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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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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...
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Note : Video levels vary as on original recording; some sections are very dark. Program ends at 00:55:00 then unrelated content to end (audio only). Description : Documentation of eight events at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art revolving around Anna Halprin and the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop, including their first "Citydance" (1975-1976). Produced by First Generation (1974 -1980), a partnership between Dede Tisone Bartels, Betty Estersohn, and Joan Valdes, who were young...
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Note : Dropout throughout due to deterioration of original recording. Description : Documentary on Xavier 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...
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Note : Video levels vary as on original recording; some sections are dark. Description : Baker/Rapoport/Wick was a collective of three performance artists - Mary Winder Baker, Debra Rapoport and Susan Wick. They came together to create remarkable textile-oriented performances and installations that inspired and expanded the definition of creativity in San Francisco. The location of this video was a window at Macy's in Union Square. The three female performance artists promoted the store's new...
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Note : Image is a bit dark from 00:06:00 to 00:23:00 as on original recording. Description : Documentary on California photographer Marion Patterson, who studied under Minor White, Dorothea Lange, and Ansel Adams. A collection of her photographs titled Grains of Sand was published in 2002. Patterson's photographs focus on the natural surroundings of the central California coast, the Sierras, and the deserts of the Southwest. She describes her work as "photographs of the intimate landscape,...
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Description : Documentary on photographer, theorist, curator, and publisher Lew Thomas, who, with Donna-Lee Philips in San Francisco in 1976, founded NFS Press, which published and distributed landmark conceptual photography books through the 1970s and early 1980s. 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 70s. It was a vibrant and...
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