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Opening Night: Sorry to Bother You
 

Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson star in this deliriously inventive anarcho-comedy.

Wed, Jun 20, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
Crime And Punishment
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Spotlight: Crime + Punishment
 

A galvanizing exposé of racism, corruption, and intimidation within the NYPD.

Sun, Jun 24, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
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Centerpiece: Leave No Trace
 

Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone) returns with an arresting portrait of life on the margins.

Mon, Jun 25, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
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Spotlight: Eighth Grade
 

A refreshingly real and devastatingly funny look at growing up in the age of Snapchat.

Wed, Jun 27, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
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Closing Night: Madeline’s Madeline
 

Josephine Decker’s tour-de-force head trip about a teenage girl’s fractured psyche.

Sat, Jun 30, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
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The Gospel of Eureka
 

Christian piety and a thriving queer community collide in an Ozarks oasis.

Thu, Jun 21, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
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Bridey Elliott casts her own family as the Reynolds, the showbiz family from hell.

Thu, Jun 21, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
Support The Girls
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Support The Girls
 

Regina Hall stars in Andrew Bujalski’s funny, big-hearted ode to female empowerment.

Fri, Jun 22, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.
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A Boy. A Girl. A Dream
 

Two strangers embark on a profound emotional journey on election night 2016.

Fri, Jun 22, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
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The Washing Society + Documentary Shorts Program
 

A poetic, illuminating look at the hidden labor that goes into cleaning your clothes.

Sat, Jun 23, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
Feast of the Epiphany
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Feast of the Epiphany
 

Nothing is as it seems in this ingenious documentary-narrative shape-shifter.

Sat, Jun 23, 2018
WORLD PREMIERE
 
 
Wild Nights With Emily
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Wild Nights With Emily
 

Forget everything you thought you knew about Emily Dickinson.

Sat, Jun 23, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
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Distant Constellation
 

A haunting meditation on life, death, time, and memory within an Istanbul retirement home.

Sun, Jun 24, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
Polly
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Polly: Recent Films and Collaborations by Kevin Jerome Everson
 

Past and present intertwine to illuminate hidden fragments of black life and history.

Sun, Jun 24, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
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Shirkers
 

What happened to Sandi Tan’s stolen, Singaporean feminist slasher movie?

Mon, Jun 25, 2018
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The skate video reimagined as a vehicle for raw emotional expression.

Mon, Jun 25, 2018
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Dont Worry
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Joaquin Phoenix stars in Gus Van Sant’s irreverent tale of addiction and redemption.

Tue, Jun 26, 2018
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América
 

Three brothers return home to Colima, Mexico, in this sunny look at intergenerational love.

Wed, Jun 27, 2018
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
Two Plains And A Fancy
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Two Plains & a Fancy
 

Time travelers, sex ghosts, and spirit cats populate this wry, deadpan acid western.

Thu, Jun 28, 2018
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The Pain of Others + The Water Slide
 

A chilling found-footage deep dive into the internet-fueled mass hysteria of Morgellons disease.

Thu, Jun 28, 2018
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A small town in Arizona confronts its darkest historical hour.

Fri, Jun 29, 2018
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Relaxer
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Underground auteur Joel Potrykus’ noxiously funny vision of Gen X complacency.

Fri, Jun 29, 2018
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Shorts Program
 

Women filmmakers explore race, identity, gender, and relationships in these daring shorts.

Sat, Jun 30, 2018
 
 
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Taboo-breaking artist Leigh Ledare’s explosive social experiment.

Sat, Jun 30, 2018
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A galvanizing exposé of racism, corruption, and intimidation within the NYPD.

Sun, Jul 1, 2018
 
 
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Sun, Jul 1, 2018
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Chained for Life
 

Jess Weixler (Teeth) stars in this acerbically funny foray into gonzo surrealism.

Sun, Jul 1, 2018
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Sex, lies, and voodoo: this family drama is one of the most distinctive films of the 90s.

Thu, Jun 28, 2018
 
 
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BAMcinemaFest Filmmaker Talks
 

BAMcinemaFest presents a free day of panels featuring industry tools and tips from established filmmakers and film professionals.

Sat, Jun 23, 2018
 
 
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