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Sunday, March 27, 2022
Streaming All Day
Chaitanya Tamhane,
India,
2014,
(116 mins)

Available for streaming March 24–27, 2022

An elderly folk singer and grassroots activist is put on trial for causing a worker’s suicide in this devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, institutional incompetence, and venal politics in contemporary India.
11 AM–7 PM
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Sunday, March 27, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
1 PM
  • Activity
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  • In-Person
  • Workshop
Sunday, March 27, 2022
1 PM

All ages, Drop-in

Learn the basics of risograph printing with BAMPFA Art Lab facilitator and local artist Alayna Tinney. 
Included with admission
Series Workshops
Sunday, March 27, 2022
3 PM
Join the co-organizers of The Artist’s Eye from BAMPFA's curatorial staff for an engaging tour of the exhibition.
Included with admission.
Sunday, March 27, 2022
3 PM
Join us for guided tours of The Artist's Eyeled by BAMPFA curatorial staff and UC Berkeley graduate students.
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7 PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
7 PM
Wayne Wang,
United States,
1982,
(80 mins)

Chan Is Missing also screened on Friday, March 11 with Wayne Wang and Oliver S. Wang in conversation.

Touted as the first all Chinese American feature film, Wang’s irreverent, refreshingly authentic movie follows two cab drivers searching San Francisco’s Chinatown for an elusive flimflam man. “A small, whimsical treasure of a film” (Roger Ebert).

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

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7 PM
Thursday, March 31, 2022
7 PM
Souleymane Cissé,
Mali,
1975,
(88 mins)

New Digital Restoration

Cissé’s recently restored first feature-length film, “the eternal story of a young girl who is raped, becomes pregnant, and is then abandoned[,] is agonizingly sad. . . . [The Young Girl] also represents the emergence of an absolutely singular cinematic composition” (Frédéric Bonnaud, La Biennale di Venezia).

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

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12:30 PM
  • Free
  • In-Person
Friday, April 1, 2022
12:30 PM

This program has been postponed to the fall semester. We apologize for any inconvenience.

BAMPFA Chief Curator Christina Yang and UC Berkeley Professor Lisa Wymore speak about new practices of care and museology as seen through a career arc of interdisciplinary practice and intersectional knowledge making.
POSTPONED
Free and open to the public. Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.
Friday, April 1, 2022
12:30 PM
Drawing on their years of exploration at the intersection of choreography and technology, Bay Area dance companies Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts (SWDA) and Kinetech Arts collaborated with dancers at UC Berkeley to create two original films.
Theater capacity is limited for this program.
Free and open to the public. Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.
2 PM–7 PM
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Friday, April 1, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
Friday, April 1, 2022
7 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1960,
(178 mins)

Digital Restoration

Marcello Mastroianni stars as a jaded reporter drawn to the decadence of Rome in Fellini’s masterpiece, filled with jaw-dropping set pieces of both excess and warmth. “Fellini’s bizarre, extravagant visuals are absolutely riveting” (Time Out).

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

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11 AM–7 PM
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Saturday, April 2, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

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11:15 AM
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Saturday, April 2, 2022
11:15 AM

All ages, Drop-in

Join Art Lab facilitator and local artist Micaela Martinez Saavedra for a series of three peaceful workshops exploring the expressive potential of watercolor.
Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, April 2, 2022
7 PM
Wayne Wang,
United States,
1997,
(87 mins)

Director’s Cut

Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, and Maggie Cheung star in another of Wang’s love letters to Hong Kong, this one made all the more memorable and melancholy by its setting and timeline: 1997, at the end of British rule.

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

In Conversation
  • Wayne Wang
  • Oliver S. Wang
    Oliver S. Wang is a professor of sociology at CSU Long Beach and writes regularly on popular music and culture. He interviewed Wayne Wang for the latest issue of Film Quarterly.
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11 AM–7 PM
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Sunday, April 3, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, April 3, 2022
2 PM
Join us for guided tours of The Artist's Eyeled by BAMPFA curatorial staff and UC Berkeley graduate students.
Sunday, April 3, 2022
3:00 PM
Join art historians Suzanne Hudson and Jenni Sorkin for an introduction to their new books and a conversation about their shared interests in revisionist history and recovering movements, artists, and trends.
Included with admission
Sunday, April 3, 2022
4 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1965,
(148 mins)

Digital Restoration

A bourgeois housewife (a mesmerizing Giulietta Masina) embraces a world of fantasy in one of Fellini’s most spectacular, imaginative works.

