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    Week of June 18, 2017

    Sunday, June 18

    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

    Monday, June 19

    Tuesday, June 20

    Wednesday, June 21

    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

    Thursday, June 22

    Thursday, June 22
    4–7 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission
    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.

    Friday, June 23

    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
    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

    Saturday, June 24

    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
    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, June 24
    Saturday, 11 AM–9 PM

    Drop-in Art Making

    At BAMPFA
    Included with admission