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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).
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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).
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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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11 AM–9 PM
  • 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,
(58 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
  • In-Person
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).
  • Hossein Khosrowjah
    Introduction
    Hossein Khosrowjah is a senior adjunct professor at California College of the Arts in the Visual Studies Department.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, September 2, 2018
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

2 PM
  • In-Person
  • Performance
Sunday, September 2, 2018
2 PM
Combining performance and oral history, Berkeley-based hippie icon Wavy Gravy shares his unique experience of living a life of creative activism in the Bay Area, always with fun as a ruling factor.
Included with admission
5 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 2, 2018
5 PM
Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty,
United States,
1982,
(86 mins)

Digital Restoration

A blast of nuclear nostalgia with a long half-life, this found-footage documentary is both a deft history of the Cold War and a comic essay on the American knack for turning tragedy and terror into kitsch.
In Conversation
  • Jayne Loader
    Jayne Loader is a writer and director based in Portola Valley, California.
  • Rick Prelinger
    Rick Prelinger is an archivist, writer, filmmaker, and professor at UC Santa Cruz.
7 PM
  • Film
Sunday, September 2, 2018
7 PM
Henri-Georges Clouzot,
France,
1943,
(93 mins)

Digital Restoration
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

With this noir made in occupied France, director Clouzot (Diabolique) turns a thriller about an outbreak of poison-pen letters into a study of group psychology and all-encompassing suspicion.
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3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
3:10 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1953,
(92 mins)

Digital Restoration

Åke Grönberg and Harriet Andersson portray turn-of-the-century circus performers in Bergman’s earliest evocation of the theater of humiliation.
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.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
7 PM
(60 mins)
A program of films by a pioneering French avant-garde filmmaker who aimed “to give more space to sensations and dreams,” including short experimental works and her masterpiece, The Smiling Madame Beudet.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Families
  • Free
Thursday, September 6, 2018
11 AM–7 PM
Thursday, September 6, 2018
12 PM
Sobecki, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for her photographs documenting Europe’s response to the African migration crisis, discusses some of the reasons for migration and the power and limitations of photography as an art form.
Free admission
Thursday, September 6, 2018
12 PM
Lin examines works in Master Traces, Transcultural Visions to highlight the importance of lineage and courtly culture in Tibetan Buddhism.
Included with Free First Thursday
4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, September 6, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

4 PM–7 PM
Thursday, September 6, 2018
4 PM–7 PM
A photographic look at the West—the land and the myths—in works by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Ant Farm, and more.
Free admission
Series Five Tables
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, September 6, 2018
7 PM
Mohsen Makhmalbaf,
France, Iran,
1996,
(78 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

A policeman and the filmmaker who once attacked him reunite to create a film of their encounter in this revelatory metanarrative on cinema, mythmaking, and storytelling. “Delicate, funny, and touching by turns” (Variety).
  • Hossein Khosrowjah
    Introduction
    Hossein Khosrowjah is a senior adjunct professor at California College of the Arts in the Visual Studies Department.
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4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, September 7, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

5 PM
  • Film
Friday, September 7, 2018
5 PM
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Julie Cohen, Betsy West,
United States,
2018,
(98 mins)
Profiling Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “this clear-eyed and admiring documentary . . . emphasize[s] not just Ginsburg’s work on the court but how extraordinarily influential she was before she even got there” (L.A. Times).
Closed captioned
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, September 7, 2018
7 PM
Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty,
United States,
1982,
(86 mins)

Digital Restoration

A blast of nuclear nostalgia with a long half-life, this found-footage documentary is both a deft history of the Cold War and a comic essay on the American knack for turning tragedy and terror into kitsch.
In Conversation
  • Jayne Loader
    Jayne Loader is a writer and director based in Portola Valley, California.
  • Rick Prelinger
    Rick Prelinger is an archivist, writer, filmmaker, and professor at UC Santa Cruz.
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Saturday, September 8, 2018
11:30 AM–1 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

 

