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Programmers’ Notebook: On Solitude

 
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Mar 20—Mar 31, 2020
 
   
 
 
 
 
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The latest in a recurring series in which BAM’s film programming team responds to a thought-provoking theme.

Inspired by Vitalina Varela, the breathtaking new film from Portuguese titan Pedro Costa, we’re recalling the often profound, illuminating ways that filmmakers have rendered the experience of solitude on screen. As the act of being alone with oneself can deepen our understanding of both ourselves and the world, these rich, insightful films are not just about loneliness, but also the qualities of strength, fortitude, resilience, character, and self-discovery that often accompany it.


 
Film Programmers' Notebook: On Solitude
Vitalina Varela
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Vitalina Varela
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The latest from Portuguese master Pedro Costa is a profound, visually sublime tale of a woman’s journey through time and memory as she confronts the specters of her past.

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The Holy Girl
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The Holy Girl
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A teenage girl experiences a simultaneous sexual and spiritual awakening in Argentine auteur Lucrecia Martel’s provocative, tantalizingly elliptical study of sin and temptation.

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A Prophet
 

It’s every man for himself in Jacques Audiard’s viscerally gritty crime drama.

Sat, Mar 21, 2020
 
 
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Wings of Desire
 

Wim Wenders’ rapturous romantic reverie is pure cinematic poetry.

Mar 22—Mar 27, 2020
 
 
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Ikiru
 

Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece is one of cinema’s most moving reflections on mortality.

Sun, Mar 22, 2020
 
 
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The Mouth of the Wolf
 

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

Mon, Mar 23, 2020
 
 
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Spa Night
 

Andrew Ahn’s deeply personal, atmospheric study of queer alienation and sexual awakening.

Tue, Mar 24, 2020
 
 
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Locke
 

Tom Hardy delivers a one-man tour-de-force in this gripping look at a life in breakdown.

Wed, Mar 25, 2020
 
 
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News From Home
 

Chantal Akerman’s poignant reflection on distance and dislocation.

Mar 26—Mar 28, 2020
 
 
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Solaris
 

Andrei Tarkovsky’s consciousness-bending landmark of philosophical science fiction.

Fri, Mar 27, 2020
 
 
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Poetry
 

A profoundly affecting study of artistic awakening from Korean master Lee Chang-dong.

Sat, Mar 28, 2020
 
 
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Museum Hours
 

Jem Cohen’s quietly wondrous rumination on art and healing set amid the wintry beauty of Vienna.

Sun, Mar 29, 2020
 
 
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Three Colours: Blue
 

Juliette Binoche shines in Kieślowski’s piercing look at the search for personal freedom.

Sun, Mar 29, 2020
 
 
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Another Year
 

Triumphant humanism from the master of humanism Mike Leigh.

Sun, Mar 29, 2020
 
 
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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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Poetic, surreal, and intensely personal reflections on childhood, history, and relationships.

Aug 28—Sep 5, 2019
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Programmers’ Notebook: In Case You Missed It
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Programmers’ Notebook: In Case You Missed It
 

A look back at the under-the-radar gems you may have missed the first time around.

Nov 22—Nov 27, 2019
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