Week of April 22, 2018

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Sunday, April 22

Sunday, April 22
3 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1948,
(88 mins)
Bergman’s early, restless experimentation with different aesthetics is at its height in this tale of the relationship between a young, blind musician and a lower-class servant girl.
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
Sunday, April 22
5 PM
Lucrecia Martel,
Argentina,
2017,
Martel’s latest feature is a glimpse into the colonial abyss, adapted from a famed Argentine novel about a Spanish officer in a remote proto-Paraguayan outpost. “Perplexing and thrilling in equal measure” (Variety).
In Conversation
  • Lucrecia Martel
  • B. Ruby Rich
    Professor, Social Documentation Program and Film + Digital Media Department, University of California, Santa Cruz
Sunday, April 22
8:30 PM
Lucrecia Martel,
Argentina,
2008,
(87 mins)
A woman involved in a potentially tragic hit-and-run accident tries to ignore what happened in Martel’s disorienting, critically acclaimed suspense thriller. “If Hitchcock and Antonioni ever had an interest in class guilt, you’d have Martel” (Wesley Morris).
  • Lucrecia Martel
    In Person
    Note: Martel will attend the April 22 screening only.

Monday, April 23

Monday, April 23
6:30 PM
The head of the design and branding agency Black Ink talks about the idea of “social architecture,” a practice that seeks to forge connections and drive design strategies that serve to bring people face to face and closer together.
Free admission

Tuesday, April 24

Tuesday, April 24
5:30 PM

Book signing follows discussion.

  • Trevor Paglen
  • Julia Bryan-Wilson

Wednesday, April 25

Wednesday, April 25
12 PM
A talk by the founder and executive director of the Oakland Center for Media Justice (CMJ).
Cancelled
Wednesday, April 25
12:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
Wednesday, April 25
3:10 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1946/1958,
(170 mins)
The second part of Eisenstein’s unfinished trilogy follows Ivan’s return to the throne and his ruthless opposition to the schemes of the nobility to keep Russia divided among its princes and foreign interests.
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.
Wednesday, April 25
7 PM
John Frankenheimer,
United States,
1962,
(126 mins)
File this sobering satire, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, under “Brainwashing, fear of.” The film “takes enormous chances with the audience, and plays not like a ‘classic’ but as a work as alive and smart as when it was first released” (Roger Ebert).
  • Greil Marcus
    Introduction
    Cultural critic Greil Marcus is the author of a monograph on The Manchurian Candidate published in the British Film Institute’s Film Classics series.

Thursday, April 26

Thursday, April 26
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, April 26
7 PM
Karel Zeman,
Czechoslovakia,
1961,
(110 mins)
Czech animator Karel Zeman captures the wonder in Gustave Doré’s illustrations for a classic novel by using live action against a series of fairy-tale backgrounds and enchanting visual pyrotechnics. With Méliès/Jules Verne short Impossible Voyage.
  • James Mockoski
    In Person
    James Mockoski is a film archivist at American Zoetrope, where he has supervised the restorations of classic films including Apocalypse Now and The Conversation; as an independent consultant, he overs

Friday, April 27

Friday, April 27
3:30 PM
(60 mins)
This program of short films explores how the interweaving of built, natural, and virtual media environments shapes our world.
  • Zachary Epcar
    In Person
Friday, April 27
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, April 27
5:30 PM
Errol Morris,
United States,
1991,
(84 mins)
Errol Morris’s acclaimed film, based on Stephen Hawking’s book, is a humanly scaled, biographical study of a singular mind navigating a very big universe.
In Conversation
  • Errol Morris
  • Edward Frenkel
    Edward Frenkel is a professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley; his latest book is Love and Math.
Friday, April 27
8 PM
Raúl Ruiz,
France, Italy, Portugal,
1999,
(158 mins)

New Digital Restoration

“For those who know the final volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Ruiz’s film sets off its own chain of memories and associations; for those who do not, it serves as a superb introduction to the shape and texture of the Proustian universe” (Dave Kehr).
  • Steve Wasserman
    Introduction
    Steve Wasserman is publisher and executive director of Heyday Books, and former editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review.

Saturday, April 28

Saturday, April 28
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, April 28
2 PM
Renowned harpist Zeena Parkins and percussionist William Winant perform an interpretation of Jay Heikes's Music for Minor Planets.
Included with admission
Saturday, April 28
3 PM
Zacharias Kunuk, Natar Ungalaaq,
Canada,
2016,
(94 mins)
Maliglutit (Searchers) continues in the breathtaking vein of Canadian-Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk’s unforgettable Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner with a story of cruelty and cold revenge inspired by John Ford’s The Searchers and spoken entirely in Inuktitut.
  • Shari Huhndorf
    Introduction
    Shari Huhndorf is a professor of Native American Studies and chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.
Saturday, April 28
5:30 PM
Come witness this epic gathering of the Bay’s drag and ballroom scene, or enter the competition and walk the runway!
Included with admission
Series Way Bay
Saturday, April 28
5:30 PM
Pablo Larraín,
Chile,
2016,
(97 mins)
Pablo Larraín’s film “playfully and provocatively distorts the facts of an extraordinary year in the life of the Chilean Nobel prize–winning poet: Neruda is an anti-biopic” (The Guardian).
  • Mark Eisner
    Introduction
    Mark Eisner is author of the biography Neruda: The Poet’s Calling and editor and translator of The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems.
Saturday, April 28
8:15 PM
Alison Maclean,
United States,
1999,
(107 mins)
We pay tribute to the late author Denis Johnson with the film adaptation of his classic short story collection Jesus’ Son. Three esteemed authors and friends of Johnson introduce the film and share stories.
Introduction
  • Jane Ciabattari
    Jane Ciabattari is a columnist for BBC Culture and Literary Hub and has contributed cultural criticism to The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The Paris Review, and many other publications.&
  • Christian Kiefer
    Christian Kiefer is the author of The Animals, The Infinite Tides and One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left to Hide. He directs the low-residency M.F.A.
  • ​Tom Barbash
     Tom Barbash is the author of The Last Good Chance,​ Stay Up With Me, On Top of the World, and the forthcoming novel The Dakota Winters.