January 2018

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7 PM
  • Performance
Tuesday, January 2
7 PM

Programmed by Karen Seneferu

Regina Evans (Regina’s Door) invokes the divine forces of love through a creative healing performance in honor of Mother Ancestors, featuring Amara Tabor-Smith.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
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Wednesday, January 3
All Day
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Thursday, January 4
1:15 PM
Explore a great Chinese painter’s work and his turbulent times with a tour of Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
Thursday, January 4
4–7 PM
This month, we go small.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
Series Five Tables
Thursday, January 4
All Day
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Friday, January 5
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Sunday, January 7
2 PM
Explore a great Chinese painter’s work and his turbulent times with a tour of Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
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Wednesday, January 10
12:15 PM
Explore a great Chinese painter’s work and his turbulent times with a tour of Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
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4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, January 11
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
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4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, January 12
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
6 PM
  • Art
  • Performance
  • Workshop
Friday, January 12
6 PM
Artist group Desi hosts a night of collaborative art making scored by celebrated Los Angeles–based DJ collective Discostan.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Workshops
7 PM
Friday, January 12
7 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
France, Sweden,
1986,
(149 mins)

New 4K Digital Restoration

 

A retired actor and his family find themselves on a remote Baltic island when word arrives of nuclear war in Tarkovsky’s elegiac final film.
At BAMPFA
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11:30–1 PM
Saturday, January 13
11:30–1 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Use drawing, watercolor, and stamping to create your own landscape inspired by the paintings of Chen Hongshou.
At BAMPFA
Free for kids 13 & under plus one adult
  • Jennie Smith
    With artist
    Jennie Smith, who earned her MFA from UC Berkeley, has an affinity for the ocean and woodless graphite pencils.
Series Family Events
1–2:30 PM
Saturday, January 13
1–2:30 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Use drawing, watercolor, and stamping to create your own landscape inspired by the paintings of Chen Hongshou.
At BAMPFA
Free for kids 13 & under plus one adult
  • Jennie Smith
    With artist
    Jennie Smith, who earned her MFA from UC Berkeley, has an affinity for the ocean and woodless graphite pencils.
Series Family Events
2:30–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, January 13
2:30–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Saturday, January 13
3 PM

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

Read the beginning of this classic story about a girl who runs away to the Metropolitan Museum, and pick up a free copy to keep reading at home.
At BAMPFA
Free for kids 13 & under plus one adult
  • Jennifer Gordon
    Reading led by
    Jennifer Gordon is a librarian at Malcolm X Elementary School.
Series Family Events
Saturday, January 13
6 PM
Jean Renoir,
France,
1936,
(84 mins)

New Digital Restoration. Film to Table dinner follows the January 13 screening

Workers at a publishing company form a successful collective after their loathsome boss disappears in Renoir’s vivacious drama of crime, romance, and ethics. “A film touched by divine grace” (François Truffaut).
At BAMPFA
Saturday, January 13
8 PM
Raoul Walsh,
United States,
1940,
(93 mins)
An atmospheric tale of long-haul truckers (Humphrey Bogart and George Raft) during the Great Depression. Ida Lupino’s performance as the ambitious, frustrated wife of the boss made her a star overnight.
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, January 14
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Sunday, January 14
2 PM
Explore a great Chinese painter’s work and his turbulent times with a tour of Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
Sunday, January 14
4 PM
Jean Renoir,
France,
1939,
(106 mins)

35mm Print / BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

Made just before the outbreak of World War II, Renoir’s masterpiece turns a country-house gathering into a tragicomic study of polite society on the brink of collapse.
At BAMPFA
7 PM
  • Film
Sunday, January 14
7 PM
Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang,
United States,
1942,
(94 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

A luminous Ida Lupino stars as a distraught woman saved from suicide by a hard-drinking longshoreman (the great French actor Jean Gabin in his American debut) in Fritz Lang and Archie Mayo’s atmospheric thriller-cum–fairy tale.
At BAMPFA
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Wednesday, January 17
12:15 PM
Explore a great Chinese painter’s work and his turbulent times with a tour of Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, January 17
3:10 PM
Evgenii Bauer,
Russia,
1916,
(170 mins)
A wealthy matriarch juggles her two daughters (one adopted) against a merchant and a dashing prince in this chamber melodrama from one of silent Russian cinema’s great stylists, Evgenii Bauer.
At BAMPFA
Pre-sale to members at the Sponsor level and above Dec. 5–11. Public ticket sales begin Dec. 12.
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
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
  • Bruce Loeb
    On Piano
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
7 PM
Wednesday, January 17
7 PM
(70 mins)
One of Colombia’s most influential, prolific filmmakers presents three of his works, including the classic Vampires of Poverty, that incorporate political critique, an aesthetic sensibility, and, importantly, a sense of humor.
At BAMPFA
  • Luis Ospina
    In Person
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Thursday, January 18
12 PM
Navigate the evocative installation of Way Bay with the exhibition curators as they share insights into their process and selections.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, January 18
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Thursday, January 18
7 PM
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea,
Cuba,
1968,
(97 mins)

