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Film 50: History of Cinema

January 21, 2015 - April 29, 2015


A UC Berkeley course open to the public as space permits

Lectures/Emily Carpenter
Emily Carpenter is a lecturer in the Department of Film and Media at UC Berkeley

BAM/PFA and the UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media copresent the film-lecture course Film 50, now celebrating its twenty-second year. This year’s course, taught by Emily Carpenter, showcases an exciting lineup of world cinema classics, globetrotting between continents and featuring strong examples from various film movements and historical periods. The selection also draws upon the strengths of the BAM/PFA film collection and our ability to present the film experience faithfully, with a high standard of technical presentation. Enjoy the communal experience of viewing while learning how to understand the complex medium of film.

Advance Tickets
Tickets for Film 50 screenings go on sale to the general public on December 18, 2014. BAM/PFA members at the Sponsor level and above may purchase tickets during an advance buying window, December 11 to December 17, using a promo code that has been sent by mail. If you are a member at the Sponsor level or above and did not receive your promo code by mail, please contact our member hotline, (510) 642-5186. If you would like to become a member at the Sponsor level or above in order to purchase advance tickets, please call (510) 642-5186. Click here for information about membership levels and benefits.

Special Admission
General admission, $11.50; BAM/PFA members, $7.50; UC Berkeley students, $5.50; Seniors, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and youth 17 and under, $8.50.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
3:10 p.m. Introduction to Course, plus Sherlock Jr.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
3:10 p.m. Battleship Potemkin

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
3:10 p.m. Port of Shadows

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
3:10 p.m. The Lady from Shanghai

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
3:10 p.m. Aventurera

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
3:10 p.m. Bigger Than Life

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
3:10 p.m. A Man Escaped

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
3:10 p.m. L’avventura

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
3:10 p.m. Gems from the BAM/PFA Collection

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
3:10 p.m. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
3:10 p.m. Don’t Breathe

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
3:10 p.m. In the Mood for Love

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
3:10 p.m. Wendy and Lucy

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
3:10 p.m. Finding Vivian Maier