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    Sunday, July 30
    5 PM
    Lech Majewski,
    Poland, Sweden,
    2010,
    (92 mins)

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    Bruegel’s painting The Way to Calvary is brought to life in this inventive interpretation featuring Rutger Hauer, Michael York, and Charlotte Rampling. “An extraordinary example of both art-historical examination and CGI as a passport to unknown lands” (Village Voice).
    At BAMPFA
    Sunday, July 30
    7 PM
    Jean-Pierre Melville,
    France,
    1959,
    (84 mins)
    A French journalist uncovers the death of a French diplomat in New York in Melville’s low-budget, semi-documentary noir.
    At BAMPFA
    Series Melville 100
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    7 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    • Cal Students
    Wednesday, August 2
    7 PM
    Akira Kurosawa,
    Japan,
    1961,
    (110 mins)

    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

    Mifune is a sly, amoral mercenary in a town ruled by killers in Kurosawa’s tongue-in-cheek anti-epic. “A visually faultless and highly sophisticated satire on violence and human weakness” (Sight and Sound).
    At BAMPFA
    Cal Students
    • Steven Okazaki
      Introduction
      Steven Okazaki is an Academy Award–winning Bay Area filmmaker and the director of Mifune: The Last Samurai. Note: Okazaki introduces the July 22 screening only.
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    12:15 PM
    Thursday, August 3
    12:15 PM
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission; no advance reservation required
    4-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, August 3
    4-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Thursday, August 3
    4–7 PM
    Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday and get an up-close view of treasures from the BAMPFA collection.
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission
    7 PM
    • Film
    Thursday, August 3
    7 PM
    Jean-Pierre Melville,
    France,
    1963,
    (108 mins)
    Serge Reggiani suspects Jean-Paul Belmondo of being a stool pigeon in this Melvillean roundabout of ambiguity and betrayal.
    At BAMPFA
    Series Melville 100
    All Day
    Thursday, August 3
    All Day
    Galleries free all day.
    At BAMPFA
    Admission free
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    4-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, August 4
    4-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6:30 PM
    Friday, August 4
    6:30 PM
    Robert Montgomery,
    United States,
    1947,
    (101 mins)

    Based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes

    Luckless veteran Robert Montgomery heads for a border town during its annual fiesta to avenge a friend’s death in this atmospheric postwar noir scripted by Ben Hecht.
    At BAMPFA
    8:40 PM
    Friday, August 4
    8:40 PM
    Don Siegel,
    United States,
    1964,
    (87 mins)

    New Print
    Based on Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy B. Hughes

    Siegel provides his usual tense, no-nonsense direction in this early made-for-TV movie adaptation of Ride the Pink Horse, starring Robert Culp and set in New Orleans. With Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz in performance.
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, August 5
    11 AM-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, August 5
    6 PM
    Jean-Pierre Melville,
    France,
    1963,
    (108 mins)
    Serge Reggiani suspects Jean-Paul Belmondo of being a stool pigeon in this Melvillean roundabout of ambiguity and betrayal.
    At BAMPFA
    Series Melville 100
    8:15 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, August 5
    8:15 PM
    Pedro Almodóvar,
    Spain,
    2016,
    (99 mins)
    Based on stories by Alice Munro, Almodóvar’s latest follows a middle-aged woman as she tries to make sense of her relationships with her husband, her daughter, and the world around her. “Haunting and hypnotic” (Rolling Stone).
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, August 6
    11 AM-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    5 PM
    Sunday, August 6
    5 PM
    Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg,
    USSR,
    1929,
    (85 mins)

    BAMPFA Collection

    Originally banned for its excess, this energetic Russian avant-garde extravaganza focuses on a shopgirl and a heroic young soldier in the 1871 Paris Commune. “A masterpiece . . . a steaming hot pot of startling images” (Village Voice).
    At BAMPFA
    7 PM
    Sunday, August 6
    7 PM
    Jean-Pierre Melville,
    France,
    1970,
    (140 mins)
    Alain Delon and Yves Montand in Melville’s “dazzling epic of love, guns, gangsters, and cigarettes” (Los Angeles Times).
    At BAMPFA
    Series Melville 100
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    7 PM
    • In-Person
    Monday, August 7
    7 PM

    Programmed by Land and Sea

    Performances that push the boundaries of sound, film, and movement, by Julius Smack; Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken; and Paul Clipson, Amma Ateria, and Kevin Corcoran.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
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    Wednesday, August 9
    7 PM
    Sergei Paradjanov,
    USSR,
    1964,
    (92 mins)

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    Pagan rituals, demonology, folklore, and legend come to life in Paradjanov’s hypnotic updating of a Romeo-and-Juliet-like tale. “Astonishing . . . one of the supreme works of Soviet cinema” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).
    At BAMPFA
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    4-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, August 10
    4-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    Thursday, August 10
    7 PM
    Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg,
    USSR,
    1929,
    (85 mins)

