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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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Made for more
Film Series
Animation Block Party 2017
Jul 28—Jul 30, 2017
 
Animation Block Party 2017
Jul 28—Jul 30, 2017
 

The East Coast’s premier animation festival returns for its 14th annual edition.

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Fade to Black
Film Series
In Concert
Jul 31—Aug 13, 2017
 
In Concert
Jul 31—Aug 13, 2017
 

BAMcinématek presents a cinematic playlist of era-defining concert films, from James Brown to Jay Z, the Band to Björk.

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Jonathan Demme: Heart of Gold
Film Series
Jonathan Demme: Heart of Gold
Aug 4—Aug 24, 2017
 
Jonathan Demme: Heart of Gold
Aug 4—Aug 24, 2017
 

BAMcinématek pays tribute to the late, beloved humanist, whose eclectic films—from spiky comedies to prestige dramas, definitive concert videos to documentaries—are defined by their generosity of spirit.

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Fox And His Friends
Film
Fox and His Friends
Aug 25—Aug 31, 2017
 
Fox and His Friends
Aug 25—Aug 31, 2017
 

German New Wave rebel Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s heart-shattering queer classic, steeped in the subculture of 1970s West Germany, stars the director himself as a gay carnival worker drawn into a web of romantic deceit.

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One From The Heart
Film Series
4 by Teri Garr
Sep 1—Sep 4, 2017
 
4 by Teri Garr
Sep 1—Sep 4, 2017
 

Like Judy Holliday before her, Teri Garr epitomizes the “smart dumb blonde,” a scene-stealer extraordinaire who brings unexpected depth and pathos to her memorably loopy characters.

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Moko Jumbie
Film
The Caribbean Film Series Special Sneak Preview: Moko Jumbie
Wed, Sep 6, 2017
 
The Caribbean Film Series Special Sneak Preview: Moko Jumbie
Wed, Sep 6, 2017
Special Sneak Preview
 

Vashti Anderson’s feature film debut about an adrift young girl in rural Trinidad screens with Nile Saulter’s short capturing a range of life choices in Jamaica.

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Stormy Weather
Film Series
Lena Horne 100
Sep 18—Sep 20, 2017
 
Lena Horne 100
Sep 18—Sep 20, 2017
 

Singer, actress, activist, trailblazer: On the 100th anniversary of her birth (in Bed-Stuy, no less), BAMcinématek celebrates the electrifying, all-too-brief film career of the legendary Lena Horne.

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Penetentiary
Film Series
Jamaa Fanaka
Sep 22—Sep 27, 2017
 
Jamaa Fanaka
Sep 22—Sep 27, 2017
 

The daring, subversive, and unabashedly entertaining films of LA Rebellion renegade Jamaa Fanaka mix blaxploitation genre thrills with explosive socio-political subtext.

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PAST EVENTS
Mr. Gaga
Film
Mr. Gaga
 

A propulsive documentary about visionary choreographer Ohad Naharin.

Mon, Jan 30, 2017
Special Screening
 
 
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Tokyo Story
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
 
 
TO BE OR NOT TO BE
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
 
 
Rosemary's Baby
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
 
 
Generation Revolution
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
 
 
Oshima/Godard
Film Series
Oshima X Godard
 

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

Mar 3—Mar 16, 2017
 
 
TAIPEI STORY
Film
Taipei Story
 

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

Mar 17—Mar 23, 2017
 
 
Major League: Wesley Snipes in Focus
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
 
 
Migrating Forms
Film Festival
Migrating Forms
 

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

Mar 24—Mar 30, 2017
 
 
Peggy and Fred in Hell: Beginning Middle End, Leslie Thornton
Film Series
Leslie Thornton
 

A comprehensive retrospect of avant-garde filmmaker and artist Leslie Thornton.

Apr 3—May 8, 2017
 
 
Hooligans sparrow, Polk Awards
Film
Polk Awards: Hooligan Sparrow
 

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 12—Apr 19, 2017
 
 
Do What I Want: Arthur Russell on Film
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
 
 
Dark Mirror, The Inkblots: Rorschach on Film
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
 
 
Gang of the French Caribbean
Film Series
New Voices in Black Cinema
 

Narratives, documentaries, and shorts that examine the black experience.

Apr 26—Apr 30, 2017
 
 
Jiang Wen
Film Series
Jiang Wen Rising
 

BAMcinématek lets loose the wild man of contemporary Chinese cinema.

May 3—May 11, 2017
 
 
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Peak Performances
Film Series
Peak Performances
 

BAMcinématek celebrates the return of David Lynch’s avant-visionary soap opera.

May 12—May 24, 2017
 
 
Le Balon d'or
Film Series
FilmAfrica 2017
 

Featuring the best narrative and documentary films from across Africa and beyond.

May 26—May 29, 2017
 
 
Lions love
Film Series
Varda in California
 

America, as seen through the eyes of French New Wave force Agnès Varda.

May 31—Jun 13, 2017
 
 
Film
Caribbean Film Series: Play the Devil
 

A potent study of power and sexuality set against Trinidad’s Carnival.

Tue, Jun 6, 2017
 
 
BAMcinemaFest 2017
Programs
BAMcinemaFest 2017
 

The ninth annual showcase of the best in American film returns in June, with the lineup announcement May 3.

Jun 14—Jun 25, 2017
 
 
Baby Doll
Film Series
Southern Gothic
 

The wildest, lustiest, and sweatiest tales of the macabre from below the Mason-Dixon.

Jun 26—Jul 26, 2017
 
 
Reservoir Dogs
Film Series
Edgar Wright Presents Heist Society
 

It’s all about high risks, big scores, and breathless getaways in these caper classics.

Jun 27—Jul 23, 2017
 
 
Dreamgirls
Film Series
FAB Flicks
 

BAMcinématek & FAB Alliance present a series of free outdoor screenings at Putnam Triangle Plaza.

Jul 6—Jul 27, 2017
 
 
Friday the 13th
Film Series
Notes on Camp
 

Relive the halcyon summer days of your youth with these camp classics.

Jul 12—Jul 18, 2017
 
 
Husbands
Film
Husbands
 

John Cassavetes’ freewheeling, gonzo-comic epic of male misbehavior.

Jul 19—Jul 25, 2017