August 2018

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Sunday, July 29, 2018
5 PM
Jacques Becker,
France,
1951,
(88 mins)
A pianist and his wife quarrel as they prepare for an upcoming recital in Becker’s airy, Lubitsch-like portrait of love and life in a slowly modernizing urban France, which was praised by—and inspired—Godard and Truffaut.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
7 PM
Alain Tanner,
Switzerland,
1974,
(115 mins)
John Berger cowrote the probing, teasingly ambiguous script for this film about the love affair between a Swiss engineer and an Italian immigrant waitress, turning a femme-fatale tragedy into a tale of the growth of a woman’s consciousness.
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12:15 PM
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
7 PM
(79 mins)

Imported Prints
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

An evening of short documentary and narrative works by the Italian master, including The People of the Po, Lies of Love, Superstition, The Villa of Monsters, Suicide Attempt (from the omnibus film Love in the City), and more.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Families
  • Free
Thursday, August 2, 2018
11 AM–7 PM
1:15 PM
Thursday, August 2, 2018
1:15 PM
Explore the works on view in Way Bay 2 with tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
Thursday, August 2, 2018
4 PM–7 PM
Snakes and elephants and dragons, oh my! Come see works by Baua Devi, Joel Sternfeld, Zhou Xun, Giuseppe Scolari, Paul Ranson, and others.
Free admission
Series Five Tables
4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, August 2, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, August 2, 2018
7 PM
Jacques Becker,
France,
1958,
(108 mins)
The famed (and infamously wild) Italian artist Modigliani’s last days in Paris are reconstructed in Becker’s untamed biopic, a loving tribute to the city’s bohemian life.
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4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, August 3, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, August 3, 2018
7 PM
Alain Tanner,
Switzerland,
1976,
(116 mins)
Tanner’s most celebrated work (coauthored by John Berger) tracks a ragtag group of Swiss dropouts and dreamers and the little refuge they create for themselves. “Seeing it today . . . its undefeated sanity is bracing” (Vogue).
7:30 PM
  • Film
Friday, August 3, 2018
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1950,
(98 mins)
The redemptive power of music is Bergman’s central theme in this portrayal of an ambitious, mercurial violinist (Stig Olin), featuring the great Victor Sjöström as an orchestra conductor.
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, August 4, 2018
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, August 4, 2018
12 PM

Programmed by Denise Kan

Join local designer and educator Tim Belonax to create Risograph-printed postcards in response to Way Bay 2.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
6 PM
Saturday, August 4, 2018
6 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
USSR,
1962,
(95 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print

Lyrical and brutal by turns, Tarkovsky’s first feature tells of a child’s experiences during World War II. “Tarkovsky would go on to make grander, weightier, more iconic films, but it’s tough to argue he ever made a better one” (Time Out).
Saturday, August 4, 2018
8 PM
Jacques Becker,
France,
1949,
(106 mins)
A group of students, hepcats, and others spill through the streets of the Left Bank in search of love, life, and jazz in Becker’s spirited portrait of France’s emerging postwar generation, poised between existential despair and liberating action.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, August 5, 2018
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