Get inspired by Cecilia Vicuña’s work, then work with wood, paint, words, and one another to create art and community.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Gonzalo Hidalgo
    With artist
    Born in Santiago, Chile, and a California resident for thirty-five years, artist Gonzalo Hidalgo explores and teaches traditional arts and rituals and specializes in sustainable practices.
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Saturday, September 8, 2018
1 PM–2:30 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

 

Get inspired by Cecilia Vicuña’s work, then work with wood, paint, words, and one another to create art and community.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Gonzalo Hidalgo
    With artist
    Born in Santiago, Chile, and a California resident for thirty-five years, artist Gonzalo Hidalgo explores and teaches traditional arts and rituals and specializes in sustainable practices.
Series Family Events
2:30 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, September 8, 2018
2:30 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, September 8, 2018
3 PM

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

Start reading this story about a girl, her dog, and her obsessions—and pick up a copy to keep reading at home.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Jackie Overlid
    Reading led by
    Jackie Overlid is a librarian at Cragmont Elementary School in Berkeley.
Series Family Events
5:30 PM
Saturday, September 8, 2018
5:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1979,
(105 mins)

Digital Restoration

Bergman’s follow-up documentary about his beloved Fårö offers a more optimistic portrayal of the islanders, as well as fascinating glimpses of community rituals and age-old traditions.
8 PM
  • Film
Saturday, September 8, 2018
8 PM
Henri-Georges Clouzot,
France,
1943,
(93 mins)

Digital Restoration
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

With this noir made in occupied France, director Clouzot (Diabolique) turns a thriller about an outbreak of poison-pen letters into a study of group psychology and all-encompassing suspicion.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, September 9, 2018
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

4 PM
  • Families
  • Film
  • Free
Sunday, September 9, 2018
4 PM
Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins,
United States,
1961,
(155 mins)

Digital Restoration

Free on the outdoor screen!

 

Sharks and Jets sing, dance, and rumble their way through the streets and back alleys of late-fifties NYC in a dizzying rush of youth that knows no bounds.
Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
5 PM
  • Film
Sunday, September 9, 2018
5 PM
Henri-Georges Clouzot,
France,
1943,
(93 mins)

Digital Restoration
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

With this noir made in occupied France, director Clouzot (Diabolique) turns a thriller about an outbreak of poison-pen letters into a study of group psychology and all-encompassing suspicion.
7 PM
Sunday, September 9, 2018
7 PM
Mohsen Makhmalbaf,
Iran, Turkey,
1990,
(75 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

A love triangle gone awry (maybe) is at the heart of one of Makhmalbaf’s most sensual works, filmed as a triptych in which each section reframes who is victim or victimizer.
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6:30 PM
Monday, September 10, 2018
6:30 PM

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media

An evening with the acclaimed cultural critic and author of Bad Feminist, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, and many other fierce and funny works.
Admission free; seat reservations required. SOLD OUT.
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3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
3:10 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1955,
(108 mins)

Digital Restoration

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).
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.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
7 PM
(70 mins)
Sears’s experimental animations, collaged from materials ranging from first aid handbooks and high school yearbooks to military newsreels and exercise tapes, are “witty, savvy, ironic, poetic, exhilarating, even cosmic” (Craig Baldwin).
In Conversation
  • Kelly Sears
  • Rick Prelinger
    Rick Prelinger is an archivist, writer, filmmaker, and professor at UC Santa Cruz.
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
12 PM
Ramirez, born and trained in Venezuela and now a dancer with Diablo Ballet, discusses her personal journey and professional career.
Free admission
4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, September 13, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, September 13, 2018
7 PM
Frederick Wiseman,
France, United States,
2009,
(158 mins)
Wiseman “haunts the stairways, rehearsal rooms, and watery subterranean corridors of the Palais Garnier. . . . It’s a joyous experience to see an institution in full flower” (New Yorker).
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6–8 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • In-Person
Friday, September 14, 2018
6–8 PM
Make one large-scale collaborative collage with art collective Desi while grooving to the sounds of DJ Microtone.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, September 14, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

