Week of October 10, 2021

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Sunday, October 17

Sunday, October 17, 2021
3 PM
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi,
Japan,
2021,
(179 mins)
In this enchanting narrative, a theater director reeling from family tragedy is invited to direct a production of Uncle Vanya in Hiroshima. He’s assigned a driver, and during their time together, the two unburden themselves of their personal traumas. Winner of the Cannes Best Screenplay Award, Drive My Car is an exquisitely crafted mosaic about emotional connection.
Special admission: General: $16.50; BAMPFA members, CFI members: $14; Seniors (65+), disabled persons: $15; Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times.
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Monday, October 18

Monday, October 18, 2021
6:30 PM
The multimedia artist Shimon Attie discusses his work addressing important sociopolitical issues of our time, including <em>Night Watch</em>, on view on BAMPFA's Outdoor Sceen.
Free and open to the public; online only.

Tuesday, October 19

Wednesday, October 20

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
7 PM
(90 mins)

Guest curated by Wakae Nakane and Miryam Sas
Cosponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley

In the 1990s, a surge of women filmmakers began working in the Japanese experimental film scene. This selection of rarely seen works critically and playfully explores the ritualistic nature of women’s life.
Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times.
In Conversation
  • Wakae Nakane
    Wakae Nakane is a PhD student in cinema and media studies at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, whose research interests include Japanese film and culture and feminist the
  • Miryam Sas
    Miryam Sas is a professor of comparative literature and film and media at UC Berkeley.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
7:30 PM

Programmed by William Skeen

Explore the galleries and discover exciting performances in our dramatic space on the night of each full moon.
Included with Admission
Series Performances

Thursday, October 21

Thursday, October 21, 2021
12 PM

Available to the general public as livestream only. UC Berkeley students may attend in person with valid Cal One ID.

Through sharing her experiences creating literary works, author Aya de Leon discusses why new times demand new narratives and new heroes. 
Thursday, October 21, 2021
12:15 PM
Graduate students from the UC Berkeley Departments of Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies offer public tours of New Time on selected Thursdays at 12:15 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
7 PM
Nicolás Pereda,
Canada, Mexico,
2020,
(105 mins)
An actor’s ambivalence toward participating in Narcos: Mexico helped shape Nicolás Pereda’s newest work, which channels his familiar concerns—the rhythms, conversations, and silences of Mexico—into an off-kilter, metafictional investigation of storytelling and performance.
Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times.
  • Nicolás Pereda
    In Person
    Nicolás Pereda will be in person for both screenings.

Friday, October 22

Friday, October 22, 2021
12 PM
Scholar and collector Alan Templeton offers tours of The Enduring Mark with an emphasis on the evolution of drawing styles and the iconography of individual works featured in the exhibition.
Included with admission
Friday, October 22, 2021
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Friday, October 22, 2021
7 PM
Jessica Beshir,
Ethiopia, Qatar, United States,
2021,
(120 mins)
“A nonfiction work of sensory immersion that’s part anthropology, part poetry” (Hollywood Reporter), the stunning Faya dayi explores the khat trade that dominates rural Ethiopia, circling between youths with little hope and their elders, who are dependent on the leaf’s dream state.
Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times.

Saturday, October 23

Saturday, October 23, 2021
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Saturday, October 23, 2021
5 PM
Akira Kurosawa,
Japan,
1950,
(88 mins)

Digital Restoration

Visual proof of the relativity of truth, Rashomon is “one of the most brilliantly constructed films of all time, a monument to Kurosawa’s greatness, and a landmark in film history” (James Monaco).
Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
7 PM
Nicolás Pereda,
Canada, Mexico,
2020,
(105 mins)
An actor’s ambivalence toward participating in Narcos: Mexico helped shape Nicolás Pereda’s newest work, which channels his familiar concerns—the rhythms, conversations, and silences of Mexico—into an off-kilter, metafictional investigation of storytelling and performance.
Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times.
  • Nicolás Pereda
    In Person
    Nicolás Pereda will be in person for both screenings.