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Sunday, September 1, 2019
7 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(146 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

Part I of Bondarchuk’s Academy Award–winning adaptation of Tolstoy’s revered novel moves between ballroom and battlefield, hinging on the disastrous Battle of Austerlitz.
Series War and Peace
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12:15 PM
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
12:15 PM
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange. 
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
3:10 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1990,
(98 mins)
An unemployed film fanatic who impersonated director Mohsen Makhmalbaf is the subject of Kiarostami’s mind-bending docu-fictional masterpiece, which reenacts the entire affair with the impersonator and Makhmalbaf himself.
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
    Marilyn Fabe is the author of Closely Watched Films and was the longtime teacher of the popular BAMPFA lecture/screening series Film 50: History of Cinema.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
7 PM
(75 mins)
A program of works from Latin America exploring cinema’s oneiric, disturbing, and irrational potential, including Raúl Ruiz’s first short and a lost treasure from Colombia codirected by Gabriel García Márquez.
  • Tarek Elhaik
    Introduction
    Curator and scholar Tarek Elhaik, an associate professor of anthropology at UC Davis, is the author of The Incurable-Image: Curating Post-Mexican Film & Media Arts and the founder of AIL: the Anth
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2–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, September 5, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

12 PM
Thursday, September 5, 2019
12 PM
A talk by Berkeley-based architect and designer Sara Dean, whose work intersects digital and physical realms, designing new opportunities for urban equity and environmental agency.
Free admission
1:15 PM
Thursday, September 5, 2019
1:15 PM
Expert tour guides share highlights of exhibitions on view throughout the museum.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
4 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Free
Thursday, September 5, 2019
4 PM–7 PM
Slow down—men and women at work! Rubbernecking is encouraged in this study center viewing.
Free admission
Series Five Tables
7 PM
Thursday, September 5, 2019
7 PM
Trinh T. Minh-ha,
United States,
1985,
(134 mins)
Acclaimed Berkeley-based filmmaker/professor/theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha filmed West African living spaces to assemble what she called a “film on the poetics of dwelling.” “Breathtaking in [its] tactile beauty” (TIFF).
  • Trinh T. Minh-ha
    In Person
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2–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, September 6, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, September 6, 2019
3:30 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(146 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

Part I of Bondarchuk’s Academy Award–winning adaptation of Tolstoy’s revered novel moves between ballroom and battlefield, hinging on the disastrous Battle of Austerlitz.
Series War and Peace
Friday, September 6, 2019
7 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(97 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

 

In the second part of Bondarchuk’s epic adaptation, young Natasha becomes engaged to military man Andrei, but his protracted absence leaves her vulnerable.
Series War and Peace
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, September 7, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, September 7, 2019
12 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(146 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

Part I of Bondarchuk’s Academy Award–winning adaptation of Tolstoy’s revered novel moves between ballroom and battlefield, hinging on the disastrous Battle of Austerlitz.
Series War and Peace
Saturday, September 7, 2019
3:30 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(97 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

 

In the second part of Bondarchuk’s epic adaptation, young Natasha becomes engaged to military man Andrei, but his protracted absence leaves her vulnerable.
Series War and Peace
Saturday, September 7, 2019
6 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(81 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

In Part III of War and Peace, the emphasis is on the war: it is 1812 and Napoleon’s armies are crossing into Russia. Pierre visits the battlefield as a casual observer and finds himself in the midst of chaos, while Andrei rediscovers his love of life through a brush with death.
Series War and Peace
Saturday, September 7, 2019
7:45 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(96 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

The final installment in the four-part epic opens as the Russian army retreats, leaving Moscow in flames; it closes as the city rebuilds, and life and love begin again.
Series War and Peace
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, September 8, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Sunday, September 8, 2019
1 PM
Join us in the Art Lab for an afternoon of improvisational quilt making through the lens of collage and risograph printing, led by artist Matt Katsaros.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
2 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2019
2 PM
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange. 
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
Sunday, September 8, 2019
2:30 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(81 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

