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Film Series

Gianfranco Rosi

Oct 28—Nov 3, 2016

The globetrotting documentaries of Gianfranco Rosi are dispatches from the far fringes of society, chronicling everything from life in a California shantytown to death along India’s Ganges River. Despite their disparate geographies, all are rooted in a remarkably strong sense of place, with Rosi often spending years immersed in an environment to establish an intimate rapport with his subjects. To mark the release of his acclaimed, eye-opening new film Fire at Sea, BAMcinématek surveys the career of “a director gradually earning the right to be thought of as one of the greats of our era” (Sight and Sound).

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Rosi’s impressive debut is a free-flowing tour through the sacred city of Varanasi.

Oct 28—Nov 1, 2016
Below Sea Level

Rosi chronicles the outsiders and outcasts living in a DIY California desert town.

Oct 28—Oct 31, 2016
Sacro GRA

This beguiling vérité documentary presents snapshots of life on the outskirts of Rome.

Oct 29—Nov 2, 2016
El Sicario, Room 164

This chilling documentary brings viewers face-to-face with a career hitman.

Oct 30—Nov 3, 2016
Fire At Sea

Rosi’s latest is a stunning, up-close view of the European migrant crisis.

Sun, Oct 30, 2016