Week of February 18, 2018

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Sunday, February 18

Sunday, February 18
1 PM
Béla Tarr,
Germany, Hungary, Switzerland,
1994,
(450 mins)

35mm Mint Print / BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

Don’t miss a rare chance to witness one of cinema’s “genuine masterpieces” (Cahiers du cinéma) on the big screen. Béla Tarr’s seven-and-a-half-hour opus of melancholia and alcohol is “devastating, enthralling for every minute” (Susan Sontag).
At BAMPFA
Special Admission: $25 general; $15 BAMPFA members, students, seniors, and disabled persons

Monday, February 19

Tuesday, February 20

Tuesday, February 20
7 PM

Members' event

Members' reception celebrating BAMPFA's winter exhibitions
At BAMPFA

Wednesday, February 21

Wednesday, February 21
12 PM
Insights from an assistant professor of new media history and theory at UC Berkeley.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
Wednesday, February 21
12:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
Wednesday, February 21
3:10 PM
Vsevolod Pudovkin,
USSR,
1927,
(170 mins)

Archival Print

An exploited peasant suffers through the horrors of war and capital before awakening to the possibility of revolution in Vsevolod Pudovkin’s epic made to mark the tenth anniversary of the Russian Revolution. With clips from Esfir Shub’s The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty.
At BAMPFA
Pre-sale to members at the Sponsor level and above Dec. 5–11. Public ticket sales begin Dec. 12.
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
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
Wednesday, February 21
6 PM
Agony in Effigy curator Philippe Pirotte and UC Berkeley professor Niklaus Largier offer historical and cultural context for the exhibition’s varied and affecting images of pain and suffering.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Wednesday, February 21
7 PM
Joachim Pinto, Nuno Leonel,
Portugal,
2015,
(103 mins)
The Portuguese filmmakers revisited decades-old footage of fishermen in the Azores for this beautiful essay film. “If Rossellini had ever made it to the Azores, he might have come up with something akin to Fish Tail” (Senses of Cinema).
At BAMPFA

Thursday, February 22

Thursday, February 22
12 PM
The curator of Agony in Effigy shares his insights into artistic depictions of bodily suffering and violence in this exhibition walk-through. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Thursday, February 22
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
Thursday, February 22
7 PM
Tatiana Brandrup,
Germany,
2015,
(104 mins)
This profile of Naum Kleiman, an acclaimed film historian and former director of Moscow’s Cinema Museum and Eisenstein Center, celebrates “a modest, inspiring cultural figure [with a] conviction that cinema can be used to construct a free civil society” (Hollywood Reporter).
At BAMPFA

Friday, February 23

Friday, February 23
4 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
France, Sweden,
1986,
(149 mins)

New 4K Digital Restoration

 

A retired actor and his family find themselves on a remote Baltic island when word arrives of nuclear war in Tarkovsky’s elegiac final film.
At BAMPFA
Friday, February 23
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
Friday, February 23
6 PM
Tap into your inner diva and learn the basics of voguing in this intro dance class with San Francisco vogue legend Sir JoQ.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Workshops
Friday, February 23
7 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1925,
(105 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print / BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

A strike by a group of factory workers and its brutal suppression form the backbone of Eisenstein’s agitprop masterpiece of ferocious montage.
At BAMPFA
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano

Saturday, February 24

Saturday, February 24
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
Saturday, February 24
6 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
2003,

Film to Table dinner follows

Bergman’s final film, revisiting Scenes from a Marriage, is “a work of scathing vitality” (New York Film Festival).
At BAMPFA
Saturday, February 24
7 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Join us for a three-part performance event of sound and ritual. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Black Life
Saturday, February 24
8 PM
A blistering sequel to Scenes from a Marriage, Bergman’s final work proves that his grasp of human foibles only sharpened, not mellowed, with age.
At Babette
$75 per person includes wine, tax and tip. Film at 6 PM, dinner follows screening.
Saturday, February 24
8:30 PM
Nicholas Ray,
United States,
1951,
(82 mins)
On a rural manhunt, brutal urban cop Robert Ryan has his eyes opened by blind Ida Lupino in Nicholas Ray’s eloquent, brooding noir. Bernard Herrmann provides the score.
At BAMPFA