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Cowritten and edited by Oscar winner Walter Murch, this documentary is a fascinating investigation into the 1953 Anglo-American coup d’état in Iran that displaced democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossaddegh and installed the despotic Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as shah. “Passionate and fearless” (Hollywood Reporter).
120 min | 2019 | United Kingdom
Watch a live illustrated presentation on the book SERENE FOR THE MOMENT: SARA KATHRYN ARLEDGE by its editor, Irene Georgia Tsatsos, Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. Filmmaker Kerry Laitala will read from Arledge’s memoir “Madness in Memory,” and Tsatsos and Los Angeles Filmforum Executive Director Adam Hyman will read from a conversation with Terry Cannon; both are included in SERENE FOR THE MOMENT, and part of the Arledge paper collection housed at BAMPFA's Film Library and Study Center.
62 min | 2021 | United States
Fri Apr 30th
For Dutta, the principality of Guler, with its long history of artistic expression, “became a laboratory that I went back to again and again, engaging with various aspects each time.” Plus two shorts that further explore the cultural history of the Western Himalayas.
55 min | 2019 | India
Fri Apr 30th
At ninety-three, Krishna Baldev Vaid (1927–2020), a pioneer of Hindi experimental writing living in New York, feels at a loss for words. Yet he is eager to access the “dance of language,” to which he has devoted his life. With shorts THE SCENT OF EARTH and TEN QUESTIONS FROM A CRITICT.
75 min | 2021 | India
Fri May 7th
Featuring Sadie Barnette, Amy Franceschini, Jim Goldberg, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Alicia McCarthy, Tucker Nichols, Nigel Poor, and Michael Swaine, this documentary reflects on a Bay Area art scene less concerned with money and power than with imagination, innovation, community, and care.
2021 | United States