October 2018

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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

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).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, October 7, 2018
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Sunday, October 7, 2018
1:30 PM
Barbara Pollack introduces and signs copies of her new book Brand New Art from China: A Generation on the Rise.
Included with admission
Series Readings
Sunday, October 7, 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
Sunday, October 7, 2018
3 PM
Sherpa, a Tibetan artist whose works are featured in Boundless, explores themes of displacement and identity as he recounts his artistic journey.
Included with admission
4 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, October 7, 2018
4 PM
Cai Chusheng,
China,
1935,
(106 mins)

Digital Restoration

A strong-willed teacher and writer (Ruan Lingyu) is driven to despair by gossip and lecherous men in this intriguing, hard-hitting melodrama given further power by Ruan’s own real-life suicide after filming.
  • Paul Fonoroff
    Paul Fonoroff is an expert on Chinese cinema and author of the new book Chinese Movie Magazines 1921–1951.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
6:30 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2018
6:30 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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Monday, October 8, 2018
6:30 PM

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium series and the Department of Art Practice.

Nichole, a design strategist and exhibition maker, talks about the challenges and potentials of a new, network-based artistic culture.
Free admission
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Wednesday, October 10, 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, October 10, 2018
3:10 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1963,
(80 mins)

Digital Restoration

The central film in Bergman’s “God trilogy” features Gunnar Björnstrand as a pastor haunted by God’s silence. With Max von Sydow and Ingrid Thulin.
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 10, 2018
5:30 PM
Young offers insights into Quarles’s work, including the dynamics of excess, visibility, and form as instruments of black queer longing.
Included with admission
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7 PM
(75 mins)
A trip through Latin American films, from polemics to poetics, that use appropriation as a form of critique and a strategy of decolonization. Featuring found-footage works by Luis Ospina, Alfredo Salomón, Enrique Colina, Marisol Trujillo, and others.
  • Jesse Lerner
    Introduction
    Jesse Lerner is a documentary filmmaker, curator, and writer based in Los Angeles.
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
12 PM
The daughter of celebrated actress Rita Moreno, herself an actress and dancer, talks about Puerto Rico, her mother’s rise to stardom, and her own creative career.
Free admission
4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, October 11, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
Thursday, October 11, 2018
7 PM
Cai Chusheng, Zheng Junli,
China,
1947,
(199 mins)
Included on the Hong Kong Film Awards list of the greatest Chinese-language films of all time, this decades-spanning epic following a Shanghai’s couple separation during the Sino-Japanese War has been termed China’s Gone with the Wind.
Screening includes intermission
  • Andrew F. Jones
    Introduction
    Andrew F. Jones is a UC Berkeley professor who teaches modern Chinese literature and media culture.
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12 PM
Friday, October 12, 2018
12 PM
Frederick Wiseman,
United States,
2013,
(244 mins)
This study of the University—which clocks in at more than four hours—presents the complexities of the campus from multiple angles and is "a summation of sorts of Frederick Wiseman’s exceptional career” (Variety).
Presented without an intermission
4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, October 12, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

5 PM
Friday, October 12, 2018
5 PM
Wu Yonggang,
Hong Kong,
1938,
(114 mins)

Digital Restoration

This 1938 talkie remake of The Goddess offers a chance to see how another leading star, Butterfly Wu (Hue Die), interpreted the role made famous by the late Ruan Lingyu.
Friday, October 12, 2018
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Germany, Sweden,
1980,
(104 mins)

Digital Restoration

One of Bergman’s most daring experiments, this bleakly explicit tale of a feuding couple was controversial on its release, but the director said “it belongs to my best films.”
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11:30 AM–1 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018
11:30 AM–1 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Make your own Supergraphics-style design in this workshop inspired by pioneering designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s Art Wall project.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Raphael Noz
    With artist
    Raphael Noz holds an MS degree in education from Wheelock College and an MFA from California College of the Arts (CCA).
Series Family Events
1 PM–2:30 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018
1 PM–2:30 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Make your own Supergraphics-style design in this workshop inspired by pioneering designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s Art Wall project.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Raphael Noz
    With artist
    Raphael Noz holds an MS degree in education from Wheelock College and an MFA from California College of the Arts (CCA).
Series Family Events
Saturday, October 13, 2018
1:30 PM
Explore the works on view in Old Masters in a New Light in this tour with expert American Sign Language interpreter Patricia Lessard.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
1:30 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018
1:30 PM

Copresented by the Society for Arts and Cultural Heritage of India

Artist Matti Braun speaks sbout Indian physicist Vikram Sarabhai.
Free admission
2:30 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, October 13, 2018
2:30 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, October 13, 2018
3 PM

