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above: 'DEATH OF HIPPIE" film installation at BAMPFA

Allen Willis' "DEATH OF HIPPIE" - on display at BAMPFA galleries in Downtown Berkeley, circa 1967,

documenting THE DIGGERS declaration that Hippie was dead in the Haight and San Francisco.

Willis filmed this seven minute short doc; it has been looped for the exhibition.

Originated in 16mm film, included in the HIPPIE MODERNISM: THE STRUGGLE FOR UTOPIA Exhibition,

launched in Minneapolis at the WALKER ART CENTER in October 2015.

The Berkeley exhibition continues through May 21, 2017.

Special Thanks to Andrew Blauvelt, Curator, Walker Art Center and

Kathryn MacKay, Associate Film Curator of the BAM / PFA.

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Sherley Ibarra and associate address the interns to be....

 

The Nickelodeon intern interviews in progress

 

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ROB STEWART - 1979 - 2017

 

 

 

 

Screens at BAMPFA - 2120 Oxford St. - Berkeley

EAST BAY MEDIA CENTER has two additional Allen Willis films screening at the

HIPPIE MODERNISM: The Struggle for Utopia exhibit at BAMPFA in February and March:

"THE PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE" circa 1965 *see above schedule and "DEATH OF HIPPIE " circa 1967on going.

Go to bampfa.org for a full list of film screenings, public programs and guided tours related to HIPPIE MODERNISM

bampfa.org

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DIASPORA ARTS CONNECTION PRESENTS

 

 

 

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east bay media center + berkeley video + film festivals welcomes

GLAS ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2017 at the ebmc performance - meeting space

this first weekend in March 2017....

 

 

 

http://www.glasanimation.com/schedule/

 

 

 

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'Basmeh' - Syrian Refugee Photos - Rana Rezapour

at EBMC Sunday February 5

 

 

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THE TRUE COLORS OF TRUMP:

The Inaugural Portrait Exhibition at East Bay Media Center comprised from the 6th-8th grade students

in Esperanza Surls classroom at the Canyon School.

The results are the caricatures of the new president on display here.

 

Alisha Abrahams and Mom with Alishas Trump painting - Lola Filucci with her painting

 

Parents at the exhibit of Trump Portraits - Parent Tony Contreras and Exhibit Co-ordinator

 

Clara Holland and Miles Jensen

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Click on the above graphic for the BVFF 2017 Entry Form

download iiaff 2017 entry form

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BVFF 2016 SECOND SUNDAY WERE AWESOME.

Click on the above graphic, it will link

to the BVFF 2016 site, the full schedule is on line

and you can purchase tix via PayPal.

THEY'RE COMING BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!

Bad Therapist 2 - Tony & Natasha 

tonyandnatasha.com

Bad Therapist 1 - Tony & Natasha 

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YANK TANKS photo exhibit by Gianna Ranuzzi

Through June 10 . ebmc performance space

photos of American cars taken in Havana in December '15

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Tix $5. advance & door

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BALL DROPPING REPLACES JOHNNY STEELE

with JONNIE WOOD, Yeah....

The April Fool on April Fools Day

 

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Bad Therapist - Tony & Natasha

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David Finkelstein

 

 

Rachel Zurcher with her award for her film "Lavender",

Best Young Producers Art Film.

 

Kimberly Vela with her award for her film "Found",

Best Young Producers Short Film.

 

 

 

Opening reception of Guy Colwell Paintings & Drawings

at EBMC Performance Space Galleries

 

 

This past Saturday, Diaspora Arts Connection welcomed the brilliant filmmakers,

artists + sisters Bahar Behbahani + Negar Behbahani in Berkeley at the East Bay Media Center.

They presented three of the artists' short films, followed by a conversation about their artistic

+ conceptual contributions to the projects.

For more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1682138988688411/

 

Berkeley Cuban All Star Drummers at EBMC.PS

 

Des Schrader and L A Wood at Jecabson Photo Exhibit

 

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BUTOH FILM SCREENINGS

Saturday August 1, 7pm

Sunday August 2, 2pm

East Bay Media Center will screen Butoh films, featuring Hijikata Tatsumi, Koichi and Hiroko Tamano, and more. 〜 There will also be a live butoh performance, as well as an art installation.〜  This movie night is a benefit for the Tamano's traveling aid to the Hijikata Method Butoh camp in Japan.〜 If you would like to buy a ticket before the show, you can do so at our indiegogo site: https://www.indiegogo.com/ projects/ traveling-aid-for-hijikata- butoh-camp-in-japan/x/ 10658533#/story
SATURDAY~ 7-10pm (there will be a community gathering at 4pm, as well~~~ WELCOME!)
SUNDAY~ 2-5pm

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Watch the above clip from Ishmael Reed's Q & A on Saturday April 11.

