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Jan 1—Dec 31, 2020
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
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Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, and out of consideration for the health of our audiences, staff, and artists, BAM Rose Cinemas is closed until further notice.


“[A] vital arts center…dedicated to forgotten and overlooked…directors." —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times


Leadership support for BAM Film programs
provided by The
Thompson Family Foundation

 

Major support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation

 
Martin Eden
Film
Martin Eden
Now Playing
 
Martin Eden
Now Playing
 

A self-taught proletarian with artistic aspirations hopes to rise above his station and marry a wealthy young student in this Italy—set bildungsroman loosely adapted from a Jack London novel.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
MOREWATCH
 
Milford Graves
Film
Milford Graves Full Mantis + Shorts
Now Playing
 
Milford Graves Full Mantis + Shorts
Now Playing
 

Drummer, avant-garde jazz visionary, inventor, heart researcher, martial arts renegade, and next-level gardener Milford Graves receives a documentary portrait as thrillingly unique and free-form as he is.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
MOREWATCH
 
Smooth Talk
Film
Smooth Talk
Now Playing
 
Smooth Talk
Now Playing
 

A teenage girl has a life-altering encounter with a disturbing stranger in this dark, Sundance prize-winning drama starring Laura Dern, based on a classic story by Joyce Carol Oates.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
MOREWATCH
 
Monsoon
Film
Monsoon
Now Playing
 
Monsoon
Now Playing
 

Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding stars as a Vietnamese-born, British-raised gay man on a personal journey of cultural dislocation, friendship, love, and happiness in a country that’s no longer familiar to him.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
MOREWATCH
 
Collective
Film
Collective
Now Playing
 
Collective
Now Playing
 

Romanian documentarian Alexander Nanau’s fast-paced thriller exposes fraud and criminal malfeasance after an explosive fire claims the lives of 27 people at a Bucharest nightclub.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
MOREWATCH
 
Markie Milwaukee
Film
Markie in Milwaukee
Now Playing
 
Markie in Milwaukee
Now Playing
 

Using over a decade of vérité footage and interviews, director Matt Kliegman highlights the struggles of fundamentalist Baptist minister Mark Wenzel, who comes out at age 46 as a transgender woman named Markie.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
MOREWATCH
 
Film
Best of BAMkids Film Festival
Nov 28—Dec 6, 2020
 
Best of BAMkids Film Festival
Nov 28—Dec 6, 2020
AGES 3—6
 

In this virtual program of gentle, colorful animated films, curious animals and adventurous kids alike sing, grow up, fly high, and celebrate the magic of life, in all its lovely rainbow colors.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
MOREBUY TICKETS
 
los sures
Film Series
Programmers’ Notebook: New York Lives
Dec 4, 2020—Jan 3, 2021
 
Programmers’ Notebook: New York Lives
Dec 4, 2020—Jan 3, 2021
FILM SERIES
 

Take a socially distant tour across the city with these documentary films about the activists, artists, outsiders, oddballs, and caregivers who call New York home, plus a shorts program by local filmmakers.

MORE
 
Mayor
Film
Mayor
Opens Dec 11
 
Mayor
Opens Dec 11
 

Richly detailed and surprisingly humorous, this real-life political saga follows the Christian mayor of the Palestinian city of Ramallah to offer a portrait of dignity amidst the madness of occupation.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
MORE
 
PAST EVENTS
Parasite
Film
Parasite
 

The Academy Award-winning new thriller from master director Bong Joon-ho.

Oct 17, 2019—Mar 12, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Knives Out
Film
Knives Out
 

A fresh, modern-day murder mystery from writer-director Rian Johnson featuring an ensemble cast.

Nov 26, 2019—Feb 20, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Bombshell
Film
Bombshell
 

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie star in this explosive story of Fox News.

Dec 19, 2019—Jan 8, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
A Hidden Life
Film
A Hidden Life
 

A historical drama based on real events from writer-director Terrence Malick (Tree of Life).

Dec 20, 2019—Jan 2, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Little Women
Film
Little Women
 

Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, and Emma Watson star in Greta Gerwig’s take on a classic.

Dec 25, 2019—Feb 13, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Clemency
Film
Clemency
 

Alfre Woodard gives a devastating performance as a prison warden carrying out executions.

Jan 3—Jan 9, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
1917
Film
1917
 

Sam Mendes directs this Best Picture Oscar nominee about two young British soldiers at the height of the First World War.

Jan 9—Feb 6, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Just Mercy
Film
Just Mercy
 

The tale of Walter McMillian, a wrongly convicted black man, based on Bryan Stevenson’s memoir.

