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Film

 
 
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2022
 
 

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


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

 

Major support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation

 
TAR
Film
TÁR
Now Playing
 
TÁR
Now Playing
 

Cate Blanchett gives arguably the greatest performance of her career as the celebrated composer Lydia Tár in this mesmerizing drama from Todd Field (Little Children).

+ Open Captioning Showtimes: Nov 26 at 1:45pm, Nov 27 at 8:15pm, Nov 29 at 8:15pm & Dec 1 at 5pm
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Decision To Leave
Film
Decision to Leave
Now Playing
 
Decision to Leave
Now Playing
 

In this romantic thriller from acclaimed director Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, The Handmaiden), a detective investigates an unnatural death and can't help suspecting—and falling for—the dead victim's wife.

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Banshees Of Inisherin
Film
Banshees of Inisherin
Now Playing
 
Banshees of Inisherin
Now Playing
 

Martin McDonagh—master of pitch-black comedy and can’t-tear-your-eyes-away violence—reunites with In Bruges’ Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson for a comic, shocking tale of friendship gone wrong.

+ Open Captioning Showtimes: Nov 25 at 4pm, Nov 27 at 4pm & Nov 30 at 9:20pm
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Black Panther
Film
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Now Playing
 
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Now Playing
 

Wakanda’s women lead the fight against intervening world powers in the highly-anticipated sequel to Ryan Coogler’s record-setting film celebrating Black power.

+ Open Captioning Showtimes: Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm; Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm
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The Fabelmans
Film
The Fabelmans
Opens Nov 23
 
The Fabelmans
Opens Nov 23
 

This poignant narrative film by Steven Spielberg, inspired by his own experiences as an aspiring filmmaker, stars Oscar nominee Michelle Williams as his artistic mother and Paul Dano as his scientific father.

+ Open Captioning Showtimes: Nov 27 at 1:30pm, Nov 28 at 4:45pm, Dec 1 at 8pm
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Bamboozled
Film
Bamboozled
Tue, Nov 29, 2022
 
Bamboozled
Tue, Nov 29, 2022
 

A special event screening of Spike Lee’s audacious satire about a “new millennium minstrel show” that becomes an unintentional runaway hit, introduced by film critic and curator Ashley Clark.

+ Introduced by Critic and Curator Ashley Clarke
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Babylon
Film
Babylon
Opens Dec 23
 
Babylon
Opens Dec 23
 

From Academy Award-winner Damien Chazelle comes an epic story of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood, starring Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Diego Calva.

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I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Film
I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Opens Dec 22, 2022
 
I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Opens Dec 22, 2022
 

This poignant journey through Whitney Houston’s trailblazing life and career—from New Jersey choir girl to acclaimed recording artist—includes stunning performances and a soundtrack of the icon's beloved hits.

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PAST EVENTS
House Of Gucci
Film
House of Gucci
 

Lady Gaga and Adam Driver star in a decadent tale about Italy's most famous fashion house.

Nov 23—Dec 24, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Cmon Cmon
Film
C’mon C’mon
 

Joaquin Phoenix stars in this delicate and moving story about a man and his young nephew.

Nov 24—Dec 24, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
West Side Story
Film
West Side Story
 

Steven Spielberg crafts a brilliant new vision of this beloved American musical.

Dec 9, 2021—Jan 13, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
 Licorice Pizza
Film
Licorice Pizza
 

Paul Thomas Anderson offers a humorous and visually hypnotic story of unlikely first love.

Dec 24, 2021—Mar 9, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Nightmare Alley
Film
Nightmare Alley
 

An all-star cast brings a roving carnival to life in the latest from Guillermo del Toro.

Dec 15, 2021—Jan 13, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
The Tragedy Of Macbeth
Film
The Tragedy of Macbeth
 

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s fierce Shakespeare adaptation.

Dec 25, 2021—Jan 20, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Drive My Car
Film
Drive My Car
 

Based on Haruki Murakami's story, this haunting road movie won Best Screenplay at Cannes.

