BAMcinemaFest 2012

 
 
Jun 20—Jul 1, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
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A showcase for emerging voices in American independent cinema, this annual film festival features New York and North American premieres of films culled from Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, and other festivals from around the world.

Now in its fourth year, the 2012 edition of BAMcinemaFest opens with a screening in the spectacular BAM Howard Gilman Opera House followed by a BAM-wide party with a DJ, drinks, and snacks for ticketholders. The festival includes 21 New York premieres, rare repertory films, an outdoor screening, live music, filmmaker Q&As, lots of special guests, parties, and more.  

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Film Screenings

Sleepwalk With Me
Wed, Jun 20 at 7:30pm
Introduced by Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass
NY PREMIERE

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Thu, Jun 21 at 7pm
Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Benh Zeitlin and cast
SNEAK PREVIEW

Tchoupitoulas
Thu, Jun 21 at 9:30pm
Q&A with Bill and Turner Ross
NY PREMIERE

Francine
Fri, Jun 22 at 7pm
Q&A with Melanie Shatzky and Brian M. Cassidy
NY PREMIERE

Gayby
Fri, Jun 22 at 9:15pm
Q&A with Jonathan Lisecki, Jenn Harris, and Matthew Wilkas
NY PREMIERE

Welcome to Pine Hill
Sat, Jun 23 at 4:30, 4:40pm
Q&A with Keith Miller and Shannon Harper
NY PREMIERE

Nobody Walks
Sat, Jun 23 at 6:50pm
Q&A with Ry Russo-Young, Olivia Thirlby, India Ennenga, and co-writer Lena Dunham
NY PREMIERE

The Comedy
Sat, Jun 23 at 9:30pm
Q&A with Rick Alverson
NY PREMIERE

Crazy & Thief
Sun, Jun 24 at 2pm
Q&A with Cory McAbee
NY PREMIERE

The Imposter
Sun, Jun 24 at 7pm
Q&A with Bart Layton
NY PREMIERE

The Unspeakable Act
Sun, Jun 24 at 9:30pm
Q&A with Dan Sallitt, Sky Hirschkron, Tallie Medel, and others
NY PREMIERE

The Patron Saints
Mon, Jun 25 at 7pm
Q&A with Melanie Shatzky and Brian M. Cassidy
NY PREMIERE

Take Me to the Balloony Bin!
The Black Balloon
The Red Balloon
The Balloonatic
Balloon Land (The Pincushion Man)
Sat, Jun 23 at 2pm

Jerry and Me
Sun, Jun 24 at 4pm
Q&A with Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa

The Machine That Kills Bad People (La macchina ammazzacattivi)
Mon, Jun 25 at 9:15pm
NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE OF RESTORATION
60th Anniversary Presentation

Radio Unnameable
Tue, Jun 26 at 7pm
Q&A with Paul Lovelace, Jessica Wolfson, and Bob Fass
NY PREMIERE

The International Sign for Choking
Tue, Jun 26 at 9:30pm
Q&A with Zach Weintraub and Sophia Takal
NY PREMIERE

Walk Away Renée
Wed, Jun 27 at 7pm
Q&A with Jonathan Caouette
NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE

Detropia
Wed, Jun 27 at 9:30pm
Q&A with Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing
NY PREMIERE

Outdoor Screening: The Comedy
Wed, Jun 27 at 9pm
Q&A with Rick Alverson, Tim Heidecker, and Kate Lyn Sheil

Pavilion
Thu, Jun 28 at 7pm
Q&A with Tim Sutton
NY PREMIERE

For Ellen
Thu, Jun 28 at 9:15pm
Q&A with So Yong Kim and Paul Dano
NY PREMIERE

Liberal Arts
Fri, Jun 29 at 7pm
Q&A with Josh Radnor
NY PREMIERE

Compliance
Fri, Jun 29 at 9:30pm
Q&A with Craig Zobel, Ann Dowd, Bill Camp, and Ashlie Atkinson
NY PREMIERE

Kicking and Screaming
Sat, Jun 30 at 7pm
Q&A with Noah Baumbach, Chris Eigeman, Carlos Jacott, and co-writer Oliver Berkman, moderated by Chuck Klosterman

Mixed Shorts
Sat, Jun 30 at 2pm

All City Shorts
Sat, Jun 30 at 4:30pm

V/H/S
Sat, Jun 30 at 10pm
Q&A with Sophia Takal, Helen Rogers, and Glenn McQuaid, moderated by Larry Fessenden
NY PREMIERE

Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen
Sun, Jul 1 at 8pm

The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Sun, Jul 1 at 6pm