2 PM
Sunday, August 5, 2018
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
3 PM
  • Film
Sunday, August 5, 2018
3 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1950,
(98 mins)
The redemptive power of music is Bergman’s central theme in this portrayal of an ambitious, mercurial violinist (Stig Olin), featuring the great Victor Sjöström as an orchestra conductor.
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
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Sunday, August 5, 2018
5 PM
Alain Tanner,
Switzerland,
1969,
(94 mins)
An aging conformist drops out of conventional life and joins a youthful anarchist community in Tanner’s first feature, “the most intelligent film inspired by the spirit of May ’68” (Nouvel observateur).
7 PM
  • Film
Sunday, August 5, 2018
7 PM
Aki Kaurismäki,
Finland, France, Germany,
2011,
(93 mins)
Kaurismäki depicts the intersecting (mis)fortunes of a refugee from Gabon and a shoeshine man in the French port of the title. “A love letter to France, in particular to a half-imaginary, half-vanished realm of proletarian Frenchness” (New York Times).
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12:15 PM
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
7 PM
Michelangelo Antonioni,
France, Italy, Spain, United States,
1975,
Decades later, Antonioni’s 1975 film “still packs a wallop. . . . This moody Jack Nicholson political thriller remains a great, bizarre film, full of beauty, mystery, and riddles with no answers” (Chicago Tribune).
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4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, August 9, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
Thursday, August 9, 2018
7 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
USSR,
1966,
(186 mins)
Tarkovsky’s epic, otherworldly portrait of the fifteenth-century Russian icon painter is “a superproduction gone ideologically berserk” (Village Voice). “The best arthouse film of all time” (The Guardian).
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4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, August 10, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, August 10, 2018
7 PM
Jacques Becker,
France, Italy,
1953,
(93 mins)
French legend Jean Gabin is a Montmartre gangster looking to hide—and later find—his loot, with Jeanne Moreau as his tough-as-nails lover. A masterpiece of hard-boiled film noir, French style.
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7:30 PM
Friday, August 10, 2018
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1954,
(96 mins)
A philandering gynecologist (Gunnar Björnstrand) preens while his wife and daughter (Eva Dahlbeck and Harriet Andersson) carry the day in this comedy “notable among Bergman’s work for its freedom and spontaneity of invention, its emotional richness, warmth and generosity” (Robin Wood).
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
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Saturday, August 11, 2018
5 PM
(132 mins)

Imported Prints

This evening’s program of shorts ranges from the island setting of L’avventura to India and Sicily. Plus Enrica Antonioni’s portrait of her husband’s passion for cinema, To Make a Film Is to Be Alive.
8 PM
  • Film
Saturday, August 11, 2018
8 PM
Alain Tanner,
Switzerland,
1979,
(130 mins)
Two fierce young women hit Switzerland’s not-so-open roads in Tanner’s claustrophobic road movie, a deeply pessimistic vision of social restriction that’s more proto–riot grrrl than pre–Thelma and Louise.
11:00 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, August 11, 2018
11:00 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, August 12, 2018
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

3 PM
Sunday, August 12, 2018
3 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1954,
(96 mins)
A philandering gynecologist (Gunnar Björnstrand) preens while his wife and daughter (Eva Dahlbeck and Harriet Andersson) carry the day in this comedy “notable among Bergman’s work for its freedom and spontaneity of invention, its emotional richness, warmth and generosity” (Robin Wood).
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
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Sunday, August 12, 2018
4 PM
Michelangelo Antonioni,
Italy,
1980,
(124 mins)

Imported Print

Adapted from a drama by Jean Cocteau, the story of a queen (Monica Vitti), her king, a poet, and treachery and murder in an unidentified kingdom. “A work of dazzling ambition and achievement” (Time).
4 PM
  • Families
  • Film
  • Free
Sunday, August 12, 2018
4 PM
Amanda Lipitz,
United States,
2017,
(84 mins)

Free on the outdoor screen!

This entertaining and heartwarming documentary follows three members of Baltimore’s Lethal Ladies step team as they find motivation and empowerment in stepping—a dance style that combines gymnastics, tap, and hip-hop.
At Outdoor Screen
Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
7 PM
  • Film
Sunday, August 12, 2018
7 PM
Jacques Becker,
France,
1960,
(131 mins)
A group of convicts attempts an escape in Becker’s last film, one of the great prison-break movies and, for Jean-Pierre Melville, “the greatest French film of all time.”
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12:15 PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
7 PM
Alain Tanner,
France, Switzerland,
1981,
(110 mins)
Tanner’s first English-language work follows a young drifter (Mick Ford) and a crotchety recluse (Trevor Howard) as they make their way through a mystical, windswept Ireland. “A film that seems to pulsate with love and care for life” (Bruno Jaeggi).
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
12 PM
Barbara Stauffacher Solomon talks about her new Art Wall with former BAMPFA director Jacquelynn Baas, who curated the project.
Included with admission
4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, August 16, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
  • Film
Thursday, August 16, 2018
7 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
USSR,
1972,
(167 mins)
In Tarkovsky’s influential 1972 masterwork, based on a famous novel by Stanislaw Lem, “the alien world is one immense ocean, the ocean is a brain, and the brain may be our own” (Village Voice).
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Friday, August 17, 2018
4 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 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, August 17, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

