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    7 PM
    Wednesday, May 31
    7 PM
    Philip Kaufman,
    United States,
    1978,
    (114 mins)
    A remake of the classic 1956 sci-fi flick, adapted from Jack Finney’s novel about an alien invasion, here set in San Francisco. Starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, and Jeff Goldblum.
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation preceding the screening
    • Philip Kaufman
    • David Thomson
      David Thomson is author of The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies—and What They Have Done to Us; Have You Seen . . . ?
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    12:15 PM
    Thursday, June 1
    12:15 PM
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission; no advance reservation required
    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • Free
    • Educators & Researchers
    Thursday, June 1
    4–7 PM
    Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursdays and get an up-close view of treasures from the BAMPFA collection.
    At BAMPFA
    Free admission
    Educators & Researchers
    7 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Thursday, June 1
    7 PM
    Andrei Tarkovsky,
    Germany, USSR,
    1979,
    (163 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    A writer, a scientist, and their “stalker” guide venture into a mysterious wasteland known as the Zone. “A dense, complex, often contradictory, and endlessly pliable allegory about human consciousness” (Slant).
    At BAMPFA
    • Geoff Dyer
      Introduction
      Geoff Dyer, writer in residence at the University of Southern California, is the author of four novels and nine works of nonfiction; his latest, The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, will be publi
    All Day
    Thursday, June 1
    All Day
    Galleries free all day.
    At BAMPFA
    Admission free
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    7 PM
    Friday, June 2
    7 PM
    Juan Carlos Rulfo,
    Mexico,
    2017,
    (120 mins)
    A very personal profile of the great Mexican author and photographer Juan Rulfo, created by his son Juan Carlos, whose film In the Pit won Best Documentary at Sundance.
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Juan Carlos Rulfo
    • Jorge Ruffinelli
      Jorge Ruffinelli, a professor in the department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University, is the author of numerous books on Latin American literature and cinema, and is an a
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    Saturday, June 3
    1–5 PM
    Create colorful drawings of rainbows in an artist-led workshop. Your art could be shown in BAMPFA’s Ugo Rondinone exhibition this summer!
    At BAMPFA
    Ages 4 to 10 with accompanying adult(s)
    Free for kids plus one adult
    Families
    3 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    • Families
    Saturday, June 3
    3 PM
    Agnieszka Holland,
    United States,
    1993,
    (103 mins)

    Recommended for ages 8 and up

    A lonely but enterprising young girl discovers a secret garden on her uncle’s isolated estate in this magical adaptation of the famed children’s novel. “Elegantly expressive . . . celebrating nature as a force for freedom” (New York Times).
    At BAMPFA
    Families
    • Caroline Paul
      Introduction
      Caroline Paul is the author of four books, including Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology and the New York Times bestseller The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic A
    Saturday, June 3
    5:30 PM
    Neil Ortenberg, Daniel O’Connor,
    United States,
    2007,
    (127 mins)
    Go behind the scenes of the legendary Grove Press, publisher of Samuel Beckett, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and more, in this illuminating documentary and testament to free speech. With A Very British Pornographer: The Jack Kahane Story.
    At BAMPFA
    • Robert Scheer
      Introduction
      Robert Scheer, known for his fearless journalism, cofounded the online progressive news magazine Truthdig.
    8:30 PM
    Saturday, June 3
    8:30 PM
    Paul Schrader,
    United States,
    1985,
    (120 mins)

    Director’s Cut

    Paul Schrader and his brother Leonard joined together with Bay Area producer Tom Luddy for this rich, compelling profile of the controversial Japanese literary giant Yukio Mishima, who committed suicide in 1970 after a failed coup attempt.
    At BAMPFA
    • Rachel Kushner
      Introduction
      Rachel Kushner is the author of two novels, The Flamethrowers and Telex from Cuba, both of which were finalists for the National Book Award, as well as The Strange Case of Rachel K, a collection of sh
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    3 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Sunday, June 4
    3 PM
    Clarence Brown,
    United States,
    1949,
    (89 mins)
    A proud black man who refuses to stand down to racism finds an unlikely friend in a young white boy (played by Claude Jarman, Jr.) in this extraordinary adaptation of the Faulkner classic.
    At BAMPFA
    • Claude Jarman, Jr.
      In Person
      Actor Claude Jarman, Jr. was discovered by MGM and cast in The Yearling; other roles include parts in Rio Grande and The Intruder.
    5:45 PM
    • Film
    • In-Person
    Sunday, June 4
    5:45 PM
    Doug Nichol,
    United States,
    2016,
    (103 mins)
    This hymn to the ordinary typewriter is also a portrait of the countless artists, writers, and collectors (including Tom Hanks and Sam Shepard) who remain steadfast in their love and loyalty. “Pure typewriter heaven” (Don DeLillo).
    At BAMPFA
    In Person
    • Doug Nichol
    • Steve Wasserman
      Steve Wasserman is publisher and executive director of Heyday Books.
    • Jeremy Mayer
      Jeremy Mayer is an artist who makes sculptures from disassembled typewriters.
    • Herbert Permillion III
      Herbert Permillion III is the owner of California Typewriter in Berkeley.
    • Ken Alexander
      Ken Alexander is a typewriter repairman at California Typewriter.
    8:30 PM
    Sunday, June 4
    8:30 PM
    Tomás Gutiérrez Alea,
    Cuba,
    1968,
    (97 mins)

