April 2018

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4:30 PM
Sunday, April 1
4:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1958,
(100 mins)

35mm Print

With Max von Sydow as a nineteenth-century mesmerist, “Bergman's chilling exploration of charlatanism is in fact one of his most genuinely enjoyable films . . . much of [it] devoted to wittily ironic sideswipes at bourgeois hypocrisy” (Time Out).
Sunday, April 1
7 PM
(90 mins)
Experimental filmmaker Zoe Beloff revisits the Hollywood exile of two revolutionaries—Sergei Eisenstein and Bertolt Brecht—in an illustrated presentation and a trilogy of short films.
In Person
  • Zoe Beloff
    Preceding the screening, Beloff delivers a short presentation entitled “A World Redrawn.”
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6:30 PM
Monday, April 2
6:30 PM
The illustrious Barcelona-based architect discusses her recent work.
Free Admission
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12 PM
  • Free
  • In-Person
Wednesday, April 4
12 PM
A talk by the artist, activist, and author of works on political art, artists’ collectives, and social practice.
Free admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, April 4
12:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, April 4
3:10 PM
Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Alexandrov,
USSR,
1931/1979,
(170 mins)
See Mexico through Eisenstein’s eyes in this compilation of footage shot in 1931, intended for an epic hybrid of documentary and fiction that the director never finished. With short Bezhin Meadow.
Pre-sale to members at the Sponsor level and above Dec. 5–11. Public ticket sales begin Dec. 12.
Special admission: General: $15; BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $12
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
7 PM
Wednesday, April 4
7 PM
João Moreira Salles,
Brazil,
2017,
(127 mins)
Salles portrays the pivotal, tumultuous 1960s through archival footage and home movies from May ’68 Paris, Soviet-invaded Czechoslovakia, China during the Cultural Revolution, and Brazil under military rule. “It’s a documentary that’s really a meditation—history made poetic” (Variety).
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11 AM–7 PM
Thursday, April 5
11 AM–7 PM
Thursday, April 5
12 PM
Learn more about the fascinating visual and literary expression of the cataclysmic end of the Ming dynasty.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
1:15 PM
Thursday, April 5
1:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, April 5
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, April 5
4-7 PM
Get down to earth with photographs, prints, and conceptual works from the museum collection.
Free admission
Series Five Tables
6:30 PM
Thursday, April 5
6:30 PM
Vivian Qu ,
China, France,
2017,
(107 mins)
The assault of two underage girls by a local official in a sunlight-bathed seaside town becomes the focal point for this seething study of the challenges women face in Chinese society.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
8:40 PM
Thursday, April 5
8:40 PM
Simon Lereng Wilmont,
Denmark, Finland, Sweden,
2017,
(90 mins)
In the midst of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, a loving, wise, and defiant grandmother raises her two young grandsons. Director Simon Lereng Wilmont lends sensitivity and entrancing visuals to a nuanced portrait of war and its corrosive effect.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Simon Lereng Wilmont
    In Person
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12 PM
Friday, April 6
12 PM
The artist discusses his current exhibition Lost Sister in the context of his other recent photo installations. 
Included with admission
4 PM–9PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, April 6
4 PM–9PM

