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    12:15 PM
    Wednesday, November 30
    12:15 PM
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservations necessary
    Series Guided Tours
    Wednesday, November 30
    7 PM
    Ron Rice,
    United States,
    1961,
    (58 mins)
    Introduced by Justin Desmangles.Warhol sensation Taylor Mead, “the first underground movie star” (J. Hoberman), flits through a Beat-era San Francisco of smoky North Beach cafes and dreamy poets in Rice’s legendary counterculture film. “The purest expression of the Beat sensibility in cinema” (P. Adams Sitney).  
    At BAMPFA
    • Justin Desmangles
      Introduction
      Poet and radio producer Justin Desmangles is collaborating on an opera on poet Bob Kaufman’s life; he contributed an essay to Black Hollywood Unchained (2015), edited by Ishmael Reed. 
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    1 PM
    Thursday, December 1
    1 PM
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservations necessary
    Series Guided Tours
    4-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, December 1
    4-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Thursday, December 1
    7 PM
    Ryan Coogler,
    United States,
    2013,
    (85 mins)
    Introduced by Aya de Leon.The real-life killing of Oscar Grant by a police officer at an Oakland BART station provides the backstory of this moving look at the last twenty-four hours of Grant’s life. Michael B. Jordan stars in this “acutely political work” (Sight & Sound). 
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    • Aya de Leon
      Introduction
      WE REGRET THAT AYA DE LEON IS UNABLE TO INTRODUCE TONIGHT'S SCREENING.Director of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, Leon teaches poetry, spoken word, and hip hop at UC Berkeley; she is the author o
    All Day
    Thursday, December 1
    All Day
    Galleries free all day.
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    Admission free
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    12:15 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    • Educators & Researchers
    Friday, December 2
    12:15 PM

     

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; limited seating
    Educators & Researchers
    4-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, December 2
    4-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6:30 PM
    • Film
    Friday, December 2
    6:30 PM
    Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger,
    United Kingdom,
    1940,
    (92 mins)

    Imported Print

    A Danish sailor (Conrad Veidt) is on the trail of illegal contraband (and Valerie Hobson) in this wartime thriller, tinged with both the whimsical and the nightmarish. “Playful and provocative” (Ian Christie).
    At BAMPFA
    8:30 PM
    • Film
    Friday, December 2
    8:30 PM
    Jayro Bustamante,
    France, Guatemala,
    2015,
    (91 mins)

    Winner, Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival, 2015

    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, December 3
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Saturday, December 3
    3:30
    Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell,
    United Kingdom,
    1947,
    (90 mins)

    Recommended for ages 12 & up

    Powell and Pressburger’s most romantic, lyrical film sets a love affair against the vast beauty of Scotland’s Hebrides islands. “One of the finest of all screen romances” (Village Voice).
    At BAMPFA
    5:30 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, December 3
    5:30 PM
    Michelangelo Antonioni,
    France, Italy,
    1961,
    (122 mins)

    East Bay Premiere: New 4K Digital Restoration

    At BAMPFA
    8 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, December 3
    8 PM
    Pier Paolo Pasolini,
    Italy,
    1962,
    (110 mins)
    Pasolini captured Magnani “like a found object” (Village Voice) in her role as a spirited prostitute; her downtrodden exuberance embodies Rome itself.
    At BAMPFA
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    1 PM
    Sunday, December 4
    1 PM
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservations necessary
    Series Guided Tours
    11 AM-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, December 4
    11 AM-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    2 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, December 4
    2 PM
    Jayro Bustamante,
    France, Guatemala,
    2015,
    (91 mins)

    Winner, Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival, 2015

    At BAMPFA
    4 PM
    Sunday, December 4
    4 PM
    Jean Renoir,
    France, Italy, United Kingdom,
    1952,
    (103 mins)
    Renoir’s graceful comedy revolves around Magnani as the star of a commedia dell’arte troupe in eighteenth-century Peru. François Truffaut called it “the noblest and most refined film ever made.”
    At BAMPFA
    6:30 PM
    Sunday, December 4
    6:30 PM
    Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger,
    United Kingdom,
    1941,
    (106 mins)

