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    Friday, June 7, 2024
    7:00 PM
    (96 mins)
    The portrait of Lightnin’ Hopkins came to define Les Blank’s documentary style. With Thailand Moment, filmed and edited in 1967 but only completed posthumously, and the pulsing Cajun rhythms of Hot Pepper.
    In Conversation
    • Skip Gerson
    • Maureen Gosling
    • Harrod Blank
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    4:00 PM
    Saturday, June 8, 2024
    4:00 PM
    Hayao Miyazaki,
    Japan,
    1997,
    (134 mins)

    Original Japanese version
    MPA Rating: PG-13

    In a long-ago Japan, a war is raging for the future of Earth, one that sets the animal kingdom against humanity, nature against pollution, and harmony against chaos. An epic cinematic experience.
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    Saturday, June 8, 2024
    7:00 PM
    (94 mins)
    Discover the distinct musical styles and authentic modes of living of Texan bluesman Mance Lipscomb and the Louisiana Cajun community in these early classics by Les Blank and Skip Gerson, A Well Spent Life and Spend It All. Preceded by a 2014 interview with Chris Strachwitz.
    In Conversation
    • Skip Gerson
    • Maureen Gosling
    • Harrod Blank
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    Sunday, June 9, 2024
    4:30 PM
    Hayao Miyazaki,
    Japan,
    1979,
    (100 mins)

    Original Japanese version

    Hayao Miyazaki’s first feature film, based on a popular adventure serial, finds Lupin, a gentleman thief, trying to expose a counterfeiting plot, avoid Interpol, and rescue a damsel in distress.
    7:00 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, June 9, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Andrei Tarkovsky,
    Italy, USSR,
    1983,
    (125 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    Andrei Tarkovsky’s breathtaking journey through the ruined but magical spaces of Tuscany follows a Russian man who feels the longing for home, closure, and the absolute that the film’s title describes. “Not so much a movie as a place to inhabit for two hours” (J. Hoberman).
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    7:00 PM
    • Audio Description
    • Closed Captioned
    • Film
    Wednesday, June 12, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Jonathan Glazer,
    Poland, United Kingdom, United States,
    2023,
    (105 mins)

    Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival and Academy Awards for Best International Feature and Best Sound

    Audio Description
    Closed Captioned 

    Loosely inspired by the 2014 novel of the same name by Martin Amis, Jonathan Glazer has created a singular, unsettlingly timeless representation of inhumanity and our capacity for indifference in the face of atrocity.
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    7:00 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Thursday, June 13, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Julie Dash,
    United States,
    1991,
    (113 mins)
    A film experienced in sequences, from the perspective of several generations of women, including an unborn daughter, Daughters of the Dust creates a fabric of universal themes: the conflicts between personal and collective history, and between spiritual and industrial life.
    • Nadia Ellis
      Introduction
      Nadia Ellis, an Associate Professor in the Department of English at UC Berkeley, specializes in Black diasporic, Caribbean, and postcolonial literatures and cultures.
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    7:00 PM
    Friday, June 14, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Billy Wilder,
    United States,
    1944,
    (106 mins)

    35mm Archival Print

    Barbara Stanwyck’s peroxide blond is the archetype of the noir femme fatale in Billy Wilder’s gleefully cynical tale of murder and insurance fraud, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Stanwyck for Best Actress. 
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    ICS
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    Saturday, June 15, 2024
    1:30 PM
    A screening of films by Akea Brionne and Jamea Richmond-Edwards, two of the artists featured in A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration, followed by a conversation with both artists and Senior Curator Anthony Graham.

    Included with gallery admission

    4:00 PM
    Saturday, June 15, 2024
    4:00 PM
    Hayao Miyazaki,
    Japan,
    2001,
    (125 mins)

    Original Japanese version

    In this celebrated Hayao Miyazaki fantasy, ten-year-old Chihiro and her parents stumble upon an abandoned theme park that turns out to be a true magic kingdom. Joe Hisaishi’s exquisite score enhances a cinematic feast. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
    7:00 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Saturday, June 15, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Les Blank, Maureen Gosling,
    United States,
    1974/2015,
    (102 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    This seminal film, a portrait of Leon Russell and his world, was considered by Les Blank to be one of his major accomplishments. With Out in the Woods, Maureen Gosling’s film diary of that project and time.
    In Conversation
    • Maureen Gosling
    • Harrod Blank
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    3:30 PM–6:30 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Sunday, June 16, 2024
    3:30 PM–6:30 PM
    Orson Welles,
    United States,
    1948,
    (86 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, and a deadly hall of mirrors feature in Welles’s brilliant take on the crime thriller. “Complex, courageous, and utterly compelling” (Time Out).
    • David Thomson
      Lecture
      Film critic and historian David Thomson will give a fifty-minute lecture on the nature of the film noir genre prior to the film and then lead a post-screening discussion with the audience.
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    ICS
    7:00 PM
    • Audio Description
    • Closed Captioned
    • Film
    Sunday, June 16, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Jonathan Glazer,
    Poland, United Kingdom, United States,
    2023,
    (105 mins)

    Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival and Academy Awards for Best International Feature and Best Sound

    Audio Description
    Closed Captioned 

    Loosely inspired by the 2014 novel of the same name by Martin Amis, Jonathan Glazer has created a singular, unsettlingly timeless representation of inhumanity and our capacity for indifference in the face of atrocity.
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    Wednesday, June 19, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Raven Jackson,
    United States,
    2023,
    (92 mins)
    A lyrical exploration across a woman’s life in Mississippi, the feature debut from award-winning poet, photographer, and filmmaker Raven Jackson is a richly layered portrait. One of the film’s producers is Barry Jenkins.
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    7:00 PM–10:00 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Thursday, June 20, 2024
    7:00 PM–10:00 PM
    Nicholas Ray,
    United States,
    1950,
    (94 mins)
    Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame forge a fragile romance in Hollywood. “Never were despair and solitude so romantically alluring” (Time Out).
    • David Thomson
      Introduction and Post-Screening Discussion
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    7:00 PM
    Friday, June 21, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan,
    France, Germany, Turkey,
    2023,
    (198 mins)
    Nestled away in the wintry East Anatolia region of Turkey, public-school art teacher Samet (Deniz Celiloğlu) yearns to leave the sleepy village for cosmopolitan Istanbul.
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    Saturday, June 22, 2024
    7:00 PM
    (73 mins)
    The people interviewed in Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers are beautiful, natural, and full of zest for life. With Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, the result of Herzog’s lost bet with Errol Morris.
    In Conversation
    • Maureen Gosling
    • Gary Meyer
      Gary Meyer cofounded Landmark Theatres, starting with Berkeley’s UC Theater. He publishes EatDrinkFilms.com.
    • L. John Harris
      L. John Harris is an artist, writer, and garlic enthusiast based in Berkeley.
    • Alice Waters
      Alice Waters is a celebrated chef, restaurateur, author, and owner of Chez Panisse.
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    3:00 PM
    Sunday, June 23, 2024
    3:00 PM
    Hayao Miyazaki,
    Japan,
    1986,
    (124 mins)

    Original Japanese version

    Two children become caught up in a race against both good-natured aerial pirates and ruthless government agents to claim the secrets of the castle in the sky in this tale inspired by Jules Verne and Gulliver’s Travels.
    6:00 PM–9:00 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Sunday, June 23, 2024
    6:00 PM–9:00 PM
    Jacques Tourneur,
    United States,
    1947,
    (97 mins)

    35mm Archival Print

    Jacques Tourneur infuses Out of the Past with all the edginess we demand of noir and bookends it with pastoral imagery and grace. “A lasting joy” (David Thomson).
    • David Thomson
      Introduction and Post-Screening Discussion
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    7:00 PM
    Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Maureen Gosling,
    United States,
    2023,
    (107 mins)
    For decades Barbara Dane lent her stellar singing voice to social-justice movements in the Bay Area and beyond, garnering an impressive FBI file along the way. “A true unsung hero of American music” (Boston Globe).
    In Person
    • Maureen Gosling
    • Jed Riffe
      Jed Riffe is the producer of The 9 Lives of Barbara Dane.
    • Nina Menéndez
      Nina Menéndez is an executive producer of The 9 Lives of Barbara Dane.
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    7:00 PM
    Thursday, June 27, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Robert Siodmak,
    United States,
    1944,
    (87 mins)
    Robert Siodmak swathes a Cornell Woolrich mystery in Expressionist shadow. Phantom Lady is Siodmak’s masterpiece.
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    7:00 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Friday, June 28, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz, Maureen Gosling,
    United States,
    1989,
    (115 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    “Les Blank was fascinated by the rural and small-town culture of southern Louisiana, making several documentaries throughout the 1970s and ’80s. The crowning achievement was I Went to the Dance” (G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle). With Yum, Yum, Yum!
    • Maureen Gosling
      In Person
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    4:30 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, June 29, 2024
    4:30 PM
    Hayao Miyazaki,
    Japan,
    2008,
    (103 mins)

    Original Japanese version

    In this ecstatic fairy tale inspired by The Little Mermaid, a five-year-old boy finds a goldfish that transforms into a little girl, the irrepressible Ponyo.
    7:00 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, June 29, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Andrei Tarkovsky,
    Italy, USSR,
    1983,
    (125 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    Andrei Tarkovsky’s breathtaking journey through the ruined but magical spaces of Tuscany follows a Russian man who feels the longing for home, closure, and the absolute that the film’s title describes. “Not so much a movie as a place to inhabit for two hours” (J. Hoberman).
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    5:00 PM
    Sunday, June 30, 2024
    5:00 PM
    Michael Curtiz,
    United States,
    1945,
    (111 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    Joan Crawford won an Academy Award for her driven performance in this noir melodrama that exposed the nightmare side of upward mobility and domestic virtue.
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    Wednesday, July 3, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan,
    France, Germany, Turkey,
    2023,
    (198 mins)
    Nestled away in the wintry East Anatolia region of Turkey, public-school art teacher Samet (Deniz Celiloğlu) yearns to leave the sleepy village for cosmopolitan Istanbul.
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    4:00 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Thursday, July 4, 2024
    4:00 PM
    Les Blank,
    United States,
    1978,
    (115 mins)
    Immerse yourself in the festivities of America’s most festive city, New Orleans. Preceded and followed by portraits of jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and Afro-Cuban drummer Francisco Aguabella.
    In Conversation
    • Maureen Gosling
    • Chris Simon
      Chris Simon is a documentary filmmaker who spent seventeen years producing the films of Les Blank.
    • John Santos
      John Santos is a multi-Grammy-nominated percussionist, prolific Afro-Latin band leader, composer, teacher, writer, and producer who has worked with acknowledged masters like Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, T
    • Harrod Blank
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    7:00 PM
    Friday, July 5, 2024
    7:00 PM
    Robert Siodmak,
    United States,
    1946,
    (103 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    This blood-pulsing noir is based on a story by Ernest Hemingway and costars Ava Gardner and Edmond O’Brien. “Burt Lancaster is the center of the story—a hero going numb with sadness, just like Hemingway’s forlorn Swede” (David Thomson).
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    5:00 PM
    Saturday, July 6, 2024
    5:00 PM
    Hayao Miyazaki,
    Japan,
    1992,
    (93 mins)

    Original Japanese version

    A (literally) pig-headed pilot hunts air pirates over the late 1920s Adriatic Sea in this wartime adventure. “As beautifully drawn and colored as anything [Hayao Miyazaki]’s done” (Mike Hale, New York Times).
    7:00 PM
    Saturday, July 6, 2024
    7:00 PM
    George Marshall,
    United States,
    1946,
    (100 mins)
    A masterpiece of the genre, full of atmosphere, this complex tale of blackmail and murder is based on a Raymond Chandler script and stars Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.