SPECIAL EVENT: Films of Antonello Branca (OCT 24-25)


“Black Panthers, Pop Art, and 1960s California in the Films of Antonello Branca”

This two-day event honors the work of Italian filmmaker Antonello Branca with a series of first-time screenings and a roundtable discussion of his work and their subjects.

For more information and to make reservations, please visit: http://www.iicsanfrancisco.esteri.it/iic_sanfrancisco/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/10/i-film-di-antonello-branca-all.html

Monday, October 24, 6-9pm:
Where: The Nestrick Room, 142 Dwinelle Hall

  • What’s Happening? (1967, 44 min.)

    A documentary about the Beat and Pop Art Generation, a portrait of America seen through the eyes of artists and intellectuals who were about to revolutionize the international artistic panorama. Allen Ginsberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Gregory Corso, and others;

  • Seize the Time (1970, 90 min)

    A movie featuring the Black Panthers. It brings together drama, fiction cinema and documentary cinema.

Tuesday, October 25, 3-6pm:
340 Stephens Hall

  • Dissent (1968, 47 min.)

    A documentary showing the hot climate of social unrest that beset the whole of American society in the 1960s. The campesinos protest, Berkeley and La Jolla students confronted by police, the revolt of the inner city ghettos, the defiance of the Vietnam War draft, Robert Kennedy’s last public speech;

  • Roundtable discussion; California materials: unedited interviews (Henry Miller, Herbert Marcuse, Raymond Hewitt, and more), unedited speeches (James Baldwin, Jerry Rubin, Robert Kennedy).

The conference is co-organized and co-sponsored by The Program for the Study of Italy of theUC Berkeley Institute of European Studies and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Italian Society at Berkeley and the Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico of Rome, Italy, and with support from the Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley.

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