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Sunday, January 29, 2023
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, January 29, 2023
1 PM
Come take inspiration from a selection of works from the Floss Editions archive, and create your own single-page, eight-fold zine to be printed on-site using the Art Lab’s risograph machine.

Included with admission

Series Workshops
Sunday, January 29, 2023
2 PM
Graduate students —Claire Chun and Patricia de Nobrega-Gomes—offer tours of  by Alison Knowles on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM.

Included with admission

Series Guided Tours
4 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, January 29, 2023
4 PM
Robert Bresson,
France,
1956,
(97 mins)
From the true account of a Resistance leader who escaped from a Nazi prison just before he was to be executed, Bresson created a film where the drama is all internal. “Essential viewing” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).

BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs.

  • Joel Coen
    Introduction
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7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, January 29, 2023
7 PM
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen,
United States,
2009,
(106 mins)
Via the existential, moral, and romantic crises of physics professor and family man Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), A Serious Man ponders the limits of human agency, reason, faith, and the meaning of life in the face of an impassive, chaotic universe.

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

BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs.

In Conversation
  • Joel Coen
  • Eric Karpeles
    Painter and writer Eric Karpeles explores the relationship between visual and verbal culture in such books as Paintings in Proust and Almost Nothing: The 20th Century Art and Life of Józef Czapski.
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6:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Monday, January 30, 2023
6:30 PM
Sarah Polley,
United States,
2022,
(104 mins)
Graced with an extraordinary cast, Polley’s thoughtfully executed adaptation of Miriam Toews’s best-selling novel chronicles a radical “act of female imagination” to consider the healing power of language and what is required to escape systematic criminal abuse in an isolated religious community. 
In Conversation
  • Frances McDormand
    Frances McDormand is a producer and member of the cast of Women Talking.
  • Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
    Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers is an associate professor of History at UC Berkeley, where she specializes in African American history, women’s and gender history, and the history of American slavery.
  • Naima Karczmar
    Naima Karczmar is a PhD candidate in English and Critical Theory at UC Berkeley, where she works on racial epistemologies of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
12:30 PM
Join BSC Elder in Residence Daphne Muse, panelists Cheryl and Wade Hudson, Krystaelynne Sanders Diggs, Dr. Ajuan Mance, and moderators Professor Leigh Raiford and Abigail Simmons for a conversation on the legacy of Black children’s literature and the writers who continue telling stories that tap into the imagination and pay homage to Black futures.

Free and open to the public

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
7 PM
(133 mins)
In this selection of documentary and ethnographic films, women filmmakers from Lebanon, Senegal, Tanzania, and the United States employ different stylistic approaches and modes of address to depict women’s experience and work.
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Thursday, February 2, 2023
4—7 PM
Silkscreen, long the commercial technique used for textile patterns and T-shirt designs, came to the fore in the 1960s with its wide adoption by Pop artists, anti-war activists, and psychedelic poster makers.

Free on first Thursday of the month

Series Five Tables
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Thursday, February 2, 2023
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
Thursday, February 2, 2023
11 AM–7 PM

For BAMPFA members and UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff

BAMPFA members enjoy exclusive preview access to Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory Thursday and Friday, February 2 and 3.

Exclusive to BAMPFA member and UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.

Thursday, February 2, 2023
12 PM

Webinar only.

What does a contemporary form such as video art have to say to the classic forms of seventeenth-century Dutch painting? Bart Rutten asked such questions and more in his recent exhibition Double Act by pairing Dutch masters with selected works of video art. Here he discusses his curatorial principles and how he found formal, political, and thematic correspondences amongst artists separated by three centuries.

Webinar only. 

Thursday, February 2, 2023
7 PM
Isaac Julien,
United Kingdom,
1995,
(70 mins)
Combining archival footage, interviews with experts, and stark depictions of the Algerian revolution from The Battle of Algiers with dramatized tableaux to extend theorist Frantz Fanon’s challenge to people of all races, director Julien creates an intellectually provocative portrait of Fanon.
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Friday, February 3, 2023
11 AM–7 PM

For BAMPFA members and UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff

BAMPFA members enjoy exclusive preview access to Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory Thursday and Friday, February 2 and 3.

