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    Week of April 24, 2017

    Monday, April 24

    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

    Tuesday, April 25

    Wednesday, April 26

    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
    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
    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
    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

    Thursday, April 27

    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
    Thursday, April 27
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    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.

    Friday, April 28

    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
    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
    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

    Saturday, April 29

    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
    Saturday, April 29
    11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    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
    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
    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
    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

    Sunday, April 30

    Sunday, April 30
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    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
    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
    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