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    12-2 & 5-6:20
    Wednesday, March 29
    12-2 & 5-6:20
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    1:30 PM
    Wednesday, March 29
    1:30 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    7 PM
    • Film
    Wednesday, March 29
    7 PM
    Robert Bresson,
    France,
    1959,
    (75 mins)
    A Parisian thief’s anguish and redemption are played out in Bresson’s famous reworking of Crime and Punishment. “An unmitigated masterpiece” (Paul Schrader).
    At BAMPFA
    30
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Thursday, March 30
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, March 30
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    Thursday, March 30
    7 PM
    Charles Chaplin,
    United States,
    1940,
    (127 mins)
    Chaplin takes on that other famous guy with a small black moustache. “A time capsule, a timeless document and a profound work of conscience. . . . See it with a crowd” (San Francisco Chronicle).
    At BAMPFA
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    12–2 & 5–8:15
    Friday, March 31
    12–2 & 5–8:15
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, March 31
    4 PM
    Corinna Belz,
    Germany,
    2011,
    (97 mins)
    This strikingly visual document of artist Gerhard Richter’s creative process is “a must-see for followers of contemporary painting” (Hollywood Reporter).
    At BAMPFA
    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, March 31
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7:30 PM
    Friday, March 31
    7:30 PM
    Robert Bresson,
    France,
    1977,
    (93 mins)
    In this portrait of a young Parisian whose personal crisis mirrors the ecological, political, and social disasters of his time, Bresson’s morally probing compassion meets the cynicism of the 1970s.
    At BAMPFA
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    Saturday, April 1
    1 PM
    Journalist and best-selling author Pollan and architectural and urban historian Sadler talk about the history and use of psychedelics in therapeutic, philosophical, and cultural contexts.
    At BAMPFA
    1 PM
    Saturday, April 1
    1 PM
    Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of Tibetan refugee lama Tarthang Tulku and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    11 AM–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, April 1
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Saturday, April 1
    3-7:30 PM
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Saturday, April 1
    4 PM
    Corinna Belz,
    Germany,
    2011,
    (97 mins)
    This strikingly visual document of artist Gerhard Richter’s creative process is “a must-see for followers of contemporary painting” (Hollywood Reporter).
    At BAMPFA
    6 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Saturday, April 1
    6 PM
    Robert Bresson,
    France,
    1983,
    (85 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    A young man unknowingly passes counterfeit cash and sets off an escalating spiral of crimes in Bresson’s last film, a tough, terse investigation of the power of money adapted from a Tolstoy novella.
    At BAMPFA
    • Tony Pipolo
      Introduction and Post-screening Discussion
      Tony Pipolo will appear only at the March 4 screening. He is professor emeritus of film and literature at the City University of New York and author of Robert Bresson: A Passion for Film.
    8 PM
    Saturday, April 1
    8 PM
    John Coney,
    United States,
    1974, 1993,
    (87 mins)
    Intergalactic be-bop meets black liberation in this surrealist musical document of Sun Ra, the eccentric performer/philosopher who boasted a consciousness both extraterrestrial and Afrocentric. Jazz from outer space, filmed in the Bay Area. With Toney W. Merritt’s short, What’s This?
    At BAMPFA
    • Jim Newman
      Introduction
      Jim Newman is a film and television producer,  contemporary art curator, gallerist, and musician. He is the producer of Space is the Place.
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    11 AM–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, April 2
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Sunday, April 2
    2 PM
    Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet,
    France, Germany,
    1989,
    (99 mins)
    Straub and Huillet pay tribute to one of their artistic heroes. With the companion film A Visit to the Louvre, featuring Cezanne's uncompromising examination of paintings by Ingres, Delacroix, Courbet, Tintoretto, and others.  
    At BAMPFA
    2 PM
    Sunday, April 2
    2 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    4 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, April 2
    4 PM
    Jason Silverman, Samba Gadjigo,
    Senegal, United States,
    2015,
    (97 mins)
    This profile of legendary Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène is “an enormously moving portrait of the profound way that art can transform those who come in contact with it” (New York Magazine). With Billy Woodberry’s short Marseille après la guerre.
    At BAMPFA
    6 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, April 2
    6 PM
    Ousmane Sembène,
    Senegal,
    1968,
    (90 mins)

