Around the world in 90 minutes: International cinema on view at the Pacific Film Archive


It’s the new year and a new semester at UC Berkeley. Thankfully, that also means that the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has reopened. The line-up that the PFA is putting on in the upcoming months is a cinephile’s dream and features some of the most influential international films produced in cinematic history. Below are just some recommendations for those adventurous filmgoers looking for world classics to see this semester.
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A still from Stanley Kubrick's Lolita

Weekender Picks

The Berkeley World Music Festival is this weekend. On Saturday stop by cafe venues along Telegraph Avenue and hear music in People’s Park. On Sunday Telegraph Avenue between Dwight Way and Durant Avenue will turn into a street festival and beer garden. Both days are free! —Anya Schultz   Stanley
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Student film festival features a mixing of media

Last Wednesday night, the Pacific Film Archive screened the annual “Bay Area Student Film Festival,” a showcase dedicated to exploring the talent and creative perspectives of student filmmakers in the area. The festival accepted submissions of any short films less than 20 minutes — experimental or narrative — from students
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Grounding ‘Vertigo’

1958 film sheds light on San Francisco at BAM/PFA showing

In honor of this famous collaboration between Hitchcock and the Bay Area, the Pacific Film Archive conducted a special screening of the psychological pulse-pounder with a rarely seen, IB tech print that would have been one of the originals seen in multiplexes across the nation when it first premiered.
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This Week in Arts

VISUAL ART If there was one Bay Area show this fall that could best capture what is currently happening in contemporary art, it would be “Stand Tall Pt. III” opening on Saturday night at Old Crow Tattoo and Gallery. This week, 38 artists are coming from near and far to
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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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