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11 AM–7 PM
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Sunday, June 30, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Sunday, June 30, 2024
2:00 PM
UC Berkeley graduate students in cultural geography and African American literature offer tours of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration on selected Wednesdays at 12:15 and Sundays at 2:00, and on Free First Thursdays at 1:00.
5:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2024
5:00 PM
Michael Curtiz,
United States,
1945,
(111 mins)

Digital Restoration

Joan Crawford won an Academy Award for her driven performance in this noir melodrama that exposed the nightmare side of upward mobility and domestic virtue.
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7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2024
7:00 PM
Nuri Bilge Ceylan,
France, Germany, Turkey,
2023,
(198 mins)
Nestled away in the wintry East Anatolia region of Turkey, public-school art teacher Samet (Deniz Celiloğlu) yearns to leave the sleepy village for cosmopolitan Istanbul.
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All Day
  • Art
  • Families
  • Free
Thursday, July 4, 2024
All Day
First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA! Admission to our galleries is free all day.
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Thursday, July 4, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Thursday, July 4, 2024
1:15 PM
UC Berkeley graduate students in cultural geography and African American literature offer tours of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration on selected Wednesdays at 12:15 and Sundays at 2:00, and on Free First Thursdays at 1:00.
4:00 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, July 4, 2024
4:00 PM
Les Blank,
United States,
1978,
(115 mins)
Immerse yourself in the festivities of America’s most festive city, New Orleans. Preceded and followed by portraits of jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and Afro-Cuban drummer Francisco Aguabella.
In Conversation
  • Maureen Gosling
  • Chris Simon
    Chris Simon is a documentary filmmaker who spent seventeen years producing the films of Les Blank.
  • John Santos
    John Santos is a multi-Grammy-nominated percussionist, prolific Afro-Latin band leader, composer, teacher, writer, and producer who has worked with acknowledged masters like Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, T
  • Harrod Blank
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, July 5, 2024
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
7:00 PM
Friday, July 5, 2024
7:00 PM
Robert Siodmak,
United States,
1946,
(103 mins)

Digital Restoration

This blood-pulsing noir is based on a story by Ernest Hemingway and costars Ava Gardner and Edmond O’Brien. “Burt Lancaster is the center of the story—a hero going numb with sadness, just like Hemingway’s forlorn Swede” (David Thomson).

A limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces may still be available for this screening. Please contact bampfa@berkeley.edu if you would like a ticket for a wheelchair accessible space.

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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
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Saturday, July 6, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
5:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2024
5:00 PM
Hayao Miyazaki,
Japan,
1992,
(93 mins)

Original Japanese version

A (literally) pig-headed pilot hunts air pirates over the late 1920s Adriatic Sea in this wartime adventure. “As beautifully drawn and colored as anything [Hayao Miyazaki]’s done” (Mike Hale, New York Times).

A limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces may still be available for this screening. Please contact bampfa@berkeley.edu if you would like a ticket for a wheelchair accessible space.

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7:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2024
7:00 PM
George Marshall,
United States,
1946,
(100 mins)
A masterpiece of the genre, full of atmosphere, this complex tale of blackmail and murder is based on a Raymond Chandler script and stars Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.

A limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces may still be available for this screening. Please contact bampfa@berkeley.edu if you would like a ticket for a wheelchair accessible space.

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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, July 7, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Sunday, July 7, 2024
1:00 PM

Space is limited; RSVP required

Join local artist and Art Lab facilitator Alayna Tinney for a beginner friendly dive into risograph printing. You will be given the chance to create a multimedia drawing or collage and turn it into a one-color risograph print using the machine’s manual printing option.

Space is limited; RSVP required

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Sunday, July 7, 2024
2:00 PM
On the closing day of What Has Been and What Could Be, a graduate student in art history offers a tour of the exhibition.

Included with admission

Sunday, July 7, 2024
4:00 PM
Les Blank, Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon,
United States,
1994,
(85 mins)
A pair of films that celebrate individuality and creativity: The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists, a portrait of local artist Gerald Gaxiola; preceded by Gap-Toothed Women, which addresses issues of beauty, womanhood, and personal fulfillment.
In Conversation
  • Maureen Gosling
  • Chris Simon
  • Gerald Gaxiola
  • Harrod Blank
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7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
7:00 PM
John Farrow,
United States,
1948,
(93 mins)

35mm Archival Print

“Fraught with suspense, twisting its unique plot and characters to a clever and frightening conclusion” (James Monaco).
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7:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2024
7:00 PM
John Huston,
United States,
1941,
(100 mins)

35mm Archival Print

An undisputed classic. “A work of entertainment so skillfully constructed that after many years and many viewings it has the same brittle explosiveness . . . that it had in its first run” (Pauline Kael).

A limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces may still be available for this screening. Please contact bampfa@berkeley.edu if you would like a ticket for a wheelchair accessible space.

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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, July 12, 2024
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
7:00 PM
Friday, July 12, 2024
7:00 PM
Sergio Leone,
Italy,
1964,
(99 mins)
This first “spaghetti” Western features a lanky Clint Eastwood as The Man with No Name, an itinerant gunslinger who finds himself in a beat-up border town ruled over by two ruthless clans. Ennio Morricone’s bravura mix of surf guitar, gongs, and rustic choir only adds to the delirium of this virtuosic oater filled with tumbleweed nihilism.
  • Carmine-Emanuele Cella
    Prerecorded Video Introduction
    Prerecorded video introduction by Carmine-Emanuele Cella, Associate Professor in Music and Technology at UC Berkeley, where he is also lead researcher at the Center for New Music and Audio Technology.
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11:30 AM–1:00 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2024
11:30 AM–1:00 PM

For ages six to twelve with accompanying adult(s)

Trace a migratory history by combining meaningful images and objects into an expressive tapestry made on indigo-dyed canvas.

Included with admission: Free for kids 18 and under and for one adult per child 13 and under

  • Janaé "Jaee" Sumter
    Workshop led by
    Janaé "Jaee" Sumter hails from New Orleans and has migrated to Houston, Atlanta, New York, China, California, and Oaxaca, Mexico. They hold a BA from Spelman College and an MFA from Pratt Institute.
Series Family Events
1 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, July 13, 2024
1 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Saturday, July 13, 2024
2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Recommended for ages eight and up with accompanying adult(s)

Meet Olga, the amazing child scientist who loves everything about animals and their habits, and follow along as her curiosity drives her to discover a whole new species.

Included with admission: Free for kids 18 and under and for one adult per child 13 and under

  • Vickie Price
    Reading led by
    librarian, West Contra Costa Unified School District
Series Family Events
5:00 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2024
5:00 PM
Hayao Miyazaki,
Japan,
1988,
(87 mins)
Two sisters encounter wood sprites, magical trees, and flying “catbuses” in this enchanting tale that has become one of the most beloved family films of all time.

A limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces may still be available for this screening. Please contact bampfa@berkeley.edu if you would like a ticket for a wheelchair accessible space.

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7:00 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, July 13, 2024
7:00 PM
Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz,
United States,
1976,
(91 mins)

Digital Restoration

While previously scheduled to be in person, Harrod Blank will not be appearing for this screening.

Swing along with some of the greats of Mexican American music in Les Blank’s two bouncy 1970s affectionate tributes to the vivacity of Chicano culture, Chulas fronteras and Del mero corazón, both even more vibrant now thanks to new 4K digital remasters. With Good Morning, Aztlán.
  • Maureen Gosling
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, July 14, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Sunday, July 14, 2024
2:00 PM
UC Berkeley graduate students in cultural geography and African American literature offer tours of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration on selected Wednesdays at 12:15 and Sundays at 2:00, and on Free First Thursdays at 1:00.
Sunday, July 14, 2024
4:30 PM
Hayao Miyazaki,
Japan,
1984,
(116 mins)

BAMPFA Collection
Original Japanese version

In Hayao Miyazaki’s stirring animated epic, a girl who is both soldier and scientist seeks to reconcile the last remnants of her still-warring species with the monstrous biological order overtaking Earth.

A limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces may still be available for this screening. Please contact bampfa@berkeley.edu if you would like a ticket for a wheelchair accessible space.