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    A comic fable about a middle-aged man in Dakar whose life changes when he receives a money order from Paris. “Sembène’s approach is spare, laconic, slightly ironic, and never patronizing” (New York Times).
    At BAMPFA
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    Monday, April 3
    The previously scheduled lecture by Richard Koci Hernandez has been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience or disappointment.
    At BAMPFA
    Educators & Researchers
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    Wednesday, April 5
    12 PM
    Syjuco, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Oakland-based artist, speaks about her work and its intersection with politics.
    At BAMPFA
    Free
    Educators & Researchers
    12-2 & 5-6:20
    Wednesday, April 5
    12-2 & 5-6:20
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    1:30 PM
    Wednesday, April 5
    1:30 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    Wednesday, April 5
    7 PM
    Raoul Peck,
    Belgium, France, Switzerland, United States,
    2016,
    (93 mins)
    Peck’s acclaimed documentary is an invigorating look at the great writer James Baldwin, and at the fight for civil rights both in the past and now. “An act of provocation and prophecy” (Village Voice).
    At BAMPFA
    6
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Thursday, April 6
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Thursday, April 6
    4–7 PM
    At BAMPFA
    Admission free
    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, April 6
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Thursday, April 6
    5 PM
    De Monchaux reads from and signs his new book Local Code: 3659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Series Readings 2017
    5–7 PM
    Thursday, April 6
    5–7 PM
    Come by the BAMPFA Art Lab to draw and collage your own political posters inspired by the protest art in Hippie Modernism.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Thursday, April 6
    6:30 PM
    Jem Cohen,
    United States,
    2016,
    (77 mins)
    This portrait of Southend-on-Sea, a working-class resort town, gently leads us into a forgotten Britain where the unspoken specter of Brexit looms. With Cohen’s shorts Birth of a Nation and Bury Me Not.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    8:30 PM
    Thursday, April 6
    8:30 PM
    Albert Serra,
    France, Portugal, Spain,
    2016,
    (115 mins)
    Set in the bedchamber of the dying Louis XIV (Jean-Pierre Léaud), this masterful film presents a painstaking observation of royalty that hovers between the somber reality of death and the humor that lies in the details.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    All Day
    Thursday, April 6
    All Day
    Galleries free all day.
    At BAMPFA
    Admission free
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    12–2 & 5–8:15
    Friday, April 7
    12–2 & 5–8:15
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, April 7
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6 PM
    Friday, April 7
    6 PM

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

    Join pastor, author, and community activist Pinkard for a lecture and conversation about historical and cultural moments that form a “usable past” for New World Africans.
    At BAMPFA
    Free with admission
    6:30 PM
    Friday, April 7
    6:30 PM
    Kasper Collin,
    Sweden, United States,
    2016,
    (91 mins)
    This riveting documentary draws a you-are-there portrait of New York’s 1960s jazz scene and one of its key players, Lee Morgan, whose career was cut short in 1972 when his common-law wife shot him to death.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    • Kasper Collin
      In person
    8:45 PM
    Friday, April 7
    8:45 PM
    Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne,
    Belgium, France,
    2016,
    (106 mins)
    The Dardenne brothers have won the Cannes Palme d’Or twice for their incomparable portraits of underrepresented lives. Here, their protagonist is a doctor who sets out to uncover the identity of a woman who died near her office.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
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    1 PM
    Saturday, April 8
    1 PM
    Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of Tibetan refugee lama Tarthang Tulku and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    11:30–1 PM
    • In-Person
    • Families
    Saturday, April 8
    11:30–1 PM

    Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

    Use inks to create eye-popping 3-D posters of your very own design. 3-D glasses included!
    At BAMPFA
    Free for kids plus one adult
    Families
    • Raphael Noz
      With artist
      Raphael Noz holds an MS degree in education from Wheelock College and an MFA from California College of the Arts (CCA).
    1:30 PM
    Saturday, April 8
    1:30 PM
    Jean-Stéphane Bron,
    France, Switzerland,
    2016,
    (110 mins)
    In the wake of the November 2015 terrorist attacks, the legendary Paris Opera has several shows to mount and numerous difficulties to face. This expertly crafted and brilliantly entertaining documentary demonstrates how the show manages to still go on.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    1–2:30 PM
    • In-Person
    • Families
    Saturday, April 8
    1–2:30 PM

    Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

    Use inks to create eye-popping 3-D posters of your very own design. 3-D glasses included!
    At BAMPFA
    Free for kids plus one adult
    Families
    • Raphael Noz
      With artist
      Raphael Noz holds an MS degree in education from Wheelock College and an MFA from California College of the Arts (CCA).
    2:30–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, April 8
    2:30–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Saturday, April 8
    3 PM

    Recommended for ages 8 and up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

    Read the beginning of Dahl’s warmhearted tale of a lovable giant, and pick up a copy to continue reading at home.
    At BAMPFA
    Free for kids plus one accompanying adult
    Families
    • Karen Bennett
      Reading led by
      Karen Bennett is head of school and family programs at BAMPFA.
    Saturday, April 8
    3-7:30 PM
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    4 PM
    Saturday, April 8
    4 PM
    Owsley Brown,
    United States,
    2016,
    (72 mins)
    This vibrant documentary tribute to the students and teachers of Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, testifies to the role that art can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    • Owsley Brown
      In person
      and others
    6 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, April 8
    6 PM
    Brillante Ma Mendoza,
    Philippines,
    2016,
    (110 mins)
    Unfolding in what feels like real time with a gritty social realist style, Brillante Mendoza’s latest is the harrowing and timely story of a couple arrested for selling drugs and their children’s race to find the money to bribe corrupt police.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    Saturday, April 8
    8:30 PM
    (75 mins)

    Cosponsored by San Francisco Cinematheque
    Curated by Vanessa O’Neill and Kathy Geritz

    How we see others and understand them is explored through six poetic films by Janie Geiser, Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller, Adam Levine and Sara Smith, Brigid McCaffrey, Jesse McLean, and Madi Piller.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    • Madi Piller
      In person
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    11 AM–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, April 9
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Sunday, April 9
    1:30 PM
    Thomas Reidelsheimer,
    United Kingdom,
    2017,
    (92 mins)
    This collaborative sequel to the landmark Rivers and Tides finds artist Andy Goldsworthy still appealingly engaged in his philosophical and tactical exploration of the natural world.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    • Thomas Reidelsheimer
      In person
      and others
    2 PM
    Sunday, April 9
    2 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    Sunday, April 9
    3-6:25 PM
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    3:45 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, April 9
    3:45 PM
    Ralitza Petrova,
    Bulgaria, Denmark,
    2016,
    (99 mins)
    In post-Communist Bulgaria, justice is rare and making the right choice comes at a cost. A home care nurse faces her own difficult choices in this bold observation of a woman trapped in a fatalistic culture.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    Sunday, April 9
    6 PM
    Darren Thornton,
    Ireland,
    2016,
    (82 mins)
    Fresh from serving a jail sentence for brawling, Mary embarks on a time-crunched hunt for an acceptable wedding date, a search that takes her to uncharted places in this unconventional, energetic romantic comedy.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    8:15 PM
    Sunday, April 9
    8:15 PM
    Michael O'Shea,
    United States,
    2016,
    (97 mins)
    Combining gritty urban realism with vampire-movie name-checks galore, this debut film tells the story of a teenage loner with a problem—he has a thirst for blood—and the slightly older girl who befriends him.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
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    6:30 PM
    Tuesday, April 11
    6:30 PM
    Cristi Puiu ,
    Romania,
    2016,
    (173 mins)
    A movie about big themes set in a small space, the latest from Romanian master Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) takes place in a flat where relatives wait for a priest to deliver last rites to the family patriarch.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability. Doors open at 5:00 PM
    7 PM
    Tuesday, April 11
    7 PM

