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Pacific Film Archive Theater

University of California, Berkeley



Pacific Film Archive Theater:

The Theater is on 2575 Bancroft Ave. On campus facing Bancroft at Bowditch St. For movie tickets, call the PFA box office at 510-642-5249.For the PFA calendar, please visit

Admission Prices:
Single Feature
$4 BAM/PFA members UC Berkeley students
$8 Adults (18-64)
$5 UC Berkeley faculty and staff Non-UC Berkeley students Senior citizens (65 & over) Disabled persons Youth (17 & under)

Additional Feature
$2 All patrons

Film Notes:

7:30 pm I Walked with a Zombie Jacques Tourneur (U.S., 1943) Restored Print!

Introduced by Mikita Brottman
In this hauntingly atmospheric tale set in the West Indies, voodoo and personal rivalry combine for a devilish double dose of evil. Brought to a mysterious island to tend the ailing Jessica Holland (Christine Gordon), nurse Betsy (Frances Dee) finds herself privy to skeletons in the Holland family closet that mutely walk the earth of their own accord. Like Irena in Tourneur's more famous Cat People, Jessica is a kind of receptacle for wickedness: Haiti's uneasy slave relations, an undercurrent throughout the film, repeat themselves in the unsavory relationships between men and women at the Holland plantation. But, unlike Irena, the cat's got Jessica's tongue: in a permanent sleepwalking trance, she cannot speak of her cataleptic condition. Animal sacrifice, gloomy rituals, and the ominous appearance of Carre-Four, voodoo god, along with an eerie ballad sung by the calypso singer Sir Lancelot, cast a spell more chilling than an open grave.-Judy Bloch, Steve Seid Produced by Val Lewton. Written by Curt Siodmak, Ardel Wray, from a story by Inez Wallace. Photographed by J. Roy Hunt. With James Ellison, Frances Dee, Tom Conway, Christine Gordon. (69 mins, B&W, 35mm)
Preceded by: Eaux d'artifice (Kenneth Anger, U.S., 1953). An ornately dressed lady walks through a formal Italian garden while waving her "fan of exorcism." (12:54 mins, B&W [tinted], 16mm)

9:30pm Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan Chu Yuan (Hong Kong, 1972) New Print!

Introduced by Patrick Macias (Ai Nu).
Chu Yuan is often credited with injecting surrealism and mystery into the Mandarin martial arts film of the 1970s. Imagine relocating the martial arts school to a brothel, transposing the martial arts master to the brothel's madam and the disciple to a prostitute who must be forcibly drilled in the arts of servicing men. Imagine also that the madam is a lesbian who abducts virgins to work in her establishment; that she both exploits and is genuinely in love with her protégée; and that the protégée only fakes subservience while secretly seeking bloody revenge. The slain and dismembered are almost all men. "Perversity" meets swordplay, and the result is, as Tony Rayns called it, "pulp poetry."-Cheng-Sim Lim, UCLA FIlm and Television Archive Written by Qiu Gangjian. Photographed by Wu Zhuohua. Martial arts directed by Xu Erniu. With He Lili (Lily Ho), Yue Hua, Bei Di, Dong Lin. (90 mins, In Mandarin with English subtitles, Color, 35mm)

7:30 pm Raw Force Edward D. Murphy (U.S., 1982) (a.k.a. Kung Fu Cannibals).