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 3, 2022
7 PM
Souleymane Cissé,
Mali,
1978,
(93 mins)
The unlikely friendship between a young worker from the countryside and a progressive factory engineer leads to the triggering of political and class fault lines in Cissé’s searing drama. “Cissé makes explicit the infrastructure of corruption” (New Yorker).

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

  • Ruth Gebreyesus
    Introduction
    Ruth Gebreyesus is a writer and producer based in the Bay Area whose work centers on cultural products and their movement across physical and digital margins.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
12:15 PM
Join us for guided tours of The Artist's Eyeled by BAMPFA curatorial staff and UC Berkeley graduate students.
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
7 PM
Lizzie Olesker, Lynne Sachs,
United States,
2018,
(75 mins)
Olesker and Sachs fold the history of labor and immigration into this intimate chronicle of the disappearing public space of the neighborhood laundromat. With Sachs’s And Then We Marched and E•pis•to•lar•y: Letter to Jean Vigo.

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

  • Lynne Sachs
    In Person
    Les Blank Lecturer
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Thursday, April 7, 2022
4–7 PM
Works on view include Japanese prints featuring the bold nesting boxes crest of the Ichikawa family of Kabuki actors; Albrecht Dürer’s distinctive mark, placed on engravings such as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse; now-nostalgic commercial logos, like the Pegasus symbol in Elaine Mayes’s mistily radiant roadside photograph; and more.
Free on first Thursday of the month
Series Five Tables
Thursday, April 7, 2022
1:15 PM
Join us for guided tours of The Artist's Eyeled by BAMPFA curatorial staff and UC Berkeley graduate students.
Thursday, April 7, 2022
7 PM
(90 mins)
Seven diverse films—including new films by Alanis Obomsawin, Natalie Diaz, and Sky Hopinka—feature archival footage and audio recordings, public testimony and personal memories.

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

In Conversation
  • Sky Hopinka
    For a fascinating discussion of Sky Hopinka’s films, see Diana Flores Ruíz’s article in the latest issue of Film Quarterly, “Desire Lines: Sky Hopinka’s Undisciplining of Vision.”
  • Natalie Diaz
    Note: Natalie Diaz was unable to attend.Natalie Diaz is the author of Postcolonial Love Poems (2020), winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; a language activist, she is Director of the Center for Ima
  • Natalia Brizuela
    Natalia Brizuela is the Class of 1930 Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies and a professor in the Departments of Film & Media and Spanish & Portuguese at UC Berkeley.
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Friday, April 8, 2022
12:30 PM
This presentation includes anecdotes from participants of UC Berkeley student-run program CREATE (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment) about teaching online and transitioning to in-person instruction in the past year.

Theater capacity is limited for this program.

Free and open to the public. Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

2 PM–7 PM
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Friday, April 8, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

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6:30 PM
Friday, April 8, 2022
6:30 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1952,
(100 mins)

Digital Restoration

Provincial newlyweds arriving in Rome get sidetracked by the wife’s obsession with a fumetto photo-comic star in Fellini’s solo directorial debut. “A funny, sardonic, and clever satire on popular heroes and ordinary people’s illusions” (Chicago Reader). 

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

8:30 PM
Friday, April 8, 2022
8:30 PM

Free Admission!

A selection of outstanding student films from around the Bay Area.

Free admission. Tickets available at the admissions desk beginning at 5:30 PM. Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

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11:30 AM
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Saturday, April 9, 2022
11:30 AM

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

Discover the images, textures, symbols, and layers in David Huffman’s art, and compose your own visual story in a mixed-media painting.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Kaya Fortune
    With artist
    Fortune is a Bay Area arts educator whose practice includes fashion design.
Series Family Events
1 PM–7 PM
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Saturday, April 9, 2022
1 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

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Saturday, April 9, 2022
2 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)

Find out what happens when Margarito encounters the ghostly weeping woman in white, green-skinned brutes with sharp teeth, giant pterodactyl-like thunderbirds, and other creepy creatures in this bilingual collection of eerie tales from Mexican American folklore.
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 for / es bibliotecaria del West Contra Costa Unified School District.
Series Family Events
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, April 9, 2022
7 PM
Wayne Wang, Paul Auster,
United States,
1995,
(89 mins)
An all-star cast—Jim Jarmusch, Lou Reed, Giancarlo Esposito, Harvey Keitel, Madonna (!)—improvise their way in and around a Brooklyn cigar store in Wang and Auster’s off-the-cuff, playful ode to the outer boroughs.