Drop-in Art Making

6 PM
Friday, April 6
6 PM
Hirokazu Kore-eda,
Japan,
2017,
(125 mins)
Master director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest film is a tour-de-force examination of guilt and justice. The incomparable Koji Yakusho plays a man who confesses to a murder but may be hiding a more complicated truth.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
7:30 PM
  • Film
Friday, April 6
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1946,
(93 mins)
The seductions and disillusionments of city life play counterpoint to provincial goodness in this morality tale of a young daughter pulled between the worlds of her two mothers.
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
Friday, April 6
8:30 PM
Sara Driver,
United States,
2017,
(78 mins)
Chronicling Jean-Michel Basquiat’s teen years in 1970s New York City, this documentary presents a fresh and vibrant look at the young artist as a reflection of the time and place where he grew up.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
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1 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, April 7
1 PM
Nathaniel Kahn,
United States,
2018,
(98 mins)
A major Sotheby’s auction is the focal point for this broad exploration of the exploding market in contemporary art, featuring incredibly candid interviews with collectors, curators, and artists.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Nathaniel Kahn
    In Person
11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, April 7
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, April 7
2 PM
See rare archeological objects from the East Bay’s shell mounds—traces of the fishing villages established by an ancient people thousands of years ago—and hear from a panel of Native Californian artists and others.
Included with admission
3:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, April 7
3:30 PM
Erika Cohn,
Palestine, United States,
2017,
(82 mins)
Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih became the first female appointed to any of the Middle East’s Shari’a courts in 2009. This intimate portrait captures the determined and compassionate judge as she strives to achieve justice in a system that so often does not favor women.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Erika Cohn
    In Person
5:45 PM
Saturday, April 7
5:45 PM
Vahid Jalilvand,
Iran,
2017,
(104 mins)
A car accident at night causes escalating damage and forces all involved to confront issues of moral responsibility in this second feature from Vahid Jalilvand, an impressive Iranian theater director.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
8 PM
Saturday, April 7
8 PM
Laurent Cantet,
France,
2017,
(114 mins)
A writing workshop on France’s Mediterranean coast becomes a microcosm for the fraught divisions in present-day French society in this film from the Palme d’Or–winning director of 2008’s The Class.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, April 8
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

12:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 8
12:30 PM
Rodrigo Barriuso, Sebastián Barriuso,
Canada, Cuba,
2018,
(108 mins)
Bringing to light a little-known piece of Cuban history, this moving and understated medical drama set in 1989 Havana tells the story of a Russian teacher drafted to serve as a translator for children from Chernobyl. Westworld’s Rodrigo Santoro stars.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
In Person
  • Rodrigo Barriuso
  • Sebastián Barriuso
2 PM
Sunday, April 8
2 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
3 PM
  • Film
Sunday, April 8
3 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1946,
(93 mins)
The seductions and disillusionments of city life play counterpoint to provincial goodness in this morality tale of a young daughter pulled between the worlds of her two mothers.
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
3:15 PM
Sunday, April 8
3:15 PM
Mohammad Rasoulof,
Iran,
2017,
(118 mins)
Power struggles and moral compromises feed an escalating conflict when an uncompromising fish farmer clashes with his neighbor and a powerful company that sets its sights on his land. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
Sunday, April 8
6 PM
(63 mins)
In this diverse program showcasing the film medium itself, history and the world are reframed. Featuring works by arc, Stephanie Barber, Paul Clipson, Nazli Dincel, Jim Jennings, Pablo Mazzolo, Alee Peoples, and Jennifer Separzadeh.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • arc
    In Person
8 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 8
8 PM
Paul Schrader,
United States,
2017,
(112 mins)
A minister finds newfound meaning and reawakened desire when a lovely parishioner seeks his counsel in this film from legendary writer/director Paul Schrader. With memorable performances by Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric the Entertainer.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Paul Schrader
    In Person
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Monday, April 9
6:30 PM
Artist Ian Cheng discusses his work, which explores the nature of mutation and the capacity of humans to relate to change.
Free admission
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12 PM
  • Free
  • In-Person
Wednesday, April 11
12 PM
Hear from members of the Oakland-based collective of artists, writers, filmmakers, and designers focused on black media and culture.
Free admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, April 11
12:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, April 11
3:10 PM
Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitri Vasiliev,
USSR,
1938,
(170 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