5 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, September 14, 2018
5 PM
Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty,
United States,
1982,
(86 mins)

Digital Restoration

A blast of nuclear nostalgia with a long half-life, this found-footage documentary is both a deft history of the Cold War and a comic essay on the American knack for turning tragedy and terror into kitsch.
In Conversation
  • Jayne Loader
    Jayne Loader is a writer and director based in Portola Valley, California.
  • Rick Prelinger
    Rick Prelinger is an archivist, writer, filmmaker, and professor at UC Santa Cruz.
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, September 14, 2018
7 PM
Luchino Visconti,
Italy,
1952,
(114 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

Visconti is in an unusually comic mode for this satire on urban life and movieland ambition. The incomparable Anna Magnani plays a mother trying to launch her young daughter in show business.
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, September 15, 2018
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

5:30 PM
Saturday, September 15, 2018
5:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1960,
(86 mins)

Digital Restoration
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

Looking for trouble, the devil’s minions are sent to the home of a naïve parson whose daughter is about to be married in Bergman’s bizarre fantasy, which underlines that “marriage is hell’s pièce de résistance.”
7:30 PM
  • Film
Saturday, September 15, 2018
7:30 PM
Mohsen Makhmalbaf,
France, Iran, Tajikistan,
1998,
(77 mins)
Tajikistan provides the setting of Makhmalbaf’s lyrical, visually inventive fable about a young blind boy. “Not since Paradjanov has a director so beautifully fragmented his storytelling imagery” (Film Comment).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, September 16, 2018
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

5 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 16, 2018
5 PM
Mohsen Makhmalbaf,
Iran,
1995,
(70 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

Makhmalbaf blurs the line between fiction and reality by turning a casting call into cinema, and his prospective actors into subjects, in this tribute to (and wry jab at) the power of film. “Witty and slyly relevant” (Variety).
  • Hossein Khosrowjah
    Introduction
    Hossein Khosrowjah is a senior adjunct professor at California College of the Arts in the Visual Studies Department.
7 PM
  • Film
Sunday, September 16, 2018
7 PM
Luchino Visconti,
Italy,
1943,
(140 mins)

Digital Restoration
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

With a deft mixture of authenticity, narrative suspense, and ambiguous passions, Visconti transposes James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice to a Po Valley trattoria.
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Monday, September 17, 2018
6:30 PM

Presented with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Campbell is cofounder of Creative Aging International, which develops innovative strategies for adapting individuals and systems to aging. He is currently developing collaboration between artists and scientists exploring impacts of demographic change while working to articulate the transitions of contemporary aging.
Free admission
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
12:15 PM
Explore the works on view in Old Masters in a New Light with tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
3:10 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1957,
(96 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print

A medieval knight challenges Death to a game of chess in Bergman’s iconic work of cinematic philosophy. “A magically powerful film” (Pauline Kael).
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.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
7 PM
Andy Warhol,
United States,
1963/65,
(85 mins)
Revisit Warhol’s famous Factory with this portrait of young heiress Edie Sedgwick, who “was, quite simply, a dazzling film presence” (New York Times). Preceded by a selection of Warhol’s screen tests.
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
12 PM
Rael, a UC Berkeley professor of architecture and art practice and author of Borderwall as Architecture, offers counterpropositions to the militarization of the border between the US and Mexico.
Free admission
4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, September 20, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, September 20, 2018
6 PM
The MATRIX artist discusses her work with the exhibition curator, illuminating the important role of ambiguity in Quarles’s representation of race and sexual identity.
Included with admission
7 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2018
7 PM
Mohsen Makhmalbaf,
Federal Republic of Germany, France, Georgia, United Kingdom,
2014,
(119 mins)
A dictator and his young grandson become fugitives in their own country in Makhmalbaf’s modern fable of power and uprising, inspired by the Arab Spring. “A formidable political parable, with echoes of Twain and Beckett” (The Guardian).
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Friday, September 21, 2018
3:30 PM
Frederick Wiseman,
France, United States,
2009,
(158 mins)
Wiseman “haunts the stairways, rehearsal rooms, and watery subterranean corridors of the Palais Garnier. . . . It’s a joyous experience to see an institution in full flower” (New Yorker).
4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, September 21, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

