Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
March 3, 2015 – The Last of the Unjust
March 10, 2015 – Wavemakers
March 17, 2015 – The Missing Picture
This year’s edition of the annual spring series Documentary Voices features masters of the medium. We begin with Robert Flaherty’s landmark Nanook of the North; his effort to salvage traditional Inuit culture is considered to be the first documentary film ever made. Frederick Wiseman, best known for his complex chronicles of social institutions (including UC Berkeley!), made Titicut Follies to expose conditions at a state-run mental hospital. Harun Farocki, the influential cinema essayist who taught in UC Berkeley’s Film and Media Department in the 1990s, passed away on July 30, 2014. Described as “one of the most challenging, speculative and distinctive filmmakers ever to confront an audience,” Farocki focused on the relationship between image-making and ideology in his films, videos, and installations.
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