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

Sample this collection of stories about a school where all sorts of strange and hilarious things happen, and take home a copy to finish reading on your own.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Eric Silverberg
    Reading led by
    Eric Silverberg is a librarian for the Berkeley Unified School District.
Series Family Events
Saturday, October 13, 2018
5 PM
Hana Makhmalbaf,
France, Iran,
2007,
(81 mins)

Imported 35mm Print
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
Film to Table dinner follows

A willful eight-year-old girl is determined to go to school despite all obstacles in Hana Makhmalbaf’s “deeply affecting” (The Guardian) look at the dreams and traumas of postwar Afghanistan, set in Bamian, site of the Buddhist statues destroyed by the Taliban.
  • Hossein Khosrowjah
    Introduction
    Hossein Khosrowjah is a senior adjunct professor at California College of the Arts in the Visual Studies Department.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
6:30 PM

Four-course dinner with wine pairing

Join fellow cinephiles at our table for dinner and discussion following Hana Makhmalbaf’s “deeply affecting” (The Guardian) look at the dreams and traumas of postwar Afghanistan, set in Bamian, site of the Buddhist statues destroyed by the Taliban.
At Babette
$75 per person. Film and dinner tickets must be purchased separately. Call Babette at (510) 684-3046 with questions.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
7 PM
Krausbauer and Suzuki present an improvisational composition with voices, amplified strings, electronics, and bell percussion, preceded by a performance by Akiyama.
Included with admission
7 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018
7 PM
Luchino Visconti,
France, Italy,
1963,
(186 mins)

Digital Restoration

Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, and Burt Lancaster (in one of his greatest performances) star in this tale of an aging Sicilian aristocrat who watches as his life—and lifestyle—fades into the past. “Even the most intimate scenes seethe with a sense of change” (Village Voice). “A mellow and melancholy feast” (New York Times).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, October 14, 2018
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Sunday, October 14, 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
  • Film
Sunday, October 14, 2018
2 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
  • Families
  • Film
  • Free
Sunday, October 14, 2018
4 PM
Jacques Demy,
France,
1967,
(124 mins)

Digital Restoration

Free on the outdoor screen!

 

Catherine Deneuve and sister Françoise Dorléac are twins lifted out of their small-town reveries by a troupe of wandering entertainers led by Mr. American in Paris himself, Gene Kelly. "Not merely charming or amusing, but profoundly moving" (Sight and Sound).
At Outdoor Screen
Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
4:30 PM
  • Film
Sunday, October 14, 2018
4:30 PM
Shen Xiling,
China,
1937,
(104 mins)
This inventive Depression-era comedy follows unemployed young graduates trying to succeed—or at least survive—in thirties Shanghai, and marked the emergence of Zhao Dan and Bai Yang as major stars.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
7 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Germany, United States,
1977,
(119 mins)

Digital Restoration

David Carradine stars as a Jewish American circus artist caught among the whores, alcoholics, and rising fascists of decadent 1923 Berlin in Bergman’s jaw-droppingly atypical period piece, an unapologetically gothic Grand Guignol.
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6:30 PM
Monday, October 15, 2018
6:30 PM

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium series and the Department of Art Practice.

The video and installation artist considers how art, technology, and the moving image can sensitize viewers to their own and others’ experiences.
Free admission
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12 PM
The curator of Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static offers an overview of the exhibition, tracing the trajectory of Quaytman’s career.
Included with admission
  • Apsara DiQuinzio
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
3:10 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1963,
(96 mins)

Digital Restoration

Two sisters play out dramas of lust and fear in a foreign land where war looms, an emotional landscape forsaken by God. A work of “staggering integrity” (Chicago Reader).
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 17, 2018
7 PM
(56 mins)
Aurand’s expressive camera technique and editing style imbue her lyrical films with a joyous spontaneity. Tonight’s program also includes two titles by Scottish film poet Margaret Tait, one of her influences.
  • Ute Aurand
    In Person
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
12 PM
A Cuban-born, Bay Area–based teacher of Cuba’s music and dance traditions talks about his experiences as an immigrant and the enduring influence of Afro-Cuban cultural heritage.
Free admission
4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, October 18, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:30 PM

Open to Curator's Circle members at the $10,000 level and above.

