March 2018

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Monday, February 26
6:30 PM
Join us for a conversation between Beka Economopoulos, cofounder of Not an Alternative, and Dan Kammen, professor of energy at UC Berkeley.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
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12 PM
Wednesday, February 28
12 PM
Two artists and longtime collaborators discuss their work.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, February 28
12:15 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
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, February 28
3:10 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1928,
(170 mins)

Digital Restoration

Made to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, October fictionally recreates the revolution’s power and fury: so well, in fact, that some of its scenes have been reused in documentaries as the “real thing.”
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.
Wednesday, February 28
7 PM
Emile de Antonio,
United States,
1969,
(101 mins)

Restored 35mm Print

This Academy Award–nominated doc makes the case against US intervention in Vietnam using an incendiary montage style. “An explosive analysis of the American war machine” (Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research).
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–7 PM
Thursday, March 1
11 AM–7 PM
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, March 1
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
1:15 PM
Thursday, March 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
Thursday, March 1
4-7 PM
Ceramics and prints from the BAMPFA collection offer a taste of tea culture.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
Series Five Tables
7 PM
  • Performance
Thursday, March 1
7 PM

Programmed by Karen Seneferu

Daktari Dance Medicine Collective explores the mediums of drum, movement, meditation, and ritual, illuminating the African spirit.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
7 PM
Thursday, March 1
7 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1957,
(96 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print

Film to Table dinner follows the March 31 screening

A medieval knight challenges Death to a game of chess in Bergman’s iconic work of cinematic philosophy. “A magically powerful film” (Pauline Kael).
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, March 2
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
7 PM
Friday, March 2
7 PM
Joseph Strick,
United States,
1970,
(119 mins)

Restored 35mm Print

Strick’s documentary spotlights five veterans who took part in the US military’s infamous My Lai massacre, the incident that opened the public’s eyes to the atrocities of the Vietnam War. With Frederick Wiseman’s Basic Training and Appalshop’s Whitesburg Epic.
At
  • Harriet Scott Chessman
    Introduction
    Harriet Scott Chessman has published five novels and created the libretto for the operatic piece My Lai, a contemporary operatic piece composed by Jonathan Berger and commissioned by the Kronos Perfor
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, March 3
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

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Saturday, March 3
4 PM
Kronos Quartet’s collaboration with composer Jonathan Berger and novelist Harriet Scott Chessman, My Lai revisits the horrors of the massacre and its aftermath. The work’s creators and performers visit BAMPFA for this conversation.
At BAMPFA
Free admission. Tickets available at Will Call beginning at 3 p.m. Gallery admission not included.
5:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, March 3
5:30 PM
Winterfilm Collective ,
United States,
1972,
(108 mins)
This record of testimony about American war crimes “may be the most important account we have of America’s tragic encounter with Vietnam. . . . Remains essential viewing” (Chicago Reader). With Peter Gessner’s short Time of the Locust.
At
  • David Harrington
    Introduction
    Violinist David Harrington is the founder and artistic director of the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet.
  • Peter Gessner
    In Person
    Violinist David Harrington is the founder and artistic director of the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet.
Saturday, March 3
8 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1961,

35mm Print

Bergman’s still-provocative portrait of a young woman sinking into insanity while both family and God fail to save her.
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, March 4
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
2 PM
Sunday, March 4
2 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
3 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Workshop
Sunday, March 4
3 PM
Hang out with the Unity team for a day of zine making and free printing on the Art Lab Riso, with a DJ set and broadcast by Lower Grand Radio.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Workshops
4:30 PM
  • Film
Sunday, March 4
4:30 PM
Sergei Eisenstein,
USSR,
1928,
(101 mins)

Digital Restoration

Made to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, October fictionally recreates the revolution’s power and fury: so well, in fact, that some of its scenes have been reused in documentaries as the “real thing.”
At BAMPFA
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, March 4
7 PM
Jean-Marie Téno,
Cameroon, France,
2009,
(105 mins)
A bootleg DVD, an old TV, and beat-up benches are all you need to keep cinema alive—at least in one run-down Burkinabe neighborhood—in Téno’s tribute to African hustle and cinephilia. With Christian Bruno and Natalija Vekic’s Ed and Pauline and Emily Chao’s Bruce Takes Dragon Town.
At BAMPFA
In Person
  • Christian Bruno
  • Natalija Vekic
  • Emily Chao
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Monday, March 5
6:30 PM
Gina Pell talks about the group she calls Perennials—people who represent a mindset, not a generational demographic. She is joined by Susan Hoffmann, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
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7 PM
  • Film
  • Members
Tuesday, March 6
7 PM
Jacques Tourneur,
United States,
1947,
(105 mins)

