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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This documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at the 1984 production of Einstein on the Beach.
Author Nick Flynn joins audiences for a discussion of his work and a special screening of Being Flynn.
A murder brings together the leading figures of the Beat Generation in this revealing drama.
A fearlessly provocative, acerbic, pitch-black portrait of privileged Williamsburgians.
The best of iconic animator Chuck Jones, screened alongside films that bear his influence.
We celebrate the career of a Swedish icon, whose work has spanned more than six decades.
From the perverse to the sublime, these films are sure to make for one schizoid holiday season.
The Motown-produced take on The Wizard of Oz, starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.
A revisit of The Who's filmography, including a week-long run of Quadrophenia.
A father seeks justice for his son's murder in this critique of the New York legal system.
This wide-ranging, interactive series features puppets as you have never seen them before.
Celebrate Halloween with this demon threesome.
A rarely screened silent masterpiece with a new, live score by Thomas Köner.
BAMcinématek celebrates ACID, a French association that mentors young, emerging filmmakers.
BAMcinématek looks back at this seminal cultural movement of the early 90s.
A first look at the most anticipated new releases from IFC Films and Sundance Selects.
A film quartet of end-of-world scenarios to cope with the coming Mayan apocalypse.
A retrospective of the best adaptations of John le Carré’s classic espionage novels.
An excitingly fresh, visually stunning take on Emily Brontë’s epic love story.
Greatest hits from a distributor that champions the best in emerging world cinema.
This British comedy gem chronicles the booze-fueled misadventures of two jobless actors.
This series showcases some of the greatest actor-director partnerships in American comedy.
A celebration of the 20th anniversary of a New Queer Cinema milestone.
Critic Mark Cousins’ idiosyncratic valentine to the quintessential 20th-century art form.
This chronicle of a relationship is "a front-runner for best American film of the year" (Village Voice).
Catherine Deneuve stars as an aging call girl in Christophe Honoré’s new musical.
Mel Brooks' sci-fi spoof celebrates its 25th anniversary with a new HD restoration.
Three Seattle teens develop extraordinary powers after they encounter a glowing object.
BAMcinématek celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence with 14 reggae films
A New Mexico rancher (Robert Mitchum) struggles to confront his traumatic past.
A weekend with two of North America's greatest animated film festivals.
Grace Kelly set a new standard for beauty and sophistication in a six year career.
A document of a once-in-a-lifetime performance and intimate portrait of James Murphy.
An endlessly inventive, formally radical ode to rebellion and food wastage.
Takashi Miike's adaptation of Masaki Kobayashi's classic tale of an unemployed samurai.
Celebrate Independence Day with two of Capra's most inspirational films.
In advance of the band's US tour this July, BAMcinématek presents a 10-film primer.
Greta Gerwig plays a graduate student getting ready to settle into married life.
Maurice Pialat's harrowing account of a relationship in breakdown.
Noel Coward makes his film debut in this sardonic Golden Age dramedy.
BAMcinématek reaches into the vaults for two 60s masterpieces.
See what's hot in contemporary Bohemian filmmaking with New Czech Films.
The first New York retrospective of Andrey Zvyagintsev comes to BAM.
The cinematic companion to BAM's annual DanceAfrica celebration.
BAMcinématek presents this pair of 80s comedies directed by the inimitable Frank Oz.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame celebrates the new season with rare cinematic treasures.
Alex Ross Perry's The Color Wheel makes its US theatrical premiere.
A trio of films from director Roy William Neill including his final movie, Black Angel.
This documentary follows the inspiring stories of immigrant NYC Green Cart vendors.