    Imported Print

    A band of stranded Nazi sailors make their way across Canada in this wartime propaganda feature, which earned Pressburger an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Laurence Olivier and Leslie Howard star.
    At BAMPFA
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    12:15 PM
    Wednesday, December 7
    12:15 PM
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservations necessary
    Series Guided Tours
    7 PM
    Wednesday, December 7
    7 PM
    Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell,
    United Kingdom,
    1944,
    (124 mins)

    Imported Print

    Three modern pilgrims almost accidentally retrace the ancient pilgrim’s path to Canterbury in an idyllic wartime ramble, one of Powell and Pressburger’s most personal films. “One of the richest and strangest treasures in British cinema” (David Thompson).
    At BAMPFA
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    4-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, December 8
    4-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Thursday, December 8
    7 PM
    Theodore J. Flicker,
    United States,
    1967,
    (104 mins)

    Archival Print

    Introduced by Daniel Clowes.James Coburn is a psychoanalyst who becomes as paranoid as his patient—the President—in this sixties headtrip through hippies, squares, and general nutters.
    At BAMPFA
    • Daniel Clowes
      Introduction
      Daniel Clowes is a graphic novelist (Ghost World, Wilson, David Boring), Academy Award–nominated screenwriter, and frequent cover artist for the New Yorker; his latest book is Patience, and a movie ad
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    12:15 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    • Educators & Researchers
    Friday, December 9
    12:15 PM
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; limited seating
    Educators & Researchers
    4 PM
    • Film
    Friday, December 9
    4 PM
    Jayro Bustamante,
    France, Guatemala,
    2015,
    (91 mins)

    Winner, Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival, 2015

    At BAMPFA
    4-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, December 9
    4-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, December 9
    6 PM

    Programmed by Ava Koohbor

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Series Readings
    7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    • Cal Students
    Friday, December 9
    7 PM
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Cal Students
    Series Workshops
    7 PM
    Friday, December 9
    7 PM
    Krzysztof Kiéslowski,
    France,
    1993,
    (100 mins)
    After a tragic loss, a young woman (Juliette Binoche) seeks to liberate herself from all connections in the first installment (“Liberty”) of Kieślowski’s trilogy based on the symbolic colors of the French flag.
    At BAMPFA
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    1 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    • Cal Students | Educators & Researchers
    Saturday, December 10
    1 PM

    Copresented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Cal Students | Educators & Researchers
    11:30 AM-1 PM
    Saturday, December 10
    11:30 AM-1 PM

    Ages 6 to 12 plus one accompanying adult 

    Make horizontal paper scrolls stamped with stenciled silhouettes of boats seen on San Francisco Bay with artist Marcela Florez. 
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admissions; admission free for kids aged 6 to 12 plus one accompanying adult
    Families
    • Marcela Florez
      With artist Marcela Florez
      Marcela Florez is an artist and art educator from Bogotá, Colombia. She loves painting and creating collaborative art projects with young artists.
    Series Family Fare
    1-2:30 PM
    Saturday, December 10
    1-2:30 PM

    Ages 6 to 12 plus one accompanying adult 

    Make horizontal paper scrolls stamped with stenciled silhouettes of boats seen on San Francisco Bay with artist Marcela Florez. 
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admissions; admission free for kids aged 6 to 12 plus one accompanying adult
    Families
    • Marcela Florez
      With artist Marcela Florez
      Marcela Florez is an artist and art educator from Bogotá, Colombia. She loves painting and creating collaborative art projects with young artists.
    Series Family Fare
    Saturday, December 10
    3 PM

    Ages 8 and up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; admission free for children plus one accompanying adult
    Families
    • K. C. Bull
      Reading Led by K. C. Bull
      Art teacher at Malcolm X and Thousand Oaks Elementary Schools, Berkeley
    3-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, December 10
    3-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Saturday, December 10
    3:30 PM
    Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell,
    United Kingdom,
    1946,
    (104 mins)

