Week of October 13, 2019

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Sunday, October 13

Sunday, October 13, 2019
2:30 PM
Judith Montell, Emmy Scharlatt,
Israel, Palestine, United States,
2014,
(61 mins)
Get a first-person POV on Palestinian life under Israeli occupation from this powerful film that grew out of The Camera Project, which empowered Palestinian women on the West Bank to capture their day-to-day experiences and struggles.
In Person
  • Judith Montell
  • Emmy Scharlatt
Sunday, October 13, 2019
4:30 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1984,
(101 mins)

Digital Restoration

Play meets punishment in Kiarostami’s documentary on first-graders reporting for their first day of school. With shorts Two Solutions for One Problem and Solution.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
7 PM
Lindsay Anderson,
United Kingdom,
1963,
(129 mins)
Richard Harris as the essential working-class antihero, a bruised and bruising rugby player in England’s North Country, in Lindsay Anderson’s forceful, psychologically complex first feature, noted for introducing a truly modern sensibility to British cinema.

Monday, October 14

Monday, October 14, 2019
6:30 PM
Celebrating UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Language, visual artists, dancers, and writers celebrate the creative pulse of the languages sustaining their works.
Free admission. Doors open at 6 PM.

Tuesday, October 15

Wednesday, October 16

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
12:15 PM
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange. 
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
3:10 PM
Lindsay Anderson,
United Kingdom,
1968,
(111 mins)

Digital Restoration

In 1968, the boarding school as metaphor for social control was a shot heard ’round the world. “A modern classic” (Time Out).
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, October 16, 2019
7 PM
(75 mins)
Found footage maestro Scott Stark twists the detritus of industrial imagery into (in his words) “a pulsing, kinetic, intensely dramatic visual joyride.” He presents films made over the last three decades, plus the performance piece Love and the Epiphanists.
  • Scott Stark
    In Person

Thursday, October 17

Thursday, October 17, 2019
12 PM
A talk by Refik Anadol, an Istanbul-born media artist, director, and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence.
Free admission
Thursday, October 17, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, October 17, 2019
7 PM
(119 mins)
How Native Americans see and are seen: The Silent Enemy, a melodrama made in collaboration with Native American actors recounting Ojibwe life before European colonization, is accompanied by shorts Ishi in Two Worlds, Geronimo Jones, and Report from Wounded Knee.
  • Michelle Raheja
    Introduction
    Michelle Raheja is an associate professor of English at UC Riverside and author of Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, and Representations of Native Americans in Film.
  • Margherita Ghetti
    In Conversation
    Margherita Ghetti holds a PhD in Italian studies from UC Berkeley. She is a film curatorial intern at BAMPFA and works as a programmer for several Bay Area film festivals.
  • Hertha D. Sweet Wong
    In Conversation
    Hertha D. Sweet Wong, professor of English and associate dean of arts and humanities at UC Berkeley, teaches and writes about indigenous literatures.

Friday, October 18

Friday, October 18, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, October 18, 2019
4 PM
Franz Osten,
Germany, India, United Kingdom,
1928,
(105 mins)

East Bay Premiere of Digital Restoration!

This ravishing silent epic tells the romantic tale behind the creation of the Taj Mahal. We present a recent restoration featuring a stunning new score from sitar master Anoushka Shankar.
Friday, October 18, 2019
6:30 PM
Seifollah Samadian,
Iran,
2016,
(76 mins)

Screenings presented in Theater 2

Made by a close friend and collaborator, this intimate and subtly revealing portrait follows Kiarostami in Iran and abroad, at work as a photographer, filmmaker, installation artist, and poet.
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Friday, October 18, 2019
7 PM
Peter Adair, Nancy Adair, Veronica Selver, Andrew Brown, Robert Epstein, Lucy Massie Phenix,
United States,
1977,
(133 mins)
Perhaps the first feature-length documentary on gay and lesbian identity, and still relevant today, this film features interviews with a diverse group of individuals, including poet Elsa Gidlow, activist Sally Gearhart, inventor John Burnside, civil rights leader Harry Hay, and filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky.
  • Mariposa Film Group Members
    In Person
    Andrew Brown, Rob Epstein, Lucy Phenix, and Veronica Selver expected to appear.   

Saturday, October 19

Saturday, October 19, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, October 19, 2019
1:30 PM

Homecoming Weekend: Plan ahead
With the Cal Football game at 11:30 AM, expect increased traffic and limited parking.

Contextualizing The San Quentin Project, this colloquium brings together UC Berkeley faculty from the fields of law, social welfare, and literature, along with artist Nigel Poor, to discuss the power of personal narrative and how narratives of incarceration have taken shape across disciplines.
Included with admission
Saturday, October 19, 2019
5 PM
John Schlesinger,
United Kingdom,
1965,
(127 mins)

Film to Table dinner follows

Homecoming Weekend: Plan ahead
With the Cal Football game at 11:30 AM, expect increased traffic and limited parking.

Schlesinger’s time capsule of Swinging London, with Julie Christie as a model on the make, Dirk Bogarde, and Laurence Harvey. “Diamond-hard, diamond-bright” (New Yorker).
Saturday, October 19, 2019
7:30 PM

Four-course dinner with wine pairing

Following our screening of John Schlesinger’s Darling, join fellow cinephiles at our communal table for dinner and warm conversation. 
$85 per person. Film and dinner tickets must be purchased separately. Call Babette at (510) 684-3046 with questions.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
8 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1990,
(98 mins)
An unemployed film fanatic who impersonated director Mohsen Makhmalbaf is the subject of Kiarostami’s mind-bending docu-fictional masterpiece, which reenacts the entire affair with the impersonator and Makhmalbaf himself.