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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
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  • Families
Sunday, September 25, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
1 PM
  • Activity
  • Families
  • Free
  • In-Person
  • Workshop
Sunday, September 25, 2022
1 PM
Join local artists and educators Amy Bergstein and Alayna Tinney for some collaborative collage time in the Art Lab. All ages are welcome!

Included with admission

Series Workshops
3:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 25, 2022
3:30 PM
Rithy Panh,
Cambodia, France,
2020,
(88 mins)

North American Premiere

Winner of the 2020 Berlinale Documentary Award, Panh’s Irradiated continues his exploration of the inhumanity of war and ideologically motivated genocide beyond the borders of his native Cambodia.
In Conversation
  • Rithy Panh
  • Boreth Ly
    Borethy Ly is associate professor of Southeast Asian Art History and Visual Culture at UC Santa Cruz. 
Sunday, September 25, 2022
4 PM
Poetry by Toya L. Groves and Darius Simpson.

Included with admission

7 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2022
7 PM
Elaine May,
United States,
1972,
(106 mins)
The Heartbreak Kid is a bitter satire that plays like a whimsical romantic comedy. “[A] movie that manages the marvelous and very peculiar trick of blending the mechanisms and the cruelties of Neil Simon’s comedy with the sense and sensibility of F. Scott Fitzgerald” (Vincent Canby, New York Times).
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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
12:15 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
7 PM
(74 mins)

Cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies

The experimental films of Brazilian filmmaker Vaz celebrate the medium’s possibility to engage the senses in surprising new ways by reconsidering the limits of our perception.
Prerecorded Conversation
  • Ana Vaz
  • Nicolás Pereda
    Nicolás Pereda is a filmmaker and assistant professor of film and media at UC Berkeley.
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Thursday, September 29, 2022
12:45 PM
Composer, vocalist, and artist Ken Ueno moves toward creating a personal practice that seeks to “uncorset” musical practice and, by extension, claim artistic agency for those who do not belong to the dominant culture.

Free and open to the public

7 PM
Thursday, September 29, 2022
7 PM
Hawa Aliou N’Diaye,
Benin, France, Mali,
2021,
(71 mins)
N’Diaye explores Malian tradition, myth, and the ethereal through interviews with women who—like her—claim to be possessed by enigmatic spirits known as jinn.
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Friday, September 30, 2022
11:30 AM
Anoma Pieris and Lynne Horiuchi will talk about their new book, The Architecture of Confinement: Incarceration Camps and the Pacific War.
2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, September 30, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, September 30, 2022
7 PM
Elaine May,
United States,
1987,
(107 mins)

Digital Restoration
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

Broke, untalented nightclub performers (Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman) accept a gig at a Moroccan hotel before becoming CIA pawns in May’s highly underrated romp. “May’s screenwriting has a sardonic, aphoristic brilliance. . . . [as director] she pushes Beatty and Hoffman out of their familiar personae, into strange psychodramatic performances that emerge with a precision of gesture and inflection” (Richard Brody, New Yorker).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, October 1, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, October 1, 2022
7 PM
Haile Gerima,
United States,
1975,
(97 mins)
Dorothy, the title character, is raising a daughter in Watts while her husband is in prison. Her political awareness develops as she navigates the cacophony and turmoil of the neighborhood and stays connected with him via correspondence.
  • Ryanaustin Dennis
    Introduction
    Ryanaustin Dennis is cocurator of BAMPFA's Black Life series.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, October 2, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, October 2, 2022
2 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
5 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, October 2, 2022
5 PM
Amleset Muchie,
Ethiopia,
2019,
(84 mins)
An indomitable young woman in Addis Ababa’s sprawling Merkato market finds that her running talent could lead her out of poverty in this inspiring, colorful film. Legendary runner Haile Gebrselassie cameos.
  • Ruth Gebreyesus
    Introduction
    Ruth Gebreyesus, a writer and producer based in the Bay Area, is currently the cocurator of Black Life.
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7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
7 PM
Steven Arnold,
United States,
1971,
(75 mins)

New Digital Restoration

The legendary, gender-obliterating funfest unleashed by the cantankerous cross-dressing Cockettes shines on in this digital restoration.
In Conversation
  • Peter Conheim
    Peter Conheim is a film and audio restorationist (and PFA alum) and the head of Cinema Preservation Alliance in El Cerrito. 
  • Steve Seid
    Steve Seid was a curator at BAMPFA for twenty-five years. Read more about Luminous Procuress and its history in his article ”Illumination Procured: Steven Arnold and the Body Eclectic.”
  • Harry Tsvi Strauch
    Harry Tsvi Strauch, an early backer of Luminous Procuress, was its main funder and its executive producer.
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4—7 PM
  • Art
  • Free
  • In-Person
Thursday, October 6, 2022
4—7 PM
Explore the magical side of folklore and the strange in this month’s Five Tables.

