February 2018

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Sunday, January 28
2 PM
Zeva Oelbaum, Sabine Krayenbühl,
France, United Kingdom, United States,
2017,
(95 mins)
Narrated by Tilda Swinton, this documentary tells the fascinating story of Gertrude Bell—who shaped the modern Middle East after World War I and helped draw the borders of Iraq—through intimate letters and secret documents.
At BAMPFA
4 PM
Sunday, January 28
4 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
France, Sweden,
1986,
(149 mins)

New 4K Digital Restoration

 

A retired actor and his family find themselves on a remote Baltic island when word arrives of nuclear war in Tarkovsky’s elegiac final film.
At BAMPFA
7 PM
Sunday, January 28
7 PM
Federico Veiroj,
Uruguay,
2010,
(110 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

A lifelong film archivist faces a new beginning with the threatened closure of his institution in this loving black-and-white ode to a life lived among the reels. “An elegy to cinephilia” (Slant). With Morgan Fisher’s Standard Gauge and Alexi Manis’s Luminous.
At BAMPFA
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Monday, January 29
6:30 PM
Ohio State University professor of art history and film studies Kris Paulsen discusses the semiotic notion of the index in the age of the digital interface.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
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12 PM
  • Free
  • In-Person
Wednesday, January 31
12 PM
The pioneering feminist visual artist and experimental filmmaker talks about her influential practice.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, January 31
3:10 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1925,
(170 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print / BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

A strike by a group of factory workers and its brutal suppression form the backbone of Eisenstein’s agitprop masterpiece of ferocious montage. With short Glumov’s Diary.
At BAMPFA
Pre-sale to members at the Sponsor level and above Dec. 5–11. Public ticket sales begin Dec. 12.
Special admission: General: $15; BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $12
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, January 31
7 PM
Thomas Harlan,
France, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland,
1975,
(106 mins)
This film created by a German leftist in Portugal documents efforts to return a large private estate to local workers. “One of the purest examples of militant documentary” (Harvard Film Archive).
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–7 PM
Thursday, February 1
11 AM–7 PM
1:15 PM
Thursday, February 1
1:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
4–7 PM
Thursday, February 1
4–7 PM
Get an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections. This month, the spotlight is on abstraction.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
Series Five Tables
4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, February 1
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
7:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, February 1
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1966,
(85 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

Exploring the strange symbiosis between a speechless actress (Liv Ullmann) and her nurse companion (Bibi Andersson), this is “Bergman at his most brilliant” (Time Out).
At BAMPFA
Special admission: BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7
  • Liv Ullmann
    In person
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Friday, February 2
4 PM
Mathilde Damoisel,
France, Switzerland,
2016,
(104 mins)
This recent documentary offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, the essential backstory of our world today.
At BAMPFA
4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, February 2
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
7 PM
Friday, February 2
7 PM

Programmed by Karen Seneferu

Medea Sirkas performs with harpist Destiny Muhammad and violinist Tarika Lewis. This is where classical instruments meet street ballet.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
7 PM
Friday, February 2
7 PM
Hiroshi Teshigahara,
Japan,
1964,
(147 mins)

35mm Print / BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

The sands of time have not worn away the startling beauty of Hiroshi Teshigahara’s adaptation of Kobo Abe’s acclaimed postmodernist novel. “It’s like a dream—the kind from which you awake bolt upright in a cold sweat” (The Guardian).
At BAMPFA
3
11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, February 3
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
3 PM
  • Film
Saturday, February 3
3 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1966,
(85 mins)

Added screening!

