Week of December 9, 2018

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Sunday, December 9

Sunday, December 9, 2018
2 PM
Jiří Trnka,
Czechoslovakia,
1959,

35mm Archival Print
Recommended for ages 12 & up

This bewitching stop-motion adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic tale is a masterpiece of surpassing, balletic beauty that plays out amidst a garlanded, pastel dreamscape. With short The Devil’s Mill.
  • Jan Pinkava
    Introduction
    Jan Pinkava is creative director of Google Spotlight Stories and an Academy Award–winning director; his career in animation spans a quarter century, including thirteen years at Pixar, where he wrote a
Sunday, December 9, 2018
4:30 PM
Robert Wiene,
Germany,
1920,
(77 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

The quintessential German Expressionist film translates narrative and psychology into stunning set design.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
Sunday, December 9, 2018
7 PM
Nathaniel Kahn,
United States,
2018,
(98 mins)
Featuring an impressive cast of art world characters, including artists Jeff Koons and Gerhard Richter, this documentary is a lively exploration of the uneasy but inextricable relationship between art and money.

Monday, December 10

Tuesday, December 11

Wednesday, December 12

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
6 PM
MATRIX artist Arthur Jafa and UC Berkeley professor Stephen Best talk about the move from the cinema screen to the gallery, the politics of aesthetics, and the turn toward “Afropessimism.”
Included with admission
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
7 PM
Kenji Mizoguchi,
Japan,
1953,
(96 mins)

BAMPFA Collection
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

In sixteenth-century Japan, a potter has his head turned by a phantom enchantress, with predictable results. “A shattering experience, among the greatest movies ever made” (New York Times).

Thursday, December 13

Thursday, December 13, 2018
12 PM
A visiting scholar from UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies lead an expert tour of Ink, Paper, Silk.
Included with admission
Thursday, December 13, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, December 13, 2018
7 PM
Liv Ullmann,
Sweden,
2000,
(155 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

Marriage and infidelity have rarely been treated as intelligently as in Liv Ullmann’s masterful adaptation of a screenplay by Ingmar Bergman, featuring a narcissistic filmmaker also named Bergman. “An unqualified triumph” (Los Angeles Times).

Friday, December 14

Friday, December 14, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, December 14, 2018
6:30 PM
Ermanno Olmi,
Italy,
1961,
(93 mins)
Olmi’s humane, funny, and heartbreaking portrait of a young man embarking on his first job in Milan captures the alienation and regimentation of the working world.
Friday, December 14, 2018
7 PM

Programmed by Alix Blevins

Bill Orcutt premieres The Truth About Tuning, a new piece for his open source computer music program called I Dropped My Phone the Screen Cracked. With an opening performance by Voicehandler.
Included with admission
Friday, December 14, 2018
8:30 PM
Billy Wilder,
United States,
1960,
(125 mins)

Digital Restoration
Film to Table dinner follows the December 8 screening

Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray, and Shirley MacLaine in a riotously acidic tale of sex and corporate success. This winner of Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Art Direction is “an American classic” (New York Times).

Saturday, December 15

Saturday, December 15, 2018
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, December 15, 2018
3:30 PM
Jiří Trnka,
Czechoslovakia,
1948,
(82 mins)

35mm Archival Print
Recommended for ages 6 & up

Trnka’s adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a young Chinese emperor enraptured by the song of a mechanical nightingale is awash in lavish storybook imagery. With short Why UNESCO?
Saturday, December 15, 2018
6 PM
F. W. Murnau,
Germany,
1924,
(90 mins)
A proud hotel doorman falls from grace in Murnau’s classic of German Expressionism, whose roving camerawork and hallucinatory imagery “changed the way that movies were made” (Dave Kehr).
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
Saturday, December 15, 2018
7 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Writer Akande X shares a multimedia presentation on the intersection of blackness, comedy, the Internet, and politics.
Included with admission
Series Black Life
Saturday, December 15, 2018
8 PM
Kenji Mizoguchi,
Japan,
1954,
(126 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Bring all your senses and your handkerchief to this haunting tale of a family (led by Kinuyo Tanaka) victimized by the cruel practices of feudal Japan, “developed with intuition, cunning, and an overarching sense of tragedy” (SF Weekly).