A rare chance to see Leone's groundbreaking "spaghetti" Westerns on the big screen.
2016September 7–November 16, 2016
Our annual series dedicated to avant-garde film.
Animated films from Hayoun Kwon that explore the border between North and South Korea, as well as the border between historical and personal truth. Plus a program of animated films selected by Kwon.
Choreographer Mark Morris introduces four films centering on the theme of unrequited love in conjunction with the premiere of his new production of Layla and Majnun at Cal Performances.
A series spotlighting Italian actress Anna Magnani, who brought a unique combination of exuberance, empathy, and intelligence to all the parts she played.
Unparalleled AccessSeptember 30-October 2, 2016
Acclaimed documentarian Zhou Hao visits Berkeley to present and discuss his films, which examine the impact of the massive social and economic changes in China.
Three films focusing on Georges Simenon's fictional detective: Duvivier's 1933 La tête d'un homme, Renoir's La nuit du carrefour (1932), and Chabrol's 2009 Inspector Bellamy.
Filmmakers and Critics in ConversationOctober 12–15, 2016
Filmmaker Ken Jacobs visits from New York to present a Nervous Magic Lantern performance, which uses pre-cinema technology to create startling, mesmerizing images, and a lecture on his teacher, painter Hans Hofmann.
Peter Carroll introduces The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War in conjunction with other UC Berkeley campus events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War.
The films of Committed Cinema guest Alanis Obomsawin reveal the effects of colonialist history and destructive government policy on indigenous Canadians and show the power of resistance in First Nations communities.
Spanning several decades and employing radically different cinematic styles, three films revolving around the daily lives of young black men: Do the Right Thing, Killer of Sheep, Fruitvale Station.
Avant-garde filmmaker Robert Beavers comes to BAMPFA for a weeklong residency to show his own work alongside films that have inspired him.
Filmmakers & Critics in ConversationNovember 17–18, 2016
The witty, daring, and lavish films of writer-director-producer duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, including the influential Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes, and A Matter of Life and Death.
David and Janet Peoples, Justin Desmangles, and Daniel Clowes present films that inspire them.
Lecture/Screening SeriesJanuary 18–March 1, 2017
A seven-week lecture/screening course with film historian David Thomson focusing on Hollywood directors who were at odds with the studio system. Special admission applies.
The duo of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet created one of the most uncompromising, yet eternally surprising, filmmaking aesthetics in postwar European cinema. Discover the films that inspired Harun Farocki, Pedro Costa, John Gianvito, and others.
Four evenings with Paraguayan artist, filmmaker, and humanist Paz Encina, who is the UC Regents’ Lecturer of 2017.
Films that actively participated in emerging counterculture movements of the 1960s and 1970s, presented in conjunction with the exhibiton Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia.
Biographical films of composers Lou Harrison (1917–2003) and Isang Yun (1917–1995).
Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa joins us to present and discuss his work, including the award-winning Maidan and his latest, Austerlitz.
A near-complete restrospective of the French director's austere yet compassionate work.
Film scholar Jeffrey Skoller offers insights into three of Bresson's films in this lecture/screening series.