Exclusive to BAMPFA member and UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.

2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, February 3, 2023
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
6:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, February 3, 2023
6:30 PM
Hong Sangsoo,
South Korea,
2010,
(80 mins)
A film school provides the appropriate landscape for this caustic look at cinema, relationships, and points of view. A “casually brilliant feat of storytelling, akin to an ingeniously wrought suite of literary short fiction” (New York Times).
  • Dennis Lim
    Introduction
    Dennis Lim is a film curator, teacher, and writer. He is currently the artistic director of the New York Film Festival and was director of programming at Film at Lincoln Center from 2013 to 2022.
8:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, February 3, 2023
8:30 PM
Hong Sangsoo,
South Korea,
2005,
(89 mins)
A film on two impromptu lovers and their suicide pact turns into another film entirely in Hong’s early deconstruction of narrative, reality, and cinema. “One of the filmmaker’s major touchstones” (New Yorker).
  • Dennis Lim
    Introduction
    Dennis Lim is a film curator, teacher, and writer. He is currently the artistic director of the New York Film Festival and was director of programming at Film at Lincoln Center from 2013 to 2022.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
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Saturday, February 4, 2023
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
Saturday, February 4, 2023
11 AM–7 PM
Celebrate the opening of Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory with free admission to the public.
11:30 AM–2 PM
Saturday, February 4, 2023
11:30 AM–2 PM
Make art inspired by Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory with local artist Rebeca Flores. / Haz arte inspirado en la exposición, Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory, con la artista Rebeca Flores.

Included with admission.

Series Family Events
Saturday, February 4, 2023
2 PM
Amalia Mesa-Bains’s work is deeply concerned with memory and with how art serves as a portal into the cultural histories of Indigenous, Mexican, African diasporic, and multiply gendered communities. In this new film directed by Raymond Telles, the artist reflects on how culture, history, and family memories have informed her art.

Free admission. Tickets available at the admissions desk beginning at 1 PM.

  • Raymond Telles
    Introduction
    Raymond Telles is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the artist in residence at UC Berkeley’s Latinx Research Center.
Saturday, February 4, 2023
3 PM
Join cocurators María Esther Fernández and Laura Pérez—who organized this major retrospective exhibition of the work of renowned artist, scholar, and curator Amalia Mesa-Bains—for an insightful talk about the artist’s work in BAMPFA’s galleries.

Included with admission.

5 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, February 4, 2023
5 PM
Hong Sangsoo,
South Korea,
2011,
(79 mins)
Four characters in search of a drink find themselves in the same bar again and again in Hong’s most Buñuelian take on the desire for human connection. “A soju-fueled cross between Last Year at Marienbad and Groundhog Day” (Artforum).
  • Dennis Lim
    Introduction
    Dennis Lim is a film curator, teacher, and writer. He is currently the artistic director of the New York Film Festival and was director of programming at Film at Lincoln Center from 2013 to 2022.
7:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, February 4, 2023
7:30 PM
Hong Sangsoo,
South Korea,
2017,
(91 mins)
A literary office is the fitting setting as a philandering middle-aged publisher, his pissed-off wife, and a mystified new office assistant wonder if words can create reality—or take the edge off it anyway. “A lovely, intricately fractured story” (New York Times).

Tickets go on sale November 17.

  • Dennis Lim
    Introduction
    Dennis Lim is a film curator, teacher, and writer. He is currently the artistic director of the New York Film Festival and was director of programming at Film at Lincoln Center from 2013 to 2022.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Sunday, February 5, 2023
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, February 5, 2023
2 PM
Graduate students —Claire Chun and Patricia de Nobrega-Gomes—offer tours of  by Alison Knowles on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM.

