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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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“[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

 
Card Counter
Film
The Card Counter
Now Playing
 
The Card Counter
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

This revenge thriller follows an ex-military interrogator turned gambler who is haunted by the ghosts of his past, with riveting performances from Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, and Willem Dafoe.

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The Alpinist
Film
The Alpinist
Now Playing
 
The Alpinist
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

With no rope and no margin for error, the free-spirited solo climber Marc-André Leclerc faces remote alpine ascents in this intimate adventure documentary by veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (The Dawn Wall).

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Mogul Mowgli
Film
Mogul Mowgli
Now Playing
 
Mogul Mowgli
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Riz Ahmed turns in an incendiary, loosely autobiographical performance in Bassam Tariq’s debut, about a young British rapper torn between an international music career and his traditional Pakistani family.

+ Q&A with director Bassam Tariq after 7pm screening on Sat, 9/11.
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The Eyes Of Tammy Faye
Film
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Now Playing
 
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall, and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, her husband, Jim Bakker, and their lavish religious empire.

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Faya Dayi
Film
Faya Dayi
Opens Sep 24
 
Faya Dayi
Opens Sep 24
NEW RELEASE
 

In this hypnotic documentary, Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir uses light, texture, and sound to illuminate everyday and spiritual lives—and the mind-altering khat plant—in her hometown of Harar.

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The Lost Daughter
Film Series
NYFF59 at BAM
Oct 5—Oct 7, 2021
 
NYFF59 at BAM
Oct 5—Oct 7, 2021
FILM SERIES
 

BAM partners with the 59th New York Film Festival to bring a selection of films from the festival's lineup to Brooklyn audiences.

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Delphines Prayers
Film Series
Prisms and Portraits: The Films of Rosine Mbakam
Oct 8—Oct 14, 2021
 
Prisms and Portraits: The Films of Rosine Mbakam
Oct 8—Oct 14, 2021
FILM SERIES
 

Rosine Mbakam constructs powerful, empathetic documentaries about migrant women and colonialism. This series features six films by the Cameroonian-born, Belgium-based director: two new and four retrospective.

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New York LGBTQ Film Festival
Film Series
New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Oct 19—Oct 21, 2021
 
New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Oct 19—Oct 21, 2021
FILM SERIES
 

The 2021 New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival comes to BAM for three days of screenings.

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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.

Jun 11—Jul 15, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Mandabi
Film
Mandabi
 

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

Jun 11—Jun 17, 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
 
 
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
 
 
Zola
Film
Zola
 

Janicza Bravo’s 48-hour saga of a Detroit waitress seduced into a weekend in Florida.

Jun 29—Aug 11, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Summer of Soul
Film
Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
 

Questlove’s new documentary about an epic but forgotten festival of Black performers in summer 1969.

Jul 1—Aug 5, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
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
 
 
Roadrunner
Film
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
 

An intimate look at the world-renowned chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur, and cultural icon.

Jul 15—Aug 11, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
The Woman Who Ran
Film
The Woman Who Ran
 

The latest from Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo.

Jul 16—Jul 29, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
BAM Fab Flicks
Film Series
FAB Flicks
 

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

Jul 22—Sep 9, 2021
FILM SERIES
 
 
Mandibles
Film
Mandibles
 

An absurdist, oddball buddy comedy by French-Belgian prankster Quentin Dupieux.

Jul 23—Jul 29, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
The Green Knight
Film
The Green Knight
 

Dev Patel stars in this epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend.

Now Playing
 
 
Never Gonna Snow Again
Film
Never Gonna Snow Again
 

Poland’s Oscar submission is a genre-defying look at class, immigration, and global warming.

Jul 30—Aug 12, 2021
 
 
Ailey
Film
Ailey
 

A resonant biography of the trailblazing pioneer and enigmatic choreographer.

Aug 6—Aug 12, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Nine Days
Film
Nine Days
 

Edson Oda makes his feature debut with a meditative vision of human souls in limbo.

Aug 6—Aug 12, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Respect
Film
Respect
 

This star-studded drama follows Aretha Franklin’s career from childhood to international superstardom.

Aug 12—Sep 9, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Eyiimofe
Film
Eyimofe (This is My Desire)
 

This revelatory debut feature offers a portrait of everyday human endurance in Lagos.

Aug 13—Aug 19, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
499
Film
499
 

A ghostly conquistador travels contemporary Mexico, blending non-fiction and the fantastic.

Aug 20—Sep 2, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Cryptozoo
Film
Cryptozoo
 

Dash Shaw’s vibrant, fantastical animated feature explores a richly-drawn hallucinatory world.

Aug 20—Aug 26, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Candyman
Film
Candyman
 

An artist unleashes a horrific wave of violence when he explores the true story of Candyman.

Aug 26—Sep 16, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Together
Film
Together
 

James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan star in the latest from director Stephen Daldry.

Aug 27—Sep 9, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Memory House
Film
Memory House
 

This bold debut conjures a surreal vision of racial and social rifts in modern Brazil.

Sep 3—Sep 9, 2021
NEW RELEASE