Jan 9—Jan 30, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Amazing Grace
Film
Amazing Grace
 

The legendary, long-unseen concert film companion to Aretha Franklin’s iconic album.

Mon, Jan 20, 2020
 
 
Free
2020 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
Film
2020 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
 

The year’s best live action shorts tell stories of Tunisia, Belgium, Guatemala, and New York.

Jan 31—Feb 27, 2020
 
 
2020 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
Film
2020 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
 

The Oscar nominees for Best Animated Short Film range from heartfelt to surreal.

Jan 31—Feb 27, 2020
 
 
Cane River
Film
Cane River
 

Horace Jenkins’ long-lost gem of Black independent cinema set in rural Louisiana.

Feb 7—Feb 27, 2020
 
 
Parasite
Film
Parasite (B&W Version)
 

The Academy Award-winningnew thriller from master director Bong Joon-ho.

Feb 7—Feb 13, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
 

Love blooms between a painter and her subject in 18th-century France in Céline Sciamma’s latest.

Canceled
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Long Weekend of Love
Film Series
Long Weekend of Love
 

All the passion, pain, and bittersweet yearning your heart can handle.

Feb 14—Feb 17, 2020
FILM SERIES
 
 
Happy Birthday, Toni! A Celebration of Black Women
Film Series
Happy Birthday, Toni! A Celebration of Black Women
 

A festival celebrating the life and legacy of Toni Morrison.

Feb 18—Feb 25, 2020
FILM SERIES
 
 
Cunningham
Film
Cunningham
 

A poetic tribute to Merce Cunningham, one of the world’s greatest modern dance artists.

Feb 21—Feb 27, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Beyond the Canon: The Man Who Envied Women + Naked
Film Series
Beyond the Canon
 

This monthly series challenges the white, male bias of the traditional auteurist canon.

Feb 22—Apr 4, 2020
FILM SERIES
 
 
Young Jean Lee Presents Oldboy
Film Series
Screen Epiphanies
 

Artists and cultural figures present the films that inspired their passion for cinema.

Feb 25—Mar 30, 2020
FILM SERIES
 
 
Film
Beanpole
 

Young Russian newcomer Kantemir Balagov’s harrowing portrait of two women in postwar Leningrad.

Feb 28—Mar 11, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Kelly Reichardt Selects: First Cow in Context
Film Series
Kelly Reichardt Selects: First Cow in Context
 

Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt curates a series of films that inspired her latest, First Cow.

Feb 28—Mar 4, 2020
FILM SERIES
 
 
The Climb
The Climb
 

A new film about a tumultuous but enduring relationship between two men across many years.

Canceled
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Extra Ordinary
Extra Ordinary
 

Will Forte and Maeve Higgins star in this Irish comedy about a woman with supernatural abilities.

Canceled
NEW RELEASE
 
 
First Cow
First Cow
 

Kelly Reichardt trains her perceptive eye on the Pacific Northwest in the early 19th century.

Canceled
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Canceled
 
Space Is The Place: Afrofuturism on Film the Sequel
Film Series
Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism on Film, the Sequel
 

An all-new slate of journeys through alternate realities that center the Black experience.

Apr 3—Apr 9, 2020
FILM SERIES
 
 
The Booksellers
The Booksellers
 

An elegant and absorbing new documentary tour of New York’s rare book world.

Canceled
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Canceled
 
Our Time Machine
ReelAbilities Film Festival: Our Time Machine
 

An artist creates an ambitious theater project when he learns his father is dying.

Canceled
 
 
Canceled
 
Rise Up!: Portraits of Resistance
Film Series
Rise Up!: Portraits of Resistance
 

An rousing survey of revolutionary cinema from across the globe.

Mar 6—Mar 12, 2020
FILM SERIES
 
 
Film Programmers' Notebook: On Solitude
Film Series
Programmers’ Notebook: On Solitude
 

Illuminating films that explore the rich experience of being alone with oneself.

Mar 20—Mar 31, 2020
FILM SERIES
 
 
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
Film
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
 

A new restoration of the 1976 international hit, a sexy comedy starring Sônia Braga.

Mar 31—Apr 9, 2020
 
 
Wild Goose Lake
Film
The Wild Goose Lake
 

Diao Yinan’s spellbinding neo-noir about a small-time mob leader who accidentally kills a cop.

Mar 31—Apr 30, 2020
 
 
L'Innocente
Film
L'Innocente
 

Luchino Visconti’s final masterpiece about an aristocrat in late 19th-century Italy.

Mar 31—Apr 9, 2020
 
 
The Whistlers
Film
The Whistlers
 

In this Romanian neo-noir thriller from acclaimed auteur Corneliu Porumboiu, a police inspector embarks on a high-stakes heist with a beautiful femme fatale.

