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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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Upcoming Programs
Film Series
Desperate Hours: The Films of Michael Cimino
Sep 29—Oct 6, 2016
 
Desperate Hours: The Films of Michael Cimino
Sep 29—Oct 6, 2016
 

BAMcinématek pays tribute to the late Michael Cimino, the most audacious, uncompromising, and controversial of the titan-auteurs to emerge during the legendary New Hollywood of the 1970s.

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Film Series
Nilsson Schmilsson
Oct 7—Oct 9, 2016
 
Nilsson Schmilsson
Oct 7—Oct 9, 2016
 

BAMcinématek looks back at the wild, wonderfully weird film career of offbeat pop genius Harry Nilsson.

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Film Series
Peter Brook: Behind the Camera
Oct 10—Oct 20, 2016
 
Peter Brook: Behind the Camera
Oct 10—Oct 20, 2016
 

On the occasion of the US premiere of Battlefield—Peter Brook’s return to the BAM Next Wave Festival—BAMcinématek surveys the visionary director’s equally adventurous, iconoclastic film work.

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Film
The Caribbean Film Series: Cows Wearing Glasses
Wed, Oct 19, 2016
 
The Caribbean Film Series: Cows Wearing Glasses
Wed, Oct 19, 2016
 

When an eccentric painter contracts a disease that makes him lose his eyesight, he is forced to take stock of a life rich with professional success but devoid of fulfilling personal relationships.

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The Terrorizers
Oct 21—Oct 27, 2016
 
The Terrorizers
Oct 21—Oct 27, 2016
newly restored
 

Titan of the Taiwanese New Wave Edward Yang crafts a mesmerizing, enigmatic thriller about fate, urban existence, and violence, both physical and emotional.

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Film Series
13 Cats
Oct 21—Nov 3, 2016
 
13 Cats
Oct 21—Nov 3, 2016
 

Fear, kitty kitty… Spend your Halloween with some of cinema’s freakiest felines. From demonic Japanese furballs to beloved pets turned sharp-clawed psycho-killers, there's nothing cuddly about some of these hellcats.

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Film Series
Gianfranco Rosi
Oct 28—Nov 3, 2016
 
Gianfranco Rosi
Oct 28—Nov 3, 2016
 

BAMcinématek surveys the career of globetrotting documentarian Gianfranco Rosi, whose remarkably intimate films are dispatches from the far fringes of society.

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Film
FAB Fulton Halloween Fun Fest
Mon, Oct 31, 2016
 
FAB Fulton Halloween Fun Fest
Mon, Oct 31, 2016
 

Ghoul’s on first? In Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, the hapless duo collide with a who’s who of Universal’s famed spooks. Screens for free alongside Chuck Jones’ Transylvania 6-5000.

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Film Series
Bresson on Cinema
Nov 4—Nov 15, 2016
 
Bresson on Cinema
Nov 4—Nov 15, 2016
 

Cinema’s great ascetic, Robert Bresson searched for the soul in the modern world. This series pairs the work of this most elusive, divinely inspired of directors with films that embody his radical aesthetic.

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Film Series
That’s Entertainment!: MGM Musicals Part II
Nov 18—Dec 8, 2016
 
That’s Entertainment!: MGM Musicals Part II
Nov 18—Dec 8, 2016
 

BAMcinématek celebrates the MGM musical: the biggest, splashiest, most tuneful, and most innovative of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

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Film
The Caribbean Film Series: Pressure
Mon, Dec 5, 2016
 
The Caribbean Film Series: Pressure
Mon, Dec 5, 2016
 

The first dramatic feature film by a black director in Great Britain, Trinidad-born Horace Ové’s Pressure traces the tensions between first and second generation Caribbean immigrants living in the Notting Hill area of London.

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PAST EVENTS
Film
Togetherness Sneak Preview
 

A sneak preview of new episodes from HBO’s acclaimed comedy-drama.

Tue, Feb 2, 2016
 
 
Film Series
Heat & Vice: The Films of Michael Mann
 

A retrospective showcasing the visionary auteur’s unique brand of pulp poetry and urban noir.

Feb 5—Feb 16, 2016
 
 
Film
Men Go to Battle
 

This Civil War-set story of two brothers is “an instant-classic Western” (The New Yorker).

Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Sneak Preview
 
 
Film
Valentine’s Day: Sabrina
 

This charming romantic comedy classic sparkles with timeless wit and sophistication.

Sun, Feb 14, 2016
 
 
Film Series
Witches’ Brew
 

BAMcinématek conjures spellbinding films devoted to the mythic proto-feminist icon.

Feb 16—Feb 29, 2016
 
 
Film Series
Kino Polska: New Polish Cinema
 

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

Feb 25—Feb 28, 2016
 
 
Film
Un plus une
 

Lelouch’s latest is a sexy, stylish throwback to the golden age of movie romance.

Tue, Mar 1, 2016
 
 
Canceled
 
Film Series
BAMcinématek Favorites: Gallic 60s
 

BAMcinématek presents a pair of newly restored French masterpieces.

