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    Week of July 16, 2017

    Sunday, July 16

    Sunday, July 16
    5 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
    Sunday, July 16
    7:00
    Jean-Pierre Melville,
    France,
    1961,
    (130 mins)

    New Digital Restoration

    Two of the French New Wave’s most iconic actors, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Emmanuelle Riva, star as a cleric and a Communist drawn together through love. “A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo” (Criterion Collection).
    At BAMPFA
    Series Melville 100

    Monday, July 17

    Tuesday, July 18

    Wednesday, July 19

    Wednesday, July 19
    7 PM
    (81 mins)
    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!).
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Ernie Gehr
    • Ken Eisenstein
      Ken Eisenstein is an Assistant Professor at Bucknell University.

    Thursday, July 20

    Thursday, July 20
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Thursday, July 20
    7 PM
    Akira Kurosawa,
    Japan,
    1960,
    (148 mins)
    Kurosawa charts corporate evil as a company is torn from within by scandal, greed, and lust. “Enron meets Hamlet” (Film Forum). “Better than Shakespeare” (Francis Ford Coppola).
    At BAMPFA

    Friday, July 21

    Friday, July 21
    11:30 AM

    Free Admission

    Young poets compete in two poetry slam sessions.
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission
    Series Readings 2017
    Friday, July 21
    3 PM

    Free Admission

    Young poets compete in two poetry slam sessions.
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission
    Series Readings 2017
    Friday, July 21
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, July 21
    6:30 PM
    Lance Comfort,
    United Kingdom,
    1946,
    (90 mins)

    Archival Print
    Based on the novel by Vera Caspary

    A beatific housewife, a smitten husband, and a trail of dead spouses dwell in an isolated Connecticut house in this gothic tale of “disordered emotions.”
    At BAMPFA
    Friday, July 21
    8:30 PM
    Otto Preminger,
    United States,
    1944,
    (88 mins)

    Based on the novel by Vera Caspary

    Detective Dana Andrews is enthralled by a portrait of elusive Gene Tierney in Preminger’s sleek noir, a study in duplicity that asks not just whodunit, but what “it” is. Featuring Clifton Webb and Vincent Price as preening rivals.
    At BAMPFA

    Saturday, July 22

    Saturday, July 22
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Saturday, July 22
    6 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
    Saturday, July 22
    8:15 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.