February 2019

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
2 PM
(63 mins)
A local art cinema pioneer in the 1940s, Stauffacher made films celebrating the Bay Area’s history, landscape, and urban sites. We present his three short works, plus James Broughton’s Mother’s Day, with cinematography by Stauffacher.
  • Barbara Stauffacher Solomon
    In Person
    Artist and graphic designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s Art Wall installation is currently on view at BAMPFA.
4 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, January 27, 2019
4 PM
Mia Hansen-Løve,
France,
2011,
(110 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

A young woman moves beyond a teenage love affair in Hansen-Løve’s semiautobiographical film, both a nuanced portrayal of evolving relationships and a study of the creative power generated through love.
  • Mia Hansen-Løve
    In Person
7 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2019
7 PM
Masahiro Shinoda,
Japan,
1969,
(100 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Shinoda’s “remix” of a classic Japanese bunraku puppet play finds live actors, puppets, and their handlers all part of the action, heightened by a Brechtian divide between “story” and “telling” and a jarring score by Toru Takemitsu.
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Monday, January 28, 2019
6:30 PM

Presented by Berkeley Arts + Design

Local writer Frock joins the cultural affairs officers of the cities of Berkeley and Oakland for an imaginative conversation about the possibilities for culturally enriched civic spaces in urban communities.
Free admission
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
12 PM-1 PM
Peruse a series of the artist's notebooks, which offer insight into his singular approach, in the Works on Paper Study Center.
12:15 PM
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
12:15 PM
Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
3:10 PM
Mia Hansen-Løve,
France,
2016,
(102 mins)
Philosophy professor Isabelle Huppert competently juggles career and family—until an unexpected series of events forces her to rethink her entire life—in Hansen-Løve’s festival favorite. “Huppert is extraordinary” (Time).
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.
In Conversation
  • Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Linda H. Rugg
    Linda H. Rugg is a scholar of literature and cinema and a professor in the Department of Scandinavian at UC Berkeley. She will join writer/director Mia Hansen-Løve in conversation after the screening.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
4:30 PM
Hear from the authors of the new publication Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters, the first book devoted solely to the artist’s architectural installations.
Included with admission
Series Readings
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
7 PM
Jasmina Metwaly, Philip Rizk,
Egypt,
2015,
(71 mins)
Ten Egyptian workers distill their experiences of injustice and exploitation at the hands of bosses, police, and the court system into a series of vignettes for this documentary that engages “ideas about labor, social justice, and the circulation of images” (MoMA).
  • Jasmina Metwaly
    In Person
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Thursday, January 31, 2019
5 PM-6 PM
Peruse a series of the artist's notebooks, which offer insight into his singular approach, in the Works on Paper Study Center.
4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, January 31, 2019
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, January 31, 2019
12 PM
Playwright and director Zimmerman—whose play Metamorphoses appears at Berkeley Rep this season—joins Arts + Design Thursdays series cocurator Lai to discuss adaptation as a theatrical method.
Free admission
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, January 31, 2019
7 PM
Mia Hansen-Løve,
France,
2009,
(110 mins)
An indie film producer juggles vocation, familial demands, and impending financial ruin in this bittersweet portrait of complex relationships in the world of cinema and beyond, inspired by the real life of producer Humbert Balsan.
  • Mia Hansen-Løve
    In Person
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4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, February 1, 2019
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

6:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2019
6:30 PM
Jean-Luc Godard,
France, Switzerland,
2018,
(84 mins)
The newest essay film by Jean-Luc Godard is “a kaleidoscopic bulletin on the state of our world” (Variety). Winner of the first Special Palme d’Or award in the history of the Cannes Film Festival.
Friday, February 1, 2019
7 PM

Programmed by Alix Blevins

Sarah Davachi presents an evening of modern compositions for electric organ and Mellotron, with an opening performance by composer and sound artist Sean McCann.
Included with admission
8:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, February 1, 2019
8:30 PM
Gérard Blain,
France,
1974,
(83 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

A jazz musician and new father winds up in jail to satisfy his wife’s upwardly mobile desires; years later, she’s remarried, and he’s an ex-con trying to get back into his son’s life. An achingly moving portrait of paternal love and desperate measures.
  • Mia Hansen-Løve
    Introduction
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, February 2, 2019
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, February 2, 2019
2 PM
Michal Goldman,
United States,
2016,
(82 mins)
An intriguing overview of Egypt’s political history in the modern age, Nasser’s Republic examines the transformative influence of the country’s second president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, on the Arab world.
Saturday, February 2, 2019
4:30 PM
Fritz Lang,
Germany,
1924,
(148 mins)