6 PM
  • In-Person
  • Performance
Friday, August 17, 2018
6 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Join us for a performance by renowned Oakland dancer, musician, and author Brontez Purnell.
Included with admission
Series Black Life
Friday, August 17, 2018
7 PM
Bertrand Tavernier,
France,
2017,
(195 mins)

East Bay Premiere

A great director takes viewers on an idiosyncratic tour of French film in this delightful documentary, which offers an entire lifetime of cinema knowledge and passion within its running time. “Exhilarating and inspiring” (New York Times).
7:30 PM
Friday, August 17, 2018
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1964,
(80 mins)
Set in the classical music world, Bergman’s first film in color is a satire about pompous men and the women (Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, and Eva Dahlbeck) who stroke men’s vanity while getting just what they want from them.
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, August 18, 2018
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, August 18, 2018
6 PM
Jacques Becker,
France, Italy,
1953,
(93 mins)
French legend Jean Gabin is a Montmartre gangster looking to hide—and later find—his loot, with Jeanne Moreau as his tough-as-nails lover. A masterpiece of hard-boiled film noir, French style.
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8 PM
  • Film
Saturday, August 18, 2018
8 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
USSR,
1974,
(106 mins)
Tarkovsky’s most autobiographical work, a collection of memories of a young boy coming of age, invented “a new language, true to the nature of film . . . life as a dream” (Ingmar Bergman).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, August 19, 2018
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

3 PM
Sunday, August 19, 2018
3 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1964,
(80 mins)
Set in the classical music world, Bergman’s first film in color is a satire about pompous men and the women (Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, and Eva Dahlbeck) who stroke men’s vanity while getting just what they want from them.
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
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4:30 PM
Sunday, August 19, 2018
4:30 PM
Alain Tanner,
Portugal, Switzerland,
1983,
(108 mins)
One of the key works of eighties European cinema, and one of the great city films, Tanner’s poem/film in praise of solitude and the flâneur tracks a disaffected sailor (Bruno Ganz) wandering the streets of Lisbon.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
7 PM
Michelangelo Antonioni,
France, Italy,
1982,
(128 mins)

Imported Print

In 1982, Antonioni returned to the themes of his great 1960s films—alienation and ennui among the well-to-do—for this enigmatic, erotic work. “A brilliant, glittering piece of filmmaking . . . stunningly beautiful” (Sight & Sound).
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12:15 PM
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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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4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, August 23, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
  • Film
Thursday, August 23, 2018
7 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
USSR,
1979,
(163 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

A writer, a scientist, and their “stalker” guide venture into a mysterious wasteland known as the Zone. “A dense, complex, often contradictory, and endlessly pliable allegory about human consciousness” (Slant).
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4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, August 24, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

6:30 PM
  • Film
Friday, August 24, 2018
6:30 PM
Jacques Becker,
France,
1960,
(131 mins)
A group of convicts attempts an escape in Becker’s last film, one of the great prison-break movies and, for Jean-Pierre Melville, “the greatest French film of all time.”
8:45 PM
Friday, August 24, 2018
8:45 PM
Michelangelo Antonioni, Wim Wenders,
France, Germany, Italy,
1995,
(104 mins)

Imported Print

This late work is a resolutely idiosyncratic treatise on that most old-fashioned of themes: beauty. With John Malkovich, Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Irène Jacob, Peter Weller, and Jean Reno. “One of the major films of the decade” (Film Comment).
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  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, August 25, 2018
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

3:30 PM
  • Families
  • Film
Saturday, August 25, 2018
3:30 PM
Nora Twomey,
Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg,
2017,
(94 mins)

