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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
Jul 29, 2019 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
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
- Video Free America
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Video Free America is a media arts collective founded by Skip Sweeney and Arthur Ginsberg in San Francisco in 1970. This is a compilation of clips of their work from 1970 to 1983 put together for a tribute by the Mill Valley Film Festival. Video music: Youngbloods concert. Provo Park, Berkeley, CA., July 4, 1974 -- New Riders of the Purple Sage concert. The Dead Ranch. August 1971 [with Jerry Garcia] -- Good vibrations space plasma. Moog Vidium imagery [Beach Boys playing] 1977 -- Placenta Boys...
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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
- 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
- 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
- National Center for Experiments in Television (NCET)
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Feedback with jazz -- Suzanne -- Robert Creeley performs "A piece" -- I nevertheless (Sun in the eyes poem with Kyger) / Loren Sears and Joanne Kyger -- Graham tape delay--excerpt / Richard Felciano with John Graham, dancer -- Slip back into the shining sea / Loren Sears and Joanne Kyger -- Charles Olson reads from "The frontlet" -- Graham tape delay--excerpt / Richard Felciano with John Graham, dancer -- Linearity / Richard Felciano -- Descartes / Joanne Kyger.
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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
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
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
- Warner Jepson and Ruth Asawa
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Warner Jepson video processing experiments incorporating Ruth Asawa's folded paper and wire sculptures. http://www.warnerjepson.com/ http://www.ruthasawa.com/
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- 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
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
- Loren Sears
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High energy, 5-layer mix from film loops of animated shapes. Music is loop composition from a Buchla Box. Film, music, direction by Loren Sears.
Topic: way bay
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
- 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