    Archival Print

    World War II fighter pilot David Niven is caught between a black-and-white heaven and a glorious Technicolor earth in this odd and compelling hybrid of romantic fantasy and wartime propaganda.
    At BAMPFA
    Saturday, December 10
    6 PM
    Louis Malle,
    France,
    1958,
    (91 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    At BAMPFA
    8 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, December 10
    8 PM
    Michelangelo Antonioni,
    France, Italy,
    1961,
    (122 mins)

    East Bay Premiere: New 4K Digital Restoration

    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, December 11
    11 AM-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Sunday, December 11
    3 PM
    Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell,
    United Kingdom,
    1943,
    (163 mins)
    A career officer and lifetime bumbler recounts his adventures in this mocking send-up of the military upper crust. “The greatest English film ever made” (New Yorker). “Disgraceful” (Winston Churchill).
    At BAMPFA
    Sunday, December 11
    7 PM
    Krzysztof Kiéslowski,
    France, Poland,
    1993,
    (92 mins)
    Kieślowski returned to his native Poland for this earthy, very Eastern European comedy involving a beaten-down Pole who aims for “equality” and plots revenge against his beautiful French ex-wife (Julie Delpy).
    At BAMPFA
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    7 PM
    • Film
    Tuesday, December 13
    7 PM
    Jayro Bustamante,
    France, Guatemala,
    2015,
    (91 mins)

    Winner, Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival, 2015

    At BAMPFA
    7 PM
    • In-Person
    Tuesday, December 13
    7 PM

    Programmed by Shinichi Iova-Koga

    With performance artist Dohee Lee, Congolese choreographer Byb Chanel Bibene, and taiko drummer Jimi Nakagawa. 
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Series Full
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    7 PM
    Wednesday, December 14
    7 PM
    Krzysztof Kiéslowski,
    France, Poland, Switzerland,
    1994,
    (99 mins)
    A chance encounter brings together two solitary individuals—a model (Irène Jacob) and a retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant)—in Kieślowski’s meditation on the need for “fraternity.”
    At BAMPFA
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    4-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, December 15
    4-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    Thursday, December 15
    7 PM
    Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell,
    United Kingdom,
    1950,
    (111 mins)

    Restored Print

    Jennifer Jones stars as a beautiful and free mountain lass caught between a kindly parson and a leering squire in a masterpiece of Technicolor splendor, based on a Victorian-era potboiler. “Visually spellbinding” (Time Out).
    At BAMPFA
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    4-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, December 16
    4-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6 PM
    Friday, December 16
    6 PM
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission. Space for this event is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Series Workshops
    Friday, December 16
    6:30 PM
    Friday, December 16
    8:30 PM
    Louis Malle,
    France,
    1958,
    (91 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, December 17
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    3:30 PM
    Saturday, December 17
    3:30 PM
    Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell,
    United Kingdom,
    1947,
    (100 mins)

    Imported Print

    This tale of nuns in a remote Himalayan convent reaches delirious heights of psychosexual melodrama, thanks in large part to Jack Cardiff’s Oscar-winning cinematography.
    At BAMPFA
    6 PM
    Saturday, December 17
    6 PM
    Krzysztof Kiéslowski,
    France,
    1993,
    (100 mins)
    After a tragic loss, a young woman (Juliette Binoche) seeks to liberate herself from all connections in the first installment (“Liberty”) of Kieślowski’s trilogy based on the symbolic colors of the French flag.
    At BAMPFA
    8:15 PM
    Saturday, December 17
    8:15 PM
    Krzysztof Kiéslowski,
    France, Poland,
    1993,
    (92 mins)
    Kieślowski returned to his native Poland for this earthy, very Eastern European comedy involving a beaten-down Pole who aims for “equality” and plots revenge against his beautiful French ex-wife (Julie Delpy).
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, December 18
    11 AM-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Sunday, December 18
    2:30 PM
    4:30 PM
    Sunday, December 18
    4:30 PM
    Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell,
    United Kingdom,
    1948,
    (108 mins)

