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BAMcinemaFest 2013

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Jun 19—Jun 28, 2013
 
 
 
 
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Fri May 31
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“Essential to New York’s cultural scene... A regional festival with global reach” —The Wall Street Journal

“The city's best independent film showcase.” —The New Yorker

BAMcinemaFest is turning 5!

Since its beginning, BAM's annual film festival has built a reputation of gathering the latest and greatest films from across the film festival circuit to give New Yorkers their first look at the most inspiring and intriguing new voices in American independent cinema. For our fifth festival, we're throwing a hometown party like never before—nearly half of the 25 NY premieres from Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Rotterdam, and beyond were directed by Brooklyn-based filmmakers. 

BAMcinemaFest is opening in style on the brand-new Steinberg Screen at the BAM Harvey Theater, a former movie palace restored for screenings with state-of-the-art digital projection and sound.


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PAST EVENTS
Film
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
 

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star in a breathtaking meditation on the transience of love.

Wed, Jun 19, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
The Spectacular Now
 

A bittersweet coming-of-age dramedy by the writers of (500) Days of Summer.

Thu, Jun 20, 2013
Spotlight Screening
 
 
Film
Crystal Fairy
 

This mescaline-driven road movie stars Michael Cera in a hysterical performance.

Fri, Jun 21, 2013
Spotlight Screening
 
 
Film
Peaches Does Herself
 

Synthpunk star Peaches introduces her new documentary, followed by a live concert.

Tue, Jun 25, 2013
 
 
Film
Short Term 12
 

This emotional drama explores a counselor’s bond with her patients at a halfway house.

Fri, Jun 28, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
This Is Martin Bonner
 

A divorced expat and an ex-felon form an unlikely friendship in this reflective drama.

Thu, Jun 20, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
It Felt Like Love
 

This South Brooklyn-set drama follows a lonely young girl’s deluded romantic pursuit.

Fri, Jun 21, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
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Film
I Used to Be Darker
 

Matthew Porterfield (Putty Hill) chronicles a family’s dissolution in this lo-fi musical.

Fri, Jun 21, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
BAMcinemaFest: Mother of George
 

This sumptuously shot film is a vibrant portrait of Crown Heights’ Yoruba community.

Sat, Jun 22, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Hellaware
 

In this comedy, an aspiring photographer exploits an Insane Clown-Posse knock-off group.

Sat, Jun 22, 2013
World premiere
 
 
Film
The Cold Lands
 

This coming-of-age tale captures the dangers and freedoms of living on the margins of society.

Sun, Jun 23, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Computer Chess
 

Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha) returns with this lo-fi deadpan surrealist comedy.

Sun, Jun 23, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
White Reindeer
 

A subversive take on the holiday film reminiscent of John Waters and Douglas Sirk.

Sun, Jun 23, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Museum Hours
 

A tourist in Vienna finds solace in the company of a museum guard in this meditative drama.

Mon, Jun 24, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
C.O.G.
 

This witty, dark adaptation of a David Sedaris story stars Glee's Jonathan Groff.

Wed, Jun 26, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Newlyweeds
 

Two pot-smoking lovebirds are forced to reevaluate their lifestyle in this stoner comedy.

Fri, Jun 28, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
William and the Windmill
 

This documentary follows the rise to fame of a brilliantly resourceful Malawian teenager.

Sat, Jun 22, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
After Tiller
 

An intimate portrait of physicians on the frontlines of the battle over abortion rights.

Sat, Jun 22, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Remote Area Medical
 

This documentary examines the realities faced by Americans without affordable health care.

Sun, Jun 23, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
The Crash Reel
 

A harrowing look at champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce’s brush with death and his recovery.

Mon, Jun 24, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
God Loves Uganda
 

This provocative exposé examines the work of a right-wing missionary group in Uganda.

Tue, Jun 25, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
These Birds Walk
 

A lyrical, heartbreaking portrait of youth, poverty, and street life in Karachi, Pakistan.

Wed, Jun 26, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Northern Light
 

Three families prepare for a snowmobile marathon in this portrait of working-class life.

Thu, Jun 27, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Continental
 

This documentary tells the story of New York’s legendary gay bath house the Continental.

Fri, Jun 28, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Drinking Buddies
 

The ever-prolific Joe Swanberg directs this fresh and seductive romantic comedy.

Tue, Aug 6, 2013
Outdoor Screening
 
 
Sold Out
 
Film
Narrative Shorts
 

A collection of compelling narrative short films.

Thu, Jun 20, 2013
 
 
Film
Documentary Shorts
 

A collection of documentary short films, including new work by Michael Almereyda.

Thu, Jun 27, 2013