Pub date February 28, 2007

Feb. 28


Citizen Cinema’s Love Series

The gods of antiquity were intelligent creations. Venus, for example, represents lust and motherhood, marriage and adultery, reverence and sacrilege; in short, she was love in all its contradictions. Inspired by this and other Gordian knots, Rob Nilsson of Citizen Cinema has put together a 12-part series on the subject of love. The first film is Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris. (Sara Schieron)

7 p.m., $10 donation
Edwin Johnson Screening Room
1418 Fifth St., Berk.


Sunset Blvd.

You don’t have to be a fresh-faced undergrad to take advantage of UC Berkeley’s Film 50 class. This week’s selection is Billy Wilder’s essential Tinseltown tragedy, Sunset Blvd.; even film school dropouts can get behind this narrated-by-a-dead-guy picture that opens with a chimp’s funeral and climaxes with one of cinema’s most iconic close-ups. (Cheryl Eddy)

Through May 2
3 p.m., $4–$8
Pacific Film Archive
2575 Bancroft, Berk.
(510) 642-5249