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BAMcinématek 2014


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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Current Film Series

BAMcinématek named Best Film Series in Time Out’s Best of New York 2013! 

Film Series
Rossellini x 2

Isabella Rossellini appears in person to discuss Stromboli and Blue Velvet.

Mon, Jan 13, 2014
Peter Brook: The Tightrope

A rare glimpse into the creative process of legendary theater director Peter Brook.

Wed, Jan 29, 2014
Film Series
Vengeance is Hers

From arthouse to grindhouse, this series explores the full gamut of cinematic retribution.

Feb 7—Feb 18, 2014
Valentine's Day Dinner & a Movie: The Lady Eve

Celebrate Valentine's Day with one of the greatest screwball comedies of all time.

Fri, Feb 14, 2014
Film Series
Kino Polska: New Polish Cinema

A five-day series showcasing Poland’s best new films.

Feb 19—Feb 23, 2014
Film Series
Black Audio Film Collective

BAMcinématek pays tribute to the vital and visionary multimedia collective.

Feb 24—Feb 27, 2014
Marketa Lazarova

This epic celluloid hallucination is one of the crowning achievements of Czech cinema.

Feb 28—Mar 6, 2014
Newly restored
Film Series
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

This French film showcase features Q&As with Catherine Deneuve, Michel Gondry, and more.

Mar 7—Mar 10, 2014
Hide Your Smiling Faces

This debut feature won Best Undistributed Film from the National Society of Film Critics.

Mon, Mar 10, 2014
Sneak Preview
Film Series
Under the Influence: Scorsese/Walsh

Raoul Walsh’s films provide a virtual template for the work of Martin Scorsese.

Mar 12—Mar 26, 2014
Film Series
The Music of Morricone

BAMcinématek pays tribute to the legendary film composer.

Mar 20—Mar 22, 2014
Film Series
New Voices in Black Cinema

This festival of new black cinema returns for its fourth year with films that redefine the black experience.

Mar 27—Mar 30, 2014
Film Series
Jonathan Glazer

After nearly a decade hiatus, Jonathan Glazer returns with his most audacious film yet.

Apr 1—Apr 3, 2014
Film Series
Blonde Venus: The Films of Dietrich & von Sternberg

Josef von Sternberg’s films with Marlene Dietrich are sumptuous experiments in style.

Apr 4—Apr 10, 2014
Unsound: Andy Votel's Kleksploitation

A hallucinogenic tribute to seminal Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski, with DJ Andy Votel.

Sat, Apr 5, 2014

Nicolas Cage stars as a hard-living ex-con in David Gordon Green’s Southern Gothic drama.

Tue, Apr 8, 2014
Sneak Preview
The Young Girls of Rochefort

Catherine Deneuve stars in this eye-popping tribute to the American musical.

Apr 11—Apr 17, 2014
Newly restored
Film Series
Science on Screen

Experts explain the connections between movies and science in this ongoing series.

Apr 15, 2013—May 19, 2014
Fading Gigolo

John Turturro and Woody Allen star in this offbeat valentine to New York City.

Wed, Apr 16, 2014
Members Only
Sold Out
Film Series
Back with a Vengeance

BAMcinématek continues its February series Vengeance is Hers with more fierce heroines.

Apr 18—Apr 28, 2014
Tarnation: 10th Anniversary

This mesmerizing docu-essay recounts the filmmaker’s life with his mentally ill mother.

Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Blue Ruin

A homeless man exacts grisly, but hilariously inept revenge in this black comic thriller.

Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Sneak Preview
Sold Out
Found Footage Festival

A showcase of video treasures from thrift stores and garage sales throughout America.

Fri, Apr 25, 2014
Sold Out
Palo Alto

Emma Roberts stars in Gia Coppola’s debut film based on James Franco’s Palo Alto: Stories.

Sun, Apr 27, 2014
Sneak Preview
Film Series
Ellen Burstyn

BAMcinématek salutes the remarkable, six-decade (and counting) career of Ellen Burstyn.  

Apr 30—May 6, 2014
The Immigrant

Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner star in James Gray's thrilling period tragedy.

Mon, May 5, 2014
Sneak Preview
Film Series
Punk Rock Girls

BAMcinématek pays homage to cinema's hardest-rocking women.

May 7—Jun 1, 2014
Animation Block Presents Frederator

An inside look at prolific animation producer Fred Seibert of Frederator Studios.

Thu, May 8, 2014
Film Series
Cool Worlds: The Animation of Ralph Bakshi

The filmmaker behind Fritz the Cat takes the art of animation into uncharted territory.

May 9—May 20, 2014
Psychic TV: Dreams Less Sweet

A wild array of psychedelic and dance sounds, with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in person.

Tue, May 13, 2014
Film Series

This cinematic companion to BAM’s DanceAfrica celebrates the best in African film.

May 23—May 26, 2014
Film Series
An Evening with Jacolby Satterwhite and Art21

BAMcinématek and Art21 invite Jacolby Satterwhite to present his work on the big screen.

Wed, May 28, 2014
Preview: Obvious Child

Jenny Slate stars in this bracing comedy navigating the harsh realities of adulthood.

Mon, Jun 2, 2014
Sneak Preview
Crossing Delancey

Obvious Child's Jenny Slate introduces her “favorite movie ever” (Filmmaker Magazine).

Mon, Jun 2, 2014
The Lord of the Rings

Bakshi applies his eye-poppingly surreal style to this ambitious Tolkien adaptation.

Tue, Jun 3, 2014
Film Series
All Hail the King: The Films of King Hu

Martial arts movie master King Hu’s films blend action and stylistic expressiveness.

Jun 6—Jun 17, 2014
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A 4K restoration of the iconic western gives Morricone’s score invigorating new life. 

Thu, Jun 12, 2014
Newly restored
Film Festival
BAMcinemaFest 2014

In its sixth year, this annual film festival premieres a wide-ranging lineup of new work.

Jun 18—Jun 29, 2014
Film Series
By Any Means Necessary: A Spike Lee Joints Retrospective

BAMcinématek salutes nearly three decades of remarkable Spike Lee Joints.

Jun 29—Jul 10, 2014
Film Series
Big Screen Epics

Experience classic movie spectacles on the grand Steinberg Screen.

Jul 2—Jul 9, 2014
Film Series
A Richard Pryor Triple Play

Three comedy classics starring Richard Pryor screen at Putnam Triangle Plaza in July. 

Jul 8—Jul 22, 2014
Film Series

Spanish Surrealist Luis Buñuel’s rich, varied body of work reveals a consummate film-poet.

Jul 11—Aug 14, 2014
Film Series
Animation Block Party

The East Coast's premier animation festival returns for its 11th annual edition. 

Jul 25—Jul 27, 2014

Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in this wondrously strange black comedy.

Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Sneak preview
Film Series
Chris Marker

BAMcinématek presents a comprehensive retrospective of this sui generis cinema poet. 

Aug 15—Aug 28, 2014
Film Series
Rohmer’s Four Seasons

BAMcinématek revisits Rohmer’s wonderfully warm and witty Four Seasons cycle.

Aug 29—Sep 1, 2014
Film Series
Les Blank

BAMcinématek salutes this inimitable ethnographer of offbeat and unknown Americana.

Sep 2—Sep 10, 2014
An Evening with Kehinde Wiley

Acclaimed painter Kehinde Wiley comes to BAMcinématek to discuss his creative process.

Thu, Sep 4, 2014
Film Series
Nonesuch Records on Film

BAMcinématek salutes the intrepid label’s rich catalogue of film scores.

Sep 8—Sep 25, 2014
An Evening with Carrie Mae Weems and ART21

Celebrated artist Carrie Mae Weems joins audiences for this ongoing series with ART21.

Tue, Sep 9, 2014
The Guest

A relentlessly paced psychological thriller from the creators of You’re Next.

Tue, Sep 16, 2014
Sneak preview
Film Series

BAMcinématek salutes 25 years of pioneering hip-hop magazine The Source.

Sep 19—Sep 20, 2014
Film Series
Retro Metro

BAMcinématek celebrates the history of the New York City subway on film.

Sep 26—Oct 5, 2014
Film Series
Stephen Chow: The King of Comedy

The films of Hong Kong comic visionary Stephen Chow yield unfiltered cinematic pleasure.

Oct 6—Oct 12, 2014
Dear White People

A razor-sharp satire depicting black student life at an Ivy League university.

Mon, Oct 13, 2014
Sneak preview
Film Series
Sneak Preview: Listen Up Philip

BAMcinématek presents a special sneak preview of Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip.

Oct 14—Oct 16, 2014
Stations of the Elevated

This richly chromatic city symphony features music by Charles Mingus.

Oct 17—Oct 23, 2014
One Week Only

A riveting, fly-on-the-wall look at Edward Snowden and surveillance in the post-9/11 era.

Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Sneak preview
Film Series
Puppets on Film

This annual weekend of the best puppetry on film returns for its fourth edition.

Oct 24—Oct 26, 2014
Dancing Dreams

A captivating documentary about a unique staging of Pina Bausch’s 1978 work Kontakthof

Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Impossible Light

Artist Leo Villareal embarks on a monumental project in this illuminating documentary.

Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Sneak preview
Round Midnight

Herbie Hancock introduces this thrilling ode to the glory days of jazz.

Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Film Series
Queer Pagan Punk: The Films of Derek Jarman

BAMcinématek celebrates the poetic, passionate work of iconoclastic director Derek Jarman.

Oct 30—Nov 11, 2014
High Maintenance: Greatest Hits

The comedy series High Maintenance presents past highlights and the premiere of a new episode.

Mon, Nov 10, 2014
The Sacrifice

A man makes the ultimate sacrifice in Tarkovsky’s unforgettable final film.

Nov 12—Nov 25, 2014
New 35mm print!
Film Series
New York Korean Film Festival

The freshest crop of blockbusters and must-see recent works by Korean cinema's mavericks.

Nov 20—Nov 23, 2014
Film Series
Sunshine Noir

Noir steps out of the shadows in this series of hardboiled Los Angeles-set crime dramas.

Nov 26—Dec 9, 2014
Film Series

Critics Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold introduce this series of unsung cinematic gems.

Sep 16—Sep 17, 2015
Inherent Vice

Joaquin Phoenix stars in Paul Thomas Anderson's acclaimed Thomas Pynchon adaptation. 

Mon, Dec 8, 2014
Sneak preview
Film Festival
Migrating Forms

This "genre-busting festival" (The New York Times) showcases cutting-edge film and video. 

Dec 10—Dec 18, 2014