April 2019

Options
Reset
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
31
Sunday, March 31, 2019
3 PM
Ulrike Ottinger,
Germany,
2016,
(156 mins)
Ottinger travels from Chukotka to the remote outpost of Wrangel Island as her journey continues.
Screenings presented in Theater 2. Regular film ticket prices apply.
Google Calendar
ICS
4 PM
Sunday, March 31, 2019
4 PM
Jacques Demy,
France,
1970,
(90 mins)

Digital Restoration

This charming adaptation of a fairy tale by Charles Perrault (creator of Cinderella) has been called Demy’s “grand synthesis of Cocteau and Minnelli.” Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, and Delphine Seyrig star.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
7 PM
Nelson Pereira dos Santos,
Brazil,
1968,
(73 mins)
Dos Santos’s formally radical adaptation of an allegorical short story about adultery and colonialism was inspired by his encounters with American avant-garde filmmakers like Jonas Mekas and Stan Brakhage.
1
Monday, April 1, 2019
6:30 PM

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice

The artist talks about her digital work, including her recent series that braids together the real and virtual worlds so tightly that it becomes nearly impossible to separate one from the other.
Free admission
2
3
12:15 PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
12:15 PM
Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with a guided tour.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
3:10 PM
Hirokazu Kore-eda,
Japan,
2015,
(128 mins)
Three sisters grieving their father’s death decide to “adopt” a teenage half-sister in Kore-eda’s captivating exploration of sibling ties, female relationships, and the passing of time. “Channels the Japanese master Ozu” (Sight & Sound).
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.
  • Marilyn Fabe
    Lecture
    Marilyn Fabe is the author of Closely Watched Films and was the longtime teacher for the popular BAMPFA lecture/screening series Film 50: History of Cinema.
7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
7 PM
Zhao Liang,
China, France,
2015,
(95 mins)
This politicized examination of China’s war on its own environment is a visionary combination of observational documentary, experimental essay, and Workingman’s Death–like vision of hell on earth.
4
2— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, April 4, 2019
2— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, April 4, 2019
12 PM
Lai discusses the unique process he used to create The Village, one of the most celebrated plays of the recent Chinese theater.
Free admission
1:15 PM
Thursday, April 4, 2019
1:15 PM
Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with a guided tour.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
4 PM–7 PM
Thursday, April 4, 2019
4 PM–7 PM
The BAMPFA study tables transform into a catwalk this month as we showcase art dressed to the nines.
Free admission
Series Five Tables
Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:00 PM

Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

Curator Sandra S. Phillips joins Curator’s Circle members for a festive reception at Babette, followed by a tour of the exhibition Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman & Victoria Belco Photography Collection.
For Curator's Circle members only
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, April 4, 2019
7 PM
(100 mins)
Black work is made visible in this diverse program, including Right On/Be Free, featuring the Alvin Ailey dance company’s Judith Jamison (filmed outside BAMPFA’s former building!); the documentary Finally Got the News, made with the League of Revolutionary Black Workers; and more.
  • The Black Aesthetic
    In Conversation
    The Black Aesthetic is an Oakland-based organization whose mission is to curate a collective understanding of black visual culture.
5
2— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, April 5, 2019
2— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, April 5, 2019
6:30 PM
Ulrike Ottinger,
Germany,
2016,
(177 mins)
Ottinger’s Bering Sea voyage concludes with the peninsula of Kamchatka and Bering Island.
Screenings presented in Theater 2. Regular film ticket prices apply.
Google Calendar
ICS
7 PM
Friday, April 5, 2019
7 PM
François Truffaut,
France,
1968,
(91 mins)
Jean-Pierre Léaud stars as Truffaut’s quintessential dreamer Antoine Doinel, flitting through 1968 Paris in search of love and livelihood—and finding the alluring Delphine Seyrig.
Friday, April 5, 2019
9 PM
Join the BAMPFA Student Committee for their annual festival showcasing short films made by students in Berkeley and the wider Bay Area.
Free admission
Google Calendar
ICS
6
11 AM— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, April 6, 2019
11 AM— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, April 6, 2019
1:30 PM
Anticipating About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging, this program aims for critical engagement around questions of belonging, curatorial possibilities, and the role of institutions.
Included with admission
Saturday, April 6, 2019
3 PM