Jan 7—Apr 19, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Belle
Film
Belle
 

In this anime twist on Beauty and the Beast, a shy teen finds empowerment in a virtual world.

Jan 13—Feb 3, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Parallel Mothers
Film
Parallel Mothers
 

Pedro Almodóvar’s bracing new drama about two women united by unplanned pregnancies.

Jan 13—Mar 17, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Flee
Film
Flee
 

A man’s impending marriage resurfaces trauma from his past.

Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Idlewild
Film Series
Cicely Tyson
 

A selection of triumphant star roles, rare gems, and scene-stealing performances from Tyson.

Feb 4—Feb 10, 2022
FILM SERIES
 
 
Film
The Worst Person in the World
 

Joachim Trier chronicles one woman’s search for love and meaning in present-day Oslo.

Feb 10—Apr 21, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Film Series
Brazilian Modernism at 100
 

A series highlighting the legacy of Brazilian modernism’s provocation and inventiveness.

Feb 11—Feb 15, 2022
FILM SERIES
 
 
Film
Valentine's Day: Medicine for Melancholy
 

Barry Jenkins’ debut traces a romantic journey from one-night stand to something more.

Mon, Feb 14, 2022
 
 
Film
Dope is Death
 

Dope is Death recounts a radical 1973 project—the country's first acupuncture detox program.

Wed, Feb 16, 2022
 
 
Film
Top of the Heap
 

Blaxploitation, Afrofuturism, and European avant-garde cinema collide in this singular drama.

Feb 18—Feb 24, 2022
 
 
Film
Caribbean Film Series: She Paradise
 

A teenager joins a sisterhood of Soca dancers in Port-of-Spain and a risky, glamorous new world.

Tue, Feb 22, 2022
 
 
Film
The Sun Rises in The East
 

A chronicle of The East, which essentially built an independent Black nation in Brooklyn.

Thu, Feb 24, 2022
 
 
Sold Out
affairs OF THE ART
Film
2022 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
 

This year’s best animated shorts range from humorous to political to profound.

Feb 25—Apr 7, 2022
 
 
Carelesscrime
Film Series
Careless Crime + The Films of Shahram Mokri
 

Shahram Mokri's intricate, time-looping dramas and thrillers reinterpret Iranian history.

Feb 25—Mar 3, 2022
FILM SERIES
 
 
The Bloody Child
Film Series
Cinema is Sorcery: The Films of Nina Menkes
 

These feminist, leftist films from a singular filmmaker challenge the status quo.

Mar 4—Mar 10, 2022
FILM SERIES
 
 
New York 90s
Film Series
New York 90s
 

A look back at 1990s New York City through film. Stay tuned for a full lineup of films.

Mar 11—Mar 17, 2022
FILM SERIES
 
 
Fire Walk With Me
FILM SERIES
Lynchian
 

Plumb the depths of David Lynch’s style with a variety of surrealist, blackly comic films.

Mar 18—Mar 24, 2022
 
 
You Won’t Be Alone
Film
You Won’t Be Alone
 

A young witch assumes the shapes of her victims in this singular exploration of human nature.

Mar 31—Apr 21, 2022
 
 
Pushing Hands
Film
Pushing Hands
 

Lee’s restored first feature is a comic drama about family, immigration, and assimilation.

Apr 1—Apr 14, 2022
 
 
The Mountains Are A Dream
Film
The Mountains Are a Dream That Call to Me
 

Set in the mountains of Nepal, this gorgeous debut feature screens for one night only.

Tue, Apr 5, 2022
 
 
 Unfriended
FILM SERIES
Photographing the Ether: The Internet on Film, 1983—2022
 

Reflecting fascination and fear, this series offers a vivid depiction of our virtual world.

Apr 8—Apr 13, 2022
 
 
Aheds Knee
Film
Ahed’s Knee
 

A bold critique by Nadav Lapid about an Israeli filmmaker battling grief and censorship.