6 PM
Friday, September 21, 2018
6 PM

Programmed by Maw Shein Win

Readings from local poets Barbara Jane Reyes, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Maw Shein Win, and Vanessa Hua.
Included with admission
Series Readings
7 PM
Friday, September 21, 2018
7 PM
Luchino Visconti,
Italy,
1948,
(160 mins)

Digital Restoration

Following the struggles of impoverished Sicilian fisherfolk, Visconti “makes compositions of the most down-to-earth reality as if they were scenes from an opera or a classical tragedy” (André Bazin).
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, September 22, 2018
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, September 22, 2018
12 PM

Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Join in a creative response to civilian shootings by making clay sculptures of objects that police officers have mistaken for guns.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
Saturday, September 22, 2018
2 PM
Frederick Wiseman,
United States,
2017,
(197 mins)
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.
6 PM
  • Film
Saturday, September 22, 2018
6 PM
Samira Makhmalbaf,
Iran,
1998,
(85 mins)

Imported 35mm Print
Film to Table dinner follows

Samira Makhmalbaf’s directorial debut (at age seventeen) blends a fictionalized plot over a shocking real-life tale of two sisters imprisoned by their parents. “Experimental docudrama, open-ended essay, [and] a remarkable movie” (J. Hoberman).
7:30 PM
Saturday, September 22, 2018
7:30 PM

Four-course dinner with wine pairing

Join fellow cinephiles at our table for dinner and discussion following Samira Makhmalbaf's 1998 directorial debut, which J. Hoberman called “experimental docudrama, open-ended essay, [and] a remarkable movie.”
At Babette
$75 per person. Film and dinner tickets must be purchased separately. Call Babette at (510) 684-3046 with questions.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
8 PM
Victor Sjöström,
Sweden,
1921,
(106 mins)
An alcoholic’s life is changed through love and an encounter with the Grim Reaper in this film of uncanny beauty and inventiveness, which Ingmar Bergman called “the keystone of my cinematographic world.”
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, September 23, 2018
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Sunday, September 23, 2018
2 PM
Explore the works on view in Old Masters in a New Light with tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
4:30 PM
  • Film
Sunday, September 23, 2018
4:30 PM
Lucrecia Martel,
Argentina,
2017,
(115 mins)
The latest feature from acclaimed director Martel is a glimpse into the colonial abyss, adapted from a famed Argentine novel about a Spanish officer in a remote proto-Paraguayan outpost. “Perplexing and thrilling in equal measure” (Variety).
7 PM
Sunday, September 23, 2018
7 PM
Luchino Visconti,
France, Italy,
1957,
(101 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

Marcello Mastroianni stars in a romantic, sublimely artificial adaptation of the Dostoyevsky story about people drifting along crossing, doubling paths.
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Monday, September 24, 2018
6:30 PM

Presented by Berkeley Arts + Design, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and California Institute for Energy and Environment.

At the close of the Global Climate Summit, join UC Berkeley faculty, artists, and others to reflect on the climate challenges facing our world, and to discuss possible solutions.
Free admission
7 PM
  • Performance
Monday, September 24, 2018
7 PM