    Programmed by Sarah Cahill

    The Icelandic all-women ensemble Nordic Affect perform new music on period instruments.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
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    Wednesday, April 12
    12 PM
    Get an inside view on the counterculture from Coyote, an acclaimed actor, Emmy Award–winning narrator of documentary films, and author.
    At BAMPFA
    Free
    Educators & Researchers
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Wednesday, April 12
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    1:30 PM
    Wednesday, April 12
    1:30 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    Wednesday, April 12
    6:30 PM
    Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander, Tamir Elterman,
    Germany, Israel,
    2017,
    (87 mins)
    Muhi, a cherubic Palestinian toddler with a life-threatening illness, was transported to an Israeli hospital as a baby and has lived there ever since. This documentary locates his family’s story within the crucible of the relentless Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    • Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander
      In person
    • Tamir Elterman
      In person
    8:45 PM
    Wednesday, April 12
    8:45 PM
    Alicia Scherson, Cristián Jiménez,
    Chile,
    2017,
    (81 mins)
    While housesitting for an estranged relative, Martín takes the phrase “make yourself at home” to uncomfortable extremes in this wry exploration of fortysomething malaise.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
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    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Thursday, April 13
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, April 13
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6:30 PM
    Thursday, April 13
    6:30 PM
    Rahmatou Keïta,
    Burkina Faso, France, Niger,
    2016,
    (96 mins)
    The Wedding Ring is a rare achievement, a wondrously complex dramatic feature directed by an African woman that explores female desires and empowerment in a traditional Muslim society.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    • Rahmatou Keïta
      In person
    • Magaajyia Silberfeld
      In person
    7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, April 13
    7 PM
    (45 mins)
    Cliff Hengst performs in this one-man satire about life, sex, art, masculinity, failure, and the sublime, written and directed by Asher Hartman.
    At BAMPFA
    Performance not suitable for children. Please arrive early, no late admissions.
    Tickets go on sale April 1.
    8:45 PM
    Thursday, April 13
    8:45 PM
    Matías Piñeiro,
    Argentina, United States,
    2016,
    (86 mins)
    This quasi-adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which a young theater director comes to New York from Buenos Aires to translate Shakespeare’s play, casts a lasting spell with its ephemeral beauty and unpretentious vitality.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
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    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, April 14
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    12–2 & 5–8:15
    Friday, April 14
    12–2 & 5–8:15
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    4 PM
    Friday, April 14
    4 PM
    Zhang Hanyi,
    China,
    2016,
    (80 mins)
    Produced by Jia Zhangke, this evocative and poetic ghost story depicts a rapidly disappearing way of life in rural China with a gorgeous visual sensibility and subtly wry humor.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    • Zhang Hanyi
      In person
    • Li Zixin
      In person
    Friday, April 14
    6 PM

