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. The complete festival slate, special events, and short films will be announced soon.
In its first five previous years, the festival has presented the New York premieres of many high-profile American indies, including David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013 Opening Night), Destin Cretton’s Short Term 12 (2013 Closing Night), Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me (2012 Opening Night), Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture (2010), Alex Ross Perry’s The Color Wheel (2011), and many others, along with spotlight screenings of Academy Award-nominated films Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop (2009) and Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012).
Read more about the history of BAMcinemaFest.