September 2017

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Sunday, August 27
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Hiroshi Teshigahara,
Japan,
1985,
(72 mins)

 

Teshigahara’s study of the visionary Catalan architect’s work, scored by the great Toru Takemitsu. “A masterpiece of visual poetry and aesthetic rumination” (Time Out New York).
At BAMPFA
Cancelled
Sunday, August 27
Cancelled
Terence Davies,
United Kingdom,
2016,
(124 mins)
Cynthia Nixon portrays the poet Emily Dickinson in this “absolute drop-dead masterwork” (Richard Brody) that imbues the structure of the biopic with the elliptical intensity of poetry.
At BAMPFA
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Wednesday, August 30
12 PM
Independent curator, writer, and scholar Boas presents case studies from innovative contemporary curatorial efforts.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
Wednesday, August 30
12:15 PM
Explore painter Charles Howard’s enigmatic work with the exhibition curator.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
7 PM
Wednesday, August 30
7 PM
Masaki Kobayashi,
Japan,
1967,
(121 mins)
Mifune is a dutiful samurai whose subservience is about to end. With music by Toru Takemitsu and an unforgettable supporting turn by Tatsuya Nakadai.
At BAMPFA
31
4-7 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Thursday, August 31
4-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
7 PM
  • Film
Thursday, August 31
7 PM
Pedro Almodóvar,
Spain,
2006,
(121 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

Penélope Cruz stars as a strong-willed woman aiming to help her teenage daughter and sister, with little help from the men around them, in Almodóvar’s merger of comedy, mystery, and social-realist drama. “Moves beyond camp, into a realm of wise, luxuriant humanism” (New York Times).
At BAMPFA
1
4-9 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Friday, September 1
4-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
6:30 PM
  • Film
Friday, September 1
6:30 PM
Vittorio De Sica,
Italy,
1963,
(88 mins)

Digital Restoration
Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

The director of The Bicycle Thief shows off his comic side in this hilarious sendup of Italy’s early 1960s economic miracle, starring the great Italian comic Alberto Sordi and finally released theatrically in the US after over fifty years.
At BAMPFA
Friday, September 1
8:15 PM
Elia Kazan,
United States,
1951,
(122 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!
Digital Restoration

Marlon Brando was a little-known actor when he was cast in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s play; this film adaptation made him a star. Vivien Leigh costars.
At BAMPFA
2
11 AM-9 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Saturday, September 2
11 AM-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
6 PM
  • Film
Saturday, September 2
6 PM
Vittorio De Sica,
Italy,
1963,
(88 mins)

Digital Restoration
Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

The director of The Bicycle Thief shows off his comic side in this hilarious sendup of Italy’s early 1960s economic miracle, starring the great Italian comic Alberto Sordi and finally released theatrically in the US after over fifty years.
At BAMPFA
8 PM
Saturday, September 2
8 PM
Laszlo Benedek,
United States,
1953,
(79 mins)

Digital Restoration

Marlon Brando leads a gang of leather-clad bikers descending on what could be Your Town, USA in this classic of disaffection and outlaw life. What’s he rebelling against? “Whaddya got?”
At BAMPFA
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3
11 AM-7 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 3
11 AM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Sunday, September 3
5 PM
Amit Dutta,
India,
2015,
(79 mins)
An intricately mosaicked portrait of nonagenarian artist Ram Kumar at home and in the studio. With short Chitrashala, which brings to life a series of painted tableaus in a former palace.
At BAMPFA
7 PM
Sunday, September 3
7 PM
Elia Kazan,
United States,
1954,
(108 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

“I coulda been a contender,” mumbles Marlon Brando in this brilliant drama set among the longshoremen and cops of an East Coast waterfront. Winner of eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor.
At BAMPFA
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Wednesday, September 6
12 PM
The BAMPFA curator discusses her methodology and process in developing and organizing the exhibition Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
7 PM
  • In-Person
Wednesday, September 6
7 PM

