Over the years director and cineaste Martin Scorsese has visited Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive to do research for his projects as well as to learn about and screen hard-to-find movies. The Bay Area is lucky to have such a treasure trove for movie lovers. The PFA offers so much more than its ambitious screening program.
EatDrinkFilms asked Marty for a comment about the current series that he programmed:
“I have experienced so much inspiration watching films and many of those moments happened at a very special place, a treasure trove of cinema and a home to movie lovers for generations, the Pacific Film Archive. So I am thrilled that the PFA is devoting this summer to a retrospective that I had the honor of curating—the astonishing films in the “Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” series. After viewing these great films, I was (and continue to be) inspired by their boldness, political engagement and humanity. And I invite the wonderful community of Bay Area cinephiles to come and experience these gorgeous and challenging films, newly restored and available to once again inspire audiences anew.”—Martin Scorsese