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

  • Wayne Wang
    In Person
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11 AM–7 PM
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Sunday, April 10, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, April 10, 2022
3 PM
Artist John Zurier speaks about his selections from BAMPFA’s collection and from his own oeuvre for the exhibition.
Included with admission
4:30 PM
  • Film
Sunday, April 10, 2022
4:30 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1970,
(93 mins)

Digital Restoration

Fellini’s tribute to the world of the clown is—like so much of his supposedly nonfiction work—part documentary, part autobiography, and suffused with fantasy. “Fellini turns the world into his circus” (Time). 

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

7 PM
  • Film
Sunday, April 10, 2022
7 PM
Souleymane Cissé,
Mali,
1982,
(100 mins)
Cissé’s remarkable satire on Africa’s ruling class follows two college kids rebelling against military control and the establishment; it is by turns fierce, romantic, and ultimately hopeful.

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022
12:15 PM
Join us for guided tours of The Artist's Eyeled by BAMPFA curatorial staff and UC Berkeley graduate students.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
7 PM
(83 mins)

New Restorations

Susan Lord will give a free lecture on the practices of the Vulnerable Media Lab Thursday, April 14.

Gómez was one of the most inventive filmmakers of postrevolutionary Cuban cinema. Her recently restored films look at the complexities of the Caribbean island’s social, political, and economic transformation.

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

  • Susan Lord
    Introduction
    Susan Lord, a professor in the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University and director of the Vulnerable Media Lab, is the coeditor of The Cinema of Sara Gómez: Reframing Revolution.
  • Lázaro González
    Curator
    Lázaro González is a doctoral student in the UC Berkeley Department of Film & Media. He developed this program in the fall 2021 graduate course on film curating, taught by Kathy Geritz.
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Thursday, April 14, 2022
5 PM
(60 mins)

Free Admission!

Susan Lord will introduce a program of Sara Gómez’s films, preserved by the Vulnerable Media Lab, on Wednesday, April 13.

Susan Lord presents a lecture on the practices of the Vulnerable Media Lab, which develops methods and processes to ensure culturally diverse “born digital” media history is preserved and made available according to culturally specific and ethically driven forms of access.

Free admission. Theater capacity is limited for this lecture.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

  • Susan Lord
    Lecture
    Susan Lord, a professor in the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University and director of the Vulnerable Media Lab, is the coeditor of The Cinema of Sara Gómez: Reframing Revolution.
Thursday, April 14, 2022
7 PM
(98 mins)
A selection of shorts by New Red Order—a public secret society that creates videos, performances, and exhibitions related to indigeneity—and other collaborative groups.

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

  • Adam Khalil
    In Person
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Friday, April 15, 2022
12:30 PM
BAMPFA Curatorial Assistant Claire Frost leads a panel discussion with the six Department of Art Practice MFA students (2022) about their artistic practice and the process of making work for their culminating MFA exhibition.

Theater capacity is limited for this program.

Free and open to the public. Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Friday, April 15, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, April 15, 2022
7 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1963,
(138 mins)

Digital Restoration

A jaded director (Marcello Mastroianni) fantasizes on his next great film—or his next sexual conquest—in Fellini’s metafictional masterpiece, “probably the most potent movie about filmmaking” (Guardian). 

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Saturday, April 16, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
3:30 PM
Saturday, April 16, 2022
3:30 PM
Wayne Wang,
United States,
1993,
(139 mins)

The Joy Luck Club also screened on Sunday, March 13 with Wayne Wang, Amy Tan, and Catherine Ceniza Choy in conversation.

Four Chinese American women and their immigrant mothers learn one another’s stories in this intimate adaptation of the famed Amy Tan novel. A landmark in Asian American cinema, “both sweeping and intimate” (New York Times).

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

7 PM
  • Performance
Saturday, April 16, 2022
7 PM

Note: The Sunday, April 17 performance has been rescheduled to 3 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley mounts its latest production, Mothers All.
Seating for Full performances is limited
Included with admission
Series Full
7 PM
  • Film
Saturday, April 16, 2022
7 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1973,
(127 mins)

Digital Restoration

Fellini’s free-spirited portrait of Rimini in the 1930s, when fascism was a fact of life, is “as full of tales as Scheherazade, some romantic, some slapstick, some elegiacal, some bawdy, some mysterious . . . a film of exhilarating beauty” (New York Times).

Theater capacity is limited for the April 16 screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are strongly recommended.