In Part III of War and Peace, the emphasis is on the war: it is 1812 and Napoleon’s armies are crossing into Russia. Pierre visits the battlefield as a casual observer and finds himself in the midst of chaos, while Andrei rediscovers his love of life through a brush with death.
Series War and Peace
3 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
  • Workshop
Sunday, September 8, 2019
3 PM
Experience the exhibition Meditation in Motion in a new way, entering into deep contemplation of an individual artwork through slow physical movement. Workshop led by Stephen Holtzman.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
Sunday, September 8, 2019
4 PM

Programmed by Cole Solinger

Readings by East Bay poet and performer Trisha Low, author Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, and Los Angeles–based writer Elaine Kahn.
Included with admission
Series Readings
4:30 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2019
4:30 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1974,
(81 mins)

Digital Restoration

A young boy in a rural village schemes and dreams his way to a big-city soccer match in Kiarostami’s first feature, similar to The 400 Blows. With short Bread and Alley.
Sunday, September 8, 2019
7 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(96 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

The final installment in the four-part epic opens as the Russian army retreats, leaving Moscow in flames; it closes as the city rebuilds, and life and love begin again.
Series War and Peace
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Monday, September 9, 2019
6:30 PM
Multidisciplinary designer Madeline Gannon discusses how art and technology are merging to forge new futures for human-robot relations.
Free admission. Doors open at 6 PM.
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12:15 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
12:15 PM
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange. 
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
3:10 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1987,
(83 mins)

Digital Restoration

This beautiful picture of the life of a child in a northern Iranian village is the first film in Kiarostami’s beloved Koker trilogy.
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 of the popular BAMPFA lecture/screening series Film 50: History of Cinema.
6 PM–8 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6 PM–8 PM

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

Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder joins Curator’s Circle members for a festive reception at Babette, followed by a tour of the thought-provoking exhibition Strange.
Curator's Circle members only event.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
7 PM
(70 mins)
Stacey Steers’s handmade, hypnotic collage animations make use of materials from silent cinema footage to nineteenth-century prints. She presents several collage works plus the hand-drawn Totem and a lecture on the creative process.
  • Stacey Steers
    In Person
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2–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, September 12, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, September 12, 2019
12 PM
UC Berkeley faculty join in a discussion of design and democracy.
Free admission
Thursday, September 12, 2019
7 PM
Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon,
United States,
2013,
(92 mins)
Longtime Les Blank collaborators Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon codirected this loving musical tribute to Bay Area legend Chris Strachwitz, the founder of folk/roots/blues label Arhoolie Records.
Free on the outdoor screen
In Person
  • Maureen Gosling
  • Chris Simon
7 PM
Thursday, September 12, 2019
7 PM
(132 mins)
A semi-documentary film about American Indians living in L.A., The Exiles is “a wrenching document of cultural dislocation” (Thom Andersen). With two takes on the urban side of Native American experience, Why Did Gloria Die? and Harold of Orange.
In Conversation
  • Margherita Ghetti
    Margherita Ghetti holds a PhD in Italian studies from UC Berkeley. She is a film curatorial intern at BAMPFA and works as a programmer for several Bay Area film festivals.
  • Sarah Whitt
    Sarah Whitt (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, where she researches intersecting histories of American Indian medical incarceratio
  • Hertha D. Sweet Wong
    Hertha D. Sweet Wong, professor of English and associate dean of arts and humanities at UC Berkeley, teaches and writes about indigenous literatures.
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2–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, September 13, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, September 13, 2019
12 PM
The curator of Dennis Feldman: Photographs places Feldman’s work in the context of the social documentary practices of his mentors Walker Evans and Robert Frank, and focuses on Feldman’s distinctive approach to mass media images of the 1970s.
Included with admission
Friday, September 13, 2019
4 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(97 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

 

In the second part of Bondarchuk’s epic adaptation, young Natasha becomes engaged to military man Andrei, but his protracted absence leaves her vulnerable.
Series War and Peace
Friday, September 13, 2019
7 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1987,
(83 mins)

