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We are thrilled to be welcoming you back to in-person events at BAM! Our utmost priority is the health and safety of our staff, artists, and audiences.

We are continually adapting our protocols in adherence with safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, and New York State’s NY Forward.
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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

 
Zola
Film
Zola
Now Playing
 
Zola
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Janicza Bravo brings a now-iconic series of viral tweets to cinematic life with this stranger-than-fiction saga of a Detroit waitress seduced into a weekend of partying in Florida.

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Summer of Soul
Film
Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Now Playing
 
Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Questlove makes his filmmaking debut with a new documentary unearthing never-before-seen footage of an epic multi-week festival of Black performers in 1969 that went largely forgotten.

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The Woman Who Ran
Film
The Woman Who Ran
Now Playing
 
The Woman Who Ran
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo takes a simple premise—a woman in three separate encounters while her husband is on a business trip—and spins a web of interconnecting philosophies and coincidences.

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Roadrunner
Film
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
Now Playing
 
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

An intimate and unflinching look at the life and career of world-renowned chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur, and cultural icon Anthony Bourdain.

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BAM Fab Flicks
Film Series
FAB Flicks
Jul 22—Sep 9, 2021
 
FAB Flicks
Jul 22—Sep 9, 2021
FILM SERIES
 

This summer, BAM Film partners with FAB FULTON to present a series of free outdoor screenings at Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center.

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Mandibles
Film
Mandibles
Now Playing
 
Mandibles
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

French-Belgian prankster Quentin Dupieux penned and directed this absurdist, oddball buddy comedy about two simple-minded friends who decide to train a giant fly in the hopes of making a ton of cash.

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The Green Knight
Film
The Green Knight
Opens Jul 29
 
The Green Knight
Opens Jul 29
 

Dev Patel stars in this epic fantasy adventure, based on the classic tale from the knights of the round table, as King Arthur's headstrong nephew who embarks on a quest to confront the giant Green Knight.

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Never Gonna Snow Again
Film
Never Gonna Snow Again
Opens Jul 30
 
Never Gonna Snow Again
Opens Jul 30
 

With touches of magical realism and subtle humor, Poland’s Oscar submission about a mysterious stranger who disrupts a wealthy community is a genre-defying meditation on class, immigration, and global warming.

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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
 
 
Test Pattern
Film
Test Pattern
 

An interracial couple grapples with the aftermath of rape in this social thriller.

Feb 19—Apr 15, 2021
 
 
Un Film Dramatique
Film
Un Film Dramatique
 

This playful documentary follows a class of middle schoolers over the course of four years.

Feb 26—Apr 29, 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
 
 
The Inheritance
Film
The Inheritance
 

History and fiction entwine in this film about a collective of Black artists and activists.

Mar 19—May 6, 2021
 
 
The Father
Film
The Father
 

This striking psychological drama immerses viewers in a man’s unraveling mental state.

Now Playing
 
 
The Fever
Film
The Fever
 

A middle-aged security guard contracts a strange fever in this hypnotic, visually lush drama.

Mar 26—May 20, 2021
 
 
This is Not a Burial
Film
This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
 

An octogenarian in Lesotho becomes an unlikely leader when her village is forced to relocate.

Apr 2—May 27, 2021
VIRTUAL
 
 
My Wonderful Wanda
Film
My Wonderful Wanda
 

A biting satire of the haves and have-nots from Bettina Oberli.

Apr 23—Jun 10, 2021
VIRTUAL
 
 
Marighella
Film
Marighella
 

Poet and politician Carlos Marighella leads a resistance against Brazil’s dictatorship.

Apr 30—Jun 17, 2021
 
 
Kino Polska
Film Series
Kino Polska: New Polish Cinema
 

BAM brings together the best new works from Poland’s boundary-pushing filmmakers.

Apr 30—May 6, 2021
FILM SERIES
 
 
Fresh Kill
Film Series
Queering the Canon: BIPOC New York
 

Queer BIPOC protagonists star in this series of New York films by LGBTQ+ filmmakers.

May 7—May 10, 2021
FILM SERIES
 
 
Two Gods
Film
Two Gods
 

A beautifully observed story of a Black Muslim casket maker in Newark.

May 21—Jun 17, 2021
VIRTUAL
 
 
Toussaint
FILM SERIES
FilmAfrica
 

Films from across the diaspora, with a special focus on films from and about Haiti.

May 28—Jun 3, 2021
 
 
In The Heights
Film
In the Heights
 

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s vibrant musical about a tight-knit community, directed by Jon M. Chu.

Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Mandabi
Film
Mandabi
 

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

Jun 11—Jun 17, 2021
 
 
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.

Jun 18—Jun 24, 2021
 
 
Rita Moreno
Film
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It
 

A new documentary charting the remarkable life and 70-year career of the multi-talented actor.

Jun 18—Jun 29, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
The Sparks Brothers
Film
The Sparks Brothers
 

Edgar Wright's new documentary about art-pop pioneers Sparks, rock's original odd couple.

Jun 18—Jul 1, 2021
 
 
The Story Of A Three Day Pass
Film
The Story of a Three Day Pass
 

New 4K restoration of Melvin Van Peebles’ playful, subversive film about interracial romance.

Jun 25—Jul 1, 2021
 
 
BAMCinemafest
Programs
BAMcinemaFest 2021
 

Join us for NY premieres, exclusive Q&As, and dynamic shorts at our annual film festival.

Jun 12—Jun 23, 2019
 
 
Working Girls
Film
Working Girls
 

Lizzie Borden’s immersive look at the rituals of society’s most stigmatized profession.

Jul 2—Jul 8, 2021
 
 
La Haine
Film
La Haine
 

This explosive tale of unrest on the margins of Paris comes to BAM in a new restoration.

Jul 9—Jul 15, 2021