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    Monday, January 30
    6:30 PM
    Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. Nelson, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, is the author of numerous works of nonfiction and poetry and directs the creative writing program at California Institute of the Arts.
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission
    Educators & Researchers
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    Wednesday, February 1
    12 PM
    Explore the Left Coast with Boal, a social historian of science and technics and one of the founders of the Retort Collective, an association of radical writers, teachers, artists, and activists.
    At BAMPFA
    Free
    Educators & Researchers
    3:10 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Wednesday, February 1
    3:10 PM
    Fritz Lang,
    United States,
    1953,
    (90 mins)

    35mm Studio Print

    Obsessive detective Glenn Ford goes up against organized crime and crooked cops in Fritz Lang’s cynical noir, anchored by a magnetic performance by Gloria Grahame as the femme fatale.
    At BAMPFA
    Tickets on sale to general public on December 15.
    Special admission applies: General admission: $13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50 /
    • David Thomson
      Lecture
    7 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Wednesday, February 1
    7 PM
    Paz Encina,
    Paraguay,
    2016,
    (70 mins)
    In this experimental documentary, Encina investigates the Paraguayan dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner (1954–89) through the memories of the children of his “disappeared” opponent, the dissident Agustín Goiburú. 
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Paz Encina
    • Natalia Brizuela
      Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley
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    1 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    • Tours
    Thursday, February 2
    1 PM
    A Free First Thursday tour spotlighting highlights of current exhibitions.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservations necessary
    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, February 2
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Thursday, February 2
    7 PM
    Paz Encina,
    Paraguay,
    2014-16,
    (50 mins)
    This omnibus combines two nonfiction pieces based on documents found in the Paraguayan secret police’s “Archives of Terror” with a narrative work based on a story by Rafael Barrett. Includes short A Wind from the South.  
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Paz Encina
    • Natalia Brizuela
      Natalia Brizuela, Guest Curator, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley
    All Day
    Thursday, February 2
    All Day
    Galleries free all day.
    At BAMPFA
    Admission free
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    Friday, February 3
    4 PM
    Tamer El Said,
    Egypt, Germany,
    2016,
    (119 mins)

    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). 
    At BAMPFA
    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, February 3
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, February 3
    7 PM
    Nicholas Ray,
    United States,
    1957,
    (92 mins)
    Ray transforms an American legend into a personal study of displaced, disenchanted youth.
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, February 4
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    4 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, February 4
    4 PM
    Nicholas Ray,
    United States,
    1958,
    (99 mins)

    35mm 'Scope Print

    Ray shows characteristic visual flair in this gangland tale, set in a stylized Chicago and starring Robert Taylor and Cyd Charisse.
    At BAMPFA
    6:30 PM
    Saturday, February 4
    6:30 PM
    Nicholas Ray,
    United States,
    1951,
    (82 mins)
    On a rural manhunt, brutal urban cop Robert Ryan has his eyes opened by blind Ida Lupino in this eloquent, brooding noir. 
    At BAMPFA
    8:15 PM
    Saturday, February 4
    8:15 PM
    Gillo Pontecorvo,
    Algeria, Italy,
    1966,
    (123 mins)

    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).
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, February 5
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Sunday, February 5
    2 PM
    Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet,
    France,
    1982,
    (100 mins)
    Scenes from the French countryside and urban Egypt bookend this “politicized landscape” film, based on letters by Friedrich Engels and two militant Egyptian Marxists.
    At BAMPFA
    4:30 PM
    Sunday, February 5
    4:30 PM
    In this illustrated lecture, Paz Encina discusses her installation work and the importance of site specificity for both her artwork and her films.
    At
    Free admission
    • Paz Encina
    7 PM
    Sunday, February 5
    7 PM
    Nicholas Ray,
    United States,
    1952,
    (113 mins)
    Emotionally rich, socially insightful, beautifully filmed story of fifties rodeo rider Robert Mitchum, cowboy Arthur Kennedy, and conflicted wife Susan Hayward. 
    At BAMPFA
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    Monday, February 6
    6:30 PM
    The Kramlichs are noted collectors who established the New Art Trust to advance the media arts through the support of research and scholarship in the field. Rinder is director of BAMPFA.
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission
    Educators & Researchers
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    Tuesday, February 7
    5–7 PM

    For BAMPFA Members Only

    A sneak peek at Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia just for BAMPFA members.
    At BAMPFA
    Member Event
    Members
    Tuesday, February 7
    7:30 PM
    (65 mins)

