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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our fall season of virtual programming! We were able to come together for robust and creative adaptations of beloved programs—including book launches with leading writers and thinkers, the 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the BAMkids Film Festival—as well as world premieres of new works such as V’s That Kindness: Nurses in their Own Words and Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye: Livestream Edition.

We were pleased to see Governor Cuomo’s announcement that movie theaters can now reopen, and we are working hard to welcome you back while meeting the highest safety standards. We are still evaluating when to reopen BAM Rose Cinemas, and we hope to share those plans soon.

We’re also excited to announce BAM’s spring season! We’re looking forward to an innovative line-up of both in-person, socially distant live events and virtual programs. While this remains a time of great uncertainty, we’re excited to get creative about the many ways to safely connect in the months ahead. From Prospect Park to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to your home, BAM’s spring season brings world-class art directly to you.


 
Black Histories, Black Presents, Black Futures
FROM THE BAM HAMM ARCHIVES
Black Histories, Black Presents, Black Futures
 
Black Histories, Black Presents, Black Futures
 
This collection features Black groundbreaking visionaries who have appeared at BAM over the years, spotlighting historic events and offering free access to recent talks with some of today’s leading artists and thinkers.
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Black Futures
LITERARY
Black Histories, Black Presents, Black Futures Reading List
 
Black Histories, Black Presents, Black Futures Reading List
 
These book recommendations highlight just a small selection of the brilliant, Black-authored fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and photography that have or will be celebrated at BAM.
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Season Sponsor:

Bloomberg Philanthropies

 

Leadership support for
off-site programs provided by:


Support for the signature artist series provided by Howard Gilman Foundation

 

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs
provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

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Share your BAM memory
 
BAM is no single art form, artist, or audience. It is a powerful collection of people who seek creativity as a source of inspiration, joy, and transformation—and that includes you. We’d love to hear what makes BAM special to you.
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Artist Residencies
PROGRAM
Artist Residencies
 
Artist Residencies
 

BAM launches a new artist residency series with Timothy du White, Marjani Forte-Saunders & Everett Saunders, Annie-B Parson, and others, starting this fall.

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Jerome L. Greene Foundation

 

Leadership support for the BAM Hamm Archives and BAM Film, Community, and Education programs provided by The Thompson Family Foundation

 

Leadership support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation

 

End of Year 2020
You make BAM possible—for everyone.
 
You make BAM possible—for everyone.
 
BAM relies on individual donations to bring us through this difficult time and into a more imaginative, expansive, and adventurous future. Your gift supports beloved programs for you and countless others.
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PAST EVENTS
Beau Travail
Film
Beau Travail
 

Denis’ hypnotically languorous take on Billy Budd is an erotic ballet of jealousy and obsession.

Sep 10—Oct 29, 2020
 
 
Native Son
Film
Native Son
 

A new, complete restoration of Richard Wright’s bombshell 1940 novel brought to the screen.

Sep 24—Oct 22, 2020
 
 
From The East
Film
From the East (D’Est)
 

A new restoration of Chantal Akerman’s cinematographic elegy without dialogue or commentary.

Sep 24—Oct 29, 2020
 
 
Bamako
Film
Bamako
 

Malian director Abderrahmane Sissako’s portrait of corrupt global forces and its effects.

Oct 8—Nov 5, 2020
 
 
La Haine
Film
La Haine
 

This explosive tale of unrest on the margins of Paris celebrates 25 years with a new restoration.

Oct 8—Nov 12, 2020
 
 
That Kindness
Theater
That Kindness: Nurses in Their Own Words
 

V (formerly Eve Ensler) spotlights the nurses on the frontlines in this new virtual play.

Oct 15—Nov 3, 2020
 
 
Martin Eden
Film
Martin Eden
 

An Italy-set bildungsroman about a self-taught proletarian with hopes to rise above his station.

Oct 16—Dec 3, 2020
 
 
Alicia Garza
Literary
In Case You Missed It: Alicia Garza
 

The Black Lives Matter co-creator offers a new paradigm for change with her new book.

Wed, Oct 21, 2020
 
 
Nationtime
Film
Nationtime
 

A new restoration of William Greaves’(Symbiopsychotaxiplasm) long-lost documentary.

Oct 23—Nov 19, 2020
 
 
In The Mouth Of The Wolf
Film
The Mouth of the Wolf
 

A heart-racing, one-of-a-kind essay on human connection and its aching absence.

Oct 29—Nov 19, 2020
 
 
BAMBoo
Kids
BAMboo!
 

This virtual family-friendly Halloween party includes a costume contest and dance party!

