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thumb Tobin Geideman :: An Intern's Parting Thoughts

The PFA Library and Film Study Center recently said bon voyage and good luck to one of our top-notch volunteers, Tobin Geideman. Tobin has been

thumb DCP: Demanding Conversion Perfected

Last month, BAM/PFA entered the Jet Age, or is that the Digital Age. After scrimping and saving, we installed a brand-spanking new digital projector. 4K

thumb A Well Spent Life :: Les Blank, In Memoriam

Few documentary filmmakers have worked with the tenacity and ingenuity of Les Blank to explore and document America’s diverse, often little-known cultures. “He has an

thumb Podcast :: Nicolás Pereda in conversation with Robert Koehler

Last December, as part of the BAM/PFA’s ongoing series, Afterimage: Filmmakers and Critics in Conversation, young Mexican Canadian director Nicolás Pereda presented his 2007

thumb A Soviet Treasure Trove :: Georgian Film and the Publications of Sovexportfilm

For the average American student of film, such as myself, Georgian film does not come up too often, if at all, so when I landed

thumb Larry Sultan & Mike Mandel

A new book, simply titled Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel, features decades of significant work the two photographers collaborated on between the 1970s and 1990s.

thumb Mr. Ricco :: Dean Martin, Bullets, and BAM/PFA

A patron recently clued us in to the existence of this trailer for Mr. Ricco. The film stars an aging Dean Martin in the title

thumb Newly Acquired Glen E. Friedman Photographs Capture the Searing Energy of the Nascent Hardcore and Skateboarding Scenes

The photographs of Glen E. Friedman encapsulate the blistering tension and improvisation of the late 1970s and early 1980s California underground scene. Arising from very

thumb Preserving the Hans Hofmann Collection: New Grant Ensures Conservation for Next Generations

We are honored to be a recipient of an award from the federal grant program Save America’s Treasures to conserve the museum’s remarkable collection of

thumb SFIFF Returns to PFA Theater: Special Guests

The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival returns to PFA Theater with a schedule featuring 34 films over a span of two weeks. We get

thumb The Dangerousness of the 12 inch Politician (or the Half Million Dollar Arts Administrator)

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Chuck Mobley at SF Camerawork. More than a month ago, following the censorship of an edited version

thumb BAM/PFA Responds to National Portrait Gallery Censorship

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) strongly opposes the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s removal of video content from its

thumb Sondra Gilman and the Warhol Polaroids

The very great kindness (and business savvy) of the Warhol Foundation’s Photographic Legacy Program has blown Warhol’s Polaroids far across the land. BAM/PFA is one

thumb Morris Graves

I was invited by the artist and curator Jarrett Earnest to present a program of poems about Morris Graves for an event at the Meridian

thumb Dirk Bogarde Season

In showcasing the films of Joseph Losey, the PFA has been giving us a mini-retrospective of one of England’s most interesting actors, Dirk Bogarde. At

thumb Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans showed works on paper at the Berkeley Art Museum in 1997 and called the show, “Premonition.” The cognoscenti knew what he was capable

thumb The 2010 Oscar de Low-Renta Awards

On March 7th many of Hollywood’s best and most finely manicured will spill out of limos onto the red carpet outside of the Kodak Theater

thumb Introducing :: blook.

Blook is for those who crave inspiring art, film, and cultural experiences. Think of blook as a destination for intriguing information and two-way dialogue on

thumb Introducing :: FYI

FYI is an acronym for “for your information” and we plan to give you just that! Info, the dish, the dirt, the skinny, including art

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