Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

03/02/2018

Super Cinema @Central

October 2018
The 1980s-Blockbusters!
Friday, October 5 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 / 115 min. / PG / CC


It's 1936. The US government hires archaeologist "Indiana" Jones (Harrison Ford) to find the Ark of the Covenant before Nazi Commander Arnold Toht grabs it for Hitler. The Germans believe the Ark will make their armies invincible. Marion Ravenwood (Karen Black), who is an old love interest of Indy's, joins him in a wildly daring, suspenseful mission to defeat Toht. George Lucas co-wrote the story and co-financed the film. Directed by Steven Spielberg.



Friday, October 12 Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 1988 / 104 min. / PG / CC


In this film, set in 1947 LA, humans and animated cartoon characters ("Toons") co-exist on the screen. When "Toon" Roger Rabbit gets framed for the murder of a businessman who owns Toontown, he hires rumpled Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) to clear his name. Eddie racks up delicious allusions to Noir as he does. Kathleen Turner voices Jessica Rabbit, Roger's partly human wife, and Christopher Lloyd is the villain, Judge Doom. Robert Zemeckis directs.



Friday, October 19 E.T. the Extraterrestrial 1982 / 115 min. / PG / CC


Steven Spielberg directs E.T., a science fiction fantasy. Young Elliott befriends a space alien who accidentally has been left behind by his spaceship's crew. The boy and his siblings decide to hide E.T. until he can be rescued. As Elliott begins to experience a psychic connection with E.T., US government scientists start to hunt E.T. for their own purposes. At the same time, Elliott and E.T. fall ill. Without a doubt, this is one of the most beloved films of all time.



Friday, October 26 The Shining 1980 / 146 min. / R / CC


Aspiring writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) accepts a job as winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. His wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and pre-school age son Danny (Danny Lloyd) go with him.. Jack hears the disturbing story that a former caretaker had gone mad while there, murdered his family and killed himself-but keeps it to himself. With six months ahead of them, they settle in, cut off from the world.

November 2018 On-Screen Chemistry Before 1950
Friday, November 2 Swing Time 1936 / 103 min. / NR


Small town vaudevillian Lucky Garnett (Fred Astaire) is a no-show for his own wedding, but he still hopes to marry his girl. He seeks the wealth he thinks he needs in New York City, where he meets Penny (Ginger Rogers), a dancing instructor. It's a big conflict for Lucky, but the starstruck two form a successful dance act...and fall for each other. Arguably, Swing Time has the most complex dancing and the most plausible romance in the Astaire/Rogers franchise.



Friday, November 9 To Have and Have Not 1944 / 100 min. / NR


Based on the Ernest Hemingway novel and directed by Howard Hawks, this is a romantic adventure drama that centers on Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart), a fishing boat captain in the Vichy France-controlled colony of Martinique. A very young Lauren Bacall plays Slim, a steamy American singer who seduces Morgan ("You know how to whistle, don't you?") When Morgan reluctantly agrees to use his boat to rescue Resistance fighters, will Slim stand by him?



Friday, November 16 Adam's Rib 1949 / 101 min. / NR


Married couple Garson Kanin and actress Ruth Gordon wrote the screenplay for this classic comedy. It's about married lawyers (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) who face off as prosecutor and defense attorney in the trial of Doris Attinger (Judy Holliday) for the attempted murder of her two-timing husband (Tom Ewell). Holliday is priceless. Directed by George Cukor, Adam's Rib is # 7 on the American Film Institute's Top Ten List of Romantic Comedies.



Friday, November 23 LIBRARY CLOSED-Day After Thanksgiving



SPECIAL PRESENTATION IN APPRECIATION OF NATIVE AMERICANS

Friday, November 30 The New World 2006 / 150 min. / PG-13


Terrence Malik ("The Tree of Life") wrote and directed this film depicting the 1607 founding of Jamestown Colony in Virginia. Yes, Captain John Smith (Colin Farrell) travels upriver, is captured and held prisoner by Chief Powhatan. Smith and the Chief's daughter, Pocohontas (Q'orianka Kilcher), do fall in love. But the filmmaker chooses to focus on the natural world's deep, dreamlike impact on them, not ephemeral chemistry. Their dream does not last, not for them, not for their "tribes." In 2006, The New World opened to mildly positive reviews, but it has grown in stature since then. Emmanuel Luzbeki's brilliant cinematography is often cited as its crowning achievement. Mick LaSalle has called the film a masterpiece and the best film of its decade. Roger Ebert 4-starred it from the start.

Mar 2, 3pm to 5pm, 2090 Kittredge St. (at Shattuck), Berkeley, CA 94704

Fiddler Annex Grand Opening Week: Laurie Antonioli & the American Dreams Band with Special Guest Theo Bleckmann

Laurie Antonioli, the Chair of the Vocal Program at the CJC and Artist-In-Residence, Theo Bleckmann, celebrate the opening of Fiddler Annex. Laurie and her band will perform songs from their latest project and Theo will perform some solo vocal work as well as sitting in with the band! An evening of contemporary vocal music with an all-star group!

Band Members and Instrumentation: Laurie Antonioli - Vocals; Theo Bleckmann - Vocals; Matt Clark - Piano
Dan Fieszli - Bass; Jason Lewis - Drums; Dave MacNab - Guitar; Sheldon Brown - Bass Clarinet, Tenor & Soprano Saxophone and clarinet

Mar 2, 8pm to 9pm, Fiddler Annex Grand Opening Week: Laurie Antonioli & the American Dreams Band with Special Guest Theo Bleckmann, March 02, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

CNMAT Users Group presents: Dan Joseph, Dulcimer Flight

In his solo works for electroacoustic hammer dulcimer, for which he uses the title Dulcimer Flight, Dan constructs contemplative soundscapes that slowly unfold over the course of 30-minutes t Read more at http://www.cnmat.berkeley.edu/events/cnmat-users-group-presents-dan-joseph-dulcimer-flight

Mar 2, 8pm to 10pm, 1750 Arch St, Berkeley, CA, United States

Eve Marie and Motoshi Kosako

Internationally-acclaimed Jazz harpist Motoshi Kosako will perform compositions that include unique techniques he invented which make the harp sound like a guitar. Motoshi utilizes virtuosic authentic harp techniques and large spaces for improvisation. Joining Motoshi is Bay Area singer/songwriter Eve Marie Shahoian, a former Tonight Show singer.

After her January NY tour, she returns to the Bay Area for this appearance at The Back Room, where she will debut some new music from her EP, Believe. Together Eve Marie and Motoshi will perform Jazz classics and original compositions.

" A voice of great sincerity and beauty." - Celebrity Cafe
"A talented singer/songwriter." - Andrew Gilbert
" Weekend Top Ten." - Randy McMullen, San Jose Mercury News

Tickets are $20 and are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door

Mar 2, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

Blame Sally

Blame Sally is the combination of four Bay Area songwriters, Pam Delgado, Renee Harcourt, Jeri Jones, and Monica Pasqual. Though each is accomplished in their own right, it's the blend of their prodigious talent that creates a powerful sound that transcends genres. From country-pop ballads to rock and roll barn-burners, Blame Sally infuses each song with rolicking energy for an electrifying performance.

Mar 2, 8pm to 9pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704