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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Isabella Rossellini appears in person to discuss Stromboli and Blue Velvet.
A rare glimpse into the creative process of legendary theater director Peter Brook.
From arthouse to grindhouse, this series explores the full gamut of cinematic retribution.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with one of the greatest screwball comedies of all time.
A five-day series showcasing Poland’s best new films.
BAMcinématek pays tribute to the vital and visionary multimedia collective.
This epic celluloid hallucination is one of the crowning achievements of Czech cinema.
This French film showcase features Q&As with Catherine Deneuve, Michel Gondry, and more.
This debut feature won Best Undistributed Film from the National Society of Film Critics.
Raoul Walsh’s films provide a virtual template for the work of Martin Scorsese.
BAMcinématek pays tribute to the legendary film composer.
This festival of new black cinema returns for its fourth year with films that redefine the black experience.
After nearly a decade hiatus, Jonathan Glazer returns with his most audacious film yet.
Josef von Sternberg’s films with Marlene Dietrich are sumptuous experiments in style.
A hallucinogenic tribute to seminal Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski, with DJ Andy Votel.
Nicolas Cage stars as a hard-living ex-con in David Gordon Green’s Southern Gothic drama.
Catherine Deneuve stars in this eye-popping tribute to the American musical.
John Turturro and Woody Allen star in this offbeat valentine to New York City.
This mesmerizing docu-essay recounts the filmmaker’s life with his mentally ill mother.