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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA is UC Berkeley’s premier visual arts venue, presenting more than 450 film screenings, scores of public programs, and up to twenty exhibitions annually. With its vibrant and eclectic programming, BAMPFA inspires the imagination and ignites critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA’s collection includes more than 17,500 films and videos, including the largest collection of Japanese cinema outside of Japan, impressive holdings of Soviet cinema, West Coast avant-garde film, seminal video art, as well as hundreds of thousands of articles, reviews, posters, and other ephemera related to the history of film.

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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2625 Durant Avenue #2250
Berkeley, CA 94720-2250
Telephone: (510) 642-1437
Email: bampfa@berkeley.edu

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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Description : A documentary on independent truckers. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights: Rights are owned by Ideas in Motion. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: Truck drivers--United States, Optic Nerve, californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Taylor, Edward Silverstone
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Description : This edited Ektachrome home movie with titles documents a 1959 street fair, upper Grant Avenue, San Francisco--the center of Beat culture. The film includes shots of filmmaker Dion Vigne and his wife Loreon, artist and occultist Marjorie Cameron and her daughter Crystal, artist Wallace Berman and his wife Shirley, and Beat poet and surrealist Bob Kaufman. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (original reversal) Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights :...
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Topics: californialightandsound, home movie, way bay
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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Additional Title: Off the Pig Description:  From the California Newsreel catalog: "This is the film the Black Panthers used to promote their cause. Shot in 1969, in Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento, this exemplar of 1960s activist filmmaking traces the development of the Black Panther organization. In an interview from jail, Minister of Defense Huey P. Newton describes the origins of the Panther Party, Eldridge Cleaver explains the Panthers' appeal to the Black community, and...
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Topic: californialightandsound
Description : Media collective Optic Nerve interviews San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk at Castro Camera, a camera shop operated by Milk since he opened it in 1972 and center of the neighborhood gay community. Note: Optic Nerve tapes 12, 13 and 38. Note on Tape 3: "Harvey Milk at Castro Camera - moving day. Financial and top of B of A." Source : 3 Tapes of 3: 3/4 inch videotape Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Call Number: PM0016985; PM0016986; PM0016695...
Topics: californialightandsound, Milk, Harvey, way bay
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Callenbach, Ernest
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Description :  This film is based on the Vietnam Day held at Berkeley, California, from noon of May 21 to midnight of May 22, 1965. The program participants, who do not all appear in the film, included--Aaron Wildavsky, Robert Scheer, the Committee, I.F. Stone, Willie Brown, Barbara Dane, Phil Ochs, George Clark, Edward Keating, Levi Laub, Paul Jacobs, Jim Petras, Jack Grant, Si Casady, Stanley Sheinbaum, Senator Ernest Gruening, Isaac Deutscher, Michael Klein, Mario Savio, Jack Barnes,...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Callenbach, Ernest, Dane, Barbara, Ochs, Phil, Scheer, Robert, Spock,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Description : Artist collective Optic Nerve documents author Anais Nin's visit to Berkeley, California, circa December 1971. Part 1 of 2: Anais Nin lecture at Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley, December 1971. Part 2 of 2: Optic Nerve interview with Anais Nin. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Optic Nerve. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access...
Topics: californialightandsound, way bay
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by TVTV
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Description : This documentary covers the first New Games Tournament held at the Marin Headlands’ Gerbode Preserve in 1973 and features New Games co-founder Stewart Brand demonstrating his boffing prowess and Wavy Gravy leading a variety of games in a jester costume. Additional pictures from the New Games Tournament can be found in The New Games Book . Call Number : PM0017730 Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection...
Topics: californialightandsound, New Games (Firm), New Games Foundation, way bay
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Lipton, Leonard
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Description : A film about the building of People's Park, and its ultimate destruction, marking the end of an era. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Lipton, Leonard, Demonstrations--California--Berkeley, History of...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Lipton, Leonard
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Description : The 1965 Vietnam Day Peace March, remembered for the Hell's Angels' attack, is vividly depicted, providing a valuable historical perspective on the period, filmed by a partisan. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film 16mm Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights: Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
Topics: Lipton, Leonard, Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--California--Berkeley,...
Additional Titles : [Golden Gate Expo 1939]; [San Francisco Expo 1939 Treasure Island] Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of...
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Topics: californialightandsound, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by [University of California, Berkeley]
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Description : This edited Kodachrome and black and white home movie documents "Senior Week" of the UC Berkeley Class of 1940 baccalaureate, during which the graduates engage in activities that take them to landmarks in Berkeley (Berkeley City Club, Claremont Hotel, Sproul House) and Santa Cruz (extensive images of the beach and boardwalk, including vintage amusement park rides). Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (original reversal) Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video...
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California, Berkeley--Students, University of California,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Newsreel
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Description : This film is about the oppression of the Third World community in the Mission district of San Francisco, specifically seven Latino youths who were recruiting street kids into a college Brown Studies Program. Accused of killing a plainclothesman, they became victims of a press and police campaign to "clean-up" the Mission. Their defense became the foundation of a revolutionary community organization called Los Siete. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Pacific...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco (Calif.), way bay
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by First Generation
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Note : Dropout throughout due to deterioration of original recording. Description : Documentary on Jasmine Nash, an affiliate of Anna Halprin who taught street dance to students from a wide variety of backgrounds in an upstairs dance studio in the Fillmore District of San Francisco in the 1970s. Produced by First Generation (1974 -1980), a partnership between Dede Tisone Bartels, Betty Estersohn, and Joan Valdes, who were young teachers and artists in the San Francisco Bay Area of the 1960s and...
