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BAMcinématek

 
 

BAMcinématek presents classic films, premieres, festivals, and retrospectives, with appearances by filmmakers, actors, and critics.

 
 
 
 
 
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"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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Upcoming Programs
Film Series
FilmAfrica 2016
May 25—May 30, 2016
 
FilmAfrica 2016
May 25—May 30, 2016
 

This cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration features the best fiction and documentary from Ghana, Sudan, Kenya, Nigeria, and beyond, including a special focus on Senegal.

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The Caribbean Film Series: Ayiti Mon Amour
Wed, Jun 1, 2016
 
The Caribbean Film Series: Ayiti Mon Amour
Wed, Jun 1, 2016
 

Haitian-born filmmaker Guetty Felin invokes past and present in this neorealist fairytale about a small fishing hamlet.

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Film Series
FAB Flicks: ’70s Black Cinema
Jun 2—Jun 30, 2016
 
FAB Flicks: ’70s Black Cinema
Jun 2—Jun 30, 2016
 

This June at Putnam Triangle Plaza, BAMcinématek, in partnership with FAB Alliance, presents five free outdoor screenings of concert classics, complete with a DJ and food from local restaurants. 

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Film
Kamikaze ’89
Jun 3—Jun 9, 2016
 
Kamikaze ’89
Jun 3—Jun 9, 2016
newly restored
 

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (in his last film role) stars in this ultra-rare, art-damaged blast of cyberpunk noir: a surreal, New German Cinema conspiracy thriller set in a retro-futuristic dystopia.

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First Blood
Tue, Jun 7, 2016
 
First Blood
Tue, Jun 7, 2016
 

Sylvester Stallone stars in the inaugural Rambo film, one of the darkest and most visceral action movies of its era.

+ Q&A with Ted Kotcheff
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Film Series
Around the World in 5 Restorations
Jun 10—Jun 14, 2016
 
Around the World in 5 Restorations
Jun 10—Jun 14, 2016
 

From Shakespearean adaptations by Orson Welles and Akira Kurosawa to Kelly Reichardt’s recently revived feature debut, this quintet of masterpieces is essential big-screen viewing.

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Programs
BAMcinemaFest 2016
Jun 15—Jun 26, 2016
 
BAMcinemaFest 2016
Jun 15—Jun 26, 2016
 

In its eighth annual edition, “the city’s best independent film showcase” (The New Yorker) presents 24 New York premieres and one North American premiere, special appearances by acclaimed filmmakers, essential repertory selections, and more.

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PAST EVENTS
Film
Togetherness Sneak Preview
 

A sneak preview of new episodes from HBO’s acclaimed comedy-drama.

Tue, Feb 2, 2016
 
 
Film Series
Heat & Vice: The Films of Michael Mann
 

A retrospective showcasing the visionary auteur’s unique brand of pulp poetry and urban noir.

Feb 5—Feb 16, 2016
 
 
Film
Men Go to Battle
 

This Civil War-set story of two brothers is “an instant-classic Western” (The New Yorker).

Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Sneak Preview
 
 
Film
Valentine’s Day: Sabrina
 

This charming romantic comedy classic sparkles with timeless wit and sophistication.

Sun, Feb 14, 2016
 
 
Film Series
Witches’ Brew
 

BAMcinématek conjures spellbinding films devoted to the mythic proto-feminist icon.

Feb 16—Feb 29, 2016
 
 
Film Series
Kino Polska: New Polish Cinema
 

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

Feb 25—Feb 28, 2016
 
 
Film
Un plus une
 

Lelouch’s latest is a sexy, stylish throwback to the golden age of movie romance.

Tue, Mar 1, 2016
 
 
Canceled
 
Film Series
BAMcinématek Favorites: Gallic 60s
 

BAMcinématek presents a pair of newly restored French masterpieces.

Mar 2—Mar 3, 2016
 
 
Film Festival
Migrating Forms
 

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

Mar 4—Mar 10, 2016
 
 
Film
A Brighter Summer Day
 

Edward Yang’s sweeping coming-of-age epic is one of the towering masterpieces of the 90s.

Mar 11—Mar 14, 2016
 
 
Film
Scream, presented by Sean Rameswaram
 

Wes Craven’s ingenious slasher satire subverts the genre while delivering the gory goods.

Fri, Mar 11, 2016
 
 
Film
A League of Their Own, presented by Molly Webster
 

This feel-good classic follows the fortunes of the first all-female baseball league.

Sat, Mar 12, 2016
 
 
Film
The Caribbean Film Series: Art Connect
 

A group of “at risk” teenagers experience the power of creative intervention.

Tue, Mar 15, 2016
 
 
Film Series
From the Third Eye: Evergreen Review on Film
 

A series of provocative films of the 50s, 60s, and 70s championed by Evergreen Review.

Mar 16—Mar 31, 2016
 
 
Film Series
Chantal Akerman: Images Between the Images
 

BAMcinématek pays tribute to visionary director Chantal Akerman.

Apr 1—May 1, 2016
 
 
Film
Louder Than Bombs
 

Jesse Eisenberg and Isabelle Huppert star in this drama about a family grappling with loss.

Mon, Apr 4, 2016
Sneak preview
 
 
Film
Cartel Land
 

A real-life thriller about vigilantes on the Mexico-US border.

Wed, Apr 6, 2016
Member Monthly Screening
 
 
Film Series
New Voices in Black Cinema
 

Brooklyn's premier showcase for black cinema returns for its sixth year.

Apr 21—Apr 24, 2016
 
 
Film
An Evening with Anna Karina
 

Iconic actress Anna Karina appears in conversation with a screening of A Woman Is a Woman.

Tue, May 3, 2016
Members only
 
 
Standby Ticketing Only
 
Film Series
Labor of Love: 100 Years of Movie Dates
 

This series explores the long affair between real life romance and dating as told by movies.

May 4—May 17, 2016
 
 
Film
Black Girl
 

Ousmane Sembène’s landmark of African cinema is a seminal film about race and colonialism.

May 18—May 24, 2016
Newly restored