Programmed by Raina J. Léon

The first in a series of readings celebrating the tenth anniversary of the influential journal The Acentos Review.
Included with admission
Series Readings
4 PM
  • Film
Saturday, April 6, 2019
4 PM
Berni Goldblat,
Burkina Faso, France,
2017,
(91 mins)
A rebellious young French teen is sent to his uncle in Burkina Faso in this insightful tale of homecoming and coming of age. With Opiyo Okeyo’s short documentary Birth of Afrobeat.
6 PM
  • Film
Saturday, April 6, 2019
6 PM
Edgar G. Ulmer,
United States,
1945,
(68 mins)

Digital Restoration

 

“No matter where you turn, fate sticks out a foot to trip you”: this lean, mean little movie sums up the film noir philosophy. “Detour isn’t just a masterpiece, it’s . . . a jagged chunk of the American psyche” (Village Voice).
7:15 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2019
7:15 PM

Four-course dinner with wine pairing

Following our screening of Henri-Georges Clouzot's colorful glimpse of the seventy-five-year-old Picasso, join fellow cinephiles at our table for dinner and discussion.
At Babette
$85 per person. Film and dinner tickets must be purchased separately. Call Babette at (510) 684-3046 with questions.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
8 PM
Nelson Pereira dos Santos,
Brazil,
1970,
(79 mins)
Echoing Brazil’s ever-elastic political blacklist, dos Santos’s clever subversion of a classic novel by Machado de Assis centers on a small town where authorities’ expanding definition of insanity makes everyone a candidate for the loony bin.
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
7
11 AM— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, April 7, 2019
11 AM— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Sunday, April 7, 2019
2 PM
Delphine Seyrig,
France,
1976,
(144 mins)
Seyrig’s video dossier compiles firsthand accounts from actresses—including Jane Fonda, Maria Schneider, Shirley MacLaine, Jill Clayburgh, and Juliet Berto—on the frustrations and limitations of their métier, still sadly relevant today. With Beat classic Pull My Daisy.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
2 PM
Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with a guided tour.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
Sunday, April 7, 2019
3 PM
Ulrike Ottinger,
Germany,
2016,
(177 mins)
Ottinger’s Bering Sea voyage concludes with the peninsula of Kamchatka and Bering Island.
Screenings presented in Theater 2. Regular film ticket prices apply.
Google Calendar
ICS
Sunday, April 7, 2019
5 PM
Víctor Erice,
Spain,
1992,
(134 mins)

New 4K Digital Restoration

Victor Erice (Spirit of the Beehive) creates an exquisite portrait of the Spanish realist painter Antonio López García, expanding his attempts to paint a single quince tree into a treatise on light, the creative process, and the passage of time.
8
Monday, April 8, 2019
6:30 PM

