As the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) prepares for its opening week celebration, it will also mark a beginning of a year-long film program of a cinema genre, beginning this Wednesday.
Titled “Cinema Mon Amour,” it is a gathering of local celebrities and artists, plus internationally acclaimed filmmakers, all of whom will talk about their love of cinema. It kicks off a week of special presentations from those considered important to BAMPFA, with opening night featuring Barbro Osher, whose is named after the museum’s new theater.
Osher will be introducing the 1957 film The Seventh Seal on February 3rd and 7th, along with Linda Haverty Rugg. This will be followed by a screening of Ilyich’s Gate (1962), with an introduction by program director Tom Luddy on February 4th, then a selection of shorts selected by Pacific Film Archive director Sheldon Renan. Assistant film curator Edith Kramer will host a selection of shorts from BAMPFA’s collection on February 6th, followed by a screening of 1957’s The Tarnished Angels (with an introduction by former BAMPFA curator and London film producer Lynda Myles) on February 7th (the same day of the second screening of The Seventh Seal).
All films except the short films will be presented in new 35mm print. Log on to bampfa.berkeley.edu for more information, and to purchase tickets.