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Gemini
Film
Opening Night: Gemini
Wed, Jun 14, 2017
 
Film
New York Premiere
SPECIAL SCREENING
 
Opening Night: Gemini
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

One of the finest independent filmmakers working today, Aaron Katz returns to BAMcinemaFest with this stylishly seductive LA-set murder mystery starring Lola Kirke and Zoë Kravitz.

+ Introduction by Aaron Katz and Lola Kirke before screening

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En El Septimo Dia
Film
Centerpiece: En el Séptimo Día
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
 
Film
World Premiere
SPECIAL SCREENING
 
Centerpiece: En el Séptimo Día
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Acclaimed director Jim McKay’s first film in over a decade is this timely, compassionate look at life in Brooklyn as an undocumented Mexican immigrant.

+ Q&A with Jim McKay to follow screening

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Landline
Film
Spotlight: Landline
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
 
Film
New York Premiere
SPECIAL SCREENING
 
Spotlight: Landline
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Jenny Slate, John Turturro, and Edie Falco star in writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s (Obvious Child) irreverent 90s-set comedy about sex, lies, and discord within a Manhattan family.

+ Q&A with Gillian Robespierre, Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, Edie Falco to follow screening

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A Ghost Story
Film
Spotlight: A Ghost Story
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
 
Film
New York Premiere
SPECIAL SCREENING
 
Spotlight: A Ghost Story
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) reteams with Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara in this hypnotic, existential drift through time and eternity.

+ Q&A with David Lowery to follow screening

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Golden Exits
Film
Closing Night: Golden Exits
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
 
Film
New York Premiere
SPECIAL SCREENING
 
Closing Night: Golden Exits
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Wunderkind director Alex Ross Perry returns with another biting comedy of unease built around a dynamic ensemble cast, including Mary-Louise Parker, Jason Schwartzman, and Chloë Sevigny

+ Q&A with Alex Ross Perry to follow screening

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Main slate at BAM Rose Cinemas
The Force
Film
The Force
Thu, Jun 15, 2017
 
The Force
Thu, Jun 15, 2017
New York Premiere
 

This gripping documentary takes viewers inside the troubled Oakland Police Department during a two-year period rocked by upheavals, scandal, and the rise of Black Lives Matter.

+ Q&A with Peter Nicks to follow screening
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Signature Move
Film
Signature Move
Thu, Jun 15, 2017
 
Signature Move
Thu, Jun 15, 2017
New York Premiere
 

In this tender, vividly realized look at falling in love, a Pakistani-American woman navigates a new relationship while struggling to come out to her traditionalist Muslim mother.

+ Q&A with Jennifer Reeder to follow screening
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The Incredible Jessica James
Film
The Incredible Jessica James
Fri, Jun 16, 2017
 
The Incredible Jessica James
Fri, Jun 16, 2017
New York Premiere
 

Jessica Williams (The Daily Show) delivers a magnetic, star-making performance opposite Chris O’Dowd in this fresh, funny Brooklyn-set romantic charmer.

+ Q&A with Jessica Williams, Noel Wells, Jim Strouse to follow screening
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The Strange Ones
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The Strange Ones
Fri, Jun 16, 2017
 
The Strange Ones
Fri, Jun 16, 2017
New York Premiere
 

Nothing is as it seems in this haunting psychological mystery about two young men who go on the run through a desolate rural landscape after a violent incident.

+ Q&A with Lauren Wolkstein, Christopher Radcliff to follow screening
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Princess Cyd
Film
Princess Cyd
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
 
Princess Cyd
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
New York Premiere
 

Stephen Cone’s (Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party) new film about a brash teenage girl grappling with issues of sexuality and spirituality over the course of a languorous Chicago summer.

+ Q&A with Stephen Cone, Jessie Pinnick, Rebecca Spence, cast, and crew to follow screening
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Columbus
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
 
Columbus
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
New York Premiere
 

John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson form an unlikely friendship in this formally exquisite saga of love and architecture by director-to-watch Kogonada.

+ Q&A with Kogonada to follow screening
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Where Is Kyra
Film
Where is Kyra?
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
 
Where is Kyra?
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
New York Premiere
 

Michelle Pfeiffer delivers a coolly devastating performance in Andrew Dosunmu’s (Mother of George) noir-tinged portrait of a middle-aged Brooklyn woman driven to extremes.

+ Q&A with Andrew Dosunmu to follow screening
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Bitch
Film
Bitch
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
 
Bitch
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
New York Premiere
 

An epic breakdown leaves a tormented housewife under the delusion that she is a feral canine in this savage feminist satire blending pitch-black comedy with subversive social commentary.

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Dina
Film
Dina
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
 
Dina
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
New York Premiere
 

Winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, this touching, one-of-a-kind love story follows the journey of an autistic couple as they navigate marriage, intimacy, and life together.

+ Q&A with Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles, Dina Buno and Scott Levin to follow screening
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Wind River
Film
Wind River
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
 
Wind River
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
New York Premiere
 

Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen star in this striking directorial debut from Oscar-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Sicario), a tense, existential murder mystery set in the desolate tundra of a Wyoming Native American reservation.

