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BAMcinemaFest 2014

 
 
Jun 18—Jun 29, 2014
 
 
 
 
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In its sixth year, BAMcinemaFest introduces New York audiences to a wide-ranging lineup of innovative new films, including the work of emerging voices in American independent cinema and some of the world's most acclaimed filmmakers.

Kicking off on June 18 on the Steinberg Screen at the BAM Harvey Theater, the festival opens with the New York premiere of Richard Linklater's Boyhood, one of the most widely acclaimed and groundbreaking films of the year. More special events to be announced.


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PAST EVENTS
Film
Opening Night: Boyhood
 

Richard Linklater examines the fabric of daily life in this award-winning coming-of-age epic.

Wed, Jun 18, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Spotlight: They Came Together
 

Wet Hot American Summer’s David Wain and Michael Showalter obliterate the rom-com.

Mon, Jun 23, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Centerpiece: Snowpiercer
 

Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton star in Bong Joon Ho’s (The Host) first English-language film.

Wed, Jun 25, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Stations of the Elevated
 

The first ever filmed document of graffiti, with a live performance by the Mingus Dynasty.

Fri, Jun 27, 2014
Newly restored
 
 
Film
Closing Night: Do the Right Thing—25th Anniversary
 

Celebrate Spike Lee's masterpiece at this landmark event, featuring Lee in person.

Sun, Jun 29, 2014
 
 
Film
Yum, Yum, Yum! 3 Movies by Les Blank
 

A tribute to Les Blank with a free screening in Brooklyn Bridge Park with food and music.

Thu, Jun 19, 2014
 
 
Free
Film
Opening Night: Boyhood at BAM Rose Cinemas
 

Richard Linklater examines the fabric of daily life in this award-winning coming-of-age epic.

Wed, Jun 18, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Appropriate Behavior
 

A young bisexual Iranian-American woman starts a new life in Bushwick in this sharp comedy.

Thu, Jun 19, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Wild Canaries
 

Brooklyn DIY meets screwball mystery in this witty whodunit.

Fri, Jun 20, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
 

An obsession with the movie Fargo leads a Japanese woman on a bizarre journey.

Fri, Jun 20, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Ellie Lumme
 

A young woman is haunted in this dreamlike “ghost story without a ghost.”

Sat, Jun 21, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Concerning Violence
 

Lauryn Hill narrates this revelatory docu-essay on colonialism, with text by Frantz Fanon.

Sat, Jun 21, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
The Heart Machine
 

A Brooklynite becomes convinced that his online girlfriend may not be what she seems.

Sat, Jun 21, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
For the Plasma
 

This lo-fi mind-bender concerns a forest, two friends, and the global financial market.

Sat, Jun 21, 2014
World Premiere
 
 
Film
Approaching the Elephant
 

Wilder crafts an inspired portrait of unfettered childhood within a radical model of education.

Sun, Jun 22, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
The Mend
 

A reckless drifter pushing 40 turns his brother’s life upside down in this unhinged comedy.

Sun, Jun 22, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Memphis
 

Singer Willis Earl Beal stars in this haunting new film by BAMcinemaFest alum Tim Sutton.

Sun, Jun 22, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Evolution of a Criminal
 

A documentary about one man's unflinching and cathartic confrontation with his past.

Mon, Jun 23, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
 

Psychosexual tensions boil in this enigmatic erotic thriller starring Joe Swanberg.

Mon, Jun 23, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Happy Valley
 

An unflinching look at the “football first” culture at Penn State in the wake of scandal.

Tue, Jun 24, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
I Origins
 

Director Mike Cahill’s (Another Earth) second film is lush romance with a science twist.

Tue, Jun 24, 2014
NY Festival Premiere
 
 
Film
The Notorious Mr. Bout
 

This riveting documentary reveals the man widely known as the “Merchant of Death.”

Wed, Jun 25, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
L for Leisure
 

It’s Baywatch meets Rohmer in this gauzy, sun-kissed paean to vacation.

Wed, Jun 25, 2014
US Premiere
 
 
Film
Something, Anything
 

A woman embarks on a quest for fulfillment in this quietly transfixing character study.

Thu, Jun 26, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Other Months
 

A young man’s life spirals downwards in this moody, sometimes surreal character study.

Thu, Jun 26, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Happy Christmas
 

A couple’s life is upended by his hard-drinking sister in Joe Swanberg’s charming comedy.

Fri, Jun 27, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
The Foxy Merkins
 

This raucous buddy comedy follows the career of a novice prostitute servicing upper-class Manhattanites.

Fri, Jun 27, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Life After Death
 

This wryly comic doc charts a Rwandan orphan’s relationship with his American benefactors.

Sat, Jun 28, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Low Down
 

A drama about jazz pianist Joe Albany through the eyes of his devoted daughter.

Sat, Jun 28, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
10.000KM
 

A groundbreaking and moving look at 21st-century relationships.

Sat, Jun 28, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Spike Lee Presents: A Tribute to Ruby Dee
 

This special event honors the life of an extraordinary actress and civil rights activist.

Sun, Jun 29, 2014
 
 
Canceled