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7 PM
  • Performance
Tuesday, May 29
7 PM

Programmed by Berkeley Symphony with Anna Clyne

Berkeley Symphony musicians and friends perform six small-ensemble pieces written by living composers from San Francisco, Hamburg, and Shanghai.
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
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3 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, May 30
3 PM
(75 mins)

Copresented with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

 

This program of rare film fragments, commercials, and newsreels from the archives of the Swedish Film Institute offers glimpses of Garbo at various points throughout her career.
  • Jon Wengström
    Illustrated Lecture
    Jon Wengström is curator of the archival film collections at the Svenska Filminstitutet, Stockholm.
  • Stephen Horne
    On Piano
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4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, May 31
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

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4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, June 1
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
Friday, June 1
7 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1957,
(91 mins)
The film that cemented Bergman’s international reputation deftly interweaves memory, reality, and dream. As an elderly professor recollecting his life’s failures, “Victor Sjöström gives one of the greatest performances of cinema” (National Film Theatre, London).
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1 PM
Saturday, June 2
1 PM

Programmed by Denise Kan

Join artists Chris Hamamoto and Jon Sueda and make symbols to contribute to a Bay Area flag symbol archive, then print your own personal flag.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, June 2
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, June 2
5 PM
Thomas Reidelsheimer,
United Kingdom,
2017,
(91 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!
Film to Table dinner follows the June 2 screening

This visually striking, thought-provoking documentary about the British installation artist Andy Goldsworthy is a sequel to the director’s groundbreaking Rivers and Tides—Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time.
Saturday, June 2
6:45 PM
Join fellow cinephiles at our table for dinner and discussion following this visually striking, thought-provoking recent documentary about the British installation artist Andy Goldsworthy.
At Babette
$75 per person. Contact Babette at babettebam@gmail.com or (510) 684-3046 to purchase dinner tickets. Film and dinner tickets must be purchased separately.
7 PM
Saturday, June 2
7 PM
Stanley Kubrick,
United States,
1975,
(184 mins)

Digital Restoration

Kubrick’s historical drama follows the travails of a young Irishman (Ryan O’Neal) determined to rise in the world. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Soundtrack. “A movie at once florid in its realism and brazenly, gluttonously formalistic” (New York Times).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, June 3
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

12 PM
  • In-Person
  • Performance
Sunday, June 3
12 PM
In celebration of the group’s twentieth anniversary, the Junior Recorder Society returns to BAMPFA to delight us with period music performed on wind instruments of various sizes.
Included with admission
2 PM
Sunday, June 3
2 PM
Nayo Titzin,
Bulgaria,
2010,
(56 mins)
This behind-the-scenes look at an opera production documents a performance of Handel’s Agrippina by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, as conducted by René Jacobs and performed at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
4 PM
  • In-Person
  • Performance
Sunday, June 3
4 PM
Vajra Voices, known for their “shimmering resonance and elegantly paced performances” (Choir and Organ), present a program of music by Guillaume de Machaut. With Shira Kammen on vielle and harp.
Special admission: $20
6:30 PM
Sunday, June 3
6:30 PM
King Hu,
Taiwan,
1971,
(180 mins)

Digital Restoration

A swordswoman on the run takes refuge with a shy scholar, but soon finds herself back under attack. King Hu’s visionary martial arts epic turns swordplay into ballet, and remains one of the greatest action films of all time.
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1:30 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, June 6
1:30 PM
Emanuele Garofalo,
France, Italy,
2009,
(116 mins)
L’Orfeo showcases Robert Wilson’s wonderful minimalist interpretation of Monteverdi’s seminal first opera, based on Ovid’s Metamorphosis. Performed by the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala and Concerto Italiano under the direction of Rinaldo Alessandrini.
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, June 6
7 PM
(90 mins)
Svenska Filminstitutet curator Jon Wengström shares films featuring Bergman as a director on set, offering insights into his working process and collaborations with actors.
  • Jon Wengström
    Illustrated Lecture
    Jon Wengström is curator of the archival film collections at the Svenska Filminstitutet, Stockholm.
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Thursday, June 7
12 PM
The curator of Master Traces, Transcultural Visions explores the important role of narrative art in Buddhist teachings.
Thursday, June 7
1:30 PM
Stéphane Metge,
2016,
(136 mins)
Handel’s allegorical first oratorio comes alive in stage director Krzysztof Warlikowski’s contemporary adaptation. Emmanuelle Haïm conducts her ensemble Le Concert d’Astrée, with Sabine Devieilhe, Franco Fagioli, Sara Mingardo, and Michael Spyres.
4–7 PM
Thursday, June 7
4–7 PM
Time for a serious look at fun in works by Yinka Shonibare, Peter Paone, Kaiho Yusetsu, Glen Friedman, and more.
Free admission
Series Five Tables
4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, June 7
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, June 7
7 PM
Clarence Brown,
United States,
1926,
(112 mins)