    BAMPFA Collection

    Originally banned for its excess, this energetic Russian avant-garde extravaganza focuses on a shopgirl and a heroic young soldier in the 1871 Paris Commune. “A masterpiece . . . a steaming hot pot of startling images” (Village Voice).
    At BAMPFA
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    4-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, August 11
    4-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6:30 PM
    Friday, August 11
    6:30 PM
    Nicholas Ray,
    United States,
    1950,
    (94 mins)

    Archival Print
    Based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes

    Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame forge a fragile romance in Hollywood. “Never were despair and solitude so romantically alluring” (Time Out).
    At BAMPFA
    8:30 PM
    • Film
    Friday, August 11
    8:30 PM
    Vanessa Gould,
    United States,
    2016,
    (95 mins)
    “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).
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, August 12
    11 AM-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6:30 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, August 12
    6:30 PM
    Jean-Pierre Melville,
    France,
    1972,
    (98 mins)
    Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, and Richard Crenna star in Melville’s last feature, a consummate Sartre-by-way-of-Simenon heist film of remarkable set pieces and an even more remarkable sense of nihilism.
    At BAMPFA
    Series Melville 100
    Saturday, August 12
    8:30 PM
    Pedro Almodóvar,
    Spain,
    1980,
    (82 mins)
    Madrid’s nascent punk and gay underground provides the fertile setting of Almodóvar’s debut feature, a manic slice of screw-you life more post–John Waters than post-Franco.
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, August 13
    11 AM-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    5 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, August 13
    5 PM
    Vanessa Gould,
    United States,
    2016,
    (95 mins)
    “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).
    At BAMPFA
    7 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, August 13
    7 PM
    Claude Chabrol,
    France,
    1970,
    (111 mins)

    Based on The Balloon Man by Charlotte Armstrong

    A young woman is gaslighted by her scheming in-laws after trying to leave her mentally unstable husband in Chabrol’s powerful noir. “Chabrol’s most audacious experiment with narrative form—a modernist reworking of the melodrama” (Dave Kehr).
    At BAMPFA
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    Wednesday, August 16
    7 PM
    Pedro Almodóvar,
    Spain,
    1984,
    (101 mins)
    An “ordinary” housewife navigates a working-class suburban life of deadbeat husbands, mad mothers-in-law, sex-worker neighbors, and child pandering in Almodóvar’s taboo-smashing send-up of the social realist drama. “An absolutely wonderful black comedy” (New York Times). 
    At BAMPFA
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    4-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, August 17
    4-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    Thursday, August 17
    7 PM
    Jean-Luc Godard,
    France,
    1964,
    (97 mins)

    Digital Restoration
    Based on Fools’ Gold by Dolores Hitchens

    Anna Karina, Sami Frey, and Claude Brasseur are unlikely burglars in Godard’s “reverie of a gangster movie” (Pauline Kael).
    At BAMPFA
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    4-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, August 18
    4-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, August 18
    6 PM

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

    Seneferu presents a performance highlighting themes behind her collaborative curatorial project, The Black Woman Is God.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6:30 PM
    Friday, August 18
    6:30 PM
    Hiroshi Teshigahara,
    Japan,
    1985,
    (72 mins)

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    Teshigahara’s study of the visionary Catalan architect’s work, scored by the great Toru Takemitsu. “A masterpiece of visual poetry and aesthetic rumination” (Time Out New York).
    At BAMPFA
    8:15 PM
    Friday, August 18
    8:15 PM
    Masaki Kobayashi,
    Japan,
    1967,
    (121 mins)
    Mifune is a dutiful samurai whose subservience is about to end. With music by Toru Takemitsu and an unforgettable supporting turn by Tatsuya Nakadai.
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, August 19
    11 AM-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6 PM
    Saturday, August 19
    6 PM
    Terence Davies,
    United Kingdom,
    2016,
    (124 mins)
    Cynthia Nixon portrays the poet Emily Dickinson in this “absolute drop-dead masterwork” (Richard Brody) that imbues the structure of the biopic with the elliptical intensity of poetry.
    At BAMPFA
    8:00 PM
    Saturday, August 19
    8:00 PM
    Spike Lee,
    United States,
    2009,
    (135 mins)

    Free on Our Outdoor Screen!

