June 2022

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11 AM-7 PM
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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).
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11 AM-7 PM
  • Activity
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Sunday, June 5, 2022
11 AM-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
12 PM
  • Art
  • Workshop
Sunday, June 5, 2022
12 PM
Join local artists and educators Amy Bergstein and Alayna Tinney for some collaborative collage time in the Art Lab. All ages are welcome!

Included with admission

Series Workshops
7 PM
Sunday, June 5, 2022
7 PM
Márta Mészáros,
Hungary,
1969,
(82 mins)
A recently widowed woman finds herself held hostage by her son and his girlfriend in this icy, Bergman-esque portrait of the maternal ties that turn to chains. 
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7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
7 PM
Sarah Maldoror,
Angola, Congo, France,
1972,
(103 mins)

Digital Restoration

A searing, indelible portrait of anticolonial struggle in 1960s Africa, Maldoror’s adaptation of a novella by the Angolan writer José Luandino Vieira—“a courageous and powerful piece of filmmaking”—was banned by the Angolan government until the country obtained its independence from Portugal in 1975 (Basia Lewandowska Cummings, Africa Is a Country).
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Thursday, June 9, 2022
7 PM
Agnès Varda,
United States,
1969,
(110 mins)

Digital Restoration

Varda’s experimental feature, shot in Hollywood in 1968 and starring Warhol superstar Viva, is a deliberately decadent riff on fantasy, immaturity, and violence. “More than a time capsule of events and moods—it’s a living aesthetic model for revolutionary times” (Richard Brody).
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, June 10, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Friday, June 10, 2022
7 PM
Márta Mészáros,
Hungary,
1970,
(89 mins)
Iron Curtain industrial realism merges with A Hard Day’s Night fancy in this weightless caper through the Hungarian “New Beat” underground, as downtrodden factory kids escape in rock and roll. 
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11:30 AM
  • Activity
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  • Workshop
Saturday, June 11, 2022
11:30 AM

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

Compose your own visual soundscape inspired by Caroline Kent’s Art Wall and architectural features of BAMPFA’s building.

Included with admission: Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under

  • Marcela Florez
    Workshop led by
    Marcela Florez holds an MFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and has taught at Southern Exposure, LA Commons, the de Young Museum, and BAMPFA.
Series Family Events
1 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, June 11, 2022
1 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
2 PM
  • Activity
  • Families
  • Free
  • In-Person
  • Reading
Saturday, June 11, 2022
2 PM

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

Ten-year-old Knox Wei-Evans, a recent transplant from Hong Kong, learns about courage, hope, and resilience as he adjusts to life in San Francisco during the initial outbreak of COVID-19.

Included with admission: Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under

  • Becca Todd
    Reading led by
    Becca Todd, former district library coordinator, Berkeley Unified School District
Series Family Events
Saturday, June 11, 2022
7 PM
Francesco Rosi,
Italy,
1976,
(127 mins)

Digital Restoration

“An astute analysis of corruption . . .  an absorbing, resonant, at times near majestic whodunit . . . the Italian analogue to Watergate-era conspiracy thrillers like The Parallax View and The Conversation” (J. Hoberman, New York Times).
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11 AM - 2 PM
Sunday, June 12, 2022
11 AM - 2 PM
Explore the museum’s galleries with mini tours featuring interactive activities, plus a free all-ages screening of Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush.

Free Admission!

Series Family Events
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, June 12, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
2 PM
  • Families
  • Film
  • Free
Sunday, June 12, 2022
2 PM
Charles Chaplin,
United States,
1925, reedited 1942,
(72 mins)

Free Family Day Screening—Free Admission!

The original 1925 version of The Gold Rush will be shown for free on the outdoor screen Thursday, August 4.

A hapless prospector tries his luck in the frozen north in a film that glitters with some of Chaplin’s most memorable nuggets of comedy, including our hero leading a pair of rolls in a graceful soft-shoe.

Free admission. Tickets available at the admissions desk beginning at 1 PM.

Sunday, June 12, 2022
4 PM
Elizabeth Ferrell, associate professor of art history at Arcadia University and an alumna of UC Berkeley’s History of Art Department, introduces her new book, About The Rose: Creation and Community in Jay DeFeo’s Circle. A book signing will follow.

Included with admission

5:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
  • Performance
Sunday, June 12, 2022
5:30 PM
Jacques Becker,
France,
1952,
(116 mins)
A dazzling Simone Signoret is caught between a gangster tough and an honest carpenter in Becker’s “elegant masterwork” (Time Out) set in turn-of-the century Paris. With Pass the Gravy, a silent comedy short with Max Davidson.
  • Edith Kramer
    Introduction
    Edith Kramer was senior film curator and Pacific Film Archive director from 1983 until her retirement in 2005.
  • Bruce Loeb
    Live Music
    Bruce Loeb on piano for Pass the Gravy
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
7 PM

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

Splinter Reeds is the first quintet made up of only reed instruments on the West Coast, showcasing the artistry of five immensely talented Bay Area players: Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Bill Kalinkos (clarinet), Nicki Roman (saxophone), Jeff Anderle (bass clarinet), and Dana Jessen (bassoon). This performance includes new music by composers Laura Cetilia, Mario Godoy, and Paula Matthusen.