Programmed by Land and Sea

Cedar Sigo reads his work, Voicehandler play their intuitive, incantatory music, and Frank Haines brings his trademark magical musical montage.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, September 6
7 PM
(95 mins)
Dutta painstakingly recreates the eighteenth-century artist Nainsukh’s brilliant miniature paintings through sumptuous compositions set amid palace ruins. With Museum of Imagination: A Portrait in Absentia, on the great art historian B. N. Goswamy.
At BAMPFA
  • Max Nelson
    Introduction by
    Max Nelson’s writings on film and literature have appeared in n+1, The New Republic, The Threepenny Review, Film Comment, and the online edition of The New York Review of Books, where he is an editori
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1:15 PM
Thursday, September 7
1:15 PM
Enjoy a guided tour exploring BAMPFA’s current exhibitions.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
4-7 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Thursday, September 7
4-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Thursday, September 7
4–7 PM
Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
Thursday, September 7
5:30 PM
Bryan-Wilson introduces and signs her new book, Fray: Art and Textile Politics, and talks with art historian Richard Meyer and artist Angela Hennessey.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Readings 2017
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, September 7
7 PM
Amit Dutta,
India,
2013,
(92 mins)
Dutta returns to northern India’s Kangra Valley to consider the region’s legends, folk tales, and rich visual arts through the creative process of the contemporary landscape painter Paramjit Singh. With Dutta’s dreamlike short To Be Continued.
At BAMPFA
  • Max Nelson
    Introduction by
    Max Nelson’s writings on film and literature have appeared in n+1, The New Republic, The Threepenny Review, Film Comment, and the online edition of The New York Review of Books, where he is an editori
All Day
Thursday, September 7
All Day
Galleries free all day.
At BAMPFA
Admission free
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Friday, September 8
4 PM
(77 mins)
Continuing the exploration begun in Nainsukh, three shorts—Gita Govinda, Field-Trip, and Scenes from a Sketchbook—see Dutta experimenting with radically different approaches to the master and his artistic descendants.
At BAMPFA
  • Robert Del Bontà
    Introduction by
    Robert Del Bontà is the guest curator of the BAMPFA exhibition Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting.
4-9 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Friday, September 8
4-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Friday, September 8
6 PM
The first in a series of New Narrative readings features local icons Bellamy and Killian, coeditors of Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977–1997.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Readings 2017
7 PM
Friday, September 8
7 PM
Marlon Brando,
United States,
1961,
(141 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

Marlon Brando’s first and only directorial effort, a Freudian Western loosely based on the legend of Billy the Kid. “Mean, moody, and magnificent” (Time Out).
At BAMPFA
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11:30 AM–1 PM & 1–2:30 PM
Saturday, September 9
11:30 AM–1 PM & 1–2:30 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Enter into abstraction through an automatic drawing exercise inspired by Charles Howard’s enigmatic works.
At BAMPFA
Free for kids plus one adult
  • Jamila Dunn
    With artist
    Jamila Dunn is an artist and teacher who orchestrates the education programs for Kala Art Institute.
2:30-9 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Saturday, September 9
2:30-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Saturday, September 9
3 PM

Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

Read the beginning of this book about growing up and fitting in, and pick up a free copy to keep reading at home. 
At BAMPFA
Free for kids plus one adult
  • Laura Atkins
    Reading led by
    Laura Atkins is a children’s book author and editor.
5 PM
  • Film
Saturday, September 9
5 PM
Fred Zinnemann,
United States,
1950,
(85 mins)

Imported Print

Brando made his screen debut as a paralyzed World War II veteran struggling to adapt back “home.” From the director of From Here to Eternity. 
At BAMPFA
7 PM
  • Film
Saturday, September 9
7 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
USSR,
1979,
(163 mins)

Digital Restoration

A writer, a scientist, and their “stalker” guide venture into a mysterious wasteland known as the Zone. “A dense, complex, often contradictory, and endlessly pliable allegory about human consciousness” (Slant).
At BAMPFA
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10
11 AM-7 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 10
11 AM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Sunday, September 10
5 PM
Amit Dutta,
India,
2017,
(92 mins)

Sneak Preview!

