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11 AM–7 PM
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Sunday, July 31, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
1 PM
Sunday, July 31, 2022
1 PM
Join local artist and educator Jenny Rosenberg to make cyanotype postcards.

Included with admission

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, July 31, 2022
7 PM
Kinuyo Tanaka,
Japan,
1961,
(93 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

The Sunday, July 31 screening features an introduction by Lili Hinstin.

Focused on the efforts of one young woman to build a new life in the wake of Japan’s 1956 Prostitution Prevention Law, Girls of the Night offers a sharp critique of the mistreatment of sex workers in postwar occupied Japan.
  • Lili Hinstin
    Introduction, July 31
    Lili Hinstin, an artistic director and programmer, helmed Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival from 2013 to 2018 and the Locarno Film Festival from 2018 to 2020.
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7 PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
7 PM
Samuel Fuller,
United States,
1951,
(85 mins)

Archival 35mm Print

Disdain for war creeps into every characterization of Fuller’s grim film about an American patrol lost in the woods of North Korea, which the Pentagon called “vicious [and] full of perversions.”
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4—7 PM
Thursday, August 4, 2022
4—7 PM

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

 

No binoculars required. Bird-watching has never been easier than a hike to the lower-level Study Center.

Free on first Thursday of the month

Series Five Tables
Thursday, August 4, 2022
7 PM
Charles Chaplin,
United States,
1925,
(88 mins)

The reedited 1942 version of The Gold Rush will be shown for free on Sunday, June 12, in the Barbro Osher Theater.

A hapless prospector tries his luck in the frozen north in a film that glitters with some of Charlie Chaplin’s most memorable nuggets of comedy, including a pair of dancing rolls.
At Outdoor Screen

Free on the outdoor screen

Thursday, August 4, 2022
7:30 PM
James Blue,
France,
1962,
(81 mins)

Digital Restoration

Blue tells a powerful story of common people living and struggling in their daily lives, while providing a valuable testimony to the complexity of the Algerian struggle for independence. “A neorealist take on the Algerian War made with nonprofessional actors is newly restored and still resonates today” (J. Hoberman, New York Times).
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, August 5, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, August 5, 2022
7 PM
Samuel Fuller,
United States,
1952,
A history in miniature of the emergence of modern journalism and a combined portrait of Joseph Pulitzer and other great newspaper editors of the period, Park Row was, for Fuller, “the story of my heart,” a love letter to the popular press. 
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, August 6, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Saturday, August 6, 2022
7 PM
Mikio Naruse,
Japan,
1956,
(116 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

A trio of Japan’s finest actresses—Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, and Hideko Takamine—is featured in this revealing picture of traditional geishas facing the decline of their way of life and the specter of prostitution in the mid-1950s.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, August 7, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
5 PM
  • Film
Sunday, August 7, 2022
5 PM
Djibril Diop Mambéty,
Senegal,
1970,
(76 mins)

Digital Restoration

Anticipating the director’s fanciful 1973 feature Touki Bouki, Badou Boy is an acerbically humorous portrait of Dakar, Senegal’s capital. With Contras’ City, Mambéty’s first short, which also riffs on life in Dakar.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
6 PM
In conversation with artist Rhonda Holberton, Levy addresses the varied dimensions and issues her work embodies, including the relationship between objects and bodies, Modernist design, and the uncanny.

Included with admission

7 PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
7 PM
Samuel Fuller,
United States,
1955,
(102 mins)

Archival 35mm Print

Fuller combines two favorite topics, crime and GIs, in the first postwar Hollywood film shot in Japan. Astonishing CinemaScope images of Tokyo street life illuminate the backdrop of this gangster film involving crooked ex-soldiers organizing a syndicate in occupied Japan.
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7 PM
Thursday, August 11, 2022
7 PM
Kenji Mizoguchi,
Japan,
1952,
(136 mins)
Distinguished by Kinuyo Tanaka’s iconic portrayal of a noblewoman’s harrowing fall from grace, The Life of Oharu was deemed by many critics to be among the greatest films of all time—even Mizoguchi himself considered it his masterpiece.
7:30 PM
  • Performance
Thursday, August 11, 2022
7:30 PM

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

International sensation and Rome Prize winner Pamela Z returns to BAMPFA for her first evening-length concert in our new building