Ishmael Reed gives the Q&A to end all Q&A's following the screening of "THERE with Ishmael Reed", a 30 minutes film by the late Allen Willis, circa 1983, at EBMC's Performance Space today. The 77 year old author, playwright and publisher brandished his distinctive insights into the plight of contemporary African American artists.

Reed 's rapid fire, multidimensional word smithing had the audience spellbound. His soon to be published book on MUHAMMAD ALI, will be released in July 2015.

photo L A Wood

 

 

 

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Pocket Neighborhoods: An evening with author/architect Ross Chapin

 

 

Friday January 9 - Best of BVFF 2014 Series Screenings

THE MAGIC SHOES -  Sahand Nikoukar  - Short Feature - 19 minutes -BVFF Grand Festival Award Student Visionary
BUTTERFLY DREAMS - Venkat Kaishnan - Short Feature - 22 minutes - BVFF Grand Festival Award Student Visionary
THE INVISIBLE PEAK -  Gary Yost -  Short Documentary - 21 minutes - BVFF Golden Bear Award
PAPER LOTUS - JC Chang, David Chen, Jennifer Ng - Drama - 30:00 - USC Student Film - BVFF Student Masters Award
IN PASSING - Alan Miller - Comedy - 5 minutes - BVFF Audience Favorite Award
 
Friday January 16 - Best of BVFF 2014 Series Screenings

BY CHANCE -  Frieda De Lackner -  Short Feature -13 minutes - Grand Festival Award Short Feature
LOVE JANINE POMMY VEGA
- Tom Knoff - Kurt Hemmer - 50 Minutes - Grand Festival Award Arts


Friday January 23  -
Best of BVFF 2014 Comedy Screenings

CHRIS'S BRISS
- Garen Thomas, DeShaun Thompson, Delmar Washington - Comedy -11:30 USC Student Film
IN PASSING - Alan Miller - Comedy - 5 minutes - BVFF Audience Favorite Award
COLUMBUS DAY
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Scotty Cornfield - Comedy - 9 minutes - Grand Festival Award Comedy
THE MAN TO CALL - Zack Scott - Comedy Short - 13 minutes - Visionary Award - Special Jury Mention
MANUFACTURED MEMORIES - Neil Ira Needleman - Experimental - 5 minutes
FREEDOM - Neil Ira Needleman - Experimental - 5 minutes


Friday January 30 - Best of BVFF Screenings

AGE OF REASON - Andrew Schrader, Jordan Harris, Philip Marlatt - Feature - 93 minutes Grand Festival Award Feature


Tickets $5.00 All -Screenings start at 7pm at EBMC Performance Space
1939 Addison Street Downtown Berkeley Arts District

Advance Tix Available,  Festival Pass $15. for 3@ Friday evenings

 

 

 

 

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BVFF 2014 Review East Bay Express by AJ Kiyoizumi

Berkeley Video & Film Festival Starts this Weekend

 

TICKETS can be paid by clicking above PayPal link.

or at:

www.eastbaymediacenter.com

 

 

 

 

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SNEAK PREVIEW THIS SATURDAY

JULY 12 - 6:30pm EBMC Performance Space

Zachary T. Scott's latest short film is in the can.

Free screening to the first 1,000!!!

 

 

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The DEMOLITION DERBY!

The demolition of Frank's Auto Glass next door to EBMC is in progress.

photo Kealoha

 

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Advance tickets available now! PHONE:(510) 843-3699

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Johnny on Valentines Friday night at EBMC gives mongrel history lessons

Click on the graphic above to link for tix purchases

Johnny Steele is a comedian, some-time talk show host, writer, humorist, political satirist, acclaimed actor and all-around loud mouth commentator.

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Contact:  Deborah Scott
510-701-1436
roy@royscottart.com

royscottart.com

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Friday November 22nd 7:30pm

movie site
http://www.verticalpool.com/bookofjane.html

Berkeley underground filmmaker Antero Alli's feminist drama follows Alice, a Professor of Comparative Religion, down the proverbial rabbit hole after meeting Jane, an enigmatic older woman who roams the campus, sleeps under a bridge, and rattles her with disturbing insights.  Featuring an all S.F. Bay area cast. Music by Sylvi Alli who will also perform several songs before the screening accompanying herself on accordian.  Filmmaker Antero Alli will be present for post-screening Q & A. 