Topics: californialightandsound, way bay
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Description : An hour-long documentary on Project One, a unique living/working community in a converted five-story warehouse in the South of Market district of San Francisco. This video documents the activities of Optic Nerve and other artists working within the collective space, sharing resources, new technologies, etc. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Optic Nerve....
Topics: californialightandsound, Optic Nerve
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Timberg, Bernard
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Description : Documentation of the activities and fashions of the first Northern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire held at what is now known as China Camp State Park, San Rafael, 1968. Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Call Number : PM0028912
Topics: californialightandsound, Renaissance fairs, home movie
Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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Description : Documentation of the artist Phil Harmonic, performing for the exhibition entitled Performance/art/artists/performers at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum on July 17, 1975, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana. This live performance is another in a continuing series of worldwide cultural events, prepared with the intention of helping to demystify the relationship between people and art and technology. It is a component part of the larger event entitled...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by San Francisco Newsreel
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Note: Color bars from 00:00:10 - 00:01:10, followed by black. Film begins at 00:01:40.  Description: Features interviews with women in a support group, who talk about their marriages, jobs, and women's status in the society during their times. Shows how they are victimized by the system, by class, racial, and sexual inequality, and how they feel about it. Points out that women are expected to play a supportive role to men, and that their needs as human beings and women are not recognized....
Topics: californialightandsound, Feminism--United States, Poor women--United States, Women's rights--United...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 Inch videotape
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Description : On the scene documentation of California Governor Jerry Brown's visit to the Gray Whale Listening Station, an experimental installation along California's north coast, designed by Ant Farm, 1977. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 3/4 inch videotape Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Call Number : PM0016605; PM0016606 Rights : Rights are owned by Ideas in Motion (Optic Nerve). Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work...
Topics: californialightandsound, Brown, Jerry, 1938-, way bay
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Call Number : PM0016706 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Ideas in Motion (formerly Optic Nerve). Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Optic Nerve
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Media Access Center
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Description : Focus on alternate living experiments and accessible shelter materials. Home-made and hi-tech dome structures, inflatables, tipis, raps with owner-built homesteaders, building with waste materials, experimental playground constructions. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Media Access Center. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to...
Topics: californialightandsound, way bay
Description : Most of the reel consists of aerial views of the University of California, Berkeley campus and buildings. Also included are several short scenes of an unidentified speaker at a gathering and students walking through Sather Gate. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 1604-01-3685 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California, Berkeley--Buildings
Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Call Number: PM0028938 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Judy Tooley. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Savio, Mario, Free Speech Movement (Berkeley, Calif.), home movie
Description : Scenes of campus life including aerial overviews of the campus and shots of individual buildings including new construction; students and professors engaged in various outdoor activities and ceremonies including a sorority and fraternity parade with floats and a football game. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Call Number: 1604-29-3667 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given...
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California, Berkeley--Buildings, University of California,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Golden State Film Productions
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Description : Promotional film describing the University of California, Berkeley, its campus life, courses, teaching staff, extracurricular activities, sports and academic support facilities. University of California President Robert Gordon Sproul and University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Clark Kerr appear. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Call Number: 1612-29-3693 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California, Berkeley
Description: Bay Area early video freaks—Chip Lord and Hudson Marquez of Ant Farm and Allen Rucker of TVTV—took a road trip in the Bubble Mobile to Vancouver in 1970/71 to visit artist friends in the Canadian woods. Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Call Number: PM0017613 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the artists. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized...
Topics: californialightandsound, way bay
Note : Audio only (no image) from 00:02:28 - 00:05:19, and for about 20 seconds at 00:22:00. Description : Groundbreaking video collective TVTV covers the 1974 California election with behind-the-scenes footage of Jerry Brown, who was elected to his first term as the 34th Governor of California. Call Number : PM0017756 Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by TVTV. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Elections--United States
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by University of California
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Description : Students, faculty, and staff guide prospective students to a University of California campus that best suits them. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 1612-29-12281 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In...
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California (System), Documentaries and factual works
Note : Program ends at 00:31:00. Description : Groundbreaking video collective TVTV covers the 1974 California election with behind-the-scenes footage of Mervyn M. Dymally, who was elected as the 41st Lieutenant Governor of California, the first of Trinidadian descent to do so. Note on original container : "Sacto 1 test plus - Black Fox Trot" Call Number : PM0017736 Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by TVTV. Copyright Holder...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Elections--United States
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Note: Content begins at 01:20. Description : Documentary produced by Bay Area video collective Optic Nerve circa 1976 on the San Francisco County jail system. Through candid interviews with inmates and a former jail doctor, the video argues that most of the inmates are there simply for the "crime" of being poor and that the prison system offers no opportunities for rehabilitation and merely serves to keep them down. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Prisons--California
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Woodall, John
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Alternate Title : All that to be said and done Description : Part of an exhibition titled Performance/art/artists/performers at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum, July 7 - September 4, 1975, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana. Sound piece with Sandra Woodall. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Accession Number : 0550-121-8999 Rights: Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has...
Topics: Gutierrez-Solana, Carlos, Woodall, Sandra, Woodall, John, Performance art, californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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Description : Documentation of a performance piece by Dan Ake presented at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum at the exhibition Performance/Art/Artists/Performers organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana, August 12, 1975. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Accession Number : 0550-121-8870; 0550-121-8872 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by TVTV (Production company)
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Note: No audio until 02:22. Audio ends at 29:21. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Call Number: PM0017778 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by TVTV. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition,...
Topic: californialightandsound