Presented by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Faculty from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism present stellar work by J-School students, employing an array of innovative media and covering topics from public health to immigration, human rights to politics.
Free admission
9
10
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
12 PM
Coleman leads an exhibition walk-through tracing motifs in Hofmann’s work from his early studio days to his later, large-scale abstract paintings.
Included with admission
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
3:10 PM
Hirokazu Kore-eda,
Japan,
2017,
(125 mins)
The incomparable Koji Yakusho plays a man who confesses to a murder but may be hiding a more complicated truth. “Kore-eda has a quietly seductive way of finding the sublime in the mundane” (Wall Street Journal).
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.
  • Marilyn Fabe
    Lecture
    Marilyn Fabe is the author of Closely Watched Films and was the longtime teacher for the popular BAMPFA lecture/screening series Film 50: History of Cinema.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
7 PM
RaMell Ross,
United States,
2018,
(76 mins)
Award-winning photographer RaMell Ross’s inspired and intimate portrait of an African American community in rural Alabama captures small but precious moments in black lives with rapturous attention. The film was a nominee for this year's Academy Award for Best Documentary.
11
2— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, April 11, 2019
2— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, April 11, 2019
12 PM
Playwright/director Lai and visual artist/designer Woodall engage in conversation about the idea of organic design and how it plays out in Lai’s A Dream Like a Dream and in Ago, an upcoming play being created at Berkeley. 
Free admission
Thursday, April 11, 2019
5:30 PM
Aboozar Amini,
Afghanistan, Germany, Japan, Netherlands,
2018,
(88 mins)
The deep-seated effects of decades of conflict in Afghanistan are memorably revealed through the lives of three Kabul residents in this mesmerizing observational documentary. Winner, Special Jury Award, IDFA.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
8 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, April 11, 2019
8 PM
Stanley Kwan,
China, Hong Kong,
2018,
(100 mins)
Festival favorite Stanley Kwan’s latest features Cantopop queen Sammi Cheng and Gigi Leung as actresses vying for the spotlight. “Diva-licious. . . . Kwan has crafted a movie that’s nearly Almodóvarian in the appreciation and respect it showers upon ladies of all classes” (Variety).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Stanley Kwan
    In Person
Google Calendar
ICS
12
2— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, April 12, 2019
2— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

5 PM
Friday, April 12, 2019
5 PM
Stanley Nelson,
United Kingdom, United States,
2019,
(115 mins)
From the director of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, this profile of the great Miles Davis is “a tantalizing portrait: rich, probing, mournful, romantic, triumphant, tragic, exhilarating, and blisteringly honest” (Variety).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
In Person
  • Erin Davis
    Erin Davis is Miles Davis's son.
  • Vince Wilburn
    Vince Wilburn is Miles Davis's nephew.
Google Calendar
ICS
8 PM
Friday, April 12, 2019
8 PM
Nataliia Meshchaninova,
Lithuania, Russia,
2018,
(124 mins)
A mild-mannered vet is caught between a group of animal rights protesters and the proprietors of the dog-training farm where he works in this complex naturalistic drama, “a parable about the fragility of human empathy under pressure” (Screen Daily).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
13
11 AM— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, April 13, 2019
11 AM— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, April 13, 2019
1–2:30 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

 

Look at photographs in Unlimited and think about the stories they tell, then use drawing and collage to illustrate a story from your own life.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Jill McLennan
    With artist
    Jill McLennan documents her constantly changing urban environment in paintings and mixed-media artworks that explore history, industry, and urban nature, imbued with a hopeful, futuristic vision.
Series Family Events
11 AM–7 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2019
11 AM–7 PM
Spend part of Cal Day with free admission to the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Cal's visual arts center.
Free admission
11:30 AM–1 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2019
11:30 AM–1 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

 

Look at photographs in Unlimited and think about the stories they tell, then use drawing and collage to illustrate a story from your own life.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Jill McLennan
    With artist
    Jill McLennan documents her constantly changing urban environment in paintings and mixed-media artworks that explore history, industry, and urban nature, imbued with a hopeful, futuristic vision.
Series Family Events
Saturday, April 13, 2019
1 PM
Janice Engel,
United States,
2019,
(93 mins)
As journalism comes under attack with cries of “fake news,” this documentary about the fierce and fearless writer and social commentator Molly Ivins reminds us how wit and well-channeled vitriol can speak truth to power.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Janice Engel
    In Person
Google Calendar
ICS
Saturday, April 13, 2019
3 PM

Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)
Recomendado para las edades de 8 años en adelante (niños menores son bienvenidos como oyentes)