Preview Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static with curator Apsara DiQuinzio, followed by a festive dinner.
This event is at capacity.
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
7 PM
(66 mins)
Tonight’s program includes Aurand’s triptych A Walk/ Im Park/ ZUOZ, shot in Switzerland; Maria and the World, with glimpses of everyday life and rural landscape; and In the Garden (co-created with Bärbel Freund). Plus Marie Menken’s Arabesque for Kenneth Anger and Margaret Tait’s Portrait of Ga.
  • Ute Aurand
    In Person
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4 PM
  • Film
Friday, October 19, 2018
4 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).
4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, October 19, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, October 19, 2018
6 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

 

Curator, cultural strategist, and organizer Ekundayo presents Riot Babies, a multisensory soundtrack through a political lens of “Loving Blackness.”
Included with admission
Series Black Life
Friday, October 19, 2018
7 PM
Nelson Pereira dos Santos,
Brazil,
1972,
(84 mins)

New Digital Restoration

A Frenchman captured by Indians learns the true meaning of assimilation in this landmark of postcolonial cinema-as-resistance, a slyly entertaining mixture of anthropology, black humor, political allegory, and ubiquitous nudity.
  • Natalia Brizuela
    Introduction
    Natalia Brizuela teaches in UC Berkeley’s Departments of Film and Media and Spanish and Portuguese and is interim director of the Arts Research Center.
9:30 PM
  • Film
  • Free
  • Performance
Friday, October 19, 2018
9:30 PM
Jean Cocteau,
France,
1930,
(55 mins)

Free admission

 

Live student DJs and musicians perform an original score to Cocteau’s Surrealist classic. Plus surprise shorts!
Free admission
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, October 20, 2018
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, October 20, 2018
1:30 PM
This symposium brings together critical perspectives on the artist, positioning Quaytman’s innovations within the history of abstraction in the United States and abroad.
Included with admission
5:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, October 20, 2018
5:30 PM
Samira Makhmalbaf,
France, Iran,
2008,
(101 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

A rich man needs a strong boy to carry his legless son in this unforgiving, Boschian examination of corruption and power. Director Samira Makhmalbaf warns, “If you are here to watch a soft and poetic film, don’t waste your time.”
  • Hossein Khosrowjah
    Introduction
    Hossein Khosrowjah is a senior adjunct professor at California College of the Arts in the Visual Studies Department.
7:45 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2018
7:45 PM
Luchino Visconti,
France, Italy, United States,
1971,
(130 mins)
A ravishing elegy to the mortality of all things: buildings, cities, art, and desire. Dirk Bogarde plays the hero of Thomas Mann’s novella, a man enthralled by a young boy’s beauty in a Venice consumed by disease.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, October 21, 2018
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

1 PM
  • Performance
Sunday, October 21, 2018
1 PM
Eclectic musician Erika Stucky performs as part of the Zürich Meets San Francisco Festival.
included with admission
Sunday, October 21, 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
Sunday, October 21, 2018
4 PM
(76 mins)
Marie Menken’s charming animation Dwightiana sets the tone for this program on place, work, and art. The evening also includes Menken’s stop-motion Moonplay, Margaret Tait’s A Place of Work, and Aurand’s Building Under Ground, which follows the expansion of Zurich’s Museum Rietberg.
  • Ute Aurand
    In Person
7 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2018
7 PM
Luchino Visconti,
France, Italy,
1963,
(186 mins)

Digital Restoration

Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, and Burt Lancaster (in one of his greatest performances) star in this tale of an aging Sicilian aristocrat who watches as his life—and lifestyle—fades into the past. “Even the most intimate scenes seethe with a sense of change” (Village Voice). “A mellow and melancholy feast” (New York Times).
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6:30 PM
Monday, October 22, 2018
6:30 PM

Presented by Berkeley Arts + Design, the Department of Art Practice, and the Headlands Center for the Arts.

The artist (and Berkeley alumnus) discusses his site-specific media installations, ranging from Berlin to Israel and Palestine to the United States.
Free admission
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Wednesday, October 24, 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, October 24, 2018
3:10 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1966,
(85 mins)

Digital Restoration

Exploring the strange symbiosis between a speechless actress (Liv Ullmann) and her nurse companion (Bibi Andersson), this is “Bergman at his most brilliant” (Time Out).
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
  • Performance
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7 PM

Programmed by Marit Brook-Kothlow and Amy Rathbone

Locke draws from her experiences as a dominatrix, wrestler, and artists’ model to compose physically intense, sculptural actions. She’ll be stirring up something compelling in our space.
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7 PM
Lizzie Olesker, Lynne Sachs,
United States,
2018,
(75 mins)
Olesker and Sachs fold the history of labor and immigration into this intimate chronicle of the disappearing public space of the neighborhood laundromat. With Sachs’s Carolee, Barbara & Gunvor and Gunvor Nelson’s Old Digs.
In Person
  • Lizzie Olesker
  • Lynne Sachs
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
12 PM
Artist Allan deSouza and series organizer Alex Saragoza hold a lively discussion on the relationships between art and migrations—both literal and metaphorical.
Free admission
4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, October 25, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, October 25, 2018
7 PM
Agnieszka Holland,
Poland,
1979,
(108 mins)