Free on first Thursday of the month

Series Five Tables
1:15 PM
Thursday, October 6, 2022
1:15 PM
Expert tour guides share highlights of exhibitions on view throughout the museum.

Included with admission

Series Guided Tours
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, October 6, 2022
7 PM
Chan Tze Woon,
China,
2022,
(98 mins)
An elegiac corollary to the fiery documentaries that captured Hong Kong’s recent protest movement and ensuing crackdown, Blue Island grapples honestly with the fact that, despite valiant efforts, Hong Kong as we once knew it is no more.
  • Roy Chan
    Introduction
    Roy Chan is associate visiting professor in East Asian languages and cultures at UC Berkeley and associate professor of Chinese and comparative literature at the University of Oregon.
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Friday, October 7, 2022
11:30 AM
Barnali Ghosh will talk about creating the award-winning Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour, part of a growing movement of activist-led, place-based storytelling.

The event will also be livestreamed via Zoom webinar.

Free and open to the public

2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, October 7, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Friday, October 7, 2022
6 PM

Presented by Berkeleyside in partnership with BAMPFA

BAMPFA is proud to partner with our friends at Berkeleyside on the inaugural edition of Berkeleyside Idea Makers, exploring issues of race, identity and the rocky terrain of rights in the United States today with New Yorker writer Jay Caspian Kang and Bekeley Law professor Khiara Bridges.

BAMPFA members receive a special discount on Idea Makers tickets; look for a promo code in your September 15 email that can be applied at checkout. Contact us at bampfamember@berkeley.edu with any questions.

$10–35. Tickets sold by Berkeleyside on Eventbrite.

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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, October 8, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
11:30 AM
  • Activity
  • Families
  • Free
  • In-Person
  • Workshop
Saturday, October 8, 2022
11:30 AM

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

Inspired by the many animal companions in Candice Lin’s art, make a personal spirit animal flag featuring your favorite animal!

Included with admission: Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under

  • Lucy Stark
    Workshop led by
    Stark holds a BA in art practice from UC Berkeley and works at Paulson Fontaine Press. She has made art with children and others, including at BAMPFA’s Family Day.
Series Family Events
2 PM
  • Activity
  • Families
  • Free
  • In-Person
  • Reading
  • Workshop
Saturday, October 8, 2022
2 PM

Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)

Enjoy reading about Maizy as she bonds with her grandparents, discovers the joys and pains of growing up, and learns about her family’s Chinese American heritage.

Included with admission: Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under

  • Andrea Kneeland
    Reading led by
    Andrea Kneeland, librarian, Berkeley Unified School District
Series Family Events
4 PM
  • Film
Saturday, October 8, 2022
4 PM
Carolina Markowicz,
Argentina, Brazil,
2022,
(107 mins)
One of the most anticipated first features this year, writer/director Markowicz’s satire centers on an upheaval in the quiet life of a rural Brazilian family as they accept an ominous proposal. With utterly fearless performances, this dryly funny, evocative debut confirms Markowicz as a talent to watch.

Special Admission

General: $16.50

BAMPFA members, CFI members: $14

Seniors (65+), disabled persons: $15

Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8.

BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.

In Person
  • Carolina Markowicz
  • Maeve Jinkings
7 PM
  • Film
Saturday, October 8, 2022
7 PM
Hirokazu Kore-eda,
Korea,
2022,
(129 mins)
Song Kang-ho deservedly won Best Actor at Cannes for his performance in this bittersweet road trip drama about a black market business selling infants left at baby boxes. Well known for his emotional stories, Shoplifters writer/director Kore-eda takes us on another poignant ride.

Special Admission

General: $16.50

BAMPFA members, CFI members: $14

Seniors (65+), disabled persons: $15

Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8.

BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.