Mar 31—May 14, 2020
 
 
Once Were Brothers
Film
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band
 

This new documentary about one of popular music’s most enduring groups and its inimitable leader blends rare footage and interviews with Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and others.

Mar 31—Apr 30, 2020
 
 
Film Programmers' Notebook: On Solitude
Film
Vitalina Varela
 

A visually sublime meditation on grief and memory from master auteur Pedro Costa.

Mar 31—Jun 18, 2020
 
 
Film Programmers' Notebook: On Solitude
Film
Spa Night
 

Director Andrew Ahn talks with BAM's Natalie Erazo following a virtual screening of his film.

Tue, Mar 31, 2020
 
 
Corpus Christi
Film
Corpus Christi
 

An ex-con becomes a local priest in this incisive drama from Polish filmmaker Jan Komasa.

Mar 31—Apr 16, 2020
 
 
The Hottest August
Film
The Hottest August
 

BAM and Grasshopper Film present a virtual theatrical engagement of Brett Story’s BAMcinemaFest hit, a funny and thoughtful study of New Yorkers—alone and together—that’s extra poignant in our current moment.

Apr 3—Jun 18, 2020
 
 
Zombi Child
Film
BAM and Caribbean Film Series present Zombi Child
 

Bertrand Bonello’s twist on the zombie film is a critique of France’s colonial history in Haiti.

Apr 3—May 14, 2020
 
 
Recorder
Film
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
 

Director Matt Wolf is joined in conversation with BAM’s Ashley Clark following a screening of his 2019 documentary Recorder, a moving and revelatory portrait of unconventional archivist Marion Stokes

Thu, Apr 9, 2020
 
 
The Times of Bill Cunningham
Film
The Times of Bill Cunningham
 

A moving portrait of the iconic New York street photographer, narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker.

Apr 10—May 28, 2020
 
 
Sorry We Missed You
Film
Sorry We Missed You
 

Experience Ken Loach’s critically acclaimed new film as a virtual theatrical experience.

Apr 10—May 21, 2020
 
 
Cane River
Film
Cane River
 

BAM and Oscilloscope Films present this long-lost gem of Black independent cinema.

Apr 10—Sep 10, 2020
 
 
Good Time
Film
Netflix Party: Good Time
 

BAM’s Ashley Clark hosts a Netflix Party screening of the Safdie brothers’ thriller.

Sun, Apr 12, 2020
 
 
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Film
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
 

Director Eliza Hittman talks with BAM’s Jesse Trussell following a screening of her film.

Wed, Apr 15, 2020
 
 
Mephisto
Film
Mephisto
 

A new restoration of the 1981 Oscar-winning film about a struggling actor during the Nazi era.

Apr 17—May 7, 2020
 
 
The Booksellers
Film
The Booksellers
 

An elegant and absorbing new documentary tour of New York's rare book world.

Apr 17—May 28, 2020
 
 
 Hilma Af Klint
Film
Beyond the Visible—Hilma af Klint
 

A dazzling, course-correcting documentary about the visionary abstract painter Hillma af Klint.

Apr 17—Aug 13, 2020
 
 
Sunrise/Sunset
Film
Sunrise/Sunset
 

An elegiac black-and-white film about a 20-something who visits his girlfriend in New York.

Apr 17—May 28, 2020
 
 
Magnolia Netflix Party
Film
Netflix Party: Magnolia
 

BAM’s Ashley Clark hosts a Netflix Party screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1999 epic.

Mon, Apr 20, 2020
 
 
Thousand Pieces of Gold
Film
Thousand Pieces of Gold
 

Nancy Kelly’s underrated gem of 90s indie filmmaking is a feminist take on the Western.

Apr 24—Jul 2, 2020
 
 
Deerskin
Film
Deerskin
 

Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Adèle Haenel (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) star in this black comedy.

Apr 30—Jun 11, 2020
 
 
Relaxer
Film
Relaxer
 

Underground auteur Joel Potrykus’ gonzo transmission from America’s heartland.

Apr 30—May 21, 2020
 
 
Film
Driveways
 

Andrew Ahn (Spa Night) returns with this drama about a boy who forms an unlikely friendship.

Wed, May 6, 2020
SNEAK PEEK
 
 
Sold Out
 
Colonel Redl
Film
Colonel Redl
 

Klaus Maria Brandauer is an officer in the Austro-Hungarian empire in Istvan Szabo’s classic.

May 7—Jun 11, 2020
 
 
Spaceship Earth
Film
Spaceship Earth
 

The true tale of a group that spent two years quarantined inside a replica of Earth’s ecosystem.