Apr 8—Apr 14, 2022
 
 
Were All Going To The Worlds Fair Webpage
Film
We’re All Going to the World’s Fair
 

Within an online role-playing horror game, teenage Casey comes of age as reality unravels.

Apr 14—May 5, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Paris 13Th District
Film
Paris, 13th District
 

Episodic stories of young love, lust, and friendship from acclaimed director Jacques Audiard.

Apr 14—Apr 28, 2022
 
 
The Northman
Film
The Northman
 

The Witch director Robert Eggers crafts an action-filled epic of Viking vengeance.

Apr 20—May 26, 2022
 
 
The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent
Film
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
 

Nicolas Cage channels his own legend as a fictionalized Nick Cage in this action-comedy.

Apr 21—May 19, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Right Near The Beach
Film
Caribbean Film Series: Right Near the Beach
 

Rumors derail an investigation into the murder of prominent Jamaican sprinter Jeffrey Jacobs.

Wed, Apr 27, 2022
 
 
Newfest
Film Series
Queering the Canon: Rom-Coms
 

Crowd-pleasers and rare gems that take a subversively queer approach to the rom-com genre.

Apr 28—May 2, 2022
FILM SERIES
 
 
Petite Maman
Film
Petite Maman
 

A tender tale of childhood memory and grief by Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire).

Apr 29—Jun 16, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
One Way Or Another
FILM SERIES
In the Images, Behind the Camera: Women’s Political Cinema, 1959—1992
 

Works of cinematic rebellion from women filmmakers the world over.

May 6—May 12, 2022
 
 
On The Count Of Three
Film
On the Count of Three
 

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael’s dark comedy follows two friends on the last day of their lives.

Opens May 12
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Kamikaze Hearts
Film
Kamikaze Hearts
 

A new restoration of the unsparing quasi-documentary about the 1980s porn industry.

May 13—May 19, 2022
 
 
 Downtown Abbey A New Era
Film
Downton Abbey: A New Era
 

The Crawley family contend with filmmakers and a mysterious villa in the South of France.

May 18—Jun 2, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Men
Film
Men
 

A new horror film from Alex Garland (Ex Machina), starring Oscar nominee Jessie Buckley.

May 19—Jun 9, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Cane Fire
Film
Cane Fire
 

A personal story illuminating Hawaii’s colonial treatment and representations in cinema.

May 20—Jun 2, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
FILM SERIES
FilmAfrica
 

This series gathers new and past films from more than a decade of FilmAfrica at BAM.

May 27—Jun 2, 2022
 
 
Crimes of the Future
Film
Crimes of the Future
 

David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen reunite for a body horror tale of human metamorphosis.

Jun 2—Jun 29, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Neptune Frost
Film
Neptune Frost
 

This Afrofuturist punk musical from Saul Williams follows anti-colonialist hackers.

Jun 3—Jun 30, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Watcher
Film
Watcher
 

With a serial killer afoot, an actress notices a stalker in this terrifying feminist thriller.

Jun 3—Jun 15, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Soul
Film Series
FAB Flicks
 

BAM Film partners with FAB FULTON to present a series of free outdoor screenings.

Jun 9—Sep 8, 2022
FILM SERIES
 
 
Tey
Film
Tey
 

Saul Williams stars in an existential parable that travels the streets of Dakar.

Jun 10—Jun 16, 2022
 
 
RRR
Film
RRR
 

This exhilarating, action-packed spectacular mythologizes two Indian freedom fighters.

Jun 10—Jun 16, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Brian and Charles
Film
Brian and Charles
 

A lonely inventor in rural Wales creates and bonds with an AI robot in this sweet comedy.

Jun 16—Jun 26, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Cha Cha Real Smooth
Film
Cha Cha Real Smooth
 

Cooper Raiff writes, directs, and stars with Dakota Johnson in an unconventional love story.