Digital Restoration
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

This beautiful picture of the life of a child in a northern Iranian village is the first film in Kiarostami’s beloved Koker trilogy.
7 PM
  • In-Person
  • Performance
Friday, September 13, 2019
7 PM

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

Electronic musicians and performance artists Guillermo Galindo and Cristobal Martinez present 4 Cycles + 1, an hour-long work for analog Moog synthesizers with performers moving in the four cardinal directions.
Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
Series Full
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11:30 AM–1 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
  • Free
Saturday, September 14, 2019
11:30 AM–1 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

 

In the spirit of Carlos Amorales’s mural about protest for BAMPFA’s Art Wall, create cutouts of people holding up signs expressing something important that you want to shout out!
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Raphael Noz
    With artist
    Raphael Noz holds an MS degree in education from Wheelock College and an MFA from California College of the Arts.
Series Family Events
1 PM–2:30 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
  • Free
Saturday, September 14, 2019
1 PM–2:30 PM

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

 

In the spirit of Carlos Amorales’s mural about protest for BAMPFA’s Art Wall, create cutouts of people holding up signs expressing something important that you want to shout out!
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Raphael Noz
    With artist
    Raphael Noz holds an MS degree in education from Wheelock College and an MFA from California College of the Arts.
Series Family Events
2:30 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, September 14, 2019
2:30 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, September 14, 2019
3 PM

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

 

Join us to start reading this book about a girl struggling against discrimination in 1940s California, and pick up a copy to finish reading at home.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Becca Todd
    Reading led by
    Becca Todd is a former district library coordinator for the Berkeley Unified School District.
Series Family Events
Saturday, September 14, 2019
4 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(81 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

In Part III of War and Peace, the emphasis is on the war: it is 1812 and Napoleon’s armies are crossing into Russia. Pierre visits the battlefield as a casual observer and finds himself in the midst of chaos, while Andrei rediscovers his love of life through a brush with death.
Series War and Peace
Saturday, September 14, 2019
5:45 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(96 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

The final installment in the four-part epic opens as the Russian army retreats, leaving Moscow in flames; it closes as the city rebuilds, and life and love begin again.
Series War and Peace
8 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2019
8 PM
Todd Haynes,
United States,
1998,
(118 mins)

Cinematography by Maryse Alberti
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

Todd Haynes’s glitter-and-makeup-filled tribute to glam-rock excess follows a Bowie-like singer’s rise and fall; cinematographer Maryse Alberti leaves no spandex leopard print unnoticed. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ewan McGregor, and Christian Bale star.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, September 15, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

2 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2019
2 PM
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange. 
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 15, 2019
3:30 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1976,
(160 mins)

Digital Restoration

Kiarostami constructs an O. Henry–like fable set in the world of working youths in the shops and streets of Tehran. With Experience, a beautiful, nearly wordless tale about an adolescent boy juggling a job, a first crush, and the urge to sample adulthood’s temptations.
  • Godfrey Cheshire
    Introduction and Lecture
    Godfrey Cheshire is a New York–based filmmaker and critic who has written extensively about Iranian cinema and is the author of the new book Conversations with Kiarostami, which he will sign following
7 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2019
7 PM
Everardo González,
Mexico,
2017,
(74 mins)

Cinematography by María Secco

This powerful documentary on the victims (and victimizers) of Mexico’s drug wars features heartbreaking interviews and stylized, even surreal still portraits by DP María Secco. “Harrowing . . . mournful . . . deeply impactful” (Variety).
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Monday, September 16, 2019
6:30 PM
Multidisciplinary artist Patrick Martinez talks about his work, which excavates language, belonging, and the visual-cultural systems of the city of Los Angeles as a means of creating dialogue about gentrification and injustice.
Free admission. Doors open at 6 PM.
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7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1994,
(140 mins)

Digital Restoration

Through the Olive Trees also screens without lecture on Saturday, August 24 and Friday, September 27.