Members' free screening

As part of March Member Appreciation Month, BAMPFA members are invited to a private screening of this masterpiece of film noir.
At
Members-only event. Each member cardholder is allowed one guest.
RSVP by Friday, March 2. Space is limited.
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12 PM
  • Free
  • In-Person
Wednesday, March 7
12 PM
A talk by the Bay Area–based new media artist famed for his work with LED light.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, March 7
12:15 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
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, March 7
3:10 PM
Abram Room,
USSR,
1927,
(170 mins)

Digital Restoration

An army veteran moves in with his old buddy and his wife in a crowded Moscow flat—with predictably disastrous results—in this daring early Soviet film.
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
  • In-Person
Wednesday, March 7
7 PM
Adele Horne,
United States,
2012,
(91 mins)
A portrait of homes and their owners’ attitudes toward cleaning them. “It’s like a James Benning remake of Jeanne Dielman” (Cinema Scope).
At BAMPFA
  • Adele Horne
    In Person
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, March 8
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
Thursday, March 8
12 PM
Cannizzo explores Cha’s art through the lens of her influential artist’s book, weaving in Cha’s long history with UC Berkeley and BAMPFA.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
7 PM
  • Film
Thursday, March 8
7 PM
Sifiso Khanyile,
South Africa,
2017,
(80 mins)
Uprize! revisits South Africa’s Soweto Uprising, which began as a student rebellion and became a founding moment in the history of anti-apartheid struggle. With Jamaican filmmaker Lebert Bethune’s historic 1967 film Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom.
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, March 9
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
4 PM
  • Film
Friday, March 9
4 PM
Andres Veiel,
Germany,
2018,
(107 mins)

East Bay Theatrical Premiere

This new documentary explores the life and work of avant-garde sculptor, painter, performance artist, and social activist Joseph Beuys, chronicling his art and ideas about media, community, and capitalism in an intimate way.
At BAMPFA
6 PM
  • In-Person
  • Reading
Friday, March 9
6 PM

Programmed by Evan Kennedy

Poets Gevirtz and Staiti read their work.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Readings
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, March 9
7 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1963,
(130 mins)
The central film in Bergman’s “God trilogy” features Gunnar Björnstrand as a pastor haunted by God’s silence. With Max von Sydow and Ingrid Thulin.
At BAMPFA
  • Bart Testa
    Lecture
    Bart Testa is a senior lecturer at Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. Preceding the film, he will deliver a keynote lecture (c.
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11:30-1 PM
Saturday, March 10
11:30-1 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Create mixed-media portraits of yourself and people in your community inspired by Karabo Poppy Moletsane’s Art Wall project.
At BAMPFA
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Vreni Michelini-Castillo
    With artist
    Vreni Michelini-Castillo is a multidisciplinary cultural producer, community organizer, and educator with an MFA from UC Berkeley.
Series Family Events
10:30 AM–12:30 PM
  • Art
  • Members
  • Tours
Saturday, March 10
10:30 AM–12:30 PM

Members' event

BAMPFA members are invited to preview the work of the UC Berkeley's Master of Fine Arts graduate students in advance of their exhibition in May.
At Richmond Field Station
Members-only event. Each member cardholder is allowed one guest.
RSVP by Wednesday, March 7. Space is extremely limited.
1-2:30 PM
Saturday, March 10
1-2:30 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

Create mixed-media portraits of yourself and people in your community inspired by Karabo Poppy Moletsane’s Art Wall project.
At BAMPFA
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Vreni Michelini-Castillo
    With artist
    Vreni Michelini-Castillo is a multidisciplinary cultural producer, community organizer, and educator with an MFA from UC Berkeley.
Series Family Events
2:30 PM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, March 10
2:30 PM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
3 PM
Saturday, March 10
3 PM

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

Start reading this story of a robot learning to survive on a deserted island, and pick up a copy to continue reading at home.
At BAMPFA
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Adoria Williams
    Reading led by
    Adoria Williams is a librarian at Jefferson Elementary School in Berkeley.
Series Family Events
5 PM
Saturday, March 10
5 PM
Hou Hsiao-Hsien,
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan,
2015,
(105 mins)

