Week of January 19, 2020

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Sunday, January 19

Sunday, January 19, 2020
1:30 PM
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders,
United States,
2019,
(119 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

Pulitzer- and Nobel Peace Prize–winning author Toni Morrison recalls her life, challenges, and successes in this “eloquent nonfiction biopic” (Variety), featuring archival footage and interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Hilton Als, and others.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
4:30 PM
Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada,
Italy,
1950,
(97 mins)

Variety Lights also screens Wednesday, February 5, with a lecture by Russell Merritt.

Following a troupe of small-time vaudevillians led by an incorrigible dreamer (Peppino De Filippo) and his fiancée (Giulietta Masina), this was Fellini’s first look at the passions and dreams of eccentrics living beyond bourgeois society—but not his last. 
Sunday, January 19, 2020
7 PM
Stere Gulea,
Romania,
1995,
(89 mins)
A hospital nurse speaks out against the corruption of the secret police—and pays the price—in this uncompromising examination of immorality, revolution, and social conviction. “One of the most powerful accounts of the Romanian Revolution” (Film Society of Lincoln Center).

Monday, January 20

Tuesday, January 21

Wednesday, January 22

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
3:10 PM
(80 mins)

This program also screens Saturday, February 8 (without lecture).

These short films made in the sixties are both political and playful, in keeping with the times. Salut les cubains screens along with two works made in the Bay Area, Uncle Yanco (on Varda’s artist uncle) and Black Panthers (featuring Huey Newton and Kathleen Cleaver).
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.
  • Tom Luddy
    Lecture
    A former director and curator of the Pacific Film Archive and cofounder and codirector of the Telluride Film Festival, Tom Luddy was a friend and collaborator of Agnès Varda.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
7 PM
Alfred Hitchcock,
United States,
1946,
(101 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

Trying to infiltrate a group of Nazis in Latin America, Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman find themselves entangled in a cruel love affair. Hitchcock’s polished, perverse thriller exploits an espionage plot to explore the nature of love and loyalty. 

Thursday, January 23

Thursday, January 23, 2020
12 PM
The cofounder of Monument Lab talks about the organization’s approach to public engagement and collective memory, and the possibilities of public art.
Free admission
Thursday, January 23, 2020
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, January 23, 2020
7 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1973,
(127 mins)

Digital Restoration

Amarcord also screens Wednesday, April 1, with a lecture by David Thomson.

Fellini’s free-spirited portrait of Rimini in the 1930s, when fascism was a fact of life. “As full of tales as Scheherazade, some romantic, some slapstick, some elegiacal, some bawdy, some mysterious . . . a film of exhilarating beauty” (New York Times).

Friday, January 24

Friday, January 24, 2020
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, January 24, 2020
4 PM
Agnès Varda, Didier Rouget,
France,
2019,
(115 mins)

East Bay Advance Screenings

In the last of her prodigious life’s work, the legendary, delightfully irreverent Agnès Varda conducts a personal career retrospective as only she can, with skill, charm, wit, reverie, and wonder. “A master class on filmmaking” (Toronto Star).
Friday, January 24, 2020
7 PM
David Lynch,
United States,
1984,
(137 mins)
Hired to adapt Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel about interplanetary palace intrigues, Lynch came up with this legendarily baffling, dreamlike missive from the subconscious, featuring Kyle MacLachlan and a leather-clad Sting.

Saturday, January 25

Saturday, January 25, 2020
1 PM
Fritz Lang,
France, Germany, Italy,
1959,
(101 mins)

Digital Restoration

Fritz Lang’s late-career epic is a fantasia of flamboyant set pieces. In Part I, a German architect in India encounters a man-eating tiger and falls for an exotic temple dancer, but has competition from the local maharajah.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, January 25, 2020
3:15 PM
Fritz Lang,
France, Germany, Italy,
1959,
(102 mins)

Digital Restoration

In the second part of Lang’s Indian epic, the romance between the German hero and his Indian beloved is imperiled, while a palace rebellion brews. The film reaches a pinnacle of exoticism with Debra Paget’s eye-popping “snake dance.”
Saturday, January 25, 2020
4 PM

Programmed by Ryanaustin Dennis

Europa Grace presents an experimental performance considering the structures of value exercised by the modern black body.
Included with admission
Series Black Life
Saturday, January 25, 2020
5:30 PM
Radu Muntean,
Romania,
2006,
(95 mins)
A clueless tank crew wanders Bucharest’s chaotic streets on the night that Ceauşescu falls in Radu Muntean’s wry, humanist portrait of historic times.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
7:30 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1953,
(105 mins)

I vitelloni also screens Wednesday, February 19, with a lecture by Russell Merritt.

Fellini paired with the great Italian comic everyman Alberto Sordi for this look at the not-so-young sons of the middle class, (barely) growing up in the provincial town of Rimini. “One of the screen’s great portrayals of the hell-raising and malaise of young men” (Chicago Tribune).