Seating for Full performances is limited

Included with admission

Series Full
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7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
7 PM
Márta Mészáros,
Hungary,
1973,
(81 mins)
A lower-class textile mill girl falls for a bourgeoise student in Mészáros’s biting examination of unequal social constructs—and the final freedom of smashing plates. 
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7 PM
Thursday, June 16, 2022
7 PM
Jean-Luc Godard,
France,
1962,
(85 mins)
In twelve tableaux, Vivre sa vie tells of Nana (Anna Karina) at the brief, flickering moment when she takes responsibility for her life. The ninth episode includes “perhaps the saddest ‘happy’ dance scene in cinema” (Ifan Davies).
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, June 17, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, June 17, 2022
7 PM
John Cassavetes,
United States,
1959,
(82 mins)

Restored 35mm Print

Time never caught up with Cassavetes’s first film; his tale of three Black Manhattanites is still inherently hip, mordantly funny, terribly sad, and very New York.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, June 18, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Saturday, June 18, 2022
7 PM
Márta Mészáros,
Hungary,
1975,
(87 mins)
Mészáros brought her documentary background to bear in this masterful parable about female self-actualization in 1970s Hungary, the winner of the Golden Bear at the 1975 Berlin Film Festival.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Sunday, June 19, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, June 19, 2022
3 PM
Artist Tammy Rae Carland speaks about her selections from BAMPFA’s collection and from her own oeuvre for the exhibition.
Included with admission
Sunday, June 19, 2022
5 PM
John Ford,
United States,
1946,
(103 mins)
In this tender Western, a dance between Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) and Clementine (Cathy Downs) “is the turning point of the movie, and marks the end of the Old West” (Roger Ebert).
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7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
7 PM
Emilio Fernández,
Mexico,
1946,
(99 mins)

Digital Restoration

This classic Fernández-Figueroa collaboration starring Pedro Armendáriz and María Félix marries the Mexican Revolution and The Taming of the Shrew.
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7 PM
Thursday, June 23, 2022
7 PM
Claire Denis,
France,
1999,
(93 mins)
In this story of French Legionnaires isolated in a blisteringly beautiful African setting, Denis creates “a fixed, timeless world of mysterious, balletic rites, rippled with simmering homoerotic tensions. . . . Prepare to be blown away” (Time Out).
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, June 24, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
Friday, June 24, 2022
7 PM
Márta Mészáros,
Hungary,
1976,
(94 mins)
A newly arrived factory worker and her foreman strike up a doomed relationship in Mészáros’s look at love—or the impossibility thereof—in a society with little room for affection. 
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, June 25, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • Performance
Saturday, June 25, 2022
7 PM
Ernst Lubitsch,
United States,
1924,
(73 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

Lubitsch’s long-unavailable Forbidden Paradise brims with comic touches, as officer Alexei saves the czarina from revolutionary conspirators and is rewarded with her love; it represents a crucial refinement toward the “Lubitsch touch.”
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Sunday, June 26, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
1 PM
Sunday, June 26, 2022
1 PM
Artist Travis Meinolf hosts a weaving gathering with ten simple looms prepared for use; together we will weave something big, or many smaller things, or perhaps some combination of bigger and smaller things.

Included with admission

Series Workshops
5 PM
Sunday, June 26, 2022
5 PM
Luchino Visconti,
France, Italy,
1957,
(101 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

Marcello Mastroianni stars in a romantic, sublimely artificial adaptation of the Dostoyevsky story about people drifting along crossing, doubling paths.
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Wednesday, June 29, 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, June 29, 2022
7 PM
Márta Mészáros,
Hungary,
1977,
(98 mins)
French star Marina Vlady (Two or Three Things I Know About Her) provides the calm to Lili Monori’s rage in this astonishing look at two women at different stages of their lives. 
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Thursday, June 30, 2022
7 PM
Sergei Paradjanov,
USSR,
1969,
(77 mins)

Digital Restoration

This magical work, rich in period music, reimagines Armenian history and culture through the life and writings of its greatest poet. “Watching [it] is like opening a door and walking into another dimension, where time has stopped and beauty has been unleashed” (Martin Scorsese).
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, July 1, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
Friday, July 1, 2022
7 PM
Edward Yang,
Taiwan,
1985,
(119 mins)

Digital Restoration

Pop star Tsai Chin and director Hou Hsiao-hsien star in Yang’s breakthrough work, a treatise on loves gone wrong, urban alienation, and sorrow within the bright lights of a mid-1980s Taipei caught between past and present.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, July 2, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
1 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Workshop
Saturday, July 2, 2022
1 PM
Join Art Lab teaching artist Micaela Martinez Saavedra and learn the process for making small cloth dolls with needle and thread.

This workshop is intended for ages 7 and older

Space is limited

Included with admission

Series Workshops
Saturday, July 2, 2022
7 PM
Ermanno Olmi,
Italy,
1978,
(186 mins)

Digital Restoration

Olmi won the Cannes Palme d’Or with this intimate epic of life, love, and work among three peasant families in turn-of-the-century Italy, “a fully articulated work of cinematic art” (Andrew Sarris).