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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, October 9, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
1 PM
  • Activity
  • In-Person
  • Workshop
Sunday, October 9, 2022
1 PM
Visitors are invited to create artwork and poetry to send back to the participating artists from the San Quentin arts studio, taking the opportunity to build connections and exchange creative energy.

Included with admission

Series Workshops
Sunday, October 9, 2022
2 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
3:30 PM
Sunday, October 9, 2022
3:30 PM
Diane Robinson,
United States,
2022,
(67 mins)
Despite their power to make meaningful change at the ballot box, Americans aged eighteen to twenty-nine sit out elections far more than any other age group. Robinson’s documentary follows the highs and lows of 2020’s fraught election season as four youth-led initiatives attempt to engage this disaffected group.

Special Admission

General: $16.50

BAMPFA members, CFI members: $14

Seniors (65+), disabled persons: $15

Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8.

BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.

In Person
  • Diane Robinson
  • Patricia Howell
    Patricia Howell is an executive producer of The Young Vote.
5:45 PM
  • Film
  • Free
Sunday, October 9, 2022
5:45 PM
Alice Rohrwacher,
Italy,
2022,
(37 mins)

Free Admission

Rohrwacher’s new film is a whimsical, wonderful thirty-seven minutes in the company of the rebellious little girls at a Catholic boarding school in Italy. It’s Christmas, it’s wartime, things are scarce. But there’s an irresistible red cake—temptation abounds!

Free admission. Tickets available at the admissions desk beginning at 2 PM.

7 PM
Sunday, October 9, 2022
7 PM
Mia Hansen-Løve,
France,
2022,
(112 mins)
Even more moving for eschewing excess drama, writer/director Hansen-Løve’s subtle film is a bittersweet exploration of how the vicissitudes of fate and the passage of time shape identities. Featuring Léa Seydoux as Sandra, a translator and single mom, caring for her ailing father.

Special Admission

General: $16.50

BAMPFA members, CFI members: $14

Seniors (65+), disabled persons: $15

Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8.

BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.

7:30 PM
Sunday, October 9, 2022
7:30 PM

Programmed by Sean Carson

UC Berkeley students from the course Creativity in Practice perform several of Fluxus artist Alison Knowles’s provocative event "scores," involving simple actions, ideas, and objects from everyday life, recontextualized as performance.

Seating for Full performances is limited

$14General Admission
$12Seniors / Students / Patrons with Disability
FREEBAMPFA Members / UCB Staff and Students / Youth
Series Full
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
12:15 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
7 PM
(65 mins)
This selection of Fluxus films—“the most radical and experimental art movement of the 1960s”—includes works by Sharits and Ono and John Lennon.
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Thursday, October 13, 2022
12:45 PM
Through this conversation/presentation, Latanya d. Tigner shares colorful lessons about how to respectfully enter and engage cultural communities, learned during her informal observation of African movement and spiritual retention in New Orleans jazz funerals and Second Line parading traditions.

Free and open to the public

4 PM
Thursday, October 13, 2022
4 PM
(80 mins)
Eight short films that empower and inspire. This year’s stories are told from a variety of perspectives championing women and gender nonconforming individuals—highlighting their aspirations, accomplishments, resilience, strength, and connection.

Special Admission

Shorts program: $10

Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8.

BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.

7 PM
  • Film
Thursday, October 13, 2022
7 PM
Carla Simón,
Italy, Spain,
2022,
(120 mins)
In Simón’s gorgeous ensemble drama, a Catalan family running a peach orchard experiences turmoil when the land’s owner decides to replace the trees with solar panels. Now the family must fight for its survival, as three generations struggle to preserve hope, and memories, for future generations.

Special Admission

General: $16.50

BAMPFA members, CFI members: $14

Seniors (65+), disabled persons: $15

Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8.

BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.

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Friday, October 14, 2022
11:30 AM
Catherine Ceniza Choy will discuss her new book, Asian American Histories of the United States, in which she argues that Asian American experiences are essential to any understanding of US history and its existential crises of the early twenty-first century.

The event will also be livestreamed via Zoom webinar

Free and open to the public

2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, October 14, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7:30 PM
Friday, October 14, 2022
7:30 PM
Kathryn Golden,
United States,
2022,
(75 mins)
This brilliantly energetic portrait of Bay Area music legend, activist, and seven-time Grammy nominee John Santos reveals a hardworking musician and educator as dedicated to preserving and expanding Afro-Latin music as he is to navigating the politics of culture, social equality, and racial injustice.

