Limited Engagements & Special Screenings

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Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.

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  • Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

  • The Night of the Hunter

  • One Child Nation

  • Tokyo Twilight

  • Notorious

  • Upcoming
    Films
  • Past
    Films
  • Past
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Upcoming Films

  • Notorious

    Alfred Hitchcock
    United States, 1946

    4K Digital Restoration

    • Friday, December 27 7 PM
    • Wednesday, January 22 7 PM
    • Friday, February 28 4 PM

    Trying to infiltrate a group of Nazis in Latin America, Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman find themselves entangled in a cruel love affair. Hitchcock’s polished, perverse thriller exploits an espionage plot to explore the nature of love and loyalty. 

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  • Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic, Part II: The Indian Tomb

    Fritz Lang
    West Germany, France, Italy, 1959

    Digital Restoration

    • Saturday, January 11 3:45 PM
    • Saturday, January 25 3:15 PM

    In the second part of Lang’s Indian epic, the romance between the German hero and his Indian beloved is imperiled, while a palace rebellion brews. The film reaches a pinnacle of exoticism with Debra Paget’s eye-popping “snake dance.”

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  • Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic, Part I: The Tiger of Eschnapur

    Fritz Lang
    West Germany, France, Italy, 1959

    Digital Restoration

    • Saturday, January 11 1:30 PM
    • Saturday, January 25 1 PM

    Fritz Lang’s late-career epic is a fantasia of flamboyant set pieces. In Part I, a German architect in India encounters a man-eating tiger and falls for an exotic temple dancer, but has competition from the local maharajah.

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  • One Child Nation

    Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
    United States, 2019
    • Sunday, February 2 3 PM
    • Friday, February 21 4 PM

    This chilling and complex documentary explores the lasting consequences of China’s one-child policy, which ended in 2015. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, US Documentary.

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  • The Assistant

    Kitty Green
    United States, 2019

    Free Sneak Preview!

    • Tuesday, February 4 7 PM
    James Schamus and Linda Williams in Conversation

    A junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul grows increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday. “An urgent, quiet scream . . . a jarring portrait of today’s contemporary workplace where too many women remain marginalized. And worse” (Film Comment).

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Past Films

  • Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

    • Friday, December 6 4 PM
    • Sunday, January 19 1:30 PM
    Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
    United States, 2019

    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

    Pulitzer- and Nobel Peace Prize–winning author Toni Morrison recalls her life, challenges, and successes in this “eloquent nonfiction biopic” (Variety), featuring archival footage and interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Hilton Als, and others.

  • The Night of the Hunter

    • Wednesday, January 15 7 PM
    Charles Laughton
    United States, 1955

    Restored 35mm Print

    Robert Mitchum plays a predatory preacher who chases two innocent children across a menacing rural landscape in this eccentric, expressionistic Southern Gothic masterpiece. Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish costar.

    Introduction by Ron Nagle

  • Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic, Part I: The Tiger of Eschnapur

    • Saturday, January 11 1:30 PM
    • Saturday, January 25 1 PM
    Fritz Lang
    West Germany, France, Italy, 1959

    Digital Restoration

    Fritz Lang’s late-career epic is a fantasia of flamboyant set pieces. In Part I, a German architect in India encounters a man-eating tiger and falls for an exotic temple dancer, but has competition from the local maharajah.

  • Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic, Part II: The Indian Tomb

    • Saturday, January 11 3:45 PM
    • Saturday, January 25 3:15 PM
    Fritz Lang
    West Germany, France, Italy, 1959

    Digital Restoration

    In the second part of Lang’s Indian epic, the romance between the German hero and his Indian beloved is imperiled, while a palace rebellion brews. The film reaches a pinnacle of exoticism with Debra Paget’s eye-popping “snake dance.”

  • Tokyo Twilight

    • Saturday, December 21 7 PM
    • Friday, December 27 2 PM
    • Wednesday, January 8 7 PM
    Yasujiro Ozu
    Japan, 1957

    Bay Area Premiere of Digital Restoration

    Setsuko Hara stars as a woman trying to hold her family together in Ozu’s darkest, most urban film, set in the shadowy back streets of Ginza. “Retains an enormous dramatic power, perhaps because of [its] very divergences from the Ozu oeuvre” (Michael Koresky).

  • Notorious

    • Friday, December 27 7 PM
    • Wednesday, January 22 7 PM
    • Friday, February 28 4 PM
    Alfred Hitchcock
    United States, 1946

    4K Digital Restoration

    Trying to infiltrate a group of Nazis in Latin America, Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman find themselves entangled in a cruel love affair. Hitchcock’s polished, perverse thriller exploits an espionage plot to explore the nature of love and loyalty.