Included with admission

Series Guided Tours
4 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, February 5, 2023
4 PM
(67 mins)
Your eyes dance hello to films of poetry and the poetry of film. Meet beauty in the ghost, forgotten in the dark. These are lyrical lessons of time passing. Once upon a space and splice, almost imperceptible, fragments free fall. Hold them close.
In Conversation
  • Adrianne Finelli
    Adrianne Finelli is an artist and curator and the media technology specialist in the Department of Film and Media at UC Berkeley.
  • Jon Shibata
    Jon Shibata is BAMPFA’s film archivist.
  • Pamela Vadakan
    Pamela Vadakan is the director of California Revealed, a California State Library initiative that helps cultural heritage organizations digitize, preserve, and provide online access to materials docum
7 PM
Sunday, February 5, 2023
7 PM
Rolands Kalniņš,
Latvia, USSR,
1967,
(112 mins)
An idealistic singer in a fledgling Latvian rock band fights censorship and indifference in this inventive musical, which earned comparisons to the French New Wave. With Gyula Gazdag’s The Selection, a Hungarian take on the intersection of socialism and rock and roll.
7:30 PM
  • Performance
  • Reading
Sunday, February 5, 2023
7:30 PM

Programmed by MK Chavez

Coraza performs. Poets Rachelle Escamilla, Lourdes Figueroa, and Leticia Hernández-Linares pay homage to love.

Space 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, February 8, 2023
12:15 PM
Tours of Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory are led by UC Berkeley graduate students in history of art, Chicanx/Latinx studies, and theater, dance, and performance studies.

Included with admission.

Series Guided Tours
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
12:30 PM
Black people’s care for one another in universities can be life-giving, yet the conditions in which Black people perform this labor can be coercive and detrimental to those who care. Caleb Dawson, Adia Harvey Wingfield, and Bianca C. Williams interrogate the costs that Black people face for caring in the university and imagine freedom from these conditions.

 Free and open to the public

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
7 PM
(96 mins)
The members of the Australian Indigenous media group the Karrabing Film Collective use cell phones and handheld cameras to record daily life in their rural community as a form of grassroots resistance.
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Thursday, February 9, 2023
12 PM
Where is the stage, and who is watching? NIC Kay re-creates video editing effects like glitches, rewinding, freeze frame, and overlay choreographically across various mediums. These undisciplined performances are inspired by the playfulness and immediacy of sharing video content online. NIC uses these works to explore the troubled relationships between the Black performer, the camera/video, and the audience/viewers.

Free and open to the public

7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, February 9, 2023
7 PM
Pratibha Parmar,
United Kingdom,
1991,
(90 mins)
A fierce and loving assessment of the social movements of the 1960s from the vantage point of the 1990s culture wars, featuring three influential Black feminist intellectuals: Angela Y. Davis, Alice Walker, and June Jordan. Screening with Sari Red and Khush.
In Conversation
  • Pratibha Parmar
  • Paola Bacchetta
    Paola Bacchetta is a professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley.
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, February 10, 2023
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
Friday, February 10, 2023
7 PM
Alain Tasma,
France,
2005,
(106 mins)
Inspired by the fiction/documentary blends of such socially committed British filmmakers as Alan Clarke and Ken Loach, and by the incendiary force of The Battle of Algiers, director Tasma reimagines an event that has been shamefully ignored in France’s textbooks, but whose scars still linger.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, February 11, 2023
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
11:30 AM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
  • In-Person
  • Workshop
Saturday, February 11, 2023
11:30 AM

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

Inspired by Amalia Mesa-Bains’s altars, re-create a family story or memory in a miniature altar of your own.

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

  • Blanca Estela Rodriguez
    Workshop led by
    Blanca Estela Rodríguez is a Mexican artist living in San Francisco. Her (im)migration experience informs her interest in exploring themes of identity and the site specificity of perception.
Series Family Events
Saturday, February 11, 2023
2 PM

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

The five Vanderbeeker children have eleven days to convince their landlord, Mr. Beiderman, to let them stay in the only home they’ve ever known. All is fair in love and war when it comes to keeping their home!