Film to Table dinner follows the March 10 screening

Winner of the Best Director prize for Hou Hsiao-hsien at the 2015 Cannes film festival, The Assassin is “a mesmerizing slow burn of a martial-arts movie” (Variety). The gorgeous cinematography is by Mark Lee Ping Bin (In the Mood for Love).
At BAMPFA
7:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, March 10
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1963,
(96 mins)
Two sisters play out dramas of lust and fear in a foreign land where war looms, an emotional landscape forsaken by God. A work of “staggering integrity” (Chicago Reader).
At BAMPFA
  • Bart Testa
    Introduction
    Bart Testa is a senior lecturer at Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, March 11
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
2 PM
Sunday, March 11
2 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
2 PM
Sunday, March 11
2 PM
Peter Davis,
United States,
1974,
(120 mins)
This Academy Award–winning documentary “holds a mirror up to our national conscience” (Judith Crist), revealing the effects of the Vietnam War on both North and South Vietnamese as well as Americans at home. With Carolee Schneemann’s short Viet-Flakes.
At BAMPFA
4:30 PM
  • Film
Sunday, March 11
4:30 PM
Andres Veiel,
Germany,
2018,
(107 mins)

East Bay Theatrical Premiere

This new documentary explores the life and work of avant-garde sculptor, painter, performance artist, and social activist Joseph Beuys, chronicling his art and ideas about media, community, and capitalism in an intimate way.
At BAMPFA
Sunday, March 11
7 PM
Samantha Biffot,
Belgium, France, Gabon,
2016,
(81 mins)
This sweet-natured documentary showcases the remarkable life of a man who journeyed from a small Gabonese village to China to study martial arts, and eventually star in kung fu films. With Nora Chipaumire’s Afrofuturist short Afro Promo #1 (Kinglady).
At BAMPFA
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Monday, March 12
6:30 PM
UC Berkeley Professor Judith Butler and Turkish political philosopher Zeynep Gambetti discuss the idea of public happiness in the wake of public resistance.
At BAMPFA
Advance tickets required. Tickets will be available ten days in advance of the event at artsdesign.berkeley.edu/mondays.
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12 PM
Wednesday, March 14
12 PM
Hear from the electronic musician, sonic collagist, and improvisational sound artist known as Wobbly.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, March 14
12:15 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
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, March 14
3:10 PM
Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Alexandrov,
USSR,
1929,
(170 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Eisenstein’s “Russian Gothic” tells of a peasant woman’s struggle against superstition, hostility, and greed in her attempt to form a collective. 
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
Wednesday, March 14
7 PM
Vitaly Mansky,
Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Germany, Latvia, Russia,
2015,
Shot with the permission and supervision of North Korean authorities, Russian director Vitaly Mansky’s film turns a propaganda effort into a deep-cover documentary about life inside one of the world’s most repressive nations.
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, March 15
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
Thursday, March 15
7 PM
David Loeb Weiss,
United States,
1968,
(130 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

Interviews with three black Vietnam veterans capture their experiences of institutional and everyday racism. With Keith Garrett’s look at African Americans in the military, The Black GI.
At BAMPFA
  • Abdul R. JanMohamed
    Introduction
    Abdul R. JanMohamed is a professor of English at UC Berkeley specializing in critical theory and African American and cultural studies.
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, March 16
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
7 PM
Friday, March 16
7 PM
Hou Hsiao-Hsien,
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan,
2015,
(105 mins)

Film to Table dinner follows the March 10 screening

Winner of the Best Director prize for Hou Hsiao-hsien at the 2015 Cannes film festival, The Assassin is “a mesmerizing slow burn of a martial-arts movie” (Variety). The gorgeous cinematography is by Mark Lee Ping Bin (In the Mood for Love).
At BAMPFA
7:30 PM
Friday, March 16
7:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1946,
(95 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

Two young people try to protect a fragile love on society’s margins in Bergman’s early look at adolescents in crisis, infused with a surprising warmth and optimism.
At BAMPFA
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
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Saturday, March 17

Double your member discount!

