Film Series

Programmers’ Notebook: On Love

 
FILM SERIES
 
Feb 14—Feb 21, 2019
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Part of XOXO, BAM

The first in a new recurring series in which members of BAM’s film programming team respond to a thought-provoking theme.

Love: it intoxicates, sustains, cuts, burns, bruises, heals, makes the world go round, and is, presumably, all you need. There’s love between people: romantic partners, families, and friends. There’s self-love. Love for animals or nature. Love for what you do. And then there’s the flip side: the heartache and pain love leaves in its absence. Love takes many forms in this wide-ranging survey of how this most fundamental yet complex of emotions has been portrayed on-screen by some of cinema’s most perceptive chroniclers of the human condition.


 
PAST EVENTS
Love and Basketball
Film
Love & Basketball
 

Passions flare on and off the court in this smart, sexy tale of hoop dreams and setbacks.

Thu, Feb 14, 2019
 
 
Girlfriends
Film
Girlfriends
 

Claudia Weill’s wonderfully frank and funny study of female friendship in 1970s New York.

Fri, Feb 15, 2019
 
 
Bad Education
Film
Bad Education
 

A dazzling, dizzying mystery of sex, identity, and cinema from Pedro Almodóvar.

Fri, Feb 15, 2019
 
 
Nothing But A Man
Film
Nothing But a Man
 

A railroad worker discovers love and black radicalism in this independent landmark.

Sat, Feb 16, 2019
 
 
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Film
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
 

Even robots need love.

Sat, Feb 16, 2019
 
 
Totoro
Film
My Neighbor Totoro
 

Hayao Miyazaki’s enchanting animist fable.

Sun, Feb 17, 2019
 
 
Paris, Texas
Film
Paris, Texas
 

An iconic Harry Dean Stanton in Wim Wenders’ sublime journey through the American West.

Sun, Feb 17, 2019
 
 
Love Streams
Film
Love Streams
 

The final, searing masterwork from John Cassavetes.

Sun, Feb 17, 2019
 
 
Late Spring
Film
Late Spring
 

Transcendent human drama from cinema’s most sensitive chronicler of family relationships.

Mon, Feb 18, 2019
 
 
Nostalgia for the Light
Film
Nostalgia for the Light
 

A rapturous journey into the cosmos and the darkest depths of Chilean history.

Mon, Feb 18, 2019
 
 
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Film
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
 

Fassbinder’s tenderly cutting, Sirkian melodrama of taboo love and prejudice.

Tue, Feb 19, 2019
 
 
Pose
Film
Pose “Love is the Message”
 

A celebration of love and life at the height of the AIDS crisis.

Tue, Feb 19, 2019
 
 
Pariah
Film
Pariah + To Be Free
 

Dee Rees’ bracing lesbian coming of age drama and a soul-stirring vision of Nina Simone.

Wed, Feb 20, 2019
 
 
Senna
Film
Senna
 

A thrillingly visceral portrait of the legendary F1 driver and his passion for racing.

Wed, Feb 20, 2019
 
 
Phantom Threads Live Orchestra
Film
Phantom Thread
 

Paul Thomas Anderson’s luxuriant feast of haute couture and masochistic love.

Thu, Feb 21, 2019