Week of August 25, 2019

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Sunday, August 25

Sunday, August 25, 2019
4:30 PM
Jafar Panahi,
Iran,
2018,
(100 mins)

East Bay Premiere

Acclaimed director Jafar Panahi plays himself in this captivating road movie, “a gently provocative meditation on the role of creative souls in modern-day Iran” (Time Out). 
Sunday, August 25, 2019
7 PM
Olivier Assayas,
France,
1996,
(99 mins)
Olivier Assayas casts Hong Kong icon Maggie Cheung as an actress suffering through ego battles and other disasters on a French indie film shoot, with a classically irascible Léaud as director.

Monday, August 26

Tuesday, August 27

Wednesday, August 28

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
3:10 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1974,
(81 mins)

Digital Restoration

A young boy in a rural village schemes and dreams his way to a big-city soccer match in Kiarostami’s first feature, similar to The 400 Blows. With short Bread and Alley.
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.
  • Ahmad Kiarostami
    Lecture
    Ahmad Kiarostami is a San Francisco–based entrepreneur with a wide range of experience, from startups to producing films and making music videos.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
7 PM
Jean Luc Godard,
France,
1967,
(99 mins)
Godard’s 1967 Pop-agitprop portrait of revolutionary youth, including an ardent Léaud. “Feels like a trial run for the May 1968 revolution. See it by any means necessary” (Time Out New York).

Thursday, August 29

Thursday, August 29, 2019
12 PM
Cocurator of the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Mimi Zeiger offers insight into the curatorial practices and research behind that project as well as the upcoming exhibition Soft Schindler.
Free admission
Thursday, August 29, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, August 29, 2019
7 PM
Penelope Spheeris,
United States,
1981,
(100 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

Spheeris’s writhing and raucous portrait of the L.A. punk scene circa 1979/80 showcases the energy and anger of youth shut out of the American dream. Featuring X, Black Flag, Fear, The Germs, and others.

Friday, August 30

Friday, August 30, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, August 30, 2019
5:30 PM
Christian Petzold,
Germany,
2018,
(101 mins)
Petzold’s tale of displaced people in fascist-occupied France transposes a 1940s novel to today’s Marseille. “Moody, beguiling, and formally bold. . . . Turns history into an existential maze” (New York Times). “Like a remake of Casablanca as written by Kafka” (IndieWire).
Friday, August 30, 2019
7:45 PM
Albert Serra,
France,
2016,
(115 mins)
Serra’s masterful film brings us inside the bedchamber of the dying King Louis XIV, played by Jean-Pierre Léaud in a performance the Los Angeles Times called “a magnificent stare into the abyss.”

Saturday, August 31

Saturday, August 31, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, August 31, 2019
3:30 PM
Jafar Panahi,
Iran,
1995,
(85 mins)

Imported Print
Recommended for ages 7 & up

A seven-year-old girl navigates the busy streets of Tehran while trying to buy a goldfish in the utterly charming debut of Jafar Panahi (3 Faces). Cowritten by Abbas Kiarostami, it’s “a reminder that the simplest forms of filmmaking can be the most satisfying” (Los Angeles Times).
Saturday, August 31, 2019
6 PM
Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll,
Uruguay,
2001,
(94 mins)

Cinematography by Bárbara Alvarez

Three aimless teens stagger through another Montevideo day in this low-budget paean to cigarettes, wine, and rock ’n’ roll, which heralded the arrival of a new Uruguayan cinema. “Recalls the spirit of the Czech New Wave” (Michael Fox). 
Saturday, August 31, 2019
8 PM
Michel Gondry,
United States,
2005,
(103 mins)
Featuring a stellar lineup of R&B and hip-hop artists including Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, the Fugees, Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott, this concert movie hosted by Dave Chappelle is an exuberant ode to the legendary Wattstax.