    Presented in association with the Center for Visual Music

    Jordan Belson made abstract films richly woven with cosmological imagery exploring consciousness, transcendence, and the nature of light itself. Titles include Bop Scotch, Mandala, Chakra, Samadhi, and more.
    At BAMPFA
    • Cindy Keefer
      Introduction
      Cindy Keefer is curator and archivist at the Center for Visual Music
    • Stephen Beck
      In Person
    Tuesday, February 7
    7–10 PM

    Admission free

    Free public preview of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia featuring modular synth instruments from Oakland’s Vintage Synthesizer Museum.
    At BAMPFA
    Admission free
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    Wednesday, February 8
    12 PM
    Two luminaries of the Bay Area poetry scene come together to reflect on the Beat culture that flourished in San Francisco’s North Beach.
    At BAMPFA
    Free
    Educators & Researchers
    Wednesday, February 8
    1:30 PM
    Guest curator Greg Castillo introduces the themes of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia and talks about some of the works on view in the exhibition.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    • Greg Castillo
      Guest curator and associate professor of architecture at UC Berkeley.
    3:10 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Wednesday, February 8
    3:10 PM
    Nicholas Ray,
    United States,
    1956,
    (170 mins)

    35mm 'Scope Print

    Featuring a brilliant performance by James Mason, this searing CinemaScope saga of fifties suburban psychosis is essential Ray.
    At BAMPFA
    Tickets on sale to general public on December 15
    Special admission applies: General admission: $13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50 /
    • David Thomson
      Lecture
    7 PM
    Wednesday, February 8
    7 PM
    D. A. Pennebaker,
    United States,
    1968,
    (110 mins)
    This legendary concert film on the 1967 Monterey Pop festival captures Otis Redding, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and more at the height of their powers. With Agnès Varda’s filmed-in-Oakland Black Panthers. 
    At BAMPFA
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    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, February 9
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Thursday, February 9
    7 PM
    Paz Encina,
    Paraguay,
    2006,
    (78 mins)
    An older couple in 1935 Paraguay wait, and wait, as past and present merge in Paz Encina’s moving work on “the poetics of history.” Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard.
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Paz Encina
    • Adriana Johnson
      Adriana Johnson is professor of comparative literature at UC Irvine
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    Friday, February 10
    4 PM
    Nicholas Ray,
    United States,
    1951,
    (82 mins)
    On a rural manhunt, brutal urban cop Robert Ryan has his eyes opened by blind Ida Lupino in this eloquent, brooding noir. 
    At BAMPFA
    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, February 10
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    Friday, February 10
    7 PM
    Marlon Brando,
    United States,
    1961,
    (141 mins)

    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).
    At BAMPFA
    7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, February 10
    7 PM

    Programmed by Sarah Cahill

    Carl Stone, one of the earliest adopters of live computer music, performs selections from his Sampling Neurosis series, recent works composed for laptop and the Elektron Octatrack.
    At BAMPFA
    Seating is very limited
    Included with admission
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    Saturday, February 11
    1 PM
    The first of four Hippie Modernism forums exploring the contemporary relevance of the Bay Area hippie legacy. With guests Lee Felsenstein, Fred Turner, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and moderator Greg Niemeyer.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    11:30 AM - 1 PM
    • In-Person
    • Families
    Saturday, February 11
    11:30 AM - 1 PM

    Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

    Following a tour of fabric artworks on view in Hippie Modernism, create collages with artist Jennie Lennick using upcycled fabrics. For kids 6–12 and their families.
    At BAMPFA
    Free for kids plus one adult
    Families
    • Jennie Lennick
      With artist Jennie Lennick
      Jennie Lennick reinterprets traditionally domestic imagery in drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items and teaches fiber art classes throughout the Bay Area.
    11 AM–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, February 11
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    1- 2:30 PM
    • In-Person
    • Families
    Saturday, February 11
    1- 2:30 PM

    Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

    Following a tour of fabric artworks on view in Hippie Modernism, create collages with artist Jennie Lennick using upcycled fabrics. For kids 6–12 and their families.
    At BAMPFA
    Free for kids plus one adult
    Families
    • Jennie Lennick
      With artist Jennie Lennick
      Jennie Lennick reinterprets traditionally domestic imagery in drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items and teaches fiber art classes throughout the Bay Area.
    Saturday, February 11
    3 PM