Archival Print

The attentions of a countess (Garbo) transform lifelong friends (John Gilbert and Lars Hanson) into bitter rivals in this fine example of the artistic and technical heights achieved by the Hollywood silent cinema in the late 1920s.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
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1 PM
  • In-Person
  • Performance
Friday, June 8
1 PM
The Galax Quartet performs works by Nancy Galbraith, Jacques Meyer, J. S. Bach, and others with guest soloists Stephen Schultz (baroque flute) and Cheryl Ann Fulton (harp).
Special admission: $15
Friday, June 8
2:30 PM
Sergei Paradjanov,
USSR,
1969,
(75 mins)

Digital Restoration

This magical work, rich in period music, reimagines Armenian history and culture through the life and writings of its greatest poet. “Watching [it] is like opening a door and walking into another dimension, where time has stopped and beauty has been unleashed” (Martin Scorsese).
4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, June 8
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
  • Film
Friday, June 8
7 PM
Valeska Grisebach,
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany,
2017,
(120 mins)

East Bay Premiere

This intense, slow-burning thriller follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. “A stunning existential study of masculinity” (Sight & Sound).
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Saturday, June 9
11:30–1 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Create a personal handscroll inspired by Buddhist art in Master Traces, Transcultural Visions.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Kim Bennett
    With artist
    Kim Bennett is an artist and teacher whose work ranges across disciplines and includes devotional botanical paintings, imaginary embroideries, and collaborations with kids, poets, and other artists.
Series Family Events
Saturday, June 9
1–2:30 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Create a personal handscroll inspired by Buddhist art in Master Traces, Transcultural Visions.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Kim Bennett
    With artist
    Kim Bennett is an artist and teacher whose work ranges across disciplines and includes devotional botanical paintings, imaginary embroideries, and collaborations with kids, poets, and other artists.
Series Family Events
2:30–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, June 9
2:30–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, June 9
3 PM

Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

Start reading this novel about brotherhood, change, and the power of family, and pick up a copy to keep reading at home.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Mardawn Wendt
    Reading led by
    Mardawn Wendt is a librarian at Berkeley Arts Magnet Elementary School.
Series Family Events
6 PM
Saturday, June 9
6 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1951,
(96 mins)
A prima ballerina impulsively revisits the island of her youth and, in flashbacks, her first and only love. Bergman’s breakthrough film is a magical fusion of sunstruck elegiac love poem and dark suggestion.
Saturday, June 9
8:15 PM
Sergei Paradjanov,
USSR,
1969,
(75 mins)

Digital Restoration

This magical work, rich in period music, reimagines Armenian history and culture through the life and writings of its greatest poet. “Watching [it] is like opening a door and walking into another dimension, where time has stopped and beauty has been unleashed” (Martin Scorsese).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, June 10
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

4 PM
  • Families
  • Film
  • Free
Sunday, June 10
4 PM
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly,
United States,
1952,
(102 mins)

Digital Restoration
Free on the outdoor screen!

In this vastly entertaining film, Gene Kelly is brilliant as the silent star who connives to pull his pathetic partner Jean Hagen into the world of sound by sidestepping the talkies altogether and inventing the musical, where Debbie Reynolds can do the singing offscreen. 
At Outdoor Screen
Free on the outdoor screen. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
Sunday, June 10
5 PM
Thomas Reidelsheimer,
United Kingdom,
2017,
(91 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!
Film to Table dinner follows the June 2 screening

This visually striking, thought-provoking documentary about the British installation artist Andy Goldsworthy is a sequel to the director’s groundbreaking Rivers and Tides—Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time.
7 PM
Sunday, June 10
7 PM
Clarence Brown,
United States,
1928,
(90 mins)
Garbo delivers one of her finest performances and a feminist punch in this tale of an English aristocrat who acts out with calculated recklessness. John Gilbert and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. costar.
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12:15 PM
Wednesday, June 13
12:15 PM
Explore the works on view in Way Bay 2 with tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, June 13
7 PM
Milos Forman,
United States,
1984,
(180 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print
Director’s Cut

This adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s “black opera” reinterprets the life of Mozart (Tom Hulce) as seen through the eyes of his envious rival Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham). Winner of Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay, and Sound Design.
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4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, June 14
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
Thursday, June 14
7 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1953,
(96 mins)
Bergman naturalistically captures the sensuality and anguish of a youthful summer love affair in this acclaimed early work, which balances eroticism with bleak commentary.
7:30 PM
  • Art
  • Free
  • In-Person
  • Reading
Thursday, June 14
7:30 PM
Photographer Dick Evans introduces and signs his new book of photographs of San Francisco’s Mission District that focus on its quintessential art form, the community mural.
Free
Series Readings
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4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, June 15
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

5 PM
  • Film
Friday, June 15
5 PM
Agnès Varda,
France, United States,
1980,
(81 mins)

Digital Restoration

Venturing from Venice Beach to Watts, the great Agnès Varda looks at the murals of Los Angeles as backdrop to and mirror of the city’s many cultures circa 1980.
Friday, June 15
6 PM

Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Learn about clay—both as a flexible artistic medium and as a resource that surrounds us in the local landscape—in this workshop with the Mutual Stores artist collective.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
7 PM
Friday, June 15
7 PM
Michelangelo Antonioni,
France, Italy,
1960,
(140 mins)

Imported Print

Monica Vitti on a desert island in “a mystery that casually abandons its ostensible premise midway through. . . . Cinema as temporal sculpture” (Village Voice). “The first (and the definitive) film about the diminishing attention span of a modern world” (New York Times).
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  • Free
  • Members
Saturday, June 16

For all members!

For one day only, all BAMPFA members can enjoy free admission to many of the Bay Area's premier cultural institutions.
BAMPFA members receive free admission at participating institutions; some restrictions may apply.
11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, June 16
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

4:30 PM
Saturday, June 16
4:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1975,
(135 mins)
This witty, loving adaptation of Mozart’s exuberant opera revels in its own theatricality, revealing the joy and wonder in Bergman’s metaphysics. “A blissful present, sensuous, luxuriant” (New Yorker).
7:30 PM
Saturday, June 16
7:30 PM
Rouben Mamoulian,
United States,
1933,
(97 mins)
Garbo explores the pains and pleasures of crossing between nations, genders, and sexualities in this loose biography of the Swedish Queen Christina, as infamous as Garbo for being a powerful, cross-dressing, girl-kissing woman.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, June 17
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

2 PM
Sunday, June 17
2 PM
Explore the works on view in Way Bay 2 with tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
5 PM
  • Film
Sunday, June 17
5 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1955,
(87 mins)
A fashion director (Eva Dahlbeck) and her top model (Harriet Andersson) grapple with relationships old and new in Bergman’s film that explores love as a function of reflection and projection.
7 PM
  • Film
Sunday, June 17
7 PM
Michelangelo Antonioni,
France, Italy,
1961,
(122 mins)

Digital Restoration
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!
Film to Table dinner follows the August 25 screening

Novelist Marcello Mastroianni and his wife Jeanne Moreau play out a drama of marital disillusionment against Antonioni’s rigorous sense of place and architecture.
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12:15 PM
Wednesday, June 20
12:15 PM
Explore the works on view in Way Bay 2 with tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, June 20
7 PM
Michelangelo Antonioni,
France, Italy,
1962,
(125 mins)

Digital Restoration

“Antonioni’s 1962 masterpiece showcases Monica Vitti as his moodiest, most evasive heroine, drifting out of one affair and into another with Alain Delon’s mercurial stockbroker” (Village Voice). “Perhaps the director’s most savage blast of gorgeous B&W ennui” (Time Out).
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4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, June 21
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
  • Film
Thursday, June 21
7 PM
Valeska Grisebach,
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany,
2017,
(120 mins)

East Bay Premiere

This intense, slow-burning thriller follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. “A stunning existential study of masculinity” (Sight & Sound).
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4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, June 22
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, June 22
5 PM
Thomas Reidelsheimer,
United Kingdom,
2017,
(91 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!
Film to Table dinner follows the June 2 screening