    Spike Lee's adaptation of the spectacular musical, which was developed and premiered at Berkeley Rep and went on to be a Broadway hit. 
    At BAMPFA
    Series Screen Play
    8:30 PM
    Saturday, August 19
    8:30 PM
    Pedro Almodóvar,
    Spain,
    1999,
    (101 mins)
    Winner of the 1999 Cannes Best Director prize, this affectionate drama of a mother’s compassion serves as Almodóvar’s tribute to his two greatest inspirations: women and film.
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, August 20
    11 AM-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Sunday, August 20
    5 PM
    Terence Davies,
    United Kingdom,
    1988,
    (84 mins)
    Davies mines family memories, both painful and bittersweet, for an elliptical, luminous, and moving portrait of working-class life in midcentury Liverpool. “Becomes its own kind of poetry: taut, referential, inward, brilliant” (Los Angeles Times).
    At BAMPFA
    7 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, August 20
    7 PM
    Vanessa Gould,
    United States,
    2016,
    (95 mins)
    “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).
    At BAMPFA
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    7 PM
    Wednesday, August 23
    7 PM
    Terence Davies,
    United Kingdom,
    2016,
    (124 mins)
    Cynthia Nixon portrays the poet Emily Dickinson in this “absolute drop-dead masterwork” (Richard Brody) that imbues the structure of the biopic with the elliptical intensity of poetry.
    At BAMPFA
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    4-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, August 24
    4-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    Thursday, August 24
    7 PM
    Akira Kurosawa,
    Japan,
    1963,
    (143 mins)
    A kidnapping becomes a moral dilemma for executive Mifune in “one of the best detective thrillers ever filmed” (New York Times).
    At BAMPFA
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    4-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, August 25
    4-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, August 25
    7 PM
    Terence Davies,
    United Kingdom,
    Davies’s lyrical cine-poem about his hometown of Liverpool, as well as Catholicism, homosexuality, violence, death, loss, childhood, and the glory of cinema. “Mesmerizing and eloquent” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).
    At BAMPFA
    8:40 PM
    Friday, August 25
    8:40 PM
    Pedro Almodóvar,
    Spain,
    2002,
    (112 mins)
    Almodóvar won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for this film involving the odd friendship between two men, each with a lover in a coma. “Almodóvar’s most mature and mysterious movie” (Newsweek).
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, August 26
    11 AM-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Saturday, August 26
    2 PM
    (40 mins)

    Free on our outdoor screen

    The City of Berkeley presents a free outdoor screening of the 2017 documentary celebrating the life of Berkeley street philosopher Mark Hawthorne, better known as the Hate Man.
    At BAMPFA
    6:30 PM
    Saturday, August 26
    6:30 PM
    Terence Davies,
    United Kingdom,
    1992,
    (85 mins)
    Depicting a cinephilic childhood in 1950s England, Davies paints a world of music, shadows, and light. “A marriage of individual and collective memory consecrated by the movies” (Village Voice).
    At BAMPFA
    8:30 PM
    Saturday, August 26
    8:30 PM
    Pedro Almodóvar,
    Spain,
    2004,
    (106 mins)
    Gael García Bernal stars in Almodóvar’s intricate hybrid of film noir, melodrama, autobiography, and Catholic Church exposé involving two old friends revisiting their troubled Catholic school days. “A bold and far-reaching summation of his career to date” (A.V. Club).
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, August 27
    11 AM-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    5 PM
    Sunday, August 27
    5 PM
    Hiroshi Teshigahara,
    Japan,
    1985,
    (72 mins)

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    Teshigahara’s study of the visionary Catalan architect’s work, scored by the great Toru Takemitsu. “A masterpiece of visual poetry and aesthetic rumination” (Time Out New York).
    At BAMPFA
    7 PM
    Sunday, August 27
    7 PM
    Terence Davies,
    United Kingdom,
    2016,
    (124 mins)
    Cynthia Nixon portrays the poet Emily Dickinson in this “absolute drop-dead masterwork” (Richard Brody) that imbues the structure of the biopic with the elliptical intensity of poetry.
    At BAMPFA
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    Wednesday, August 30
    12 PM
    Independent curator, writer, and scholar Boas presents case studies from innovative contemporary curatorial efforts.
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission
    Educators & Researchers
    12:15 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    • Educators & Researchers
    Wednesday, August 30
    12:15 PM
    Explore painter Charles Howard’s enigmatic work with the exhibition curator.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Educators & Researchers
    7 PM
    Wednesday, August 30
    7 PM
    Masaki Kobayashi,
    Japan,
    1967,
    (121 mins)
    Mifune is a dutiful samurai whose subservience is about to end. With music by Toru Takemitsu and an unforgettable supporting turn by Tatsuya Nakadai.
    At BAMPFA
    31
    4-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, August 31
    4-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    • Film
    • Cal Students
    Thursday, August 31
    7 PM
    Pedro Almodóvar,
    Spain,
    2006,
    (121 mins)

    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

    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).
    At BAMPFA
    Cal Students
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    4-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, September 1
    4-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6:30 PM
    • Film
    Friday, September 1
    6:30 PM
    Vittorio De Sica,
    Italy,
    1963,
    (88 mins)

    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.
    At BAMPFA
    8:15 PM
    • Film
    • Cal Students
    Friday, September 1
    8:15 PM
    Elia Kazan,
    United States,
    1951,
    (122 mins)

    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!
    Digital Restoration

    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.
    At BAMPFA
    Cal Students
    2
    11 AM-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, September 2
    11 AM-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, September 2
    6 PM
    Vittorio De Sica,
    Italy,
    1963,
    (88 mins)

    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.
    At BAMPFA
    8 PM
    Saturday, September 2
    8 PM
    Laszlo Benedek,
    United States,
    1953,
    (79 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    Marlon Brando leads a gang of leather-clad bikers descending on what could be Your Town, USA in this classic of disaffection and outlaw life. What’s he rebelling against? “Whaddya got?”
    At BAMPFA