    Recommended for ages 8 and up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

    At BAMPFA
    Free for kids plus one accompanying adult
    Families
    • Estella Sisneros
      Reading Led by Estella Sisneros
      Librarian at LeConte Elementary School, Berkeley
    Saturday, February 11
    4 PM
    Nicholas Ray,
    United States,
    1955,
    (111 mins)

    35mm 'Scope Print

    James Dean's family is tearing him apart in Ray's classic, still-fresh study of American adolescence.
    At BAMPFA
    6:15 PM
    Saturday, February 11
    6:15 PM
    Nicholas Ray,
    United States,
    1954,
    (110 mins)
    Saloonkeeper Joan Crawford faces Mercedes McCambridge and her vengeful mob in a baroque, gender-bending Western passion play.
    At BAMPFA
    8:30 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Saturday, February 11
    8:30 PM
    Haskell Wexler,
    United States,
    1969,
    (106 mins)

    New 35mm Print

    Haskell Wexler audaciously set a romance against the tumultuous 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, filmed documentary style. "Intensely American in its images and its ambition" (Newsweek).
    At BAMPFA
    • Scott Saul
      Introduction
      Scott Saul is a professor of English at UC Berkeley who specializes in twentieth-century American literature and cultural history; his most recent book is Becoming Richard PryorSaul will only introduc
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    11 AM–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, February 12
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Sunday, February 12
    2 PM
    Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub,
    Germany, Italy,
    1979,
    (107 mins)
    Straub-Huillet showcase two key texts by the great Italian poet/novelist Cesare Pavese, one on the mythological gods above, the other on a real-life anti-fascist massacre. With short En rachâchant.
    At BAMPFA
    2 PM
    Sunday, February 12
    2 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    Sunday, February 12
    2:30 PM
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Reading and Booksigning
    • Walter Murch
    • Lawrence Weschler
    Series Readings 2017
    4:30 PM
    Sunday, February 12
    4:30 PM
    Nicholas Ray,
    United States,
    1954,
    (110 mins)
    Saloonkeeper Joan Crawford faces Mercedes McCambridge and her vengeful mob in a baroque, gender-bending Western passion play.
    At BAMPFA
    7 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Sunday, February 12
    7 PM
    Haskell Wexler,
    United States,
    1969,
    (106 mins)

    New 35mm Print

    Haskell Wexler audaciously set a romance against the tumultuous 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, filmed documentary style. "Intensely American in its images and its ambition" (Newsweek).
    At BAMPFA
    • Scott Saul
      Introduction
      Scott Saul is a professor of English at UC Berkeley who specializes in twentieth-century American literature and cultural history; his most recent book is Becoming Richard PryorSaul will only introduc
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    Monday, February 13
    6:30 PM
    Greif covers popular culture and political thought for the journal n+1, which he cofounded. Williams is professor emerita of rhetoric and film and media at UC Berkeley, and the author of noted works of feminist film scholarship.
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission
    Educators & Researchers
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    Wednesday, February 15
    12 PM
    Raiford, associate professor of African American studies at UC Berkeley, considers the role that photography played in the civil rights movement.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Educators & Researchers
    1:30 PM
    Wednesday, February 15
    1:30 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    3:10 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Wednesday, February 15
    3:10 PM
    Douglas Sirk,
    United States,
    1956,
    (170 mins)
    Robert Stack, Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, and Dorothy Malone star in Sirk’s fever-dream of a melodrama about the emotional wreckage of an oil-rich family.
    At BAMPFA
    Tickets on sale to general public on December 15
    Special admission applies: General admission: $13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50 /
    • David Thomson
      Lecture
    Wednesday, February 15
    7 PM
    Emile De Antonio,
    United States,
    1969,
    (101 mins)

    Restored 35mm Print

    This Academy Award–nominated documentary makes the case against US intervention in Vietnam using an incendiary montage style. One of the most effective antiwar documentaries ever made.
    At BAMPFA
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    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, February 16
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    Thursday, February 16
    7 PM
    Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet,
    Federal Republic of Germany,
    1984,
    (156 mins)
    A young immigrant finds America as confusing (and class-ridden) as the old world in Straub-Huillet’s claustrophobic adaptation of a Kafka story. With Harun Farocki’s Jean Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet at Work on a Film Based on Franz Kafka’s Amerika.
    At BAMPFA
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    4 PM
    Friday, February 17
    4 PM
    Marlon Brando,
    United States,
    1961,
    (141 mins)