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

  • Mardawn Wendt
    Reading led by
    Mardawn Wendt, librarian, Berkeley Arts Magnet Elementary School
Series Family Events
Saturday, February 11, 2023
5 PM
Hong Sangsoo,
South Korea,
1998,
(109 mins)
The beauty of Korea’s Kangwon vacation hotspot desperately competes with the vainglory of its visitors in Hong’s philosophical diptych on modern love and loneliness. “A coolly bracing drama of the mysterious bonds of lovers” (Richard Brody, New Yorker).  
Saturday, February 11, 2023
7:30 PM
Hong Sangsoo,
South Korea,
2015,
(121 mins)
The fine line between love and missed connection is played then replayed in this story of a traveling film director and the young painter he befriends during one long day’s journey into an inevitably soju-tainted evening.
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Sunday, February 12, 2023
12 PM
Join Karen Moss, guest curator of by Alison Knowles, for a special Curator's Talk marking the closing day of by Alison Knowles. Art historians and catalogue essayists Lucia Fabio, Hannah Higgins and Nicole Woods will also participate.

Included with admission

1 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, February 12, 2023
1 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, February 12, 2023
2 PM
Tours of Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory are led by UC Berkeley graduate students in history of art, Chicanx/Latinx studies, and theater, dance, and performance studies.

Included with admission.

Series Guided Tours
Sunday, February 12, 2023
3 PM
Graduate students —Claire Chun and Patricia de Nobrega-Gomes—offer tours of  by Alison Knowles on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM.

Included with admission

Series Guided Tours
Sunday, February 12, 2023
4 PM
Dorothée-Myriam Kellou,
Algeria, France,
2019,
(123 mins)
French filmmaker Kellou accompanies her father, Malek, on his return home to the village of Mansourah, Algeria, for the first time since his childhood. Mansourah was one of thousands of communities turned into resettlement camps by the French military. With Drowning by Bullets, which reveals a story that quickly died, suppressed by the French government and a complicit press.
Sunday, February 12, 2023
7 PM
Gerhard Klingenberg,
German Democratic Republic,
1960,
(112 mins)
Released the year before the building of the Berlin Wall, this farce imagines the relocation of a village from East to West Germany. With Vlastimil Venclík’s Czech short The Uninvited Guest about a couple confronting—then growing accustomed to—an intruder.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2023
12:15 PM
Tours of Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory are led by UC Berkeley graduate students in history of art, Chicanx/Latinx studies, and theater, dance, and performance studies.

Included with admission.

Series Guided Tours
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
7 PM
Sueli Maxakali, Isael Maxakali,
Brazil,
2019,
(97 mins)
Yãmĩyhex, The Woman-Spirit is “a film haunted by a myth, inhabited by the careful construction of rituals and celebration, moved by the force of a spiritual bond with every manifestation of life” (Sheffield DocFest).
Prerecorded Conversation
  • Sueli Maxakali
  • Isael Maxakali
  • Carolina Canguçu
    Carolina Canguçu is an assistant director of Yãmĩyhex, The Woman-Spirit.
  • Roberto Romero
    Roberto Romero is an assistant director of Yãmĩyhex, The Woman-Spirit.
  • Natalia Brizuela
    Natalia Brizuela is the Class of 1930 Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies and a professor in the Departments of Film & Media and Spanish & Portuguese at UC Berkeley.
  • Gustavo Caboco
    In Person
    Gustavo Caboco is an artist from the Wapichana people in Brazil. 
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Thursday, February 16, 2023
12 PM
Ken Ueno’s somatic films (and secret meridians—a Uenoian term for temporally specific video captures) extend his practice as a musician and performer, a practice that resists the neoliberal surveillance mode that datafies our bodies. Datafication flattens ontologies, whereas Ueno champions the unique experience of each individual life as sacred.