Seating for Full performances is limited

$14General Admission
$12Seniors / Students / Patrons with Disability
FREEBAMPFA Members / UCB Staff and Students / Youth
Series Full
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, August 12, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Friday, August 12, 2022
6 PM
To celebrate queer feminist performance tour Sister Spit’s twenty-fifth anniversary, filmmaker Sini Anderson and award-winning author Michelle Tea bring together a dizzying array of literary talent for a cabaret-style event. Featured performers include Lynn Breedlove, Nicole J. Georges , Beth Lisick , Denne Michelle Norris, Kamala Puligandla , Brontez Purnell, and Vivek Shraya.

Included with admission

Series Performances
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, August 12, 2022
7 PM
Samuel Fuller,
United States,
1957,
(77 mins)
Fuller’s wildly Freudian Western—brilliantly blatant in its conflation of sex, violence, and power, and its “perversion” of the Western’s usual treatment of all three—stars Barbara Stanwyck as a “high-ridin’ woman with a whip.” 
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1 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, August 13, 2022
1 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Saturday, August 13, 2022
7 PM
(116 mins)

Digital Restorations

De Seta’s vivid documentary glimpses of postwar Sicily capture “the vitality of an unspoiled culture” (Martin Scorsese).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, August 14, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, August 14, 2022
7 PM
Kinuyo Tanaka,
Japan,
1960,
(102 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

Based on the bestselling memoir of Saga Hiro, a Japanese noblewoman and wife to the brother of occupied Manchuria’s emperor, The Wandering Princess chronicles the geopolitical implications of Saga’s arranged marriage and the personal impact of the momentous historical events she survived.
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7 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
7 PM
Samuel Fuller,
United States,
1959,
(82 mins)

Archival 35mm Print

Celebrating both diversity and racial unity in a rare moment of optimism, Fuller uses Los Angeles’s Little Tokyo as the backdrop for a sympathetic portrayal of interracial romance embedded in a police melodrama about the murder of a nightclub stripper. 
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Thursday, August 18, 2022
7 PM
Jean-Luc Godard,
France,
1964,
(97 mins)
Anna Karina gets involved with a pair of would-be burglars in one of Godard’s most accessible and entrancing films, with exquisitely gritty black-and-white cinematography by Raoul Coutard and music by Michel Legrand. “Like a reverie of a gangster movie” (Pauline Kael).
At Outdoor Screen

Free on the outdoor screen

7:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, August 18, 2022
7:30 PM
Kinuyo Tanaka,
Japan,
1955,
(106 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

The Saturday, July 30 screening features an introduction by Lili Hinstin.

In this uncompromising account of a woman’s struggle for self-realization, Tanaka depicts the progress of poet Fumiko Nakajo from resigned submission to intellectual self-assurance, sexual fulfilment, and professional success as she battles breast cancer.
  • Lili Hinstin
    Introduction, July 30
    Lili Hinstin, an artistic director and programmer, helmed Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival from 2013 to 2018 and the Locarno Film Festival from 2018 to 2020.
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, August 19, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Friday, August 19, 2022
7 PM
James Blue,
France,
1962,
(81 mins)

Digital Restoration

Blue tells a powerful story of common people living and struggling in their daily lives, while providing a valuable testimony to the complexity of the Algerian struggle for independence. “A neorealist take on the Algerian War made with nonprofessional actors is newly restored and still resonates today” (J. Hoberman, New York Times).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, August 20, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Saturday, August 20, 2022
4:30 PM
Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell,
United Kingdom,
1945,
(90 mins)

Digital Restoration

Powell and Pressburger’s most romantic, lyrical film sets a love affair against the vast beauty of Scotland’s Hebrides Islands in “one of the finest of all screen romances” (Elliot Stein, Village Voice).
7 PM
Saturday, August 20, 2022
7 PM
Samuel Fuller,
United States,
1961,
(99 mins)

Archival 35mm Print

In Fuller’s purest film noir, starkly photographed by Hal Mohr in deep shadows, Cliff Robertson’s Tolly Devlin is a brutishly single-minded protagonist doomed by his desire for revenge. In Fuller’s noir universe, there’s no redemption for the pathologically obsessed.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, August 21, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, August 21, 2022
1 PM
Join us in the Art Lab for a collaborative comic workshop hosted by multimedia and video artist Caro Yagjian and independent comic publisher Scott Longo (Sonatina Comics). This free-form exercise optimizes group imagination and takes the fear out of art making by forcing you to let go of results.

