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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.
Experts explain the connections between movies and science in this ongoing series.
John Turturro and Woody Allen star in this offbeat valentine to New York City.
BAMcinématek continues its February series Vengeance is Hers with more fierce heroines.
This mesmerizing docu-essay recounts the filmmaker’s life with his mentally ill mother.
A homeless man exacts grisly, but hilariously inept revenge in this black comic thriller.
A showcase of video treasures from thrift stores and garage sales throughout America.
Emma Roberts stars in Gia Coppola’s debut film based on James Franco’s Palo Alto: Stories.
BAMcinématek salutes the remarkable, six-decade (and counting) career of Ellen Burstyn.
Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner star in James Gray's thrilling period tragedy.
BAMcinématek pays homage to cinema's hardest-rocking women.
An inside look at prolific animation producer Fred Seibert of Frederator Studios.
The filmmaker behind Fritz the Cat takes the art of animation into uncharted territory.
A wild array of psychedelic and dance sounds, with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in person.
This cinematic companion to BAM’s DanceAfrica celebrates the best in African film.
BAMcinématek and Art21 invite Jacolby Satterwhite to present his work on the big screen.
Jenny Slate stars in this bracing comedy navigating the harsh realities of adulthood.
Obvious Child's Jenny Slate introduces her “favorite movie ever” (Filmmaker Magazine).
Bakshi applies his eye-poppingly surreal style to this ambitious Tolkien adaptation.
Martial arts movie master King Hu’s films blend action and stylistic expressiveness.
A 4K restoration of the iconic western gives Morricone’s score invigorating new life.
In its sixth year, this annual film festival premieres a wide-ranging lineup of new work.
BAMcinématek salutes nearly three decades of remarkable Spike Lee Joints.
Experience classic movie spectacles on the grand Steinberg Screen.
Three comedy classics starring Richard Pryor screen at Putnam Triangle Plaza in July.
Spanish Surrealist Luis Buñuel’s rich, varied body of work reveals a consummate film-poet.
The East Coast's premier animation festival returns for its 11th annual edition.
Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in this wondrously strange black comedy.
BAMcinématek presents a comprehensive retrospective of this sui generis cinema poet.
BAMcinématek revisits Rohmer’s wonderfully warm and witty Four Seasons cycle.
BAMcinématek salutes this inimitable ethnographer of offbeat and unknown Americana.
Acclaimed painter Kehinde Wiley comes to BAMcinématek to discuss his creative process.
BAMcinématek salutes the intrepid label’s rich catalogue of film scores.
Celebrated artist Carrie Mae Weems joins audiences for this ongoing series with ART21.
A relentlessly paced psychological thriller from the creators of You’re Next.
BAMcinématek salutes 25 years of pioneering hip-hop magazine The Source.
BAMcinématek celebrates the history of the New York City subway on film.
The films of Hong Kong comic visionary Stephen Chow yield unfiltered cinematic pleasure.
A razor-sharp satire depicting black student life at an Ivy League university.
BAMcinématek presents a special sneak preview of Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip.
This richly chromatic city symphony features music by Charles Mingus.
A riveting, fly-on-the-wall look at Edward Snowden and surveillance in the post-9/11 era.
This annual weekend of the best puppetry on film returns for its fourth edition.
A captivating documentary about a unique staging of Pina Bausch’s 1978 work Kontakthof.
Artist Leo Villareal embarks on a monumental project in this illuminating documentary.
Herbie Hancock introduces this thrilling ode to the glory days of jazz.
BAMcinématek celebrates the poetic, passionate work of iconoclastic director Derek Jarman.
The comedy series High Maintenance presents past highlights and the premiere of a new episode.
A man makes the ultimate sacrifice in Tarkovsky’s unforgettable final film.
The freshest crop of blockbusters and must-see recent works by Korean cinema's mavericks.
Noir steps out of the shadows in this series of hardboiled Los Angeles-set crime dramas.
Critics Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold introduce this series of unsung cinematic gems.
Joaquin Phoenix stars in Paul Thomas Anderson's acclaimed Thomas Pynchon adaptation.
This "genre-busting festival" (The New York Times) showcases cutting-edge film and video.