    Digital Restoration

    This groundbreaking Cuban work explores the experiences and reveries of a bourgeois writer after the revolution. “A profound, noble film” (New York Times).
    At BAMPFA
    • Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
      Introduction
      Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is the author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World and the coeditor of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas.
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    7 PM
    • Film
    Wednesday, June 7
    7 PM
    Ceyda Torun,
    Turkey, United States,
    2016,
    (79 mins)
    A “splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary about the multifaceted feline population of Istanbul” (Variety).
    At BAMPFA
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    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, June 8
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    Thursday, June 8
    7 PM
    Jean-Pierre Melville,
    France,
    1967,
    (109 mins)

    Imported Print

    Alain Delon embodies cool as a solitary, silent Parisian killer flitting between hits and flings in this essential, influential assassin film. “Achieves an atmosphere of mesmerizing, otherworldly beauty” (Slant).
    At BAMPFA
    Series Melville 100
    9
    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, June 9
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6:30 PM
    • Film
    Friday, June 9
    6:30 PM
    Ceyda Torun,
    Turkey, United States,
    2016,
    (79 mins)
    A “splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary about the multifaceted feline population of Istanbul” (Variety).
    At BAMPFA
    7 PM
    • In-Person
    Friday, June 9
    7 PM

    Programmed by Land and Sea

    Join us for an evening of auditory astronomy with Chris Chafe and Greg Niemeyer’s Sohosonus and Chris Duncan’s 12 Symbols.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.
    8:15 PM
    Friday, June 9
    8:15 PM
    Luis Buñuel,
    Mexico,
    1950,
    (88 mins)

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    Buñuel’s unsentimental portrait of slum kids in Mexico City. “Its matter-of-fact brilliance continues to astonish” (BBC).
    At BAMPFA
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    Saturday, June 10
    11:30 AM
    Explore symbols of power in Indian paintings, then customize cut-paper models to suit your own special powers.
    At BAMPFA
    Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)
    Free for kids plus one adult
    Families
    • Kim Bennett
      Artist in person
      Kim Bennett is an artist and teacher whose work ranges across disciplines and includes devotional botanical paintings, imaginary embroideries, and collaborations with kids, poets, and other artists.
    Saturday, June 10
    1 PM
    Explore symbols of power in Indian paintings, then customize cut-paper models to suit your own special powers.
    At BAMPFA
    Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)
    Free for kids plus one adult
    Families
    • Kim Bennett
      Artist in person
      Kim Bennett is an artist and teacher whose work ranges across disciplines and includes devotional botanical paintings, imaginary embroideries, and collaborations with kids, poets, and other artists.
    1:30 PM
    • In-Person
    • Cal Students | Educators & Researchers
    Saturday, June 10
    1:30 PM
    UC Berkeley’s new chancellor and the president of Deep Springs College come together for a discussion of timely issues in undergraduate education.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Cal Students | Educators & Researchers
    2:30–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, June 10
    2:30–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Saturday, June 10
    3 PM
    Read the beginning of this adventurous novel set in 1930s Florida and pick up a copy to keep reading at home.
    At BAMPFA
    Recommended for ages 8 and up (younger kids welcome as listeners)
    Free for kids plus one accompanying adult
    Families
    • Mardawn Wendt
      Reading led by
      Mardawn Wendt is a librarian at Berkeley Arts Magnet Elementary School.
    6 PM
    Saturday, June 10
    6 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
    8:45 PM
    Saturday, June 10
    8:45 PM
    Kelly Reichardt,
    United States,
    2010,
    (104 mins)
    Three strong women and an assortment of weak men head west on the Oregon Trail in Kelly Reichardt’s feminist, stripped-down Western, starring Michelle Williams and Zoe Kazan.
    At BAMPFA
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    11 AM–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, June 11
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    5 PM
    • Film
    Sunday, June 11
    5 PM
    Ceyda Torun,
    Turkey, United States,
    2016,
    (79 mins)
    A “splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary about the multifaceted feline population of Istanbul” (Variety).
    At BAMPFA
    Sunday, June 11
    7 PM
    Jean-Pierre Melville,
    France,
    1949,
    (106 mins)