Exploring the strange symbiosis between a speechless actress (Liv Ullmann) and her nurse companion (Bibi Andersson), this is “Bergman at his most brilliant” (Time Out).
At BAMPFA
Saturday, February 3
5 PM
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea,
Cuba,
1968,
(97 mins)

New Digital Restoration / Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

The Cuban cinema reached full maturity with this classic study of a bourgeois writer who stays in Cuba after the revolution. “Beautifully understated, sophisticated and cosmopolitan” (New York Times).
At BAMPFA
7:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, February 3
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1968,
(103 mins)
Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow star in “Bergman’s simple, masterly vision of normal war and what it does to survivors. Set a tiny step into the future, the film has the inevitability of a common dream” (Pauline Kael).
At BAMPFA
Special admission: BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7
  • Liv Ullmann
    In Person
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, February 4
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
12:30 PM
  • Film
Sunday, February 4
12:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1968,
(103 mins)

Added screening!

Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow star in “Bergman’s simple, masterly vision of normal war and what it does to survivors. Set a tiny step into the future, the film has the inevitability of a common dream” (Pauline Kael).
At BAMPFA
Sunday, February 4
2 PM
Using cardboard and printed materials, work alongside artist Grace Rosario Perkins to create abstract or representational objects and contribute to a collaborative group sculpture.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Workshops
2 PM
Sunday, February 4
2 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
Sunday, February 4
3 PM
Frederick Wiseman,
United States,
2017,
(197 mins)
Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary provides welcome confirmation of the survival of intelligent life in discouraging times, following the work behind and beyond the books at the New York Public Library.
At BAMPFA
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, February 4
7 PM
Yaël Hersonski,
Israel,
2010,
(90 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

A remarkable examination of what happens when a film on the Warsaw Ghetto, discovered shortly after World War II and thought to be documentary footage, turns out to be an unfinished propaganda film.
At BAMPFA
  • William Guynn
    Introduction
    William Guynn is professor emeritus of art at Sonoma State University.
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Monday, February 5
6:30 PM
An evening with MIT Media Lab cofounder and technology pioneer Nicholas Negroponte.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
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12 PM
Wednesday, February 7
12 PM
A talk by an illustrious composer, vocalist, and sound artist.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, February 7
12:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, February 7
3:10 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1925,
(170 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Eisenstein’s classic can be appreciated for “not only the perfection of its form, but the humanitarianism and enthusiasm that impregnated its revolutionary subject” (Georges Sadoul).
At BAMPFA
Pre-sale to members at the Sponsor level and above Dec. 5–11. Public ticket sales begin Dec. 12.
Special admission: General: $15; BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $12
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
  • Peter Bagrov
    Discussion
    Peter Bagrov is a film historian, curator, and archivist specializing in early Russian and Soviet cinema.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
    Peter Bagrov is a film historian, curator, and archivist specializing in early Russian and Soviet cinema.
7 PM
Wednesday, February 7
7 PM
José Filipe Costa,
Portugal,
2012,
(80 mins)
This 2012 work revisits Thomas Harlan’s 1975 documentary Torre Bela in order to investigate not only the Portuguese revolution, but the very idea of the political documentary.
At BAMPFA
8
4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, February 8
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
7 PM
Thursday, February 8
7 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1968,
(90 mins)
A woman (Liv Ullmann) tells of her life on a remote island with her artist husband (Max von Sydow) in a film that intertwines supernatural mysteries with the no less mysterious torments of creativity.
At BAMPFA
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Friday, February 9
1:30 PM
(210 mins)

JUST ADDED!

A panel of visiting scholars—all experts in the field of early Russian and Soviet cinema—joins Moscow-based scholar and archivist Peter Bagrov for this program of rare shorts and excerpts from the BAMPFA Soviet Cinema Collection.
At BAMPFA
Special admission: General: $15; BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: FREE; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $12
4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, February 9
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
Friday, February 9
6 PM
Bring a garment and use our fabric-marker stash to explore the expressive potential of your style. Get inspired by fashions from Creative Growth Art Center and groove to a DJ set by Chulita Vinyl Club.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, February 9
7 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1925,
(70 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

 