    Programmed by Sunnylyn Thibodeaux

    Poets Tabios and Lupo read their work.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Series Readings 2017
    6 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, April 14
    6 PM
    (45 mins)
    Cliff Hengst performs in this one-man satire about life, sex, art, masculinity, failure, and the sublime, written and directed by Asher Hartman.
    At BAMPFA
    Performance not suitable for children. Please arrive early, no late admissions.
    Tickets go on sale April 1.
    6:30 PM
    Friday, April 14
    6:30 PM
    Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel,
    Austria, Italy,
    2016,
    (90 mins)
    When a cherished childhood lucky charm is stolen, a young lion tamer must leave his circus behind and travel the back roads of Italy in this captivating docudrama that evokes the spirits of Fellini and De Sica.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    8:45 PM
    Friday, April 14
    8:45 PM
    Nele Wohlatz,
    Argentina,
    2016,
    An eighteen-year-old travels from China to Buenos Aires to join her conservative family and rebels against them by taking a Spanish class, where lessons learned become ways to imagine a “future perfect.”
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    • Nele Wohlatz
      In person
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    Saturday, April 15
    1 PM
    Fayette Hauser, Lauren Onkey, and Brontez Purnell talk about how reinventions of identity—reflected in rock music, performance art, and other flamboyant forms of expression—propelled the counterculture movement. Moderated by Juana María Rodríguez.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    1 PM
    Saturday, April 15
    1 PM
    Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of Tibetan refugee lama Tarthang Tulku and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    11 AM–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, April 15
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    3 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, April 15
    3 PM
    (45 mins)
    Cliff Hengst performs in this one-man satire about life, sex, art, masculinity, failure, and the sublime, written and directed by Asher Hartman.
    At BAMPFA
    Performance not suitable for children. Please arrive early, no late admissions.
    Tickets go on sale April 1.
    Saturday, April 15
    3-7:30 PM
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    4 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, April 15
    4 PM
    Peter Nicks,
    United States,
    2017,
    (93 mins)
    In this powerful, immersive look at a turbulent time in the Oakland Police Department, filmmaker Peter Nicks (The Waiting Room) avoids easy generalizations and upends expectations.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    • Peter Nicks
      In person
      and others
    6:30 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, April 15
    6:30 PM
    Emiliano Torres,
    Argentina, France,
    2016,
    (93 mins)
    In this observant, measured feature debut, the onset of winter affects both the aging foreman of a hardscrabble Patagonian sheep ranch and the younger man who comes to work for the season.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    8:30 PM
    Saturday, April 15
    8:30 PM
    João Pedro Rodrigues,
    Brazil, France, Portugal,
    2016,
    (118 mins)
    Following a strapping young ornithologist stranded in the wilderness, this metaphysical (but also very physical) adventure by Portugal’s most idiosyncratic auteur twists St. Anthony of Padua’s legend into a playfully modern shape.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
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    11 AM–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, April 16
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    1:30 PM
    Sunday, April 16
    1:30 PM
    Zacharias Kunuk,
    Canada,
    2016,
    (94 mins)
    Canadian-Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk’s film continues in the breathtaking vein of his unforgettable Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner with a story of cruelty and cold revenge based loosely on John Ford’s The Searchers.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    2 PM
    Sunday, April 16
    2 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    Sunday, April 16
    3-6:25 PM
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    3:45 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, April 16
    3:45 PM
    Navid Danesh,
    Iran,
    2016,
    (103 mins)
    After a Tehran musician instigates an encounter with his college girlfriend, their lives are thrown into existential crisis. This resonant and moving depiction of the impact the past has on the present is both culturally specific and universal in its reach.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    6 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, April 16
    6 PM
    Chico Pereira,
    Germany, Scotland, Spain,
    2017,
    (86 mins)
    A Spanish man’s quest to defy barriers and borders by embarking on the Trail of Tears with his donkey by his side is its own quixotic trail of laughter and tears in this winning tale.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
    • Chico Pereira
      In person
    8:15 PM
    Sunday, April 16
    8:15 PM
    Joshua Bonnetta, J. P. Sniadecki,
    United States,
    2017,
    (94 mins)
    Weaving breathtaking footage of the Sonoran Desert with eerie off-camera interviews, this film captures the desperation and haunting beauty that the land between Mexico and the United States has come to represent.
    At BAMPFA
    General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.
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    Monday, April 17
    6:30 PM
    Emmy-nominated filmmaker Shlain is founder of the Webby Awards and cofounder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Selbak is a filmmaker whose credits include the film Three Veils and the Web series Kiss Her I’m Famous. Moderated by George Strompolos.
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission
    Educators & Researchers
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    Wednesday, April 19
    12 PM
    Punk perspectives from V. Vale, a San Francisco cultural historian, writer, and keyboard player, and the founder of Search & Destroy and RE/SEARCH.
    At BAMPFA
    Free
    Educators & Researchers
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Wednesday, April 19
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    1:30 PM
    Wednesday, April 19
    1:30 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    7 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Wednesday, April 19
    7 PM
    Jon Nealon, Jenny Raskin,
    United States,
    2015,
    (100 mins)
    Discover the forgotten story of the Videofreex collective, some of the first activists to use videotape as a tool for activism, protest, and self-representation.
    At BAMPFA
    • Mary Curtis Ratcliff
      In Person
      Mary Curtis Ratcliff was a member of Videofreex.
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    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Thursday, April 20
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, April 20
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    Thursday, April 20
    7 PM
    Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet,
    France, Italy,
    2000,
    (128 mins)
    A roster of nonprofessional actors from Pisa bring to life a famed Marxist novella, Women of Messina, in Straub-Huillet’s stunning treatise on community and opposition. With short Incantati.
    At BAMPFA
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    12–2 & 5–8:15
    Friday, April 21
    12–2 & 5–8:15
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    4 PM
    Friday, April 21
    4 PM
    Tora Mårtens,
    Sweden,
    2016,
    (93 mins)
    This high-energy documentary profiles two young Afro-Swedish women as they take on the macho world of competitive hip-hop dance—and win.
    At BAMPFA
    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, April 21
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7:30 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Friday, April 21
    7:30 PM
    Steven Arnold,
    United States,
    1971,
    (75 mins)