Free and open to the public

7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, February 16, 2023
7 PM
(64 mins)
Out of the vault and into your heart, we present 16mm projections around the theme of play, featuring junk sculpture, synth jam, ice cream knee, sour face, unsteady cake, sprocket damage, bunny ditty, tree swing, splice pop, and joy.
In Conversation
  • Adrianne Finelli
    Adrianne Finelli is an artist and curator and the media technology specialist in the Department of Film and Media at UC Berkeley.
  • Jon Shibata
    Jon Shibata is BAMPFA’s film archivist.
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, February 17, 2023
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
Friday, February 17, 2023
7 PM
Jean-Luc Godard,
France,
1963,
(88 mins)
While it deflates the thriller genre with all manner of narrative diversions, Le petit soldat was banned for three years in France for deflating another type of fiction: the myth of French antiterrorist heroism in general, and in particular the idea that antiterrorist groups were “above” using torture.
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  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, February 18, 2023
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
Saturday, February 18, 2023
1 PM
Amalia Mesa-Bains’s artworks, spanning a range of formats and media, resonate in contemporary formal terms and in their ties to her Chicana/o community and history. Scholars Jennifer González and Adriana Zavala and artist Sandy Rodriguez join Mesa-Bains for an expanded conversation in response to these themes and other ideas in her work.

Included with admisison

Saturday, February 18, 2023
1 PM
Make finger puppets with guest artist Maya Noga Djiji. In this workshop, we will use fabric, yarn, buttons, needles, and thread to create little finger characters that can be simple or intricate depending on the student’s level.

Included with admission

Series Workshops
Saturday, February 18, 2023
5 PM
Black Life is thrilled to welcome Oakland-born filmmaker Paige Taul back to the East Bay for a screening and conversation about her films. Primarily shot on 16 and super 8mm film, her works “engage with and challenge assumptions of Black cultural expression and notions of belonging.”
In Conversation
  • Paige Taul
  • ruth gebreyesus
    ruth gebreyesus, a writer and producer based in the Bay Area, is currently the cocurator of Black Life.
7:30 PM
Saturday, February 18, 2023
7:30 PM
Hong Sangsoo,
South Korea,
2021,
(85 mins)
A former actress returns to Seoul to reconnect with her past. “Intimate and fluid . . . [a] serenely passionate deployment of art as resistance to mortality” (Richard Brody, New Yorker).
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  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, February 19, 2023
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, February 19, 2023
2 PM
Tours of Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory are led by UC Berkeley graduate students in history of art, Chicanx/Latinx studies, and theater, dance, and performance studies.

Included with admission.

Series Guided Tours
5 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2023
5 PM
Marceline Loridan-Ivens, Jean-Pierre Sergent,
France,
1962,
(68 mins)
The groundbreaking documentary Algeria, Year Zero, filmed just months after the end of the war, was initially censored in both Algeria and France. With two rare short films, I Am Eight Years Old, which reveals the effects of the war on refugee children, and Algeria in Flames, wartime footage from the National Liberation Army’s perspective.
7 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2023
7 PM
Lucian Pintilie,
Romania,
1968,
(100 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

The police force two friends to reenact a drunken crime on-screen—with awkward results—in Pintilie’s masterful satire, voted best Romanian film of all time in a poll of Romanian critics.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
12:15 PM
Tours of Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory are led by UC Berkeley graduate students in history of art, Chicanx/Latinx studies, and theater, dance, and performance studies.

Included with admission.

Series Guided Tours
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
12:30 PM
Join Abolition Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Victoria Grubbs for a documentary screening of Hit2Hit: Battle of Celebrated Rwandan Music Producers Trackslayer and Dr. Nganji and a conversation with The Trackslayer and Dr. Nganji, two of Rwanda’s top music producers. The discussion aims to spark a broader dialogue about the function of popular music in a post-genocide context

Free and open to the public

7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
7 PM
Safi Faye,
Senegal,
1979,
(112 mins)
In Fad’jal, the groundbreaking Senegalese-French filmmaker and ethnologist Safi Faye investigates traditions of storytelling through a beautiful portrait of her ancestral farming village. 
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Thursday, February 23, 2023
12 PM
Hood Century is one of the Internet’s first deep looks at the relationship between architecture, built space, and Black popular culture. The outfit is bringing its active survey practice to BAMPFA’s Black Life series this winter with a walking and talking tour.
Series Black Life
5:30 PM
Thursday, February 23, 2023
5:30 PM

Co-organized by the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

A conversation with Felwine Sarr and a musical performance by him.

