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.

Fri Aug 18 - Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí (1852–1926) designed some of the world’s most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara (Woman in the Dunes) constructed some of the most aesthetically audacious films ever made. Here their artistry melds in a unique, enthralling cinematic experience, with a haunting score by Toru Takemitsu. Less a documentary than a visual poem, Antonio Gaudí takes viewers on a tour of spectacular architecture, including Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona.

Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Relating the life of Emily Dickinson, Davies imbues the simple structure of the biopic with the elliptical intensity of poetry. Cynthia Nixon conveys ferocious intelligence and unexpected warmth in her portrayal of the quietly radical poet, who moves through a life of attachments, losses, and private striving, toward an urgent confrontation with eternity—all while embedded deep within her family...
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
We present The New Babylon with Dmitri Shostakovich’s original symphonic score for the silent film. Originally banned for its excess and aestheticism, this energetic avant-garde extravaganza represents a culmination of the experimental Factory of the Eccentric Actor (FEKS), founded by directors Kozintsev and Trauberg. Set in the 1871 Paris Commune and centered around a posh department store...
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Kurosawa’s adaptation of an American detective novel is both a superb, suspenseful thriller, and a Dostoyevskian metaphysical probe into the ambiguities of guilt and innocence. In one of his finest performances, Toshiro Mifune portrays a wealthy executive who must pay ransom for the release of his chauffeur’s son when the boy is mistaken for his son by a kidnapper. Kurosawa creates a constant,...
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A lyrical cinepoem about Davies’s hometown of Liverpool from 1945 to 1973, Of Time and the City taps many of the themes from his earlier narrative films—Catholicism, homosexuality, violence, death, loss, childhood, and the glory of cinema. Davies narrates the film; his reflections and emotive delivery are laced with candor and irony and mixed with favorite lines by other writers and poets. The...
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:40 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Come along for a relaxing evening in the park to watch a movie under the stars! Meet new friends, hang out with old ones, or just come for the movie (who doesn't love Zootopia?). You can either meet us at the James Kenney Community Center at 8:15 PM, or meet us on campus outside of the MLK student union at 7:40 PM to travel to the park together. Just bring yourselves, warm clothing, and a...
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:40 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Almodóvar won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for this 2002 film, a detour for the director in its focus on masculine rather than feminine friendships and its restrained, earnest approach to such bonds. Javier Cámara and Darío Grandinetti star as two men who meet first at a dance performance by Pina Bausch, then in a hospital where each is caring for a woman in a coma. A friendship...
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
“The music of the years gone by”: with Nat “King” Cole singing “Stardust” while the camera slowly moves past tattered movie posters and down a dim studio street, Davies ushers us gently, lovingly into another world. This is a land of music and shadows and light, also known as 1956 Liverpool, where an eleven-year-old boy gazes through windows and dreams of pictures. The Long Day Closes maps some...
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Gael García Bernal stars in Almodóvar’s intricate hybrid of film noir, melodrama, autobiography, and Catholic Church exposé, “which continues Almodóvar’s excavation of the deepest emotions that dwell within established film genres” (New York Times). Merging separate timelines and stories along with sexual identities, Bad Education tracks back from a Madrid scriptwriter’s reunion with a former...