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Monday, February 1, 2021
6:30 PM
Native dancers from Australia and California discuss colonization of indigenous lands and cross-cultural collaboration.
Free and open to the public; online only. Registration required.
Monday, February 1, 2021
6:30 PM
An Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Lecture, presented as part of A+D Mondays, co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Arts Research Center, and the Department of Art Practice.
Free and open to the public; online only. Registration required.
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Thursday, February 4, 2021
12 PM
The artist, writer, and curator discusses how video and documentary media can engage a community.
Free and open to the public; online only. Registration required.
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Thursday, February 11, 2021
12 PM
Join world-renowned curators of media and performance art for a lively panel discussion.
Free and open to the public; online only. Registration required.
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All Day
  • BAMPFA from Home
  • Film
  • Members
Friday, February 12, 2021
All Day
Michael Powell,
United Kingdom,
1937,
(75 mins)

Free streaming presentation for BAMPFA members only! Password required.

In a remote Scottish island community facing extinction through isolation, two young men embark on a foolish challenge. Michael Powell’s stunningly photographed film is a hybrid of documentary-like realism and poetic fatalism.
Free for BAMPFA members only. Password required.
Available February 12-14, 2021
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All Day
  • BAMPFA from Home
  • Film
  • Members
Saturday, February 13, 2021
All Day
Michael Powell,
United Kingdom,
1937,
(75 mins)

Free streaming presentation for BAMPFA members only! Password required.

In a remote Scottish island community facing extinction through isolation, two young men embark on a foolish challenge. Michael Powell’s stunningly photographed film is a hybrid of documentary-like realism and poetic fatalism.
Free for BAMPFA members only. Password required.
Available February 12-14, 2021
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All Day
  • BAMPFA from Home
  • Film
  • Members
Sunday, February 14, 2021
All Day
Michael Powell,
United Kingdom,
1937,
(75 mins)

Free streaming presentation for BAMPFA members only! Password required.

In a remote Scottish island community facing extinction through isolation, two young men embark on a foolish challenge. Michael Powell’s stunningly photographed film is a hybrid of documentary-like realism and poetic fatalism.
Free for BAMPFA members only. Password required.
Available February 12-14, 2021
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Thursday, February 18, 2021
12 PM
SFMOMA’s curator of media art shares insights into the work of groundbreaking artist Nam June Paik and explores his use of different types of visual media.
Free and open to the public; online only. Registration required.
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Monday, February 22, 2021
6:30 PM
Photographer and professor Ken Light looks at forty years of award-winning journalism through the lenses of Lange Fellows. 
Free and open to the public; online only. Registration required.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
12 PM

Note: this presentation is presented on Tuesday, February 23, as an exception to the regular Thursday schedule.

Renowned South African based artist William Kentridge speaks about his interdisciplinary practice across film, video installation, theater, and drawing, focusing also on political themes of racial injustice and decolonization.
Free and open to the public; online only. Registration required.
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
12 PM
Key leaders in the development of video art discuss the importance of archives and preservation, as well as the possibilities of new platforms as these hybrid forms continue.
Free and open to the public; online only. Registration required.
4 PM
  • Art
  • BAMPFA from Home
  • Film
  • In-Person
  • Members
Thursday, February 25, 2021
4 PM

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

Join us for SPOTLIGHT: The New Brazilian Cinema with Associate Film Curator Kate MacKay. 
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  • Film
  • Members
Friday, February 26, 2021
All Day
Margot Benacerraf,
Venezuela,
1959,
(90 mins)

Free streaming presentation for BAMPFA members only! Password required.

Filmed on Venezuela’s otherworldly salt flats, this rediscovered masterpiece of poetic nonfiction by one of Latin America’s key female filmmakers was an influence on Brazil’s Cinema Novo and a spectacular forerunner to I Am Cuba.
Free for BAMPFA members only. Password required.
Available February 26-28, 2021
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  • BAMPFA from Home
  • Film
  • Members
Saturday, February 27, 2021
All Day
Margot Benacerraf,
Venezuela,
1959,
(90 mins)

Free streaming presentation for BAMPFA members only! Password required.

Filmed on Venezuela’s otherworldly salt flats, this rediscovered masterpiece of poetic nonfiction by one of Latin America’s key female filmmakers was an influence on Brazil’s Cinema Novo and a spectacular forerunner to I Am Cuba.
Free for BAMPFA members only. Password required.
Available February 26-28, 2021
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All Day
  • BAMPFA from Home
  • Film
  • Members
Sunday, February 28, 2021
All Day
Margot Benacerraf,
Venezuela,
1959,
(90 mins)

Free streaming presentation for BAMPFA members only! Password required.

Filmed on Venezuela’s otherworldly salt flats, this rediscovered masterpiece of poetic nonfiction by one of Latin America’s key female filmmakers was an influence on Brazil’s Cinema Novo and a spectacular forerunner to I Am Cuba.
Free for BAMPFA members only. Password required.
Available February 26-28, 2021
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6:30 PM
  • Art
  • BAMPFA from Home
  • Free
Monday, March 1, 2021
6:30 PM
Two indigenous ecologists engage in a discussion about indigenous fire management and land practices. 
Free and open to the public; online only. Registration required.
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12 PM
  • Art
  • BAMPFA from Home
  • Free
Thursday, March 4, 2021
12 PM
The Whitney curator reexamines the history of video art to foreground Black video artists’ approaches to performance, space, surveillance, sound, and power.
Free and open to the public; online only. Registration required.
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