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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

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Current Film Series
Film Series
Buñuel
Jul 11—Aug 14, 2014
 
Buñuel
Jul 11—Aug 14, 2014
 

From his beginnings as a godfather of filmic Surrealism to his exile in Mexico to his late-career renaissance, director Luis Buñuel’s richly varied body of work reveals a consummate film-poet.

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Film Series
Animation Block Party
Jul 25—Jul 27, 2014
 
Animation Block Party
Jul 25—Jul 27, 2014
 

The East Coast's premier animation festival returns for its 11th annual edition, showcasing international films, award winners, experimental shorts, a special Animation for Kids show, Space Jam in 35mm, and much more. 

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Frank
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
 
Frank
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Sneak preview
 

Michael Fassbender gives a remarkable tour-de-force performance—all whilst encased in a giant papier-mâché head—in this wondrously strange black comedy about an enigmatic musician. 

+ Q&A with Lenny Abrahamson
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Film Series
Chris Marker
Aug 15—Aug 28, 2014
 
Chris Marker
Aug 15—Aug 28, 2014
 

BAMcinématek presents a comprehensive retrospective of French multimedia artist Chris Marker, a sui generis cinema poet whose dazzlingly imaginative essay films explored time and memory.

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BAMcinématek named Best Film Series in Time Out’s Best of New York 2013! 

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PAST EVENTS
Film Series
Rossellini x 2
 

Isabella Rossellini appears in person to discuss Stromboli and Blue Velvet.

Mon, Jan 13, 2014
 
 
Film
Peter Brook: The Tightrope
 

A rare glimpse into the creative process of legendary theater director Peter Brook.

Wed, Jan 29, 2014
 
 
Film Series
Vengeance is Hers
 

From arthouse to grindhouse, this series explores the full gamut of cinematic retribution.

Feb 7—Feb 18, 2014
 
 
Film
Valentine's Day Dinner & a Movie: The Lady Eve
 

Celebrate Valentine's Day with one of the greatest screwball comedies of all time.

Fri, Feb 14, 2014
 
 
Film Series
Kino Polska: New Polish Cinema
 

A five-day series showcasing Poland’s best new films.

Feb 19—Feb 23, 2014
 
 
Film Series
Black Audio Film Collective
 

BAMcinématek pays tribute to the vital and visionary multimedia collective.

Feb 24—Feb 27, 2014
 
 
Film
Marketa Lazarova
 

This epic celluloid hallucination is one of the crowning achievements of Czech cinema.

Feb 28—Mar 6, 2014
Newly restored
 
 
Film Series
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
 

This French film showcase features Q&As with Catherine Deneuve, Michel Gondry, and more.

Mar 7—Mar 10, 2014
 
 
Film
Hide Your Smiling Faces
 

This debut feature won Best Undistributed Film from the National Society of Film Critics.

Mon, Mar 10, 2014
Sneak Preview
 
 
Film Series
Under the Influence: Scorsese/Walsh
 

Raoul Walsh’s films provide a virtual template for the work of Martin Scorsese.

Mar 12—Mar 26, 2014
 
 
Film Series
The Music of Morricone
 

BAMcinématek pays tribute to the legendary film composer.

Mar 20—Mar 22, 2014
 
 
Film Series
New Voices in Black Cinema
 

This festival of new black cinema returns for its fourth year with films that redefine the black experience.

Mar 27—Mar 30, 2014
 
 
Film Series
Jonathan Glazer
 

After nearly a decade hiatus, Jonathan Glazer returns with his most audacious film yet.

Apr 1—Apr 3, 2014
 
 
Film Series
Blonde Venus: The Films of Dietrich & von Sternberg
 

Josef von Sternberg’s films with Marlene Dietrich are sumptuous experiments in style.

Apr 4—Apr 10, 2014
 
 
Film
Unsound: Andy Votel's Kleksploitation
 

A hallucinogenic tribute to seminal Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski, with DJ Andy Votel.

Sat, Apr 5, 2014
 
 
Film
Joe
 

Nicolas Cage stars as a hard-living ex-con in David Gordon Green’s Southern Gothic drama.

Tue, Apr 8, 2014
Sneak Preview
 
 
Film
The Young Girls of Rochefort
 

Catherine Deneuve stars in this eye-popping tribute to the American musical.