In Kiarostami’s fittingly self-reflective end to the Koker trilogy, a lovelorn youth gets another chance at romance when a visiting film crew casts him and his disinterested paramour as husband and wife.
  • Godfrey Cheshire
    Introduction and Post-Screening Lecture
    Godfrey Cheshire is a New York–based filmmaker and critic who has written extensively about Iranian cinema and is the author of the new book Conversations with Kiarostami.
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12:15 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
12:15 PM
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange. 
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:10 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1997,
(95 mins)

Digital Restoration

The Cannes prizewinning mystery of a man who searches for someone to help him commit suicide. Naturally, everyone he meets has an opinion on the subject. “A masterpiece” (The Nation).
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.
  • Godfrey Cheshire
    Lecture
    Godfrey Cheshire is a New York–based filmmaker and critic who has written extensively about Iranian cinema and is the author of the new book Conversations with Kiarostami, which he will sign following
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6 PM
MATRIX artist Kader Attia is joined in conversation by Stefania Pandolfo, a professor of anthropology at UC Berkeley.
Included with admission
7 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
7 PM
(75 mins)
Jodie Mack’s exuberant animations explore the poetic possibilities of the materials and patterns of everyday life. This program features films by Mack alongside works by animators she admires.
  • Jodie Mack
    In Person
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2–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, September 19, 2019
12 PM
Christine Gaspar discusses her work as executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy, a New York–based nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement.
Free admission
7 PM
Thursday, September 19, 2019
7 PM
Marlon Riggs,
United States,
1995,
(87 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Riggs’s richly textured exploration of black American identity was his final work, completed by colleagues after his death. It features appearances by Angela Davis, bell hooks, Cornel West, Essex Hemphill, and Bill T. Jones, among other luminaries.
In Conversation
  • Nicole Atkinson Roach
    Nicole Atkinson Roach is an Emmy Award–winning producer, director, and writer and a former student of Marlon Riggs. She worked with Riggs on several of his films and coproduced Black Is . . .
  • Ryanaustin Dennis
    Ryanaustin Dennis is an Oakland-based curator, artist, and writer whose practice is concerned with how histories of experimental performance, film, and writing are shaped by the metaphysics of blackne
  • Chika Okoye
    Chika Okoye is a historian of liberation movements and a theorist of freedom, working on a master’s degree in ethnic studies at San Francisco State University.
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2–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, September 20, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, September 20, 2019
9 AM–6 PM

Free off-site event presented at the Townsend Center for the Humanities

This all-day academic workshop engages with key themes in Kader Attia’s work, reflecting on trauma and loss, war and colonization, the idea of repair, and art as an engagement with the irreparable.
At Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities, 220 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley
Free admission
Series Workshops
Friday, September 20, 2019
4 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(81 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

In Part III of War and Peace, the emphasis is on the war: it is 1812 and Napoleon’s armies are crossing into Russia. Pierre visits the battlefield as a casual observer and finds himself in the midst of chaos, while Andrei rediscovers his love of life through a brush with death.
Series War and Peace
Friday, September 20, 2019
7 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1992,
(95 mins)

Digital Restoration

Kiarostami seeks to find out the fate of the earthquake-devastated area of Koker and Poshteh from Where Is the Friend’s Home? and finds willing actors among the survivors.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, September 21, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, September 21, 2019
1:30 PM

Copresented by the Lucid Art Foundation

 

Exploring the multifaceted work of British-born American painter Gordon Onslow Ford, this symposium features talks by contributors to the recent monograph Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island.
Included with admission
Saturday, September 21, 2019
4 PM

Programmed by Ryanaustin Dennis and Chika Okoye

Wright offers a lecture entitled “Using Time to Represent Blackness,” showing how a “physics of blackness” is necessary for writing accurately and inclusively about black identities.
Included with admission
Series Black Life
5:30 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2019
5:30 PM
Tony Richardson,
United Kingdom,
1959,
(101 mins)
Richard Burton is truly, madly angry—also eloquent, and unforgettable—as the jazz-playing misfit Jimmy Porter in the film based on John Osborne’s bombshell play, adapted by Tony Richardson.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
8 PM
Franz Osten,
Germany, India, United Kingdom,
1928,
(105 mins)

East Bay Premiere of Digital Restoration!

