Wed Apr 12 - Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
103 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94702

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not?  Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not?  These are the questions that are raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The exhibit explores objects from the collection that urge visitors to think critically about how perceptions of makers have varied in different times and different places.

Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Drew has been dubbed an "international tastemaker in contemporary art" on account of her Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art and her Instagram @museummammy; and as Social Media Manager at The Met, she has been pivotal in moving that venerated institution in directions both democratic and dialogical. Drew will discuss curation, social media, race, and institutions with Professor Stephen Best...
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Christopher Herold, Continuing Lecturer, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Director of Program, Summer Training Intensive, American Conservatory Theater, UC Berkeley

Nina Ball, Award-winning Set Designer, American Conservatory Theater, Aurora Theatre, Marin Theater Company, Shotgun Players


Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Christopher Herold and Nina Ball, director and designer for the fall 2017 TDPS production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, will explore upon their process and decisions in bringing this work of literature to the stage-- how they visualized Zimmerman’s fantastic world where the human and the divine collide and where actors perform in a large pool of water. Biography
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A rare visit by the Argentine filmmaker Claudio Caldini, whose Super 8 and regular 8mm films are “eternal, dematerialized, and transcendent” (Pablo Marin).
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wheeler Hall
A nonspeaking young man dreams of autistic civil rights. The documentary film Deej, with its insider view of autism, challenges us all to live inclusion. Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese ("Deej") found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a tect-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of...
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Stephens Hall
From French-Algerian visionary Merzak Allouache, Berlinale 2017 pick INVESTIGATING PARADISE is a manifold treatise in what it means to be "radicalized."
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
New York City, imposing and anonymous, serves as the visual counterpoint to Akerman’s reading of her own mother’s letters in this personal, gorgeously photographed film. With short La chambre.
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
BAMPFA celebrates Homecoming Weekend with this perennial favorite in which college president Groucho and the other Marx Brothers wreak havoc on higher education.
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and—with an impact that far outweighs his screen time—Marlon Brando anchor Coppola’s oft-imitated, never-improved mob epic, one of the defining films of seventies Hollywood.