Digital Restoration

Lang’s two-part superproduction of the thirteenth-century saga that also inspired Wagner’s Ring cycle is a triumph of studio artifice. “Stunning . . . very highly recommended” (Chicago Reader).
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
7:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, February 2, 2019
7:30 PM
Mia Hansen-Løve,
France,
2007,
(105 mins)
Hansen-Løve’s assured debut feature is a generous, unflinching look at a loving family gradually undone by addiction. Winner of France’s Louis Deluc Prize for Best First Film.
  • Mia Hansen-Løve
    In Person
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, February 3, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Sunday, February 3, 2019
1:30 PM
Sasha Waters Freyer,
United States,
2018,
(90 mins)
This poignant documentary spotlights one of the greatest photographic chroniclers of Cold War–era America, mingling Winogrand’s images with archival materials and musings from eminent curators, photographers, and friends.
Sunday, February 3, 2019
3:30 PM
Fritz Lang,
Germany,
1924,
(130 mins)

Digital Restoration

In its second part, Lang’s epic becomes a terrifying study of barbarism.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
6:30 PM
  • Film
Sunday, February 3, 2019
6:30 PM
Mia Hansen-Løve,
France,
2014,
(131 mins)
A Parisian DJ strives to maintain a semblance of normality in the dizzy world of global club culture. Cameos by Daft Punk and other legends enhance this “perfect mix of music and melancholia” (The Guardian).
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Monday, February 4, 2019
6:30 PM

Presented by Berkeley Arts + Design

The editor of the Paris Review talks about what it means to be a woman at work in the creative arts today.
Free admission
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12 PM-1 PM
Peruse a series of the artist's notebooks, which offer insight into his singular approach, in the Works on Paper Study Center.
12:15 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:15 PM
Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
7 PM
Jia Zhangke,
China,
2008,
(107 mins)
A Sichuan industrial complex is razed to make way for upscale condos. “Blending fiction with documentary, [Jia] brings huge stretches of long-repressed history to life on an intimate scale” (New Yorker).
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Thursday, February 7, 2019
5 PM-6 PM
Peruse a series of the artist's notebooks, which offer insight into his singular approach, in the Works on Paper Study Center.
4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, February 7, 2019
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

12 PM
  • Film
  • Free
  • In-Person
Thursday, February 7, 2019
12 PM
Stan Lai ,
Taiwan,
1992,
Lai’s award-winning film adaptation of his own play radically challenges the principles of filmed theater with a tale of two Taiwanese theatrical productions that collide and merge.
Free admission
1:15 PM
Thursday, February 7, 2019
1:15 PM
Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
2:30 PM
  • Film
Thursday, February 7, 2019
2:30 PM
Jia Zhangke,
China, Hong Kong,
1997,
(105 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

A small-time, undermotivated pickpocket finds himself on the wrong end of China’s economic leap forward. Jia’s debut feature was a milestone in contemporary Chinese cinema.
4 PM–7 PM
Thursday, February 7, 2019
4 PM–7 PM
An incendiary selection from the collection, from Asian scrolls to Ant Farm’s Media Burn. 
Free admission
Series Five Tables
4 PM–7 PM
Thursday, February 7, 2019
4 PM–7 PM

Free in the BAMPFA Art Lab!

Celebrate the release of Issue 4 of New Life Quarterly! Come snag a copy, make your own correspondence art in the Art Lab, and hang with contributors and editors.
Free
7 PM
  • Film
Thursday, February 7, 2019
7 PM
Jia Zhangke,
China, Hong Kong,
2000,
(155 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

A performance troupe struggles to keep up during China’s 1980s move from communism to capitalism, and from peasant folk songs to electric breakdancing. “Might be the greatest film to come out of mainland China” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).
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4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, February 8, 2019
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

2:30 PM
Friday, February 8, 2019
2:30 PM
Jia Zhangke,
China, Japan,
2002,
(112 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

Teenage life in a Chinese backwater forms “as true a picture of contemporary existence as we could hope for right now” (Film Comment).
SOLD OUT
  • Jia Zhangke
    CANCELED: In Person
    Due to a flight delay, we regret that Jia Zhangke is unable to join us in person for this screening.
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8 PM
  • Film
Friday, February 8, 2019
8 PM
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Fritz Lang,
Germany,
1931,
(111 mins)

Digital Restoration
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

This film is also screening on Wednesday, February 13, 3:10 PM as part of our series In Focus: Writing for Cinema featuring speakers David Thomson and Michael Ondaatje.