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7:00 PM
Sunday, July 14, 2024
7:00 PM
Lina Wertmüller,
Italy,
1963,
(85 mins)

New 4K Digital Restoration

Ennio Morricone’s inventive score for his first “auteur film” adds a wry, poignant atmosphere to Lina Wertmüller’s chronicle of the suffocating structures of small-town life in the south of Italy.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2024
12:15 PM
UC Berkeley graduate students in cultural geography and African American literature offer tours of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration on selected Wednesdays at 12:15 and Sundays at 2:00, and on Free First Thursdays at 1:00.
7:00 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
7:00 PM
Otto Preminger,
United States,
1944,
(88 mins)
Detective Dana Andrews is enthralled by a portrait of elusive Gene Tierney in Otto Preminger’s sleek noir, a study in duplicity that asks not just whodunit, but what “it” is. Featuring Clifton Webb and Vincent Price as preening rivals.
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7:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2024
7:00 PM
Billy Wilder,
United States,
1950,
(110 mins)
Fledgling screenwriter William Holden stumbles into the mansion of faded silent-film superstar Gloria Swanson in Billy Wilder’s poison pen letter to Hollywood. Winner of three Academy Awards.
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, July 19, 2024
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
7:00 PM
Friday, July 19, 2024
7:00 PM
Hiroshi Shimizu,
Japan,
1941,
(71 mins)

35mm Archival Print

Yasujiro Ozu regular Chishu Ryu and legendary actress/director Kinuyo Tanaka star in Hiroshi Shimizu’s elegiac tale of two strangers brought together by fate at a mountain onsen resort.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, July 20, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
4:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, July 20, 2024
4:30 PM
Les Blank, Gina Leibrecht,
United States,
2007,
(70 mins)
Follow tea importer David Lee Hoffman as he travels through China in search of handcrafted premium teas. “An entertaining portrait of an eccentric figure whose singular passion proves infectious” (Hollywood Reporter).
In Conversation
  • Gina Leibrecht
  • David Lee Hoffman
7:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2024
7:00 PM
Sergio Leone,
Italy,
1965,
(132 mins)
Ennio Morricone’s haunting score for Sergio Leone’s follow-up to A Fistful of Dollars both grounds and complements the mounting mayhem of bounty hunters (Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef) versus the brutal, deranged Gian Maria Volontè and his gang.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, July 21, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Sunday, July 21, 2024
4:30 PM
Hayao Miyazaki,
Japan,
1989,
(102 mins)

Original Japanese version

Thirteen-year-old witch Kiki leaves home and discovers a soaring independence as she masters her mother’s broom, even as she grapples with the same insecurities that trouble all adolescents.
7:00 PM
Sunday, July 21, 2024
7:00 PM
Hiroshi Shimizu,
Japan,
1936,
(76 mins)

35mm Archival Print

"Mr. Thank You is the driver of a bus chugging its way through the hills and villages of rural Japan. Shooting entirely on location, [Hiroshi] Shimizu merrily tracks along the winding paths. Irresistible” (National Film Theatre, London).
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Wednesday, July 24, 2024
12:15 PM
UC Berkeley graduate students in cultural geography and African American literature offer tours of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration on selected Wednesdays at 12:15 and Sundays at 2:00, and on Free First Thursdays at 1:00.
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
7:00 PM
Gillo Pontecorvo,
Italy,
1966,
(121 mins)

New 4K Digital Restoration

One of the best films on revolution ever made, Gillo Pontecorvo’s classic concerns Algeria’s struggle for independence against French occupation. Ennio Morricone and Pontecorvo’s pan flute theme for the revolutionary Ali suggests the breath, body, and humanity of the people’s struggle.
  • Carmine-Emanuele Cella
    Prerecorded Video Introduction
    Carmine-Emanuele Cella is Associate Professor in Music and Technology at UC Berkeley, where he is also lead researcher at the Center for New Music and Audio Technology.
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7:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2024
7:00 PM
Robert Siodmak,
United States,
1949,
(87 mins)

Digital Restoration

Burt Lancaster and Yvonne De Carlo are caught in a “criss cross” of obsession and betrayal in Robert Siodmak’s compelling noir of double-dealings and a stylishly enacted armored car heist that takes all involved to the very brink.
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, July 26, 2024
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
7:00 PM
  • Film
Friday, July 26, 2024
7:00 PM
Věra Chytilová,
Czechoslovakia,
1966,
(74 mins)
Věra Chytilová’s most acclaimed film, spawned by the Prague Spring, is a brilliantly colored surrealist comedy starring a couple of chicks in search of kicks.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, July 27, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
4:00 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, July 27, 2024
4:00 PM
Les Blank, Maureen Gosling,
United States,
1982,
(94 mins)

