Gordon Parks, 1969
The first Hollywood studio film directed by an African American, The Learning Tree is Gordon Parks's semiautobiographical portrait of black youth, racial discrimination, and masculinity in Depression-era Kansas.
Introduction by Stephanie Cannizzo
Part of the series: A Choice of Weapons: The Films of Gordon Parks
4pm to 5pm, BAMPFA 2155 Center Street
Olivier Assayas, 2004
Maggie Cheung was awarded Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal of a junkie trying to get clean in order to win back her young son. Nick Nolte costars.
Part of the series: In the Mood for Maggie Cheung
7pm to 8pm, BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street
$36-$126. 642-9988. cal performances.org
8pm to 11/17 12 midnight, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
$35 adv / $39 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org
8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States