Documentary Voices 2013

2/5/13 to 4/9/13

Documentary Voices is presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course History of Documentary Film. Continuing throughout the spring semester, the series showcases the broad range of documentaries being made today, from documentary-fiction hybrids to cinematic essays, ethnographic films, and documentary animations.

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  • Into the Abyss

    • Tuesday, April 9 7 pm

    Werner Herzog (U.S./U.K./Germany, 2008). Werner Herzog's very first film concept centered on a prison. Decades later, he reflects on a triple murder in a small Texas town through interviews with two men convicted of the killings. “A disquieting, heartbreaking look at American crime and punishment” (Hollywood Reporter). (107 mins)

  • Standard Operating Procedure

    • Tuesday, April 2 7 pm

    Errol Morris (U.S., 2011). Introduced by Linda Williams. Seeking to understand the notorious Abu Ghraib photographs, Errol Morris looks outside the frame. “As a human document of what people are capable of in wartime, it's indispensable” (Christian Science Monitor). (117 mins)

  • Latin American Legacies: Films of Leandro Katz

    • Tuesday, March 12 7 pm

    Leandro Katz (U.S., 1972–2001). Leandro Katz in person. Argentine artist Leandro Katz presents a selection of his stunning short films from two research projects centered on significant moments in Latin American history, from the United Fruit Company to Che Guevara. (84 mins)

  • Poetic Vision: Films of Vlatko Gilić

    • Tuesday, March 5 7 pm

    Vlatko Gilić (Yugoslavia, 1970–73). A rare opportunity to see Serbian filmmaker Vlatko Gilić's haunting, beautiful-and mostly wordless-short films of the seventies. “Gilić's films are called documentaries. But he's superb at finding the astonishing images that lurk in the ordinary world” (New York Times). (102 mins)

  • 48

    • Tuesday, February 26 7 pm

    Susana de Sousa Dias (Portugal, 2009). Susana de Sousa Dias's remarkable, hypnotic film is composed of photographs taken upon the arrest of political prisoners during the forty-eight years of the Portuguese dictatorial regime. With Sun Xun's animated short, Heroes No Longer (China, 2008). (102 mins)

  • Chang

    • Tuesday, February 19 7 pm

    See On Location in Silent Cinema

  • Free Land

    • Tuesday, February 12 7 pm

    Minda Martin (U.S., 2009). Minda Martin in person. Martin's powerful, beautiful essay film traces her family history back to the forced Cherokee relocation of the 1800s and forward to her own nomadic childhood of poverty and homelessness. With two short portraits of families, Family Nightmare (Dustin Guy Defa, U.S., 2011) and Ah, Liberty! (Ben Rivers, U.K., 2008). (92 mins)

  • Broken Stones

    • Tuesday, February 5 7 pm

    See African Film Festival 2013