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Member Event

Family Matinee: The Bittersweet Films of Mikhail Kobakhidze

March 22, 2015; 3:00 p.m.

A selection of short films made by the talented Georgian filmmaker Mikhail Kobakhidze, whose style is simple on the surface but employs creative relationships between images and sound. The films tell allegorical stories and enact dramatic situations without dialogue, evoking emotional tones that range from humor to inventive fantasy to bittersweet sorrow. These shorts, which have a kinship with the films of Buster Keaton, Jacques Tati, Albert Lamorisse, and Norman McLaren, are beloved by Georgians and well loved in international cinematheques, where they have been widely shown. Our presentation includes The Musicians, The Wedding, The Umbrella, and En chemin. (Running time: 61 mins)

Open to all members. To reserve tickets, call (510) 642-5186 or email bampfamember@berkeley.edu.