Included with admission

Series Workshops
Sunday, August 21, 2022
7 PM
Kinuyo Tanaka,
Japan,
1962,
(102 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

Set in the sixteenth century, Tanaka’s final film as director employs color and widescreen cinematography to tell the story of Gin, the daughter of a respected Christian tea master who charts a fateful path of resistance, claiming her right to love.
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7 PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
7 PM
Samuel Fuller,
United States,
1964,
(93 mins)

Archival 35mm Print

Fuller’s tabloid sensibilities propelled his most florid tale, starring Constance Towers as a prostitute who descends on Anytown, USA, in an effort to go straight and winds up caught in a web of scandal.
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Thursday, August 25, 2022
7 PM
Spike Lee,
United States,
1989,
(120 mins)
Lee’s frequently hilarious but hard-hitting drama charts mounting racial tensions on a hot summer day in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. “The funniest, most stylized, most visceral New York street scene this side of Scorseseland” (J. Hoberman, Village Voice).
At Outdoor Screen

Free on the outdoor screen

7:30 PM
Thursday, August 25, 2022
7:30 PM
Shigeyuki Yamane,
Japan,
1975,
(86 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

A charming discovery from the BAMPFA film vault,Yamane’s denunciation of hypocrisy and greed stars Kinuyo Tanaka as the titular Grandma, whose nuanced performance, amid a catalog of wacky visual effects, adds depth to this comedy.
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, August 26, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, August 26, 2022
7 PM
Jia Zhangke,
China, Hong Kong,
1997,
(105 mins)

Digital Restoration

A small-time, undermotivated pickpocket finds himself on the wrong end of China’s economic leap forward in Jia’s debut feature, a milestone in contemporary Chinese cinema.
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12–4 PM
  • In-Person
  • Performance
Saturday, August 27, 2022
12–4 PM
Join us for a special event organized by Oakland-based multidisciplinary artist Sasha Kelley as a culmination of her engagement as the Black Life series’s summer resident artist.
Series Black Life
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, August 27, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
4:30 PM
  • Film
Saturday, August 27, 2022
4:30 PM
Shadi Abdel Salam,
Egypt,
1969,
(124 mins)

Digital Restoration

An impressive directorial debut by Salam, Al Momia is “an examination of cultural imperialism in reverse: . . . the film develops into a study of the importance of defending the past from would-be cultural exploiters. Slow-moving but absorbing, and quite beautifully shot” (Time Out). 
7 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2022
7 PM
Samuel Fuller,
United States,
1963,
(101 mins)

Archival 35mm Print

A Pulitzer Prize–seeking journalist has himself committed to a mental institution to investigate the unsolved murder of one of the patients, witnessed by three inmates: a brainwashed GI, a broken-spirited Black activist, and a former nuclear physicist.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, August 28, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, August 28, 2022
7 PM
Kinuyo Tanaka,
Japan,
1961,
(93 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

The Sunday, July 31 screening features an introduction by Lili Hinstin.

Focused on the efforts of one young woman to build a new life in the wake of Japan’s 1956 Prostitution Prevention Law, Girls of the Night offers a sharp critique of the mistreatment of sex workers in postwar occupied Japan.
  • Lili Hinstin
    Introduction, July 31
    Lili Hinstin, an artistic director and programmer, helmed Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival from 2013 to 2018 and the Locarno Film Festival from 2018 to 2020.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
7 PM
Samuel Fuller,
United States,
1980/2004,
(163 mins)

35mm Print

Fuller’s dream project was based on a nightmare: his own experience of combat in World War II. Richard Schickel’s 2004 reconstruction used Fuller’s script and notes to repair and reinstate scenes missing from the truncated version released in 1980. 
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4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Free
  • In-Person
Thursday, September 1, 2022
4 PM–7 PM
Still lifes make small promises that offer large pleasures, come to the lower-level Study Center and enjoy. 

Free on first Thursday of the month

Series Five Tables
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, September 2, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, September 3, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops