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BAMcinématek presents classic films, premieres, festivals, and retrospectives, with appearances by filmmakers, actors, and critics.
"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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BAM pays tribute to the renegade auteur with a film retrospective.
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart star in George Cukor’s razor-sharp comedy.
Spike Lee’s latest plays for one night only in this exclusive Brooklyn screening.
This series spotlights some of the most stunningly photographed films of all time.
Oscar-winning director John Korty’s refreshingly offbeat films are ripe for rediscovery.
Ethan Hawke’s first documentary is a meditative celebration of music and discipline.
A sneak preview of Joel Potrykus’ acclaimed new film, followed by two previous works.
This French film showcase features Q&As with Cédric Kahn, Christophe Honoré, and more.
These masterworks of 1960s Cuban cinema are revolutionary in every sense of the word.
New Voices in Black Cinema returns for its fifth year.
Manfed Kirchheimer returns to BAMcinématek with a poetic documentary portrait.
The first ever filmed document of graffiti screens with a poetic look at urban renewal.
BAMcinématek spotlights this unsung multi-hyphenate film veteran and Kubrick collaborator.
Join us on a kaleidoscopic journey of science-fiction, genre-bending global cinema, documentary, and music videos.
An exploration of the gritty underworld of Trinidad’s capital, Port-of-Spain.
This extraordinary film dives into the Syrian resistance with a frenzied immediacy.
BAMcinématek presents a series of rich, fascinating works influenced by Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
Bid farewell to Don Draper and company with this trio of movies that inspired Mad Men.
A priceless time capsule of post-disco nightlife in 1980s Chicago.
Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman star in this charming Brooklyn-set romantic comedy.
This first-of-its-kind series surveys recent films that deploy 3D in wondrous new ways.
A trio of TV space-opera actors get whisked away on a real life galactic adventure.
David Cronenberg brings William S. Burroughs’ bizarro Beat novel to the screen.
David Bowie is an alien who discovers the sick soul of America in this sci-fi mind-bender.
Fellini’s bittersweet buddy film follows five aimless men living in a seaside village.
Scorsese’s star-studded elegy for the classic rock era is the ultimate concert film.
This series showcases the creativity and spirit of filmmaking in postwar Eastern Europe.
This cinematic companion to BAM’s DanceAfrica celebrates the best in African film.
This showcase of international black and white CinemaScope films follows up March’s Black & White ’Scope: American Cinema.
BAMcinématek and FAB Alliance present three free outdoor screenings of concert classics.
“The city’s best independent film showcase” (The New Yorker) returns for its seventh year.
BAMcinématek gives Hopkins carte blanche to present some of her favorite films.
A six week, 60+ film series spotlighting independent filmmakers of the 1980s.
The East Coast's premier animation festival returns for its 12th annual edition.
A showcase of video treasures from thrift stores and garage sales throughout America.
BAMcinématek screens Rohmer’s five period films.
A special sneak preview of a new comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie.
Ice Cube, Tupac, and more star in these classics of LA hip-hop on screen.
Richard Gere stars in this heartbreaking drama about homelessness in New York City.
Satyajit Ray’s three-part coming-of-age saga screens in dazzling new 4K restorations.
On the centennial of her birth, BAMcinématek pays tribute to the radiant Ingrid Bergman.
Critics Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold introduce this series of unsung cinematic gems.
Dangerous love blooms in this “gorgeous” (The Village Voice) snapshot of 1970s Kingston.
This doc gets the inside story on the most influential hip-hop radio show of the ‘90s.
BAMcinématek and kate spade new york celebrate interesting women of all eras and ages.
Acclaimed Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi’s third feature after being banned from filmmaking.
A showcase of film masters who turned the camera on themselves.
A mesmerizing portrait of New Hollywood enfant terrible Dennis Hopper.
BAMcinématek presents a comprehensive retrospective of Polish auteur Wojciech Has.
A deeply felt adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s acclaimed novel, scripted by Nick Hornby.
Spike Lee’s controversial satire screens with related works. Q&A with Spike Lee on Oct 28.
Tod Browning (Freaks) reached new heights of perversity with this psychosexual chiller.
Jacques Rivette’s masterpiece is the “cinephile’s holy grail” (The New York Times).
This disquietingly funny festival hit stars Gregg Turkington as a broken, aging comedian.