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    Week of March 20, 2017

    Monday, March 20

    Monday, March 20
    6:30 PM
    Andrew and Deborah Rappaport founded the Minnesota Street Project to offer affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists, and related nonprofits.
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission
    Educators & Researchers

    Tuesday, March 21

    Wednesday, March 22

    Wednesday, March 22
    12 PM
    Pérez, an associate professor of ethnic studies and core faculty in performance studies at UC Berkeley, delves into the issues raised by Mendieta’s work and life.
    At BAMPFA
    Free
    Educators & Researchers
    • Laura Pérez
    Wednesday, March 22
    12-2 & 5-6:20
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Wednesday, March 22
    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
    Wednesday, March 22
    3:10 PM
    Robert Bresson,
    France,
    1977,
    (170 mins)
    In this portrait of a young Parisian whose personal crisis mirrors the ecological, political, and social disasters of his time, Bresson’s morally probing compassion meets the cynicism of the 1970s.
    At BAMPFA
    Special admission prices: General admission: $13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50. UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $10.50
    • Jeffrey Skoller
      Lecture
    Wednesday, March 22
    7 PM
    Pedro Costa,
    France, Portugal,
    2001,
    (104 mins)
    Pedro Costa witnesses Straub and Huillet at work in the editing room in this “revelatory study of the moviemaking process” (The New Yorker).
    At BAMPFA

    Thursday, March 23

    Thursday, March 23
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Thursday, March 23
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Thursday, March 23
    7 PM
    Howard Alk, Mike Gray,
    United States,
    1971,
    (88 mins)

    Restored 35mm Print

    This impassioned political documentary investigates the killing of Black Panther Fred Hampton, and is an indictment of the Chicago police force.
    At BAMPFA
    • Waldo E. Martin
      Introduction
      Martin is the Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship at UC Berkeley.

    Friday, March 24

    Friday, March 24
    12–2 & 5–8:15
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, March 24
    4 PM
    Charles Chaplin,
    United States,
    1940,
    (127 mins)
    Chaplin takes on that other famous guy with a small black moustache. “A time capsule, a timeless document and a profound work of conscience. . . . See it with a crowd” (San Francisco Chronicle).
    At BAMPFA
    Friday, March 24
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, March 24
    6:30–7:30 PM

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

    Walking Tree’s workshop #SoundPOWAH introduces us to traditional and contemporary drum rhythms, dance, and songs from the African diaspora.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, March 24
    7:30 PM
    Robert Bresson,
    France,
    1966,
    (95 mins)
    Bresson found the perfect protagonist for this film in a donkey, “born, like all beings, to suffer and die needlessly and mysteriously. . . . A morbidly beautiful flower of cinematic art” (Andrew Sarris).
    At BAMPFA

    Saturday, March 25

    Saturday, March 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
    Saturday, March 25
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Saturday, March 25
    3-7:30 PM
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Saturday, March 25
    4 PM
    Corinna Belz,
    Germany,
    2011,
    (97 mins)
    This strikingly visual document of artist Gerhard Richter’s creative process is “a must-see for followers of contemporary painting” (Hollywood Reporter).
    At BAMPFA
    Saturday, March 25
    6:30 PM
    Robert Bresson,
    France,
    1967,
    (80 mins)
    Bresson’s portrayal of the life and death of a despised country girl is gritty yet lyrical and ultimately sublime. “In Mouchette, the world itself is a mystical stage” (J. Hoberman).
    At BAMPFA
    Saturday, March 25
    8:15 PM
    Robert Bresson,
    France,
    1969,
    (88 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    Dominique Sanda stars in Bresson’s first color film, the simple, mysteriously resonant story of a young woman’s marriage and her suicide. Adapted from a Dostoyevsky short story.
    At BAMPFA

    Sunday, March 26

    Sunday, March 26
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Sunday, March 26
    2 PM
    Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet,
    Germany, Italy,
    1972,
    (108 mins)
    This notorious adaptation of Brecht’s The Business Affairs of Mr. Julius Caesar envisions the leader through his business underlings, and the Roman Empire through contemporary Roman traffic. With short Concerning Venice.
    At BAMPFA
    Sunday, March 26
    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
    Sunday, March 26
    3 PM
    This musical dramatizes how Harriet Tubman helped her brothers and others escape from slavery, and tells a larger story of the Underground Railroad.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Sunday, March 26
    3-6:25
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Sunday, March 26
    4:30 PM
    Robert Bresson,
    France,
    1974,
    (83 mins)

    Imported 35mm Print

    Bresson gives us Lancelot and Guinevere and the end of the Arthurian era, a brave experiment in sound, image, and souls. “Stunningly beautiful, mesmerizing, exhausting, uplifting, amazing.” (Time Out)
    At BAMPFA
    Sunday, March 26
    6:30 PM
    Charles Chaplin,
    United States,
    1940,
    (127 mins)
    Chaplin takes on that other famous guy with a small black moustache. “A time capsule, a timeless document and a profound work of conscience. . . . See it with a crowd” (San Francisco Chronicle).
    At BAMPFA