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Opening Night: Little Men
Wed, Jun 15, 2016
 
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Opening Night: Little Men
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Ira Sachs’ follow-up to 2014’s Love Is Strange is this compassionate exploration of youth, friendship, and gentrification in modern-day Brooklyn, starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, and Paulina Garcia.

+ Intro by Ira Sachs, Greg Kinnear, and others

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Closing Night: Dark Night
Sat, Jun 25, 2016
 
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Closing Night: Dark Night
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

BAMcinemaFest alum Tim Sutton (Memphis) returns with this uncompromising portrait of American violence inspired by the 2012 shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

+ Q&A with Tim Sutton

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Centerpiece: Wiener-Dog
Fri, Jun 17, 2016
 
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Centerpiece: Wiener-Dog
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Ellen Burstyn, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, and Greta Gerwig star in the latest comedy from celebrated independent filmmaker Todd Solondz (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness).

+ Q&A with Todd Solondz

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Spotlight: In a Valley of Violence
Sat, Jun 18, 2016
 
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Spotlight: In a Valley of Violence
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Master of slow-burn, retro-cool indie horror Ti West (The House of the Devil) offers his typically gonzo take on the classic revenge Western. Ethan Hawke and John Travolta star.

+ Q&A with Ti West

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Spotlight: Joshy
Wed, Jun 22, 2016
 
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Spotlight: Joshy
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

A wedding engagement comes to a sudden end but the bachelor party must go on in this wickedly funny examination of male bonding and emotional ineptitude.

+ Q&A with Jeff Baena

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Main slate at BAM Rose Cinemas
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Suited
Thu, Jun 16, 2016
 
Suited
Thu, Jun 16, 2016
NY PREMIERE
 

Jason Benjamin’s charming documentary spotlights Bindle & Keep, a tailoring company based in Brooklyn that caters to the LGBTQ community, creating custom-made suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients.

+ Q&A with Jason Benjamin
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The Alchemist Cookbook + The Puppet Man
Thu, Jun 16, 2016
 
The Alchemist Cookbook + The Puppet Man
Thu, Jun 16, 2016
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Joel Potrykus’ latest film is a genre-bender about an outcast on the pursuit of gold in the Michigan backwoods.

+ Q&A with Joel Potrykus
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Author: The JT LeRoy Story
Fri, Jun 17, 2016
 
Author: The JT LeRoy Story
Fri, Jun 17, 2016
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This documentary uncovers the story of gender-non-conforming teen author JT LeRoy, who burst onto the literary scene in the late 90s, only to be revealed as one of the biggest controversies in contemporary American literature.

+ Q&A with Jeff Feuerzeig and Laura Albert
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Little Sister + Chekhov
Fri, Jun 17, 2016
 
Little Sister + Chekhov
Fri, Jun 17, 2016
NY PREMIERE
 

Zach Clark’s (White Reindeer) insightful, oddball fifth feature finds an ex-goth-girl-turned-nun returning to her childhood home to reconnect with her estranged family.

+ Q&A with Zach Clark and Ally Sheedy
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A Stray + Bisonhead
Sat, Jun 18, 2016
 
A Stray + Bisonhead
Sat, Jun 18, 2016
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Gritty and beautifully shot, Musa Syeed’s sophomore feature is a moving look at the Twin Cities’ underrepresented Somali refugee community.

+ Q&A with Musa Syeed
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Kate Plays Christine
Sat, Jun 18, 2016
 
Kate Plays Christine
Sat, Jun 18, 2016
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Actress Kate Lyn Sheil investigates the 1974 televised suicide of newscaster Christine Chubbuck in this Sundance Award winner exploring the pitfalls of media representation.

+ Q&A with Robert Greene and Kate Lyn Sheil
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Goat
Sat, Jun 18, 2016
 
Goat
Sat, Jun 18, 2016
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Ben Schnetzer and Nick Jonas deliver breakthrough performances in this unflinching indictment of frat-culture brutality.

+ Q&A with Andrew Neel
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Another Evil + Jack
Sat, Jun 18, 2016
 
Another Evil + Jack
Sat, Jun 18, 2016
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Silicon Valley writer Carson Mell’s feature debut is an inventive horror comedy that follows the awkward relationship between a professional exorcist and his client.

+ Q&A with Carson Mell
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Fraud + A Meaning Full Life
Sun, Jun 19, 2016
 
Fraud + A Meaning Full Life
Sun, Jun 19, 2016
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Dean Fleischer-Camp (Marcel the Shell) re-edits a family’s home video footage, creating a provocative new portrait of their lives.