Programmed by Marit Brook-Kothlow and Amy Rathbone

Fauxnique (Monique Jenkinson) performs Drag Movement Study #3, an indulgent investigation of glamour as process.
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12:15 PM
Explore the works on view in Old Masters in a New Light with tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
3:10 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).
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.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7 PM
(85 mins)
Seemingly poles apart, Brakhage and Méliès were both independent spirits, explorers of the mythic and the everyday. This program features the rarely screened The Loom and other works by Brakhage as well as Méliès’s The Kingdom of the Fairies.
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
12 PM
Tijuana-based scholar and author Alarcon discusses his research on deported immigrants and their families.
Free admission
4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, September 27, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, September 27, 2018
7 PM
(110 mins)
In this lecture illustrated with clips from his films, Wiseman talks about the intellectual, aesthetic, and practical decisions involved in making a documentary. Don’t miss this chance to hear a great filmmaker speak in depth about his work.
Special admission: General, $18; BAMPFA members, $14; UC Berkeley students, $10; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non–UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under, $15.
  • Michael Fox
    In Conversation
    Michael Fox is a Bay Area–based film critic and journalist who regularly teaches a course on documentary film.
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3:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, September 28, 2018
3:30 PM
Frederick Wiseman,
United States,
1969,
(75 mins)
Wiseman’s documentary on a large urban high school in Philadelphia got to the core of American conformity and conditioning; seen as an antiestablishment indictment in the Vietnam War era, it has only gained resonance with age.
  • Frederick Wiseman
    In Person
4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, September 28, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, September 28, 2018
7 PM
Michelangelo Antonioni,
United Kingdom,
1966,
(110 mins)

Digital Restoration

“Simply put, the key movie of the 1960s. Set in a vividly mod Swinging London, Antonioni’s first English-language film [is] a cryptic murder mystery . . . a landmark of the decade’s observational outrage and Pop disposability” (Time Out).
  • Mark Morris
    Introduction
    Mark Morris is a celebrated choreographer. His Pepperland: Sgt. Pepper at 50 is presented by Cal Performances September 28–30.
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  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, September 29, 2018

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, September 29, 2018
1:30 PM
Art historian Lusheck delves into intriguing issues of artistic style and connoisseurship, showing why attribution and an appreciation of the “hand of the artist” truly mattered in the European Renaissance.
Included with admission
3:30 PM
Saturday, September 29, 2018
3:30 PM
Richard Lester,
United Kingdom,
1964,
(85 mins)

Digital Restoration

 

Following the adventures of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, A Hard Day’s Night perfectly captures the spirit of the times—and, of course, the music is fantastic.
6 PM
  • In-Person
  • Performance
Saturday, September 29, 2018
6 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Brooks performs Tasha, a compelling examination of the intersection of race, gender, mental health, and policing through the story of one woman who was killed in jail.
Included with admission
Series Black Life
Saturday, September 29, 2018
6 PM
Marziyeh Meshkini,
Iran,
2000,
(78 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

Meshkini’s intense, allegorical, defiantly feminist triptych covering the challenges of being a woman in Iran is part documentary realism, part Dali-esque fantasy, and altogether “an astonishing directorial debut” (New York Times).
8 PM
  • Film
Saturday, September 29, 2018
8 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1969,
(72 mins)
One of Bergman’s most stylized and political films, this Kafkaesque chamber drama tracks three actors accused of taking part in a pornographic performance. A bold, blistering comment on artistic censorship.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, September 30, 2018
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Sunday, September 30, 2018
2 PM
Explore the works on view in Old Masters in a New Light with tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
2 PM
Sunday, September 30, 2018
2 PM
Frederick Wiseman,
United States,
1999,
(248 mins)
A beautiful portrait of ordinary life in a New England port town, Belfast, Maine is “an immensely rich and immeasurably valuable microcosm of American life at the end of the twentieth century [and] a microcosm of Wiseman’s art” (The Nation). 
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 30, 2018
7 PM
Mel Brooks,
United States,
1968,
(88 mins)

Digital Restoration

In Brooks’s first film (which won the Oscar for best screenplay), a has-been Broadway producer (Zero Mostel) hopes to bilk his investors by producing a surefire failure: Springtime for Hitler, the musical. With Gene Wilder and Dick Shawn.
  • Mark Morris
    Introduction
    Mark Morris is a celebrated choreographer. His Pepperland: Sgt. Pepper at 50 is presented by Cal Performances September 28–30. 
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Monday, October 1, 2018
6:30 PM

Presented by the Department of Art Practice and the African American Studies Department.