Apr 11—Apr 17, 2014
Newly restored
 
 
Film Series
Science on Screen
 

Experts explain the connections between movies and science in this ongoing series.

Apr 15, 2013—May 19, 2014
 
 
Film
Fading Gigolo
 

John Turturro and Woody Allen star in this offbeat valentine to New York City.

Wed, Apr 16, 2014
Members Only
 
 
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Film Series
Back with a Vengeance
 

BAMcinématek continues its February series Vengeance is Hers with more fierce heroines.

Apr 18—Apr 28, 2014
 
 
Film
Tarnation: 10th Anniversary
 

This mesmerizing docu-essay recounts the filmmaker’s life with his mentally ill mother.

Fri, Apr 18, 2014
 
 
Film Series
Overdue
 

Critics Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold introduce this series of unsung cinematic gems.

Tue, Jul 22, 2014
 
 
Film
Blue Ruin
 

A homeless man exacts grisly, but hilariously inept revenge in this black comic thriller.

Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Sneak Preview
 
 
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Film
Found Footage Festival
 

A showcase of video treasures from thrift stores and garage sales throughout America.

Fri, Apr 25, 2014
 
 
Sold Out
 
Film
Palo Alto
 

Emma Roberts stars in Gia Coppola’s debut film based on James Franco’s Palo Alto: Stories.

Sun, Apr 27, 2014
Sneak Preview
 
 
Film Series
Ellen Burstyn
 

BAMcinématek salutes the remarkable, six-decade (and counting) career of Ellen Burstyn.  

Apr 30—May 6, 2014
 
 
Film
The Immigrant
 

Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner star in James Gray's thrilling period tragedy.

Mon, May 5, 2014
Sneak Preview
 
 
Film Series
Punk Rock Girls
 

BAMcinématek pays homage to cinema's hardest-rocking women.

May 7—Jun 1, 2014
 
 
Film
Animation Block Presents Frederator
 

An inside look at prolific animation producer Fred Seibert of Frederator Studios.

Thu, May 8, 2014
 
 
Film Series
Cool Worlds: The Animation of Ralph Bakshi
 

The filmmaker behind Fritz the Cat takes the art of animation into uncharted territory.

May 9—May 20, 2014
 
 
Film
Psychic TV: Dreams Less Sweet
 

A wild array of psychedelic and dance sounds, with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in person.

Tue, May 13, 2014
 
 
Film Series
FilmAfrica
 

This cinematic companion to BAM’s DanceAfrica celebrates the best in African film.

May 23—May 26, 2014
 
 
Film Series
An Evening with Jacolby Satterwhite and Art21
 

BAMcinématek and Art21 invite Jacolby Satterwhite to present his work on the big screen.

Wed, May 28, 2014
 
 
Film
Preview: Obvious Child
 

Jenny Slate stars in this bracing comedy navigating the harsh realities of adulthood.

Mon, Jun 2, 2014
Sneak Preview
 
 
Film
Crossing Delancey
 

Obvious Child's Jenny Slate introduces her “favorite movie ever” (Filmmaker Magazine).

Mon, Jun 2, 2014
 
 
Film
The Lord of the Rings
 

Bakshi applies his eye-poppingly surreal style to this ambitious Tolkien adaptation.

Tue, Jun 3, 2014
 
 
Film Series
All Hail the King: The Films of King Hu
 

Martial arts movie master King Hu’s films blend action and stylistic expressiveness.

Jun 6—Jun 17, 2014
 
 
Film
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
 

A 4K restoration of the iconic western gives Morricone’s score invigorating new life. 

Thu, Jun 12, 2014
Newly restored
 
 
Film Festival
BAMcinemaFest 2014
 

In its sixth year, this annual film festival premieres a wide-ranging lineup of new work.

Jun 18—Jun 29, 2014
 
 
Film Series
By Any Means Necessary: A Spike Lee Joints Retrospective
 

BAMcinématek salutes nearly three decades of remarkable Spike Lee Joints.

Jun 29—Jul 10, 2014
 
 
Film Series
Big Screen Epics
 

Experience classic movie spectacles on the grand Steinberg Screen.

Jul 2—Jul 9, 2014
 
 
Film Series
A Richard Pryor Triple Play
 

Three comedy classics starring Richard Pryor screen at Putnam Triangle Plaza in July. 

Jul 8—Jul 22, 2014