For one weekend only, BAMPFA members receive 20% off of most items at the BAMPFA Store! 
At
Members-only event
11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, March 17
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
Saturday, March 17
1:30 PM
In the first of our Way Bay Days, four speakers take on four Bay Area artists: Saburo Hasegawa, Ruth Wall, Ludwig Choris, and Harry Jacobus.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
3 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
  • Performance
Saturday, March 17
3 PM
Join us for stories and a performance celebrating the forty-fifth anniversary of San Francisco–based Kearny Street Workshop, the oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization in the country.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
4 PM
Saturday, March 17
4 PM
Joseph Leo Koerner, Christian D. Bruun,
United States,
2017,
(120 mins)

Special Preview Screening

A film journey into Vienna’s interior—both its domestic architecture and the space of the psyche—set against the backdrop of Austria’s troubled past.
At BAMPFA
  • Joseph Leo Koerner
    In Person
    Joseph Leo Koerner is the Thomas Professor of History of Art and Architecture and a Senior Fellow at Harvard University.
7:30 PM
Saturday, March 17
7:30 PM
Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Alexandrov,
USSR,
1929,
(108 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Eisenstein’s “Russian Gothic” tells of a peasant woman’s struggle against superstition, hostility, and greed in her attempt to form a collective.
At BAMPFA
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
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Sunday, March 18

Double your member discount!

For one weekend only, BAMPFA members receive 20% off of most items at the BAMPFA Store! 
At
Members-only event
1 PM
Sunday, March 18
1 PM
Raúl Ruiz,
France, Italy, Portugal,
1999,
(158 mins)

New Digital Restoration

“For those who know the final volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Ruiz’s film sets off its own chain of memories and associations; for those who do not, it serves as a superb introduction to the shape and texture of the Proustian universe” (Dave Kehr).
At BAMPFA
10 AM
  • Activity
  • In-Person
  • Members
Sunday, March 18
10 AM

Members' event

As part of Member Appreciation Month, BAMPFA members are invited to have brunch with Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder and hear about the latest happenings at BAMPFA.
At
Members'-only event. Each member cardholder is allowed one guest.
RSVP by Monday, March 12.
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, March 18
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
2 PM
Sunday, March 18
2 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
Sunday, March 18
3 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1946,
(95 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

Two young people try to protect a fragile love on society’s margins in Bergman’s early look at adolescents in crisis, infused with a surprising warmth and optimism.
At BAMPFA
Screening in Theater 2; regular film ticket prices apply
4:30 PM
  • Film
Sunday, March 18
4:30 PM
Oliver Schmitz, Thomas Mogotlane,
South Africa,
1988,
(106 mins)
An apolitical small-time crook in Soweto gets swept up in political protests in this legendary 1988 film, the first anti-apartheid feature made in South Africa and a still-vital time capsule of protest, street culture, and pride.
At BAMPFA
  • Cornelius Moore
    Introduction
    Cornelius Moore is codirector of the Bay Area distributor/producer California Newsreel.
Sunday, March 18
7 PM
Thom Andersen,
United States,
2015,
(108 mins)
The film essayist behind Red Hollywood and Los Angeles Plays Itself returns with this personal history of cinema, inspired by Gilles Deleuze. “Less a lecture than a wordless, associative, haunted journey not just through the history of cinematic innovation, but through the 20th century itself” (The Guardian).
At BAMPFA
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Monday, March 19
6:30 PM
An evening with artist Irena Haiduk, founder of the “oral corporation” Yugoexport.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
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12 PM
  • Free
  • In-Person
Wednesday, March 21
12 PM
A talk by the celebrated filmmaker and media arts innovator.
At BAMPFA
Free admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, March 21
12:15 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
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, March 21
3:10 PM
Alexander Dovzhenko,
USSR,
1930,
(170 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Ukrainian villagers take on their rich overlords in order to collectivize in this startlingly poetic work from the legendary Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko.
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.
Wednesday, March 21
7 PM
(60 mins)
A rare opportunity to see artistic reactions to colonial history, military dictatorships, and political violence by artists from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Uruguay.
At BAMPFA
  • Elena Shtromberg
    Introduction
    Elena Shtromberg, an associate professor of art history at the University of Utah, is co-curator of the landmark survey from which this program is drawn. 
  • Oscar Muñoz
    In Person
    Elena Shtromberg, an associate professor of art history at the University of Utah, is co-curator of the landmark survey from which this program is drawn. 
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, March 22
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
7 PM
Thursday, March 22
7 PM
Maria Govan,
Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, United States,
2016,
(92 mins)
Bahamian director Maria Govan, one of the Caribbean’s rising filmmakers, returns with this atmospheric noir drama on class divides, sexual repression, and identity in Trinidad.
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, March 23
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
6 PM
Friday, March 23
6 PM
Oakland-based art production organization House of Malico presents a discussion exploring contemporary issues affecting the social, cultural, and mental health of black people.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Friday, March 23
7 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1982,
(188 mins)

