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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
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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
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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).
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11 AM–7 PM
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Sunday, July 3, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
5 PM
  • Film
Sunday, July 3, 2022
5 PM
Jacques Tati,
France, Italy,
1967,
(124 mins)
Tati’s vision of 1960s Paris is “perhaps the most madly modernistic work of anti-modernism in the history of cinema” (New Yorker). And for Tati, “The more the picture continues, the more the people dance” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).
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7 PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
7 PM
Márta Mészáros,
France, Hungary,
1980,
(105 mins)
In 1936 Budapest, with Nazism on the rise, the wealthy but sterile wife of a military officer asks her young Jewish friend (Isabelle Huppert) to bear her husband’s child. 
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4–7 PM
Thursday, July 7, 2022
4–7 PM
Delve deeper into the Study Center’s collections in this second showing of portraits of the noble, notable, and notorious.

Free on first Thursday of the month

Series Five Tables
Thursday, July 7, 2022
1:15 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
Thursday, July 7, 2022
7 PM
Charles Burnett,
United States,
1977,
(81 mins)

New 35mm BAMPFA Collection Print

A poetic evocation of working-class Watts, “a great—the greatest—cinematic tone poem of American urban life” (New York), Killer of Sheep’s “single most-recalled moment” is “the slow-dance scene between the . . . alienated Stan and his wife” (Adrian Martin). 
  • Ruth Gebreyesus
    Introduction
    Ruth Gebreyesus, a writer and producer based in the Bay Area, is currently cocurator of Black Life, a multidisciplinary art and film series at BAMPFA.
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Friday, July 8, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
Friday, July 8, 2022
7 PM
Kinuyo Tanaka,
Japan,
1953,
(98 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

Based on a popular novel by Fumio Niwa and set just after the end of the American occupation of Japan, Tanaka’s impressive directorial debut reveals the stigma suffered by women compelled to engage in transactional affairs through the eyes of the embittered male protagonist.
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11:30 AM
Saturday, July 9, 2022
11:30 AM

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

Artists can be inspired by works that feel like—but don’t look—like their own. Inspired by some of the paintings in The Artist’s Eye, use watercolors to explore sensations and variations in nature.

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

  • Kim Bennett
    Workshop led by
    Kim Bennett is an artist and teacher whose work ranges across disciplines and includes devotional botanical paintings, imaginary embroideries, and collaborations with kids, poets, and other artists.
Series Family Events
1 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, July 9, 2022
1 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
2 PM
  • Activity
  • Families
  • Free
  • In-Person
  • Reading
Saturday, July 9, 2022
2 PM

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

Young Ramona exasperates her older sister, Beezus, in more ways than she can count. Is there anyone in the world like Ramona?

Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under

  • Linda Artel
    Reading led by
    Linda Artel, former BAMPFA children’s film festival programmer
Series Family Events
Saturday, July 9, 2022
7 PM
Márta Mészáros,
Hungary,
1984,
(107 mins)
Mészáros folds national history, a coming-of-age tale, and the power of cinephilia into this look at a young orphan seeking truth amidst the lies, conspiracies, and shadows of postwar Hungary.
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11 AM–7 PM
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Sunday, July 10, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, July 10, 2022
7 PM
Heinosuke Gosho,
Japan,
1953,
(108 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

Set against the backdrop of Tokyo’s growing industrialization during the 1950s, Ken Uehara and Kinuyo Tanaka portray a tabi salesman and his wife, whose lives are disrupted by the arrival of an abandoned baby on their tenement doorstep.
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Wednesday, July 13, 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
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
7 PM
Barbara Loden,
United States,
1970,
(102 mins)

Digital Restoration

With her first and only feature film—a hard-luck drama she wrote, directed, and starred in—Loden turned in a groundbreaking work of American independent cinema, bringing to life a kind of character seldom seen on-screen.
7:30 PM
  • In-Person
  • Performance
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
7:30 PM

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

Composer and clarinetist Evan Ziporyn performs on solo and multitracked clarinet and bass clarinet, interpreting works by Donald Fagen, Philip Glass, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Jaco Pastorius, and others.