Bay Area premiere of 4K Digital Restoration

Bay Area premiere of the new 4K restoration, Burden of Dreams documents Werner Herzog’s obsessive four-year struggle to complete his 1982 film, Fitzcarraldo. Named by Derek Malcolm (The Guardian) as one of the best one hundred films of the twentieth century.
In Conversation
  • Maureen Gosling
  • Harrod Blank
  • Anthony Matt
    Film archivist Anthony Matt is responsible for the restoration of Burden of Dreams as well as many of the recently remastered Les Blank films.
7:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2024
7:00 PM
Hiroshi Shimizu,
Japan,
1937,
(73 mins)
A single mother turned bar hostess struggles to raise her son in the face of social condemnation and economic exploitation in this set-bound, fog-drenched noir of sinister alleyways, Art Deco nightclubs, and maternal duty.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, July 28, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
1:00 PM
Sunday, July 28, 2024
1:00 PM

Space is limited; RSVP required

Join local artist Julia Goodman to learn to use deckle boxes, colored recycled paper, kitchen blenders, and water to make your own paper.

Space is limited; RSVP required

Series Workshops
4:00 PM
Sunday, July 28, 2024
4:00 PM
Hayao Miyazaki,
Japan,
2004,
(120 mins)

Original Japanese version

In an intricately rendered European storybook land, Sophie must help the mysterious magician Howl end both his own curse and an all-too-real war.
6:30 PM
Sunday, July 28, 2024
6:30 PM
Marco Bellocchio,
Italy,
1965,
(108 mins)
Marco Bellocchio’s “urgent, impulsive” depiction of a murderously dysfunctional bourgeois family is accompanied by the eerie bells, strings, organ, and vocals of Ennio Morricone’s score.
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7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
7:00 PM
Hiroshi Shimizu,
Japan,
1935,
(63 mins)

35mm Archival Print

A woman turns to operating a hostess bar in order to save her children from poverty, only to find her secrets revealed, in Hiroshi Shimizu’s melodrama, tinged with social critique and noirish influences.
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All Day
  • Art
  • Families
  • Free
Thursday, August 1, 2024
All Day
First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA! Admission to our galleries is free all day.
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Thursday, August 1, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Thursday, August 1, 2024
1:15 PM
UC Berkeley graduate students in cultural geography and African American literature offer tours of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration on selected Wednesdays at 12:15 and Sundays at 2:00, and on Free First Thursdays at 1:00.
7:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2024
7:00 PM
Sergio Leone,
Italy,
1964,
(99 mins)
This first “spaghetti” Western features a lanky Clint Eastwood as The Man with No Name, an itinerant gunslinger who finds himself in a beat-up border town ruled over by two ruthless clans. Ennio Morricone’s bravura mix of surf guitar, gongs, and rustic choir only adds to the delirium of this virtuosic oater filled with tumbleweed nihilism.
  • Carmine-Emanuele Cella
    Prerecorded Video Introduction
    Prerecorded video introduction by Carmine-Emanuele Cella, Associate Professor in Music and Technology at UC Berkeley, where he is also lead researcher at the Center for New Music and Audio Technology.
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, August 2, 2024
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
7:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2024
7:00 PM
Věra Chytilová,
Czechoslovakia,
1963,
(84 mins)
Věra Chytilová’s debut feature intercuts the lives of its two female protagonists—a professional gymnast and a restless housewife—who never meet but share a similarly tracked existence. “An unsung landmark of feminist cinema” (BAMcinématek).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, August 3, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
4:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2024
4:00 PM
Hayao Miyazaki,
Japan,
2013,
(126 mins)

Original Japanese version
MPA Rating: PG-13

Young Jiro dreams of flying but ends up designing warplanes instead in Hayao Miyazaki’s “devastatingly honest lament for the corruption of beauty” (David Ehrlich, IndieWire).
Saturday, August 3, 2024
7:00 PM
Sergio Leone,
Italy,
1966,
(179 mins)

Extended Cut

Ennio Morricone’s now-legendary score provides depth to Sergio Leone’s brutal characters and resonance to the violent vistas in which this classic fable of American greed plays out.