Jun 16—Jun 29, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Bamcinemafest
Programs
BAMcinemaFest 2022
 

Funny, moving, and thought-provoking discoveries from the cutting edge of independent film.

Jun 23—Jun 30, 2022
 
 
Elvis
Film
Elvis
 

Baz Luhrmann brings Elvis Presley’s life story to the big screen, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks.

Jun 23—Jul 20, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Official Competition
Film
Official Competition
 

Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star in this sharp comedy about the film industry.

Jun 23—Jul 20, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
Film
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
 

Marcel the shell makes his big-screen debut in a heartwarming story voiced by Jenny Slate.

Jun 30—Aug 25, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
La Piscine
FILM SERIES
Recent Restorations
 

This series of newly restored masterpieces features favorites and rediscovered gems.

Jul 1—Jul 7, 2022
 
 
One Way Or Another
Film
One Way or Another
 

Sara Gómez’s radical narrative-documentary hybrid about Castro’s Cuba.

Jul 8—Jul 14, 2022
 
 
One Way Or Another
Film
Sara Gómez Shorts Program
 

Portraits of individuals, cities, and family from the trailblazing Afro-Cuban director.

Jul 9—Jul 10, 2022
 
 
Fire Of Love
Film
Fire of Love
 

A lyrical documentary celebration of French volcanologist couple Katia and Maurice Krafft.

Jul 14—Aug 10, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Queen Of Glory
Film
Queen of Glory
 

A Ghanian-American woman is forced to take over her mother’s Christian bookstore in the Bronx.

Jul 15—Aug 25, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Caribbean Film Series
Film
Caribbean Film Series: Buladó
 

Eleven-year-old Kenza navigates the tense relationship between her rational father and mystical grandfather.

Tue, Jul 19, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Nope
Film
Nope
 

Jordan Peele unleashes his singular vision of American horror in this new sci-fi thriller.

Jul 21—Sep 21, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Five Easy Pieces
FILM SERIES
The Method on Film
 

An invaluable primer on a much misunderstood and quintessentially American artform: Method acting.

Jul 22—Jul 28, 2022
 
 
Almas rainbow
Film
Alma’s Rainbow + Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People
 

New restorations of filmmaker Ayoka Chenzira’s visionary work.

Jul 29—Aug 11, 2022
 
 
Emily The Criminal
Film
Emily the Criminal
 

Deep in debt, a young woman is seduced by black market capitalism in this LA crime thriller.

Aug 11—Aug 25, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Inu Oh
Film
Inu-Oh
 

This glam-rock anime opera about a 14th-century dancer is an ode to the power of music.

Aug 11—Aug 18, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Yi Yi
FILM SERIES
Intimate Epics
 

These cinematic masterpieces are sprawling in ambition and rich in human insight.

Aug 12—Aug 25, 2022
 
 
Angelosavescinema
FILM SERIES
Animation Block Party
 

The East Coast’s premier animation showcase returns for a one-day festival!

Sat, Aug 13, 2022
 
 
Three Thousand Years Longing
Film
Three Thousand Years of Longing
 

Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba star in a hallucinogenic tale by Mad Max director George Miller.

Aug 25—Sep 22, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Hanagatami
Film Series
Obayashi's Anti-War Trilogy
 

The final films by Nobuhiko Obayashi, a pop master who never lost his experimental edge.

Aug 26—Sep 1, 2022
FILM SERIES
 
 
The Good Boss
Film
The Good Boss
 

Oscar winner Javier Bardem plays a self-serving capitalist who crosses every possible line.

Aug 26—Sep 15, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Passing Through
FILM SERIES
Working Class Musicals
 

From Bollywood to Broadway, these musicals showcase working-class heroes.

Sep 2—Sep 8, 2022
 
 
Martine Syms
FILM SERIES
Martine Syms’ Influences
 

The acclaimed LA-based artist gathers eclectic films that influenced her debut feature film.

