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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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- 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
- 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
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
- 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
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
- 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
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
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- 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
- TVTV (Production company)
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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: PM0017643 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, the reproduction of some materials may be...
Topic: californiarevealed
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
- 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
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
Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Call Number: PM0017745 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, the reproduction of some materials may be...
Topic: californiarevealed
Note : Recording ends abruptly. Description : Richard (Dick) Raymond was the President of the Portola Institute, the umbrella organization for The Whole Earth Catalog and other Stewart Brand projects. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Call Number : PM0017755 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...
Topic: californiarevealed
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
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- Optic Nerve
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Description : A behind the scenes look at the 1973 Miss California Pageant and the state of the feminist movement. By the early 1970s, pageants had become a target of feminists and the organizers and contestants found themselves facing protests and scrutiny from the media. Optic Nerve presents both sides neutrally, allowing the clueless pageant community to make the feminists' case for them.--Media Burn Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film...
Topic: californiarevealed
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- TVTV (Production company)
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Note: Content ends abruptly due to the end of the tape. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Call Number: PM0017743 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...
Topic: californiarevealed