Raw Force begins innocently enough: the Love Boat pushes out from harbor heading for happier waters. But the captain of this motley tub is Cameron Mitchell, star of such millstones as Man Eater of Hydra, Viking Massacre, and Autopsy of a Ghost, so you know it's sailin' towards a murky grave. And go down it does after being raided by Dr. Speer's henchmen from the ever-menacing Warrior Island, legendary burial ground for disgraced martial artists. The survivors wash ashore on, of all places, the aforementioned island, where they uncover a grisly little secret: cannibalistic monks are devouring B-girls so they can raise the dead. Here's where the "raw force" comes in-it's that hi-test, hoodoo energy sucked from human flesh. This genre-obliterating film's got it all: Hitler lookalikes, bamboo cages, limb munching, zombie fu, decapitations, a piranha attack, nudie fu, and, as usual, the Burbank Karate Club. May the "force" be with you.-Steve Seid Written by Murphy. Photographed by Frank E. Johnson. With Cameron Mitchell, Geoffrey Binney, Mike O'Malley, Hope Holiday. (86 mins, Color, 35mm)

9:20 pm Pigkeeper's Daughter Bethel Buckalew (U.S., 1972)

Introduced by Amy Abugo Ongiri
We've got a thing for the backwoods: those homey hillbillies, all bubblin' crude. Our fascination was fed homespun slop like Gator Bait, Walking Tall, and 2,000 Maniacs. But we hadn't heard the last howls from the hollers. In the early seventies, a spate of hillbilly sex comedies wandered out of the boondocks, most produced by the indomitable Harry Novak: Midnight Plowboy, Tobacco Roody, and the best of the clan, Pigkeeper's Daughter. This is really silicon implants meet sour mashers-a hick harem of buxom farm girls who take their clothes off faster than white lightnin'. The comely cornpone star of Pigkeeper's Daughter is Moonbeam Swiner (Terry Gibson), who's pushin' nineteen and hasn't been hitched. Problem is she spends her time with her little piggly-wiggly Lord Hamilton instead of makin' bacon with the local hunks. Like the classic hillbilly yarns, Pigkeeper's Daughter has got horny hayrides, traveling salesmen, a shotgun wedding, and plenty of tusslin' in the trough.-Steve Seid Produced by Harry Novak. Photographed by Robert Wilson. With Terry Gibson, Patty Smith, Gina Paluzzi, John Keith, Peter James. (92 mins, B&W, 35mm)

5:00 pm Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
Norman Taurog (U.S., 1965) New Print!

Introduced by Tamao Nakahara
Determined to rule the world, loony scientist Dr. Goldfoot (Vincent Price) invents a contraption that makes robotic bimbos, each vacuum-packed in a lamé bikini. Goldfoot's comely fembots then set out to seduce salivating millionaires who can't resist their wetware winks. Filmed in San Francisco, this AIP extravaganza features teen idol Frankie Avalon as an inept government agent, Dwayne Hickman as a detoxed Dobie Gillis, and Susan Hart, who would later star in The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, as the perfect No. 11. But Price is the clowning glory, traipsing around the lab in a collection of fey smoking jackets, programming his scantily clad squad of platinum playthings. Originally intended as a musical, Dr. Goldfoot is a thoroughly goofy gambol that includes a wacked-out chase through the City, a set borrowed from The Pit and the Pendulum, and opening titles by Art "Gumby" Clokey. A sequel, Dr. Goldfoot and the Sex Bombs, was released the following year, directed by Mario Bava!-Steve Seid Written by Elwood Ullman, Robert Kaufman, from a story by James Hartford. Photographed by Sam Leavitt. Theme song, "The Bikini Machine," by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner, sung by The Supremes. With Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Susan Hart. (90 mins, Color, 35mm)

The conference is free and open to the public. For movie tickets, call the
PFA box office at 510-642-5249. For more information and special access needs, please call 510-541-1895 in advance. "Born to Be Bad" is organized by the Graduate Film Working Group (a Townsend Center Working Group and an ASUC-sponsored Student Group). The event was made possible with the generous contributions by the Graduate Assembly, The Townsend Center, the Chancellor's Student Activities Fund, the Film Studies Program, the Consortium for the Arts, and the Italian Studies Dept., and with the cooperation from Steve Seid and the Pacific Film Archive.


Contact Information:

Tamao Nakahara

Department of Italian Studies

6303 Dwinelle, #2620

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-2620

phone: 510-541-1895