New Digital Restoration / Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

The Cuban cinema reached full maturity with this classic study of a bourgeois writer who stays in Cuba after the revolution. “Beautifully understated, sophisticated and cosmopolitan” (New York Times).
At BAMPFA
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Friday, January 19
4 PM
Jean Renoir,
France,
1939,
(106 mins)

35mm Print / BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

Made just before the outbreak of World War II, Renoir’s masterpiece turns a country-house gathering into a tragicomic study of polite society on the brink of collapse.
At BAMPFA
4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, January 19
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
6 PM
  • Activity
  • Reading
Friday, January 19
6 PM
Celebrate the release of a series of postcard prints made in the BAMPFA Art Lab with a spirited mass reading of more than a hundred poems. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Readings
7 PM
Friday, January 19
7 PM
Hiroshi Teshigahara,
Japan,
1964,
(147 mins)

35mm Print / BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

The sands of time have not worn away the startling beauty of Hiroshi Teshigahara’s adaptation of Kobo Abe’s acclaimed postmodernist novel. “It’s like a dream—the kind from which you awake bolt upright in a cold sweat” (The Guardian).
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, January 20
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
3:30 PM
Saturday, January 20
3:30 PM
Victor Fleming,
United States,
1939,

Recommended for ages 5 & up

What better activity for a Saturday afternoon in winter than a trip down the Yellow Brick Road together with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Woodsman?
At BAMPFA
Saturday, January 20
6 PM
Chris Marker,
France,
2000,
(90 mins)

Film to Table dinner follows

Chris Marker’s cinematic psalm to Andrei Tarkovsky transports the viewer into Tarkovsky’s films and his world. With Marker’s short on the Russian director Alexander Medvedkin, The Train Rolls On.
At BAMPFA
8 PM
  • Film
Saturday, January 20
8 PM
Ida Lupino,
United States,
1950,
(75 mins)

Imported Archival Print

Few Hollywood films address the aftereffects of rape like Lupino’s powerful work, which tracks one brutalized woman’s difficult steps towards recovery. “One of the crucial movies of the era, Outrage looks intimately, painfully, and analytically at what we now know to call rape culture” (New Yorker).
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, January 21
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Sunday, January 21
11:30 AM
Join Jill Satterfield, of Vajra Yoga and the School for Compassionate Action, for a mindfulness and meditation session.
At BAMPFA
Included in admission
Series Workshops
Sunday, January 21
2 PM
Explore a great Chinese painter’s work and his turbulent times with a tour of Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
Sunday, January 21
2 PM
Jean Renoir,
France,
1936,
(84 mins)

