Week of March 29, 2020

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Sunday, March 29

Sunday, March 29, 2020
1 PM
Ulrike Ottinger,
Germany,
2016,
(156 mins)

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

Continuing her exploration of Chukotka and points north, Ottinger documents varied facets of the region’s natural, cultural, and political history, and travels to the remote outpost of Wrangel Island, home to polar bears and a few hardy humans.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
4:30 PM
Taghi Amirani,
United Kingdom,
2019,
(119 mins)

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

A fascinating investigation into the 1953 Anglo-American coup d’état in Iran that displaced democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed the despotic Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as shah. “Passionate and fearless” (Hollywood Reporter).

Monday, March 30

Monday, March 30, 2020
6:30 PM

This event has been postponed to a later date. Updates will be posted at artsdesign.berkeley.edu. Thank you for your understanding.

Russian scholars Margarita Kuleva and Natalia Samutina talk about questions of fairness, inclusion, and cultural innovation in post-Soviet societies.
Free admission. Doors open at 6 PM.

Tuesday, March 31

Wednesday, April 1

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
3:10 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1973,
(127 mins)

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

Digital Restoration

Amarcord also screens Thursday, January 23, and Saturday, March 21 (without lecture).

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).
Tickets will be available later in March, pending public health recommendations. 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.
  • David Thomson
    Lecture
    David Thomson is the author of The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies—and What They Have Done to Us; Have You Seen . . . ?
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
7 PM
Trinh T. Minh-ha,
United States,
2001,

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

Trinh T. Minh-ha’s essayistic work explores Japan’s everyday life and rituals with her usual sense of lyricism, investigation, and play. “Functions as a recurrent melody, appealing to all the senses” (Locarno Film Festival).
  • Trinh T. Minh-ha
    Les Blank Lecture

Thursday, April 2

Thursday, April 2, 2020
12 PM

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions this event will not be public, and instead, will be posted online afterwards at artsdesign.berkeley.edu. Thank you for your understanding.

Ronni Favors, rehearsal director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, discusses her work in dance.
Free admission
Thursday, April 2, 2020
4 PM–7 PM

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

In an era of “fake news,” this selection of works from the museum’s collection explores how art relates to the events of its times.
Free admission
Series Five Tables
Thursday, April 2, 2020
6 PM

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

Post:Ballet presents Mine Is Yours and Yours Is Mine, a pair of quartets that explore the complexities of sharing in relationships.
Included with admission
Series Performances
Thursday, April 2, 2020
7 PM
Lucian Pintilie,
Romania,
1968,
(100 mins)

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

The police force two friends to reenact a drunken crime on screen—with awkward results—in Lucian Pintilie’s masterful satire, voted best Romanian film of all time in a poll of Romanian critics.
Tickets will be available later in March, pending public health recommendations.
  • Gabriel M. Paletz
    Introduction
    A film scholar, journalist, teacher, and curator, Gabriel M. Paletz has written for Variety and now teaches at the Prague Film School in the Czech Republic. 

Friday, April 3

Friday, April 3, 2020
12 PM

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

Oakland-based artist Steuart Pittman addresses recurring themes of humor, music, craftsmanship, and beauty in Ron Nagle’s work, as well as Nagle’s role as a teacher.
Included with admission
Friday, April 3, 2020
6:30 PM
(117 mins)

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

This program also screens Wednesday, March 4, with a lecture by Russell Merritt.

Three Fellini shorts originally released as parts of omnibus films: The Marriage Agency (from the neorealist anthology Love in the City), The Temptations of Doctor Antonio (from the Decameron-inspired sex farce Boccaccio ’70), and Toby Dammit (from the Poe collection Spirits of the Dead). 
Tickets will be available later in March, pending public health recommendations.
Friday, April 3, 2020
9 PM
(75 mins)

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

Free Admission!
Student Filmmakers in Person

Join the BAMPFA Student Committee for their annual showcase of short films made by students in Berkeley and the wider Bay Area.
Free admission

Saturday, April 4

Saturday, April 4, 2020
1 PM
Ulrike Ottinger,
Germany,
2016,
(177 mins)

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

Ottinger’s Bering Sea voyage concludes with Bering Island and the peninsula of Kamchatka, a land long held in tension between continuity and displacement, beauty and exploitation.
Tickets will be available later in March, pending public health recommendations.
Saturday, April 4, 2020
1 PM

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

Explore the exhibition Divine Women, Divine Wisdom and develop your observational skills through quick drawing in this workshop offered by the Berkeley Art Studio.
Series Workshops
Saturday, April 4, 2020
1:30 PM

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

Discover the vibrant and innovative work of quilt artist Rosie Lee Tompkins on a special tour with American Sign Language interpretation by Patricia Lessard.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
Saturday, April 4, 2020
3:30 PM

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

Cultural geographers Walker and Lunine discuss themes integral to Lands of Promise and Peril: Geographies of California, including climate change, environmentalism, gentrification, and technological innovation.
Included with admission
Saturday, April 4, 2020
5 PM
Tadeusz Chmielewski,
Poland,
1971,
(99 mins)

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

Digital Restoration
Film to Table dinner follows

This lighthearted comedy turns a dysfunctional Warsaw into a slapstick playground worthy of Jacques Tati, balancing criticism and lyricism in its portrait of the forgotten details of daily life in a socialist state.
Tickets will be available later in March, pending public health recommendations.
  • Gabriel M. Paletz
    Introduction
    A film scholar, journalist, teacher, and curator, Gabriel M. Paletz has written for Variety and now teaches at the Prague Film School in the Czech Republic.
Saturday, April 4, 2020
6:45 PM

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

Four-course dinner with wine pairing

Following our screening of Tadeusz Chmielewski's I Hate Mondays, join fellow cinephiles at our communal table for dinner and warm conversation. 
Tickets will be available later in March, pending public health recommendations. $95 per person. Film and dinner tickets must be purchased separately. Call Babette at (510) 684-3046 with questions.
Saturday, April 4, 2020
8 PM
Jean-Luc Godard,
France,
1982,
(87 mins)

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

BAMPFA Collection

Two directors create a film based on tableaux vivants of famous paintings, but find the true stories beyond the frames, in Godard’s essay on labor, love, and capital. Isabelle Huppert, Michel Piccoli, and Hanna Schygulla star.
Tickets will be available later in March, pending public health recommendations.
  • Tom Luddy
    Introduction
    While working as a producer with American Zoetrope in the 1980s and ’90s, Tom Luddy coordinated the studio’s collaboration with Jean-Luc Godard.