Week of October 14, 2018

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Sunday, October 14

Sunday, October 14, 2018
2 PM
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Julie Cohen, Betsy West,
United States,
2018,
(98 mins)
Profiling Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “this clear-eyed and admiring documentary . . . emphasize[s] not just Ginsburg’s work on the court but how extraordinarily influential she was before she even got there” (L.A. Times).
Closed captioned
Sunday, October 14, 2018
4 PM
Jacques Demy,
France,
1967,
(124 mins)

Digital Restoration

Free on the outdoor screen!

 

Catherine Deneuve and sister Françoise Dorléac are twins lifted out of their small-town reveries by a troupe of wandering entertainers led by Mr. American in Paris himself, Gene Kelly. "Not merely charming or amusing, but profoundly moving" (Sight and Sound).
At Outdoor Screen
Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
4:30 PM
Shen Xiling,
China,
1937,
(104 mins)
This inventive Depression-era comedy follows unemployed young graduates trying to succeed—or at least survive—in thirties Shanghai, and marked the emergence of Zhao Dan and Bai Yang as major stars.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
7 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Germany, United States,
1977,
(119 mins)

Digital Restoration

David Carradine stars as a Jewish American circus artist caught among the whores, alcoholics, and rising fascists of decadent 1923 Berlin in Bergman’s jaw-droppingly atypical period piece, an unapologetically gothic Grand Guignol.

Monday, October 15

Monday, October 15, 2018
6:30 PM

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium series and the Department of Art Practice.

The video and installation artist considers how art, technology, and the moving image can sensitize viewers to their own and others’ experiences.
Free admission

Tuesday, October 16

Wednesday, October 17

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12 PM
The curator of Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static offers an overview of the exhibition, tracing the trajectory of Quaytman’s career.
Included with admission
  • Apsara DiQuinzio
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
3:10 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1963,
(96 mins)

Digital Restoration

Two sisters play out dramas of lust and fear in a foreign land where war looms, an emotional landscape forsaken by God. A work of “staggering integrity” (Chicago Reader).
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.
  • Linda H. Rugg
    Lecture
    A professor in the Department of Scandinavian at UC Berkeley, Linda H. Rugg has written extensively on Ingmar Bergman.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7 PM
(56 mins)
Aurand’s expressive camera technique and editing style imbue her lyrical films with a joyous spontaneity. Tonight’s program also includes two titles by Scottish film poet Margaret Tait, one of her influences.
  • Ute Aurand
    In Person

Thursday, October 18

Thursday, October 18, 2018
12 PM
A Cuban-born, Bay Area–based teacher of Cuba’s music and dance traditions talks about his experiences as an immigrant and the enduring influence of Afro-Cuban cultural heritage.
Free admission
Thursday, October 18, 2018
4 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:30 PM

Open to Curator's Circle members at the $10,000 level and above.

Preview Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static with curator Apsara DiQuinzio, followed by a festive dinner.
This event is at capacity.
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
7 PM
(66 mins)
Tonight’s program includes Aurand’s triptych A Walk/ Im Park/ ZUOZ, shot in Switzerland; Maria and the World, with glimpses of everyday life and rural landscape; and In the Garden (co-created with Bärbel Freund). Plus Marie Menken’s Arabesque for Kenneth Anger and Margaret Tait’s Portrait of Ga.
  • Ute Aurand
    In Person

Friday, October 19

Friday, October 19, 2018
4 PM
Lucrecia Martel,
Argentina,
2017,
(115 mins)
The latest feature from acclaimed director Martel 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).
Friday, October 19, 2018
4 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, October 19, 2018
6 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

 

Curator, cultural strategist, and organizer Ekundayo presents Riot Babies, a multisensory soundtrack through a political lens of “Loving Blackness.”
Included with admission
Series Black Life
Friday, October 19, 2018
7 PM
Nelson Pereira dos Santos,
Brazil,
1972,
(84 mins)

New Digital Restoration

A Frenchman captured by Indians learns the true meaning of assimilation in this landmark of postcolonial cinema-as-resistance, a slyly entertaining mixture of anthropology, black humor, political allegory, and ubiquitous nudity.
  • Natalia Brizuela
    Introduction
    Natalia Brizuela teaches in UC Berkeley’s Departments of Film and Media and Spanish and Portuguese and is interim director of the Arts Research Center.
Friday, October 19, 2018
9:30 PM
Jean Cocteau,
France,
1930,
(55 mins)

Free admission

 

Live student DJs and musicians perform an original score to Cocteau’s Surrealist classic. Plus surprise shorts!
Free admission

Saturday, October 20

Saturday, October 20, 2018
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, October 20, 2018
1:30 PM
This symposium brings together critical perspectives on the artist, positioning Quaytman’s innovations within the history of abstraction in the United States and abroad.
Included with admission
Saturday, October 20, 2018
5:30 PM
Samira Makhmalbaf,
France, Iran,
2008,
(101 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

A rich man needs a strong boy to carry his legless son in this unforgiving, Boschian examination of corruption and power. Director Samira Makhmalbaf warns, “If you are here to watch a soft and poetic film, don’t waste your time.”
  • Hossein Khosrowjah
    Introduction
    Hossein Khosrowjah is a senior adjunct professor at California College of the Arts in the Visual Studies Department.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
7:45 PM
Luchino Visconti,
France, Italy, United States,
1971,
(130 mins)
A ravishing elegy to the mortality of all things: buildings, cities, art, and desire. Dirk Bogarde plays the hero of Thomas Mann’s novella, a man enthralled by a young boy’s beauty in a Venice consumed by disease.