Limited Engagements & Special Screenings 2020

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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

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  • Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

    Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
    United States, 2019

    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

    • Friday, December 6 4 PM
    • Sunday, January 19 1:30 PM

    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.

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  • Tokyo Twilight

    Yasujiro Ozu
    Japan, 1957

    Bay Area Premiere of Digital Restoration

    • Saturday, December 21 7 PM
    • Friday, December 27 2 PM
    • Wednesday, January 8 7 PM

    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).

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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • The Night of the Hunter

    Charles Laughton
    United States, 1955

    Restored 35mm Print

    • Wednesday, January 15 7 PM
    Introduction by Ron Nagle

    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.

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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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