A precursor to American noir, Lang’s masterpiece is a terrifying excursion into an urban underworld where there are few moral distinctions between organized crime and organized law enforcement. With Peter Lorre in his definitive performance.
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2:30–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, February 9, 2019
2:30–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

11:30 AM–1 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2019
11:30 AM–1 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Get inspired by the Japanese art in Ink, Paper, Silk and paint your own images of animals on a miniature Japanese folding screen.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Mary Curtis Ratcliff
    With artist
    After studying sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design and cofounding the video collective Videofreex in New York, Mary Curtis Ratcliff moved to the Bay Area, where she makes sculpture, mixed m
Series Family Events
1 PM–2:30 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2019
1 PM–2:30 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Get inspired by the Japanese art in Ink, Paper, Silk and paint your own images of animals on a miniature Japanese folding screen.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Mary Curtis Ratcliff
    With artist
    After studying sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design and cofounding the video collective Videofreex in New York, Mary Curtis Ratcliff moved to the Bay Area, where she makes sculpture, mixed m
Series Family Events
2 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2019
2 PM
Jean-Luc Godard,
France, Switzerland,
2018,
(84 mins)
The newest essay film by Jean-Luc Godard is “a kaleidoscopic bulletin on the state of our world” (Variety). Winner of the first Special Palme d’Or award in the history of the Cannes Film Festival.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
3 PM

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

Read about a diverse group of kids whose lives weave together in unexpected ways, and pick up a copy of the book to take home.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Estella Sisneros
    Reading led by
    Estella Sisneros is a librarian at Sylvia Mendez Elementary School in Berkeley.
Series Family Events
4 PM
  • Film
Saturday, February 9, 2019
4 PM
Fritz Lang,
Germany,
1927,
(150 mins)

Digital Restoration

The head of an international bank doubles as a criminal mastermind in Lang’s compelling thriller. “Granddaddy of decades of intrigue epics, Spies, in its rigorous austerity, remains the most modern of the bunch” (Village Voice).
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
8 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2019
8 PM
(80 mins)
Nathaniel Dorsky returns to BAMPFA with this program of four films made since 2012, reflecting on the passing of friends, the passing of years, and the changing of seasons. On the program: August and After, The Dreamer, Autumn, and Colophon.
  • Nathaniel Dorsky
    In Person
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, February 10, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

1:30 PM
  • Film
Sunday, February 10, 2019
1:30 PM
Bo Widerberg,
Sweden,
1969,
(114 mins)

35mm Archival Print

A worker’s family goes about their daily life while a labor strike looms first in the distance, and then all too close, in Bo Widerberg’s devastating retelling of an infamous 1931 massacre.
4 PM
  • Film
Sunday, February 10, 2019
4 PM
Joe May,
Germany,
1929,
(94 mins)
A gorgeous petty thief seduces a straitlaced beat cop, and soon both are over their heads in trouble, in Joe May’s technically astounding proto-noir.
6:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, February 10, 2019
6:30 PM
Jia Zhangke,
China, France, Japan,
2018,
(136 mins)

East Bay Premiere

A gangster’s wife stands on her own in Jia’s expansive narrative of empowerment and survival, inspired by Hong Kong gangster films and set against the tumultuous changes in contemporary China. “Fierce, gripping, emotionally generous, and surprisingly funny” (Los Angeles Times).
  • Jia Zhangke
    In Person
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Monday, February 11, 2019
6:30 PM

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media

The editor in chief at Quartz explores emerging approaches to storytelling and journalism.
Free admission
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
12 PM-1 PM
Peruse a series of the artist's notebooks, which offer insight into his singular approach, in the Works on Paper Study Center.
12:15 PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
12:15 PM
Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
3:10 PM
Carol Reed,
United Kingdom,
1951,
(93 mins)
Carol Reed’s Joseph Conrad adaptation, filmed in Sri Lanka and starring Trevor Howard as a degenerate drifter, “relies on [a] topflight cast, William Fairchild’s caustic script, and atmospheric locales to realize Conrad’s tableau of putrid humanity left to rot in the sun” (Film Comment).
CANCELED
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
3:10 PM
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Fritz Lang,
Germany,
1931,
(111 mins)

Digital Restoration
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

This film is also screening (without in-person speakers) on:
Sunday, January 20, 2 PM
Friday, February 8, 8 PM

