Week of January 26, 2020

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Sunday, January 26

Sunday, January 26, 2020
1:30 PM
(89 mins)
This collection of short works finds Varda observing people, spaces, and places from France to Iran, in L’opéra-Mouffe, Du côté de la côte, La réponse de femmes, Plaisir d’amour en Iran, Ulysse, and Les dites cariatides.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
3:30 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1960,
(174 mins)

The May 16 screening has been canceled. Learn more

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
Film to Table dinner follows the January 26 screening

Marcello Mastroianni stars as a jaded reporter drawn to the decadence of Rome in Fellini’s masterpiece, filled with jaw-dropping set pieces of both excess and warmth. “Fellini’s bizarre, extravagant visuals are absolutely riveting” (Time Out). 
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Sunday, January 26, 2020
7 PM
David Lynch,
United States,
1999,
(111 mins)
An elderly man drives his lawn mower across the Midwest to see his ailing brother in Lynch’s atypically sweet-natured work, released by Walt Disney Pictures. “It may be my most experimental film,” Lynch claimed.

Monday, January 27

Monday, January 27, 2020
6:30 PM
The director of the Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab at UC Berkeley discusses the challenges of developing expressive robotic systems to integrate with natural counterparts.
Free admission. Doors open at 6 PM.

Tuesday, January 28

Wednesday, January 29

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
3:10 PM
Roberto Rossellini,
Italy,
1945,
(102 mins)

Digital Restoration

Open City also screens Saturday, February 22 (without lecture).

A group of women and children (led by a charismatic Anna Magnani) try to shelter resistance forces from the Nazis. Rossellini’s moving, inspiring, and agonizing neorealist classic was cowritten by Fellini.
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.
  • Russell Merritt
    Lecture
    Film historian Russell Merritt has been introducing films, lecturing, and serving as an occasional guest curator at BAMPFA for more than thirty years. 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
7 PM
David Lynch,
United States,
1990,
(127 mins)

Wild at Heart also screens Friday, February 14, with an introduction by Barry Gifford.

Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern are star-crossed lovers on the run from various maniacs, including Harry Dean Stanton, William Dafoe, and Dianne Ladd, in Lynch’s fantastical winner of Cannes’s Palme d’Or.

Thursday, January 30

Thursday, January 30, 2020
12 PM
Author Jeff Chang gives a talk drawing on his award-winning book We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation.
Free admission
Thursday, January 30, 2020
5 PM
Artist Anne Walsh introduces her new book Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh, a visual and textual response to Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington’s novel The Hearing Trumpet.
Included with admission
Series Readings
Thursday, January 30, 2020
7 PM
Agnès Varda,
France,
1985,
(105 mins)

Digital Restoration

The short life and eventual death of a young female drifter forms the basis of Varda’s chilling look at alienation and idealism. “Like so many of the greatest films, it tells us a very specific story, strong and unadorned, about a very particular person” (Roger Ebert).

Friday, January 31

Friday, January 31, 2020
5 PM
Agnès Varda, JR,
France,
2017,
(89 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

Varda teams up with hipster artist JR on a road trip across rural France, meeting the locals and creating large-scale portraits. One of Varda’s last films, and a first-rate achievement in her brilliant career.
Friday, January 31, 2020
7 PM
David Lynch,
United States,
1986,
(120 mins)

Digital Restoration

Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Isabella Rossellini, and Dennis Hopper inhabit a small-town America steeped in psychic dread. Thirty years later, Lynch's color-saturated noir is “still a hilarious, red-hot poker to the brain” (Guy Maddin). 

Saturday, February 1

Saturday, February 1, 2020
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, February 1, 2020
12 PM
Your videotapes are dying! Join the Bay Area Video Coalition’s Preservation Department for hands-on preservation demos and DIY tips.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
Saturday, February 1, 2020
3 PM
Agnès Varda,
France,
1955,
(80 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Made outside the French film industry on a shoestring budget, Varda’s debut film about two reunited lovers in a Mediterranean fishing port has been called “truly the first film of the nouvelle vague.”
Saturday, February 1, 2020
5:30 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1954,
(108 mins)

La strada also screens Wednesday, February 26, with a lecture by Russell Merritt.

Fellini’s muse, Giulietta Masina, modeled her timeless character Gelsomina after Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp. She stars with a brutish Anthony Quinn in this classic that Martin Scorsese has called “the cornerstone of Fellini’s work.”
Saturday, February 1, 2020
8 PM
David Lynch,
United States,
1986,
(120 mins)

Digital Restoration

Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Isabella Rossellini, and Dennis Hopper inhabit a small-town America steeped in psychic dread. Thirty years later, Lynch's color-saturated noir is “still a hilarious, red-hot poker to the brain” (Guy Maddin).