Join us in reading this remarkable story of friendship, loyalty, life, and morality.Acompañanos para leer esta extraordinaria historia de amistad, lealtad, vida, y moral.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under / Gratis para menores de 18 años y para un adulto por niño de 13 años o menos
  • Angela Loza
    Reading led by / facilitada por
    Angela Loza is a librarian / es bibliotecaria del West Contra Costa Unified School District.
Series Family Events
3:30 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2019
3:30 PM
Jodie Mack,
United States,
2018,
(71 mins)
A tantalizing textile overload, experimental animator Jodie Mack’s feature debut vibrates with color, texture, and sound. With short Accidence, by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
5:45 PM
  • Film
Saturday, April 13, 2019
5:45 PM
César Alejandro Jaimes, Juan Pablo Polanco,
Colombia,
2019,
(75 mins)
This tale of a young Wayuú woman who dreams of a reunion with her deceased cousin is an eerie, dreamlike, and beautifully framed examination of tradition, ritual, and superstition.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
8:15 PM
  • Film
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:15 PM
Ulrich Köhler,
Germany, Italy,
2018,
(119 mins)
What if the apocalypse happens not with a bang but with a whimper? And what if the only survivor had no affinity for life in the first place? These are some of the questions explored with droll humor in this tale of a man who awakens to find that everyone around him has vanished.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
14
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Open to all members

For one day only, all BAMPFA members can enjoy free admission to many of the Bay Area's premier cultural institutions.
Each member cardholder receives free admission for two at participating institutions; some restrictions may apply.
11 AM— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, April 14, 2019
11 AM— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

1 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 14, 2019
1 PM
Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang,
China, United States,
2019,
(85 mins)
This chilling and complex documentary explores the lasting consequences of China’s one-child policy, which ended in 2015. “Balancing its investigative interests with its emotional outrage, the expansive story offers a nonetheless concise picture of this ‘population war’” (RogerEbert.com).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Jialing Zhang
    In Person
Google Calendar
ICS
Sunday, April 14, 2019
2 PM
Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with a guided tour.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:15 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 14, 2019
3:15 PM
Mariam Ghani,
Afghanistan, Qatar, United States,
2019,
(71 mins)
Unearthing buried treasures from the Afghan Film Archive, this astute, entertaining, and illuminating documentary reveals a part of Afghan cinema history through the lens of the country’s complicated political history.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
In Person
  • Mariam Ghani
    In Person
4 PM
  • Performance
Sunday, April 14, 2019
4 PM

Programmed by Alix Blevins

The legendary Bay Area street busker turned stage performer presents a selection of her psychedelic synth pop.
Included with admission
5:30 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2019
5:30 PM
Jang Woo-jin,
Republic of Korea,
2018,
(92 mins)
Stranded overnight in a remote Korean temple town, a middle-aged couple are cast adrift with strangers in a mysterious, evocatively rendered environment. “A bittersweet rumination on love, marriage, and midlife disillusionment” (Hollywood Reporter).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
8 PM
  • Film
Sunday, April 14, 2019
8 PM
Benjamín Naishtat ,
Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Switzerland,
2018,
(110 mins)
This noirish drama from Benjamín Naishtat (History of Fear) follows a morally compromised lawyer in 1975 Argentina. “The complacency and corruption of pre-coup Argentina is laid bare in chilling, absurd style” (Variety).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
15
Monday, April 15, 2019
6:30 PM

Presented by D-Lab and Digital Humanities at Berkeley

In the keynote lecture for UC Berkeley’s Digital Humanities Faire, Tufekci enters into dialogue with hate speech research being conducted at Cal, focusing on corporate responsibility and the importance of preserving free speech.
This event is at capacity.
Google Calendar
ICS
16
6:30 PM
  • Members
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:30 PM
BAMPFA's 2019 gala is a festive celebration of the Bay Area arts community and those who sustain it.
At Julia Morgan Ballroom
17
12:15 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
12:15 PM
Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with a guided tour.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
3:10 PM
Hirokazu Kore-eda,
Japan,
2018,
(121 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