Special Admission

General: $16.50

BAMPFA members, CFI members: $14

Seniors (65+), disabled persons: $15

Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8.

BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.

In Person
  • Kathryn Golden
  • Ashley James
    Ashley James is the producer and director of photography of Santos—Skin to Skin.
  • John Santos
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1–2:30 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2022
1–2:30 PM
Moderated by guest curator Karen Moss, this symposium reassessing the importance and impact of Alison Knowles’s work features art historians Hannah B. Higgins and Nicole L. Woods, and artist/educator/writer Simon Leung.

Included with admission

11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, October 15, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
4 PM
  • Film
Saturday, October 15, 2022
4 PM
Chie Hayakawa,
Japan,
2022,
(112 mins)
This dystopian drama may provoke comparisons to Logan’s Run or Soylent Green, but director Hayakawa’s tender and visionary film resonates in unexpected ways. Veteran actor Chieko Baisho stars as an elderly woman in a near-future society in which the Japanese government offers senior citizens a stipend for ending their own lives.

Special Admission

General: $16.50

BAMPFA members, CFI members: $14

Seniors (65+), disabled persons: $15

Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8.

BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.

Saturday, October 15, 2022
7 PM
Yvan Iturriaga, Francisco Núñez Capriles,
United States,
2022,
(93 mins)
This locally made doc explores the supersize life of soulful bluesman and Grammy Award winner Fantastic Negrito, from isolation as a Black Muslim kid in rural Massachusetts through countless reinventions until finally becoming a star on the streets of Oakland.

Special Admission

General: $16.50

BAMPFA members, CFI members: $14

Seniors (65+), disabled persons: $15

Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8.

BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.

In Person
  • Yvan Iturriaga
  • Francisco Núñez Capriles
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, October 16, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, October 16, 2022
4 PM
Lizzie Gottlieb,
United States,
2022,
(112 mins)
Gottlieb’s fascinating documentary explores the significance of the intersecting life’s work of her father, writer and editor Robert Gottlieb, and biographer Robert Caro, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York and the influential multivolume The Years of Lyndon Johnson.

Special Admission

General: $16.50

BAMPFA members, CFI members: $14

Seniors (65+), disabled persons: $15

Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8.

BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.

Sunday, October 16, 2022
7 PM
Park Chan-wook,
Korea,
2022,
(138 mins)
Oldboy auteur Park’s Hitchcockian romantic thriller stars Park Hae-il as a detective investigating a puzzling death, his suspicions falling on the deceased’s eerily enigmatic wife (Tang Wei). Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, this film delivers a shimmering portrait of obsession and the mysteries of the human heart.

Special Admission

General: $16.50

BAMPFA members, CFI members: $14

Seniors (65+), disabled persons: $15

Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8.

BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022
12:15 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
7 PM
(72 mins)
This year’s Festival of (In)appropriation—an annual showcase for experimental found media—features an array of moving-image formats while probing the limits of audiovisual remix.
In Person
  • Allyson Unzicker
    Introduction
    Allyson Unzicker is a curator and writer from Los Angeles. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at UC Berkeley in the Film & Media Department.
  • Raed Rafei
    Introduction
  • TT Takemoto
    Introduction
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Thursday, October 20, 2022
12:45 PM
Artist Zelikha Shoja and writer Hawa Arsala will discuss the power of storytelling in transforming and reimagining community identity. The panelists will examine how visual art and writing serve as unique mediums to engage with themes of ancestral identity, diasporic memory, and oral traditions of storytelling.

Free and open to the public

7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, October 20, 2022
7 PM
Luo Li,
Canada, China,
2010,
(75 mins)
Chinese Canadian filmmaker Li depicts family history with understated reenactments that shift in and out of sync with the stories being told, suggesting the challenges of intergenerational communication and distance with tenderness and humor.
In Conversation
  • Luo Li
  • Fang Xu
    Fang Xu is a continuing lecturer in the field of interdisciplinary studies at UC Berkeley.
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Friday, October 21, 2022
11:30 AM
One island, two plays: Skyler Chin and Sita Sunil will discuss their new musical Illegal with Filipino-American playwright Jeffrey Lo, who recently directed The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin, which like Illegal dramatizes the family traumas created by racially exclusionary policies carried out at Angel Island.

