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Exhibition Detail
Jerzy Skolimowski: Walkover 
2575 Bancroft Way
Between College and Telegraph
Berkeley , CA 94720


June 17th, 2011 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
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Screening
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East Bay
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UC Berkeley (University of California Berkeley)
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Admission Fee: $5.50: BAM/PFA members UC Berkeley students, $6.50: UC Berkeley faculty and staff Non-UC Berkeley students Senior citizens (65 & over) Disabled persons Youth (17 & under), $9.50: Adults (18-64)
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Walkover         
Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland, 1966). A jaded part-time boxer and fulltime malcontent experiences all the wrong edges of the Polish socialist “miracle”—dirty streets, crumbling factories, and seedy boxing rings—in Skolimowski’s technically innovative film, composed of only thirty-four long shots. With shorts The Menacing Eye, Little Hamlet, and Erotique. (90 mins)

Series Title: Hands Up! Essential Skolimowski
Actor, director, poet, painter, boxer: Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski is a man of many roles. A key figure in the groundbreaking Polish New Wave of the 1960s, his early films such as Identification Marks: None, Barrier, and Walkover encapsulated the alienation and restlessness of a generation of young Eastern Europeans coming of age against not only an older, established generation, but an entire system of bureaucratic confinement. His films, with their constantly on-the-move characters and relentlessly flowing camerawork (Walkover is comprised of only thirty-four takes), are taut with a raw power and a stifled energy that surprise to this day; after falling afoul of censors with the radical allegory Hands Up! Skolimowski himself was soon stifled.

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