Dutta’s magical new film follows an eighth-century architect across the lower Himalayas in search of a temple site, a voyage that becomes a spiritual quest. With short The Future of Cinema.
At BAMPFA
7 PM
  • Film
Sunday, September 10
7 PM
Vittorio De Sica,
Italy,
1963,
(88 mins)

Digital Restoration
Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

The director of The Bicycle Thief shows off his comic side in this hilarious sendup of Italy’s early 1960s economic miracle, starring the great Italian comic Alberto Sordi and finally released theatrically in the US after over fifty years.
At BAMPFA
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6:30 PM
Monday, September 11
6:30 PM
The artist talks about his project THE VACANT AMERICAN and what he calls the “Vast Void of image making.”
At BAMPFA
Free admission
Monday, September 11
6:30 PM
UC Berkeley’s associate vice chancellor of arts and design joins Cal faculty to discuss the Arts + Design Initiative and reflect on the concept of assembly.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
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Wednesday, September 13
12 PM
The director of the Worth Ryder Art Gallery at UC Berkeley talks about the gallery’s history and his curatorial process.
At BAMPFA
6 PM
Wednesday, September 13
6 PM
The artist discusses his current project for BAMPFA's Art Wall and his engagement with the natural landscape, his connection to the Bay Area, and the significance of language in his work. Watch the video.
At BAMPFA
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, September 13
7 PM
(70 mins)
This program highlights works by artists involved in Canyon’s early years in the 1960s, including films by Bruce Baillie, Anne Severson, Lenny Lipton, and Gunvor Nelson as well as several classics (and two premieres) by Lawrence Jordan.
At BAMPFA
  • Lawrence Jordan
    In Person
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4-7 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Thursday, September 14
4-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Thursday, September 14
7 PM
Raoul Peck,
Belgium, France, Switzerland, United States,
2016,
(93 mins)
Raoul Peck’s acclaimed documentary is an invigorating look at the great writer James Baldwin, and at the fight for civil rights both in the past and now. “An act of provocation and prophecy” (Village Voice).
At BAMPFA
  • Stephen Best
    Introduction by
    Stephen Best is an associate professor of English at UC Berkeley.
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Friday, September 15
4 PM
Elia Kazan,
United States,
1951,
(122 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!
Digital Restoration

Marlon Brando was a little-known actor when he was cast in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s play; this film adaptation made him a star. Vivien Leigh costars.
At BAMPFA
4-9 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Friday, September 15
4-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Friday, September 15
6 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

 

Marvin K. White presents "White Noise/Black Masks," five local poets reading their work through a sonic haze of white noise.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
7:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, September 15
7:30 PM
Owsley Brown,
United States,
2016,
(72 mins)
Shot over a period of years both before and after Haiti’s deadly 2010 earthquake, this vibrant documentary testifies to the role of music in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.
At BAMPFA
  • Owsley Brown
    In Person
    September 15 screening only
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11 AM-9 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Saturday, September 16
11 AM-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Saturday, September 16
1:30 PM
Explore Charles Howard’s arresting art in this fresh, wide-ranging look at the themes and changing contexts of his work as he navigated among figurative, Surrealist, and abstract currents. With Apsara DiQuinzio, Douglas Dreishpoon, Lauren Kroiz, and Jeff Gunderson; moderated by Alexander Nemerov.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
5:30 PM
  • Film
Saturday, September 16
5:30 PM
Agnès Varda,
France,
1965,
(85 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print

