Jun
24
Mon
Everything Must Fall
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Everything Must Fall

An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education, and morphed into the most militant national revolt since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. The story is told by four student leaders at Wits University and their Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib, a left-wing, former anti-apartheid student activist. When Habib’s efforts to contain the protest fail, he brings 1000 police on to campus. There are dire consequences for the young leaders: Mcebo Dlamini is arrested and charged with serious offences, Shaeera Kalla is shot 13 times with rubber-coated bullets; others, fearing the involvement of the state security agencies, are forced into hiding.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 25 min., 2018

Jun
28
Fri
Ophelia
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ophelia

Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet’s affections in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, and Clive Owen. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

Drama, PG-13, 1 hr. 54 min., 2019

Jun
29
Sat
OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series: Jeremy Yudkin
Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series: Jeremy Yudkin

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents a series of talks with Berkshire-based cultural leaders and influencers.

Jeremy Yudkin, Ph.D. : Papa Haydn. Without Him — No Classical Music

Jeremy Yudkin is Professor of Music and co-Director of the Center for Beethoven Research at Boston University, and his interests are wide and varied, including everything from medieval music to the music of the Beatles. Jeremy has written 8 books: on medieval music and manuscripts, on a sixteenth-century music primer, and on jazz. Helping all people understand music is one of his greatest passions. He is a compelling, lively, and friendly speaker.

$15 general admission; Berkshire Museum and OLLI members $10.

Ophelia
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ophelia

Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet’s affections in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, and Clive Owen. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

Drama, PG-13, 1 hr. 54 min., 2019

Jun
30
Sun
Ophelia
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ophelia

Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet’s affections in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, and Clive Owen. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

Drama, PG-13, 1 hr. 54 min., 2019

Jul
1
Mon
Ophelia
Jul 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ophelia

Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet’s affections in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, and Clive Owen. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

Drama, PG-13, 1 hr. 54 min., 2019

Ophelia
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ophelia

Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet’s affections in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, and Clive Owen. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

Drama, PG-13, 1 hr. 54 min., 2019

Jul
4
Thu
Special Holiday Hours
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Special Holiday Hours

Thursday, July 4, noon to 5 pm

Berkshire Museum will open at noon on Thursday, July 4, due to Pittsfield’s annual Independence Day parade. There will be no Exploring Our World or Designing with da Vinci programs on this date.

Jul
5
Fri
First Fridays Artswalk at Berkshire Museum
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Fridays Artswalk at Berkshire Museum

Make Berkshire Museum part of your First Fridays Artswalk plans and enjoy free admission to Amy Myers: The Opera Inside the Atom, Large Scale Drawings 2007-2008 on view in the Museum’s Crane Room. Myers’ monumental drawings explore perspectives on particle physics, subatomic phenomena, and the unpredictable nature of the universe through organic symmetry that suggests abstract-yet-familiar forms and atomic orbits.

Friday, June 5, 5 to 8 pm

Free and open to the community.

Framing John DeLorean
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Framing John DeLorean

Money, power, politics, drugs, scandal, and fast cars. The incredible story of John DeLorean is the stuff of a Hollywood screenwriter’s dreams. But who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man. For the first time, Framing John DeLorean recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking. Interweaving a treasure trove of archival footage with dramatic vignettes starring Alec Baldwin, Framing John DeLorean is a gripping look at a man who gambled everything in his pursuit of the American Dream.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 49 min, 2019