This ravishing silent epic tells the romantic tale behind the creation of the Taj Mahal. We present a recent restoration featuring a stunning new score from sitar master Anoushka Shankar.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, September 22, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

1 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 22, 2019
1 PM
Amir Soltani, Chihiro Wimbush,
United States,
2015,
(94 mins)
This intimate story of recyclers in West Oakland chronicles their battles to survive in Oakland’s Dogtown neighborhood, an area battered by addiction, violence, and unemployment—and about to be changed by gentrification.
In Person
  • Amir Soltani
  • Chihiro Wimbush
2 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2019
2 PM
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange. 
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
4 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 22, 2019
4 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1979,
(100 mins)

Digital Restoration

A seemingly simple classroom struggle between teacher and students becomes an absorbing lesson in solidarity, ideology, and resistance in Kiarostami’s gripping documentary, filmed during the last days of the Shah and finished during the earliest days of the Islamic Revolution.
  • Abbas Milani
    Lecture
    Abbas Milani is director of the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University and a leading commentator on contemporary Iranian political history.
7 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2019
7 PM
Tony Richardson,
United Kingdom,
1961,
(100 mins)
Interracial sex, homosexuality, and unwed pregnancy had the shock of the new in 1961, when Rita Tushingham worked her way into viewers’ hearts.
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Monday, September 23, 2019
6:30 PM
In this talk, artist Marisa Morán Jahn weaves together her interest in creative technology as myth-making and her practice of co-designing with and for historically underserved communities.
Free admission. Doors open at 6 PM.
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12:15 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
12:15 PM
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange. 
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
3:10 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
France, Iran,
2017,
(116 mins)

East Bay Premiere

Kiarostami’s final work strips cinema down to its essence—a single frame—creating a hypnotic meditation on image making and the act of seeing that pays tribute to both cinema and the great director’s other passion, photography.
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.
  • Ahmad Kiarostami
    Lecture
    Ahmad Kiarostami is a San Francisco–based entrepreneur with a wide range of experience, from startups to producing films and making music videos.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
7 PM
(75 mins)
Hollywood glamour is destabilized, appropriated, and filtered through a camp lens in this program of shorts by Teo Hernandez, Eduardo Solá Franco, Horacio Vallereggio, and José Rodriguez Soltero.
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2–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, September 26, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, September 26, 2019
12 PM
Melodie Yashar shares insights from her work as a design architect, researcher, and cofounder of Space Exploration Architecture, a group developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration.
Free admission
Thursday, September 26, 2019
7 PM
Marlon Riggs, Peter Webster,
United States,
1981,
(87 mins)
Riggs and Peter Webster’s thesis project reflects on the heyday of Oakland blues in the late 1940s and ’50s, chronicling the city’s vibrant past while revealing an uncertain present. With Karen Everett’s profile of Riggs, I Shall Not Be Removed.
  • Ashley Omoma
    Introduction
    Ashley Omoma is pursuing a Master of Journalism degree at UC Berkeley. As a journalist and documentarian, she works to amplify narratives that often go untold.
  • Karen Everett
    In Person
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2–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, September 27, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, September 27, 2019
4 PM
Sergei Bondarchuk,
USSR,
1966,
(96 mins)

Digital Restoration
Back by Popular Demand!

The final installment in the four-part epic opens as the Russian army retreats, leaving Moscow in flames; it closes as the city rebuilds, and life and love begin again.
Series War and Peace
Friday, September 27, 2019
7 PM
Abbas Kiarostami,
Iran,
1994,
(103 mins)

Digital Restoration

Through the Olive Trees is also presented on Tuesday, September 17 with an introduction and post-screening lecture by author Godfrey Cheshire.

