Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Telling of a factory workers’ strike in czarist Russia in 1912 and its brutal suppression, Strike, in its brilliant mixture of agitprop techniques and comic-grotesque stylization, reveals the influence of the explosively rich Soviet theater in which Eisenstein was involved. In surprise associations—intercutting shots of the secret police with animals, or a massacre with an abattoir—Eisenstein is...
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Filmmaker Fred Kuwornu (18 IUS SOLIS) will be presenting his latest documentary, BLAXPLOITATION: 100 YEARS OF BLACKNESS IN ITALIAN CINEMA, which examines the contributions to Italian cinema made by African-American actors, such as Woody Strode and Fred Williamson, and African-Italian actors such as Zeudi Araya and Germano Gentile. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Fred...
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Filmmaker Fred Kuwornu (18 IUS SOLIS) will be presenting his latest documentary, BLAXPLOITATION: 100 YEARS OF BLACKNESS IN ITALIAN CINEMA, which examines the contributions to Italian cinema made by African-American actors, such as Woody Strode and Fred Williamson, and African-Italian actors such as Zeudi Araya and Germano Gentile. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Fred...
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A blistering sequel to Scenes from a Marriage, Bergman’s final work proved that his grasp of human foibles had only sharpened, not mellowed, with age. Still seething after all these years, ex-spouses Marianne and Johan (longtime collaborators Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson) are reunited when Marianne visits the surly old contrarian on his isolated estate. Slipping into the half-fond,...
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Nicholas Ray’s study of the vigilante mentality is here personified in one pent-up, brutalizing cop. Ray pegs the impulse toward vengeance, like that of forgiveness, as a personal moment, even when it belongs to the crowd. Robert Ryan’s Jim Wilson is a particular kind of big-city neurotic, tortured by his cheerless existence. On the streets, he is judge and jury: we are all guilty of being human....
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:00 PM
Sutardja Dai Hall
Join us for a screening of the a film East Side Sushi, followed by a Q&A with the Director Anthony Lucero and Chef Tomoharu Nakamura of Wako Japanese Restaurant. East Side Sushi introduces us to Juana, a working-class Latina single mother who strives to become a sushi chef. Years of working in the food industry have made Juana’s hands fast—very fast. She can...
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Since 1988 Jeanne C. Finley and John Muse have worked collaboratively on numerous experimental documentaries and installations. These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, at festivals and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Biennial, San Francisco International Film Festival,...
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:10 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Made to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution, October has taken on newsreel status: its famously excerptable scenes of the storming of the Winter Palace are said to be more spectacular and better attended than the actual event. But to see the film now is to re-experience the shock with which its experimentation was met on its initial release. (That release was held up while...
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dwinelle Hall
What is it to be Black in France? Black and French? Mariannes Noires follows seven French women of African and Caribbean descent. They are filmmakers, dancers, entrepreneurs and intellectuals whose Frenchness is rooted in a cultural space stretching from Metropolitan France to Africa and its mama diasporas.
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Emile de Antonio’s Academy Award–nominated In the Year of the Pig makes the case against US intervention in Vietnam using an incendiary montage style. The film “connects the bloody dots between politicians and business leaders, Western imperialists, and puppet governments, using a collage of rare archival footage from the French colonial period, film dispatches from the current conflict, and...