A precursor to American noir, Lang’s masterpiece is a terrifying excursion into an urban underworld where there are few moral distinctions between organized crime and organized law enforcement. With Peter Lorre in his definitive performance.
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.
  • David Thomson
    Introduction
    David Thomson is author of The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies—and What They Have Done to Us; Have You Seen . . . ?
7 PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7 PM
Bing Liu,
United States,
2018,
(98 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

Bing Liu documents his skateboarding friends over ten years as they raise themselves on the streets of a rust belt town. “A rich, devastating essay on race, class, and manhood in 21st-century America” (New York Times). Nominated for this year's Academy Award for Best Documentary.
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
5 PM-6 PM
Peruse a series of the artist's notebooks, which offer insight into his singular approach, in the Works on Paper Study Center.
4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, February 14, 2019
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, February 14, 2019
12 PM
The dance and theater artist talks about how Buddhist philosophy has changed his working method from a preordained “vision” to a process of discovery. 
Free admission
7 PM
  • Film
Thursday, February 14, 2019
7 PM
Éric Rohmer,
France,
1986,
(98 mins)
The astounding performance of Marie Rivière as a lonely woman searching for company—yet unwilling to compromise—grounds this airy, ephemeral summertime tale. “Rohmer’s ultimate masterwork” (Andrew Sarris).
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4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, February 15, 2019
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, February 15, 2019
4 PM
Sasha Waters Freyer,
United States,
2018,
(90 mins)
This poignant documentary spotlights one of the greatest photographic chroniclers of Cold War–era America, mingling Winogrand’s images with archival materials and musings from eminent curators, photographers, and friends.
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, February 15, 2019
7 PM
Nathaniel Dorsky,
United States,
2017,
(137 mins)
Dorsky’s complete Arboretum Cycle, films (in the artist's words) “on a single subject, and that subject would be the light." “The experience of watching the Arboretum Cycle in its entirety is in some very large sense stunning” (Max Goldberg).
In Person
  • Nathaniel Dorsky
    Introduction
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, February 16, 2019
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

2:30 PM
  • Families
  • Film
Saturday, February 16, 2019
2:30 PM
Pedro González-Rubio ,
Mexico,
2009,
(73 mins)

Recommended for ages 10 & up

This effortlessly beautiful film follows a Mayan father and his young son as they spend a summer working (and playing) along the Mexican Caribbean coast.
4:30 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2019
4:30 PM
Frederick Wiseman,
United States,
2018,
(143 mins)

Film to Table dinner follows the February 16 screening

The eternal Frederick Wiseman trains his camera on small-town America in the age of Trump, observing the citizens of Monrovia, Indiana, after the 2016 national election.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
7 PM

Four-course dinner with wine pairing

Following our screening of Frederick Wiseman's look at small-town American in the age of Trump, join fellow cinephiles at our table for dinner and discussion.
At Babette
$75 per person. Film and dinner tickets must be purchased separately. Call Babette at (510) 684-3046 with questions.
7:30 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2019
7:30 PM
Fritz Lang,
Germany,
1929,
(169 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

Lang’s final silent film takes viewers to the moon and back in a fantastical exploration of space travel. Abstract animation pioneer Oskar Fischinger helped create the special effects.
Presented with an intermission
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, February 17, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

1 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
  • Workshop
Sunday, February 17, 2019
1 PM

Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Explore the use of dreams to illuminate alternative nonlinear timelines, access collective and ancestral knowledge, and map inner landscapes.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
Sunday, February 17, 2019
1 PM
Fritz Lang,
Germany,
1922,
(154 mins)
A vicious portrait of post-WWI social breakdown (in fabulous art deco settings). A fiendish mastermind gifted with sinister hypnotic powers, “Mabuse is history’s secret agent” (J. Hoberman).
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
Sunday, February 17, 2019
4:30 PM
Fritz Lang,
Germany,
1922,
(114 mins)
In Part II, Mabuse descends into madness, but we haven’t seen the last of him!
  • Bruce Loeb
    On Piano
7 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2019
7 PM
Jia Zhangke,
China,
2013,
(133 mins)
Jia takes on the collateral damage of China’s maniacal growth, explosively restaging four violent deeds to illustrate everyday citizens pushed to the edge—of the economy. Winner of the Best Screenplay prize at Cannes.
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6:30 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
6:30 PM
Frederick Wiseman,
United States,
2018,
(143 mins)

Film to Table dinner follows the February 16 screening

The eternal Frederick Wiseman trains his camera on small-town America in the age of Trump, observing the citizens of Monrovia, Indiana, after the 2016 national election.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
7 PM

Programmed by Mahealani Uchiyama

Join us for an evening of kathak, a classical dance of northern India that tells stories through gesture, footwork, and meticulous facial expression.
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
12 PM-1 PM
Peruse a series of the artist's notebooks, which offer insight into his singular approach, in the Works on Paper Study Center.
12:15 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
12:15 PM
Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
3:10 PM

Open to Curator's Circle members at the $2,500 level and above.