Eisenstein’s classic can be appreciated for “not only the perfection of its form, but the humanitarianism and enthusiasm that impregnated its revolutionary subject” (Georges Sadoul).
At BAMPFA
  • Peter Bagrov
    In Person
    Peter Bagrov is a film historian, curator, and archivist specializing in early Russian and Soviet cinema.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
    Peter Bagrov is a film historian, curator, and archivist specializing in early Russian and Soviet cinema.
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11:30–1 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
  • Free
Saturday, February 10
11:30–1 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Use watercolors and colored pencils to make your own memorial drawings honoring someone important to you.
At BAMPFA
Free for kids 13 & under plus one adult
  • 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
1–2:30 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
  • Free
Saturday, February 10
1–2:30 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Use watercolors and colored pencils to make your own memorial drawings honoring someone important to you.
At BAMPFA
Free for kids 13 & under plus one adult
  • 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, February 10
2 PM
Mathilde Damoisel,
France, Switzerland,
2016,
(104 mins)
This recent documentary offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, the essential backstory of our world today.
At BAMPFA
2:30–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, February 10
2:30–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
Saturday, February 10
3 PM

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

Get into this graphic novel about a girl who finds her inner strength through roller derby, and pick up a free copy to keep reading at home.
At BAMPFA
Free for kids 13 & under plus one adult
  • David Reed
    Reading led by
    David Reed is a librarian at Thousand Oaks Elementary School.
Series Family Events
4:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, February 10
4:30 PM
Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitri Vasiliev,
USSR,
1938,
(111 mins)

Film to Table dinner follows the February 10 screening

Eisenstein’s first completed sound film has a score by Sergei Prokofiev to propel its tale of a thirteenth-century hero confronting foreign invaders.
At BAMPFA
  • Peter Bagrov
    Peter Bagrov is a film historian, curator, and archivist specializing in early Russian and Soviet cinema.
Saturday, February 10
7 PM
Enjoy a four-course chef's dinner following a screening of Eisenstein's first sound film.
At Babette
$75 per person includes wine, tax and tip. Film at 4:30, dinner seating follows screening.
8 PM
Saturday, February 10
8 PM
Ida Lupino,
United States,
1953,
(71 mins)

Archival Print

Two fishing buddies pick up a hitchhiker on their way to Baja, with potentially deadly results, in Lupino’s high-tension thriller. Photographed by the great noir cinematographer Nicholas Musuraca.
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, February 11
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
Sunday, February 11
11:30 AM
Join Jill Satterfield, of Vajra Yoga and the School for Compassionate Action, for a mindfulness and meditation session.
At BAMPFA
Included in admission
Series Workshops
2 PM
Sunday, February 11
2 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
2 PM
Sunday, February 11
2 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1944,
(96 mins)
In sixteenth-century Moscow, the newly crowned Czar Ivan battles both the nobility and the church in an effort to unify Russia. Scored by Sergei Prokofiev, Eisenstein’s painterly film is like a fresco come to life.
At BAMPFA
  • Peter Bagrov
    In Person
    Peter Bagrov is a film historian, curator, and archivist specializing in early Russian and Soviet cinema.
4:30 PM
Sunday, February 11
4:30 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1946/1958,
(96 mins)
The second part of Eisenstein’s unfinished trilogy follows Ivan’s return to the throne and his ruthless opposition to the schemes of the nobility to keep Russia divided among its princes and foreign interests.
At BAMPFA
  • Peter Bagrov
    In Person
    Peter Bagrov is a film historian, curator, and archivist specializing in early Russian and Soviet cinema.
Sunday, February 11
7 PM
Ida Lupino,
United States,
1951,
(76 mins)

