Programs

Film

 
 
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2021
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
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While we are eager to welcome audiences back to BAM Rose Cinemas, a reopening date has yet to be determined. We are working to make our cinemas as safe as possible for both audiences and staff. We look forward to sharing our reopening plans soon.


“[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

 
Test Pattern
Film
Test Pattern
Feb 19—Apr 15, 2021
 
Test Pattern
Feb 19—Apr 15, 2021
 

Part psychological horror, part realist drama, Shatara Michelle Ford’s social thriller follows an interracial couple grappling with the aftermath of rape in the face of institutional racism and sexism.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
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Un Film Dramatique
Film
Un Film Dramatique
Now Playing
 
Un Film Dramatique
Now Playing
 

Over four years, this playful documentary follows a class of middle schoolers as they discuss their daily lives, elections, and immigration, and seek to answer a key question: what are we doing here together?

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
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The Inheritance
Film
The Inheritance
Now Playing
 
The Inheritance
Now Playing
 

History and fiction entwine as a drama about a Philadelphia collective of Black artists and activists is interwoven with documentary accounts of the liberation group MOVE, who were bombed by the police in 1985.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
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The Father
Film
The Father
Now Playing
 
The Father
Now Playing
 

Anthony Hopkins gives a tour-de-force performance in this striking psychological drama, which immerses viewers in one man’s unraveling mental state.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
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The Fever
Film
The Fever
Now Playing
 
The Fever
Now Playing
 

Set in an industrial Brazilian city surrounded by rainforest, this hypnotic, visually lush drama follows a middle-aged security guard whose tedious routine is disrupted when he comes down with a strange fever.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
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This is Not a Burial
Film
This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
Now Playing
 
This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
Now Playing
 

The late Mary Twala Mhlongo gives her final powerhouse performance as an octogenarian in Lesotho who becomes an unlikely political leader when her village is forced to relocate to make way for a nearby dam.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
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My Wonderful Wanda
Film
My Wonderful Wanda
Opens Apr 23
 
My Wonderful Wanda
Opens Apr 23
 

A Polish caretaker is hired to look after the stroke-ridden patriarch of a wealthy Swiss dynasty in Bettina Oberli’s biting satire of the haves and have-nots.

+ 50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
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Kino Polska
Film Series
Kino Polska: New Polish Cinema
Apr 30—May 6, 2021
 
Kino Polska: New Polish Cinema
Apr 30—May 6, 2021
FILM SERIES
 

BAM brings together the best new works from Poland’s boundary-pushing filmmakers in this recurring series, including political thrillers, poignant family dramas, and four New York premieres.

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PAST EVENTS
Collective
Film
Collective
 

A thrilling exposé of fraud and malfeasance after an explosive fire at a Bucharest nightclub.

Nov 20, 2020—Jan 7, 2021
 
 
Markie Milwaukee
Film
Markie in Milwaukee
 

This portrait of a transgender fundamentalist Baptist minister reveals our country's fixation on identity.

Nov 20, 2020—Jan 7, 2021
 
 
los sures
Film Series
Programmers’ Notebook: New York Lives
 

Take a socially distant tour across the city with these documentary films and local shorts.

Dec 4, 2020—Jan 7, 2021
FILM SERIES
 
 
Film
Mayor
 

A real-life political saga following the Christian mayor of the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

Dec 11, 2020—Jan 14, 2021
 
 
Through The Night
Film
Through the Night
 

An intimate portrait of two working mothers and a caregiver at a 24-hour daycare center.

Dec 11, 2020—Jan 21, 2021
 
 
Museum Town
Film
Museum Town
 

The improbable origin story of MASS MoCA and the changes it brought to North Adams.

Dec 18, 2020—Feb 11, 2021
 
 
The Reason I Jump
Film
The Reason I Jump
 

An immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity, based on Naoki Higashida’s memoir.

Jan 8—Feb 18, 2021
 
 
In The Mood For Love
Film
In the Mood for Love
 

This visually extravagant drama, a major influence on world cinema, is newly restored.

Jan 8—Feb 4, 2021
 
 
Chungking Express
Film
Chungking Express
 

A new restoration of the striking, stylized work that made Wong Kar Wai an instant icon.

Jan 8—Feb 4, 2021
 
 
Happy Together
Film
Happy Together
 

Wong Kar Wai’s emotionally raw portrait of a relationship in breakdown, newly restored.

Jan 8—Feb 4, 2021
 
 
Nationtime
Film
Nationtime
 

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

Mon, Jan 18, 2021
 
 
Sold Out
 
You Will Die At Twenty
Film
You Will Die at Twenty
 

A young man is haunted by a prophecy that he will die at 20 in this auspicious debut.

Jan 22—Mar 11, 2021
 
 
Softie
Film
Softie
 

A political activist is torn when his challenge of corrupt officials puts his family at risk.

Jan 29—Feb 25, 2021
 
 
Story Of Lovers Rock
Film
The Story of Lovers Rock
 

This uniquely Black British sound was born amid riots, racial tension, and sound systems.

Feb 12—Mar 18, 2021
 
 
Minari
Film
Minari
 

A Korean-American family moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in this tender and sweeping new drama.

Feb 12—Feb 25, 2021
 
 
Mandabi
Film
Mandabi
 

A biting and ironic look at colonialism’s legacy by Senegalese trailblazer Ousmane Sembène.

Feb 12—Mar 25, 2021
 
 
Cairo
Film Series
Contemporary Arab Cinema
 

Vital new works from the Middle East and North Africa’s most innovative filmmakers.

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
FILM SERIES