Sep 9—Sep 15, 2022
 
 
Saloum
Film
Saloum
 

Three mercenaries go into hiding in Dakar, where devastating secrets are revealed.

Sep 9—Sep 14, 2022
 
 
Caribbean Film Series
Film
Caribbean Film Series: Bantu Mama
 

A woman finds refuge with three minors in the most dangerous district of Santo Domingo.

Tue, Sep 13, 2022
 
 
The Woman King
Film
The Woman King
 

Viola Davis leads a female unit of African warriors in the latest from Gina Prince-Bythewood.

Sep 15—Oct 27, 2022
 
 
Gods Country
Film
God’s Country
 

Thandiwe Newton faces off against two trespassing hunters in this slow-burn thriller.

Sep 16—Sep 21, 2022
 
 
The African Desperate
Film
The African Desperate
 

A bold debut feature satirizing an MFA grad's psychotropic 24 hours in the white art world.

Sep 16—Sep 29, 2022
 
 
Moonage Daydream
Film
Moonage Daydream
 

A kaleidoscopic documentary about the creative, musical, and spiritual journey of David Bowie.

Sep 22—Oct 20, 2022
 
 
Dont Worry Darling
Film
Don’t Worry Darling
 

A tight-knit, secretive 1950s desert utopia unravels in this psychological thriller.

Sep 22—Oct 19, 2022
 
 
Film Series
Contemporary Arab Cinema
 

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

Sep 23—Sep 29, 2022
FILM SERIES
 
 
Life Is Cheap
Film
Life is Cheap...But Toilet Paper is Expensive
 

Newly restored, Wayne Wang’s rarely seen film marries daring performance and abstract style.

Sep 30—Oct 13, 2022
 
 
Aftersun
Film Series
NYFF60 at BAM
 

The 60th New York Film Festival brings a selection of the festival’s lineup directly to BAM!

Oct 8—Oct 10, 2022
FILM SERIES
 
 
The Picture Taker
Film
The Picture Taker
 

The fascinating story of an iconic civil rights photographer—and secret FBI informant.

Oct 14—Oct 20, 2022
 
 
UYRA
Film Series
New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival
 

NewFest’s dynamic festival features new films, panel conversations, parties, and more.

Oct 17—Oct 20, 2022
FILM SERIES
 
 
 Rouge
Film
Rouge
 

Newly restored, this luscious gem from Stanley Kwan charts a doomed romance in Hong Kong.

Oct 21—Oct 27, 2022
 
 
Tetsuo
Film Series
Metamorphosis: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto
 

Enter a bloody, bizarre, and utterly singular cinematic universe.

Oct 28—Nov 3, 2022
FILM SERIES
 
 
Torture Of Mothers
FILM SERIES
Watch the Cops! Policing New York in the Movies
 

Electrifying and rare films invite us to “watch the cops” with a critical perspective.

Nov 4—Nov 7, 2022
 
 
 Actual People
FILM SERIES
The Unlikables
 

These unlikable protagonists take us on visceral journeys with shock, humor, and empathy.

Nov 11—Nov 17, 2022
 
 
Clytaemnestra
Film
Clytaemnestra
 

The NYC theatrical premiere of Ougie Pak’s masterful drama about mounting tensions within a Korean theater troupe.

Wed, Nov 16, 2022
 
 
 Actual People
Film
Actual People
 

Kit Zauhar’s exciting, honest film about a young woman launched into adulthood.

Nov 18—Nov 24, 2022
 
 
Malcolm X
Film
Malcolm X: 30th Anniversary Screening
 

Spike Lee introduces his electrifying classic, starring Denzel Washington as the activist. Introduced by the director!

Tue, Nov 22, 2022
 
 
All The Beauty And The Bloodshed
Film
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
 

Artist Nan Goldin fights to hold the Sacklers accountable for the opioid crisis.

Nov 23—Nov 25, 2022