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It is a uniquely difficult time as we all adjust to a new way of life and take the measures necessary to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. While our spaces are dark, BAM remains active and committed to connecting artists and audiences as we meet this unprecedented challenge together.

We’re diving into the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive to bring you performances, events, and interviews from our vibrant history held in the BAM Hamm Archives; offering new films as a virtual theatrical experience; elevating work by current artists who must now find new ways to connect with audiences; and creating new unique content. We’ll also share these highlights on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and via email.

We hope that these offerings are a source of inspiration today—and a promise of the incredible work yet to come.

 

ONGOING PROGRAMMING
L'Innocente
FILM SERIES
BAM and Film Movement Present
Now Playing
 
BAM and Film Movement Present
Now Playing
 
BAM partners with Film Movement to bring critically acclaimed films from around the world directly to your home, sharing gems of independent cinema, beloved classics, and more as a virtual theatrical experience.
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The Whistlers
FILM SERIES
BAM and Magnolia Pictures Present
Now Playing
 
BAM and Magnolia Pictures Present
Now Playing
 
In this exciting new collaboration with independent film distributor Magnolia Pictures, BAM presents two new release films for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.
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Leadership support for off-site programs provided by:
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

Major support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation

Leadership support for BAM Film programs provided by The Thompson Family Foundation Leadership

Leadership support for BAM Hamm Archives provided by Charles J. & Irene F. Hamm

Leadership support for the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive provided by the Leon Levy Foundation

ON SOLITUDE
 
 

This week’s digital offerings explore the theme of solitude through films, talks, and performances that embrace the complexity of aloneness. From stories of sexual awakening to discussions of pop culture, they provide a point of reflection for our present moment and illuminate the strength and self-discovery that often accompany solitude.

Recorder
Film
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Thu, Apr 9, 2020
 
Film
 
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Thu, Apr 9, 2020

Director Matt Wolf is joined in conversation with BAM’s Ashley Clark following a screening of his 2019 documentary Recorder, a moving and revelatory portrait of unconventional archivist Marion Stokes

+ Q&A with filmmaker Matt Wolf

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The Hottest August
Film
The Hottest August
Apr 3—Apr 9, 2020
 
Film
 
The Hottest August
Apr 3—Apr 9, 2020

BAM and Grasshopper Film present a virtual theatrical engagement of Brett Story’s BAMcinemaFest hit, a funny and thoughtful study of New Yorkers—alone and together—that’s extra poignant in our current moment.

+ Q&A with Brett Story on 4/5, 3:40pm

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Zombi Child
Film
BAM and Caribbean Film Series present Zombi Child
Apr 3—Apr 9, 2020
 
BAM and Caribbean Film Series present Zombi Child
Apr 3—Apr 9, 2020
 

A beguiling and unpredictable portrait of loneliness, friendship, and folklore by French maverick Bertrand Bonello, presented in partnership with Caribbean Film Series and Film Movement.

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Film Programmers' Notebook: On Solitude
Film
Vitalina Varela
Mar 31—Apr 9, 2020
 
Vitalina Varela
Mar 31—Apr 9, 2020
 

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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Arundhati Roy
ARCHIVES
Arundhati Roy
 
Arundhati Roy
 
The Booker Prize-winning author speaks with playwright Eve Ensler about The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, a series of intersecting narratives about isolation, solidarity, and hope across the Indian subcontinent.
+ In partnership with Greenlight Bookstore and the Onassis Cultural Center New York
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Green and Green live cinema
ARCHIVES
Brent Green and Sam Green
 
Brent Green and Sam Green
 
This collaborative performance brings together cinema with live musical accompaniment and narration—including an archival audio recording from Louis Armstrong’s collection that captures the solitude at the end of the party.
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Man To Man
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Man to Man
 
Man to Man
 
A woman must suppress her own identity in order to survive in this poetic play from Next Wave 2017, starring Margaret Ann Bain..
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On Solitude
VISUAL ART
On Solitude
 
On Solitude
 
A selection of works from BAM’s visual art collection, including pieces by Carrie Mae Weems, David Byrne, and Louise Lawler, ruminating on varied and circuitous responses to solitude. Photo: East ender by Sam Moyer, courtesy of the artist.
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Valeria Luiselli
ARCHIVES
Eat, Drink & Be Literary: Valeria Luiselli
 
Eat, Drink & Be Literary: Valeria Luiselli
 
Luiselli read from her powerful essay Tell Me How It Ends, an exploration of the coldness and isolation of the legal process underlying the child migrant crisis.
+ In partnership with the National Book Foundation
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Coming Out and Coming Of Age
ARCHIVES
Coming Out and Of Age
 
Coming Out and Of Age
 
A transcript of authors Nicole Dennis-Benn, Casey Gerald, T Kira Madden, and Alexander Chee as they explore and complicate the construct of coming out and coming-of-age narratives.
+ Presented at the Brooklyn Book Festival
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Morgan Parker
ARCHIVES
Unbound: Morgan Parker
 
Unbound: Morgan Parker
 
Parker launched her collection There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé with a discussion of 21st-century black American womanhood, politics, loneliness, art, and pop culture, captured here in an audio recording.
+ In partnership with Greenlight Bookstore
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Non Solus
ARCHIVES
A Closer Look: Non Solus (Not Alone)
 
A Closer Look: Non Solus (Not Alone)
 
Choreographer Bence Vági, whose mission is to revive the tradition of the great circuses of Europe, narrates a short video describing the unique relationship between dance and circus in Non Solus, an abstract work presented by his company, Recirquel Company, Budapest, at BAM in 2019.
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BAM Leon Levy Digital Archives
HISTORY
Welcome to the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive
 
Welcome to the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive
 
A curated collection of highlights from BAM’s history, including Next Wave shows, DanceAfrica performances, and Artist Talks.
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Support BAM
 
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COMMUNITY RESOURCES
 
 

Steven McIntosh, BAM’s director of education and family programming, highlights some of his favorite interactive arts activities for kids and families, featuring artists and educators from around the world. Check out Steven’s full list of recommendations at BAM.org/blog.

RESOURCE 
En Casa Con Sonia  
 

Musician Sonia De Los Santos presents singalongs and stories in these living room concerts featuring Latin music for kids ages 3—5.

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RESOURCE 
Make a Paper Pyramid 
 

Joanie Lemercier, a French digital artist and climate activist based in Belgium, offers a creative workshop on how to build paper pyramids.

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RESOURCE 
Color Push 
 

Create and capture digital art with Teknopolis artist Zach Lieberman’s newest online interactive project.

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RESOURCE 
And So Say All of Us 
 

This dance chain letter by 52 seminal international choreographers is a tribute to former BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo and a vision of dance filling everyday spaces in New York City and beyond.

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