Today's Film Programs
The PFA Theater is closed today.
Current Film Series
Love Is Colder Than Death: The Cinema of Rainer Werner Fassbinder|
October 4 - December 15
Seemingly overnight, Fassbinder (1945–1982) went from enfant terrible to the driving force behind the New German Cinema, and became one of the most influential artists of the postwar European scene. This major retrospective offers Bay Area filmgoers a chance to get to know—or reacquaint themselves with—the remarkable richness of Fassbinder’s career as a film director.
November 1 - December 14
This sidebar to our Fassbinder retrospective offers a taste of the director’s favorites, crammed full of all the fantastic things that make life worth living, ranging from the Hollywood melodramas and genre films that he adored to French masterpieces from Jean-Luc Godard and Robert Bresson.
The Resolution Starts Now: 4K Restorations from Sony Pictures|
December 1 - December 15
This nine-film series airs some of the complex issues raised by the ouster of analog while presenting laudable examples of recent digital restorations from Sony Pictures, including such classics as Lawrence of Arabia and Taxi Driver. Grover Crisp, senior vice president of asset management, film restoration and digital mastering at Sony, offers his insights about the state of digital preservation in a presentation on December 5.
Upcoming Film Series
Film 50: History of Cinema|
January 22 - May 7
A UC Berkeley course open to the public as space permits. Emily Carpenter is a lecturer in the Department of Film and Media at UC Berkeley.