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    Week of June 25, 2017

    Sunday, June 25

    Sunday, June 25
    5 PM
    Akira Kurosawa,
    Japan,
    1950,
    (88 mins)

    Archival Print

    An act of violence is replayed through the eyes of witnesses and protagonists, each seeing a different thing, in “one of the most brilliantly constructed films of all time, a monument to Kurosawa’s greatness, and a landmark in film history” (James Monaco).
    At BAMPFA
    Sunday, June 25
    7 PM
    Jean-Pierre Melville,
    France,
    1969,
    (145 mins)
    Melville’s drama of the French Resistance, starring Lino Ventura and Simone Signoret, “grips tighter than a Gestapo handcuff. . . . A film of noirish compositions and fantastic cool” (The Independent).
    At BAMPFA
    Series Melville 100

    Monday, June 26

    Tuesday, June 27

    Tuesday, June 27
    7 PM

    Members' Event!

    Members' reception celebrating BAMPFA's summer exhibitions
    At BAMPFA
    Members

    Wednesday, June 28

    Wednesday, June 28
    6 PM
    A presentation and open discussion on the work of Ugo Rondinone in conjunction with his exhibition the world just makes me laugh.
    At BAMPFA
    Wednesday, June 28
    6:01 PM
    The artist behind the world just makes me laugh talks about themes of wonder, sadness, and the sublime in his work.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Wednesday, June 28
    7:00
    Jean-Pierre Melville,
    France,
    1961,
    (130 mins)

    New Digital Restoration

    Two of the French New Wave’s most iconic actors, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Emmanuelle Riva, star as a cleric and a Communist drawn together through love. “A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo” (Criterion Collection).
    At BAMPFA
    Series Melville 100

    Thursday, June 29

    Thursday, June 29
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Thursday, June 29
    7 PM
    Max Ophuls,
    United States,
    1949,
    (82 mins)

    Based on The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding

    Housewife Joan Bennett must cope with a killing, blackmail, and the everyday pressures of domesticity in this stunning suburban noir. “An underrated gem” (Phillip Lopate).
    At BAMPFA

    Friday, June 30

    Friday, June 30
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, June 30
    7 PM
    Akira Kurosawa,
    Japan,
    1958,
    (134 mins)
    Mifune swashbuckles his way through this supremely entertaining samurai adventure, the plot inspiration for Star Wars.
    At BAMPFA

    Saturday, July 1

    Saturday, July 1
    5:30 PM
    Alfred Hitchcock,
    United States,
    1951,
    (103 mins)

    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
    Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith

    A tennis star and a stranger offer to kill off each other’s relatives in Hitchcock’s polished adaptation (cowritten by Raymond Chandler). “A gripping, palm-sweating piece of suspense” (Variety).
    At BAMPFA
    Cal Students
    Saturday, July 1
    8:15 PM
    René Clément,
    France,
    1959,
    (115 mins)

    Based on The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

    Clément’s adaptation is a dazzling sea-blue film noir starring Alain Delon as an idle, lethal young American in Europe.
    At BAMPFA