BAMPFA’s winter film season takes us on a kaleidoscopic spin through the history of world cinemas, bringing to screen beloved classics and underseen gems by great directors of the past and present.Read More
On Wednesday, November 7 at 7 p.m., BAMPFA welcomes Tomonari Nishikawa, a contemporary Japanese filmmaker living in the United States, who joins us for a screening of his films alongside a selection of films by the pioneering Austrian experimental filmmaker Kurt Kren in the programRead More
Friends and supporters at the dedication of BAMPFA's James Cahill Asian Art Study Center, March 2016
August 13 marked the birthday of Professor Emeritus James Cahill, who sadly passed away on February 14, 2014. His writings, teachings, and guidance were, and remain to this day, a driving force in Chinese painting studies.Read More
BAMPFA’s Sunday Summer Cinema series continues through October with free films on our colossal outdoor screen!Read More
Tomioka Tessai: Vegetables and Grasshopper (detail), 1877; hanging scroll: ink and color on paper; 48 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.; private collection.
The first Thursday of each month is Free First Thursday, when BAMPFA opens its galleries and study centers to all, free of charge.Read More
The exhibition Way Bay (January 17–June 3, 2018) includes a film in which it appears that you are driving through Marin County, just north of San Francisco.Read More
Above: Edith Kramer poses with a friend during the closing weekend of the Pacific Film Archive Temporary Theater, August 2, 2015. Below (from left): Susan Oxtoby, senior film curator, BAMPFA; Sheldon Renan, founding director of the Pacific Film Archive; Peter Selz, founding director of the UC Berkeley Art Museum; Edith Kramer, former director and senior film curator, Pacific Film Archive; Tom Luddy, former director and curator, Pacific Film Archive, at BAMPFA's Thanks to Henri Langlois: A Centennial Tribute, June 11, 2015.