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    Week of August 13, 2017

    Sunday, August 13

    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
    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

    Monday, August 14

    Tuesday, August 15

    Wednesday, August 16

    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

    Thursday, August 17

    Thursday, August 17
    4-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    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

    Friday, August 18

    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
    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
    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

    Saturday, August 19

    Saturday, August 19
    11 AM-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    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
    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
    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