New Digital Restoration. Film to Table dinner follows the January 13 screening

Workers at a publishing company form a successful collective after their loathsome boss disappears in Renoir’s vivacious drama of crime, romance, and ethics. “A film touched by divine grace” (François Truffaut).
At BAMPFA
4 PM
Sunday, January 21
4 PM
Raoul Walsh,
United States,
1941,
(96 mins)
High Sierra ushered in the era of the gangster as existential antihero, with Humphrey Bogart as a wanted man hiding out in the Sierras and Ida Lupino as the cabaret singer who loves him.
At BAMPFA
6:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, January 21
6:30 PM
Bill Morrison,
United States,
2017,
(120 mins)
Bill Morrison presents his beautiful meditation on a rare trove of silent nitrate film, as well as the barren Canadian Yukon town where it was found. “Both awe-inspiring and humbling” (New York Times).
At BAMPFA
  • Bill Morrison
    In Person
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Monday, January 22
6:30 PM
Edward Wasserman, Richard Koci Hernandez, Monica Lam, and Ken Light share innovative work by students at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
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12 PM
  • Free
  • In-Person
Wednesday, January 24
12 PM
Hear from the filmmaker behind the Other Cinema at San Francisco’s ATA gallery, one of the Mission District’s last underground art spaces.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
Wednesday, January 24
12:15 PM
Explore a great Chinese painter’s work and his turbulent times with a tour of Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
Wednesday, January 24
3:10 PM
Lev Kuleshov,
USSR,
1924,
(170 mins)
A fearful American and his cowboy bodyguard find themselves in over their heads in Soviet Russia in Lev Kuleshov’s frantic, absurdist comedy. With Dziga Vertov’s Kino-Pravda No. 21.
At BAMPFA
Pre-sale to members at the Sponsor level and above Dec. 5–11. Public ticket sales begin Dec. 12.
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
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, January 24
7 PM
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril,
Canada,
2016,
(89 mins)
Inuit filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s passionate, mind-shifting film documents new strands of Inuit activism—“part exposé, part personal documentary, and part community portrait” (TIFF). With Jonathan Wright’s animated short The Bear Facts.
At BAMPFA
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Thursday, January 25
12 PM
Join the curators of To the Letter for an in-depth look at the exhibition.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, January 25
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Thursday, January 25
7:10 PM
(110 mins)
A screening of Near Normal Man, a profile of Holocaust survivor Ben Stern and his fight against a 1977 Nazi rally in Illinois, anchors this discussion of free speech.
At BAMPFA
General admission is sold out. Free first come, first served tickets will be available to UC Berkeley students on site, January 25, with a Cal ID.
  • Carol Christ
    Introduction
    Carol Christ is chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Ira Glasser
    In Conversation
    Ira Glasser served as executive director of the ACLU from 1978 to 2001. He is author of Visions of Liberty: The Bill of Rights for All Americans.
  • Ben Stern
    In Conversation
    Activist and educator Ben Stern survived the Holocaust, only to face Nazis again in 1978 in Skokie, Illinois, where he organized a successful counterprotest.
  • Charlene Stern
    In Conversation
    Charlene Stern is the producer and director of Near Normal Man and an accomplished businesswoman. 
  • Manu Meel
    In Conversation
    Manu Meel is a sophomore at UC Berkeley studying political science and economics. He is working with the chancellor’s office to facilitate Free Speech Year.
  • Edward Wasserman
    Moderator
    Edward Wasserman is professor of journalism and dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley.
  • Simone Dill
    In Conversation
    Simone Dill is a Senior at UC Berkeley pursuing degree in Film and Media Studies and is the Communications Director for the Cal Black Student Union.
  • Luis Tenorio
    In Conversation
    Luis Tenorio is a doctoral student of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley as both a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow and Chancellor’s Fellow.
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Friday, January 26
4 PM
Zeva Oelbaum, Sabine Krayenbühl,
France, United Kingdom, United States,
2017,
(95 mins)
Narrated by Tilda Swinton, this documentary tells the fascinating story of Gertrude Bell—who shaped the modern Middle East after World War I and helped draw the borders of Iraq—through intimate letters and secret documents.
At BAMPFA
4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, January 26
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Friday, January 26
6 PM
Performer and scholar Wang Fei guides us a special musical journey through masterpieces for the guqin, a traditional seven-stringed Chinese instrument.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Friday, January 26
7 PM
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea,
Cuba,
1968,
(97 mins)

New Digital Restoration / Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

The Cuban cinema reached full maturity with this classic study of a bourgeois writer who stays in Cuba after the revolution. “Beautifully understated, sophisticated and cosmopolitan” (New York Times).
At BAMPFA
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Saturday, January 27
1 PM
The two scholars present lectures that deepen and expand our understanding of the late Ming-dynasty painter's work, life, and times.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, January 27
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
4 PM
  • Film
Saturday, January 27
4 PM
Ida Lupino,
United States,
1949,
(82 mins)

Archival Print

A young dancer finds her promising career threatened by polio in Lupino’s first fully credited directorial effort, a blend of steadfastly un-melodramatic melodrama with the gritty aesthetics of docu-noir.
At BAMPFA
Saturday, January 27
6 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Artist, writer, and visual culture scholar Duane Deterville discusses "Afrifuturism" (sic)—its history, its manifestations in various media, and how it can be used as a tool for black liberation. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Black Life
6:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, January 27
6:30 PM
Michael Wadleigh,
United States,
1970,
(215 mins)

Archival Print

This legendary documentary captures a rock-and-roll who’s who at their heights: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Country Joe and the Fish, Janis Joplin, and many more. With Robert N. Zagone’s short A Day in the Life of Country Joe and the Fish.
At BAMPFA
In Person
  • Country Joe McDonald
    In Person
    Berkeley resident Country Joe McDonald became famous for his appearance in the Woodstock Music Festival singing a song about the Vietnam War.
  • Robert N. Zagone
    In Person
    Robert N. Zagone is a veteran film and TV director; his works include Read You Like a Book, Go Ride the Music with the Jefferson Airplane, and Drugs in the Tenderloin.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, January 28
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At BAMPFA
Sunday, January 28
2 PM
Explore a great Chinese painter’s work and his turbulent times with a tour of Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
Sunday, January 28
2 PM
Zeva Oelbaum, Sabine Krayenbühl,
France, United Kingdom, United States,
2017,
(95 mins)
Narrated by Tilda Swinton, this documentary tells the fascinating story of Gertrude Bell—who shaped the modern Middle East after World War I and helped draw the borders of Iraq—through intimate letters and secret documents.
At BAMPFA
4 PM
Sunday, January 28
4 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky,
France, Sweden,
1986,
(149 mins)