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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Sunday, April 17, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
1 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • In-Person
  • Workshop
Sunday, April 17, 2022
1 PM

All ages, Drop-in

Learn the basics of risograph printing with BAMPFA Art Lab facilitator and local artist Alayna Tinney. 
Included with admission
Series Workshops
Sunday, April 17, 2022
2 PM
Join us for guided tours of The Artist's Eyeled by BAMPFA curatorial staff and UC Berkeley graduate students.
3 PM
  • Performance
Sunday, April 17, 2022
3 PM

Note: The Sunday, April 17 performance has been rescheduled to 3 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley mounts its latest production, Mothers All.
Seating for Full performances is limited
Included with admission
Series Full
4 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 17, 2022
4 PM
Wayne Wang,
United States,
2002,
(105 mins)
Wang demonstrated his wide range of filmmaking influences in this contemporary interpretation of classic 1930s Hollywood romantic comedies, with JLo herself starring as a single mom working as a hotel maid and Ralph Fiennes as a most unlikely Prince Charming.

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

  • Wayne Wang
    In Person
7 PM
  • Film
Sunday, April 17, 2022
7 PM
Souleymane Cissé,
Mali,
1987,
(105 mins)
A young warrior/seer must overcome his own father to gain the knowledge of the ancients in this visionary reimagining of Mandé creation myths and oral tales. “Not only the most beautifully photographed African film ever, but also the best African film ever made” (Film Comment).

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022
12:15 PM
Join us for guided tours of The Artist's Eyeled by BAMPFA curatorial staff and UC Berkeley graduate students.
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
7 PM
Alexander Nanau,
Luxembourg, Romania,
2019,
(109 mins)
A shattering exposé of systemic corruption, this documentary about the aftermath of a Bucharest nightclub fire “doesn’t just open your eyes but tears you apart by exposing a moral rift with resonance far beyond the film’s home country” (Variety).

Theater capacity is limited for this screening.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

In Conversation
  • Cătălin Tolontan
    Cătălin Tolontan, a Romanian investigative journalist, is featured in the film Collective. In 2021 Fortune designated Cătălin Tolontan as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.
  • David Barstow
    David Barstow, a former senior writer at the New York Times and the first reporter ever to win four Pulitzer Prizes, is the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism at the
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2–7 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
  • Workshop
Friday, April 22, 2022
2–7 PM

Ages 12+, Drop-in

Join Art Lab facilitator and local educator Nelli Astvatsatrian in some block printing fun on Earth Day.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
Friday, April 22, 2022
12:30 PM

This event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Cal Performances is thrilled to welcome singer, composer, activist, and humanitarian Angélique Kidjo as their first season-long artist-in-residence, in which she will work closely with the campus community on topics close to her heart, including the issue of equity in the fields of technology and data.

CANCELED

2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, April 22, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Friday, April 22, 2022
7 PM
Audrey Diwan,
France,
2021,
(100 mins)
A bright literature student in 1960s France refuses to let an unwanted pregnancy shatter her life and seeks an illegal abortion in this powerful drama adapted from Annie Ernaux’s memoir.
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

In Person
  • Audrey Diwan
  • Anamaria Vartolomei
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, April 23, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Saturday, April 23, 2022
3 PM
Diễm Hà Lệ,
Vietnam,
2021,
(90 mins)
Living in isolation from the modern world in the mountains of Vietnam, feisty Hmong teenager Di must decide if she will succumb to tradition or bravely choose a different fate.
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

5:30 PM
Saturday, April 23, 2022
5:30 PM
Panah Panahi,
Iran,
2021,
(94 mins)
In Panahi’s auspicious feature debut, an eccentric family takes a road trip through sun-drenched Iranian landscapes as they accompany their eldest son to a mysterious destination.
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

7:45 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, April 23, 2022
7:45 PM
Gabriel Martins,
Brazil,
2022,
(115 mins)
Featuring four vibrant characters from working-class Brazil, this tender film is a delightful portrait of a mutually nurturing family who dares to dream.
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

In Person
  • Gabriel Martins
  • Thiago Macêdo Correia
    Thiago Macêdo Correia is the producer of Mars One.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Sunday, April 24, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, April 24, 2022
1 PM

All ages, Drop-in

In this workshop, Bay Area artist couple Lena Wolff and Miriam Klein Stahl share their public poster work and lead the group in a project to help create the future we want through poster art.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
Sunday, April 24, 2022
2 PM
Join us for guided tours of The Artist's Eyeled by BAMPFA curatorial staff and UC Berkeley graduate students.
2 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 24, 2022
2 PM
Ben Klein, Violet Columbus,
China, France, Taiwan, United States,
2021,
(96 mins)
Never-before-seen footage of Chinese dissidents enmeshed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and their bittersweet reflections thirty years later anchor this hybrid of cine-memoir and archival excavation focused on Who Killed Vincent Chin? documentary firebrand Christine Choy.
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