Archival Print

Lupino’s taut tennis drama depicts the complexities and limits of female ambition in postwar suburban America and offers an early exposé of corruption in amateur sports.
At BAMPFA
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Monday, February 12
6:30 PM
Artist and filmmaker Emily Jacir delivers this year’s talk in UC Berkeley’s prestigious Regents’ Lectureship program.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
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12 PM
  • Free
  • In-Person
Wednesday, February 14
12 PM
The pioneering media artist and founding partner of Ant Farm pays a visit to BAMPFA.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, February 14
12:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, February 14
3:10 PM
Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg,
USSR,
1929,
(170 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Originally banned for its excess and aestheticism, and inspired by Impressionists like Monet and Degas, this visually magnificent avant-garde extravaganza tracks a shopgirl and a soldier in the 1871 Paris Commune.
At BAMPFA
Pre-sale to members at the Sponsor level and above Dec. 5–11. Public ticket sales begin Dec. 12.
Special admission: General: $15; BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $12
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
  • Peter Bagrov
    Discussion
    Peter Bagrov is a film historian, curator, and archivist specializing in early Russian and Soviet cinema.
6 PM
Wednesday, February 14
6 PM
Heikes talks about art and alchemy and offers an overview of his wide-ranging practice, with an emphasis on the works featured in Jay Heikes / MATRIX 269.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Wednesday, February 14
7 PM
Frederick Wiseman,
United States,
2017,
(197 mins)
Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary provides welcome confirmation of the survival of intelligent life in discouraging times, following the work behind and beyond the books at the New York Public Library.
At BAMPFA
15
4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, February 15
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
7 PM
Thursday, February 15
7 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1972,
A woman dying of cancer (Harriet Andersson) is attended by her sisters (Liv Ullmann and Ingrid Thulin) at a country house. “A laceratingly beautiful attempt to explore the human need not only to draw comfort from the past, but to project love back into its dusty reaches” (Monthly Film Bulletin).
At BAMPFA
16
4 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, February 16
4 PM
Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitri Vasiliev,
USSR,
1938,
(111 mins)

Film to Table dinner follows the February 10 screening

Eisenstein’s first completed sound film has a score by Sergei Prokofiev to propel its tale of a thirteenth-century hero confronting foreign invaders.
At BAMPFA
  • Peter Bagrov
    Peter Bagrov is a film historian, curator, and archivist specializing in early Russian and Soviet cinema.
4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, February 16
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, February 16
7 PM
Ross Lipman,
United States,
2015,
(150 mins)
Lipman’s fascinating kino-essay examines a 1965 collaboration between Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton. “Testifies to an almost inexhaustible fascination with the pleasures and paradoxes of cinema” (New York Times). With the original article: Samuel Beckett’s Film.
At BAMPFA
17
11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, February 17
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
3:30 PM
  • Families
  • Film
Saturday, February 17
3:30 PM
Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou,
France, Italy, Switzerland,
1996,

Recommended for ages 7 & up

Marvel at a world barely visible to our eyes in this astounding documentary on the insect kingdom, filmed with specially designed micro cameras and close-up lenses.
At BAMPFA
6 PM
Saturday, February 17
6 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1978,
(93 mins)

Film to Table dinner follows

A Chopin prelude triggers a long-delayed confrontation between a concert pianist (Ingrid Bergman) and her aggrieved daughter (Liv Ullmann) in this intense and penetrating chamber piece.
At BAMPFA
Saturday, February 17
7:30 PM
Enjoy a four-course chef's dinner following a screening of Bergman's intense and penetrating chamber piece starring Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann.
At Babette
$75 per person includes wine, tax and tip. Film at 6:00; dinner follows screening.
8 PM
Saturday, February 17
8 PM
Ida Lupino,
United States,
1953,
(78 mins)

Archival Print

A salesman commutes between two wives, two classes, and two cities—San Francisco and Los Angeles—in Lupino’s drama of married life and moral tension. Edmond O’Brien, Joan Fontaine, and Lupino star.
At BAMPFA
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1 PM
  • Film
Sunday, February 18
1 PM
Béla Tarr,
Germany, Hungary, Switzerland,
1994,
(450 mins)