New 4K Digital Restoration

 

A retired actor and his family find themselves on a remote Baltic island when word arrives of nuclear war in Tarkovsky’s elegiac final film.
At BAMPFA
7 PM
Sunday, January 28
7 PM
Federico Veiroj,
Uruguay,
2010,
(110 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

A lifelong film archivist faces a new beginning with the threatened closure of his institution in this loving black-and-white ode to a life lived among the reels. “An elegy to cinephilia” (Slant). With Morgan Fisher’s Standard Gauge and Alexi Manis’s Luminous.
At BAMPFA
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Monday, January 29
6:30 PM
Ohio State University professor of art history and film studies Kris Paulsen discusses the semiotic notion of the index in the age of the digital interface.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
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12 PM
  • Free
  • In-Person
Wednesday, January 31
12 PM
The pioneering feminist visual artist and experimental filmmaker talks about her influential practice.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, January 31
3:10 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1925,
(170 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print / BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

A strike by a group of factory workers and its brutal suppression form the backbone of Eisenstein’s agitprop masterpiece of ferocious montage. With short Glumov’s Diary.
At BAMPFA
Pre-sale to members at the Sponsor level and above Dec. 5–11. Public ticket sales begin Dec. 12.
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
  • Anne Nesbet
    Lecture
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.
7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, January 31
7 PM
Thomas Harlan,
France, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland,
1975,
(106 mins)
This film created by a German leftist in Portugal documents efforts to return a large private estate to local workers. “One of the purest examples of militant documentary” (Harvard Film Archive).
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–7 PM
Thursday, February 1
11 AM–7 PM
1:15 PM
Thursday, February 1
1:15 PM
Get fresh insights into the works in view in Way Bay with a tour led by a UC Berkeley graduate student. 
At BAMPFA
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Series Guided Tours
4–7 PM
Thursday, February 1
4–7 PM
Get an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections. This month, the spotlight is on abstraction.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
Series Five Tables
4–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, February 1
4–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
7:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, February 1
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1966,
(85 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

Exploring the strange symbiosis between a speechless actress (Liv Ullmann) and her nurse companion (Bibi Andersson), this is “Bergman at his most brilliant” (Time Out).
At BAMPFA
Special admission: BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7
  • Liv Ullmann
    In person
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Friday, February 2
4 PM
Mathilde Damoisel,
France, Switzerland,
2016,
(104 mins)
This recent documentary offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, the essential backstory of our world today.
At BAMPFA
4–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, February 2
4–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
7 PM
Friday, February 2
7 PM

Programmed by Karen Seneferu

Medea Sirkas performs with harpist Destiny Muhammad and violinist Tarika Lewis. This is where classical instruments meet street ballet.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
7 PM
Friday, February 2
7 PM
Hiroshi Teshigahara,
Japan,
1964,
(147 mins)

35mm Print / BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

The sands of time have not worn away the startling beauty of Hiroshi Teshigahara’s adaptation of Kobo Abe’s acclaimed postmodernist novel. “It’s like a dream—the kind from which you awake bolt upright in a cold sweat” (The Guardian).
At BAMPFA
3
11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, February 3
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
3 PM
  • Film
Saturday, February 3
3 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1966,
(85 mins)

Added screening!

Exploring the strange symbiosis between a speechless actress (Liv Ullmann) and her nurse companion (Bibi Andersson), this is “Bergman at his most brilliant” (Time Out).
At BAMPFA
Saturday, February 3
5 PM
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea,
Cuba,
1968,
(97 mins)

New Digital Restoration / Bay Area Theatrical Premiere!

The Cuban cinema reached full maturity with this classic study of a bourgeois writer who stays in Cuba after the revolution. “Beautifully understated, sophisticated and cosmopolitan” (New York Times).
At BAMPFA
7:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, February 3
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1968,
(103 mins)
Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow star in “Bergman’s simple, masterly vision of normal war and what it does to survivors. Set a tiny step into the future, the film has the inevitability of a common dream” (Pauline Kael).
At BAMPFA
Special admission: BAMPFA members: $11; UC Berkeley students: $7
  • Liv Ullmann
    In Person