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BAMcinématek

 
 
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2017
 

BAMcinématek presents classic films, premieres, festivals, and retrospectives, with appearances by filmmakers, actors, and critics.

 
 
 
 
 
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"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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Film Series
Leslie Thornton
Apr 3—May 8, 2017
 
Leslie Thornton
Apr 3—May 8, 2017
 

The career of American filmmaker and artist Leslie Thornton straddles structural filmmaking and the feminist avant-garde, with newer video and installation work that incorporates new technologies.

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Film Series
New Voices in Black Cinema
Apr 26—Apr 30, 2017
 
New Voices in Black Cinema
Apr 26—Apr 30, 2017
 

This annual festival returns for the seventh year, with narratives, documentaries, and shorts that examine the black experience in America and around the world.

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Film Series
Jiang Wen Rising
May 3—May 11, 2017
 
Jiang Wen Rising
May 3—May 11, 2017
 

The wild man of contemporary Chinese cinema, actor-director Jiang Wen confronts the last 100 years of his country’s history with subversive humor and a surplus of style.

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Film Series
Peak Performances
May 12—May 24, 2017
 
Peak Performances
May 12—May 24, 2017
 

In celebration of the return of David Lynch’s avant-visionary soap opera, BAMcinématek revisits some of our favorite cast members’ other finest roles, ranging from the iconic to the totally unexpected.

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Film Series
FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017
 
FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017
 

This cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration features the best narrative and documentary films from across Africa and beyond, with a special focus on Guinea.

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PAST EVENTS
Film
Mr. Gaga
 

A propulsive documentary about visionary choreographer Ohad Naharin.

Mon, Jan 30, 2017
Special Screening
 
 
Sold Out
 
Film Series
Tokyo Story and Make Way for Tomorrow
 

One of classic Hollywood’s greatest weepies screens alongside Ozu’s exquisite remake.

Feb 10—Feb 12, 2017
 
 
Film
In The Steps of Trisha Brown
 

A behind-the-scenes look at the staging of a modern dance masterwork.

Feb 10—Feb 12, 2017
 
 
Film
To Be or Not To Be
 

Carole Lombard and Jack Benny star in Ernst Lubitsch’s sparkling World War II-era satire.

Tue, Feb 14, 2017
 
 
Film Series
Jordan Peele: The Art of the Social Thriller
 

Jordan Peele curates a series of films designed to get you ready to Get Out.

Feb 17—Mar 1, 2017
 
 
Film
Generation Revolution
 

An urgent, on-the-ground look at the struggle for racial and economic equality in the UK.

Wed, Feb 22, 2017
NY premiere
 
 
Film Series
Oshima X Godard
 

BAMcinématek presents a double dose of truly revolutionary cinema by these renegade auteurs.

Mar 3—Mar 16, 2017
 
 
Film
Taipei Story
 

Edward Yang’s long unavailable second feature is a touchstone of the Taiwanese New Wave.

Mar 17—Mar 23, 2017
 
 
Film Festival
Migrating Forms
 

This "genre-busting festival" (The New York Times) showcases cutting-edge film and video.

Mar 24—Mar 30, 2017
 
 
Film Series
Major League: Wesley Snipes in Focus
 

BAMcinématek highlights the work of one of America’s most versatile screen actors.

Mar 31—Apr 9, 2017
 
 
Film
Polk Awards: Hooligan Sparrow
 

A gut punching, guerrilla exposé from the frontlines of China’s human rights struggle.

Wed, Apr 5, 2017
 
 
Film
Caribbean Film Series: The House on Coco Road
 

What happened to Grenada’s short-lived socialist revolution?

Tue, Apr 11, 2017
 
 
FILM SERIES
A Woman’s Work: Anne-Marie Miéville
 

BAMcinématek explores the relentlessly probing work of Anne-Marie Miéville.

Apr 12—Apr 19, 2017
 
 
Film
Do What I Want: Arthur Russell on Film
 

A poignant, dreamily impressionistic tribute to avant-garde visionary Arthur Russell.

Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Special Screening
 
 
Film Series
The Inkblots: Rorschach on Film
 

To mark the release of Damion Searls’ new biography of Hermann Rorshach, The Inkblots, BAMcinématek revisits two of the best of these vintage psycho-shockers.

Sat, Apr 8, 2017
 
 
Film Series
Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy
 

Travel the open roads of Wim Wenders’ trio of ‘70s masterpieces.

Apr 21—Apr 23, 2017