May 2022

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11 AM-7 PM
  • Activity
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Sunday, May 1, 2022
11 AM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
2:30 PM
  • Film
Sunday, May 1, 2022
2:30 PM
Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing,
Canada, Germany, Myanmar,
2022,
(89 mins)
Amidst Myanmar’s escalating civil war, a Buddhist midwife and her Muslim apprentice overcome personal and professional differences to care for their patients at a village clinic in this nuanced 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.

Sunday, May 1, 2022
3 PM
Artist David Huffman speaks about his selections from BAMPFA’s collection and from his own oeuvre for the exhibition The Artist’s Eye.

Included with admission

4:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, May 1, 2022
4:30 PM
Sierra Pettengill,
United States,
2022,
(91 mins)
This stunning essay film employs a treasure trove of archival US military recordings and 1960s broadcast TV as the foundation for a piercing interrogation into the origins of the militarization of American police.
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.

  • Nels Bangerter
    In Person
    Nels Bangerter is the editor of Riotsville, USA.
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, May 1, 2022
7 PM
Maryna Er Gorbach,
Turkey, Ukraine,
2022,
(100 mins)
Armed conflict hits home in the most vivid way imaginable when mortar fire decimates one wall of the farmhouse belonging to married Ukrainian couple Irka and Tolik in this striking drama based on real events.
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.

  • Oksana Cherkashyna
    In Person
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Wednesday, May 4, 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, May 4, 2022
7 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1969,
(130 mins)

Digital Restoration

Fellini’s tour of ancient Rome is less historical document than decadent fantasia, following the narrator, Encolpius, as he searches for his male lover through feasts, festivals, orgies, and death. “A surreal epic” (New York Times).

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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4–7 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2022
4–7 PM
Looking back at the history of images, there is a vast array of objects and meanings embedded in what we hold in our hands. Works on view include: a 1636 engraving featuring Prince Thomas of Saboye-Carignang, a mezzotint of Queen Elizabeth I from 1816, a seventeenth-century Chinese hanging scroll, and more.
Free on first Thursday of the month
Series Five Tables
Thursday, May 5, 2022
1:15 PM
Join us for guided tours of The Artist's Eyeled by BAMPFA curatorial staff and UC Berkeley graduate students.
Thursday, May 5, 2022
7 PM
(80 mins)

Cosponsored by the LASA Visual Culture Studies Section

In conjunction with the Latin American Studies Association Congress, we present three decades of short Latin American films from the BAMPFA collection—by Santiago Álvarez, Chick Strand, and Raymundo Gleyzer. 

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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2 PM-7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, May 6, 2022
2 PM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
5:30 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
  • In-Person
  • Performance
  • Workshop
Friday, May 6, 2022
5:30 PM

All ages, Drop-in

Come join us for an inclusive group sing-along using the In Song Sing On songbook, an ever-growing collection of well loved and newly loved songs selected for the purpose of singing together.
Included with admission
Series Workshops
7 PM
Friday, May 6, 2022
7 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1956,
(110 mins)

Digital Restoration

The great Giulietta Masina portrays the spunky prostitute Cabiria in this humorous and ultimately transformative story of the survival of the human spirit. “The masterpiece of Masina’s collaboration with Fellini” (Albert Johnson).

Theater capacity is limited for the March 25 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-3 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, May 7, 2022
11 AM-3 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Saturday, May 7, 2022
11 AM–3 PM
BAMPFA will close early today for the Art + Film Benefit event. Please plan accordingly.
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11 AM-7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
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Sunday, May 8, 2022
11 AM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, May 8, 2022
2 PM
Join us for guided tours of The Artist's Eyeled by BAMPFA curatorial staff and UC Berkeley graduate students.
4 PM
Sunday, May 8, 2022
4 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1972,
(128 mins)

Digital Restoration

Fellini’s episodic, “panoramic album of impressions in praise of Rome and the Italians, past, present, and future” (Albert Johnson).

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

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
12:15 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
  • Film
Thursday, May 12, 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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2 PM-7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, May 13, 2022
2 PM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
5:30 PM
  • Art
  • In-Person
Friday, May 13, 2022
5:30 PM
Meet the 2022 graduates of UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts program as they talk about their recent work at the outset of BAMPFA’s fifty-second annual MFA exhibition.

