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The PFA celebrates Gregory Peck with a new series

The week of March 17, 1939, was fairly active in terms of news. On Monday of that week, a new pope, Pius XII, entered the Vatican. On Wednesday, German troops occupied the remaining portions of Bohemia and Moravia and Czechoslovakia ceased to exist as a united state. By Friday, British
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This Week in Arts

Our lead writers bring you the latest and greatest in Bay Area arts and culture this week Film This week the Pacific Film Archive hosts four films by Michael Glawogger, an Austrian filmmaker who focuses on the plight of the working class amid an increasingly alienating global economy. Glawogger’s experimental
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This Week in Arts

Our lead critics bring you the latest and greatest in Bay Area culture for this week. Film Our very own Pacific Film Archive mixes, as it were, sound and image in the next installment of its Cine/Spin series, where Cal DJs take on films from the PFA collection. On Thursday,
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Filmmaker James Ivory

An interview with James Ivory

Director James Ivory is known best under the moniker “Merchant-Ivory,” which he shares with Indian-born producer Ismail Merchant. They are known for their stately period pieces and costume dramas, such as “A Room with a View” (1985), “Howards Ends” (1992) and “The Remains of the Day” (1993).

This week in arts

Film This Friday afternoon, at 3 p.m., the Berkeley Art Museum is hosting Film Forward, a colloquium on the state of film education, curation and criticism. Prominent Bay Area film personalities will be on the panel, including independent filmmakers Tiffany Shlain (“Connected”) and Barry Jenkins (“Medicine for Melancholy”), film journalists
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UC Berkeley alumnus donates $15 million to campus

A UC Berkeley alumnus was honored Monday for his $15 million donation to the campus — a gift that will help finance the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s new building campaign and create a new endowed faculty chair. In a campus event Monday, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau announced that $14
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Scorched Earth

There is something about the American South, with its decaying social mores and weary livers, that we are inexplicably drawn to, like that dark and drawling stranger in the back of the bar, hidden by smoke. Perhaps it’s because we, too, have fallen on hard times, settled for banality and
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The Bay Area weekend in film

Tonight marks the beginning of another year of our of our lucky area’s favorite film festivals, Cinema by the Bay. This festival showcases the work of filmmakers, local and beyond, with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area. Some of these films were shot and made here, and others
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