    Imported Print

    A German officer in occupied France falls in love with his “host’s” niece in Melville’s spare debut. “A concentrated, sensitive, interior film” (David Thomson). With short 24 heures de la vie d’un clown.
    At BAMPFA
    Series Melville 100
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    7 PM
    Wednesday, June 14
    7 PM
    Kelly Reichardt,
    United States,
    2010,
    (104 mins)
    Three strong women and an assortment of weak men head west on the Oregon Trail in Kelly Reichardt’s feminist, stripped-down Western, starring Michelle Williams and Zoe Kazan.
    At BAMPFA
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    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, June 15
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    • Film
    Thursday, June 15
    7 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
    16
    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, June 16
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    6:30 PM
    Friday, June 16
    6:30 PM
    Luis Buñuel,
    Mexico,
    1950,
    (88 mins)

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    Buñuel’s unsentimental portrait of slum kids in Mexico City. “Its matter-of-fact brilliance continues to astonish” (BBC).
    At BAMPFA
    8:30 PM
    Friday, June 16
    8:30 PM
    Jean-Pierre Melville,
    France,
    1967,
    (109 mins)

    Imported Print

    Alain Delon embodies cool as a solitary, silent Parisian killer flitting between hits and flings in this essential, influential assassin film. “Achieves an atmosphere of mesmerizing, otherworldly beauty” (Slant).
    At BAMPFA
    Series Melville 100
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    6:30 PM
    Saturday, June 17
    6:30 PM
    Peter Middleton, James Spinney,
    France, United Kingdom,
    2016,
    (87 mins)
    A taped journal that theologian John Hull (1935–2015) kept after the onset of blindness in 1980 forms the basis of this “beautiful, accessible, and thoughtful work of art” (The Guardian).
    At BAMPFA
    8:30 PM
    Saturday, June 17
    8:30 PM
    Akira Kurosawa,
    Japan,
    1948,
    (98 mins)
    Doctor meets tubercular gangster in the slums of postwar Japan in this noirish tale, the first film in the long collaboration between Kurosawa and Mifune.
    At BAMPFA
    Saturday, 11 AM–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, June 17
    Saturday, 11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
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    11 AM–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, June 18
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Sunday, June 18
    4 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
    Sunday, June 18
    7 PM
    Jean-Pierre Melville,
    France,
    1950,
    (105 mins)

    Imported Print

    Jean Cocteau collaborated with Melville on this poetic, moody adaptation of Cocteau’s novel about the obsessive love between a brother and sister. “One of French cinema’s greatest, and most surprising, meetings of the minds” (Criterion Collection).
    At BAMPFA
    Series Melville 100
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    7 PM
    • Film
    Wednesday, June 21
    7 PM
    Akira Kurosawa,
    Japan,
    1949,
    Mifune is a driven detective in Kurosawa’s bravura Tokyo noir. “A bona fide masterpiece” (Time Out).
    At BAMPFA
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    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Thursday, June 22
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    Thursday, June 22
    7 PM
    (124 mins)
    Combining a key early work, a recent documentary, and an in-person discussion, this special evening provides an unparalleled introduction to one of the world’s leading contemporary artists. Featuring No Sex Last Night and the documentary Sophie Calle, Untitled.
    At BAMPFA
    In Conversation
    • Sophie Calle
    • Lawrence Rinder
      Lawrence Rinder is director and chief curator at BAMPFA.
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    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Friday, June 23
    4–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Friday, June 23
    6 PM

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

    The director of the UC Berkeley Gospel Choir offers a presentation on the freedom songs of the black civil rights struggle of the 1960s.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    7 PM
    Friday, June 23
    7 PM
    Akira Kurosawa,
    Japan,
    1954,
    (208 mins)
    A ragtag group of samurai band together to protect a village from bandits in Kurosawa’s masterpiece, often cited as one of the ten best films ever made.
    At BAMPFA
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    6:30 PM
    Saturday, June 24
    6:30 PM
    Jean-Pierre Melville,
    France,
    1956,
    (98 mins)
    “The cinematic Birth of the Cool, Melville’s drollest, most likable gangster movie. . . . Exceedingly light on its feet” (Village Voice).
    At BAMPFA
    Series Melville 100
    8:30 PM
    Saturday, June 24
    8:30 PM
    Peter Middleton, James Spinney,
    France, United Kingdom,
    2016,
    (87 mins)
    A taped journal that theologian John Hull (1935–2015) kept after the onset of blindness in 1980 forms the basis of this “beautiful, accessible, and thoughtful work of art” (The Guardian).
    At BAMPFA
    Saturday, 11 AM–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Saturday, June 24
    Saturday, 11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
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    11 AM–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    Sunday, June 25
    11 AM–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    2 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    • Educators & Researchers
    Sunday, June 25
    2 PM
    Explore painter Charles Howard’s enigmatic work with the exhibition curator.
    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    Educators & Researchers
    5 PM
    • Film
    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
    7 PM
    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
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    7 PM
    Tuesday, June 27
    7 PM

    Members' Event!

    Members' reception celebrating BAMPFA's summer exhibitions
    At BAMPFA
    Members
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    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
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    4–7 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    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
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    4–9 PM
    • Art
    • In-Person
    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
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    5:30 PM
    • Film
    • Cal Students
    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
    8:15 PM
    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