Week of November 26, 2017

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Sunday, November 26

Sunday, November 26
3 PM
Jennifer Baichwal ,
Canada,
2006,
(90 mins)

35mm Print

This quietly provocative consideration of the mechanized sublime follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels through China and Bangladesh recording large-scale industrial incursions into the landscape.
At BAMPFA
Sunday, November 26
5 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1957,
(96 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print

A medieval knight challenges Death to a game of chess in Ingmar Bergman’s iconic work of cinematic philosophy rendered in chiaroscuro. “A magically powerful film” (Pauline Kael).
At BAMPFA
Sunday, November 26
7 PM
Peter Chan,
Hong Kong,
1996,
(118 mins)
Based on a song by legendary singer Teresa Teng, this romance about two mainland Chinese immigrants (Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai) in Hong Kong and then New York City won Best Picture, Director, and Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
At BAMPFA

Monday, November 27

Monday, November 27
6:30 PM
Award-winning artist and filmmaker Julien returns to BAMPFA to present his film Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, followed by a discussion with UC Berkeley professor Butler.
At BAMPFA
Free admission

Tuesday, November 28

Wednesday, November 29

Wednesday, November 29
12 PM
Three curators, all UC Berkeley alumni, explore the process of curating objects, new technologies, and public experiences.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
Wednesday, November 29
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.”
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Wednesday, November 29
6 PM
Moletsane talks about her new Art Wall project with cultural strategist and curator Ekundayo.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Wednesday, November 29
7 PM
(65 mins)
“For decades Nathaniel Dorsky has been making works of rare and sometimes startling beauty” (New York Times). He presents his latest, Abaton and Elohim, along with two hand-painted films by Stan Brakhage.
At BAMPFA
  • Nathaniel Dorsky
    In Person

Thursday, November 30

Thursday, November 30
4-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Thursday, November 30
7 PM
Stanley Kwan,
Hong Kong,
1992,
(126 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

Maggie Cheung stars in Stanley Kwan’s modernist biopic on the life and tragic early death of Chinese film star Ruan Lingyu. “A masterpiece . . . the greatest Hong Kong film I've seen” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).
At BAMPFA

Friday, December 1

Friday, December 1
4 PM
Gordon Parks,
United States,
1984,
(115 mins)
Based on the 1853 memoir of a Northern black man kidnapped into slavery, Gordon Parks’s made-for-TV drama predates 12 Years a Slave by almost three decades. It has “a somber lyricism that’s hard to shake” (Bilge Ebiri).
At BAMPFA
Friday, December 1
4-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Friday, December 1
5 PM
Explore the diversity of human experience with videos from the Global Lives Project, which capture twenty-four hours in the lives of individuals around the globe.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Friday, December 1
6 PM

Programmed by Tongo Eisen-Martin

Léon, Cagney, and Alderete read their poetry.
At BAMPFA
Series Readings 2017
Friday, December 1
7 PM
Michelangelo Antonioni,
United Kingdom,
1966,
(107 mins)

New Digital Restoration

“Set in a vividly mod Swinging London, Antonioni’s first English-language film [is] a cryptic murder mystery . . . a landmark of the decade’s observational outrage and Pop disposability” (Time Out).
At BAMPFA

Saturday, December 2

Saturday, December 2
1 PM
Guest curator Stein explores Miyoko Ito’s life and work and presents excerpts from a rare video interview with the artist.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Saturday, December 2
11-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Saturday, December 2
4 PM
Mathilde Damoisel,
France, Switzerland,
2016,
(104 mins)

Film to Table dinner follows the November 4 screening

Back by popular demand! This new documentary offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, the essential backstory of our world today.
At BAMPFA
Saturday, December 2
4:30 PM
Cal Performances presents the inimitable Claire Chase, flutist and MacArthur Fellow, a “staggering virtuoso who plays with the cocky assurance of a rock star” (Los Angeles Times).
At BAMPFA
Limited seating. Tickets available at the door or at calperformances.org.
Saturday, December 2
6:30 PM
Hiroshi Teshigahara,
Japan,
1985,
(72 mins)

35mm Print

Hiroshi Teshigahara’s study of the visionary Catalan architect’s work, scored by the great Toru Takemitsu. “A masterpiece of visual poetry and aesthetic rumination” (Time Out New York).
At BAMPFA
Saturday, December 2
7:30 PM
Cal Performances presents the inimitable Claire Chase, flutist and MacArthur Fellow, a “staggering virtuoso who plays with the cocky assurance of a rock star” (Los Angeles Times).
At BAMPFA
Limited seating. Tickets available at the door or at calperformances.org.
Saturday, December 2
8:15 PM
Tsui Hark,
Hong Kong,
1993,
(99 mins)
Hong Kong action maestro Tsui Hark delivers a wildly over-the-top wuxia fantasy about two snake sisters (Maggie Cheung and Joey Wang) so fascinated (or disgusted) with mankind that they take human form.
At BAMPFA