Sat, Oct 31, 2020
 
 
Free
DIS|INTEGRATION
Visual Art
DIS|INTEGRATION: Headlines are Frontlines
 

A new installation traverses four years of news headlines under Trump on the BAM sign.

Oct 31—Nov 6, 2020
FREE
 
 
Milford Graves
Film
Milford Graves Full Mantis + Shorts
 

The jazz visionary and inventor in a documentary as thrillingly free form as he is.

Nov 5—Dec 3, 2020
 
 
Isabel Wilkerson
Literary
Isabel Wilkerson with Lynn Nottage
 

The Pulitzer-winning journalist outlines how the caste system plays out across civilizations.

Tue, Nov 10, 2020
 
 
Free
Monsoon
Film
Monsoon
 

Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding stars in Hong Khaou’s film about cultural dislocation.

Nov 13—Dec 24, 2020
 
 
Smooth Talk
Film
Smooth Talk
 

Laura Dern stars in this dark drama based on a classic story by Joyce Carol Oates.

Nov 13—Dec 17, 2020
 
 
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
 
 
Collective
Film
Collective
 

A thrilling exposé of fraud and malfeasance after an explosive fire at a Bucharest nightclub.

Nov 20, 2020—Jan 7, 2021
 
 
Film
Best of BAMkids Film Festival
 

Gentle, colorful animated films about singing, flying high, and celebrating the magic of life.

Nov 28—Dec 6, 2020
AGES 3—6
 
 
los sures
Film
Los Sures
 

An essential record of pre-gentrification Williamsburg's Puerto Rican community.

Dec 4, 2020—Jan 7, 2021
 
 
Cinemania
Film
Cinemania
 

This documentary cult classic is an affectionate portrait of five obsessive film goers.

Dec 4, 2020—Jan 7, 2021
 
 
Dark Days
Film
Dark Days
 

An acclaimed DIY documentary about a homeless community living in a train tunnel.

Dec 4, 2020—Jan 7, 2021
 
 
 In Sudden Darkness
Film
See You Next Time: Neighborhood Stories
 

Local filmmakers capture the magnetism, care, and resilience of the city in these shorts.

Wed, Dec 9, 2020
 
 
Free Time
Film
Free Time
 

An impressionistic, idyllic portrait of New York from 1958 to 1960 by Manny Kirchheimer.

Dec 11, 2020—Jan 7, 2021
 
 
Archivettes
Film
The Archivettes
 

A chronicle of the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians.

Dec 11, 2020—Jan 7, 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
 
 
Film
Mayor
 

A real-life political saga following the Christian mayor of the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

Dec 11, 2020—Jan 14, 2021
 
 
Bronx Gothic
Film
Bronx Gothic
 

An electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed show.

Dec 18, 2020—Jan 7, 2021
 
 
Hottest August
Film
The Hottest August
 

An urgent look into our apocalyptic future as seen from the perilous present.

Dec 18, 2020—Jan 7, 2021
 
 
Heart Of Loisaida
Film
The Heart of Loisaida + Housing Court
 

Two short documentaries shine a light on the struggle for housing justice in New York.

Dec 18, 2020—Jan 7, 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
 
 
Happy Together
Film
Happy Together
 

Wong Kar Wai’s emotionally raw portrait of a relationship in breakdown, newly restored.

Jan 8—Feb 4, 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
 
 
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
 
 
MLK
Community
The 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

We honor the iconic civil rights leader at this digital adaptation of our beloved event.

Jan 18—Feb 28, 2021
 
 
Let Freedom Ring
Visual Art
Let Freedom Ring
 

Brooklyn artists investigate the notion of freedom in this new installation on the BAM sign.

Jan 15—Jan 22, 2021
FREE
 
 
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
 
 
Teen Watch Party
Talks
Drop the Mic: Dream, Speak, Act
 

A virtual watch party of this year’s tribute to MLK followed by discussion—just for teens.

Fri, Jan 22, 2021
GRADES 9—12
 
 
Free
Softie
Film
Softie
 

A political activist is torn when his challenge of corrupt officials puts his family at risk.

Jan 29—Feb 25, 2021
 
 
The Long Goodbye
Music
The Long Goodbye: Livestream Edition
 

Riz Ahmed adapts his acclaimed album for the digital realm in this intimate performance.

Jan 28—Mar 1, 2021
 
 
Let Freedom Ring
Visual Art
Let Freedom Ring Vol. 2
 

Visual artists investigate what freedom means in 2021 in this installation on the BAM sign.

Feb 12—Feb 15, 2021
FREE
 
 
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
 
 
BAMkids Film Festival
Film Series
BAMkids Film Festival 2021
 

This all-digital festival features short films, arts workshops, performances, and more!

Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
AGES 3—11
 
 
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