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    Week of March 27, 2017

    Monday, March 27

    Tuesday, March 28

    Wednesday, March 29

    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
    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
    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

    Thursday, March 30

    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
    Thursday, March 30
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    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

    Friday, March 31

    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
    Friday, March 31
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    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

    Saturday, April 1

    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
    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
    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
    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.
    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

    Sunday, April 2

    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 A Visit to the Louvre, their typically cryptic, uncompromising examination of a museum’s role in presenting art. 
    At BAMPFA
    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
    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
    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