Mar 2—Mar 3, 2016
 
 
Film Festival
Migrating Forms
 

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

Mar 4—Mar 10, 2016
 
 
Film
A Brighter Summer Day
 

Edward Yang’s sweeping coming-of-age epic is one of the towering masterpieces of the 90s.

Mar 11—Mar 14, 2016
 
 
Film
Scream, presented by Sean Rameswaram
 

Wes Craven’s ingenious slasher satire subverts the genre while delivering the gory goods.

Fri, Mar 11, 2016
 
 
Film
A League of Their Own, presented by Molly Webster
 

This feel-good classic follows the fortunes of the first all-female baseball league.

Sat, Mar 12, 2016
 
 
Film
The Caribbean Film Series: Art Connect
 

A group of “at risk” teenagers experience the power of creative intervention.

Tue, Mar 15, 2016
 
 
Film Series
From the Third Eye: Evergreen Review on Film
 

A series of provocative films of the 50s, 60s, and 70s championed by Evergreen Review.

Mar 16—Mar 31, 2016
 
 
Film Series
Chantal Akerman: Images Between the Images
 

BAMcinématek pays tribute to visionary director Chantal Akerman.

Apr 1—May 1, 2016
 
 
Film
Louder Than Bombs
 

Jesse Eisenberg and Isabelle Huppert star in this drama about a family grappling with loss.

Mon, Apr 4, 2016
Sneak preview
 
 
Film
Cartel Land
 

A real-life thriller about vigilantes on the Mexico-US border.

Wed, Apr 6, 2016
Member Monthly Screening
 
 
Film Series
New Voices in Black Cinema
 

Brooklyn's premier showcase for black cinema returns for its sixth year.

Apr 21—Apr 24, 2016
 
 
Film
An Evening with Anna Karina
 

Iconic actress Anna Karina appears in conversation with a screening of A Woman Is a Woman.

Tue, May 3, 2016
Members only
 
 
Standby Ticketing Only
 
Film Series
Labor of Love: 100 Years of Movie Dates
 

This series explores the long affair between real life romance and dating as told by movies.

May 4—May 17, 2016
 
 
Film
Black Girl
 

Ousmane Sembène’s landmark of African cinema is a seminal film about race and colonialism.

May 18—May 24, 2016
Newly restored
 
 
Film Series
FilmAfrica 2016
 

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

May 25—May 30, 2016
 
 
Film
The Caribbean Film Series: Ayiti Mon Amour
 

This neorealist fairytale is a portrait of a small Haitian fishing hamlet.

Wed, Jun 1, 2016
 
 
Film
A Brighter Summer Day
 

Edward Yang’s sweeping coming-of-age epic is one of the towering masterpieces of the 90s.

Thu, Jun 2, 2016
newly restored
 
 
Film Series
FAB Flicks: ’70s Black Cinema
 

BAMcinématek and FAB Alliance present five free outdoor screenings of concert classics.

Jun 2—Jun 30, 2016
 
 
Film
Kamikaze ’89
 

Rainer Werner Fassbinder stars in this ultra-rare, art-damaged blast of cyberpunk noir.

Jun 3—Jun 9, 2016
newly restored
 
 
Film Series
Around the World in 5 Restorations
 

BAMcinématek showcases five cinematic gems in glistening new restorations. 

Jun 10—Jun 14, 2016
 
 
Programs
BAMcinemaFest 2016
 

“The city’s best independent film showcase” (The New Yorker) returns for its eighth year.

Jun 15—Jun 26, 2016
 
 
Film Series
Four More Years: An Election Special
 

BAMcinématek showcases the good, the bad, and the ugly of the American democratic process.

Jul 15—Aug 3, 2016
 
 
Film Series
Animation Block Party
 

The East Coast's premier animation festival returns for its 13th annual edition.

Jul 29—Jul 31, 2016
 
 
Film
FKA twigs presents Soundtrack 7
 

FKA twigs discusses her new film, shot during the Manchester International Festival last year.

Wed, Aug 3, 2016
World premiere
 
 
Standby Ticketing
 
Film Series
The Films of Robert Frank
 

The groundbreaking films of Robert Frank reveal the complexity of everyday existence.

Aug 4—Sep 22, 2016
 
 
Film Series
Joe Dante at the Movies
 

The films of Joe Dante at once celebrate and skewer American pop culture.

Aug 5—Aug 24, 2016
 
 
Film Series
That’s Entertainment!: MGM Musicals Part I
 

BAMcinématek celebrates the most innovative musicals of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Aug 26—Sep 21, 2016
 
 
Film
The Caribbean Film Series: Bazodee
 

Machel Montano makes his film debut in this Bollywood musical with a distinct Caribbean flavor.

Wed, Sep 7, 2016
 
 
Film Series
Bad Reputation: Spotlight on Kristen Stewart
 

BAMcinématek surveys the continually surprising career of Kristen Stewart.

Sep 23—Sep 27, 2016
 
 
Film Series
Pattinson x Cronenberg
 

David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson’s collaborations are bizarro portraits of modern malaise.

Wed, Sep 28, 2016