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photos courtesy of L A Wood

JUNE FILM SCREENINGS

 

 

 

 

 

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WHAT IF CANNABIS CURED CANCER

by LEN RICHMOND

A powerful and eye-opening film about the future of cannabis-and perhaps

even the future of medicine. Narrated by Emmy-winning actor, Peter Coyote,

and featuring interviews with Dr. Robert Melamede, Associate Professor

and Biology Chairman, University of Colorado, Dr. Sean D. McAllister, PhD,

researcher at the California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco.

Dr. Jeffrey Hergenrather, M.D.,Dr. David Bearman M.D., Dr. Manuel Guzman,

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biology

Complutense University Madrid, Spain, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Professor of

Medical Chemistry at the University of Jerusalem, Dr. Donald Abrams,

Professor of Clinical Medicine and Integrative Oncology, UC San Francisco.

MAY 3 - FRIDAY - 7:45pm - $7.

MAY 4 - SATURDAY - 7:45pm - $7.

FIX

by TAO RUSPOLI

A feature film directed by Tao Ruspoli starring Shawn Andrews, Olivia Wilde,
Megalyn Echikunwoke, Tao Ruspoli, Dedee Pfeiffer and Andrew Fiscella.

Racing across Los Angeles in one, unwieldy day, documentary filmmakers
Bella and Milo race from Beverly Hills to Watts and places in between to
get Milo's brother Leo from jail to rehab before 8pm, or Leo goes to prison
for three years. A story inspired by true events, the trio documents their trip
from a suburban police station in Calabasas through mansions in Beverly Hills,
East LA chop-shops, rural wastelands, and housing projects in Watts as they
attempt to raise the $5,000 required to get Leo into the rehab clinic.

Along the way encountering dozens of colorful characters, each with their
own anomalous perspective on Leo's larger than life personality and style,
and each with their own excuse for why they cannot help out. In the end,
it may take a drug deal to get the necessary funds for rehab.

MAY 10 - FRIDAY - 7:45pm - $7.

BEING IN THE WORLD

by TAO RUSPOLI

We quickly move beyond the Greeks and then beyond Descartes' mentalist

notion ("I think therefore I am") of reality to Martin Heidegger's conception:

reality and meaning exist where minds interact with the world. We see humans

at work and at play: juggling, doing high-precision Japanese carpentry,

flamenco, and cooking gumbo. While we watch them work and struggle to

introspect and talk about their art and their craft, we also hear Hubert Dreyfus

and his students reflect on Heidegger and his philosophy. Our artisans confess

that they cannot explain in rational terms how they do what they do.

The being is in the doing. Interviews and action intertwine to make a

challenging philosophy clear to the lay viewer.

MAY 11 - SATURDAY - 7:45pm - $7.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Weller The International MadMan at his EBMC performance on March 23.13

"This guy is not right" - Mike Tyson

 

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MARCH 23, SATURDAY 8PM: "WELLER: INTERNATIONAL MADMAN"

A BENEFIT FOR EAST BAY MEDIA CENTER

An evening with Comedian, Storyteller, Impresario,
Master of Ceremony, Champion Boxer, MMA & Heavy Metal Promoter,
and one outrageous dude....

 

“Weller was there in the beginning, was one of our first promoters, a true Metal Maniac!” - Lars Ulrich & James Hetfield, METALLICA
"The guy is not right" - Mike Tyson, Ex-Heavyweight Champion of the World
“Gargle My Sack” - Evan Seinfeld, BIOHAZARD Bass, Lead singer. RockstarPornstar
“Weller parties hard, especially in the steel cage” - Tom Brady, 3 time Super Bowl Champion
“A Complete Madman” - Zach Wilde, Guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne
“Krelly-Moto is one of a kind” - Neil "Zloz" Zlozower, Legendary Rock Photographer

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THANKS BERKELEY FOR ANOTHER SELLOUT EVENING!

THANX JOHNNY FOR SELLING OUT THE HOUSE!

 

PROFESSOR OF COMEDY 101 - JOHNNY STEELE

Summer Workshop at EBMC 2012

 

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The East Bay Media Center has presented four live performances recently,

according to co-founders Mel Vapour and Paul Kealoha Blake,

and there're hopes of many more, plus screenings, discussions--and a remodeling,

or at least, rearrangement of the house.

A sometimes neglected community gem, surrounded by more recognized venues of different sorts,

the EBMC is one with maximum integrity and intensive usefulness,

on Addison near Milvia "at the frontier of the Berkeley Arts District," as Vapour puts it with a smile.

 

 

 

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