The event will also be livestreamed via Zoom webinar

Free and open to the public

2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, October 21, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, October 21, 2022
7 PM
Luo Li,
Canada, China,
2015,
(117 mins)
Li’s fascinating documentary/fiction hybrid tours the disappearing shoreline and dwindling waters of the rapidly changing landscape around East Lake in China’s Hubei province in this smart, subtle, and often comic look at contemporary China and its complex relationship to the past.
In Conversation
  • Luo Li
  • Michael Nylan
    Michael Nylan is the Jane K. Sather History Chair of the UC Berkeley Department of History.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, October 22, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Saturday, October 22, 2022
7 PM
Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Italy,
1961,
(117 mins)

New 4K Digital Restoration

Pasolini’s famous debut film, a hard-edged and lyrical tragedy set in the Dantean slums of Rome, is “incandescent” (New York Times).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, October 23, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, October 23, 2022
2 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
4:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, October 23, 2022
4:30 PM
Kristine Samuelson,
United States,
1974,
(62 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Filmed at San Francisco County Jail, Time Has No Sympathy reveals the specific challenges of incarcerated women, the grinding repetition of prison life, and the need to organize to resist their unjust and inhumane treatment. With Christine Choy and Cynthia Maurizio’s Inside Women Inside and Janis Cole’s Shaggie: Letters from Prison.
  • Kristine Samuelson
    In Person
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, October 23, 2022
7 PM
Chris van der Vorm,
Netherlands, Nigeria,
2020,
(101 mins)
A hard-charging theater director/activist brings her successful play on women’s empowerment into Nigeria’s largest waterside slum in this eye-opening look at exactly what it takes to make a difference. With Leonard Cortana’s short Marielle’s Legacy Will Not Die, on the murder of an Afro-Brazilian councilwoman.
  • Ivy Mills
    Introduction
    Ivy Mills is a continuing lecturer in the History of Art department at UC Berkeley, where she teaches courses on African arts and visual cultures.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2022
7 PM
(68 mins)
This program features rarely seen short works by pioneering Iranian filmmakers who brought creativity to commissions, industrials, and government films. 
  • Somayeh Khakshoor
    Prerecorded Introduction
    Somayeh Khakshoor, who curated this program, is a nomadic Iranian moving-image artist whose main sources of inspiration are synchronicities and classical Persian literature.
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5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Thursday, October 27, 2022
5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above.

Please join fellow Curator's Circle members for a private tour of Candice Lin: Seeping, Rotting, Resting, Weeping with guest curator Victoria Sung. 
12:45 PM
Thursday, October 27, 2022
12:45 PM
Christina Yang, former BAMPFA chief curator, engages in an open-ended, behind-the-scenes conversation with Professor Lisa Wymore about the oftentimes sacred and profane task of curating performance as an expanded interdisciplinary practice in museums. This program asks what changes in curatorial work when bodies are foregrounded as works of art or perhaps how traditional principles can be upheld when a person or animal is in our care.

Free and open to the public

7 PM
  • Film
Thursday, October 27, 2022
7 PM
Li Dongmei,
China,
2020,
(134 mins)
Winner of the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award at the Göteborg Film Festival, Mama depicts seven days of life, and death, in a remote rural village in Chongqing province, as remembered by twelve-year-old Xiaoxian.
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Friday, October 28, 2022
11:30 AM
Director Li-Shin Yu and producer James Q. Chan will discuss their American Experience PBS documentary about an outbreak of bubonic plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

The event will also be livestreamed via Zoom webinar

Free and open to the public

2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, October 28, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, October 28, 2022
7 PM
Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Italy,
1962,
(111 mins)

Imported 35mm Print 

Pasolini captures the great Anna Magnani “like a found object” (Village Voice) in her role as a spirited prostitute; her downtrodden exuberance stands in for Rome itself.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, October 29, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
4:30 PM
  • Film
Saturday, October 29, 2022
4:30 PM
Otar Iosseliani,
USSR,
1975,
(94 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