35mm Mint Print / BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

Don’t miss a rare chance to witness one of cinema’s “genuine masterpieces” (Cahiers du cinéma) on the big screen. Béla Tarr’s seven-and-a-half-hour opus of melancholia and alcohol is “devastating, enthralling for every minute” (Susan Sontag).
At BAMPFA
Special Admission: $25 general; $15 BAMPFA members, students, seniors, and disabled persons
Sunday, February 18
11 AM to 7 PM
Exchange mail art with the artists of the San Quentin Prison Arts Program at this special all-day Art Lab event.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Workshops
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, February 18
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
2 PM
Sunday, February 18
2 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
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7 PM
Tuesday, February 20
7 PM

Members' event

Members' reception celebrating BAMPFA's winter exhibitions
At BAMPFA
21
12 PM
  • Free
  • In-Person
Wednesday, February 21
12 PM
Insights from an assistant professor of new media history and theory at UC Berkeley.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, February 21
12:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
Wednesday, February 21
3:10 PM
Vsevolod Pudovkin,
USSR,
1927,
(170 mins)

Archival Print

An exploited peasant suffers through the horrors of war and capital before awakening to the possibility of revolution in Vsevolod Pudovkin’s epic made to mark the tenth anniversary of the Russian Revolution. With clips from Esfir Shub’s The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty.
At BAMPFA
Pre-sale to members at the Sponsor level and above Dec. 5–11. Public ticket sales begin Dec. 12.
Special admission: General: $15; BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $12
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
Wednesday, February 21
6 PM
Agony in Effigy curator Philippe Pirotte and UC Berkeley professor Niklaus Largier offer historical and cultural context for the exhibition’s varied and affecting images of pain and suffering.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, February 21
7 PM
Joachim Pinto, Nuno Leonel,
Portugal,
2015,
(103 mins)
The Portuguese filmmakers revisited decades-old footage of fishermen in the Azores for this beautiful essay film. “If Rossellini had ever made it to the Azores, he might have come up with something akin to Fish Tail” (Senses of Cinema).
At BAMPFA
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Thursday, February 22
12 PM
The curator of Agony in Effigy shares his insights into artistic depictions of bodily suffering and violence in this exhibition walk-through. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, February 22
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
Thursday, February 22
7 PM
Tatiana Brandrup,
Germany,
2015,
(104 mins)
This profile of Naum Kleiman, an acclaimed film historian and former director of Moscow’s Cinema Museum and Eisenstein Center, celebrates “a modest, inspiring cultural figure [with a] conviction that cinema can be used to construct a free civil society” (Hollywood Reporter).
At BAMPFA
23
4 PM
Friday, February 23
4 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
France, Sweden,
1986,
(149 mins)

New 4K Digital Restoration

 

A retired actor and his family find themselves on a remote Baltic island when word arrives of nuclear war in Tarkovsky’s elegiac final film.
At BAMPFA
4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, February 23
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
Friday, February 23
6 PM
Tap into your inner diva and learn the basics of voguing in this intro dance class with San Francisco vogue legend Sir JoQ.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, February 23
7 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1925,
(105 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print / BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

A strike by a group of factory workers and its brutal suppression form the backbone of Eisenstein’s agitprop masterpiece of ferocious montage.
At BAMPFA
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
24
11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, February 24
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
6 PM
  • Film
Saturday, February 24
6 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
2003,

