BAMcinématek presents classic films, premieres, festivals, and retrospectives, with appearances by filmmakers, actors, and critics.
"The four screening rooms nestled into a stately palace on Lafayette Avenue provide a year-round menu of new independent releases and smartly programmed series." —A.O. Scott, The New York Times
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This series spotlights some of the most stunningly photographed films of all time.
Oscar-winning director John Korty’s refreshingly offbeat films are ripe for rediscovery.
Ethan Hawke’s first documentary is a meditative celebration of music and discipline.
A sneak preview of Joel Potrykus’ acclaimed new film, followed by two previous works.
This French film showcase features Q&As with Cédric Kahn, Christophe Honoré, and more.
Manfed Kirchheimer returns to BAMcinématek with a poetic documentary portrait.
The first ever filmed document of graffiti screens with a poetic look at urban renewal.
BAM pays tribute to the renegade auteur with a film retrospective.
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart star in George Cukor’s razor-sharp comedy.
Spike Lee’s latest plays for one night only in this exclusive Brooklyn screening.