Eisenstein’s first completed sound film has a score by Sergei Prokofiev to propel its tale of a thirteenth-century hero confronting foreign invaders.
Pre-sale to members at the Sponsor level and above Dec. 5–11. Public ticket sales begin Dec. 12.
Special admission: General: $15; BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $12
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
Wednesday, April 11
5:30 PM
Curators from across the country convene for a conversation about current feminist curatorial practices.
At Maude Fife Room, Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley
6:30 PM
Wednesday, April 11
6:30 PM
Lee Anne Schmitt,
United States,
2017,
(80 mins)
Weaving the story and letters of radical American abolitionist John Brown and the attack on Harper’s Ferry with her own personal history, Lee Ann Schmitt uses her signature essay style to create a profound portrait of America today.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Lee Anne Schmitt
    In Person
8:40 PM
Wednesday, April 11
8:40 PM
Mila Turajlić,
France, Qatar, Serbia,
2017,
(104 mins)
In 1945, Mila Turajlić’s family apartment in Belgrade was divided and redistributed by the government; because of her mother’s activism, they were spied on from the very rooms they used to own. In this film, mother and daughter reflect on their complicated personal and political histories.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Mila Turajlić
    In Person
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4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, April 12
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

6 PM
Thursday, April 12
6 PM
Elizaveta Stishova,
Kyrgyzstan, Russia,
2017,
(103 mins)
A young Kyrgyz boy is taken out an orphanage and into the lives of his supposed parents, who make ends meet by running cons on unsuspecting villagers, in this beautifully filmed tale that interweaves mythological and comedic elements.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
Thursday, April 12
8:30 PM
RaMell Ross,
United States,
2018,
(77 mins)
Award-winning photographer RaMell Ross’s inspired and intimate portrait of an African American community in rural Alabama captures small but precious moments in black lives with rapturous attention.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • RaMell Ross
    In Person
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Friday, April 13
12 PM
UC Berkeley art history professor Olson explores the theme of female violence in two works on view in Agony in Effigy.
Included with admission
4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, April 13
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

6 PM
Friday, April 13
6 PM

Programmed by Evan Kennedy

Poets Dominguez and Schluter read their work.
Included with admission
Series Readings
6 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, April 13
6 PM
Sandi Tan,
United States,
2018,
(96 mins)
A lost-and-found film made in Singapore decades ago prompts this buoyant personal documentary about movie love, female friendship, and the urge for creative expression. Winner of the Directing Award, World Cinema Documentary, at Sundance.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Sandi Tan
    In Person
7:30 PM
Friday, April 13
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1947,
(98 mins)
A salvage boat provides the claustrophobic but fascinating space for a narrative of filial revolt against an overbearing father in Bergman’s waterfront noir, reminiscent of Marcel Carné’s French films.
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
8:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, April 13
8:30 PM
Silvina Schnicer, Ulises Porra Guardiola,
Argentina,
2017,
(91 mins)
In a boarded-up family estate in Argentina’s mysterious and ancient Tigre delta, three generations gather to decide whether to sell their property to developers, and interpersonal conflicts build to a powerful crescendo.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
In Person
  • Silvina Schnicer
  • Ulises Porra Guardiola
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Saturday, April 14
11:30-1 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Inspired by figurative works in Way Bay, play with collage and create a portrait of people dear to you in an imagined space that you revere.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Jennifer Kindell
    With artist
    Jennifer Kindell is a San Francisco artist whose current collection of hand-printed screen prints is inspired by the abundance and diversity of California produce.
Series Family Events
Saturday, April 14
1-2:30 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Inspired by figurative works in Way Bay, play with collage and create a portrait of people dear to you in an imagined space that you revere.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Jennifer Kindell
    With artist
    Jennifer Kindell is a San Francisco artist whose current collection of hand-printed screen prints is inspired by the abundance and diversity of California produce.
Series Family Events
12 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, April 14
12 PM
Robert Greene,
United States,
2018,
(119 mins)
This hybrid film revisits the violent deportation of striking copper miners from Bisbee, Arizona, a century ago, tapping into the current political climate while questioning what is the “real” history.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
Saturday, April 14
1:30 PM
Join sign language interpreter Patricia Lessard for an ASL-interpreted tour of Way Bay. 
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2155 Center Street, Berkeley
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
2:30 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, April 14
2:30 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