+ Q&A with Dean Fleischer-Camp
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Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
Sun, Jun 19, 2016
 
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
Sun, Jun 19, 2016
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Werner Herzog sets his latest sights on the greatest, most awe-inspiring wonder of our times: the Internet.

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A Woman, A Part
Sun, Jun 19, 2016
 
A Woman, A Part
Sun, Jun 19, 2016
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
 

A 40-something, Ritalin-dependent TV star (Maggie Siff) moves from LA to New York to escape her wildly popular screen persona in Elisabeth Subrin’s (Shulie) narrative feature film debut.

+ Q&A with Elisabeth Subrin
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Slash
Sun, Jun 19, 2016
 
Slash
Sun, Jun 19, 2016
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Clay Liford’s compassionate exploration of adolescence, fandom, and sexuality follows the misadventures of Neil, a 15-year-old slash fiction writer.

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Spa Night
Mon, Jun 20, 2016
 
Spa Night
Mon, Jun 20, 2016
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A Korean-American teenager is caught between helping his financially struggling immigrant parents and coming to terms with his sexuality in this Sundance Award-winning drama.

+ Q&A with Andrew Ahn
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collective:unconscious + Woman in Deep
Mon, Jun 20, 2016
 
collective:unconscious + Woman in Deep
Mon, Jun 20, 2016
NY PREMIERE
 

Five of New York’s most innovative independent directors adapt each other’s dreams for the big screen in this ambitious omnibus film.

+ Q&A with filmmakers
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Newtown
Tue, Jun 21, 2016
 
Newtown
Tue, Jun 21, 2016
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Kim A. Snyder’s devastating documentary captures the reverberations of grief and trauma among heartbroken community members in the aftermath of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

+ Followed by a panel discussion with Kim A. Snyder and special guests
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Radio Dreams
Wed, Jun 22, 2016
 
Radio Dreams
Wed, Jun 22, 2016
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Singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo (“the Bob Dylan of Iran”) stars as a Farsi radio station producer struggling with art, commerce, and assimilation.

+ Q&A with Babak Jalali
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Shorts Program
Wed, Jun 22, 2016
 
Shorts Program
Wed, Jun 22, 2016
NY PREMIERE
 

This collection of five short films includes innovative new work by Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, Robert Machoian, Tom Rosenberg, Rodney Evans, Naima Ramos-Chapman, and BAMcinemaFest alum Jennifer Reeder.

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The Childhood of a Leader
Thu, Jun 23, 2016
 
The Childhood of a Leader
Thu, Jun 23, 2016
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Bérénice Bejo and Liam Cunningham star in Brady Corbet’s Venice Film Festival award-winning directorial debut charts the stirrings of despotism in a French choirboy in the wake of World War I.

+ Q&A with Brady Corbet
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Morris from America
Fri, Jun 24, 2016
 
Morris from America
Fri, Jun 24, 2016
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Chad Hartigan’s delightfully original comedy about growing up and finding your voice centers on Morris, a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his father to Heidelberg, Germany.

+ Q&A with Chad Hartigan and Markees Christmas
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The Love Witch
Fri, Jun 24, 2016
 
The Love Witch
Fri, Jun 24, 2016
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A gorgeous throwback to 60s Technicolor erotic movies, Anna Biller’s tale about a love-starved, murderous witch is wicked feminist fun. The film’s tagline: She loved men... to death.

+ Q&A with Anna Biller, Samantha Robinson, and Jared Sanford
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Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell + Streetwise
Sat, Jun 25, 2016
 
Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell + Streetwise
Sat, Jun 25, 2016
NY PREMIERE
 

These two essential portraits of drug addiction, sex work, and poverty by director Martin Bell and photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark follow a woman named Tiny in adolescence and middle age.

+ Q&A with Martin Bell
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Special presentations
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Outdoor Screening: Kiki
Thu, Jun 23, 2016
 
Outdoor Screening: Kiki
Thu, Jun 23, 2016
Sneak Preview
 

This kaleidoscopic profile of New York City's youngest generation of voguers pays tribute to the talent and activism of today’s most exciting voguers. Film begins at sundown at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Last Night at the Alamo
Tue, Jun 21, 2016
 
Last Night at the Alamo
Tue, Jun 21, 2016
NEWLY RESTORED
 

Texan auteur Eagle Pennell’s boozy, bittersweet look at the last night in a Houston honky-tonk slated for demolition is a lost classic of American independent cinema.

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