    Imported Print

    An embittered World War II bomb-disposal expert is tapped to conquer a sinister new German booby trap in a claustrophobic, expressionist film noir that includes “Powell’s most erotically eloquent lovers” (David Thomson).
    At BAMPFA
    7 PM
    Sunday, December 18
    7 PM
    Krzysztof Kiéslowski,
    France, Poland, Switzerland,
    1994,
    (99 mins)
    A chance encounter brings together two solitary individuals—a model (Irène Jacob) and a retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant)—in Kieślowski’s meditation on the need for “fraternity.”
    At BAMPFA
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    Wednesday, December 21
    4 PM
    Wednesday, December 21
    7 PM
    Louis Malle,
    France,
    1958,
    (91 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    At BAMPFA
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    Thursday, December 22
    4 PM
    4-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, December 22
    4-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    • Film
    Thursday, December 22
    7 PM
    Michelangelo Antonioni,
    France, Italy,
    1961,
    (122 mins)

    East Bay Premiere: New 4K Digital Restoration

    At BAMPFA
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    4-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, December 23
    4-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, December 23
    7 PM
    Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger,
    United Kingdom,
    1951,
    (133 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    At BAMPFA
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    Wednesday, December 28
    1 PM
    Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell,
    United Kingdom,
    1948,
    (133 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    Recommended for ages 10 & up

    Ballerina Moira Shearer must choose between love and art in this ravishing melodrama. “No flatscreen TV will ever do it justice—see it in the theater” (New York).
    At BAMPFA
    3:45 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Wednesday, December 28
    3:45 PM
    Alexander Korda,
    France,
    1931,
    (120 mins)

    New Digital Restoration

    Introduced by Alice WatersThe first installment in the beloved Fanny Trilogy introduces César, boisterous proprietor of a Marseilles bar; his son Marius; and Fanny. “These films display such old-fashioned virtues as truth to life and boundless humanity” (Time Out). 
    At BAMPFA
    • Alice Waters
      Introduction
      Chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse
    7 PM
    Wednesday, December 28
    7 PM
    Satyajit Ray,
    India,
    1955,
    (125 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    The first film in the Apu Trilogy. Ravi Shankar provided the score for Ray’s debut film, the tale of a young boy in an impoverished Bengal village. The film won a special prize at Cannes: Best Human Document.
    At BAMPFA
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    3:45 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Thursday, December 29
    3:45 PM
    Marc Allégret,
    France,
    1932,
    (127 mins)

    New Digital Restoration

    Introduced by Alice WatersThe continuation of the trilogy is Fanny’s tragedy but César’s story: he is played by the incomparable Raimu.
    At BAMPFA
    • Alice Waters
      Introduction
      Chef, author, and proprietor of Chez Panisse
    4-7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, December 29
    4-7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Thursday, December 29
    7 PM
    Satyajit Ray,
    India,
    1956,
    (106 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    The second film in the Apu Trilogy follows Apu’s family as they travel to the holy city of Benares along the banks of the Ganges. “Graceful, insightful, and moving” (S.F. Chronicle). November 13 screening introduced by filmmaker Robert Beavers.
    At BAMPFA
    • Robert Beavers
      Introduction
      Filmmaker Robert Beavers introduces the November 13 screening 
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    Friday, December 30
    1 PM
    Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell,
    United Kingdom,
    1955,
    (101 mins)

    Imported Print 

    At BAMPFA
    3:45 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Friday, December 30
    3:45 PM
    Marcel Pagnol,
    France,
    1936,
    (141 mins)

    New Digital Restoration

    Introduced by Alice WatersThe conclusion of the trilogy poignantly evokes remembrances and regrets as the cycle of life and love begins again. “Today the modest charms and graces of the Pagnol trilogy seem more precious than ever” (Time Out).
    At BAMPFA
    • Alice Waters
      Introduction
      Chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse
    4-9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, December 30
    4-9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    Visit the Art Lab to participate in an evolving series of hands-on projects with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. For all ages.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    Friday, December 30
    7 PM
    Satyajit Ray,
    India,
    1958,
    (103 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    The final film of the Apu Trilogy finds Apu as an adult, and in love. “So fresh and spontaneous that one feels . . . as if it were the world’s first love story” (Pauline Kael).
    At BAMPFA
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