3 PM
Saturday, April 14
3 PM

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

Read the beginning of this book about a large-hearted oak tree who holds people’s wishes, and pick up a copy to continue reading at home.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Becca Todd
    Reading led by
    Becca Todd is district library coordinator for the Berkeley Unified School District.
Series Family Events
3 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, April 14
3 PM
Bing Liu,
United States,
2018,
(98 mins)
In Rockford, Illinois, Bing Liu has been filming his friends on and off their skateboards for ten years. His film is less a documentary about skate culture than a fresh and powerful coming-of-age story.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Bing Liu
    In Person
5:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, April 14
5:30 PM
Rungano Nyoni,
France, United Kingdom,
2018,
(93 mins)
With this strikingly beautiful first feature, Rungano Nyoni layers magic realism, satire, and social critique in the original and unforgettable story of a girl accused of witchcraft and exiled from her village.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
Saturday, April 14
6 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Photographers Samudzi, Ntiri, and Crutchfield talk about their photographic practices, the politics of images, and the changing nature of the medium.
Included with admission
Series Black Life
7:15 PM
Saturday, April 14
7:15 PM
Join fellow cinephiles for dinner and discussion following this strikingly beautiful first feature by Rungano Nyoni, who layers magic realism, satire, and social critique in the original and unforgettable story of a girl accused of witchcraft and exiled from her village.
At Babette
Film tickets must be purchased separately.
8 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, April 14
8 PM
Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block,
Brazil, Germany,
2018,
(88 mins)
Compassionately portraying the Filipino workers who comb through thousands of online images in an attempt to monitor and delete offensive or incendiary social media posts, this film exposes the dark side of information technology.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
In Person
  • Moritz Riesewieck
  • Hans Block
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Sunday, April 15
1 PM
Sasha Waters Freyer,
United States,
2018,
(90 mins)
This gorgeous and lively look at Garry Winogrand and his work uses still images, home movie footage, and revelatory, recently discovered audio recordings to illustrate why many consider him to be the foremost photographer of post–World War II America.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
In Person
  • Sasha Waters Freyer
  • Geoff Dyer
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, April 15
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

2 PM
Sunday, April 15
2 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
Sunday, April 15
3 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1947,
(98 mins)
A salvage boat provides the claustrophobic but fascinating space for a narrative of filial revolt against an overbearing father in Bergman’s waterfront noir, reminiscent of Marcel Carné’s French films.
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
Sunday, April 15
3 PM
Learn more about the fascinating visual and literary expression of the cataclysmic end of the Ming dynasty.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:15 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 15
3:15 PM
Annemarie Jacir,
Colombia, France, Germany, Norway, Palestine, Qatar, United Arab Emirates,
2017,
(97 mins)
In Annemarie Jacir’s charming and poignant new film, a Palestinian father and son living in Israel deliver wedding invitations over the course of an afternoon while personal and political tensions simmer in the background.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
5:45 PM
Sunday, April 15
5:45 PM
(83 mins)
Four ephemeral worlds emerge in this selection of shorts by Nathaniel Dorsky, this year’s recipient of the Persistence of Vision Award. The films are Autumn, Avraham, The Dreamer, and Intimations.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
In Conversation
  • Nathaniel Dorsky
  • Steve Anker
8:15 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 15
8:15 PM
Michel Hazanavicius,
France,
2017,
(107 mins)
Portraying Jean-Luc Godard at the pivotal moment when he made La Chinoise and fell in love with leading lady Anne Wiazemsky, Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) pays homage to Godard’s genius even as he cheekily sends up the director’s excesses and pretensions.
General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
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Monday, April 16
6:30 PM
Hear from famed activist, scholar, and educator Angela Davis, whose recent work has focused on the prison industrial complex and the possibility of its abolition.
Advance tickets required. Tickets will be available ten days in advance of the event at artsdesign.berkeley.edu/mondays.
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12 PM
Wednesday, April 18
12 PM
Bay Area new media artist, video game designer, writer, and curator Porpentine Charity Heartscape is joined in conversation by artist Elisa Giardina Papa.
Free admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, April 18
12:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
Wednesday, April 18
3:10 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1944,
(170 mins)
In sixteenth-century Moscow, the newly crowned Czar Ivan battles both the nobility and the church in an effort to unify Russia. Scored by Sergei Prokofiev, Eisenstein’s painterly film is like a fresco come to life.
Pre-sale to members at the Sponsor level and above Dec. 5–11. Public ticket sales begin Dec. 12.
Special admission: General: $15; BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $12
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
  • Members
Wednesday, April 18
7 PM
Yance Ford,
Denmark, United States,
2017,
(140 mins)

