Week of September 15, 2019

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Sunday, September 15

Sunday, September 15, 2019
3:30 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1976,
(160 mins)

Digital Restoration

Kiarostami constructs an O. Henry–like fable set in the world of working youths in the shops and streets of Tehran. With Experience, a beautiful, nearly wordless tale about an adolescent boy juggling a job, a first crush, and the urge to sample adulthood’s temptations.
  • Godfrey Cheshire
    Introduction and Lecture
    Godfrey Cheshire is a New York–based filmmaker and critic who has written extensively about Iranian cinema and is the author of the new book Conversations with Kiarostami, which he will sign following
Sunday, September 15, 2019
7 PM
Everardo González,
Mexico,
2017,
(74 mins)

Cinematography by María Secco

This powerful documentary on the victims (and victimizers) of Mexico’s drug wars features heartbreaking interviews and stylized, even surreal still portraits by DP María Secco. “Harrowing . . . mournful . . . deeply impactful” (Variety).

Monday, September 16

Monday, September 16, 2019
6:30 PM
Multidisciplinary artist Patrick Martinez talks about his work, which excavates language, belonging, and the visual-cultural systems of the city of Los Angeles as a means of creating dialogue about gentrification and injustice.
Free admission. Doors open at 6 PM.

Tuesday, September 17

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1994,
(140 mins)

Digital Restoration

Through the Olive Trees also screens without lecture on Saturday, August 24 and Friday, September 27.

In Kiarostami’s fittingly self-reflective end to the Koker trilogy, a lovelorn youth gets another chance at romance when a visiting film crew casts him and his disinterested paramour as husband and wife.
  • Godfrey Cheshire
    Introduction and Post-Screening Lecture
    Godfrey Cheshire is a New York–based filmmaker and critic who has written extensively about Iranian cinema and is the author of the new book Conversations with Kiarostami.

Wednesday, September 18

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
12:15 PM
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange. 
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:10 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1997,
(95 mins)

Digital Restoration

The Cannes prizewinning mystery of a man who searches for someone to help him commit suicide. Naturally, everyone he meets has an opinion on the subject. “A masterpiece” (The Nation).
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.
  • Godfrey Cheshire
    Lecture
    Godfrey Cheshire is a New York–based filmmaker and critic who has written extensively about Iranian cinema and is the author of the new book Conversations with Kiarostami, which he will sign following
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6 PM
MATRIX artist Kader Attia is joined in conversation by Stefania Pandolfo, a professor of anthropology at UC Berkeley.
Included with admission
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
7 PM
(75 mins)
Jodie Mack’s exuberant animations explore the poetic possibilities of the materials and patterns of everyday life. This program features films by Mack alongside works by animators she admires.
  • Jodie Mack
    In Person

Thursday, September 19

Thursday, September 19, 2019
12 PM
Christine Gaspar discusses her work as executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy, a New York–based nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement.
Free admission
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, September 19, 2019
7 PM
Marlon Riggs,
United States,
1995,
(87 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Riggs’s richly textured exploration of black American identity was his final work, completed by colleagues after his death. It features appearances by Angela Davis, bell hooks, Cornel West, Essex Hemphill, and Bill T. Jones, among other luminaries.
In Conversation
  • Nicole Atkinson Roach
    Nicole Atkinson Roach is an Emmy Award–winning producer, director, and writer and a former student of Marlon Riggs. She worked with Riggs on several of his films and coproduced Black Is . . .
  • Ryanaustin Dennis
    Ryanaustin Dennis is an Oakland-based curator, artist, and writer whose practice is concerned with how histories of experimental performance, film, and writing are shaped by the metaphysics of blackne
  • Chika Okoye
    Chika Okoye is a historian of liberation movements and a theorist of freedom, working on a master’s degree in ethnic studies at San Francisco State University.

Friday, September 20

Friday, September 20, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, September 20, 2019
4 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(81 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

In Part III of War and Peace, the emphasis is on the war: it is 1812 and Napoleon’s armies are crossing into Russia. Pierre visits the battlefield as a casual observer and finds himself in the midst of chaos, while Andrei rediscovers his love of life through a brush with death.
Series War and Peace
Friday, September 20, 2019
7 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1992,
(95 mins)

Digital Restoration

Kiarostami seeks to find out the fate of the earthquake-devastated area of Koker and Poshteh from Where Is the Friend’s Home? and finds willing actors among the survivors.
Friday, September 20, 2019
9 AM–6 PM

Free off-site event presented at the Townsend Center for the Humanities

This all-day academic workshop engages with key themes in Kader Attia’s work, reflecting on trauma and loss, war and colonization, the idea of repair, and art as an engagement with the irreparable.
At Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities, 220 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley
Free admission
Series Workshops

Saturday, September 21

Saturday, September 21, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, September 21, 2019
1:30 PM

Copresented by the Lucid Art Foundation

 

Exploring the multifaceted work of British-born American painter Gordon Onslow Ford, this symposium features talks by contributors to the recent monograph Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island.
Included with admission
Saturday, September 21, 2019
4 PM

Programmed by Ryanaustin Dennis and Chika Okoye

Wright offers a lecture entitled “Using Time to Represent Blackness,” showing how a “physics of blackness” is necessary for writing accurately and inclusively about black identities.
Included with admission
Series Black Life
Saturday, September 21, 2019
5:30 PM
Tony Richardson,
United Kingdom,
1959,
(101 mins)
Richard Burton is truly, madly angry—also eloquent, and unforgettable—as the jazz-playing misfit Jimmy Porter in the film based on John Osborne’s bombshell play, adapted by Tony Richardson.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
8 PM
Franz Osten,
Germany, India, United Kingdom,
1928,
(105 mins)

East Bay Premiere of Digital Restoration!

This ravishing silent epic tells the romantic tale behind the creation of the Taj Mahal. We present a recent restoration featuring a stunning new score from sitar master Anoushka Shankar.