Week of October 27, 2019

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Sunday, October 27

Sunday, October 27, 2019
2 PM
Jacques Tati,
France,
1953,
(88 mins)

Oct 27 showtime canceled
The Sunday, October 27, 2 PM showtime has been canceled due to the UC Berkeley campus power shutdown. Please watch this page for updates on ticket exchange and refund information.

Recommended for ages 9 & up

This cinematic postcard from a seaside summer resort is “the most important comic work in world cinema since the Marx Brothers and W. C. Fields . . . an event in the history of sound film” (André Bazin).
Sunday, October 27, 2019
4 PM
Dawn Valadez, Katie Galloway,
United States,
2018,

Canceled
This screening has been canceled due to the UC Berkeley campus power shutdown. Please watch this page for updates on rescheduling and ticket refund information.

This documentary tells the true story of Victor Rios, a former prisoner and Oakland gang member who became an award-winning professor, author, and mentor. With Serginho Roosblad’s short on the infamous MacArthur freeway interchange, The Maze.
In Person
  • Dawn Valadez
  • Katie Galloway
  • Serginho Roosblad
Sunday, October 27, 2019
7 PM
Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill,
United Kingdom, United States,
2004,
(93 mins)

Canceled
This screening has been canceled due to the UC Berkeley campus power shutdown. Please watch this page for updates on rescheduling and ticket refund information.

Cinematography by Joan Churchill

This riveting portrait of serial killer Aileen Wuornos brings us face-to-face with a defiant, increasingly delusional woman about to be executed—and dares to find her humanity. “A haunting look at a life gone wrong” (Film Society of Lincoln Center).

Monday, October 28

Monday, October 28, 2019
5:30 PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Join us for wine and small bites in BAMPFA’s Babette cafe before tonight's Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA lecture, which features Nigel Poor's San Quentin Project. As co-host of this event, Shannon Jackson  — Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts + Design — will share thoughts about the significance of the project, in dialogue with featured artists and speakers, Nigel Poor and Michael Nelson. 
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Monday, October 28, 2019
6:30 PM

Canceled
This program has been canceled due to the UC Berkeley campus power shutdown.

Artist Nigel Poor presents collaborative projects she has worked on inside San Quentin Prison, including the work on view in The San Quentin Project and the award-winning podcast Ear Hustle; Michael Nelson, whose work is featured in the exhibition, joins her in conversation.
This event has been canceled.

Tuesday, October 29

Wednesday, October 30

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
12:15 PM
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange. 
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
4 PM–7 PM
In conjunction with this year’s Bay Area Science Festival, the BAMPFA art study centers present a special Five Tables viewing of art with a scientific bent.
Free admission
Series Five Tables
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
7 PM
(70 mins)
Indigenous filmmaker Sky Hopinka presents his “ethnopoetic” films, “wellsprings of beauty and mystery, filled with surprising confluences of speech and song, color and motion” (Artforum).
In Conversation
  • Sky Hopinka
  • Almudena Escobar López
    Almudena Escobar López is time-based media curatorial assistant at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York, and a PhD candidate in visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester; s

Thursday, October 31

Thursday, October 31, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, October 31, 2019
7 PM
Bryan Forbes,
United Kingdom,
1964,
(116 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Decades later this tale of a London kidnapping remains suspenseful; creepy, too, since ransom is not the reason. Kim Stanley as a medium and Richard Attenborough as her milquetoast mate are “utterly superb” (Time Out).

Friday, November 1

Friday, November 1, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, November 1, 2019
4 PM
Marlon Riggs,
United States,
1986,
(145 mins)
Riggs interrogates how material culture perpetuates racial stereotypes in this powerful and unblinking work. Followed by Color Adjustment, in which Riggs extends his examination to network television.
  • Herman S. Gray
    Introduction
    Herman Gray is a professor of sociology at UC Santa Cruz and has published widely in the areas of black cultural theory, politics, and media.
Friday, November 1, 2019
7 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1997,
(95 mins)

Digital Restoration

The Cannes prizewinning mystery of a man who searches for someone to help him commit suicide. Naturally, everyone he meets has an opinion on the subject. “A masterpiece” (The Nation).

Saturday, November 2

Saturday, November 2, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, November 2, 2019
3 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.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
3 PM
Arts journalist Jori Finkel introduces her new book It Speaks to Me, in which fifty celebrated artists talk about the eye-opening and thought-provoking art that has inspired them.
Included with admission
Series Readings
Saturday, November 2, 2019
3:30 PM
Jacques Tati,
France,
1949,
(87 mins)

Original B&W Version

Tati’s first feature is a charming portrait of a rural village, where the bumbling local postman is inspired to American-style efficiency by a newsreel in a traveling fair. “Everyone loves Jour de fête” (New Yorker).
Saturday, November 2, 2019
5:30 PM
Sun Yu,
China,
1935,
(108 mins)

Digital Restoration

A group of Chinese youth awaken to their patriotic duty while building a strategic highway in Sun Yu’s stirring agitprop drama, set during the Japanese invasion and starring a who’s-who of legendary Chinese actors, including Jin Yan (the “Chinese Valentino”), Zheng Junli, and Li Lili.
  • Weihong Bao
    Introduction
    Weihong Bao is an associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures and film studies at UC Berkeley.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
Saturday, November 2, 2019
8 PM
Cheryl Dunye,
United States,
1996,
(81 mins)
Cheryl Dunye’s first feature, on a lesbian video-store clerk and would-be filmmaker who becomes obsessed with the career of an early “race film” star, is “funky screwball comedy in the key of queer” (B. Ruby Rich).