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I Am Another You
Film
I Am Another You
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
 
I Am Another You
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
New York Premiere
 

Documentarian Nanfu Wang follows up her acclaimed, Oscar-shortlisted Hooligan Sparrow with this poignant portrait of a young drifter whose seemingly romantic rebellion masks a dark reality.

+ Q&A with Nanfu Wang to follow screening
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Dear Renzo
Film
Shorts Program
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
 
Shorts Program
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
 

New York premieres of Dear Renzo and All Good Things, and the world premieres of Men and Educators.

+ Q&A with Jay Giampietro, Chloe Domont, Dane Mainella, Agostina Gálvez to follow screening
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Whose Streets
Film
Whose Streets?
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
 
Whose Streets?
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
New York Premiere
 

This electrifying, on-the-ground dispatch from the frontlines of the Ferguson, Missouri, protests is told from the perspectives of the community members and activists who took to the streets to demand justice.

+ Q&A with Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis to follow screening
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Snowy bing bongs
Film
Snowy Bing Bongs (screening with Hardware + Lance Lizardi)
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
 
Snowy Bing Bongs (screening with Hardware + Lance Lizardi)
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
World Premiere
 

This blissfully bonkers whatzit from dance-comedy trio Cocoon Central Dance Team is part performance art spectacle, part absurdist sketch show, from a cotton-candy-colored alternate universe.

+ Q&A with Rachel Wolther, Alex H. Fischer, Cocoon Central Dance Team to follow screening
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Common Carrier
Film
Common Carrier
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
 
Common Carrier
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
North American Premiere
 

The quotidian dramas of various New York artists hover and collide in this heady experimental documentary from rising art star James N. Kienitz Wilkins.

+ Q&A with James N. Kienitz Wilkins to follow screening
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Walking Out
Film
Walking Out
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
 
Walking Out
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
New York Premiere
 

A father and son battle the elements while navigating their rocky relationship in this harrowingly realistic survival tale, strikingly shot against the dramatic mountain landscapes of Montana.

+ Q&A with Alex Smith & Andrew J. Smith to follow screening
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The Big Sick
Film
The Big Sick
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
 
The Big Sick
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
New York Premiere
 
 
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Comedian and Silicon Valley scene-stealer Kumail Nanjiani co-wrote and stars in this romantic comedy based on his own life, directed by Michael Showalter, and co-starring Zoe Kazan.

+ Q&A with Michael Showalter, Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, Emily V. Gordon, Anupam Kher. Barry Mendel and Holly Hunter
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Most Beautiful Island
Film
Most Beautiful Island (screening with Innards)
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
 
Most Beautiful Island (screening with Innards)
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
New York Premiere
 

An undocumented immigrant is plunged into New York City’s hellish shadow world in Ana Asensio’s gritty thriller, which won the Narrative Grand Jury Prize at SXSW.

+ Q&A with Ana Asensio to follow screening
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Majorie Prime
Film
Marjorie Prime
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
 
Marjorie Prime
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
New York Premiere
 

An octogenarian widow (Lois Smith) reconnects with her deceased husband—or, rather, an artificially intelligent hologram of his younger self (Jon Hamm)—in Michael Almereyda’s provocative sci-fi drama.

+ Q&A with Michael Almereyda to follow screening
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Ingrid Goes West
Film
Ingrid Goes West (screening with Harvest)
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
 
Ingrid Goes West (screening with Harvest)
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
New York Premiere
 

Aubrey Plaza is an unhinged social media stalker who insinuates herself into the perfectly curated world of an Instagram “influencer” (Elizabeth Olsen) in this caustically funny look at our obsessively on-brand age.

+ Q&A with director Matt Spicer and Billy Magnussen to follow screening
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Lemon
Film
Lemon
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
 
Lemon
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
New York Premiere
 

Destined to be the most audacious feature debut of the year, Janicza Bravo’s brilliantly absurdist portrait of a neurotic failed LA actor hitting bottom is as unnerving as it is subversively funny.

+ Q&A with Janicza Bravo, Brett Gelman to follow screening
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Escapes
Film
Escapes
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
 
Escapes
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
World Premiere
 

Hollywood journeyman Hampton Fancher—B-actor turned Blade Runner screenwriter—recalls his colorful life and career in Michael Almereyda’s retro-fantastic tour through mid-20th-century pop culture.

+ Q&A with Michael Almereyda, Hampton Fancher to follow screening
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The Work
Film
The Work (screening with Have No Fear)
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
 
The Work (screening with Have No Fear)
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
New York Premiere
 

This winner of the Documentary Grand Prize at SXSW takes audiences inside California’s notorious Folsom State Prison and face to face with a four-day group therapy session between convicts and civilians.

+ Q&A with Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous, Eon McLeary, Miles McLeary, James McLeary to follow screening
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Outdoor Screening
Our Song
Film
Outdoor Screening: Our Song
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
 
Outdoor Screening: Our Song
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
 

Three best friends (including Kerry Washington in her film debut) navigate teenage anxieties over the course of one sweltering summer in Crown Heights in Jim McKay’s nuanced depiction of female friendship.

+ Intro by Jim McKay before screening
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