    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).
    At BAMPFA
    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, February 17
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6-8 PM
    Friday, February 17
    6-8 PM
    Come play with old overhead projectors, colored transparencies, prisms, mirrors, and more at this “light jam” with guest artist Jeff Manson. With special guest DJ.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, February 17
    7:30 PM
    William Greaves,
    United States,
    1968,
    (75 mins)
    The original “docu-fiction hybrid,” Symbiopsychotaxiplasm documents (or does it?) a film being shot over and over again in New York’s Central Park.
    At BAMPFA
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    1 PM
    Saturday, February 18
    1 PM
    Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of Tibetan refugee lama Tarthang Tulku and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    11 AM–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, February 18
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Saturday, February 18
    1—6 PM
    Bring your 1960s and 1970s home movies, photos, flyers, and other print ephemera to BAMPFA for this  Hippie Modernism–themed “show and tell."
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    3:30 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    • Families
    Saturday, February 18
    3:30 PM
    Lotte Reiniger,
    Germany,
    1926,
    (72 mins)

    Hand-Tinted and Toned 35mm Print

    Recommended for ages 7 & up

     One of the world’s first animated feature films, Lotte Reiniger’s enchanting work uses intricate silhouettes made from cutout cardboard and thin sheets of lead to enact a tale from The Arabian Nights. 
    At BAMPFA
    Families
    • Judith Rosenberg
      Live Music
      Judith Rosenberg on piano
    6 PM
    Saturday, February 18
    6 PM
    Nicholas Ray,
    United States,
    1956,
    (95 mins)

    35mm 'Scope Print

    Also screens on 2.8.17 in In Focus: Hollywood Outsiders

    Featuring a brilliant performance by James Mason, this searing CinemaScope saga of fifties suburban psychosis is essential Ray.
    At BAMPFA
    Saturday, February 18
    8 PM
    Jean-Luc Godard,
    United Kingdom,
    1968,
    (127 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    Godard follows the Rolling Stones as they work on a new album, intercutting those scenes with footage of the Black Panthers, Maoist hippies, and scenes of urban unrest. With Joyce Wieland’s short, Rat Life and Diet in North America. 
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, February 19
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    2 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, February 19
    2 PM
    Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet,
    France, Germany,
    1991,
    (100 mins)
    Straub-Huillet bring multiple layers of history to life in their dramatic vision of Bertolt Brecht’s version of the poet Hölderlin’s adaptation of Sophocles’s Antigone, here restaged in Sicily’s ancient and atmospheric Teatro di Segesta.
    At BAMPFA
    2 PM
    Sunday, February 19
    2 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    4:15 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Sunday, February 19
    4:15 PM
    Maria Stodtmeier,
    Germany,
    2013,
    (88 mins)
    The life story of Korean composer Isang Yun, who lived in Germany while trying to reunite his country. With Eric Marin's 1986 short portrait of composer Lou Harrison, Lou Harrison: "Cherish, Conserve, Consider, Create."
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Dennis Russell Davies
      Dennis Russell Davies is chief conductor of Bruckner Orchestra, Opera Linz, and the Basel Symphony Orchestra.  
    • Charles Boone
      Composer Charles Boone's works have been played by the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and the Avignon and Berlin Festivals.
    • Charles Amirkhanian
      Composer Charles Amirkhanian is executive and artistic director of Other Minds.
    7 PM
    Sunday, February 19
    7 PM
    David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin,
    United States,
    1971,
    (91 mins)

    Archival 35mm Print

    Often called the greatest rock-and-roll film ever made, Gimme Shelter scrutinizes the Rolling Stones’s infamous Altamont Speedway concert, where hippies, Hells Angels, and rock stars combined to signal the bitter end of the Summer of Love. 
    At BAMPFA
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    Wednesday, February 22
    12 PM
    Castillo, associate professor of architecture at UC Berkeley and guest curator of Hippie Modernism, maps the exhibition’s alternative cultural geographies.
    At BAMPFA
    Free
    Educators & Researchers
    1:30 PM
    Wednesday, February 22
    1:30 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    3:10 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Wednesday, February 22
    3:10 PM
    Alfred Hitchcock,
    United States,
    1958,
    (170 mins)