    World Premiere of Restored 16mm Print
    Score by Warner Jepson

    The legendary, gender-obliterating funfest unleashed by the cantankerous cross-dressing Cockettes shines on in this immaculate restored print.Read more about Luminous Procuress and its history in the article Illumination Procured: Steven Arnold and the Body Eclectic.
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Steve Seid
      Steve Seid was a curator at BAMPFA for twenty-five years and spearheaded the effort to preserve Luminous Procuress.
    • Rumi Missabu
      An original member of the Cockettes, Rumi Missabu continues to direct and perform examples of flamboyant drag theater on both coasts.
    • Tsvi Strauch
      An early backer of Luminous Procuress, Tsvi Strauch operated the first hippie boutique on Haight Street.
    • Vishnu Dass
      Vishnu Dass is the director of the Steven Arnold Archive and is currently finishing a documentary about the artist.
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    1 PM
    Saturday, April 22
    1 PM
    Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of Tibetan refugee lama Tarthang Tulku and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    1 PM and 3 PM
    Saturday, April 22
    1 PM and 3 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    11 AM–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, April 22
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Saturday, April 22
    2 PM
    Catherine Ryan, Gary Weimberg,
    United States,
    2016,
    (57 mins)
    This biography-cum-scientific adventure is a fascinating, engaging voyage into the human brain and the work of UCB professor emeritus Marian Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience.
    At BAMPFA
    Filmmakers in person
    • Catherine Ryan
      In Person
      Catherine Ryan is a co-director of the film
    • Gary Weimberg
      In Person
       Gary Weimberg is a co-director of the film
    Saturday, April 22
    3-7:30 PM
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    3:30 PM
    • Film
    • Families
    Saturday, April 22
    3:30 PM
    Charlie Chaplin,
    United States,
    1928,
    (72 mins)

    Recommended for ages 8 & up

    The Little Tramp becomes an accidental clown in this lesser-known but irresistibly funny Chaplin film.
    At BAMPFA
    Families
    6 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, April 22
    6 PM
    John Cassavetes,
    United States,
    1959,
    (74 mins)