Seating for Full performances is limited

$14General Admission
$12Seniors / Students / Patrons with Disability
FREEBAMPFA Members / UCB Staff and Students / Youth
Series Full
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7 PM
  • Film
Thursday, July 14, 2022
7 PM
Béla Tarr,
Hungary,
1988,
(116 mins)

New 4K Restoration by Hungarian National Film Institute

Damnation, “a tale of erotic obsession,” is a brilliant calling card. “Its melancholy, hurdy-gurdy score, exaggerated sound design, ritual ensemble dances, inexorable camera moves suggest a dry run for Tarr’s. . . Satantango” (J. Hoberman). 
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Friday, July 15, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Friday, July 15, 2022
7 PM
Márta Mészáros,
Hungary,
1987,
(132 mins)
Mészáros’s second Diary installment follows teenage Juli, the director’s alter ego, as she leaves Hungary to become a filmmaker in Moscow and discovers that her vision of “reality” is different than Russia’s.
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11 AM–7 PM
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Saturday, July 16, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • Performance
Saturday, July 16, 2022
7 PM
Yasujiro Ozu,
Japan,
1933,
(100 mins)
In Ozu’s atmospheric American-style crime melodrama, Kinuyo Tanaka brings a wide range of moods and emotions to the role of a gangster’s moll trying to get herself and her lover/accomplice out of their murky world and into “a decent life.”
  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Sunday, July 17, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
1 PM
Sunday, July 17, 2022
1 PM
Join us in the BAMPFA Art Lab for an introduction to risograph printing. Visitors will watch a demonstration and have a chance to create their own print design.

Included with admission

Series Workshops
5 PM
Sunday, July 17, 2022
5 PM
Chantal Akerman,
Belgium, France,
1982,
(90 mins)
“Playing as a series of richly textured tableaux . . . featuring full-bodied embraces, phone calls punctuated by the longing of distance, breakups, recouplings and impromptu dances. . . . Akerman achieves an aura of singular intimacy” (Patrick Preziosi).
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Wednesday, July 20, 2022
7 PM
Márta Mészáros,
Hungary,
1990,
(116 mins)
The heartrending final installment of Mészáros’s semi-autobiographical Diary trilogy continues the journey of Juli, a young orphan, through the tumult of postwar Hungary.
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5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Thursday, July 21, 2022
5:30 PM-7:30 PM

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

Please join fellow Curator's Circle members for the reception for our newest exhibition, by Alison Knowles: A Retrospective (1960-2022), featuring a private tour with guest curator Karen Moss, artist Alison Knowles, and art historian Hannah B Higgins. 
Thursday, July 21, 2022
7 PM
Yasujiro Shimazu,
Japan,
1935,
(100 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

A high point of Kinuyo Tanaka’s early career was her haunting, restrained, delicately sensual portrayal of the blind koto teacher Okoto, who is worshiped by her male servant and disciple, Sasuke.
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Friday, July 22, 2022
12 PM
Stephanie Cannizzo, associate curator, and Christina Yang, chief curator, explore the world of Fluxkits—mini museums, as they have sometimes been called, that owe a debt to Marcel Duchamp’s Boite en valise, which contains miniature versions of his artworks.

Included with admission

2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Friday, July 22, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Friday, July 22, 2022
7 PM
Mario Soffici,
Argentina,
1939,
(85 mins)

Digital Restoration

This passionate tropical noir, set in plantation-era Misiones, Argentina, weaves a love triangle around the class struggles of the birth of contemporary Latin America and is widely acclaimed as one the greatest Argentine films. 
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11 AM–7 PM
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Saturday, July 23, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Saturday, July 23, 2022
1 PM
Karen Moss, curator of by Alison Knowles, and Fluxus scholar and Knowles’s daughter, Hannah Higgins, offer an immersive tour of the exhibition. The art historians highlight specific works and series, addressing the trajectory of Knowles’s art, from her earliest paintings and involvement with Fluxus in the 1960s to her large-scale intermedia projects and experiments across disciplines from the 1970s to the present.

Included with admssion

2:30 PM
Saturday, July 23, 2022
2:30 PM
Visitors are invited to bring an everyday red object to the museum to contribute to Alison Knowles’s participatory, interactive installation Celebration Red. Her original score Celebrate every red thing asks participants to choose a single red object and place it on a red grid on the floor.

Included with admission.

