Programs

BAMcinématek

 
 

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

Read more about the history of BAMcinématek.


 
Upcoming Programs
Film Series
Black & White ’Scope: American Cinema
Feb 27—Mar 19, 2015
 
Black & White ’Scope: American Cinema
Feb 27—Mar 19, 2015
 

This series spotlights the stunningly photographed films of the late 1950s, shimmering black-and-white beauties that married the chiaroscuro of monochrome with the expressiveness of the widescreen frame.

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Seymour: An Introduction
Tue, Mar 3, 2015
 
Seymour: An Introduction
Tue, Mar 3, 2015
Sneak preview
 

In his first documentary, Oscar-nominated actor Ethan Hawke delivers a tender and intimate portrait of octogenarian piano instructor Seymour Bernstein.

+ Q&A with Ethan Hawke and Seymour Bernstein
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The Animal Trilogy: Buzzard, Ape, Coyote
Wed, Mar 4, 2015
 
The Animal Trilogy: Buzzard, Ape, Coyote
Wed, Mar 4, 2015
3 films for the price of 1
 

This sneak preview of “one of the most original American films to emerge in some time” (The Village Voice) screens with the two preceding films in The Animal Trilogy.

+ Q&A with Joel Potrykus
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Film Series
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
Mar 7—Mar 12, 2015
 
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
Mar 7—Mar 12, 2015
 

The 20th annual edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema celebrates the best in contemporary French filmmaking, including special appearances by Cédric Kahn, Christophe Honoré, Mélanie Laurent and more.

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Film Series
Cuba: Golden 60s
Mar 20—Mar 31, 2015
 
Cuba: Golden 60s
Mar 20—Mar 31, 2015
 

In the wake of the Communist revolution of 1959, Cuba experienced a cinematic golden age. These vital transmissions from a country in transition are revolutionary in every sense of the word.

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Film Series
New Voices in Black Cinema
Mar 26—Mar 29, 2015
 
New Voices in Black Cinema
Mar 26—Mar 29, 2015
 

New Voices in Black Cinema returns for its fifth year with narrative features, documentaries, and shorts that redefine the black experience in America and around the world.

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Canners
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
 
Canners
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
 

Manfed Kirchheimer returns to BAMcinématek with a poetic documentary portrait of the men and women in New York City who collect bottles and cans to recycle them for a mere nickel each.

+ Q&A with Manfred Kirchheimer
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Stations of the Elevated + Claw
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
 
Stations of the Elevated + Claw
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
 

The first ever filmed document of graffiti screens with a poetic look at urban renewal.

+ Intro by Manfred Kirchheimer
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PAST EVENTS
Film Series
Fog City Maverick: The Films of John Korty
 

Oscar-winning director John Korty’s refreshingly offbeat films are ripe for rediscovery.

Feb 24—Feb 26, 2015
 
 
Film Series
John Carpenter: Master of Fear
 

BAM pays tribute to the renegade auteur with a film retrospective.

Feb 5—Feb 22, 2015
 
 
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Valentine's Day: The Philadelphia Story
 

Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart star in George Cukor’s razor-sharp comedy.

Sat, Feb 14, 2015
 
 
Film
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
 

Spike Lee’s latest plays for one night only in this exclusive Brooklyn screening.

Thu, Feb 19, 2015
Brooklyn Exclusive