Programs

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

Read more about the history of BAMcinématek.


 
Upcoming Series
Film Series
Two by Jody Lee Lipes
Tue, Feb 3, 2015
 
Two by Jody Lee Lipes
Tue, Feb 3, 2015
 

BAMcinemaFest alum Jody Lee Lipes presents two award-winning collaborations with New York City Ballet.

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Film Series
John Carpenter: Master of Fear
Feb 5—Feb 22, 2015
 
John Carpenter: Master of Fear
Feb 5—Feb 22, 2015
 

In conjunction with his first solo album, BAM presents a tribute to the legendary director with an in-person conversation, a full-career film retrospective, and a selection of his favorite film scores.

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Valentine's Day: The Philadelphia Story
Sat, Feb 14, 2015
 
Valentine's Day: The Philadelphia Story
Sat, Feb 14, 2015
 

Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart star in George Cukor’s masterful, razor-sharp comedy set on the eve of a Main Line society queen’s impending marriage plans.

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Film Series
Fog City Maverick: The Films of John Korty
Feb 24—Feb 26, 2015
 
Fog City Maverick: The Films of John Korty
Feb 24—Feb 26, 2015
 

One of the most distinctive, unsung voices in American independent cinema, Oscar-winning director John Korty’s refreshingly offbeat films are ripe for rediscovery.

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Film Series
Cuba: Golden 60s
Mar 20—Mar 31, 2015
 
Cuba: Golden 60s
Mar 20—Mar 31, 2015
 

In the wake of the Communist revolution of 1959, Cuba experienced a cinematic golden age. These vital transmissions from a country in transition are revolutionary in every sense of the word.

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Canners
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
 
Canners
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
 

Manfed Kirchheimer returns to BAMcinématek with a poetic documentary portrait of the men and women in New York City who collect bottles and cans to recycle them for a mere nickel each.

+ Q&A with Manfred Kirchheimer
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Stations of the Elevated + Claw
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
 
Stations of the Elevated + Claw
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
 

The first ever filmed document of graffiti, this rarely screened tone poem of 1980s New York City screens with a live performance by the original Charles Mingus legacy band, the Mingus Dynasty.

+ Intro by Manfred Kirchheimer
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