A family of shoplifters and cast-offs float along the margins of Japan in Kore-eda’s 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or winner. “A perfect story about being human” (New York Times).
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.
  • Marilyn Fabe
    Lecture
    Marilyn Fabe is the author of Closely Watched Films and was the longtime teacher for the popular BAMPFA lecture/screening series Film 50: History of Cinema.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7 PM
Karim Aïnouz,
Brazil, France, Germany,
2018,
(97 mins)
Depicting Berlin’s decommissioned Tempelhof Airport—once a showplace of Nazi grandeur, now used as a refugee center—Karim Aïnouz evokes both a distinctive space and the lives of the people within it. Winner of the Amnesty International Film Prize at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
18
2— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, April 18, 2019
2— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, April 18, 2019
12 PM
Nivas, codirector of the Chhandam School of Kathak and cofounder of the Leela Dance Collective, talks about her experiences as an artist, choreographer, educator, and entrepreneur of Indian classical dance.
Free admission
6 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, April 18, 2019
6 PM
Ali Jaberansari,
Iran, United Kingdom,
2018,
(102 mins)
Three Tehran residents, unlucky in love, make attempts to change their solo status in this wistful and poignant film that also provides a pointed take on contemporary Iranian society.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Ali Jaberansari
    In Person
Google Calendar
ICS
8:30 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2019
8:30 PM
Moonika Siimets,
Estonia,
2018,
(96 mins)
Set in 1950 Estonia as the Soviets attempt to suppress a fledgling resistance movement, this debut film achieves a deft balance of humor, tension, and empathy in depicting the perils of authoritarianism from a young girl’s point of view.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
19
2— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, April 19, 2019
2— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

3 PM
Friday, April 19, 2019
3 PM
Andrey Paounov,
Italy, United States,
2018,
(100 mins)
Witness environmental artist Christo at work on a project in Italy. “The artist’s forceful character does battle with technology, bureaucracy, corruption, and the elements, resulting in an installation of stunning beauty and a documentary that delights in capturing the act of creation” (Variety).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
5:30 PM
Friday, April 19, 2019
5:30 PM
Hassan Fazili,
Canada, Qatar, United Kingdom, United States,
2019,
(87 mins)
When the Taliban forced Hassan Fazili and his family to flee Afghanistan, they began filming their experiences on the road. The resulting documentary—shot entirely on cell phones—is an immersion in the refugee crisis and a portrait of one family’s struggle to regain control of their lives.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Emelie Coleman Mahdavian
  • Kristina Motwani
7 PM
Friday, April 19, 2019
7 PM

Programmed by Amara Tabor-Smith

Performance artist and poet Jennif(f)er Tamayo peforms "0N MIGRANT R3FUSAL."
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
8 PM
  • Film
Friday, April 19, 2019
8 PM
Vuslat Saraçoğlu,
Turkey,
2018,
(95 mins)
The travails of a duty-bound husband and father who works in an economically struggling print shop are conveyed with humor and pathos in this beautifully performed film, winner of Best Film at the Istanbul Film Festival.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
20
11 AM— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, April 20, 2019
11 AM— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

1:30 PM
  • Film
Saturday, April 20, 2019
1:30 PM
Tamara Kotevska,
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of,
2019,
(85 mins)
This visually stunning portrait of a beekeeper in the mountains of Macedonia was a buzzworthy hit at Sundance, where it won three awards, including the World Cinema Documentary Grand Prize.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Ljubomir Stefanov
  • Tamara Kotevska
  • Atanas Georgiev
Google Calendar
ICS
4 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, April 20, 2019
4 PM
James Marsh,
United Kingdom, United States,
1999,
(126 mins)
This year’s Mel Novikoff Award program features a conversation with Anthony Wall, series editor and executive producer of the BBC series Arena, and a screening of the Arena film Wisconsin Death Trip, “a litany of nearly exultant disasters that may embrace all of America” (David Thomson).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Anthony Wall
    In Person
  • Greil Marcus
    In Person
Saturday, April 20, 2019
4:30 PM

Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Ramgopal previews her forthcoming EP Some Viscera in this music and dance performance, accompanied by Johanna Brock on violin.
Included with admission
Saturday, April 20, 2019
7:30 PM
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders,
United States,
2019,
(119 mins)
Legendary author Toni Morrison tells her own story in this “eloquent nonfiction biopic that travels creatively through the past . . . enlivened both by its own storytelling dexterity and by the participation of its subject, who at eighty-eight years old remains as warm, vibrant, and insightful as ever” (Variety).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
Google Calendar
ICS
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
21
11 AM— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, April 21, 2019
11 AM— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