Free event, reservation required

Series Performances
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, February 23, 2023
7 PM
Pratibha Parmar,
United States,
2022,
(90 mins)
This essential and timely corrective to the understanding and legacy of the late writer and activist Andrea Dworkin, described by John Berger as “perhaps the most misrepresented writer in the Western world,” “traces pivotal moments in the life of a fearless fighter” (Lucy Mukerjee, Tribeca Film Festival).
In Conversation
  • Pratibha Parmar
  • Irene Lusztig
    Irene Lusztig is a filmmaker, archival researcher, amateur seamstress, and professor of film and digital media at UC Santa Cruz.
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Friday, February 24, 2023
12 PM
Guest curator Yi Yi Mon (Rosaline) Kyo offers a series of gallery talks highlighting works by contemporary Asian and Asian American artists.

Included with admission

2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, February 24, 2023
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, February 24, 2023
7 PM
Michael Haneke,
Austria, France, Germany, Italy,
2005,
(117 mins)
“The mystery behind a series of anonymous videotapes that appear on the doorstep of a middle class Parisian family gradually turns into a metaphor about the First World’s fear of violence it has itself created and then repressed from consciousness” (Deborah Young, Variety).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, February 25, 2023
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
12 PM
Saturday, February 25, 2023
12 PM
PJ Letofsky,
United States,
2019,
(100 mins)
Austrian American architect Richard Neutra (1892–1970) designed 350 buildings around the world and was noted for his vision of environment, ecology, and livability. This information-rich documentary will be of interest to generalists and specialists alike in the areas of twentieth-century architecture and restoration, psychology, and aesthetics.
In Conversation
  • Lisa Heschong
    Lisa Heschong is an architect and founding principal of the Heschong Mahone Group (HMG), a building science consulting firm, where she led ground-breaking research showing a relationship between dayli
  • Richard Jackson
    Richard Jackson, MD MPH, is Professor emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health at the UCLA where he was Department Chair in Environmental Health Sciences.
  • Lindsay Baker
    As CEO of the International Living Future Institute, Lindsay Baker is the organization’s chief strategist, charged with delivering on its mission to lead the transformation toward a civilization that
  • Raymond Richard Neutra
    Raymond Richard Neutra, the youngest son of Richard Neutra, will moderate the post-screening panel discussion on the topic of Neutra’s modernist design.
  • PJ Letofsky
    Introduction
    PJ Letofsky is the director of Neutra: Survival Through Design.
Saturday, February 25, 2023
4:30 PM
Assia Djebar,
Algeria,
1982,
(82 mins)
Algerian novelist and filmmaker Djebar’s experimental The Zerda and the Songs of Forgetting reinterprets French colonial newsreel footage from the period 1912–42, giving voice to those who were once silenced. With The Women, a testament to the call for women’s emancipation in Algeria.
  • Soraya Tlatli
    Introduction
    Soraya Tlatli is associate professor, Department of French, UC Berkeley, and a specialist on Francophone literature from North Africa, as well as colonial and postcolonial historiography.
Saturday, February 25, 2023
7 PM
Kira Muratova,
Ukraine, USSR,
1989,
(153 mins)
Legendary director Muratova’s demented chronicle of the absurdities and insults of post-glasnost Soviet life takes its title and cues from a psychological condition that alternates between maniacal aggression and apathetic inaction. “A movie that breaks all the rules” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, February 26, 2023
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
1:30 PM
Sunday, February 26, 2023
1:30 PM
Bertrand Tavernier,
France,
1992,
(247 mins)

Digital Restoration

Assembled from fifty hours of footage, the film focuses on twenty-eight veterans—all conscripts and of every shade of political conviction. The film’s remarkable power and universality lies in the human dimension of these veterans, as they bring the events of the past to life with searing and enlightening honesty.