Free screening for BAMPFA members and UC Berkeley students only

The murder of the filmmaker’s brother forms the basis of this powerful, disturbing, and very personal documentary on one family’s suffering and an entire society’s injustice and institutional racism. “A masterpiece for difficult times” (Film Quarterly).
Free screening! For BAMPFA members and UC Berkeley students only. Current membership card admits two. Seating is limited. RSVP by April 13.
  • Yance Ford
    Les Blank Lecture
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4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, April 19
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

5:30 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
  • Reading
Thursday, April 19
5:30 PM
Carnwath and Griffin discuss their recent books from Kelly’s Cove Press, noted publisher of California art and literature.
Included with admission
Series Readings
7 PM
Thursday, April 19
7 PM
Abba Makama,
Nigeria,
2016,
(102 mins)
Three friends join together to get through the dog days of a Lagos summer—and create a film—in this salute to the creativity and vitality of Nigerian youth, which has garnered comparisons to early Spike Lee.
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4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, April 20
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, April 20
6 PM
Two celebrated Bay Area artists engage in a public conversation about their approaches to making politically driven art.
Included with admission
7 PM
Friday, April 20
7 PM
Lucrecia Martel,
Argentina,
2001,
(101 mins)
Two extended families suffer through a heat wave in Martel’s award-winning portrayal of social inertia, class, and racial dynamics. “Every shot is dense with life, yet the movie is highly focused, a small masterpiece” (Meredith Brody, Chicago Reader).
  • Natalia Brizuela
    Introduction
    Natalia Brizuela is an associate professor of modern and contemporary Latin American literature and culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley.
7:30 PM
Friday, April 20
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1948,
(88 mins)
Bergman’s early, restless experimentation with different aesthetics is at its height in this tale of the relationship between a young, blind musician and a lower-class servant girl.
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
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Saturday, April 21
1 PM
This panel takes a fresh look at Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s influential book Dictee and its relationship to the rest of the artist’s work.
Included with admission
11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, April 21
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, April 21
2 PM
Our panelists revisit the legacy of Bay Area artist Carlos Villa, whose Worlds in Collision project addressed multiculturalism, education, activism, and identity politics.
Included with admission
4 PM
Saturday, April 21
4 PM
Roy Rowland,
United States,
1953,
(88 mins)

Recommended for ages 7 & up

Scolded for not practicing the piano, a nine-year-old boy daydreams himself into a fantastic world where the piano reigns supreme in this funny, clever musical written by Dr. Seuss.
6 PM
Saturday, April 21
6 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1944,
(96 mins)
In sixteenth-century Moscow, the newly crowned Czar Ivan battles both the nobility and the church in an effort to unify Russia. Scored by Sergei Prokofiev, Eisenstein’s painterly film is like a fresco come to life.
  • Peter Bagrov
    In Person
    Peter Bagrov is a film historian, curator, and archivist specializing in early Russian and Soviet cinema.
8 PM
Saturday, April 21
8 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1946/1958,
(96 mins)
The second part of Eisenstein’s unfinished trilogy follows Ivan’s return to the throne and his ruthless opposition to the schemes of the nobility to keep Russia divided among its princes and foreign interests.
  • Peter Bagrov
    In Person
    Peter Bagrov is a film historian, curator, and archivist specializing in early Russian and Soviet cinema.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, April 22
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

