Sunday Summer Cinema at BAMPFA
July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
One event on July 8, 2018 at 4:00pm
One event on August 12, 2018 at 4:00pm
One event on October 14, 2018 at 4:00pm
View movies outside on BAMPFA’s huge outdoor LED screen on Addison and Oxford Street. This is the place for summertime series of entertaining, family-friendly films! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show.
FREE outside movie event to enjoy with the whole family!
Babette Cafe will be serving delicious specialty items outside, so come early for dinner.
The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) in partnership with the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA) presents “Dancing in the Streets”, a series of free summer movie matinees on the museum’s massive outdoor LED screen at Addison and Oxford. On the second Sunday of each month from June to October, audiences of all ages can enjoy joyous and entertaining dance movies that will have them dancing in the streets. A section of Addison Street between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue will be closed to traffic for each screening, where audiences can set up their own lawn chairs or picnic blankets in front of the giant outdoor BAMPFA screen—located just a block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Refreshments are available to purchase from a pop-up stand operated by Babette, the café at BAMPFA.
Next film is on Sunday, July 8th at 4PM, featuring “The Red Shoes” (UK, 1948) 133 minutes, with Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Leonide Massine, & Marius Goring. “Truly one of the most beautiful Technicolor films ever made” (Martin Scorsese). Jack Cardiff’s wonderfully fluid and lustrous photography perfectly captures the fairy-tale origins of Powell and Pressburger’s masterpiece of color and motion, which has as its exquisite centerpiece a nearly twenty-minute ballet sequence. The film follows the trajectory of young English ballerina Victoria Page (Moira Shearer), whose tremendous talent and ambition find their match in producer Boris Lermontov and composer Julian Craster, with whom she collaborates on a production of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Red Shoes. Soon, a blossoming romance threatens the relationship among the three—and tragedy grows inevitable.