By Jackie Burrell
Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 at 12:56 pm in Family Outings.
There are plenty of childrenâ€™s film fests are around, but Berkeleyâ€™s Pacific Film Archive takes a different approach with its two-part â€śSchool Daysâ€ť series, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m. this Saturday with the 13th annual Screenagers Bay Area Film and Video Festival. Itâ€™s an event that captures the Bay Area teenage experience through documentaries, narratives and experimental flicks â€” made by teens from local high schools and curated by Berkeley High students. Then on Feb. 13, the focus shifts to the Lunch Love Community Documentary Project (pictured), which isnâ€™t so much a film as what theyâ€™re calling â€śa media socialâ€ť â€” a little viewing and a whole lot of talking about food, kids and the Berkeley School Lunch Initiative. Filmmakers Helen De Michiel and Sophie Constantinou will be there along with the initiativeâ€™s executive chef, Bonnie Christensen, and other experts and advocates. Tickets are $6.50-$9.50. The PFA is at 2575 Bancroft Way. For details, visit www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
And coming soon …
The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco is hosting an exhibit devoted to artist and cartoonist Berkeley Breathed. Dubbed â€śFrom Bloom County to Mars: The Imagination of Berkeley Breathed,â€ť the show includes work from â€śMars Needs Moms,â€ť Breathedâ€™s childrenâ€™s book, which has been made into an upcoming film by the folks at Disney. The show opens Wednesday at the Cartoon Art Museum (655 Mission St.) and runs through June 19. Admission is $3-$7.