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Upcoming Films

  • Il Boom

    Friday, September 1 6:30 PM

    Vittorio De Sica
    Italy, 1963

    Digital Restoration
    Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

    The director of The Bicycle Thief shows off his comic side in this hilarious sendup of Italy’s early 1960s economic miracle, starring the great Italian comic Alberto Sordi and finally released theatrically in the US after over fifty years.

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    • Friday, September 1 6:30 PM
    • Saturday, September 2 6 PM
    • Sunday, September 10 7 PM
    • Saturday, September 23 6 PM
    • Friday, September 29 4 PM
  • Il Boom

    Saturday, September 2 6 PM

    Vittorio De Sica
    Italy, 1963

    Digital Restoration
    Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

    The director of The Bicycle Thief shows off his comic side in this hilarious sendup of Italy’s early 1960s economic miracle, starring the great Italian comic Alberto Sordi and finally released theatrically in the US after over fifty years.

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    • Friday, September 1 6:30 PM
    • Saturday, September 2 6 PM
    • Sunday, September 10 7 PM
    • Saturday, September 23 6 PM
    • Friday, September 29 4 PM
  • Stalker

    Saturday, September 9 7 PM

    Andrei Tarkovsky
    USSR, 1979

    Digital Restoration

    A writer, a scientist, and their “stalker” guide venture into a mysterious wasteland known as the Zone. “A dense, complex, often contradictory, and endlessly pliable allegory about human consciousness” (Slant).

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    • Saturday, September 9 7 PM
    • Friday, September 22 7 PM
  • Il Boom

    Sunday, September 10 7 PM

    Vittorio De Sica
    Italy, 1963

    Digital Restoration
    Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

    The director of The Bicycle Thief shows off his comic side in this hilarious sendup of Italy’s early 1960s economic miracle, starring the great Italian comic Alberto Sordi and finally released theatrically in the US after over fifty years.

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    All screenings
    • Friday, September 1 6:30 PM
    • Saturday, September 2 6 PM
    • Sunday, September 10 7 PM
    • Saturday, September 23 6 PM
    • Friday, September 29 4 PM
  • Serenade for Haiti

    Friday, September 15 7:30 PM

    Owsley Brown
    United States, 2016

    Shot over a period of years both before and after Haiti’s deadly 2010 earthquake, this vibrant documentary testifies to the role of music in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.

    Owsley Brown in Person (September 15 screening only)

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    • Friday, September 15 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, September 24 3 PM
    • Saturday, September 30 6:15 PM
    • Sunday, October 8 2 PM
  • Le bonheur

    Saturday, September 16 5:30 PM

    Agnès Varda
    France, 1965

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    Agnès Varda’s strikingly colorful, lyrical film examines a love triangle within a circular structure.

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    • Saturday, September 16 5:30 PM
    • Friday, September 22 4 PM
  • Le bonheur

    Friday, September 22 4 PM

    Agnès Varda
    France, 1965

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    Agnès Varda’s strikingly colorful, lyrical film examines a love triangle within a circular structure.

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    • Saturday, September 16 5:30 PM
    • Friday, September 22 4 PM
  • Stalker

    Friday, September 22 7 PM

    Andrei Tarkovsky
    USSR, 1979

    Digital Restoration

    A writer, a scientist, and their “stalker” guide venture into a mysterious wasteland known as the Zone. “A dense, complex, often contradictory, and endlessly pliable allegory about human consciousness” (Slant).

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    All screenings
    • Saturday, September 9 7 PM
    • Friday, September 22 7 PM
  • Il Boom

    Saturday, September 23 6 PM

    Vittorio De Sica
    Italy, 1963

    Digital Restoration
    Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

    The director of The Bicycle Thief shows off his comic side in this hilarious sendup of Italy’s early 1960s economic miracle, starring the great Italian comic Alberto Sordi and finally released theatrically in the US after over fifty years.

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    All screenings
    • Friday, September 1 6:30 PM
    • Saturday, September 2 6 PM
    • Sunday, September 10 7 PM
    • Saturday, September 23 6 PM
    • Friday, September 29 4 PM
  • Serenade for Haiti

    Sunday, September 24 3 PM

    Owsley Brown
    United States, 2016

    Shot over a period of years both before and after Haiti’s deadly 2010 earthquake, this vibrant documentary testifies to the role of music in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.