11-3 PM
  • Activity
  • Families
  • Free
Sunday, April 22
11-3 PM
Join us for a free day of art, music, and movies! Explore BAMPFA exhibitions, make your own art, groove to a performance by Alphabet Rockers, and check out a screening of The Red Balloon.
Free admission. Film tickets available at the will-call table beginning at 2 PM.
Series Family Events
2 PM
Sunday, April 22
2 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
3 PM
Sunday, April 22
3 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1948,
(88 mins)
Bergman’s early, restless experimentation with different aesthetics is at its height in this tale of the relationship between a young, blind musician and a lower-class servant girl.
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
5 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 22
5 PM
Lucrecia Martel,
Argentina,
2017,
Martel’s latest feature 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).
In Conversation
  • Lucrecia Martel
  • B. Ruby Rich
    Professor, Social Documentation Program and Film + Digital Media Department, University of California, Santa Cruz
8:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 22
8:30 PM
Lucrecia Martel,
Argentina,
2008,
(87 mins)
A woman involved in a potentially tragic hit-and-run accident tries to ignore what happened in Martel’s disorienting, critically acclaimed suspense thriller. “If Hitchcock and Antonioni ever had an interest in class guilt, you’d have Martel” (Wesley Morris).
  • Lucrecia Martel
    In Person
    Note: Martel will attend the April 22 screening only.
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Monday, April 23
6:30 PM
The head of the design and branding agency Black Ink talks about the idea of “social architecture,” a practice that seeks to forge connections and drive design strategies that serve to bring people face to face and closer together.
Free admission
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Tuesday, April 24
5:30 PM

Book signing follows discussion.

  • Trevor Paglen
  • Julia Bryan-Wilson
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12 PM
  • Free
  • In-Person
Wednesday, April 25
12 PM
A talk by the founder and executive director of the Oakland Center for Media Justice (CMJ).
Free admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, April 25
12:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
Wednesday, April 25
3:10 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1946/1958,
(170 mins)
The second part of Eisenstein’s unfinished trilogy follows Ivan’s return to the throne and his ruthless opposition to the schemes of the nobility to keep Russia divided among its princes and foreign interests.
Pre-sale to members at the Sponsor level and above Dec. 5–11. Public ticket sales begin Dec. 12.
Special admission: General: $15; BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $12
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
Wednesday, April 25
7 PM
John Frankenheimer,
United States,
1962,
(126 mins)
File this sobering satire, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, under “Brainwashing, fear of.” The film “takes enormous chances with the audience, and plays not like a ‘classic’ but as a work as alive and smart as when it was first released” (Roger Ebert).
  • Greil Marcus
    Introduction
    Cultural critic Greil Marcus is the author of a monograph on The Manchurian Candidate published in the British Film Institute’s Film Classics series.
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4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, April 26
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
Thursday, April 26
7 PM
Karel Zeman,
Czechoslovakia,
1961,
(110 mins)
Czech animator Karel Zeman captures the wonder in Gustave Doré’s illustrations for a classic novel by using live action against a series of fairy-tale backgrounds and enchanting visual pyrotechnics. With Méliès/Jules Verne short Impossible Voyage.
  • James Mockoski
    In Person
    James Mockoski is a film archivist at American Zoetrope, where he has supervised the restorations of classic films including Apocalypse Now and The Conversation; as an independent consultant, he overs
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3:30 PM
Friday, April 27
3:30 PM
(60 mins)
This program of short films explores how the interweaving of built, natural, and virtual media environments shapes our world.
  • Zachary Epcar
    In Person
4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, April 27
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

5:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, April 27
5:30 PM
Errol Morris,
United States,
1991,
(84 mins)
Errol Morris’s acclaimed film, based on Stephen Hawking’s book, is a humanly scaled, biographical study of a singular mind navigating a very big universe.
In Conversation
  • Errol Morris
  • Edward Frenkel
    Edward Frenkel is a professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley; his latest book is Love and Math.
8 PM
Friday, April 27
8 PM
Raúl Ruiz,
France, Italy, Portugal,
1999,
(158 mins)

New Digital Restoration

“For those who know the final volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Ruiz’s film sets off its own chain of memories and associations; for those who do not, it serves as a superb introduction to the shape and texture of the Proustian universe” (Dave Kehr).
  • Steve Wasserman
    Introduction
    Steve Wasserman is publisher and executive director of Heyday Books, and former editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review.
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, April 28
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, April 28
2 PM
Renowned harpist Zeena Parkins and percussionist William Winant perform an interpretation of Jay Heikes's Music for Minor Planets.
Included with admission
Saturday, April 28
3 PM
Zacharias Kunuk, Natar Ungalaaq,
Canada,
2016,
(94 mins)
Maliglutit (Searchers) continues in the breathtaking vein of Canadian-Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk’s unforgettable Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner with a story of cruelty and cold revenge inspired by John Ford’s The Searchers and spoken entirely in Inuktitut.
  • Shari Huhndorf
    Introduction
    Shari Huhndorf is a professor of Native American Studies and chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.
5:30 PM
  • Activity
  • Performance
Saturday, April 28
5:30 PM
Come witness this epic gathering of the Bay’s drag and ballroom scene, or enter the competition and walk the runway!
Included with admission
Series Way Bay
5:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, April 28
5:30 PM
Pablo Larraín,
Chile,
2016,
(97 mins)
Pablo Larraín’s film “playfully and provocatively distorts the facts of an extraordinary year in the life of the Chilean Nobel prize–winning poet: Neruda is an anti-biopic” (The Guardian).
  • Mark Eisner
    Introduction
    Mark Eisner is author of the biography Neruda: The Poet’s Calling and editor and translator of The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems.
8:15 PM
Saturday, April 28
8:15 PM
Alison Maclean,
United States,
1999,
(107 mins)
We pay tribute to the late author Denis Johnson with the film adaptation of his classic short story collection Jesus’ Son. Three esteemed authors and friends of Johnson introduce the film and share stories.
Introduction
  • Jane Ciabattari
    Jane Ciabattari is a columnist for BBC Culture and Literary Hub and has contributed cultural criticism to The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The Paris Review, and many other publications.&
  • Christian Kiefer
    Christian Kiefer is the author of The Animals, The Infinite Tides and One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left to Hide. He directs the low-residency M.F.A.
  • ​Tom Barbash
     Tom Barbash is the author of The Last Good Chance,​ Stay Up With Me, On Top of the World, and the forthcoming novel The Dakota Winters.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, April 29
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

2 PM
Sunday, April 29
2 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
Sunday, April 29
4:30 PM
(75 mins)

Free Admission. Student Filmmakers in Person

We present this year’s prizewinners and honorable mentions in the film and video competition for the Eisner Prize, UC Berkeley’s highest award for creativity.
Free admission. Film tickets available at the will-call table beginning at 3:30 PM.
6:30 PM
Sunday, April 29
6:30 PM
Jennifer M. Kroot,
United States,
2017,
(90 mins)
From dutiful conservative Southern son to gay activist and San Francisco chronicler, Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin looks at his life with wry humor and some choice true tales.
  • Jennifer M. Kroot
    In Person
7 PM
Sunday, April 29
7 PM