Film to Table dinner follows

Bergman’s final film, revisiting Scenes from a Marriage, is “a work of scathing vitality” (New York Film Festival).
At BAMPFA
Saturday, February 24
7 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Join us for a three-part performance event of sound and ritual. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Black Life
Saturday, February 24
8 PM
A blistering sequel to Scenes from a Marriage, Bergman’s final work proves that his grasp of human foibles only sharpened, not mellowed, with age.
At Babette
$75 per person includes wine, tax and tip. Film at 6 PM, dinner follows screening.
8:30 PM
Saturday, February 24
8:30 PM
Nicholas Ray,
United States,
1951,
(82 mins)
On a rural manhunt, brutal urban cop Robert Ryan has his eyes opened by blind Ida Lupino in Nicholas Ray’s eloquent, brooding noir. Bernard Herrmann provides the score.
At BAMPFA
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25
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, February 25
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
2 PM
Sunday, February 25
2 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
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Monday, February 26
6:30 PM
Join us for a conversation between Beka Economopoulos, cofounder of Not an Alternative, and Dan Kammen, professor of energy at UC Berkeley.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
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12 PM
Wednesday, February 28
12 PM
Two artists and longtime collaborators discuss their work.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, February 28
12:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, February 28
3:10 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1928,
(170 mins)

Digital Restoration

Made to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, October fictionally recreates the revolution’s power and fury: so well, in fact, that some of its scenes have been reused in documentaries as the “real thing.”
At BAMPFA
Pre-sale to members at the Sponsor level and above Dec. 5–11. Public ticket sales begin Dec. 12.
Special admission: General: $15; BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $12
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
Wednesday, February 28
7 PM
Emile de Antonio,
United States,
1969,
(101 mins)

Restored 35mm Print

This Academy Award–nominated doc makes the case against US intervention in Vietnam using an incendiary montage style. “An explosive analysis of the American war machine” (Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research).
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–7 PM
Thursday, March 1
11 AM–7 PM
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, March 1
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
1:15 PM
Thursday, March 1
1:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
Thursday, March 1
4-7 PM
Ceramics and prints from the BAMPFA collection offer a taste of tea culture.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
Series Five Tables
7 PM
Thursday, March 1
7 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1957,
(96 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print

Film to Table dinner follows the March 31 screening

A medieval knight challenges Death to a game of chess in Bergman’s iconic work of cinematic philosophy. “A magically powerful film” (Pauline Kael).
At BAMPFA
7 PM
  • Performance
Thursday, March 1
7 PM

Programmed by Karen Seneferu

Daktari Dance Medicine Collective explores the mediums of drum, movement, meditation, and ritual, illuminating the African spirit.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, March 2
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
7 PM
Friday, March 2
7 PM
Joseph Strick,
United States,
1970,
(119 mins)

Restored 35mm Print

Strick’s documentary spotlights five veterans who took part in the US military’s infamous My Lai massacre, the incident that opened the public’s eyes to the atrocities of the Vietnam War. With Frederick Wiseman’s Basic Training and Appalshop’s Whitesburg Epic.
At
  • Harriet Scott Chessman
    Introduction
    Harriet Scott Chessman has published five novels and created the libretto for the operatic piece My Lai, a contemporary operatic piece composed by Jonathan Berger and commissioned by the Kronos Perfor
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, March 3
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
Saturday, March 3
4 PM
Kronos Quartet’s collaboration with composer Jonathan Berger and novelist Harriet Scott Chessman, My Lai revisits the horrors of the massacre and its aftermath. The work’s creators and performers visit BAMPFA for this conversation.
At BAMPFA
Free admission. Tickets available at Will Call beginning at 3 p.m. Gallery admission not included.
5:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, March 3
5:30 PM
Winterfilm Collective ,
United States,
1972,
(108 mins)
This record of testimony about American war crimes “may be the most important account we have of America’s tragic encounter with Vietnam. . . . Remains essential viewing” (Chicago Reader). With Peter Gessner’s short Time of the Locust.
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  • David Harrington
    Introduction
    Violinist David Harrington is the founder and artistic director of the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet.
  • Peter Gessner
    In Person
    Violinist David Harrington is the founder and artistic director of the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet.
Saturday, March 3
8 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1961,

35mm Print

Bergman’s still-provocative portrait of a young woman sinking into insanity while both family and God fail to save her.
At BAMPFA