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BAMcinématek

 
 
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2017
 

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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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Peak Performances
Film Series
Peak Performances
May 12—May 24, 2017
 
Peak Performances
May 12—May 24, 2017
 

In celebration of the return of David Lynch’s avant-visionary soap opera, BAMcinématek revisits some of our favorite cast members’ other finest roles, ranging from the iconic to the totally unexpected.

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Le Balon d'or
Film Series
FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017
 
FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017
 

This cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration features the best narrative and documentary films from across Africa and beyond, with a special focus on Guinea.

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Lions love
Film Series
Varda in California
May 31—Jun 13, 2017
 
Varda in California
May 31—Jun 13, 2017
 

The films that French New Wave force Agnès Varda made in California in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s reflect life in America as only an outsider could see it.

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Play the Devil
Film
Caribbean Film Series: Play the Devil
Tue, Jun 6, 2017
 
Caribbean Film Series: Play the Devil
Tue, Jun 6, 2017
 

A volatile relationship develops between a teenage boy and a wealthy businessman amidst the vivid backdrop of Trinidad’s Carnival in this emotionally charged coming of age drama.

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BAMcinemaFest 2017
Programs
BAMcinemaFest 2017
Jun 14—25, 2017
 
BAMcinemaFest 2017
Jun 14—25, 2017
 
The ninth annual showcase of the best in American independent film returns June 14-25.
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Baby Doll
Film Series
Southern Gothic
Jun 26—Jul 11, 2017
 
Southern Gothic
Jun 26—Jul 11, 2017
 

What strange goings-on lurk beneath the veneer of Southern respectability? This series brings together the wildest, lustiest, and sweatiest tales of the macabre ever to emanate from below the Mason-Dixon.

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Gun Crazy Large
Film Series
Edgar Wright Presents Heist Society
Jun 30—Jul 23, 2017
 
Edgar Wright Presents Heist Society
Jun 30—Jul 23, 2017
 

Edgar Wright programs a criminally entertaining series of heavy-hitter classics, cult treats, and merry caper comedies that have influenced his new film, Baby Driver, in theaters June 28.

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Friday the 13th
Film Series
Notes on Camp
Jul 12—Jul 18, 2017
 
Notes on Camp
Jul 12—Jul 18, 2017
 

Relive the halcyon summer days of your youth with these camp classics, chock full of sex-crazed teens, high-spirited hijinks, and the occasional serial killer.

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Husbands
Film
Husbands
Jul 19—Jul 25, 2017
 
Husbands
Jul 19—Jul 25, 2017
 

John Cassavetes’ freewheeling, gonzo-comic epic of male misbehavior is one of cinema’s wildest, most unflinching depictions of boys behaving badly.

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PAST EVENTS
Mr. Gaga
Film
Mr. Gaga
 

A propulsive documentary about visionary choreographer Ohad Naharin.

Mon, Jan 30, 2017
Special Screening
 
 
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Tokyo Story
Film Series
Tokyo Story and Make Way for Tomorrow
 

One of classic Hollywood’s greatest weepies screens alongside Ozu’s exquisite remake.

Feb 10—Feb 12, 2017
 
 
TO BE OR NOT TO BE
Film
To Be or Not To Be
 

Carole Lombard and Jack Benny star in Ernst Lubitsch’s sparkling World War II-era satire.

Tue, Feb 14, 2017
 
 
Rosemary's Baby
Film Series
Jordan Peele: The Art of the Social Thriller
 

Jordan Peele curates a series of films designed to get you ready to Get Out.

Feb 17—Mar 1, 2017
 
 
Generation Revolution
Film
Generation Revolution
 

An urgent, on-the-ground look at the struggle for racial and economic equality in the UK.

Wed, Feb 22, 2017
NY premiere
 
 
Oshima/Godard
Film Series
Oshima X Godard
 

BAMcinématek presents a double dose of truly revolutionary cinema by these renegade auteurs.

Mar 3—Mar 16, 2017
 
 
TAIPEI STORY
Film
Taipei Story
 

Edward Yang’s long unavailable second feature is a touchstone of the Taiwanese New Wave.

Mar 17—Mar 23, 2017
 
 
Major League: Wesley Snipes in Focus
Film Series
Major League: Wesley Snipes in Focus
 

BAMcinématek highlights the work of one of America’s most versatile screen actors.

Mar 31—Apr 9, 2017
 
 
Migrating Forms
Film Festival
Migrating Forms
 

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

Mar 24—Mar 30, 2017
 
 
Peggy and Fred in Hell: Beginning Middle End, Leslie Thornton
Film Series
Leslie Thornton
 

A comprehensive retrospect of avant-garde filmmaker and artist Leslie Thornton.

Apr 3—May 8, 2017
 
 
Hooligans sparrow, Polk Awards
Film
Polk Awards: Hooligan Sparrow
 

A gut punching, guerrilla exposé from the frontlines of China’s human rights struggle.

Wed, Apr 5, 2017
 
 
Coco Road, Caribbean Film Series
Film
Caribbean Film Series: The House on Coco Road
 

What happened to Grenada’s short-lived socialist revolution?

Tue, Apr 11, 2017
 
 
Book of Mary, A Woman’s Work: Anne-Marie Miéville
FILM SERIES
A Woman’s Work: Anne-Marie Miéville
 

BAMcinématek explores the relentlessly probing work of Anne-Marie Miéville.

Apr 12—Apr 19, 2017
 
 
Do What I Want: Arthur Russell on Film
Film
Do What I Want: Arthur Russell on Film
 

A poignant, dreamily impressionistic tribute to avant-garde visionary Arthur Russell.

Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Special Screening
 
 
Dark Mirror, The Inkblots: Rorschach on Film
Film Series
The Inkblots: Rorschach on Film
 

To mark the release of Damion Searls’ new biography of Hermann Rorshach, The Inkblots, BAMcinématek revisits two of the best of these vintage psycho-shockers.

Sat, Apr 8, 2017
 
 
Gang of the French Caribbean
Film Series
New Voices in Black Cinema
 

Narratives, documentaries, and shorts that examine the black experience.

Apr 26—Apr 30, 2017
 
 
Jiang Wen
Film Series
Jiang Wen Rising
 

BAMcinématek lets loose the wild man of contemporary Chinese cinema.

May 3—May 11, 2017