (the postman rings twice in Provence, too), but the baker says he cannot be two things—cuckold and breadmaker—at the same time. It behooves...   More >

Film to Table: The Baker's Wife

Film - Feature | May 11 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Following the 5:00 screening of Marcel Pagnol's 1938 French tale of cuckoldry, join your fellow filmgoers for a scrumptious meal, prepared and served by Babette chefs Joan and Patrick. Film and dinner require separate ticket purchase.

The Baker's Wife is a warm and ribald comedy based on the idea that food is the life of a community. Under trees that cast sun-flecked shadows, village debates...   More >

Like Father, Like Son

Film - Feature | May 11 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of Kore-eda’s greatest abilities is using the simplest of narratives to conjure up the most complex and sublime of human emotions, and this tale hinging on a classic babies-switched-at-birth plot serves as a particularly moving example. A hospital mix-up years ago has left two sons to be raised in opposite homes; on one side is the orderly, almost antiseptic space of an affluent architect and...   More >