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Sunday Summer Cinema at BAMPFA
October 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
BAMPFA, in partnership with the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA), presents “Dancing in the Streets”, a summer series of free movie matinees on the museum’s massive outdoor LED screen at Addison and Oxford. These movies are on the second Sunday of each month from June to October - perfect for audiences of all ages to enjoy joyous and entertaining dance movies that will have you 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. FREE outside movie event to enjoy with the whole family!
The Young Girls of Rochefort
10.14.18 / 4:00pm
Jacques Demy (France, 1967)
Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac, Michel Piccoli, Gene Kelly, Danielle Darrieux,
See it large—a dance musical as antithetical to the small screen as West Side Story, whose choreography it emulates and whose star George Chakiris improbably appears here, along with Gene Kelly, Mr. American in Paris himself. In the sleepy town of Rochefort, denizens who somnolently dance sidewise down the street are energized by the arrival of a traveling commercial fair that passes for spectacle. Catherine Deneuve and her talented sister Françoise Dorléac play musical twin sisters who while away the hours in their Barbie-doll outfits until they can hitch a ride to love and fame. In Demy’s clever patter set to Michel Legrand’s music, their barista mother Danielle Darrieux dreams of a love lost to the silliness of the French language, and everyone around her pines, in rhyme, for a poetic ideal. Billed as a paean to American musicals, The Young Girls of Rochefort is vintage French: sugary surface, just a hint of the grotesque, and legs.
Our Downtown Berkeley restaurants want you to have the most #PerfectPicnic to enjoy while you watch the show!
Maison Bleue - Plan ahead and order your #perfectpicnic from this awesome downtown french cafe and bistro. Pictured below is Daniel and his #perfectpicnic includes a delicious Marin sandwich with housemade lox, a grilled cheesey Croque Monsier with your choice of chips or side salad, and dessert crepe with bacon known to locals as "the Danny".
Butcher's Son - Enjoy all of the house-made meats and cheeses in the signature deli style sandwiches. Order ahead and beat the line! Online orders can be picked up inside the restaurant at the new market counter.
E-Z Deli - Since 1984, E-Z Deli has been serving this Berkeley destination delicious sandwiches since 1984. You can plan your #perfectpicnic by ordering ahead of time or causually stopping by in person to always enjoy your favorites. Pictured below is Cathy and her #perfectpicnic includes a delicious and fresh ready to-go salads. Pair your housemade salad or sandwich with a delicious side. Take a look and don't drool on your phone.
Babette Cafe will be serving delicious specialty items onsite while supplies last. You can order ahead at the restaurant located right inside the museum and do a regular to-go order too to create your #perfectpicnic!
Babette's menu changes daily, keeping things fresh and fun, call ahead to see what's on the menu!