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Shorts Program 3: Symbiosis

Jun 23—Jun 29, 2021


Tickets: $10; $7.50; $5
All-access pass: $30; $22.50; $15
BAM Members: Levels 1-3 get 50% off highest suggested price with discount code; free for Level 4 and above.

Films available to stream in the US only

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Wednesday June 23, 2021
Performances no longer available.
Part of Film series BAMcinemaFest 2021

These sites of resilience, camaraderie, and care offer a soft landing for contemplation and interdependence.

Post-screening Q&A with Luna X Moya (director, What The Pier Gave Us), Lydia Cornett (director, Bug Farm), Zac Manuel (director, The Cut), Aisha Amin (director, Choir), Cai Thomas (director, Queenie).

This event includes closed captioning.

Tickets for BAMcinemaFest 2021 are pay what you wish. Please note: The viewing experience is the same at each price level; select the amount that makes the most sense for you.

All BAMcinemaFest films are available until Tuesday, June 29th at 11:59pm. Please ensure you have time to complete your film viewing.

Bug Farm

Dir. Lydia Cornett | 2020, 14min


Four women in Central Florida bond over crickets, superworms, and cockroaches on an insect farm in the small town of LaBelle.

What the Pier Gave Us

Dir. Luna X Moya | 2021, 6min


Many immigrants spend their evenings fishing on an undisclosed pier in New York City. In What the Pier Gave Us, a Mexican fisherman’s ordinary day becomes a metaphor for the brutal beauty of the immigration experience in the US.


Dir. Cai Thomas | 2020, 20min


Queenie, a 73-year-young Black lesbian and resident of Marcy Houses, navigates applying for Stonewall House, NYC's first LGBT elder affordable housing.

The Cut

Dir. Zac Manuel | 2021, 7min


The rituals of a Black barbershop in New Orleans are transformed in 2020.


Dir. Aisha Amin | 2021, 10min


Three days a week, a group of 40 young adults travel from various schools in different neighborhoods in New York City and pile into a two-floor townhouse in Downtown Brooklyn, where they spend hours refining their vocal skills, preparing for large performances, and recording albums. Somewhere along the way, they gain a sense of confidence, learn how to express themselves, and make lifelong friendships.

Choir is made in collaboration with the Jacob Burns Film Center's Creative Culture Program.


Season Sponsor:

Bloomberg Philanthropies


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Support for the signature artist series provided by Howard Gilman Foundation


Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Leadership support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation and The Thompson Family Foundation

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