Week of January 20, 2019

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Sunday, January 20

Sunday, January 20, 2019
2 PM
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Fritz Lang,
Germany,
1931,
(111 mins)

Digital Restoration
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

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

A precursor to American noir, Lang’s masterpiece is a terrifying excursion into an urban underworld where there are few moral distinctions between organized crime and organized law enforcement. With Peter Lorre in his definitive performance.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
4:30 PM
Elmer Clifton, Ida Lupino,
United States,
1949,
(94 mins)

Digital Restoration

A waitress finds herself pregnant and out of options in Lupino’s dissection of small-town values and women’s choices (or lack of them), made with “a startling blend of compassion and invention” (New Yorker).  
Sunday, January 20, 2019
6:30 PM
Michael Glawogger,
Austria, Germany,
2005,
(122 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Glawogger’s documentary starts from a global question—Is hard manual labor a thing of the past?—and finds the unflinching answer in portraits of grueling and dangerous professions in Ukraine, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and China.

Monday, January 21

Tuesday, January 22

Wednesday, January 23

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
12 PM-1 PM
Peruse a series of the artist's notebooks, which offer insight into his singular approach, in the Works on Paper Study Center.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
12:15 PM
Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
3:10 PM
Carol Reed,
United Kingdom,
1948,
(92 mins)
Graham Greene and Carol Reed’s gripping, gorgeously visualized thriller about a boy, a butler, and the butler’s secrets “reminds us of the glories of the black-and-white cinema at its peak” (New York Observer).
Special admission: General: $15; BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7; UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non–UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $12.
In Conversation
  • David Thomson
    David Thomson is author of The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies—and What They Have Done to Us; Have You Seen . . . ?
  • Michael Ondaatje
    Michael Ondaatje is the prizewinning author of The English Patient, among other books. He will join David Thomson in conversation after the screening.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
7 PM
Sara Gómez,
Cuba,
1974–77,
(78 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

This masterpiece of Cuban cinema integrates documentary and fiction to offer an unflinching analysis of the problems of urban life and conflicts of race, class, sex, and religion in Castro’s Cuba.

Thursday, January 24

Thursday, January 24, 2019
12 PM
US-born, Taiwan-based playwright and director Lai introduces this season’s Arts + Design Thursdays series, which he cocurated.
Free admission
Thursday, January 24, 2019
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, January 24, 2019
5 PM-6 PM
Peruse a series of the artist's notebooks, which offer insight into his singular approach, in the Works on Paper Study Center.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
5:30 PM
Artist John Zurier joins curator Apsara DiQuinzio for a multifaceted look at Harvey Quaytman’s art.
Included with admission
Thursday, January 24, 2019
7 PM
Fritz Lang,
Germany,
1926,
(149 mins)

The Complete Version

Evil leaders, enslaved citizens, the orgiastic super-rich, and messiah robots populate Lang’s dystopian classic. Now over ninety years old, and still one of the most essential, influential science fiction films of all time.

Friday, January 25

Friday, January 25, 2019
4 PM
Michal Goldman,
United States,
2016,
(82 mins)
An intriguing overview of Egypt’s political history in the modern age, Nasser’s Republic examines the transformative influence of the country’s second president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, on the Arab world.
Friday, January 25, 2019
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, January 25, 2019
7 PM
Jean Eustache,
France,
1973,
(215 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Jean-Pierre Léaud as a castaway from the sixties and the sexual revolution, waffling between two women. “The greatest French film of the ’70s” (Cahiers du cinéma). “A searing masterpiece” (Chicago Reader).

Saturday, January 26

Saturday, January 26, 2019
10:00 AM

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

Join us for a convivial breakfast reception in Babette cafe, followed by curatorial presentations about the most exciting exhibtion and film programs coming up in the year ahead.
Curator's Circle members only event.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, January 26, 2019
3 PM
Hayao Miyazaki,
Japan,
1984,
(116 mins)

Japanese Language Version
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

In Miyazaki’s stirring animated epic, a girl both soldier and scientist seeks to reconcile the last remnants of her still-warring species with the monstrous biological order overtaking earth.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
5:30 PM
Mia Hansen-Løve,
France,
2016,
(102 mins)
Philosophy professor Isabelle Huppert competently juggles career and family—until an unexpected series of events forces her to rethink her entire life—in Hansen-Løve’s festival favorite. “Huppert is extraordinary” (Time).
  • Mia Hansen-Løve
    In Person
Saturday, January 26, 2019
7 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

This performance pursues an inquiry into the complex layers of celebration, grief, tenderness, and untimely loss experienced by the black women and femmes who fight for black power and liberation.
Included with admission
Series Black Life
Saturday, January 26, 2019
8:15 PM
Hou Hsiao-hsien,
Japan,
2003,
(107 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

Hou Hsiao-hsien pays tribute to Yasujiro Ozu in this meditative look at life and love in contemporary Tokyo, starring Tadanobu Asano. “The plot is spare, but the sounds, images, and ambience are indelible” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).
  • Mia Hansen-Løve
    Introduction