    Owsley Brown in Person (September 15 screening only)

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    All screenings
    • Friday, September 15 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, September 24 3 PM
    • Saturday, September 30 6:15 PM
    • Sunday, October 8 2 PM
  • Il Boom

    Friday, September 29 4 PM

    Vittorio De Sica
    Italy, 1963

    Digital Restoration
    Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

    The director of The Bicycle Thief shows off his comic side in this hilarious sendup of Italy’s early 1960s economic miracle, starring the great Italian comic Alberto Sordi and finally released theatrically in the US after over fifty years.

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    All screenings
    • Friday, September 1 6:30 PM
    • Saturday, September 2 6 PM
    • Sunday, September 10 7 PM
    • Saturday, September 23 6 PM
    • Friday, September 29 4 PM
  • Serenade for Haiti

    Saturday, September 30 6:15 PM

    Owsley Brown
    United States, 2016

    Shot over a period of years both before and after Haiti’s deadly 2010 earthquake, this vibrant documentary testifies to the role of music in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.

    Owsley Brown in Person (September 15 screening only)

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    All screenings
    • Friday, September 15 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, September 24 3 PM
    • Saturday, September 30 6:15 PM
    • Sunday, October 8 2 PM
  • Serenade for Haiti

    Sunday, October 8 2 PM

    Owsley Brown
    United States, 2016

    Shot over a period of years both before and after Haiti’s deadly 2010 earthquake, this vibrant documentary testifies to the role of music in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.

    Owsley Brown in Person (September 15 screening only)

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    All screenings
    • Friday, September 15 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, September 24 3 PM
    • Saturday, September 30 6:15 PM
    • Sunday, October 8 2 PM
  • Horse Feathers

    Friday, October 20 4 PM

    Norman McLeod
    United States, 1932

    BAMPFA celebrates Homecoming Weekend with this perennial favorite in which college president Groucho and the other Marx Brothers wreak havoc on higher education.

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    • Friday, October 20 4 PM
    • Saturday, October 21 4:30 PM
    • Sunday, October 22 2 PM
  • Horse Feathers

    Saturday, October 21 4:30 PM

    Norman McLeod
    United States, 1932

    BAMPFA celebrates Homecoming Weekend with this perennial favorite in which college president Groucho and the other Marx Brothers wreak havoc on higher education.

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    • Friday, October 20 4 PM
    • Saturday, October 21 4:30 PM
    • Sunday, October 22 2 PM
  • Horse Feathers

    Sunday, October 22 2 PM

    Norman McLeod
    United States, 1932

    BAMPFA celebrates Homecoming Weekend with this perennial favorite in which college president Groucho and the other Marx Brothers wreak havoc on higher education.

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    • Friday, October 20 4 PM
    • Saturday, October 21 4:30 PM
    • Sunday, October 22 2 PM

Past Films

  • Tampopo

    • Friday, January 20 7 PM
    • Saturday, January 21 8:15 PM
    • Friday, January 27 4 PM
    Juzo Itami
    Japan, 1986

    New 4K Restoration

    Juzo Itami’s hit Japanese satire of samurai films and Westerns, one of the best-loved foodie films ever made. “Gleefully sensual and inventive” (Film Comment).

     

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  • In the Last Days of the City

    • Friday, January 27 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, January 29 4 PM
    • Friday, February 3 4 PM
    Tamer El Said
    Egypt/Germany, 2016

    East Bay Premiere

    A personal portrait of Cairo during the fall of the Mubarak regime, and a snapshot of the Arab Spring. “A city requiem rather than a city symphony” (Variety).

     

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  • The Battle of Algiers

    • Saturday, January 28 5:30 PM
    • Saturday, February 4 8:15 PM
    Gillo Pontecorvo
    Italy/Algeria, 1966

    New 4K Restoration

    One of the best films on revolution ever made, Pontecorvo’s agit-prop classic concerns Algeria’s struggle for independence against its French overlords. “A masterpiece! Surely the most harrowing political epic ever!” (New Yorker).

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  • One-Eyed Jacks

    • Friday, February 10 7 PM
    • Friday, February 17 4 PM
    • Saturday, February 25 7:30 PM
    Marlon Brando
    United States, 1961

    New 4K Restoration

    Marlon Brando's first and only directorial effort, a Freudian Western loosely based on the legend of Billy the Kid. "Mean, moody, and magnificent" (Time Out).

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  • Chan Is Missing

    • Thursday, March 2 7 PM
    Wayne Wang
    United States, 1982

    New 35mm Print

    Touted as the first all–Chinese American feature film, Wang’s irreverent, refreshingly authentic movie follows two cab drivers searching S.F.’s Chinatown for an elusive flim-flam man. “A small, whimsical treasure of a film” (Roger Ebert). With Wang’s short Dim Sum Take-Out.