Digital Restoration

The life, times, cares, and disasters of a provincial theater group are brought to life in Holland’s metaphorical comedy, tinged with the lighthearted yet profoundly moving aura of the Czech New Wave.
In Conversation
  • Agnieszka Holland
  • Karolina Pasternak
    Karolina Pasternak is a widely published journalist and film critic for the Polish edition of Newsweek; her commentaries on cinema are regularly broadcast on Polish radio and television.
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Friday, October 26, 2018
4 PM
Agnieszka Holland,
Czech Republic,
2013,
(84 mins)
The first episode in a three-part miniseries focusing on the personal sacrifice of Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the 1969 Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. “Long on narrative power, emotional conviction, and moral responsibility” (The Nation).
Special pricing for the complete Burning Bush miniseries: General admission, $23; BAMPFA members, $18; UC Berkeley students, $15; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non–UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under, $19.
4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, October 26, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, October 26, 2018
7 PM
Agnieszka Holland,
Poland,
1981/87,
(110 mins)

Digital Restoration

A divorced postal worker in Solidarity-era Poland begins a love affair with a younger man, but hope for a new beginning is soon shattered. Holland’s last work before leaving Poland, the film was suppressed for years because of its biting social critique.
In Conversation
  • Agnieszka Holland
  • Karolina Pasternak
    Karolina Pasternak is a widely published journalist and film critic for the Polish edition of Newsweek; her commentaries on cinema are regularly broadcast on Polish radio and television.
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Saturday, October 27, 2018
11 AM
Learn to create unique animations by painting, scratching, and collaging directly onto 16mm film.
Included with admission. RSVP required.
Series Workshops
11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, October 27, 2018
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

1:30 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2018
1:30 PM
The exhibition curator speaks about Hujar’s compelling work and presents a screening of Peter Hujar: Immersion.
Included with admission
Saturday, October 27, 2018
4 PM
Agnieszka Holland,
Czech Republic,
2013,
(84 mins)
The first episode in a three-part miniseries focusing on the personal sacrifice of Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the 1969 Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. “Long on narrative power, emotional conviction, and moral responsibility” (The Nation).
Special pricing for the complete Burning Bush miniseries: General admission, $23; BAMPFA members, $18; UC Berkeley students, $15; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non–UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under, $19.
6:15 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2018
6:15 PM
Agnieszka Holland,
Czech Republic,
2013,
(72 mins)
The second entry in Holland’s fact-based miniseries about the self-immolation of a student protester in Czechoslovakia and the aftermath of that tragedy. “Holland [is] in masterful form” (The Nation).
Special pricing for the complete Burning Bush miniseries: General admission, $23; BAMPFA members, $18; UC Berkeley students, $15; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non–UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under, $19.
7:45 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, October 27, 2018
7:45 PM
Agnieszka Holland,
Czech Republic,
2013,
(78 mins)
The conclusion of Holland’s miniseries about protest and its consequences in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a subject that “aligns with a key focus in her work: the question of human morality and how it withstands a fraught situation” (Variety). 
Special pricing for the complete Burning Bush miniseries: General admission, $23; BAMPFA members, $18; UC Berkeley students, $15; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non–UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under, $19.
In Conversation
  • Agnieszka Holland
  • Karolina Pasternak
    Karolina Pasternak is a widely published journalist and film critic for the Polish edition of Newsweek; her commentaries on cinema are regularly broadcast on Polish radio and television.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, October 28, 2018
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Sunday, October 28, 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
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, October 28, 2018
2 PM
Agnieszka Holland,
Canada, Germany, Poland,
2011,
(144 mins)
During the Nazi occupation of Lvov, Poland, a sewage worker profits by hiding a group of fugitive Jews in the town’s sewers. This claustrophobic, searing drama is “the most volatile film Holland has directed. . . . Honesty is the movie’s greatest strength” (David Denby).
In Conversation
  • Agnieszka Holland
  • Karolina Pasternak
    Karolina Pasternak is a widely published journalist and film critic for the Polish edition of Newsweek; her commentaries on cinema are regularly broadcast on Polish radio and television.
3 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2018
3 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1986,
(81 mins)
Bergman’s first feature after abandoning 35mm film for television is a tale of tortured love between a middle-aged woman and a slightly younger man. “A melodrama reeking of both sulphur and perfume” (Dagens nyheter).
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
7 PM
  • Film
Sunday, October 28, 2018
7 PM
Luchino Visconti,
Italy,
1965,
(105 mins)

