<< Week of July 04 >>

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Cine Manifest

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by the group’s reunion, more than thirty years following its dissolution, Irola decided to create this documentary tracing the formation, development, and eventual splintering of Cine Manifest. Featuring frank, often hilarious interviews with all the group’s members, who reminisce about their days working together, Cine Manifest is a fascinating account of the hopes, ideals, and...   More >

Fury

Film - Feature | June 30 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lang’s first Hollywood film after fleeing Germany is a vivid social melodrama with many visual elements of Expressionism-turned-noir. Spencer Tracy, a stranger in a small town, is bizarrely charged with kidnapping—implicated by a bag of salted peanuts—and becomes the object of a mob who burn down the jailhouse and, they think, him with it. From his position as a “dead” man he follows the trial of...   More >

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

You and Me

Film - Feature | July 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

From its dazzling, disorienting opening montage of cash registers and consumer goods, with an offscreen singer-narrator warning in solemn sprechstimme that “you cannot get something for nothing,” it’s clear that You and Me is not your ordinary romantic fairy tale. Lang said he intended this comedy-melodrama of love, crime, and the retail trade to be “a picture that teaches something in an...   More >

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The 400 Blows

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

If François Truffaut had never made another film, The 400 Blows would have earned him—and Jean-Pierre Léaud, in his first appearance as Truffaut’s alter ego Antoine Doinel—an enduring place in film history. Its semiautobiographical story of a lad who is unwanted by his parents, bored by school, and attracted to petty crime is told with an energetic blend of anarchy and rigor, the kind of...   More >

Friday, July 5, 2019

Christ Stopped at Eboli: (Cristo si è fermato a Eboli)

Film - Feature | July 5 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the mountain village of Gagliano, in the impoverished Lucania region of south-central Italy, a proverb reflects the unchanging nature of the inhabitants’ isolation: even Christ stopped at Eboli, the town at the bottom of the bare and craggy hill. In 1935 Carlo Levi, the leftist writer, physician, and painter, was banished by the Fascist government to three years’ exile in Gagliano. His...   More >

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Chimes at Midnight: (Campanadas a medianoche) (Falstaff)

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drawn primarily from Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, with additions from other plays and Holinshed’s Chronicles, Welles’s interpretation of the life and death of “this great hill of flesh” Sir John Falstaff is both acutely personal and faithful to the language and spirit of Shakespeare. In a comic and stirring elegy that echoes the senile Shallow’s refrain, “Jesu, the days that we have seen,” Welles...   More >

Masculine Feminine: (Masculin féminin)

Film - Feature | July 6 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A film about “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola” by the child of Brecht and Hollywood. Paul (Jean-Pierre Léaud), fresh out of the army, sets about trying to find la tendresse among the young set in Paris. He falls in love with Madeleine (Chantal Goya), an aspiring yé-yé singer, but she is as indifferent to Paul’s Hollywood-style romancing as she is oblivious to his political passions. From the...   More >