12:30 PM
Sunday, April 21, 2019
12:30 PM
Petra Costa,
Brazil,
2019,
(123 mins)
Petra Costa examines Brazil’s recent political history, focusing on the careers of Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, in “a mournful but clear-eyed look at one of the many governments on the planet currently either going to or simmering in hell” (Variety).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
1 PM
  • Activity
  • Workshop
Sunday, April 21, 2019
1 PM
Hang out with members of the Unity Queer Skateboarding crew for a day of zine making, skateboard painting, and clothing decorating, plus a DJ set and broadcast workshop by Lower Grand Radio.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
Sunday, April 21, 2019
2 PM
Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with a guided tour.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:15 PM
Sunday, April 21, 2019
3:15 PM
Lila Avilés,
Mexico, United States,
2019,
(102 mins)
An introverted hotel housekeeper finds herself drawn into the lives of her coworkers and guests in this poignant drama, “a quiet movie [that] never loses its focus on its central character study, while allowing points about economic and social inequalities to sound out loud and clear” (Eye for Film).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
6 PM
  • Film
Sunday, April 21, 2019
6 PM
Ognjen Glavonić,
Croatia, France, Iran, Qatar, Serbia,
2018,
(98 mins)
A driver for hire for the Serbian government finds himself in unexpected territory—both physical and ethical—in this tense drama about moral responsibility in times of conflict. “An exceptional war film that never once shows the atrocities of war” (Cinema Scope).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
8:30 PM
Sunday, April 21, 2019
8:30 PM
Ana Katz,
Argentina, Brazil,
2018,
(106 mins)
A beach holiday turns into a wry romantic roundelay as an Argentinian couple and their kids are taken under the wing of a Brazilian man who offers to rent them his family’s home. At Karlovy Vary, the film won the FIPRESCI Prize, a Special Jury Prize, and the Best Actress Award for Mercedes Morán.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22. General admission: $16; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. On-site ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
  • Nicolás Avruj
22
6:30 PM
Monday, April 22, 2019
6:30 PM

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice

Newsome talks about how he draws on the African diasporic traditions of improvisation and collage in his visually compelling work, which explores the complexities of power and agency and draws attention to the cultural contributions of marginalized communities.
Free admission
23
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:30 PM

Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $5,000 level and above

Join Curator's Circle members for an intimate collection tour at the home of Kirsten Wolfe and Andrew Brown. The evening will include a lively discussion with BAMPFA Director Larry Rinder.
For Curator's Circle members only
RSVP to Jennifer Sime at jlsime@berkeley.edu or 510-643-9632.
24
12:15 PM
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
12:15 PM
Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with a guided tour.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
3:10 PM
Hirokazu Kore-eda,
Japan,
1995,
(110 mins)
A young widow comes to terms with her husband’s sudden suicide in Kore-eda’s debut, an examination of mourning and regeneration. “Draws the viewer into its spiritual mood with one breathtaking shot after another” (New York Times).
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.
  • Marilyn Fabe
    Lecture
    Marilyn Fabe is the author of Closely Watched Films and was the longtime teacher for the popular BAMPFA lecture/screening series Film 50: History of Cinema.
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
7 PM
Susana de Sousa Dias,
Portugal,
2017,
(76 mins)
Susana de Sousa Dias continues her exploration of Portugal’s tragic past in this moving experimental essay film on political imprisonment, government oppression, and the families left behind in their wake.
  • Susana de Sousa Dias
    Les Blank Lecture
25
2— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, April 25, 2019
2— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

8:30 AM–6 PM
  • Activity
  • Families
  • Free
  • In-Person
Thursday, April 25, 2019
8:30 AM–6 PM

On the outdoor screen!