In this exquisite film by Georgian director Iosseliani, a string quartet’s visit to a small village is treated with the gentle satire usually associated with the Czech New Wave. “Iosseliani is [Georgia’s] greatest director” (Tom Luddy). 
Saturday, October 29, 2022
7 PM
Teco Benson,
Nigeria,
2000,
(86 mins)
For their Black Life presentation, Nolly Babes—sisters Tochi and Ebele Anueyiagu—has selected Highway to the Grave, a film that deals with indigenous mythology, superstition, and feminine power.
Prerecorded Conversation
  • Tochi and Ebele Anueyiagu
    Tochi and Ebele Anueyiagu’s digital platform Nolly Babes brings attention to their beloved Nollywood films and actresses.
  • Ruth Gebreyesus
    Ruth Gebreyesus, a writer and producer based in the Bay Area, is currently the cocurator of Black Life.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, October 30, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, October 30, 2022
2 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
4 PM
Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Italy,
1964,
(137 mins)

Imported 35mm Print 

“Pasolini’s most satisfying movie. . . . The director’s Catholicism and Marxism serve him well here [but] the film’s beauty . . . derives from its simplicity” (Time Out).
Sunday, October 30, 2022
4 PM
Poetry by inaugural poet laureate of Monterey County Daniel Summerhill, and editor of Stellium literary magazine and MoAD poet in residence Nefertiti Asanti.

Included with admission

7 PM
Sunday, October 30, 2022
7 PM
Jeff Barnaby,
Canada,
2014,
(88 mins)
Set on the Red Crow Mi’kmaq reservation in 1976, Rhymes for Young Ghouls plays with genre to address the damage wrought by Canada’s residential schools on generations of First Nations people. The film “makes this part of our collective history accessible in a way that no Royal Commission or official report can hope to match” (Chelsea Vowel, CBC).
  • Hertha D. Sweet Wong
    Introduction
    Hertha D. Sweet Wong is professor of English and associate dean of arts and humanities at UC Berkeley. 
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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
12:15 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
7 PM
Reid Davenport,
United States,
2022,
(76 mins)
Davenport reflects on matters of visibility, family, and the freak show in his latest personal documentary, winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Directing Award for US Documentary.
  • Reid Davenport
    In Person
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4 - 7 PM
  • Art
  • Free
  • In-Person
Thursday, November 3, 2022
4 - 7 PM
Before the chill of winter sets in, Five Tables of Gatherings hopes to invigorate viewers with the dynamism of human interaction—candid and staged. 

Free on first Thursday of the month

Series Five Tables
1:15 PM
Thursday, November 3, 2022
1:15 PM
Expert tour guides share highlights of exhibitions on view throughout the museum.

Included with admission

Series Guided Tours
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, November 3, 2022
7 PM
Cristina Ibarra, Alex Rivera,
United States,
2019,
(95 mins)
This experimental hybrid of documentary and reenactment details the audacious effort by members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance to free other undocumented immigrants from inside a Florida detention center.
  • Andrés Cediel
    Introduction
    Andrés Cediel is a documentary filmmaker and professor of visual journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. 
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Friday, November 4, 2022
11:30 AM
Julio Morales, senior curator at the Arizona State University Art Museum and curator of Undoing Time, offers insights into the work of twelve contemporary artists working in a range of media and stylistic approaches to uncover untold stories and bring to light historical underpinnings that trace and build a revelatory narrative of incarceration.

Included with admission

Friday, November 4, 2022
11:30 AM
Curator Julio Morales will talk about his current BAMPFA exhibition, Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration, which considers the cultures and institutions of confinement that have been centuries in the making.

The event will also be live-streamed via Zoom webinar

Free and open to the public


2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, November 4, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • Free
  • Performance
Friday, November 4, 2022
7 PM

Free Admission

Join us for CineSpin, the BAMPFA Student Committee's annual event featuring terrific UC Berkeley student musicians and/or DJs providing original live accompaniment for great movies.

Free admission

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
2–4 PM
Join guest curator Julio Morales, exhibition artists Stephanie Syjuco and Mario Ybarra, Jr., and Freedom Archives codirectors Claude Marks and Nathaniel Moore for a conversation that expands and explores the exhibition’s themes, including the artist as archivist/activist.

Included with admission

11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, November 5, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Saturday, November 5, 2022
5 PM
Tengiz Abuladze,
USSR,
1963,
(90 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Abuladze’s humanist depiction of a small community and his central character’s coming of age—moving through the seasons, through war and then peace—is reminiscent of Satyajit Ray and Federico Fellini’s cinema.
Saturday, November 5, 2022
7 PM
Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Italy,
1966,
(89 mins)

New 4K Digital Restoration

The great Italian comic Totò plays opposite Pasolini discovery Ninetto Davoli in this Brechtian slapstick set in the time of St. Francis.