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Programmers’ Notebook: On Memory

 
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Aug 28—Sep 5, 2019
 
   
 
 
 
 
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The second edition of an occasional series in which the members of BAM’s film programming team respond to a thought-provoking theme.

With its ability to evoke interior states through impressionistic images and associative editing, cinema is a medium uniquely suited to capturing the elusive nature of memory. These works—poetic, surreal, intensely personal reflections on childhood, history, and human relationships—filter the past through the subjectivity of some of cinema’s most visionary artists, capturing the emotional experience of two temporal planes colliding as only film can.


 
PAST EVENTS
The Tree Of Life
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The Tree of Life
 

Terrence Malick’s rapturous meditation on humankind’s place within the universe.

Aug 28—Aug 30, 2019
 
 
Stories We Tell
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Stories We Tell
 

Sarah Polley’s tender, moving exploration of the ways in which family mythologies form.

Thu, Aug 29, 2019
 
 
Mirror
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Mirror
 

Cinematic philosopher Andrei Tarkovsky’s stunning, hallucinatory memory piece.

Fri, Aug 30, 2019
 
 
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
 

Thai visionary Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Palme d’Or-winning dream state drift.

Sat, Aug 31, 2019
 
 
Memento
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Memento
 

Christopher Nolan’s ingenious, time-shuffling psychological puzzle.

Aug 31—Sep 1, 2019
 
 
Rashomon
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Rashomon
 

Akira Kurosawa’s radically influential landmark of nonlinear narrative.

Sun, Sep 1, 2019
 
 
Casablanca
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Casablanca
 

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman reignite a romance for the ages amid World War II intrigue.

Sun, Sep 1, 2019
 
 
Last Year at Marienbad
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Last Year at Marienbad
 

Alain Resnais’ sumptuously hypnotic investigation of time and memory.

Sun, Sep 1, 2019
 
 
Memories Of Underdevelopment
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Memories of Underdevelopment
 

A politically and stylistically radical landmark of post-revolution Cuban cinema.

Mon, Sep 2, 2019
 
 
 No Home Movie
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No Home Movie
 

Chantal Akerman’s final film is a moving, formally adventurous tribute to her mother

Mon, Sep 2, 2019
 
 
Testament
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Testament
 

Black Audio Film Collective visionary John Akomfrah confronts postcolonial disillusionment.

Tue, Sep 3, 2019
 
 
Mi Familia
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Mi Familia
 

Gregory’s Nava’s novelistic epic traces three generations of a Chicano family.

Tue, Sep 3, 2019
 
 
The Bill Douglas Trilogy
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The Bill Douglas Trilogy
 

Miniature miracles of personal filmmaking from the Scottish independent cinema pioneer.

Wed, Sep 4, 2019
 
 
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
 

Michel Gondry’s deliriously imaginative trip down the rabbit holes of memory and love.

Thu, Sep 5, 2019
 
 
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
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Programmers’ Notebook: On Love
 

A wide-ranging look at this most fundamental yet complex of emotions in all its forms.

Feb 14—Feb 21, 2019
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