Watch our big-screen livestream of the Campanile peregrine falcon nest—if we're lucky, we'll see the chicks hatch in real time!
Free all day on the outdoor screen
Thursday, April 25, 2019
12 PM
Celebrated Chilean author Allende joins in conversation with theater maker and playwright Svich about Allende’s The House of the Spirits in its many iterations: the novel, the play, and an upcoming staged performance at UC Berkeley.
Free admission
7 PM
  • Film
Thursday, April 25, 2019
7 PM
Pema Tseden,
China,
2015,
(123 mins)
A shepherd from the steppes finds that the big city holds more pitfalls than merely bureaucracy and dreadful karaoke in Tseden’s innovatively structured noir. “A rich allegory for a nation torn between past and future” (UK Observer).
26
2— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, April 26, 2019
2— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

5 PM
  • Performance
Friday, April 26, 2019
5 PM
Join us for an evening of sound collage, poetry, performance art, and dance.
Included with admission
Friday, April 26, 2019
6:30 PM
Ulrike Ottinger,
Germany,
2016,
(193 mins)
Ottinger traces the paths of past explorers in a multipart exploration of the peoples, landscapes, and legends of the Bering Sea. This extraordinarily beautiful work is perhaps Ottinger’s magnum opus.
Screenings presented in Theater 2. Regular film ticket prices apply.
Google Calendar
ICS
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, April 26, 2019
7 PM
Nelson Pereira dos Santos,
Brazil,
1977,
(136 mins)
Citizen Kane doused with caipirinha and given a carnival spin, dos Santos’s delightfully ribald tribute to the many cultures and races of Bahian society adapts the novel by famed author Jorge Amado. 
  • Richard Peña
    Introduction
    Richard Peña, co-curator of Remembering Nelson Pereira dos Santos, is a professor of film studies at Columbia University; he was the program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the
27
11 AM— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, April 27, 2019
11 AM— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, April 27, 2019
2 PM
This lecture introduces three extraordinary personalities whose paths crossed in cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s: the collector-connoisseur Wu Hufan, the German scholar Victoria Contag, and the young artist and law student C. C. Wang.
Included with admission
5:45 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2019
5:45 PM
Rungano Nyoni,
France, United Kingdom,
2017,
(93 mins)
An eight-year-old girl in rural Zambia is labelled a witch in this striking work of magic realism, satire, and social commentary. “Gorgeous . . . unquestionably one of the most striking debuts of the year” (IndieWire).
  • Namwali Serpell
    Introduction
    Regretfully, Namwali Serpell, who was scheduled to introduce this film, is no longer able to join us. 
8 PM
  • Film
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8 PM
Marguerite Duras,
France,
1975,
(120 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

 

A diplomat’s beautiful wife (Delphine Seyrig) suffers “colonial sickness” in Duras’s evocation of colonial India and the gap between rich and poor, colonist and occupied. “Seyrig is marvelous to contemplate” (NY Times).
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
28
11 AM— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, April 28, 2019
11 AM— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Sunday, April 28, 2019
2 PM
Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with a guided tour.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
Sunday, April 28, 2019
2 PM
Marion Cajori,
United States,
1993,
(78 mins)
Cajori’s elliptical and intimate portrait offers a rare chance to hear from painter Joan Mitchell, who created an eloquent vocabulary of abstract gesture, color, and light. With Jem Cohen’s Anne Truitt, Working and Bruce Conner’s The White Rose.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
4 PM

Programmed by Chika Okoye and Ryanaustin Dennis

Celebrate International Jazz Month with the Destiny Muhammad Trio. Known as the “Harpist from the Hood,” Muhammad has been described by SFJAZZ Center as a “masterful, exploratory musician.”
Included with admission
Series Black Life
4:15 PM
  • Film
Sunday, April 28, 2019
4:15 PM
Pema Tseden,
China,
2009,
(117 mins)
A film crew drives across the stunning Tibetan countryside to find actors in Tseden’s Kiarostamian road movie. “A masterpiece of understated emotional longing set against an urgent desire to preserve a disappearing culture” (Cinema Scope).
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 28, 2019
7 PM
Apolline Traoré,
Burkina Faso,
2017,
(110 mins)
Four women meet while riding buses across West African borders, en route from Dakar to Lagos, in this tale of female solidarity in the face of danger. With Visions, by Nigeria’s Surreal16 collective.
  • Ivy Mills
    Introduction
    Ivy Mills is a lecturer in the Visual and Literary Cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora in the History of Art Department at UC Berkeley.
29
Monday, April 29, 2019
6:30 PM