    35mm Print

    Detective Jimmy Stewart combs the Bay Area looking for the secret behind Kim Novak’s beauty in Hitchcock’s sinister ode to voyeurism, death, and amorous fixation. Voted best film of all time in 2012 Sight and Sound poll.
    At BAMPFA
    Tickets on sale to general public on December 15
    Special admission applies: General admission: $13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50 /
    • David Thomson
      Lecture
    7 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Wednesday, February 22
    7 PM
    Sergei Loznitsa,
    Russia, Ukraine,
    2005,
    (72 mins)
    Loznitsa reinterprets archival footage of the siege of Leningrad during World War II in this, “one of the most important Russian movies of the last decade” (Russian Review). With short The Old Jewish Cemetery.
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Sergei Loznitsa
    • Neil Young
      Critic Neil Young writes on film for Sight & Sound, MUBI Notebook, The Hollywood Reporter, and other publications.
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    3:10 PM
    Thursday, February 23
    3:10 PM
    (124 mins)
    Witness contemporary Russia in these three shorts, from the rural village of Life, Autumn to Factory’s busy industrial floor and the tired commuters of Landscape.
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Sergei Loznitsa
    • Neil Young
      Critic Neil Young writes on film for Sight & Sound, MUBI Notebook, The Hollywood Reporter, and other publications.
    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, February 23
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7:30 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Thursday, February 23
    7:30 PM
    Sergei Loznitsa,
    Germany,
    2016,
    (94 mins)

    Bay Area Premiere

    Tourists wander amid a former concentration camp turned profit center in Loznitsa’s memorable investigation of the atrocity exhibition industry. “Brilliant” (Variety).
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Sergei Loznitsa
    • Neil Young
      Critic Neil Young writes on film for Sight & Sound, MUBI Notebook, The Hollywood Reporter, and other publications.
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    3:10 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Friday, February 24
    3:10 PM
    Sergei Loznitsa,
    Netherlands, Ukraine,
    2014,
    (133 mins)
    Composed from extended fixed shots, this account of Kiev’s Maidan Square protests tracks the trajectory from peaceful dissent to violent confrontation. “A film of scale and immediacy, finding artistry in bearing witness” (New York Times).
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Sergei Loznitsa
    • Neil Young
      Critic Neil Young writes on film for Sight & Sound, MUBI Notebook, The Hollywood Reporter, and other publications.
    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, February 24
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6—8 PM
    Friday, February 24
    6—8 PM
    Collage Night with Desi returns to BAMPFA! Make one large-scale collaborative collage while grooving to the sounds of a special guest DJ.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7:30 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Friday, February 24
    7:30 PM
    Sergei Loznitsa,
    Belarus, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Russia,
    2012,
    (128 mins)
    Two partisans plan to kill a Belarusian railway worker suspected of Nazi sympathies in Loznitsa’s dreamlike narrative film. “A masterpiece” (David Thomson).
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Sergei Loznitsa
    • Neil Young
      Critic Neil Young writes on film for Sight & Sound, MUBI Notebook, The Hollywood Reporter, and other publications.
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    1 PM
    Saturday, February 25
    1 PM
    Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of Tibetan refugee lama Tarthang Tulku and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    11 AM–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, February 25
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    5 PM
    Saturday, February 25
    5 PM
    Nicholas Ray,
    United States,
    1957,
    (103 mins)

    Restored Full-Length ‘Scope Print

    Set in the Libyan desert in 1942, a war drama of bitter paradoxes and a breakthrough in the realist aesthetic. With Richard Burton. 
    At BAMPFA
    7:30 PM
    Saturday, February 25
    7:30 PM
    Marlon Brando,
    United States,
    1961,
    (141 mins)

    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).
    At BAMPFA
    26
    11 AM–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, February 26
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    1:30 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Sunday, February 26
    1:30 PM
    Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet,
    Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy,
    1974,
    (120 mins)
    “The best opera film ever made” (P. Adams Sitney), Moses and Aaron presents Schoenberg’s great opera in the Roman Alba Fucense amphitheater. “A film in which every cut, every camera movement counts for so much” (New Yorker Films). With short.
    At BAMPFA
    • Erik Ulman
      Introduction
      Erik Ulman, a composer and lecturer in music at Stanford University, writes on music, poetry, and film; he codirects, with Marcia Scott, the arts organization Poto.
    2 PM
    Sunday, February 26
    2 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
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    Monday, February 27
    6:30 PM
    Wortham writes about technology and culture for the New York Times. Ellis, associate professor of English at UC Berkeley, specializes in African diasporic, Caribbean, and postcolonial literatures and cultures.
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission
    Educators & Researchers
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    Wednesday, March 1
    12 PM
    Cohen, an associate teaching professor in the African American studies department at UC Berkeley, talks about writer Thomas Pynchon, whose work embodies the radical challenge of the California counterculture.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Educators & Researchers
    1:30 PM
    Wednesday, March 1
    1:30 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    3:10 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Wednesday, March 1
    3:10 PM
    Billy Wilder,
    United States,
    1959,
    (170 mins)