In Kiarostami’s fittingly self-reflective end to the Koker trilogy, a lovelorn youth gets another chance at romance when a visiting film crew casts him and his disinterested paramour as husband and wife.
Plays on September 17 with lecture by author Godfrey Cheshire.
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Saturday, September 28, 2019
All Day

Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $10,000 level and above 

Join BAMPFA Curator's Circle and Trustees for a rare, personal guided tour of the Kramlich Residence and Collection, led by Director of the Kramlich Collection, Aebhric Coleman. 
For Curator's Circle members only
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, September 28, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

3:30 PM
  • Families
  • Film
Saturday, September 28, 2019
3:30 PM
Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner,
Belgium, France, Luxembourg,
2012,
(80 mins)

Recommended for ages 8 & up

Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2012 Oscars, this magical film (inspired by the Belgian children’s books) follows Celestine the mouse, a dentist-in-training, and Ernestine the bear, a musician and poet.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
4 PM

Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Join artists Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma in a celebration of queer ancestor Lou Sullivan—arguably the first publicly gay trans man to medically transition—featuring readings from We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan.
Included with admission
Series Readings
5:30 PM
Saturday, September 28, 2019
5:30 PM
Tony Richardson,
United Kingdom,
1960,
(97 mins)

Film to Table dinner follows

Laurence Olivier as a has-been music-hall performer—and Alan Bates and Albert Finney in their screen debuts—in John Osborne’s play-turned-film, Olivier’s “greatest contemporary role” (Pauline Kael).
8 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, September 28, 2019
8 PM
Tom Kalin,
United States,
1992,
(94 mins)

Cinematography by Ellen Kuras

This cornerstone of the “New Queer Cinema” of the early 1990s revisits the notorious 1924 Leopold & Loeb murders, with striking black-and-white cinematography by Ellen Kuras.
  • Damon R. Young
    Introduction
    Damon R. Young is an associate professor of French and Film & Media at UC Berkeley, and the author of Making Sex Public and Other Cinematic Fantasies.
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30
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5
29
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Sunday, September 29, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

2 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2019
2 PM
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange. 
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:30 PM
  • Film
  • Free
  • In-Person
Sunday, September 29, 2019
3:30 PM
Ahn Jae-hoon, Han Hye-jin,
2011,
(98 mins)

Free Admission!
Recommended for ages 10 & up

Three high schoolers come of age in a small Korean town in this warmhearted, hand-drawn animated feature, presented in conjunction with Korea Week 2019.
Free admission. Tickets available at the will-call table beginning at 2:30 PM.
  • Ahn Jae-hoon
    In Person
    After the screening, Ahn Jae-hoon will draw caricatures for interested audience members.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
4 PM

Programmed by Cole Solinger

 

Readings by three artists whose work crosses and transcends disciplinary boundaries.
Included with admission
Series Readings
Sunday, September 29, 2019
7 PM
Tony Richardson,
United Kingdom,
1962,
(104 mins)

Imported Print

Tom Courtenay in Tony Richardson’s famously experimental narrative recounting the events in the life of a Borstal lad as he runs track—running for his life.
30
Monday, September 30, 2019
6:30 PM
Beirut- and Bay Area–based, internationally acclaimed author Rabih Alameddine joins BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder for a conversation on concepts of “strangeness.”
Free admission. Doors open at 6 PM.
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5:30-8 PM
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
5:30-8 PM

