Programs

Film

 
 
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2019
 
 

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

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


 
Cold War
Film
Cold War
Now Playing
 
Cold War
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Paweł Pawlikowski’s follow-up to his Academy Award-winning Ida is a sumptuous, heart-bursting romance awash in the smoky glamour of the postwar European jazz scene.

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If Beale Street Could Talk
Film
If Beale Street Could Talk
Now Playing
 
If Beale Street Could Talk
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) returns with an adaptation of James Baldwin’s fifth novel, set in early 1970s Harlem.

+ SOLD OUT: Dec 17: Sneak preview and post-screening Q&A with Barry Jenkins
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Never Look Away
Film
Never Look Away
Now Playing
 
Never Look Away
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) directs this suspense-packed drama and moving family story, inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history.

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Bao
Film
2019 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
Now Playing
 
2019 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

This showcase of short films features the nominees for this year’s Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

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Marguerite
Film
2019 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
Now Playing
 
2019 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

This showcase of short films features the nominees for this year’s Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Film Series
Programmers’ Notebook: On Love
Feb 14—Feb 21, 2019
 
Programmers’ Notebook: On Love
Feb 14—Feb 21, 2019
FILM SERIES
 

This wide-ranging look at love in all its forms surveys how this most fundamental yet complex of emotions has been explored on-screen by some of cinema’s most perceptive chroniclers of the human condition.

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Dawn of the Dead
Film Series
Living with the Dead: The Films of George A. Romero
Feb 22—Mar 3, 2019
 
Living with the Dead: The Films of George A. Romero
Feb 22—Mar 3, 2019
FILM SERIES
 

George A. Romero’s all-American nightmares fuse visceral filmmaking with satiric and deadly serious commentaries on race, capitalism, militarism, and the dark side of human nature.

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Mayukh Sen presents Klute
Film Series
Screen Epiphanies
Feb 26—Mar 5, 2019
 
Screen Epiphanies
Feb 26—Mar 5, 2019
FILM SERIES
 

We welcome prominent artistic or cultural figures to present the films that inspired their passion for cinema.

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Fabulous Nicholas Brothers
Film
The Fabulous Nicholas Brothers presented by Bruce Goldstein
Wed, Mar 6, 2019
 
The Fabulous Nicholas Brothers presented by Bruce Goldstein
Wed, Mar 6, 2019
 

Bruce Goldstein presents rare footage and interviews of this dynamic performing duo, self-taught African-American brothers who went on to become two of the 20th century’s greatest dancers.

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Babylon
Film
Babylon
Mar 7—Mar 14, 2019
 
Babylon
Mar 7—Mar 14, 2019
US PREMIERE
 

You’ve seen The Harder They Come, maybe you’ve seen Rockers, but you’ve never seen anything like Franco Rosso’s incendiary 1980 film Babylon.

+ Q&As Mar 7 & 8
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Black Mother
Film Series
Caribbean Film Series: A 5th Anniversary Festival
Mar 14—Mar 17, 2019
 
Caribbean Film Series: A 5th Anniversary Festival
Mar 14—Mar 17, 2019
FILM SERIES
 

This series celebrates the richness, uniqueness, and viability of Caribbean cinema while reflecting the cultural beauty of Brooklyn -- home to the largest population of Caribbean nationals in the US.

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The Bureau of Creative Works: NYC Shorts
Film
The Bureau of Creative Works: NYC Shorts
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
 
The Bureau of Creative Works: NYC Shorts
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
 

A program of short films by a diverse network of emerging NYC-based filmmakers, from narrative and animation to documentary, hybrid, experimental, and dance.

+ Post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers
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A Separation
Film Series
BAM and Triple Canopy: On Resentment
Mar 20—Mar 28, 2019
 
BAM and Triple Canopy: On Resentment
Mar 20—Mar 28, 2019
FILM SERIES
 

Spotlighting daring works that wrestle with issues of class, race, gender, sexuality, and land, this series explores the ways in which cinema has served as a potent vehicle for expressing resentment.

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35 Shots Of Rum
FILM SERIES
Strange Desire: The Films of Claire Denis
Mar 27—Apr 4, 2019
 
Strange Desire: The Films of Claire Denis
Mar 27—Apr 4, 2019
 
BAM proudly presents the largest US retrospective ever of the singular cinematic mood-maker, whose films speak as much through words as they do through movement, rhythm, and texture.
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The fIts + hanging picnic rock
Film Series
Beyond the Canon
Feb 16—Mar 30, 2019
 
Beyond the Canon
Feb 16—Mar 30, 2019
FILM SERIES
 

This monthly program challenges the cinema canon by presenting one iconic, highly regarded classic alongside a thematically or stylistically related—and equally brilliant—film traditionally excluded from that discussion.

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PAST EVENTS
The Favourite
Film
The Favourite
 

Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz star in Yorgos Lanthimos’ darkly funny period drama.

Nov 29, 2018—Feb 14, 2019
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Vice
Film
Vice
 

Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s subversively comedic new film.

Dec 25, 2018—Feb 7, 2019
NEW RELEASE
 
 
dolores
Film
Dolores
 

A powerful new film about one of the most important, yet least known, activists in US history.

Mon, Jan 21, 2019
 
 
Free
Horror Noire + Tales from the Hood
Film
Horror Noire + Tales from the Hood
 

A secret history of African-Americans in horror cinema plus a landmark cult classic.

Mon, Feb 4, 2019
 
 
Tongues Untied
Film Series
Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs
 

A complete retrospective of this fearless artist who gave cinematic voice to gay black men.

Feb 6—Feb 14, 2019
FILM SERIES