    35mm Print

    Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon star in Wilder’s outrageous cross-dressing comedy, selected by the American Film Institute as the funniest movie ever made.
    At BAMPFA
    Tickets on sale to general public on December 15
    Special admission applies: General admission: $13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50 /
    • David Thomson
      Lecture
    7 PM
    Wednesday, March 1
    7 PM
    Kirsten Johnson,
    United States,
    2016,
    (110 mins)
    Documentary cinematographer Johnson mines twenty-five years’ worth of her footage for this self-portrait and investigation into the ethics of representation, a “labor of love of the highest order” (Film Comment). With Johnson’s short The Above.
    At BAMPFA
    2
    1 PM
    Thursday, March 2
    1 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    Thursday, March 2
    4–7 PM
    At BAMPFA
    Admission free
    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, March 2
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Thursday, March 2
    7 PM
    Wayne Wang,
    United States,
    1982,
    (92 mins)

    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.
    At BAMPFA
    • Wayne Wang
      In Person
      Among the diverse films Wayne Wang has directed, his works focusing on Asian American cultures include Eat a Bowl of Tea, Dim Sum, The Joy Luck Club, and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.
    All Day
    Thursday, March 2
    All Day
    Galleries free all day.
    At BAMPFA
    Admission free
    3
    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, March 3
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7:30 PM
    Friday, March 3
    7:30 PM
    Robert Bresson,
    France,
    1950,
    (114 mins)
    A young priest tries to lead an exemplary life, but his parishioners respond with scorn and indifference. “A film of great purity, and at the end, almost Bach-like intensity” (Pauline Kael).
    At BAMPFA
    • Tony Pipolo
      Introduction and Post-screening Discussion
      Tony Pipolo is professor emeritus of film and literature at the City University of New York and author of Robert Bresson: A Passion for Film.
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    1 PM
    Saturday, March 4
    1 PM
    Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of Tibetan refugee lama Tarthang Tulku and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    11 AM–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, March 4
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    5:30 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Saturday, March 4
    5:30 PM
    Robert Bresson,
    France,
    1983,
    (85 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    A young man unknowingly passes counterfeit cash and sets off an escalating spiral of crimes in Bresson’s last film, a tough, terse investigation of the power of money adapted from a Tolstoy novella.
    At BAMPFA
    • Tony Pipolo
      Introduction and Post-screening Discussion
      Tony Pipolo will appear only at the March 4 screening. He is professor emeritus of film and literature at the City University of New York and author of Robert Bresson: A Passion for Film.
    8:15 PM
    Saturday, March 4
    8:15 PM
    Michelangelo Antonioni,
    United States,
    1970,
    (107 mins)
    Antonioni filmed the sixties war between radical and straight cultures in LA and Death Valley. “A sorrowing, stranger’s-eye view of modern America” (Time). 
    At BAMPFA
    5
    11 AM–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, March 5
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    2 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, March 5
    2 PM
    Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub,
    France, Italy,
    1999,
    (130 mins)
    Sentences become arias as one man’s return to Sicily inspires recollections of corruption, treachery, and political and personal woe in this “masterpiece” (Artforum). With companion piece Return of the Prodigal Son / Humiliated.
    At BAMPFA
    Sunday, March 5
    2 PM
    Miller, author of Blueprint for Counter Education, explores objects and publications that informed his defining work of Vietnam War–era radical pedagogy.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    2 PM
    Sunday, March 5
    2 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    4:45 PM
    Sunday, March 5
    4:45 PM
    John Murray Anderson,
    United States,
    1930,
    (100 mins)

    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.
    At BAMPFA
    Sunday, March 5
    7 PM
    Robert Bresson,
    France,
    1943,
    (96 mins)

    Imported 35mm Print

    Bresson’s visual elegance and uncompromising narrative style are already in evidence in his first feature film, which follows a sophisticated young woman into the closed world of a convent.
    At BAMPFA