Week of September 24, 2017

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Sunday, September 24

Sunday, September 24, 2017
3 PM
Owsley Brown,
United States,
2016,
(72 mins)
Shot over a period of years both before and after Haiti’s deadly 2010 earthquake, this vibrant documentary testifies to the role of music in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.
  • Owsley Brown
    In Person
    September 15 screening only
Sunday, September 24, 2017
5 PM
Chantal Akerman,
Belgium, France,
1975,
(198 mins)
The repetitive domestic routines of a bourgeois widow become a source of visceral suspense in Akerman’s landmark of feminist filmmaking.

Monday, September 25

Monday, September 25, 2017
6:30 PM
Foer, a staff writer for the Atlantic, exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology. Wired editor Nicholas Thompson joins him in conversation.
Free Admission

Tuesday, September 26

Wednesday, September 27

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12 PM
UC Berkeley’s associate vice chancellor for arts and design and the associate director of Cal Performances discuss issues of curation in the performing arts.
Free admission
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:15 PM
Join a tour of Martin Wong: Human Instamatic and discover the work of a painter the New York Times called “one of our great urban visionaries.”
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6 PM
Join the exhibition curator for a talk about Miyoko Ito’s singular and compelling form of abstraction. 
Included with admission
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7 PM
(75 mins)
Abigail Child presents her most recent film, a dazzling collage portrait of Emma Goldman, preceded by works made by Canyon members George Kuchar, Mike Henderson, and Henry Hills between 1970 and 1981.
  • Abigail Child
    In Person

Thursday, September 28

Thursday, September 28, 2017
12 PM
The curator of Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument offers critical insights into Parks’s first photo-essay for Life magazine.
Included with admission
Thursday, September 28, 2017
4-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Included with admission
Thursday, September 28, 2017
5:30 PM
Join writer and artist Gaines for a reading and signing of his new book, Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left.
Included with admission
Series Readings 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
7 PM
John Huston,
United States,
1942,
(97 mins)
Bette Davis delivers what James Baldwin called a “ruthlessly accurate” portrayal of a spoiled, amoral Southern girl who blames her black chauffeur for a fatal accident in this little-seen social drama from John Huston.
  • Damon Young
    Introduction by
    Damon Young is an assistant professor of French and film & media at UC Berkeley.

Friday, September 29

Friday, September 29, 2017
4 PM
Vittorio De Sica,
Italy,
1963,
(88 mins)

Digital Restoration
Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

The director of The Bicycle Thief shows off his comic side in this hilarious sendup of Italy’s early 1960s economic miracle, starring the great Italian comic Alberto Sordi and finally released theatrically in the US after over fifty years.
Friday, September 29, 2017
4-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Included with admission
Friday, September 29, 2017
7 PM
Arthur Penn,
United States,
1966,
(135 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

Robert Redford escapes from prison and finds his hometown sheriff (Marlon Brando) lying in wait. Jane Fonda and Angie Dickinson costar in a lusty, gripping melodrama about small-town Texas crude.

Saturday, September 30

Saturday, September 30, 2017
1 PM
This panel offers an appreciation of the influential photographer Gordon Parks and a critical examination of the processes that shaped his first Life magazine photo-essay. With Makeda Best, Tina Sacks, and Ken Light; moderated by Leigh Raiford.
Included with admission
Saturday, September 30, 2017
11 AM-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Included with admission
Saturday, September 30, 2017
4 PM
Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman,
United States,
1926,
(78 mins)

Digital Restoration
Recommended for ages 7 & up

Buster Keaton plays a Civil War–era railroad engineer in love with both his girl and his train in this masterpiece of silent comedy.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    Live Music
    On piano
Saturday, September 30, 2017
6:15 PM
Owsley Brown,
United States,
2016,
(72 mins)
Shot over a period of years both before and after Haiti’s deadly 2010 earthquake, this vibrant documentary testifies to the role of music in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.
  • Owsley Brown
    In Person
    September 15 screening only
Saturday, September 30, 2017
8 PM
Fei Mu,
China,
1948,
(99 mins)

Digital Restoration

With a visual panache often compared to Ophuls, Antonioni, and Welles, Fei Mu’s 1948 gem possesses a melancholy beauty all its own. Voted the best Chinese film of all time in a Chinese critics’ poll.
  • Andrew F. Jones
    Introduction by
    Andrew F. Jones is a UC Berkeley professor who teaches modern Chinese literature and media culture.
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