This visually striking, thought-provoking documentary about the British installation artist Andy Goldsworthy is a sequel to the director’s groundbreaking Rivers and Tides—Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time.
7 PM
Friday, June 22
7 PM
Clarence Brown,
United States,
1930,
(90 mins)
A world-weary Swedish girl (Garbo) makes her way back to her father’s fishing barge in Garbo’s sound debut, theatrically directed by Clarence Brown and costarring Charles Bickford and Marie Dressler.
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, June 23
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, June 23
6 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1955,
(108 mins)
Couples meet, split, and reconverge at a country house in the summer of 1900 in Bergman’s carnal comedy. “A tragic-comic chase and roundelay [carried] into elegance and lyric poetry” (Pauline Kael).
8:15 PM
  • Film
Saturday, June 23
8:15 PM
Vera Chytilová,
Czechoslovakia,
1966,
(74 mins)

35mm Print

Chytilová's most acclaimed film, spawned by the Prague Spring, is a brilliantly colored surrealist comedy starring a couple of chicks in search of kicks.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, June 24
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

2 PM
Sunday, June 24
2 PM
Explore the works on view in Way Bay 2 with tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
5 PM
  • Film
Sunday, June 24
5 PM
Alison McAlpine,
Canada, Chile,
2017,
(78 mins)

East Bay Premiere

Poet-turned-filmmaker Alison McAlpine finds her wonder at the night sky of Chile’s Atacama Desert reflected in the people she meets there, from cowboys to algae collectors, astronomers to miners and storytellers. “A beautiful film” (Walter Murch).
7 PM
Sunday, June 24
7 PM
Edmund Goulding,
United States,
1932,
(113 mins)

Archival Print

Edmund Goulding’s masterpiece of set design and art direction tracks the denizens of Berlin’s Grand Hotel before the rise of fascism. The all-star cast includes Garbo, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, and John Barrymore.
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12:15 PM
Wednesday, June 27
12:15 PM
Explore the works on view in Way Bay 2 with tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
7 PM
  • Performance
Wednesday, June 27
7 PM

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

The charismatic young pianist Adam Tendler performs works by John Cage, Morton Feldman, and others.
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
7 PM
Wednesday, June 27
7 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1957,
(91 mins)
The film that cemented Bergman’s international reputation deftly interweaves memory, reality, and dream. As an elderly professor recollecting his life’s failures, “Victor Sjöström gives one of the greatest performances of cinema” (National Film Theatre, London).
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4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, June 28
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
Thursday, June 28
7 PM
Michelangelo Antonioni,
France, Italy,
1960,
(140 mins)

Imported Print

Monica Vitti on a desert island in “a mystery that casually abandons its ostensible premise midway through. . . . Cinema as temporal sculpture” (Village Voice). “The first (and the definitive) film about the diminishing attention span of a modern world” (New York Times).
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Friday, June 29
4:30 PM
Mathilde Damoisel, Sylvie Jézéquel,
France, Switzerland,
2016,
(104 mins)
Back by popular demand! This documentary offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, the essential backstory of our world today.
4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, June 29
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
Friday, June 29
7 PM
Clarence Brown,
United States,
1935,
(94 mins)
Nothing says movie romance like a doomed love triangle, and this is one of the best: Greta Garbo, Basil Rathbone, and Frederic March star in Clarence Brown’s swooning adaptation of the great Tolstoy novel.
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, June 30
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, June 30
1:30 PM
Five speakers take on five Bay Area artists: Judith Scott, Lew Thomas, Frank Moore, Fred Martin, and Sara Kathryn Arledge.
Included with admission
6 PM
  • Film
Saturday, June 30
6 PM
Michelangelo Antonioni,
France, Italy,
1964,
(113 mins)
Antonioni’s first color film draws images of alarming beauty from environmental apocalypse as an industrialist’s wife (Monica Vitti) suffers a nervous breakdown. “Never has so bleak a vision of contemporary life been projected with more intensity” (Time).
8:30 PM
  • Film
Saturday, June 30
8:30 PM
Alison McAlpine,
Canada, Chile,
2017,
(78 mins)

East Bay Premiere

Poet-turned-filmmaker Alison McAlpine finds her wonder at the night sky of Chile’s Atacama Desert reflected in the people she meets there, from cowboys to algae collectors, astronomers to miners and storytellers. “A beautiful film” (Walter Murch).