In Person
  • Violet Columbus
  • Ben Klein
  • Wu’er Kaixi
    Wu’er Kaixi is one of the subjects of The Exiles.
5 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 24, 2022
5 PM
Sara Dosa,
Canada, United States,
2021,
(93 mins)
A couple’s passion for one another is inextricably bound with the explosive geology that is their life’s work in this stunning documentary portrait of volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft, narrated by Miranda July.
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

  • Sara Dosa
    In Person
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7:45 PM
Sunday, April 24, 2022
7:45 PM
Eva Longoria Bastón,
Mexico, United Kingdom, United States,
2022,
(102 mins)
The legendary boxing rivalry between Mexican Julio César Chávez and Mexican American Oscar De La Hoya sets the stage for an examination of identity, tradition, and nationality in Longoria Bastón’s gripping documentary.
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
12:15 PM
Join us for guided tours of The Artist's Eyeled by BAMPFA curatorial staff and UC Berkeley graduate students.
7 PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
7 PM
Anisia Uzeyman, Saul Williams,
Rwanda, United States,
2021,
(105 mins)
Replete with mind-altering visual and sonic imagery, this Afrofuturist mélange of music, poetry, and resistance is hypnotic and visionary in its depiction of a genderqueer community of hackers and techno poets.
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

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6 PM
  • Film
Thursday, April 28, 2022
6 PM
Alejandro Loayza Grisi,
Bolivia, France, Uruguay,
2022,
(87 mins)
A long drought parching their Bolivian highlands homeland endangers an elderly Quechua llama herder and his wife’s way of life in this intricate examination of the relationship between land and humanity.
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

8 PM
Thursday, April 28, 2022
8 PM
Zhang Ji,
China,
2021,
(113 mins)
The son of a local gangster and daughter of a factory worker conspire to flee their desperate lives as a serial killer runs rampant in this Chinese social realist neo-noir.
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

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Friday, April 29, 2022
12:30 PM
Elisa Tamarkin, UC Berkeley Professor of English and author of Apropos of Something: A History of Irrelevance and Relevance, talks about the paintings of Winslow Homer and other nineteenth-century American artists as pragmatic works with salience and interest that reveal versions of events that feel apropos of our lives.

Theater capacity is limited for this program.

Free and open to the public. Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, April 29, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
4 PM
Friday, April 29, 2022
4 PM
Terence Davies,
United Kingdom,
2021,
(137 mins)

US Premiere

Davies separates man from myth in his masterly portrait of acclaimed antiwar poet Siegfried Sassoon, employing archival footage, gleefully catty dialog, and an artful crosscutting between the different eras of his subject’s fraught and complex life. 
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

Friday, April 29, 2022
7 PM
Trinh T. Minh-ha,
China, United States,
2021,
(135 mins)
Filmmaker, writer, and composer Trinh is this year’s recipient of the Persistence of Vision Award. Trinh will present her latest film, What About China?
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

In Conversation
  • Trinh T. Minh-ha
  • Rizvana Bradley
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, April 30, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
2 PM – 5 PM
  • Free
  • In-Person
Saturday, April 30, 2022
2 PM – 5 PM

A BAMPFA Student Committee event. 

A BAMPFA Student Committee event. 
West Crescent Lawn
3 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, April 30, 2022
3 PM
Reid Davenport,
United States,
2022,
(76 mins)
Oakland resident and filmmaker Reid Davenport reflects on matters of visibility, family, and the freak show in his latest personal documentary, winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Directing Award for US Documentary.
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

In Person
  • Reid Davenport
  • Keith Wilson
    Keith Wilson is a producer of I Didn’t See You There.
5:30 PM
Saturday, April 30, 2022
5:30 PM
Mounia Akl,
Denmark, France, Lebanon, Norway, Qatar, Spain, Sweden,
2021,
(106 mins)
Set in the near future but reflecting on current crises in present-day Lebanon, this tense debut portrays three generations of the Badri family, who retreat from the chaos of Beirut to a rural homestead. 
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

7:45 PM
Saturday, April 30, 2022
7:45 PM
Radu Muntean,
Romania,
2021,
(104 mins)
Wryly funny and suspenseful, this Cannes hit portrays a trio of Romanian aid workers whose SUV gets stuck on a logging road in remote Transylvania.
Special Admission

General: $18

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $15

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $16

BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.
SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

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