BAMcinématek presents classic films, premieres, festivals, and retrospectives, with appearances by filmmakers, actors, and critics.
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This 18-film retrospective is a wild and wired tribute to one of comedy’s most incendiary voices.
This festival of new black cinema returns for its third year with films that redefine the black experience.
Swoon your way through Valentine’s Day with this beloved royalty-gone-wild romantic comedy.
From dreamy romantic comedy to queasy K-horror, we gather the best in recent Korean cinema.
Cher is at her Oscar-winning best in this delightful Brooklyn Heights-set romantic comedy.
We salute the life of beloved Cinemachat host Elliott Stein with a collection of rarities.
This series presents two neglected world cinema masterpieces in eye-opening restorations.
America's leading French film festival!
This series gathers seven rare gems that explore the sounds of North Africa.
Ron Howard's sword-and-sorcery spectacle turns 25 this year.
This retrospective celebrates one of French cinema's greatest actresses at her smoldering best.
Jacques Rivette’s masterful thriller is a hallucinatory cinephilic fever dream.
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreations) stars in this award-winning, deadpan comedic fable.
The line between heartbreak and derangement is thin in this bold, unsettling film.
The films of Hayao Miyazaki are testaments to the enduring power of animation.
A trio of aliens prowl a day-glo 80s LA in this delightfully goofy cult musical.
Kitano combines eye-popping violence, deadpan humor, and disarming sincerity.
Douglas Sirk’s amazing melodramas take bourgeois crises to Wagnerian heights.
Two vital new documentaries explore major environmental dilemmas.
A marathon of Malick masterpieces in sublime 35mm.
Buddy Holly goes from Texas teen to 1950s superstar in this appealing biopic.
Straub and Huillet’s take on Kafka’s Amerika is a dystopian anti-capitalist fable.
William Friedkin’s remarkable 70s output captures its era’s volatile spirit.
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and company wreak havoc in this special family matinee!
Greta Gerwig stars in this endearing, NYC-set homage to the French New Wave.