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Programs

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

 
Soul
Film Series
FAB Flicks
Jun 9—Sep 8, 2022
 
FAB Flicks
Jun 9—Sep 8, 2022
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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Bamcinemafest
FILM SERIES
BAMcinemaFest 2022
June 23—30, 2022
 
BAMcinemaFest 2022
June 23—30, 2022
 
Featuring funny, moving, challenging, and thought-provoking discoveries from the cutting edge of independent film, BAM’s annual film festival celebrates bold, uncompromising artists telling their own stories.
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Elvis
Film
Elvis
Now Playing
 
Elvis
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Director Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!,) brings Elvis Presley’s life story to the big screen through the star’s complicated relationship with his manager, Col. Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks.

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Official Competition
Film
Official Competition
Now Playing
 
Official Competition
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star as two egomaniacs commissioned by a millionaire to make a movie together in this sharp comedy skewering wealth, art, and pride.

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Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
Film
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Now Playing
 
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

A beloved character—the adorable and hilarious shell, Marcel—gets his big-screen debut in this stop-motion animated mockumentary, a heartwarming story about searching for long-lost family, voiced by Jenny Slate.

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La Piscine
FILM SERIES
Recent Restorations
Jul 1—Jul 7, 2022
 
Recent Restorations
Jul 1—Jul 7, 2022
 

This series brings recently restored masterpieces to the big screen at BAM, featuring well-known favorites by Lynch, Coppola, and more alongside nearly forgotten gems.

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One Way Or Another
Film
One Way or Another
Jul 8—Jul 14, 2022
 
One Way or Another
Jul 8—Jul 14, 2022
 

A new restoration of Sara Gómez’s radical narrative-documentary hybrid reckons with the successes and shortcomings of the revolution from an Afro-Cuban perspective.

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One Way Or Another
Film
Sara Gómez Shorts Program
Jul 9—Jul 10, 2022
 
Sara Gómez Shorts Program
Jul 9—Jul 10, 2022
 

Portraits of individuals, cities, and family from the trailblazing Afro-Cuban director exemplify her commitment to capturing the diversity and specificity of those who history could forget.

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Beba
Film
Beba
Opens Jul 8, 2022
 
Beba
Opens Jul 8, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 

An Afro-Latina filmmaker forges her own creative path amid a landscape of intense racial and political unrest in this remarkable coming-of-age documentary/cinematic memoir.

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Fire Of Love
Film
Fire of Love
Opens Jul 14, 2022
 
Fire of Love
Opens Jul 14, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 

Drawing from the spectacular archive of French volcanologist couple Katia and Maurice Krafft, this lyrical documentary narrated by Miranda July celebrates their ventures into the unknown.

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Queen Of Glory
Film
Queen of Glory
Opens Jul 15, 2022
 
Queen of Glory
Opens Jul 15, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 

Nana Mensah’s award-winning debut feature about a Ghanian-American woman that moves back to her Bronx neighborhood to oversee her late mother’s Christian bookstore.

+ Post-screening Q&As July 15 & 16
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Both Sides Of The Blade
Film
Both Sides of the Blade
Fri, Jul 15, 2022
 
Both Sides of the Blade
Fri, Jul 15, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 

In this romantic drama from acclaimed director Claire Denis, Juliette Binoche is Sara, a woman whose life in Paris spirals out of control when she becomes entangled in a passionate love triangle.

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Caribbean Film Series
Film
Caribbean Film Series: Buladó
Tue, Jul 19, 2022
 
Caribbean Film Series: Buladó
Tue, Jul 19, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 

Headstrong eleven-year-old Kenza navigates the tense relationship between her rational father and mystical grandfather as she searches for her own path.

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Nope
Film
Nope
Opens Jul 21, 2022
 
Nope
Opens Jul 21, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 

Academy Award winner Jordan Peele (Get Out) unleashes his singular vision of American horror in this new sci-fi thriller starring Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, and Steven Yeun.

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Five Easy Pieces
FILM SERIES
The Method on Film
Jul 22—Jul 28, 2022
 
The Method on Film
Jul 22—Jul 28, 2022
 

This century-spanning primer traces the cinematic roots and development of this much misunderstood and quintessentially American artform.

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Almas rainbow
Film
Alma’s Rainbow + Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People
Jul 29—Aug 11, 2022
 
Alma’s Rainbow + Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People
Jul 29—Aug 11, 2022
 

New restorations of African-American filmmaker Ayoka Chenzira’s visionary work center Black womanhood.

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PAST EVENTS
The French Dispatch
Film
The French Dispatch
 

The latest from director Wes Anderson stars Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Timothée Chalamet.

Oct 21—Dec 23, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
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: The Lady Eve
 

Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda face off in this battle-of-the-sexes screwball comedy.

Mon, Feb 14, 2022
 
 
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
 
 
Compartment No 6
Film
Compartment No. 6
 

Between Moscow and the Arctic, strangers on a train confront truths about human connection.

Mar 11—Mar 17, 2022
 
 
The Outfit
Film
The Outfit
 

Mark Rylance dazzles in this gripping crime thriller from the writer of The Imitation Game.

Mar 17—Mar 31, 2022
 
 
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
 
 
Infinite Storm
Film
Infinite Storm
 

Naomi Watts stars as a climber who attempts to rescue a stranded man on Mt. Washington.

Mar 24—Mar 31, 2022
 
 
Superior
Film
Superior
 

A woman on the run reconnects with her estranged twin sister in this exciting art-thriller debut.

Mar 24—Mar 31, 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
 
 
Cow
Film
Cow
 

Academy Award winner Andrea Arnold offers an intimate portrait of one dairy cow’s life.

Apr 8—Apr 14, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
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
 
 
Happening
Film
Happening
 

A young woman grapples with an unwanted pregnancy in 1960s France in this gripping drama.

May 20—May 26, 2022
NEW RELEASE
 
 
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
 
 
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