May 8—Jun 25, 2020
 
 
Fourteen
Film
Fourteen
 

Dan Sallitt’s (The Unspeakable Act) subtly poignant depiction of female friendship.

May 14—Jul 2, 2020
 
 
The Juniper Tree
Film
The Juniper Tree
 

This underseen 1990 gem features a riveting performance by Björk in her feature film debut.

May 14—Jun 25, 2020
 
 
Filmafrica
FILM SERIES
FilmAfrica: co-presented by BAM & AFF, Inc.
 

A selection of modern African classics presented online by BAM and African Film Festival, Inc.

May 28—Jun 26, 2020
 
 
Shirley
Film
Shirley
 

Elisabeth Moss stars in Josephine Decker’s psychological drama about writer Shirley Jackson.

Jun 11—Jul 30, 2020
 
 
Yourself And Yours
Film
Yourself and Yours
 

Hong Sang-soo’s latest is a comic mystery of mistaken identity and excessive drinking.

Jun 11—Jul 30, 2020
 
 
Miss Juneteenth
Film
Miss Juneteenth
 

Former Texas beauty queen Turquoise Jones is determined in her quest for the American dream.

Jun 19—Sep 24, 2020
 
 
Last Tree
Film
The Last Tree
 

A coming of age story about a boy who goes to live with his birth mother in inner-city London.

Jun 25—Jul 30, 2020
 
 
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
Film
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
 

An evocative new documentary tracing the extraordinary journey of the First Lady of Song.

Jun 25—Jul 23, 2020
 
 
John Lewis
Film
John Lewis: Good Trouble
 

A timely portrait of the legendary civil rights activist and Georgia congressman.

Jul 3—Aug 27, 2020
 
 
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Film
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
 

Bill and Turner Ross’ elegiac portrait of the final days of a beloved Las Vegas dive bar.

Jul 16—Sep 10, 2020
 
 
So Pretty
Film
So Pretty
 

A luminous, bracingly intimate snapshot of contemporary queer Brooklyn.

Jul 30—Oct 8, 2020
 
 
The Infiltrators
Film
The Infiltrators
 

The incredible story of undocumented activists who infiltrated an ICE detention center.

Jul 28—Aug 27, 2020
 
 
Animation Block Party
FILM SERIES
Animation Block Party
 

A digital festival of the world’s best independent animation.

Aug 21—Aug 23, 2020
FREE
 
 
Jazz On A Summer Day
Film
Jazz on a Summer’s Day
 

A sparkling new 4K restoration of the classic film shot at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

Aug 26—Sep 24, 2020
 
 
No Data Plan
Film
No Data Plan
 

A quiet, profound meditation on the “modern fugitivism” of the undocumented experience.

Aug 26—Oct 8, 2020
 
 
Beau Travail
Film
Beau Travail
 

Denis’ hypnotically languorous take on Billy Budd is an erotic ballet of jealousy and obsession.

Sep 10—Oct 29, 2020
 
 
Our Time Machine
Film
Our Time Machine
 

An artist creates an ambitious theater project when he learns his father is dying.

Sep 11—Oct 15, 2020
 
 
Mr. Soul!
Film
Mr. SOUL!
 

A documentary about the influential public television variety show SOUL!

Sep 11—Oct 8, 2020
 
 
From The East
Film
From the East (D’Est)
 

A new restoration of Chantal Akerman’s cinematographic elegy without dialogue or commentary.

Sep 24—Oct 29, 2020
 
 
Native Son
Film
Native Son
 

A new, complete restoration of Richard Wright’s bombshell 1940 novel brought to the screen.

Sep 24—Oct 22, 2020
 
 
RBG
Film
RBG
 

The 2018 doc charting the iconic US Supreme Court Justice’s exceptional life and career.

Sep 25—Oct 15, 2020
 
 
La Haine
Film
La Haine
 

This explosive tale of unrest on the margins of Paris celebrates 25 years with a new restoration.

Oct 8—Nov 12, 2020
 
 
Bamako
Film
Bamako
 

Malian director Abderrahmane Sissako’s portrait of corrupt global forces and its effects.

Oct 8—Nov 5, 2020
 
 
Nationtime
Film
Nationtime
 

A new restoration of William Greaves’(Symbiopsychotaxiplasm) long-lost documentary.

Oct 23—Nov 19, 2020
 
 
In The Mouth Of The Wolf
Film
The Mouth of the Wolf
 

A heart-racing, one-of-a-kind essay on human connection and its aching absence.

Oct 29—Nov 19, 2020