Director James Ivory introduces a screening of his early films and shorts, then joins us for conversation and dinner at Babette. 
Curator's Circle members only event.
3:10 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
3:10 PM
James Ivory,
United Kingdom,
1975,
(98 mins)
The adoring daughter (Madhur Jaffrey) of a once-powerful maharajah invites her father’s tutor (James Mason) to tea, and stories begin to flow, in Ivory’s critique of colonial memory. With shorts The Sword and the Flute and The Creation of Woman.  
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.
In Conversation
  • James Ivory
  • Ajay Gehlawat
    Ajay Gehlawat is a professor of theater and film at Sonoma State University and author of several studies on Indian cinema, including Twenty-First Century Bollywood.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7 PM
Nika Saravanja, Alessandro D’Emilia,
Italy,
2016,
(75 mins)
This documentary follows eco-composer David Monacchi’s attempt to create a 3-D aural record of the vanishing sounds of the Amazon rainforests. With Richard Lerman’s short Arctic Transitions: In the Age of Carbon.
  • Richard Lerman
    In Person
    Richard Lerman is professor of sound, media, and digital arts at Arizona State University. He will introduce his short film, Arctic Transitions: In the Age of Carbon.
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Thursday, February 21, 2019
5 PM-6 PM
Peruse a series of the artist's notebooks, which offer insight into his singular approach, in the Works on Paper Study Center.
4—7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, February 21, 2019
4—7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, February 21, 2019
12 PM
Thomas Wood delivers a talk drawing on her decades-long experience in dance, including her career as a performer and teacher with the Martha Graham Company and as founder of the dance program at UC Berkeley.
Free admission
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, February 21, 2019
7 PM
(70 mins)
Local collective The Black Aesthetic present rarely seen educational, ethnographic, and experimental works exploring the theme of black interiors: Lynne Sachs’s Sermons and Sacred Pictures and two films on the famous folk singer Bessie Jones.
In Conversation
  • The Black Aesthetic
    The Black Aesthetic is an Oakland-based organization whose mission is to curate a collective understanding of black visual culture.
  • Marvin K. White
    Marvin K. White is a poet, artist, teacher, and preacher currently serving as artivist in residence at the Oakland Peace Center.
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4—9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, February 22, 2019
4—9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

4 PM
  • Film
Friday, February 22, 2019
4 PM
Fritz Lang,
France,
1934,
(120 mins)
Charles Boyer gives a winning performance as a self-centered carousel operator in this inventive fantasy touched with melancholic poetry.
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, February 22, 2019
7 PM
James Ivory,
India,
1965,
(115 mins)
A family of English Shakespearean actors find themselves lost in the new India in Ivory’s insightful, Chekhovian look at life, art, and cultural change. With a musical score by Satyajit Ray.  
  • James Ivory
    In Person
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11 AM—9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, February 23, 2019
11 AM—9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, February 23, 2019
4:30 PM
Fritz Lang,
Germany,
1933,
(112 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

From an insane asylum, the evil Mabuse carries on his international terrorism. Lang shapes an anti-Nazi allegory in the form of a thriller.
7 PM
  • In-Person
  • Performance
Saturday, February 23, 2019
7 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Experience Afrofuturist mythos through story and song with writer, vocalist, sacred scholar, and activist Amber McZeal.
Included with admission
Series Black Life
7:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, February 23, 2019
7:30 PM
James Ivory,
India,
1969,
(112 mins)

35mm Studio Vault Print

A sitar virtuoso takes an English pop star as a pupil—with predictably disruptive results—in “Merchant Ivory’s version of a sixties trip” (James Ivory). Uptal Butt, Michael York, and Rita Tushingham star in this spoof on the Western fascination with all things India.
  • James Ivory
    In Person
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11 AM—9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, February 24, 2019
11 AM—9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Sunday, February 24, 2019
2 PM
Leading UC Berkeley faculty members in mathematics, astrophysics, biophysics, and the history of science join the curator of Dimensionism for a fascinating look at how scientific advances of the early to mid-twentieth century permeated the world of modern art.
Included with admission
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Monday, February 25, 2019
6:30 PM