Programmed by Berkeley Symphony with Anna Clyne

Music meets dance with magical results as Berkeley Sounds composer fellows join forces with the choreographers and dancers of Berkeley Ballet Theater.
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
Sunday, April 29
8:45 PM
Errol Morris,
United States,
2003,
(87 mins)
Built around interviews with former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Morris’s Academy Award–winning film is a haunted reflection on US military power from World War II through the war in Vietnam.
  • Errol Morris
    In Person
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Monday, April 30
6:30 PM
Join author and UC Berkeley alum Rebecca Solnit and others as they bring both Arts + Design Mondays and the 2018 Bay Area Book Festival to a close with a conversation on the idea of hope.
Advance tickets required. Tickets will be available ten days in advance of the event at artsdesign.berkeley.edu/mondays.
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12:15 PM
Wednesday, May 2
12:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, May 2
3:10 PM
Yuri Tarich,
USSR,
1926,
(72 mins)

BAMPFA collection print

Directed by the Belarusian Yuri Tarich, this extraordinary 1926 Soviet silent film set in the sixteenth century was influential in the direction of Eisenstein’s two-part Ivan the Terrible (1944-46).
Special admission: General: $15; BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $12
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
  • Bruce Loeb
    On Piano
Wednesday, May 2
7 PM
(95 mins)
Tonight’s program mingles short African fiction films with documentary essays from the diaspora. Discover works by Alassane Sy and Mamadou Dia (Senegal), Cedric Ido (Burkina Faso), Lebert Bethune (Jamaica), and Carlos Javier Ortiz (Oakland by way of Chicago).
  • Carlos Javier Ortiz
    In Person
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11 AM–7 PM
Thursday, May 3
11 AM–7 PM
1:15 PM
Thursday, May 3
1:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
Thursday, May 3
4-7 PM
We’ve rounded up works starring cows, horses, cats, and dogs for this collection-viewing session.
Free admission
Series Five Tables
7 PM
Thursday, May 3
7 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1953,
(92 mins)
Åke Grönberg and Harriet Andersson portray turn-of-the-century circus performers in Bergman’s earliest evocation of the theater of humiliation.
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6 PM
Friday, May 4
6 PM

Programmed by Evan Kennedy

Writers Boone and Glück read their work.
Included with admission
Series Readings
7 PM
Friday, May 4
7 PM
João Moreira Salles,
Brazil,
2017,
(127 mins)
Salles portrays the pivotal, tumultuous 1960s through archival footage and home movies from May ’68 Paris, Soviet-invaded Czechoslovakia, China during the Cultural Revolution, and Brazil under military rule. “It’s a documentary that’s really a meditation—history made poetic” (Variety).
7:30 PM
  • Film
Friday, May 4
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1949,
(84 mins)
A voyage across a war-scarred Europe forms the background of a married couple’s collapsing relationship in Bergman’s dreamlike early look at isolation, emotional torment, and romantic masochism. “A sort of Voyage in Italy revised by Sartre” (Cinema 58).
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
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Saturday, May 5
1:30 PM
For the second of our Way Bay Days, four speakers take on four Bay Area artists: Xara Thustra, Kay Sekimachi, Carlos Villa, and Alice Anne Parker (Severson).
Included with admission
Saturday, May 5
4 PM
Iconic Berkeley recording artist Brandon “Lil B” McCartney presents photographic works and “extremely rare art,” sharing his unique focus on compassion, unrestrained creative expression, and the power of positive thinking.
This is a ticketed event. $13 general, $8 BAMPFA members, $5 UC Berkeley students.
4 PM
Saturday, May 5
4 PM
(75 mins)
This selection of works from the exhibition Way Bay reveals the rich and varied landscape and people of the Bay Area. Featuring a time capsule of San Francisco before the 1906 quake and works by Bruce Baillie, Alice Anne Parker (Severson), Sara Kathyrn Arledge, and Ernie Gehr.
7:30 PM
Saturday, May 5
7:30 PM
Lucrecia Martel,
Argentina,
2004,

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

An adolescent girl tries to save a man from sin in Martel’s hallucinatory look at religious devotion, sexual awakening, Lolita obsessions, and Catholic repressions in small-town Argentina. “A film that defies categorization, but I’m tempted to call it a miracle” (A. O. Scott).