Film Series

FilmAfrica

 
 
May 22—May 25, 2015
 
   
 
 
 
 
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The cinematic companion to BAM's 38th annual DanceAfrica gathers the best in contemporary filmmaking from across the African diaspora. This year's program features a special focus on Brazil and the transatlantic roots of the coutry's vibrant music, film, and dance traditions. In association with the New York African Film Festival. 


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
Shield and Spear
 

Petter Ringbom captures the political climate of South Africa 20 years into democracy.

Fri, May 22, 2015
 
 
Film
Shorts Program
 

This eclectic program features extraordinary short works from Cameroon, Tunisia, and beyond.

Fri, May 22, 2015
 
 
Film
Timbuktu
 

This Oscar-nominated film is a “rich evocation of daily life” (The New York Times). 

Sat, May 23, 2015
 
 
Film
Housemaids
 

Brazilian teens chronicle the routines of their families’ housemaids in this documentary.

Sat, May 23, 2015
 
 
Film
Kirikou and the Sorceress
 

An enchanting animated feature, based on West African folk tales, about a precocious newborn.

Sun, May 24, 2015
AGES 5+
 
 
Film
Black Orpheus
 

This Oscar-winning film transports the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice to Rio de Janeiro.

Sun, May 24, 2015
 
 
Film
August Winds
 

A duo in a small seaside village embarks on a quest to identify a human skull.

Mon, May 25, 2015
 
 
Film
Winter of Discontent
 

This starkly moving film is set against the Tahrir Square protests in 2011.

Mon, May 25, 2015