    Wayne Wang in person

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  • King of Jazz

    • Sunday, March 5 4:45 PM
    • Friday, March 10 4 PM
    • Saturday, March 11 4 PM
    John Murray Anderson
    United States, 1930

    New 4K Digital Restoration

    One of Hollywood’s most ambitious musicals, featuring the top jazz orchestras and dancers of the day, is brought back to life in this dazzling restoration from the original two-color Technicolor negative.

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  • The Great Dictator

    • Friday, March 24 4 PM
    • Sunday, March 26 6:30 PM
    • Thursday, March 30 7 PM
    Charles Chaplin
    United States, 1940

    Chaplin takes on that other famous guy with a small black moustache. “A time capsule, a timeless document and a profound work of conscience. . . . See it with a crowd” (San Francisco Chronicle).

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  • Gerhard Richter Painting

    • Saturday, March 25 4 PM
    • Friday, March 31 4 PM
    • Saturday, April 1 4 PM
    Corinna Belz
    Germany, 2011

    This strikingly visual document of artist Gerhard Richter’s creative process is “a must-see for followers of contemporary painting” (Hollywood Reporter).

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  • My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond

    • Saturday, April 22 2 PM
    • Friday, April 28 4 PM
    Catherine Ryan, Gary Weimberg
    United States, 2016

    This biography-cum-scientific adventure is a fascinating, engaging voyage into the human brain and the work of UCB professor emeritus Marian Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience.

    Co-directors Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg will introduce the 4/22 screening, and introduce and lead a discussion following the 4/28 screening.

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  • Amarcord

    • Sunday, April 23 7 PM
    • Saturday, April 29 5:30 PM
    • Saturday, May 13 8 PM
    Federico Fellini
    Italy, 1974

    Fellini’s free-spirited portrait of Rimini in the 1930s, when fascism was a fact of life, shines in this new print. “A film of exhilarating beauty” (New York Times).

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  • Kedi

    • Wednesday, June 7 7 PM
    • Friday, June 9 6:30 PM
    • Sunday, June 11 5 PM
    Ceyda Torun
    Turkey, United States, 2016

    A “splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary about the multifaceted feline population of Istanbul” (Variety).

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  • Notes on Blindness

    • Saturday, June 17 6:30 PM
    • Saturday, June 24 8:30 PM
    Peter Middleton, James Spinney
    United Kingdom, France, 2016

    A taped journal that theologian John Hull (1935–2015) kept after the onset of blindness in 1980 forms the basis of this “beautiful, accessible, and thoughtful work of art” (The Guardian).

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  • An Evening with Sophie Calle

    • Thursday, June 22 7 PM

    Combining a key early work, a recent documentary, and an in-person discussion, this special evening provides an unparalleled introduction to one of the world’s leading contemporary artists. Featuring No Sex Last Night and the documentary Sophie Calle, Untitled.

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  • Panique

    • Sunday, July 2 4:30 PM
    • Friday, July 14 6:30 PM
    • Saturday, July 15 8:15 PM
    • Saturday, July 29 8 PM
    Julien Duvivier
    France, 1947

    New Digital Restoration

    Duvivier’s long-unseen Simenon adaptation, starring Michel Simon and Viviane Romance, is an “allegory of wartime collaborationism and the cruel madness of rumor, fear and spite” (Village Voice).

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  • Revolution: New Art for a New World

    • Saturday, July 8 6:30 PM
    • Sunday, July 9 5 PM
    • Saturday, July 15 6:30 PM
    Margy Kinmonth
    United Kingdom, 2016

    “Stunning research and archive footage conjures Revolutionary Russia and the courage of artists in the avant-garde” (State Magazine).

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  • Obit.

    • Friday, August 11 8:30 PM
    • Sunday, August 13 5 PM
    • Sunday, August 20 7 PM
    Vanessa Gould
    United States, 2016

    “An entertaining inside look at the obituary writers of The New York Times. . . . [This] doc makes a strong case for the well-wrought obituary as something of an art form” (Film Journal International).

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  • An Evening with Ernie Gehr

    • Wednesday, July 19 7 PM

    As part of Canyon Cinema’s fiftieth-anniversary celebrations, Gehr makes a rare visit to the Bay Area to present a selection of his recent digital films: Picture Taking, Autumn, Transport, and A Commuter’s Life (What a Life!).

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