    Restored 35mm Print

    Time never caught up with Cassavetes’s first film; his tale of three black Manhattanites is still inherently hip, mordantly funny, terribly sad, and very New York.
    At BAMPFA
    8 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    • Educators & Researchers
    Saturday, April 22
    8 PM
    (89 mins)
    Time is the concept behind this program of archival shorts and excerpts that tell a surrealist-populist story of the twentieth century. With pieces by Josef von Sternberg, Robert Frank, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and more.
    At BAMPFA
    Educators & Researchers
    • Alexander Horwath
      Introduction
      Film curator and author Alexander Horwath recently left his position at the Austrian Film Museum, where he served as director from 2002 to 2017.Read more about Horwath in this post by Senior Film Cura
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    11 AM–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, April 23
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    2 PM
    Sunday, April 23
    2 PM
    Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet,
    Italy,
    1976,
    (104 mins)
    Straub-Huillet’s aesthetic of spoken word plus projected image, history plus landscape, was boiled to its essence in this cine-essay featuring legendary Italian New Left figure Franco Fortini. With Lothringen!, based on novels byMaurice Barrès.
    At BAMPFA
    2 PM
    Sunday, April 23
    2 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    Sunday, April 23
    3-6:25 PM
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    4:15 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, April 23
    4:15 PM
    John Cassavetes,
    United States,
    1968,
    (129 mins)

    Restored 35mm Print

    Gena Rowlands, John Marley, and Seymour Cassel star in this unflinching night-long journey through a marriage on the rocks, a film “against all people that know and for people that just feel” (Cassavetes).
    At BAMPFA
    7 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, April 23
    7 PM
    Federico Fellini,
    Italy,
    1974,
    (123 mins)
    Fellini’s free-spirited portrait of Rimini in the 1930s, when fascism was a fact of life, shines in this new print. “A film of exhilarating beauty” (New York Times).
    At BAMPFA
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    Monday, April 24
    6:30 PM
    Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame. Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on NPR. Veltmanis an arts and culture editor at KQED.
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission
    Educators & Researchers
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    Wednesday, April 26
    12 PM
    Hear from Pauline, founder of Survival Research Labs, and his wife, Critchett, the founder of Art+Audience and executive producer of Leo Villareal’s public work, including The Bay Lights.
    At BAMPFA
    Free
    Educators & Researchers
    12:15 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    • Cal Students | Educators & Researchers | Members
    Wednesday, April 26
    12:15 PM
    MATRIX artist Kremen offers insights into his exquisite small collages.
    At BAMPFA
    Free with admission
    Cal Students | Educators & Researchers | Members
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Wednesday, April 26
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    1:30 PM
    Wednesday, April 26
    1:30 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    Wednesday, April 26
    7 PM
    Mahamat-Saleh Haroun,
    Chad,
    2015,
    (82 mins)
    The acclaimed Chadian director of A Screaming Man turns to documentary with this moving work on his country’s healing and reconciliation, filmed while its former dictator was standing trial for war crimes. “Harrowing and hopeful” (Hollywood Reporter).
    At BAMPFA
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    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Thursday, April 27
    12–2 & 5–6:20
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, April 27
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Thursday, April 27
    7 PM
    Sara Jordenö,
    Sweden, United States,
    2016,
    (94 mins)
    This “indelible, must-see ode to gay New York” (New York Times) showcases the vibrant dance art form/way of life known as Kiki, born from the ballroom movement and led by an outspoken new generation of activist LGBTQ youth of color.
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Sara Jordenö
    • Stathis Gerostathopoulos
      Stathis Gerostathopoulos is a doctoral student in architecture and one of the organizers of the Queer/Urban symposium at the College of Environmental Design.
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    12–2 & 5–8:15
    Friday, April 28
    12–2 & 5–8:15
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, April 28
    4 PM
    Catherine Ryan, Gary Weimberg,
    United States,
    2016,
    (57 mins)
    This biography-cum-scientific adventure is a fascinating, engaging voyage into the human brain and the work of UCB professor emeritus Marian Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience.
    At BAMPFA
    Filmmakers in person
    • Catherine Ryan
      In Person
      Catherine Ryan is a co-director of the film
    • Gary Weimberg
      In Person
       Gary Weimberg is a co-director of the film
    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, April 28
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, April 28
    6 PM
    We mark the passing of visionary inventor and pioneer of electronic synthesis Don Buchla with a special performance by the celebrated electronic musician Suzanne Ciani.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7:30 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Friday, April 28
    7:30 PM
    Guetty Felin ,
    Haiti, United States,
    2016,
    (86 mins)
    Documentary meets magical neorealism in Haitian-born filmmaker Felin’s gorgeous tribute to the resilience and beauty of her homeland, set five years after its devastating 2010 earthquake.
    At BAMPFA
    • Guetty Felin
      In Person
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    1 PM
    Saturday, April 29
    1 PM
    Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of Tibetan refugee lama Tarthang Tulku and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    11 AM–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, April 29
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    12 PM
    Saturday, April 29
    12 PM
    This ensemble of young East Bay musicians presents a delightful program of period music.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Saturday, April 29
    3-7:30 PM
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    5:30 PM
    • Film
    Saturday, April 29
    5:30 PM
    Federico Fellini,
    Italy,
    1974,
    (123 mins)
    Fellini’s free-spirited portrait of Rimini in the 1930s, when fascism was a fact of life, shines in this new print. “A film of exhilarating beauty” (New York Times).
    At BAMPFA
    7:30 PM
    • Film
    • Free
    Saturday, April 29
    7:30 PM
    Bob Smeaton,
    United Kingdom,
    2003,
    (110 mins)