35mm Print

This chronicle of an early twentieth-century theatrical family, told from the perspective of a young brother and sister, is comic and tragic, opulent and intellectual, mystical and autobiographical. Bergman called it "the sum total of my life as a filmmaker."
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, March 24
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
3 PM
Saturday, March 24
3 PM
(50 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Prints
Recommended for ages 7 & up

Cruikshank’s love of surreal 1930s cartoons is evident in her wildly colorful and wonderfully detailed films, some of which were made for Sesame Street.
At BAMPFA
5 PM
Saturday, March 24
5 PM
Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Alexandrov,
USSR,
1931/1979,
(125 mins)

Film to Table dinner follows

See Mexico through Eisenstein’s eyes in this compilation of footage shot in 1931, intended for an epic hybrid of documentary and fiction that the director never finished. With short Bezhin Meadow.
At BAMPFA
6 PM
  • Activity
  • Performance
Saturday, March 24
6 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

East Bay choir Awon Ohun Omnira taps into the roots of African faith and culture through old Yoruba songs and the Ring Shout. You are invited to participate in this moving performance.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Black Life
8 PM
Saturday, March 24
8 PM
Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel,
Austria, Italy,
2016,
(90 mins)
The spirits of early Fellini and De Sica can be felt in this captivating docudrama about an Italian lion-tamer on the hunt for the strongman who started him on the circus life.
At BAMPFA
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, March 25
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
2 PM
Sunday, March 25
2 PM

Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Discover how printed fabric can tell a story and learn how to print a repeating textile pattern.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission
Series Workshops
2 PM
Sunday, March 25
2 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
Sunday, March 25
2 PM
Eduard Tisse,
Switzerland,
1929,
(79 mins)
 A treatise on the need for legal abortions, made in Switzerland by cinematographer Eduard Tisse and “supervised” by Eisenstein. With the poetic short Romance sentimentale.
At BAMPFA
Sunday, March 25
7 PM
(90 mins)
Alassane’s films range from animations to ethnography-infused comedies and adaptations of African legends, all sharing a playful humor and incisive commentary on modern Africa.
At BAMPFA
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27
28
12:15 PM
Wednesday, March 28
12:15 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
7 PM
Wednesday, March 28
7 PM
Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel,
Austria, Italy,
2016,
(90 mins)
The spirits of early Fellini and De Sica can be felt in this captivating docudrama about an Italian lion-tamer on the hunt for the strongman who started him on the circus life.
At BAMPFA
29
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, March 29
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
Thursday, March 29
7 PM
Werner Herzog,
France, Germany, United Kingdom,
1997,
(95 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

Herzog accompanies a Vietnam War POW back to the jungles of Laos to relive his imprisonment and torture in this award-winning documentary. With Jack Chambers’s short Hybrid.
At BAMPFA
30
11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, March 30
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
4 PM
Friday, March 30
4 PM
Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel,
Austria, Italy,
2016,
(90 mins)
The spirits of early Fellini and De Sica can be felt in this captivating docudrama about an Italian lion-tamer on the hunt for the strongman who started him on the circus life.
At BAMPFA
31
11 AM–9 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, March 31
11 AM–9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

At
3 PM
  • Film
Saturday, March 31
3 PM
Andres Veiel,
Germany,
2018,
(107 mins)

East Bay Theatrical Premiere

This new documentary explores the life and work of avant-garde sculptor, painter, performance artist, and social activist Joseph Beuys, chronicling his art and ideas about media, community, and capitalism in an intimate way.
At BAMPFA
5:30 PM
Saturday, March 31
5:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman,
Sweden,
1957,
(96 mins)

BAMPFA Collection Print

Film to Table dinner follows the March 31 screening

A medieval knight challenges Death to a game of chess in Bergman’s iconic work of cinematic philosophy. “A magically powerful film” (Pauline Kael).
At BAMPFA
7 PM
  • Performance
Saturday, March 31
7 PM

Programmed by Berkeley Symphony with Anna Clyne

Berkeley Symphony musicians and friends play compositions by Berkeley Sounds composer fellows paired with pieces written by their mentors.
At BAMPFA
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
7:30 PM
Saturday, March 31
7:30 PM
Mohsen Makhmalbaf,
Iran,
1995,
(70 mins)
Acclaimed Iranian director Makhmalbaf blurs the line between fiction and reality by turning a casting call into cinema, and his prospective actors into subjects, in this tribute to (and wry jab at) the power of film. “Witty and slyly relevant” (Variety).
At BAMPFA