Agnès Varda’s strikingly colorful, lyrical film examines a love triangle within a circular structure.
At BAMPFA
6:30 PM
Saturday, September 16
6:30 PM
Pianist Irene Herrmann and soprano Sheila Willey perform the music of American expatriate writer and composer Paul Bowles.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Saturday, September 16
7:10 PM
A delicious, French-infused meal inspired by the film.
At Babette
Saturday, September 16
7:30 PM
Owsley Brown,
United States,
1999,
(108 mins)
The musical work of American expatriate writer Paul Bowles, who lived much of his life in Tangier, is explored in this evocative, globe-hopping documentary. With Nathaniel Dorsky’s short Triste.
At BAMPFA
In Person
  • Owsley Brown
  • Nathaniel Dorsky
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17
11 AM-7 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 17
11 AM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
1:30 PM
Sunday, September 17
1:30 PM
Raoul Peck,
Belgium, France, Switzerland, United States,
2016,
(93 mins)
Raoul Peck’s acclaimed documentary is an invigorating look at the great writer James Baldwin, and at the fight for civil rights both in the past and now. “An act of provocation and prophecy” (Village Voice).
At BAMPFA
  • Stephen Best
    Introduction by
    Stephen Best is an associate professor of English at UC Berkeley.
4 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 17
4 PM
Owsley Brown, Jerome Hiler,
United States,
2010,
(103 mins)
Discover the origins and work of the Louisville Orchestra, which grew from a city’s devastation to become a major center for contemporary music, in this beautifully made documentary. Narrated by indie icon Will Oldham.
At BAMPFA
In Person
  • Owsley Brown
  • Jerome Hiler
7 PM
Sunday, September 17
7 PM
Sidney Lumet,
United States,
1960,
(121 mins)
Sidney Lumet’s adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s play places four consummate actors—Marlon Brando, Maureen Stapleton, Joanne Woodward, and Anna Magnani—in a backwoods bastion of stifling meanness. There’s enough heat to set the town on fire.
At BAMPFA
18
Monday, September 18
6:30 PM
The author of the bestselling book Strangers in Their Own Land talks about theater and community with actor and researcher Ben Russell.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
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Wednesday, September 20
12 PM
A dialogue about how museums and other arts organizations are responding to the call for participation in our current moment.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, September 20
7 PM
Mike Kuchar,
United States,
1965,
(74 mins)
Mike Kuchar’s sci-fi extravaganza of lusty robots in revolt—featuring his brother George as an evil prince—helped launch American underground cinema. With the Kuchar brothers’ short Night of the Bomb.
At BAMPFA
  • Mike Kuchar
    In Person
21
Thursday, September 21
1 PM
Lewallen discusses the life and work of Martin Wong—his identity, his milieu, and his passions.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
4-7 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Thursday, September 21
4-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, September 21
7 PM
Stanley Kramer,
United States,
1958,
(97 mins)
Nominated for eight Academy Awards and winner of two, Stanley Kramer’s anti-racist “message” film stars Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier as escaped convicts in the deep South.
At BAMPFA
  • Stephen Best
    Introduction by
    Stephen Best is an associate professor of English at UC Berkeley.
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4 PM
  • Film
Friday, September 22
4 PM
Agnès Varda,
France,
1965,
(85 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print

Agnès Varda’s strikingly colorful, lyrical film examines a love triangle within a circular structure.
At BAMPFA
4-9 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Friday, September 22
4-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Friday, September 22
6 PM
We continue our series of New Narrative readings with authors Glück and Saidenberg.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Readings 2017
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, September 22
7 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
USSR,
1979,
(163 mins)

Digital Restoration

A writer, a scientist, and their “stalker” guide venture into a mysterious wasteland known as the Zone. “A dense, complex, often contradictory, and endlessly pliable allegory about human consciousness” (Slant).
At BAMPFA
23
11 AM-9 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Saturday, September 23
11 AM-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Saturday, September 23
4 PM
Charles F. Reisner,
United States,
1928,
(69 mins)

Digital Restoration
Recommended for ages 7 & up

Set along the Mississippi but filmed along the Sacramento Delta, this is “Buster Keaton’s most entertaining balance of the instinctual and the cerebral” (Village Voice).
At BAMPFA
  • Judith Rosenberg
    Live Music
    On piano
6 PM
  • Film
Saturday, September 23
6 PM
Vittorio De Sica,
Italy,
1963,
(88 mins)

Digital Restoration
Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

The director of The Bicycle Thief shows off his comic side in this hilarious sendup of Italy’s early 1960s economic miracle, starring the great Italian comic Alberto Sordi and finally released theatrically in the US after over fifty years.
At BAMPFA
Saturday, September 23
7:45 PM
This Film-to-Table dinner is sold out.
At Babette
8 PM
Saturday, September 23
8 PM
Elia Kazan,
United States,
1954,
(108 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