Open to all members

Members' reception featuring after-hours access to our fall exhbitions
Space is limited. RSVP by September 23.
Each member cardholder admits two.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
12 PM
Exhibition curator Julia White introduces the first US exhibition focused on the art of Sakaki Hyakusen, the founding father of the Nanga school of painting in Japan.
Included with admission
12:15 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
12:15 PM
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange. 
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
3:10 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
3:10 PM
Tony Richardson,
United Kingdom,
1960,
(97 mins)
Laurence Olivier as a has-been music-hall performer—and Alan Bates and Albert Finney in their screen debuts—in John Osborne’s play-turned-film, Olivier’s “greatest contemporary role” (Pauline Kael).
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.
  • David Thomson
    Lecture
    David Thomson is the author of The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies—and What They Have Done to Us; Have You Seen . . . ?
7 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
7 PM
Luis Buñuel,
France,
1930,
(88 mins)
Buñuel’s Surrealist classic, cowritten by Salvador Dali, represents a golden age of revolutionary filmmaking, a cinema of humor, eros, and outrage. With Jean Vigo’s À propos de Nice.
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2–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Thursday, October 3, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

1:15 PM
Thursday, October 3, 2019
1:15 PM
Expert tour guides share highlights of exhibitions on view throughout the museum.
Included with admission
Series Guided Tours
4 PM–7 PM
Thursday, October 3, 2019
4 PM–7 PM
This viewing session is an idiosyncratic celebration of two of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Free admission
Series Five Tables
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, October 3, 2019
7 PM
Shi Dongshan,
China,
1932,
(85 mins)

Digital Restoration

The tale of a young woman’s battle against her bullying father expands into a rousing cry against all tyranny in Shi Dongshan’s strikingly fresh 1932 melodrama, recently rediscovered through a brilliant restoration from the China Film Archive.
  • Paul Fonoroff
    Introduction
    Paul Fonoroff is a film critic, historian, collector, and expert on Chinese cinema.
  • Zheng Dali
    Introduction
    Zheng Dali, the son of Zheng Junli, is a filmmaker and has worked with the Shanghai Television Studio.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
4
2–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Friday, October 4, 2019
2–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, October 4, 2019
6:00 PM

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

Join Senior Curator of Asian Art Julia White, fellow Curator’s Circle members, and special guests for a festive reception in Babette followed by an intimate tour of Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting.
Curator's Circle members only event.
Friday, October 4, 2019
7 PM
Sun Yu,
China,
1932,
(95 mins)

Digital Restoration

A warlord’s lusty nephew destroys a simple farming family’s pastoral idyll and sends its favorite son into tropical exile in Sun Yu’s delirious fusion of Chinese peasant drama with Hollywood-style island exotica.
  • Paul Fonoroff
    Introduction
    Paul Fonoroff is a film critic, historian, collector, and expert on Chinese cinema.
  • Zheng Dali
    Introduction
    Zheng Dali, the son of Zheng Junli, is a filmmaker and has worked with the Shanghai Television Studio.
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
5
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
Saturday, October 5, 2019
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, October 5, 2019
1 PM
Complementing Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting, this colloquium explores the fascinating relations between Chinese art of the Ming and Qing dynasties and Japanese art of the Edo period, especially Hyakusen’s role in the transformation of painting in eighteenth-century Japan.
Included with admission
4:30 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2019
4:30 PM
Harrod Blank,
United States,
2019,
(93 mins)
A chance encounter between recently transitioned mechanic Rusty Tidenberg and filmmaker Harrod Blank sparked this captivating portrayal of the multifaceted life of a transgender woman, captured through a series of intimate conversations about cars, drag races, and resilience.
Tickets available beginning September 14. Special admission: General: $16.50; BAMPFA members, CFI members: $14; Seniors (65+), disabled persons: $15; Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
  • Harrod Blank
    In Person
5 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2019
5 PM
Join the Light Appreciation Society for a participatory dive into mind-altering illuminated experimentation and projection play.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, October 5, 2019
7 PM
Wagner Moura,
Brazil,
2019,
(155 mins)
Acclaimed actor Wagner Moura (Narcos) makes his directorial debut with this no-holds-barred biopic of one of Brazil’s most divisive historical figures, the politician and Marxist insurrectionist Carlos Marighella.
Tickets available beginning September 14. Special admission: General: $16.50; BAMPFA members, CFI members: $14; Seniors (65+), disabled persons: $15; Youth (12 & under), students, educators (with valid ID): $8. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
  • Wagner Moura
    In Person