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media

Savage, best known for his role on the popular show MythBusters, joins UC Berkeley architecture professor de Monchaux for a creative conversation about places in space.
This talk requires a (free) seat reservation. Reservations are first come, first served.
Available beginning April 19 at 10 AM
Google Calendar
ICS
30
1
12:15 PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
12:15 PM
Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with a guided tour.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
3 PM
(75 mins)

Presented in partnership with San Francisco Silent Film Festival

 

The director of the Cineteca di Bologna presents an enthralling collection of silent travelogues from Italy. The early twentieth-century grand tour wends from Sicily through Amalfi, Rome, Bologna, and Milan before ending in Venice.
  • Gian Luca Farinelli
    Illustrated Lecture
    Gian Luca Farinelli is the director of the Cineteca di Bologna in Italy, one of the world’s premier film archives and a center of film research, preservation, and restoration.
  • Stephen Horne
    On Piano
Google Calendar
ICS
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
7 PM
Aïcha Macky,
France, Niger,
2016,
(79 mins)
Winner of the 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards in documentary, Macky’s personal film explores the stigma childless women, like herself, face in Niger. With Mark Freeman’s South African short dancedance/REVOLUTION.
  • Mark Freeman
    In Person
    Mark Freeman, a professor in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film at San Diego State University, will introduce his short film, dancedance/REVOLUTION.
2
2— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, May 2, 2019
2— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, May 2, 2019
12 PM
Zurier leads an exhibition walk-through reflecting on Hofmann’s use of color, composition, and spatial dynamics.
Included with admission
1:15 PM
Thursday, May 2, 2019
1:15 PM
Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with a guided tour.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
Thursday, May 2, 2019
4 PM–7 PM
This month, we spotlight social critique as both entertainment and expression of outrage: works by Daumier, Goya, Hogarth, and more.
Free admission
Series Five Tables
7 PM
  • Film
Thursday, May 2, 2019
7 PM
Hirokazu Kore-eda,
Japan,
1995,
(110 mins)
A young widow comes to terms with her husband’s sudden suicide in Kore-eda’s debut, an examination of mourning and regeneration. “Draws the viewer into its spiritual mood with one breathtaking shot after another” (New York Times).
3
2— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, May 3, 2019
2— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, May 3, 2019
6:30 PM
Ulrike Ottinger,
Germany,
2016,
(192 mins)
The second chapter in Ottinger’s Arctic exploration takes her to Chukotka in the Russian Far East.
Screenings presented in Theater 2. Regular film ticket prices apply.
Google Calendar
ICS
7 PM
Friday, May 3, 2019
7 PM
Nelson Pereira dos Santos,
Brazil,
1984,
(188 mins)
A writer’s time among both political prisoners and “ordinary” criminals is chronicled in dos Santos’s examination of life under the Vargas dictatorship of the thirties, based on the memoirs of writer Graciliano Ramos (Barren Lives).
4
11 AM— 7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, May 4, 2019
11 AM— 7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, May 4, 2019
3 PM

Programmed by Raina J. Léon

The second in a series of readings celebrating The Acentos Review’s tenth anniversary.
Included with admission
Series Readings
3 PM
  • Families
  • Film
Saturday, May 4, 2019
3 PM
Luc Jacquet,
France,
2005,
(80 mins)

Recommended for ages 6 & up

Follow the exploits of emperor penguins as they migrate, search for food, raise their young, and waddle about the ice in this documentary, one of the biggest nonfiction hits of the 2000s. Presented with English narration by Morgan Freeman.
7:30 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2019
7:30 PM
Hirokazu Kore-eda,
Japan,
2018,
(121 mins)
A family of shoplifters and cast-offs float along the margins of Japan in Kore-eda’s 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or winner. “A perfect story about being human” (New York Times).