“I coulda been a contender,” mumbles Marlon Brando in this brilliant drama set among the longshoremen and cops of an East Coast waterfront. Winner of eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor.
At BAMPFA
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27
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Sunday, September 24
2 PM
Join a tour of Martin Wong: Human Instamatic and discover the work of a painter the New York Times called “one of our great urban visionaries.”
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
11 AM-7 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 24
11 AM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
3 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 24
3 PM
Owsley Brown,
United States,
2016,
(72 mins)
Shot over a period of years both before and after Haiti’s deadly 2010 earthquake, this vibrant documentary testifies to the role of music in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.
At BAMPFA
  • Owsley Brown
    In Person
    September 15 screening only
Sunday, September 24
5 PM
Chantal Akerman,
Belgium, France,
1975,
(198 mins)
The repetitive domestic routines of a bourgeois widow become a source of visceral suspense in Akerman’s landmark of feminist filmmaking.
At BAMPFA
25
Monday, September 25
6:30 PM
Foer, a staff writer for the Atlantic, exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology. Wired editor Nicholas Thompson joins him in conversation.
At BAMPFA
Free Admission
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27
Wednesday, September 27
12 PM
UC Berkeley’s associate vice chancellor for arts and design and the associate director of Cal Performances discuss issues of curation in the performing arts.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, September 27
12:15 PM
Join a tour of Martin Wong: Human Instamatic and discover the work of a painter the New York Times called “one of our great urban visionaries.”
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Wednesday, September 27
6 PM
Join the exhibition curator for a talk about Miyoko Ito’s singular and compelling form of abstraction. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, September 27
7 PM
(75 mins)
Abigail Child presents her most recent film, a dazzling collage portrait of Emma Goldman, preceded by works made by Canyon members George Kuchar, Mike Henderson, and Henry Hills between 1970 and 1981.
At BAMPFA
  • Abigail Child
    In Person
28
Thursday, September 28
12 PM
The curator of Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument offers critical insights into Parks’s first photo-essay for Life magazine.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
4-7 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Thursday, September 28
4-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Thursday, September 28
5:30 PM
Join writer and artist Gaines for a reading and signing of his new book, Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Readings 2017
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, September 28
7 PM
John Huston,
United States,
1942,
(97 mins)
Bette Davis delivers what James Baldwin called a “ruthlessly accurate” portrayal of a spoiled, amoral Southern girl who blames her black chauffeur for a fatal accident in this little-seen social drama from John Huston.
At BAMPFA
  • Damon Young
    Introduction by
    Damon Young is an assistant professor of French and film & media at UC Berkeley.
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4 PM
  • Film
Friday, September 29
4 PM
Vittorio De Sica,
Italy,
1963,
(88 mins)

Digital Restoration
Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

The director of The Bicycle Thief shows off his comic side in this hilarious sendup of Italy’s early 1960s economic miracle, starring the great Italian comic Alberto Sordi and finally released theatrically in the US after over fifty years.
At BAMPFA
4-9 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Friday, September 29
4-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, September 29
7 PM
Arthur Penn,
United States,
1966,
(135 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

Robert Redford escapes from prison and finds his hometown sheriff (Marlon Brando) lying in wait. Jane Fonda and Angie Dickinson costar in a lusty, gripping melodrama about small-town Texas crude.
At BAMPFA
30
Saturday, September 30
1 PM
This panel offers an appreciation of the influential photographer Gordon Parks and a critical examination of the processes that shaped his first Life magazine photo-essay. With Makeda Best, Tina Sacks, and Ken Light; moderated by Leigh Raiford.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
11 AM-9 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Saturday, September 30
11 AM-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Included with admission
4 PM
Saturday, September 30
4 PM
Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman,
United States,
1926,
(78 mins)

Digital Restoration
Recommended for ages 7 & up

Buster Keaton plays a Civil War–era railroad engineer in love with both his girl and his train in this masterpiece of silent comedy.
At BAMPFA
  • Judith Rosenberg
    Live Music
    On piano
6:15 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, September 30
6:15 PM
Owsley Brown,
United States,
2016,
(72 mins)
Shot over a period of years both before and after Haiti’s deadly 2010 earthquake, this vibrant documentary testifies to the role of music in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.
At BAMPFA
  • Owsley Brown
    In Person
    September 15 screening only
8 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, September 30
8 PM
Fei Mu,
China,
1948,
(99 mins)

Digital Restoration

With a visual panache often compared to Ophuls, Antonioni, and Welles, Fei Mu’s 1948 gem possesses a melancholy beauty all its own. Voted the best Chinese film of all time in a Chinese critics’ poll.
At BAMPFA
  • Andrew F. Jones
    Introduction by
    Andrew F. Jones is a UC Berkeley professor who teaches modern Chinese literature and media culture.