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    Week of July 23, 2017

    Sunday, July 23

    Sunday, July 23
    4:30 PM
    Mathilde Damoisel,
    France, Switzerland,
    2016,
    (104 mins)
    This new documentary offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, the essential backstory of our world today.
    At BAMPFA
    Sunday, July 23
    7 PM
    Servando González,
    United States,
    1965,
    (99 mins)

    Based on the novel by Helen Eustis

    In post–Civil War Tennessee, a young boy escapes abuse at home only to encounter Americana gone berserk in this eerily faithful rendering of Eustis’s novel. Anthony Perkins costars.
    At BAMPFA

    Monday, July 24

    Tuesday, July 25

    Wednesday, July 26

    Wednesday, July 26
    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

    Thursday, July 27

    Thursday, July 27
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Thursday, July 27
    7 PM
    Pedro Almodóvar,
    Spain,
    1988,
    (88 mins)
    Longtime Almodóvar icon Carmen Maura is but one of many women on the verge in Almodóvar’s international breakthrough, a riotous blend of screwball comedy and fifties melodramas that’s “as crowd-pleasing as it is color-coordinated” (J. Hoberman).
    At BAMPFA

    Friday, July 28

    Friday, July 28
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, July 28
    7 PM
    Roy Ward Baker,
    United States,
    1952,
    (76 mins)

    Based on Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong

    Marilyn Monroe and Richard Widmark make an unstable pair in this psychological thriller involving a suicidal young woman and the jaded pilot who hopes to use her as a quick fling.
    At BAMPFA
    Friday, July 28
    8:45 PM
    Akira Kurosawa,
    Japan,
    1962,
    (96 mins)
    Kurosawa’s spirited follow-up to Yojimbo finds Mifune leading a band of comically inept samurai. “A superb parody” (Donald Richie).
    At BAMPFA

    Saturday, July 29

    Saturday, July 29
    6 PM
    Andrei Konchalovsky,
    USSR,
    1966,
    (96 mins)

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    Konchalovsky’s first feature, set in a Kirghiz village shortly after the Revolution. “Expressed with a deft simplicity of style and a rare quality of emotion” (Michel Ciment).
    At BAMPFA
    Saturday, July 29
    7:30 PM
    Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins,
    United Kingdom, United States,
    1961,
    (185 mins)

    Free on Our Outdoor Screen!

    Sharks and Jets sing, dance, and rumble their way through the streets and back alleys of late-fifties NYC in a dizzying rush of youth that knows no bounds.
    At BAMPFA
    Series Screen Play
    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).
    At BAMPFA