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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
Science on Screen
Apr 15, 2013—May 19, 2014
 
Science on Screen
Apr 15, 2013—May 19, 2014
 

This ongoing series explores the surprising connections between the movies and real-life science—with experts on hand at each screening to explain it all.

 

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Film Series
Back with a Vengeance
Apr 18—Apr 28, 2014
 
Back with a Vengeance
Apr 18—Apr 28, 2014
 

Due to popular demand, we continue our February series Vengeance is Hers with more fierce movie heroines righting wrongs and settling scores!

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Tarnation: 10th Anniversary
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
 
Tarnation: 10th Anniversary
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
 

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

+ Q&A with Jonathan Caouette and John Cameron Mitchell
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Film Series
Overdue
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
 
Overdue
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
 

Critics Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold introduce this series of unsung cinematic gems, paired for your delectation.

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Blue Ruin
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
 
Blue Ruin
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
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Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes, this masterfully constructed, black comic thriller follows a homeless man as he exacts gruesome, but hilariously inept revenge on his parents’ murderer.

 

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Found Footage Festival
Fri, Apr 25, 2014
 
Found Footage Festival
Fri, Apr 25, 2014
 

A one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales, thrift stores, warehouses, and dumpsters throughout North America.

 

+ Live event hosted by Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher
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Palo Alto
Sun, Apr 27, 2014
 
Palo Alto
Sun, Apr 27, 2014
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April (Emma Roberts) is torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach (James Franco) and a crush on sweet stoner Teddy in Gia Coppola’s astonishing adaptation of Franco’s short story collection.

+ Q&A with Gia Coppola
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Film Series
Ellen Burstyn
Apr 30—May 6, 2014
 
Ellen Burstyn
Apr 30—May 6, 2014
 

In a remarkable six-decade career, Ellen Burstyn has gone from leading light of New American Cinema to one of Hollywood’s grand dames. Her fully lived-in characters are models of committed screen acting.

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The Immigrant
Mon, May 5, 2014
 
The Immigrant
Mon, May 5, 2014
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James Gray discusses his latest film, a lovingly wrought tale of loyalty and disillusionment set in 1920s Manhattan, starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner.

+ Q&A with director James Gray
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Film Series
Punk Rock Girls
May 7—Jun 1, 2014
 
Punk Rock Girls
May 7—Jun 1, 2014
 

To mark the release of Lukas Moodysson’s punk rock valentine We Are the Best!, BAMcinématek pays homage to the fearless, Mohawk-sporting, safety pin-wearing, guitar-wielding women who stick it to the Man.

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Animation Block Presents Frederator
Thu, May 8, 2014
 
Animation Block Presents Frederator
Thu, May 8, 2014
 

An inside look at prolific animation producer Fred Seibert of Frederator Studios (Adventure Time, My Life as a Teenage Robot, The Powerpuff Girls).

+ Q&A with Fred Seibert and select filmmakers
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Film Series
Cool Worlds: The Animation of Ralph Bakshi
May 9—May 20, 2014
 
Cool Worlds: The Animation of Ralph Bakshi
May 9—May 20, 2014
 

The outrageous, weirdly beautiful films of Ralph Bakshi pushed the art of animation into bold new territory, mixing frank depictions of sex, violence, and societal ills with a freewheeling, surrealistic style.

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Psychic TV: Dreams Less Sweet
Tue, May 13, 2014
 
Psychic TV: Dreams Less Sweet
Tue, May 13, 2014
 

With their wild array of psychedelic and dance sounds, Psychic TV enlists 47 artists for the filmed version of their album Dreams Less Sweet.

+ Q&A with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
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Film Series
FilmAfrica
May 23—May 26, 2014
 
FilmAfrica
May 23—May 26, 2014
 

This cinematic companion to BAM’s DanceAfrica celebration features the best fiction and documentary from South Africa, Tunisia, Sudan, and beyond, including a special focus on films from Madagascar.

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Film Series
An Evening with Jacolby Satterwhite and Art21
Wed, May 28, 2014
 
An Evening with Jacolby Satterwhite and Art21
Wed, May 28, 2014
 

In this ongoing collaboration with Art21, BAMcinématek invites celebrated visual artist Jacolby Satterwhite to present his work on the big screen while discussing his career and greatest influences.

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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
 
 
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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
 
 
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Hide Your Smiling Faces
 

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

Mon, Mar 10, 2014
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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
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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
Fading Gigolo
 

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

Wed, Apr 16, 2014
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