With Peter Bradley
Dufus (aka Art)
Carving the Divine: Buddhist Sculptors of Japan
An Improbable Odyssey: The Life and Times of Brian Wall, Photograph Studio St. Ives © Bowness, Courtesy of Hepworth Photograph Collection
Presented in conjunction with What Has Been and What Could Be: The BAMPFA Collection
Pioneering Black abstract artist and curator Peter Bradley reflects on life and art in this invigorating, intimate documentary portrait. “Documentary in its purest form: one subject speaking and showing us his life and work. It is riveting” (Film Threat). With two short films by painter/filmmaker Mike Henderson.
Copresented by the Center for Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley
Carving the Divine is a documentary film that offers a rare look into a 1,400-year-old Buddhist wood-carving tradition and the practitioners struggling to preserve its legacy in a rapidly changing Japan.
Copresented with the Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley
An in-depth portrait of artist Brian Wall, renowned for his abstract steel sculptures, told through fascinating interviews and archival materials. Wall taught art at UC Berkeley for over two decades and continues to live and work in the Bay Area at age ninety-two.