The U.S. tour of the retrospective kicks off in California at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) with the 13-film series “Perspectives on History: Romanian Cinema since 1989” running December 6, 2019 – February 27, 2020.
“The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is happy for the opportunity to collaborate with Making Waves 2019 to celebrate three decades of Romanian cinema. Thirty years after the revolution in Romania these films remain as meaningful as ever as the shadows of totalitarianism and corruption are increasingly evident everywhere and protesters take to the streets around the globe,” notes BAMPFA Associate Film Curator Kate MacKay. “We are especially thrilled that Andrei Ujicā will be coming to Berkeley to present three of his documentaries.”
The program includes some of the best Romanian films made over the last three decades, with a special focus on works concerned with the events of December 1989. “The Romanians” selection is complemented by Radu Muntean’s The Paper will Be Blue, Radu Jude’s “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians”, and Out of the Present by Andrei Ujică, who will be the special guest of the program.
Venue: BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street (between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue), Berkeley, CA
Tickets: General Admission – $13; BAMPFA Member – $8; Special rates: $5-9 (see BAMPFA website for details)
The largest Romanian film program ever presented in the U.S. kicks off at Film Forum New York, in the framework of the 14th Making Waves Festival for a 12-day, 30-film celebration of 30 years of post-Ceauşescu cinema. Runs November 15-26, 2019.
Special guests are directors Andrei Ujică, Tudor Giurgiu, Contantin Popescu, actress Anda Onesa, as well as actor and Making Waves ambassador Andi Vasluianu.
“The Romanians” arrives to Seattle, WA at the Northwest Film Forum, in partnership with the Romanian Film Festival in Seattle curated by ARCS, with a selection running January-April 2020. A preview to the program will screen December 7, 2019: Andrei Ujică’s Videograms of a Revolution.
Stay tuned for the full program.