Digital Restoration

This somber mood piece is an Elektra story of madness and incestuous passions in a family haunted by secrets and the shadow of the Holocaust.
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Monday, October 29, 2018
6:30 PM
The bestselling science fiction writer talks about the notion of the Anthropocene era and the possibility of creating a “good Anthropocene.”
Free admission
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
6 PM
Meet members of the legendary activist troupe and learn the art of cantastoria, a form of street theater using song, movement, text, and puppetry.
At 2727 California Street, Berkeley
Admission free
Series Workshops
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
6:30 PM

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

Please join fellow Curator's Circle members for an intimate and artful gathering at the home of John and Gretchen Berggruen. The evening will include a lively discussion between BAMPFA curator Apsara DiQuinzio and artist Alicia McCarthy.
For Curator's Circle members only.
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Wednesday, October 31, 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, October 31, 2018
3:10 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1968,
(90 mins)

Digital Restoration

A woman (Liv Ullmann) tells of her life on a remote island with her artist husband (Max von Sydow) in a film that intertwines supernatural mysteries with the no less mysterious torments of creativity.
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
  • In-Person
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
7 PM
Adam Khalil, Bayley Sweitzer,
United States,
2018,
(93 mins)
Empty Metal takes place in a world similar to ours—one of mass surveillance, pervasive policing, and increasing individual apathy—as it follows the lives of several people attempting to bring about change. With short The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets.
In Conversation
  • Adam Khalil
  • Bayley Sweitzer
  • Diana Ruíz
    Diana Ruíz is a PhD candidate in the Department of Film and Media at UC Berkeley.
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4 PM-7 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2018
4 PM-7 PM
Images of architecture, from iconic skyscrapers to Main Street vernacular, ancient ruins to modern cityscapes.
Free admission
Series Five Tables
11 AM–7 PM
  • Families
  • Free
Thursday, November 1, 2018
11 AM–7 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2018
12 PM
Historian Sikainga discusses the African diaspora in relation to The Routes of Slavery (1444–1888), a musical event at Cal Performances.
Free admission
Thursday, November 1, 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, November 1, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

7 PM
  • Film
Thursday, November 1, 2018
7 PM
Luchino Visconti,
Italy,
1954,
(123 mins)

Digital Restoration

An unhappily married Italian countess embarks on a doomed love affair with an Austrian officer in Visconti’s operatic, meticulously detailed tale of nationalism and destructive passion. “Visconti here moves his camera as if it were a conductor’s baton” (Artforum).
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Friday, November 2, 2018
4 PM
(90 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Prints

This assembly of radical works encompasses local activism (Newsreel’s Black Panther and San Francisco State on Strike), global movements (Santiago Alvarez’s Now! and 79 Springtimes), and feminist statements (Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley’s Schmeerguntz).
  • The Black Aesthetic
    Introduction
    The Black Aesthetic is a creative organization whose mission is to curate and assemble a collective and distinct understanding of black visual culture.
4 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, November 2, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, November 2, 2018
6 PM

Programmed by MK Chavez

Hear Valdez and and johnson read their work.
Included with admission
Series Readings
7 PM
Friday, November 2, 2018
7 PM
Jean Vigo,
France,
1934,
(89 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

Vigo’s only full-length feature is a poetic masterpiece on the theme of passionate love, following a young barge captain and his peasant bride in their first days together. “One of the most magical of French masterpieces” (Variety).
7:30 PM
Friday, November 2, 2018
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1986,
(81 mins)
Bergman’s first feature after abandoning 35mm film for television is a tale of tortured love between a middle-aged woman and a slightly younger man. “A melodrama reeking of both sulphur and perfume” (Dagens nyheter).
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, November 3, 2018
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, November 3, 2018
5:30 PM
Dusan Makavejev,
Yugoslavia,
1971,
(84 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print
Film to Table dinner follows

Makavejev brings a surreal combinatory style and radical sexual politics to a docu-fictional exploration of Wilhelm Reich and his implications for world revolution.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
7 PM

Four-course dinner with wine pairing

Join fellow cinephiles at our table for dinner and discussion following this 1971 film, which brings a surreal combinatory style and radical sexual politics to a docu-fictional exploration of Wilhelm Reich and his implications for world revolution.
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, November 3, 2018
7:30 PM
Luchino Visconti,
Algeria, France, Italy,
1967,
(104 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

A rare opportunity to see this adaptation of the great existentialist novel, with Marcello Mastroianni as Camus’s archetype of alienation. Visconti vividly re-creates 1930s colonial Algiers.