Recommended for ages 11 & up

This beautifully animated feature-length drama is set in Afghanistan, circa 2001, where an eleven-year-old girl is forced to pretend she is a boy after her father is wrongfully imprisoned by the Taliban.
5:30 PM
  • Film
Saturday, August 25, 2018
5:30 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.
7:45 PM
Saturday, August 25, 2018
7:45 PM
Join fellow cinephiles at our table for dinner and discussion following this 1961 film by Antonioni, in which novelist Marcello Mastroianni and his wife Jeanne Moreau play out a drama of marital disillusionment.
At Babette
$75 per person. Film and dinner tickets must be purchased separately. Call Babette at (510) 684-3046 with questions.
8 PM
  • Film
Saturday, August 25, 2018
8 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
USSR,
1983,
(125 mins)
Tarkovsky’s breathtaking journey through the ruined but magical spaces of Tuscany follows a Russian man who feels the longing for home, closure, and the absolute that the film’s title describes. “Not so much a movie as a place to inhabit for two hours” (J. Hoberman).
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  • Activity
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Sunday, August 26, 2018
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Sunday, August 26, 2018
12 PM

Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Make back patches and a communal banner in this workshop with artists Amanda Walters and Paulina Berczynski. Discover how undomesticated cloth can be!
Included with admission
Series Workshops
2 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2018
2 PM
Michelangelo Antonioni,
China, Italy,
1972,
(217 mins)

Imported Print

A meditation on China in the throes of the Cultural Revolution. “The rarest of rare, this epic documentary is as legendary as it is unseen” (Cinematheque Ontario).
6:30 PM
  • Film
Sunday, August 26, 2018
6:30 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
USSR,
1979,
(163 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

A writer, a scientist, and their “stalker” guide venture into a mysterious wasteland known as the Zone. “A dense, complex, often contradictory, and endlessly pliable allegory about human consciousness” (Slant).
7 PM
  • Performance
Sunday, August 26, 2018
7 PM

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

Maggi Payne and Laetitia Sonami—two of the Bay Area’s finest composers and intrepid musical pioneers—team up for an evening of solo and collaborative performances, electroacoustic music, sound art, and explorations of resonance and acoustics.
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
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12:15 PM
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
3:10 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1951,
(96 mins)

Digital Restoration

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.
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.
  • Linda H. Rugg
    Lecture
    A professor in the Department of Scandinavian at UC Berkeley, Linda H. Rugg has written extensively on Ingmar Bergman.
7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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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Thursday, August 30, 2018
12 PM
The organizer of this lecture series discusses the connections among creative works, the experiences of migration, and the possibilities of personal and social transformation.
Free admission
Thursday, August 30, 2018
4 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 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, August 30, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
Thursday, August 30, 2018
7 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
France, Sweden,
1986,
(149 mins)
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, shot in Sweden by the great Sven Nykvist.
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4 PM
Friday, August 31, 2018
4 PM
Jean Renoir, Jacques Becker, Jacques Brunius, Henri Cartier-Bresson, André Swoboda, Pierre Unik, Maurice Lime, Jean-Paul Le Chanois,
France,
1936,
(66 mins)
The first militant left-wing film made in France, this lyrical cine-essay is a collective effort by some of the finest writers, directors, and cinematographers working in France in the thirties.
4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, August 31, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
  • Film
Friday, August 31, 2018
7 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).
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  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, September 1, 2018
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

6 PM
Saturday, September 1, 2018
6 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1970,
(88 mins)

Digital Restoration

Bergman’s first foray into nonfiction filmmaking is a portrait of the remote Baltic island of Fårö, which had become his refuge and the location for a number of his films.
8 PM
  • Film
Saturday, September 1, 2018
8 PM
Mohsen Makhmalbaf,
France, Iran,
1996,
(75 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

The characters of a colorful Persian carpet come alive in Makhmalbaf’s richly colored tribute to the beauty of Iranian gabbeh (carpet) weaving. “Exultantly lyrical” (Variety).