Berkeley Film Foundation: Celebrating Ten Years of Local Filmmaking

September 12–October 27, 2019

The Berkeley Film Foundation is an essential lifeline for East Bay filmmakers. We celebrate BFF’s tenth anniversary with a diverse selection of films—many with makers in person—including two free screenings on BAMPFA’s  outdoor screen.

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  • This Ain’t No Mouse Music!

  • Dogtown Redemption

  • Hale (screening with The Whistleblower of My Lai)

  • In the Image: Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation

  • Inequality for All

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  • Free Outdoor Screening: This Ain’t No Mouse Music!

    Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon
    United States, 2013
    • Thursday, September 12 7 PM
    Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon in Person

    Longtime Les Blank collaborators Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon codirected this loving musical tribute to Bay Area legend Chris Strachwitz, the founder of folk/roots/blues label Arhoolie Records.

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  • Dogtown Redemption

    Amir Soltani, Chihiro Wimbush
    United States, 2015
    • Sunday, September 22 1 PM
    Amir Soltani and Chihiro Wimbush in Person

    This intimate story of recyclers in West Oakland chronicles their battles to survive in Oakland’s Dogtown neighborhood, an area battered by addiction, violence, and unemployment—and about to be changed by gentrification.

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  • Free Outdoor Screening: Inequality for All

    Jacob Kornbluth
    United States, 2013
    • Thursday, October 10 7 PM
    Jacob Kornbluth and Robin Fryday in Person

    In this entertaining, still timely documentary, UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich takes on the American economy. “Smart, funny and articulate” (Los Angeles Times). With Gail Dolgin and Robin Fryday’s The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement.

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  • In the Image: Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation

    Judith Montell, Emmy Scharlatt
    United States, Israel, Palestine, 2014
    • Sunday, October 13 2:30 PM
    Judith Montell and Emmy Scharlatt in Person

    Get a first-person POV on Palestinian life under Israeli occupation from this powerful film that grew out of The Camera Project, which empowered Palestinian women on the West Bank to capture their day-to-day experiences and struggles.

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  • The Whistleblower of My Lai

    Connie Field
    United States, 2018
    • Tuesday, October 22 7 PM
    Connie Field, Gregory Scharpen, and Brad Bailey in Person

    Longtime activist/filmmaker Connie Field (The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter) follows the Kronos Quartet’s production of the opera My Lai. With short Hale, on the influential Bay Area disability-rights activist Hale Zukas.

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  • The Pushouts

    Dawn Valadez, Katie Galloway
    United States, 2018
    • Sunday, October 27 4 PM
    Dawn Valadez, Katie Galloway, and Serginho Roosblad in Person

    This documentary tells the true story of Victor Rios, a former prisoner and Oakland gang member who became an award-winning professor, author, and mentor. With Serginho Roosblad’s short on the infamous MacArthur freeway interchange, The Maze.

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