Programs

Film

 
 
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2020
 
 

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

 
Little Women
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Little Women
Now Playing
 
Little Women
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep star in Greta Gerwig’s fresh new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s universally beloved novel.

+ 12/27, 4pm: Post-screening Q&A with Greta Gerwig
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Knives Out
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Knives Out
Now Playing
 
Knives Out
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

A fresh, modern-day murder mystery from writer-director Rian Johnson, featuring an ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, and Christopher Plummer.

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1917
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1917
Now Playing
 
1917
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Sam Mendes directs this Best Picture Oscar nominee about two young British soldiers at the height of the First World War who are given a seemingly impossible mission.

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Just Mercy
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Just Mercy
Now Playing
 
Just Mercy
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Based on the memoir of lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy tells the tale of Walter McMillian, a black man wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

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2020 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
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2020 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
 
2020 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
 

The Oscar nominees for Best Live Action Short Film include stories of Tunisia, Belgium, Guatemala, and New York.

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2020 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
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2020 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
 
2020 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
 

The Oscar nominees for Best Animated Short Film include an unlikely animal friendship, a painter whose world is mutating, and tales of families in the USA, Czech Republic, and China.

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Cane River
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Cane River
Feb 7—Feb 17, 2020
 
Cane River
Feb 7—Feb 17, 2020
 

Horace Jenkins’ long-lost gem of Black independent cinema is both a romantic melodrama and an incisive exploration of long-simmering social tensions within an African-American community in the rural South.

+ Post-screening Q&As opening weekend
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Long Weekend of Love
Film Series
Long Weekend of Love
Feb 14—Feb 17, 2020
 
Long Weekend of Love
Feb 14—Feb 17, 2020
FILM SERIES
 

Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or just hopeless when it comes to romance, we’ve got your Valentine’s Day mood covered with a selection of swoon-inducing favorites.

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Happy Birthday, Toni! A Celebration of Black Women
Film Series
Happy Birthday, Toni! A Celebration of Black Women
Feb 18—Feb 25, 2020
 
Happy Birthday, Toni! A Celebration of Black Women
Feb 18—Feb 25, 2020
FILM SERIES
 

A festival curated by Black women, celebrating Black women, in honor of Toni Morrison’s 89th birthday.

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Beyond the Canon: The Hitch-Hiker + Badlands
Film Series
Beyond the Canon
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
 
Beyond the Canon
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
FILM SERIES
 

This monthly program challenges the cinema canon by presenting one iconic, highly regarded classic alongside a thematically or stylistically related—and equally brilliant—film traditionally excluded from that discussion.

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Film Series
Screen Epiphanies
Tue, Feb 25, 2020
 
Screen Epiphanies
Tue, Feb 25, 2020
FILM SERIES
 

We welcome prominent artistic or cultural figures to present the films that inspired their passion for cinema.

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Kelly Reichardt Selects: First Cow in Context
Film Series
Kelly Reichardt Selects: First Cow in Context
Feb 28—Mar 4, 2020
 
Kelly Reichardt Selects: First Cow in Context
Feb 28—Mar 4, 2020
FILM SERIES
 

Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt curates an eclectic series of films that served as inspiration in creating her perceptive and tender new frontier drama First Cow.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire
 
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
 

Love blooms between a young female painter and her subject, a reluctant bride-to-be, in 18th-century Brittany in Céline Sciamma’s (Girlhood, Tomboy) latest.

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PAST EVENTS
A Hidden Life
Film
A Hidden Life
 

A historical drama based on real events from writer-director Terrence Malick (Tree of Life).

Dec 20, 2019—Jan 2, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Bombshell
Film
Bombshell
 

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie star in this explosive story of Fox News.

Dec 19, 2019—Jan 8, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Clemency
Film
Clemency
 

Alfre Woodard gives a devastating performance as a prison warden carrying out executions.

Jan 3—Jan 9, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Amazing Grace
Film
Amazing Grace
 

The legendary, long-unseen concert film companion to Aretha Franklin’s iconic album.

Mon, Jan 20, 2020
 
 
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