The artist discusses his work using systems, numerals, language, and representation, rethinking notions of subjectivity and how they are manifested in works of art.
Free admission
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
12 PM
Scholar and collector Templeton and art historian Harpster offer their informative perspectives on works in Old Masters in a New Light.
Included with admission
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
3:10 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1960,
(89 mins)
A stark medieval allegory of faith, sexual violence, and revenge. “Sven Nykvist's luminous black-and-white photography conspire[s] with the austerity of Bergman's imagery to create an extraordinary metaphysical charge” (Time Out).
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.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
7 PM
Steven Arnold,
United States,
1971,
(75 mins)

Restored 16mm Print

The legendary, gender-obliterating funfest unleashed by the cantankerous cross-dressing Cockettes shines on in this immaculate restored print.
  • Steve Seid
    Introduction
    Steve Seid was a curator at BAMPFA for twenty-five years and spearheaded the effort to preserve Luminous Procuress.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Families
  • Free
Thursday, October 4, 2018
11 AM–7 PM
Thursday, October 4, 2018
12 PM
The lead consultant for the Pixar animated feature Coco talks about how her work as a cultural translator of Mexican heritage impacted every aspect of the film.
Free admission
Thursday, October 4, 2018
1:15 PM
Explore the works on view in Old Masters in a New Light with tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, October 4, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

4 PM–7 PM
Thursday, October 4, 2018
4 PM–7 PM
Behold the expressive body across cultures: images of dancers, actors, and entertainers from Japan, France, India, and elsewhere.
Free admission
Series Five Tables
Thursday, October 4, 2018
7 PM
Luchino Visconti,
France, Italy,
1960,
(177 mins)

Digital Restoration

The lives of a southern Italian family who move to Milan mirror the transformation of postwar Italian society. Starring Alain Delon, the film has “the emotional sweep of a Verdi opera and the narrative density of a nineteenth-century novel” (New York Times).
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4 PM
  • Film
Friday, October 5, 2018
4 PM
RBG
Julie Cohen, Betsy West,
United States,
2018,
(98 mins)
Profiling Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “this clear-eyed and admiring documentary . . . emphasize[s] not just Ginsburg’s work on the court but how extraordinarily influential she was before she even got there” (L.A. Times).
Closed captioned
4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, October 5, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, October 5, 2018
6 PM

Programmed by MK Chavez

Pushcart Prize nominee Armajani and PEN Center award nominee Banias read from their work.
Included with admission
Series Readings
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, October 5, 2018
7 PM
Wu Yonggang,
China,
1934,
(85 mins)

Digital Restoration

Ruan Lingyu delivers one of her most luminous performances as a mother forced into prostitution in this classic of the Golden Age of Shanghai cinema, a film that could make even jaded denizens of pre-Code Hollywood blush.
  • Paul Fonoroff
    In Conversation
    Paul Fonoroff is an expert on Chinese cinema and author of the new book Chinese Movie Magazines 1921–1951.
  • Peter Zhou
    In Conversation
    Peter Zhou is director of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and assistant university librarian at UC Berkeley.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, October 6, 2018
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

3:30 PM
  • Families
  • Film
Saturday, October 6, 2018
3:30 PM
Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats,
France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland,
2001,
(85 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
Recommended for ages 7 & up

 

Accompanying flocks of migratory birds, this documentary “provides such an intense vicarious experience of being a flapping airborne creature . . . that you leave the theater feeling like an honorary member of another species” (New York Times).
5:30 PM
Saturday, October 6, 2018
5:30 PM
Samira Makhmalbaf,
Iran,
2000,
(88 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

The starkly desolate mountains of Kurdish Iran serve as backdrop for Samira Makhmalbaf’s hybrid realist fantasia, which follows a group of blackboard-toting itinerant teachers searching for students. “Almost like an art installation in the desert” (The Guardian).
7:30 PM
  • Film
Saturday, October 6, 2018
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden, United States,
1971,
(115 mins)

Digital Restoration

Bergman’s first film in English stars Bibi Andersson as a seemingly happy Swedish housewife embroiled in an affair with a visiting American intellectual hothead (Elliott Gould). Once ignored, the film has been reappraised as “a major entry in the director’s canon” (Geoff Andrews).