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media

The artist talks about his work across the boundaries of robotics, installation, and performance, including his plan for robotic sculptures designed to arch over the US–Mexico border and other borders around the world.
Free admission
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5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Open to all members

Members' reception featuring after-hours access to our spring exhbitions
Members-only event
Our event is at capacity.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
12 PM-1 PM
Peruse a series of the artist's notebooks, which offer insight into his singular approach, in the Works on Paper Study Center.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
12 PM
Join the curator of the new Hans Hofmann retrospective for an exhibition walk-through highlighting connections between the artist’s iconic late-career paintings and his remarkable and prescient works from the 1930s and ’40s.
Included with admission
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
3:10 PM
Frank Capra,
United States,
1934,
(105 mins)

Digital Restoration

Runaway heiress Claudette Colbert and reporter Clark Gable meet cute in this racy Depression-era romp with Oscar-winning repartee by Robert Riskin.
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.
In Conversation
  • Victoria Riskin
    Victoria Riskin is the author of a new book about her parents, Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir.
  • Joseph McBride
    Joseph McBride is the author of twenty books, including volumes on Frank Capra, John Ford, Orson Welles, and, most recently, Ernst Lubitsch.
7 PM
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7 PM
Arthur Jafa,
United States,
2013,
(71 mins)
Fifty years after Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, African American filmmakers, artists, and intellectuals reflect on where the civil rights struggle stands today in Jafa’s moving work. With short New Soul Rebel: Adrian Younge.
In Conversation
  • Arthur Jafa
  • Leigh Raiford
    Leigh Raiford is associate professor and H.
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
5 PM-6 PM
Peruse a series of the artist's notebooks, which offer insight into his singular approach, in the Works on Paper Study Center.
4—9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, February 28, 2019
4—9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, February 28, 2019
12 PM
Theater director and playwright Glazer discusses attempts to theatricalize war and military conflict, engaging with Akram Khan’s XENOS, which is presented by Cal Performances this March.
Free admission
Thursday, February 28, 2019
6 PM

Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $5,000 level and above

Curator's Circle member reception and tickets to screening and public program featuring Arthur Jafa in conversation with Greg Tate.
Curator's Circle members only event.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
7 PM
(72 mins)
Films that explore the effects of violence on black individuals and communities while also depicting their beauty, power, and resilience: Jafa’s APEX and Cassowary, Dawn Suggs’s Chasing the Moon, Ben Caldwell’s I and I, and more.
In Conversation
  • Arthur Jafa
  • Greg Tate
    Greg Tate is a writer, cultural producer, and musician. He was a staff writer at The Village Voice from 1987 to 2004.
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2—7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, March 1, 2019
2—7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, March 1, 2019
4 PM
Brigitte Kramer,
Germany,
2012,
(87 mins)
This personal portrait of the idiosyncratic German artist, filmmaker, and feminist traces her artistic development and offers insights into her singular body of work. 
Friday, March 1, 2019
7 PM
Henri-Georges Clouzot,
France,
1956,
(78 mins)

New Digital Restoration

Film to Table dinner follows the March 9 screening

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, this colorful documentary glimpse of the seventy-five-year-old Picasso captures the fecund nature of his creative process. “One of the most exciting and joyful movies ever made” (Pauline Kael).
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11 AM—7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, March 2, 2019
11 AM—7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

4 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2019
4 PM
Karl Ulrich Schnabel,
Germany,
1933/2016,
(83 mins)

Bay Area Premiere!

Austrian pianist Karl Ulrich Schnabel was also an experimental filmmaker, and this rediscovered film displays a surprising aesthetic affinity with the psychodramas of avant-garde filmmakers like Maya Deren, Kenneth Anger, and Stan Brakhage.
In Conversation
  • Ann Schnabel Mottier
    Ann Schnabel Mottier (daughter of Karl Ulrich Schnabel) and her husband François Mottier help manage the musical legacy of the Schnabel family musicians.
  • François Mottier
  • Sarah Cahill
    Sarah Cahill, “a sterling pianist and an intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde” (New York Times), has commissioned and premiered more than sixty compositions for solo piano.
7 PM
  • Film
Saturday, March 2, 2019
7 PM
Djibril Diop Mambéty,
France, Senegal, Switzerland,
1992,
(113 mins)

New Restoration

A wealthy woman revisits her former village with nefarious intentions in this timeless parable about human greed and the betrayal of African independence. “A wicked tale told with wit and irony” (Village Voice).