Included with admission

Friday, May 13, 2022
7 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1976,
(166 mins)
Donald Sutherland plays Casanova in “Fellini’s most extravagant and courageous dream” (Albert Johnson). “The visual daring and pure imagination of every image leave it as an elegiac farewell to an era of Italian cinema” (Time Out). 

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

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1 PM-7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, May 14, 2022
1 PM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
11:30 AM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
  • In-Person
  • Workshop
Saturday, May 14, 2022
11:30 AM

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

Inspired by Tammy Rae Carland’s art and her selections for The Artist’s Eye, create a stage set for imaginary action!
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Beth Krebs
    With artist
    Beth Krebs is an artist and educator with an MFA from Rutgers University.
Series Family Events
2 PM
  • Activity
  • Families
  • Free
  • In-Person
  • Reading
Saturday, May 14, 2022
2 PM

Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)

Read aloud from this bounce-to-the-beat underdog story about a young rapper named Simon, whose rhymes help bring his community together while they build his confidence.
Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under
  • Vickie Price
    Reading led by
    Reading led by Vickie Price, librarian, West Contra Costa Unified School District.
Series Family Events
7 PM
Saturday, May 14, 2022
7 PM
Federico Fellini,
Italy,
1986,
(126 mins)

Digital Restoration

Giulietta Masina and Marcello Mastroianni star as an aging dance duo invited to perform on a television variety show in Fellini’s film, both a fond tribute to vaudeville and a withering assault on the meaningless opulence of commercial television. 

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

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11 AM-7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, May 15, 2022
11 AM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
1 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • In-Person
  • Workshop
Sunday, May 15, 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
7 PM
Sunday, May 15, 2022
7 PM

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

 

It’s hard to believe that Friction Quartet, whose performances have been called “terribly beautiful” (San Francisco Classical Voice), has existed for only a decade. Since forming in 2011, Friction rapidly became a fixture in the Bay Area music scene.

Seating for Full performances is limited

Included with admission

Series Full
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2 PM-7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, May 20, 2022
2 PM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
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11 AM-7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, May 21, 2022
11 AM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
11:15 AM
  • Art
  • In-Person
  • Workshop
Saturday, May 21, 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
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11 AM-7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, May 22, 2022
11 AM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, May 22, 2022
3 PM
Artist Lava Thomas speaks about her selections from BAMPFA’s collection and from her own oeuvre for the exhibition.
Included with admission
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2 PM-7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, May 27, 2022
2 PM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
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11 AM-7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, May 28, 2022
11 AM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
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11 AM-7 PM
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  • Art
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Sunday, May 29, 2022
11 AM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
4–7 PM
Take a look at the expressive body across cultures.

Free on first Thursday of the month

Series Five Tables
Thursday, June 2, 2022
1:15 PM
Join us for guided tours of The Artist's Eyeled by BAMPFA curatorial staff and UC Berkeley graduate students.
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, June 3, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, June 3, 2022
7 PM
Márta Mészáros,
Hungary,
1968,
(80 mins)
Forget James Dean; Mészáros’s debut introduces viewers to a young female rebel without a cause, a textile factory worker searching for her past and for pleasure in her present. 
7:30 PM
  • In-Person
  • Performance
Friday, June 3, 2022
7:30 PM

This event was originally scheduled for February 16.

Accomplished international recording artist and Oakland native Femi Andrades (FEMI) brings her latest project, “The Gypsy Chronicles,” to our performance space.

Seating for Full performances is limited

Included with admission

Series Full
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11 AM-7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, June 4, 2022
11 AM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Saturday, June 4, 2022
1:30 PM
Join us for guided tours of The Artist's Eyeled by BAMPFA curatorial staff and UC Berkeley graduate students.
Saturday, June 4, 2022
4 PM
On the occasion of his new book The Francis Effect, curator, artist, scholar, and educator Noah Simblist joins BAMPFA Chief Curator Christina Yang in conversation about noted Cuban artist/activist Bruguera’s project The Francis Effect (2014–ongoing). Simblist also discusses his other projects, such as Commonwealth (2020) and Conjunctions and Disjunctions (2022). A book signing will follow the conversation.
7 PM
Saturday, June 4, 2022
7 PM
Jean Vigo,
France,
1934,
(89 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

Vigo’s only full-length feature, a poetic masterpiece on the theme of passionate love, follows a young barge captain and his peasant bride in their first days together. “One of the most magical of French masterpieces” (Variety).