In a remarkable six-decade (and counting) career, Ellen Burstyn has gone from leading light of the New American Cinema to one of the grand dames of Hollywood, scooping up every major award (Oscar, Tony, Emmy) along the way. Her complex, fully lived-in characters are models of superbly judged, wholly committed screen acting.
The Ellen Burstyn retrospective is made possible by The Corinthian Foundation, David Berley, and friends. The retrospective is dedicated to the memory of Charles Greenman—a true friend of BAM and the arts.
A groundbreaking mix of graphic body horror and religious iconography.
Ellen Burstyn stars in this provocative exploration of faith with a feminist edge.
Three teenagers come of age in a dusty Texas town in this American New Wave landmark.
Ellen Burstyn gives an Oscar-winning performance in Scorsese’s classic road movie.
Arthouse titan Alain Resnais directs this mesmerizing inquiry into memory and reality.
Ellen Burstyn co-stars in Bob Rafelson’s follow-up to Five Easy Pieces.
Ellen Burstyn delivers a bravura performance in this harrowing tale of drug addiction.
Ellen Burstyn plays a woman incarcerated for infanticide in Jules Dassin’s psychodrama.
Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda in this witty romance based on the Broadway play.