Cinema Mon Amour: Robert Beavers

November 9–14, 2016

Avant-garde filmmaker Robert Beavers comes to BAMPFA for a weeklong residency to show his own work alongside films that have inspired him.

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  • Hedge Theater

  • From the Notebook of . . .

  • The Ground

  • Ruskin

  • Pitcher of Colored Light

  • Upcoming
  • Past
  • Past

Past Films

  • Aparajito

    • Friday, November 11 4 PM
    • Sunday, November 13 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, December 29 7 PM
    Satyajit Ray
    India, 1956

    Digital Restoration

    The second film in the Apu Trilogy follows Apu’s family as they travel to the holy city of Benares along the banks of the Ganges. “Graceful, insightful, and moving” (S.F. Chronicle). November 13 screening introduced by filmmaker Robert Beavers.

  • Robert Beavers: Recent Films

    • Monday, November 14 7 PM

    Robert Beavers in person.
    Four films made by Beavers since 2007, including his exquisite Pitcher of Colored Light and graceful The Suppliant, paired with the Bay Area premieres of First Weeks and Ute Aurand’s Four Diamonds.

  • Robert Beavers on Cinematic Space, Composition, and Structure

    • Saturday, November 12 8 PM

    Robert Beavers in person.
    The concluding trio of films, Hedge Theater, The Stoas, and The Ground, in Beavers’s magnificent film cycle offers images of ineffable beauty and unspoken eloquence. 

  • Robert Beavers Selects: Vampyr

    • Friday, November 11 7 PM
    Carl Theodor Dreyer
    Germany, France, 1931

    Introduced by Robert Beavers.
    Carl Theodor Dreyer’s film is paired with Gregory J. Markopoulos’s Swain, an early psychodrama trance film; both were influential on Beavers’s aesthetic.

  • In Focus: The Poetics of Cinema

    • Thursday, November 10 2:10 PM

    In Focus lecture/screening, special admission applies

    Lecture/Screening with filmmaker Robert Beavers. Judith Rosenberg on piano.
    Robert Beavers leads a discussion on the poetics of cinema and presents several of his films, including Work Done and Ruskin, alongside an excerpt from Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed

  • From the Notebook of . . . Plus a Few Favorite Films

    • Wednesday, November 9 7 PM

    Robert Beavers in person.
    From the Notebook of . . . is "one of the best films in this year's [New York Film Festival]. . . . Elegant, beautiful, complex and austere (Manohla Dargis, New York Times). Paired with shorts by Harry Smith, Gregory J. Markopoulos, and Ute Aurand.