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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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Upcoming Programs
Film Series
Four More Years: An Election Special
Jul 15—Aug 3, 2016
Four More Years: An Election Special
Jul 15—Aug 3, 2016

This election season, take a break from the 24/7 news cycle chatter with some of the all-time best films about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the American democratic process.

Film Series
Animation Block Party
Jul 29—Jul 31, 2016
Animation Block Party
Jul 29—Jul 31, 2016

The East Coast's premier animation festival returns for its 13th annual edition, showcasing international films, award winners, experimental shorts, The Transformers: The Movie in 35mm, and much more.

She’s Gotta Have It—30th Anniversary
Mon, Aug 8, 2016
She’s Gotta Have It—30th Anniversary
Mon, Aug 8, 2016

Spike Lee’s first feature—about the love life of a cosmopolitan black female—is a watershed independent film of the 1980s, shot in black and white, largely in Fort Greene, in just over two weeks.

+ Spike Lee in person!
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
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
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
Un plus une

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

Tue, Mar 1, 2016
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
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
Scream, presented by Sean Rameswaram

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

Fri, Mar 11, 2016
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
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
Louder Than Bombs

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

Mon, Apr 4, 2016
Sneak preview
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
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
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
The Caribbean Film Series: Ayiti Mon Amour

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

Wed, Jun 1, 2016
Film Series
FAB Flicks: ’70s Black Cinema

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

Jun 2—Jun 30, 2016
Kamikaze ’89

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

Jun 3—Jun 9, 2016
newly restored
First Blood

The inaugural Rambo film is one of the most visceral action movies of its era.

Tue, Jun 7, 2016
Film Series
Around the World in 5 Restorations

BAMcinématek showcases five cinematic gems in glistening new restorations. 

Jun 10—Jun 14, 2016
BAMcinemaFest 2016

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

Jun 15—Jun 26, 2016
Los Sures + Of Memory & Los Sures

This invaluable time capsule captures the vibrant community of 1980s South Williamsburg.

Jun 27—Jun 30, 2016