Presented with a 20-minute intermission

Sunday, February 26, 2023
2 PM
Tours of Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory are led by UC Berkeley graduate students in history of art, Chicanx/Latinx studies, and theater, dance, and performance studies.

Included with admission.

Series Guided Tours
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Wednesday, March 1, 2023
12:15 PM
Tours of Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory are led by UC Berkeley graduate students in history of art, Chicanx/Latinx studies, and theater, dance, and performance studies.

Included with admission.

Series Guided Tours
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
12:30 PM
Academics, activists, and creatives Peace and Love El Henson, Aria S. Halliday, Kitt (aka Father Venus), and Mireille Miller-Young come together for a lively performance and conversation on Black feminisms, hip-hop, queerness, transness, the erotic, pornography, pleasure, and policing. Join us for an afternoon of creativity, criticality, and celebration.

Free and open to the public

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
7 PM
Alice Diop,
France,
2016,
(94 mins)
Born in France to Senegalese parents, Alice Diop (Saint Omer) brings a unique perspective to migrant and Black diaspora experience. Influenced by Jean Rouch and Frederick Wiseman, she makes films that bring those on the periphery to the center. 

Tickets go on sale February 9.

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4 – 7 PM
  • Art
  • Free
  • In-Person
Thursday, March 2, 2023
4 – 7 PM

Curated by the BAMPFA Student Committee.

Curated by the BAMPFA Student Committee, this month’s Five Tables offers the opportunity to view Wassily Kandinsky’s abstract compositions from his series Little Worlds, Ando Hiroshige’s Japanese woodblock prints of blooming sakura flowers, Rembrandt’s etchings, and other vibrant works.

Free on first Thursday of the month

Series Five Tables
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Thursday, March 2, 2023
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
Thursday, March 2, 2023
12 PM
How do Native and queer epistemologies inspire cross-media practice? Using his ten-screen video installation, This Burning World, as point of departure, Jeffrey Gibson considers how his artistic practice has moved across painting, sculpture, textiles, installation, performance, and video to address issues such as climate change, the fluidity of identity, and the erasure of Indigenous art traditions. 

Free and open to the public

Thursday, March 2, 2023
1:15 PM
Tours of Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory are led by UC Berkeley graduate students in history of art, Chicanx/Latinx studies, and theater, dance, and performance studies.

Included with admission.

Series Guided Tours
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, March 2, 2023
7 PM
Donagh Coleman ,
Estonia, Finland, Ireland,
2022,
(91 mins)

Copresented with the Center for Buddhist Studies and the UC Berkeley Anthropology Department

In what Tibetans call tukdam, deceased meditators have shown no signs of death for days or weeks. Juxtaposing ground-breaking scientific research and Tibetan perspectives, this creative documentary challenges our notion of life and death—and where we draw the line between them.

Tickets go on sale February 9.

In Conversation
  • Donagh Coleman
  • David Perlman
    David Perlman, PhD worked ten years in Richie Davidson’s lab, where he designed and managed the first phase of the Tukdam research project.
  • Jacob Dalton
    Jacob Dalton is a professor of Tibetan Studies in the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley.
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, March 3, 2023
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, March 3, 2023
7 PM
Cheryl Dunye,
United States,
1996,
(81 mins)

New Restoration

A Black lesbian video store clerk and would-be filmmaker becomes obsessed with an early “race film” star in Dunye’s pioneering “funky screwball comedy in the key of queer” (B. Ruby Rich).

Tickets go on sale February 9.

  • Allegra Madsen
    Introduction
    Allegra Madsen is the director of programming at Frameline San Francisco LGBTQ+ Film Festival, the largest and longest-running queer film festival in the world.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, March 4, 2023
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Saturday, March 4, 2023
7 PM
Andy Warhol, Chuck Wein,
United States,
1965,
(126 mins)
Warhol’s brilliantly bitchy masterpiece of voyeurism, desire, and boredom on Fire Island. With shorts by Curt McDowell (Confessions), James Broughton (Testament), and José Rodriguez-Soltero (Jerovi).

Tickets go on sale February 9.