Wed Feb 06 - Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first “computer-assisted poem-drawings” in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice. A buzzworthy hit at Sundance, where it won three awards, including...
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The Mel Novikoff Award, named for the pioneering San Francisco art and repertory film exhibitor, acknowledges an individual or institution whose work has enhanced the filmgoing public’s knowledge and appreciation of world cinema. This year’s Mel Novikoff Award program features an onstage interview with Anthony Wall, series editor and executive producer of the BBC series Arena, “one of the...
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
“Words have power,” says Toni Morrison, and she would know. With a warm gleam in her eye, Morrison recalls her life growing up and how she became an author, editor, and champion of new African American literary voices. Weaving archival footage and interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Robert Gottlieb, Hilton Als, and many more, The Pieces I Am places the affable and articulate Pulitzer-...
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
“Our democracy was founded on forgetting,” states filmmaker Petra Costa, an ever-present narrator guiding us through Brazil’s political history, one that has been rife with an incredible amount of controversy. Examining her native country’s democracy from when it began in 1985, focusing on Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff’s careers, Costa interweaves the personal and political to show...
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
David Brower Center
This year’s Earth Day celebration at The David Brower Center will include two sessions of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Information on the films, panel and tickets can be found at www.berkeleyearthday.org/film-fest. . “Land, Sea and Sky” Activist and Adventure Films Sunday, April 21, 3 -5 PM “Solutions to the Climate Crisis” Films and Panel Monday April 22, Earth Day 6:00-9:30 PM....
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:15 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Twenty-four-year-old Evelia cleans rooms at an upscale Mexico City hotel while taking advantage of its adult education program in her off hours. Though introverted and task-focused, she is drawn into the lives of several guests and coworkers, trading duties with Minitoy, an outgoing and ribald woman, and shyly flirting through the glass with a handsome window washer. Set entirely within the...
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Though rarely spoken of, the unseen contents of a plain white cargo van are at the center of Ognjen Glavonić’s tense and moving political drama about moral responsibility during times of war and conflict. Leon Lučev plays Vlada, a driver for hire for the Serbian government, transporting a vehicle from Kosovo to Belgrade. His journey takes him into unexpected territory, both physical and...
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A beach holiday turns into a wry romantic roundelay as an Argentinian couple and their kids are taken under the wing of a randy and vivacious Brazilian man who offers them his family’s home to rent. As the two different broods come to know one another, partaking of local karaoke, bodysurfing, and seaside walks, a variety of dalliances and separations arise. Deftly juggling characters of different...
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wheeler Hall
In 2006, during drilling operations by the Lapindo company in East Java, Indonesia, a mud volcano erupted from underground, rapidly submerging 16 villages and displacing 60,000 people. Shot over six years, this startling film looks at the disaster’s aftermath, and follows the local community as it confronts the drilling company and the Indonesian government.