7 PM
Saturday, July 23, 2022
7 PM
Kenji Mizoguchi,
Japan,
1952,
(136 mins)
Distinguished by Kinuyo Tanaka’s iconic portrayal of a noblewoman’s harrowing fall from grace, The Life of Oharu was deemed by many critics to be among the greatest films of all time—even Mizoguchi himself considered it his masterpiece.
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11 AM–7 PM
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Sunday, July 24, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Sunday, July 24, 2022
7 PM
Max Ophuls,
France,
1950,
(97 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Love’s ceaseless roundabout, set in the Vienna of the waltz. “Ophuls displays dazzling technical virtuosity and cinematic elegance” (Chicago Reader).
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7 PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
7 PM
Nina Menkes,
United States,
1991,
(77 mins)

Digital Restoration

Shot with beautiful compositional rigor, Queen of Diamonds follows the life of Firdaus (Tinka Menkes), a blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas landscape that juxtaposes glittering casino lights and barren desert landscapes. 
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7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, July 28, 2022
7 PM
Kinuyo Tanaka,
Japan,
1955,
(102 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

When a childhood acquaintance arrives in the picturesque town of Nara to set up a telecommunications hub, the youngest of three sisters begins a relentless matchmaking campaign to bring him together with her disinterested sibling.
  • Lili Hinstin
    Introduction
    Lili Hinstin, an artistic director and programmer, helmed Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival from 2013 to 2018 and the Locarno Film Festival from 2018 to 2020.
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Friday, July 29, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Friday, July 29, 2022
7 PM
Samuel Fuller,
United States,
1953,
(80 mins)

Archival 35mm Print

Fuller managed to irk Herbert Hoover and leftist critics by depicting honest crooks caught between the cops and a Communist plot. 
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
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Saturday, July 30, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, July 30, 2022
7 PM
Kinuyo Tanaka,
Japan,
1955,
(106 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

The Saturday, July 30 screening features an introduction by Lili Hinstin.

In this uncompromising account of a woman’s struggle for self-realization, Tanaka depicts the progress of poet Fumiko Nakajo from resigned submission to intellectual self-assurance, sexual fulfilment, and professional success as she battles breast cancer.
  • Lili Hinstin
    Introduction, July 30
    Lili Hinstin, an artistic director and programmer, helmed Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival from 2013 to 2018 and the Locarno Film Festival from 2018 to 2020.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Sunday, July 31, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
1 PM
Sunday, July 31, 2022
1 PM
Join local artist and educator Jenny Rosenberg to make cyanotype postcards.

Included with admission

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, July 31, 2022
7 PM
Kinuyo Tanaka,
Japan,
1961,
(93 mins)

4K Digital Restoration

The Sunday, July 31 screening features an introduction by Lili Hinstin.

Focused on the efforts of one young woman to build a new life in the wake of Japan’s 1956 Prostitution Prevention Law, Girls of the Night offers a sharp critique of the mistreatment of sex workers in postwar occupied Japan.
  • Lili Hinstin
    Introduction, July 31
    Lili Hinstin, an artistic director and programmer, helmed Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival from 2013 to 2018 and the Locarno Film Festival from 2018 to 2020.
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7 PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
7 PM
Samuel Fuller,
United States,
1951,
(85 mins)

Archival 35mm Print

Disdain for war creeps into every characterization of Fuller’s grim film about an American patrol lost in the woods of North Korea, which the Pentagon called “vicious [and] full of perversions.”
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4—7 PM
Thursday, August 4, 2022
4—7 PM

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

 

No binoculars required. Bird-watching has never been easier than a hike to the lower-level Study Center.

Free on first Thursday of the month

Series Five Tables
Thursday, August 4, 2022
7 PM
Charles Chaplin,
United States,
1925,
(88 mins)

The reedited 1942 version of The Gold Rush will be shown for free on Sunday, June 12, in the Barbro Osher Theater.

A hapless prospector tries his luck in the frozen north in a film that glitters with some of Charlie Chaplin’s most memorable nuggets of comedy, including a pair of dancing rolls.
At Outdoor Screen

Free on the outdoor screen

Thursday, August 4, 2022
7:30 PM
James Blue,
France,
1962,
(81 mins)

Digital Restoration

Blue tells a powerful story of common people living and struggling in their daily lives, while providing a valuable testimony to the complexity of the Algerian struggle for independence. “A neorealist take on the Algerian War made with nonprofessional actors is newly restored and still resonates today” (J. Hoberman, New York Times).
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2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, August 5, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, August 5, 2022
7 PM
Samuel Fuller,
United States,
1952,
A history in miniature of the emergence of modern journalism and a combined portrait of Joseph Pulitzer and other great newspaper editors of the period, Park Row was, for Fuller, “the story of my heart,” a love letter to the popular press. 
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, August 6, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Saturday, August 6, 2022
7 PM
Mikio Naruse,
Japan,
1956,
(116 mins)

Imported 35mm Print

A trio of Japan’s finest actresses—Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, and Hideko Takamine—is featured in this revealing picture of traditional geishas facing the decline of their way of life and the specter of prostitution in the mid-1950s.