    Free admission!

    On BAMPFA’s outdoor screen on Addison Street. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair!

    All aboard for a cross-Canada train tour with Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and other rock legends. With Les Blank’s short God Respects Us When We Work, but Loves Us When We Dance.
    At BAMPFA
    Admission free
    • Nicholas Meriwether
      Introduction
      Nicholas Meriwether has served as oral historian at the University of South Carolina and Grateful Dead archivist at UC Santa Cruz, and now is director of archives for the Center for Counterculture Stu
    8:15 PM
    Saturday, April 29
    8:15 PM
    John Cassavetes,
    United States,
    1971,
    (114 mins)
    Cassavetes’s take on the screwball comedy stars Gena Rowlands as Minnie, a beautiful, refined museum employee unlucky in love.
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, April 30
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    2 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, April 30
    2 PM
    Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet,
    Germany,
    1988,
    (82 mins)
    History doubles back on itself like a noose in Straub-Huillet’s second version of The Death of Empedocles, as the Greek philosopher advocates for democracy for his people, with tragic results. With Itinerary of Jean Bricard.
    At BAMPFA
    2 PM
    Sunday, April 30
    2 PM
    Guided exhibition tour of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission; no advance reservation required
    Sunday, April 30
    3-6:25 PM
    Four programs of short films screening each afternoon feature works by Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner, John Whitney, and others, plus a 1967 documentary about San Francisco’s blossoming hippie scene.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    4:30 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    • Cal Students
    Sunday, April 30
    4:30 PM
    (90 mins)

    Student Filmmakers in Person

    Free admission!

    This annual program presents the prizewinners and runners-up in the film and video category of the Eisner Prize competition, UC Berkeley’s highest award for creativity.
    At BAMPFA
    Cal Students
    Sunday, April 30
    7 PM
    John Cassavetes,
    United States,
    1974,
    (155 mins)

    Restored 35mm Print

    Cassavetes’s masterpiece retains the power to unnerve with its raw, often harrowing depiction of a blue-collar Los Angeles family, with Gena Rowlands in an Oscar-nominated performance as a housewife on the verge.
    At BAMPFA