Join the BAMPFA Student Committee for our annual student film festival. This special event showcases short films made by students in Berkeley and the wider Bay Area, selected by the Student Committee for your viewing pleasure. Due to current social distancing mandates, all of the films selected to be shown at the film festival have been made available to watch online.
All featured films are now available to watch here. Enjoy!
SC PICKS FILMS
THE GODFATHER (1972) dir. Francis Ford Coppola Thursday | March 5 | 7PM | BAMPFA
A chronicle of the life and times of an Italian American mafia family becomes a shadow history of the American dream in Coppola’s masterpiece, widely acclaimed as one of the best American films ever made. “Overflowing with life” (Los Angeles Times). Tickets are available for purchase here!
BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KINT (2019) dir. Halina Dyrschka Friday | March 27 | 4:30PM | BAMPFA
Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) created a remarkable body of artwork that only gained international recognition following the Guggenheim Museum’s exhibition in 2018–19. Beyond the Visible tells the story of this artist who began making radically abstract paintings in 1906—before Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, and Klee—and yet has never been part of the official history of abstraction. The film questions how it was that her significant achievements were left out of art history and showcases af Klint’s paintings and handwritten journals in a highly visual, cinematic style, bringing long-overdue attention to this visionary talent. Tickets are available for purchase here!
The REENACTMENT (1968) dir. Lucian Pintilie Thursday | April 2 | 7PM | BAMPFA
The police force two friends to reenact a drunken crime on screen—with awkward results—in Lucian Pintilie’s masterful satire, voted best Romanian film of all time in a poll of Romanian critics.
Includes an in-person introduction by film scholar, journalist, teacher, and curator, Gabriel M. Paletz. Tickets are available for purchase here.
ONE DAY PINA ASKED... (1982) dir. Chantal Akerman Wednesday | April 22 | 3:10PM | BAMPFA
Perhaps no other filmmaker could have been more attuned to the concerns and sensibility of Pina Bausch than Chantal Akerman. Both artists focused on everyday situations and gestures to reveal deeper truths about the human condition. Following Bausch and company on a European tour, Akerman recorded rehearsals, preparations, and performances. The film’s opening narration asserts, “This film is more than a documentary on Pina Bausch . . . it is a journey through her world, through her unwavering quest for love.” Tickets available for purchase here.
Full BAMPFA film and event calendar available here.