UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Events

Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

  • Rosa von Praunheim, Stadt Der Verlorenen Seelen (City of Lost Souls), 16mm on digital video, 91min., 1983

    The Berkeley Film & Media Seminar presents: "City of Lost Souls" with 'Dirty Looks' Curator Bradford Nordeen

    Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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    Bradford Nordeen

    In 1983, German documentary enfant terrible Rosa Von Praunheim trained his lens on the trans and gender defying Americans who ruled the nightlife scene in Berlin as cultural émigrés. Scripting the loosest of narratives around their wily New Wave performances, City of Lost Souls follows Angie Stardust, who runs the boarding house and adjacent restaurant, …

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  • BFMS Lecture Series: Curating 'Dirty Looks' and Presenting the Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde with Bradford Nordeen

    Thu, Apr 25, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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    Bradford Nordeen

    Ranging from digital drag revisionism to post-bohemian celluloid, this screening and talk showcase works from eight years of “Dirty Looks,” a queer avant-garde film series that, since 2011, has brought queer artists’ cinema to audiences in NYC, LA, the Bay Area, and in a touring series, across the country. Curator Bradford Nordeen will show highlights from the past …

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  • Jeremy Blake, Winchester (2002)

    BFMS Lecture Series: Homay King - "Sarah Winchester and the Origins of Silicon Valley"

    Thu, Apr 11, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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    Homay King

    Sarah Winchester (1840-1922), heiress to the Winchester Repeating Arms company, moved from Connecticut to San Jose after the death of her husband, and spent the remainder of her life building a colossal Victorian mystery mansion. Winchester was painted by the press as an eccentric who built her mausoleum-like house out of guilt, melancholy, and superstition, in an attempt to assuage the …

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  • BFMS Lecture Series: “We are not worried in the least” - Arts of Critique with Jasmina Metwaly

    Thu, Jan 31, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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    Jasmina Metwaly

    “We are not worried in the least” Arts of Critique with Jasmina Metwaly, filmmaker, artist, and founder of the Mosireen Collective Jasmina Metwaly is an artist and filmmaker based in Cairo and Berlin, and a member of the Mosireen video collective. She works in video and film, and has recently started drawing again. Rooted in performance, theater, and film, her …

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  • BFMS Lecture Series: Leon Gurevitch - Digital Workshops of the World: Software, Source Code and Skills Migration in the Global VFX Industries

    Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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    Leon Gurevitch

    Digital Workshops of the World: Software, Source Code and Skills Migration in the Global VFX Industries Over the last three decades, a network of globally distributed digital visual effects (VFX) companies have arisen from Hollywood’s traditional base in Los Angeles. As Hollywood visual effects production adopted computational practices and technologies, what started out as a branch …

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  • BFMS Lecture Series: Ara Osterweil

    Thu, Oct 25, 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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    Ara Osterweil

    "The Last Word: Black Fugitivity in Andy Warhol's My Hustler" This talk investigates the brief, unexplained appearance of an African-American woman named Dorothy Dean at the end of Andy Warhol's groundbreaking 1965 film, My Hustler.  All but forgotten now, Dean was  a recognizable figure in the downtown New York art world, as well as one of only a handful of …

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  • BFMS Lecture Series: Giorgio Bertellini

    Thu, Sep 13, 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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    In the forthcoming volume The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America (University of California Press, 2019), I seek to document and analyze an inaugural moment of today’s much discussed convergence of political and celebrity culture. Specifically, I uncover practices of public opinion management that in 1920s America …

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