• Still from She Puppet (Peggy Ahwesh, United States, 2001)

    Cal Student Film Pass

    UC Berkeley students: Go the movies all semester for just $40. Purchase in person at the BAMPFA admissions desk.

  • Dive Deep into the BAMPFA Collection

    With four study centers to choose from, you can get up close and personal with original works of art from the BAMPFA collection.

  • Full

    Inspired by the lunar calendar, once a month Full animates the galleries with new music, poetry readings, and other impromptu happenings. 

  • Art Lab

    Creative, hands-on art projects for all ages with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. Drop-in hours are Thursday and Friday starting at 4 PM and all day Saturday and Sunday.

  • Inspire & Ignite

    BAMPFA is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. We aim to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film.

Student Events

  1. Volver

    Thursday, August 31, 7 PM

    Penélope Cruz stars as a strong-willed woman aiming to help her teenage daughter and sister, with little help from the men around them, in Almodóvar’s merger of comedy, mystery, and social-realist drama. “Moves beyond camp, into a realm of wise, luxuriant humanism” (New York Times).


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  2. A Streetcar Named Desire

    Friday, September 1, 8:15 PM; Friday, September 15, 4 PM

    Marlon Brando was a little-known actor when he was cast in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s play; this film adaptation made him a star. Vivien Leigh costars.


    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!
    Digital Restoration

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  3. Horse Feathers

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

    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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  4. Man with a Suitcase

    Sunday, October 22, 3:45 PM

    Akerman’s brilliantly funny comedy of manners could be the cinema’s most eloquent evocation of Sartre’s observation, “Hell is other people.” With Akerman’s self-portrait in film clips, Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman.


    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

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Study Centers

The new BAMPFA offers unparalleled opportunities for engagement with original works of art. Scholars from around the world, students from UC Berkeley and beyond, and members of the community will all have direct access to specialized study centers.

  • Film Library & Study Center

  • Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center

  • James Cahill Asian Art Study Center

  • Steven Leiber Conceptual Art Study Center

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BAMPFA Student Committee

Each year, the BAMPFA Student Committee organizes symposia, parties, and other events to involve their fellow Cal students with BAMPFA.

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