Programs

Happening Now
Purpose and Passion: The Cinema of John Singleton
Programs
Film
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2019
 
Film
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2019
 

Presenting classic films, premieres, festivals, and retrospectives, with appearances by filmmakers, actors, and critics.

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Senior Cinema
Programs
Senior Cinema 2019
Jan 18—Dec 20, 2019
 
Senior Cinema 2019
Jan 18—Dec 20, 2019
 

In this monthly repertory film series at BAM Rose Cinemas, Senior Cinema offers free admission to moviegoers 65 years and older, with complimentary popcorn and soda.

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ON-SALE
Next Wave 2019
Programs
Next Wave 2019
Oct 15—Dec 14, 2019
 
Next Wave 2019
Oct 15—Dec 14, 2019
 
Next Wave 2019 is a season of all new experiences and all new artists to BAM.
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Porgy and Bess
Programs
The Met: Live in HD 2019—20
Oct 12, 2019—May 9, 2020
 
The Met: Live in HD 2019—20
Oct 12, 2019—May 9, 2020
 

The Metropolitan Opera’s pioneering series of live transmissions returns to BAM Rose Cinemas for its 14th season with new productions and celebrated favorites.

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All About Eve
Programs
National Theatre Live 2019
Feb 23—Oct 19, 2019
 
National Theatre Live 2019
Feb 23—Oct 19, 2019
 

Performances from London’s National Theatre come to BAM Rose Cinemas in high definition.

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Unbound
Programs
Unbound
 
Unbound
 

BAM partners with Greenlight Bookstore to celebrate new books and their authors, creating a dynamic space for audiences to engage with critical questions facing our society.

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COMING SOON
Get Up Stand Up
Ages 3—11
BAMkids Movie Matinee and Concert Series
Oct 20—Dec 7, 2019
 
BAMkids Movie Matinee and Concert Series
Oct 20—Dec 7, 2019
 

BAMkids inspires young audiences with a delightful and diverse lineup of concerts, workshops, movie matinees, and live performances for kids ages 2—11.

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Past Programs
Dance
Bolshoi in HD
 
Bolshoi in HD
 

Bolshoi in HD presents screenings of world renowned ballets with additional behind-the-scenes content and backstage interviews.

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Kevin Spacey in Richard III
Past Programs
The Bridge Project
Jan 3, 2009—Mar 4, 2012
 
The Bridge Project
Jan 3, 2009—Mar 4, 2012
 

The Bridge Project, a three-year transatlantic partnership between BAM, The Old Vic , and Neal Street, staged five stellar international productions.

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Music
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Apr 25—Apr 27, 2013
 
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Apr 25—Apr 27, 2013
 
The Roots, Solange, and TV on the Radio headline this year’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, the genre-spanning festival featuring music, short films with original scores, and a late-night dance party.
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Programs
Cuban Culture Festival New York
Mar 4—Mar 31, 2015
 
Cuban Culture Festival New York
Mar 4—Mar 31, 2015
 

BAM is proud to be a part of Cuban Culture Festival New York, an exciting multidisciplinary initiative in celebration of American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba’s 15th anniversary and its efforts to promote arts exchange between the US and Cuba.

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Programs
Get It Out There
 
Get It Out There
 

A comedy showcase that allows comics to experiment recklessly with humor while causing only minimal harm to themselves and others.

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Programs
Nonesuch Records at BAM
Sep 9—Sep 28, 2014
 
Nonesuch Records at BAM
Sep 9—Sep 28, 2014
 

 With a shared dedication to connecting artists across genres, BAM and Nonesuch have cultivated the work of many performers in this landmark festival that celebrates the influential label's 50 years.

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Programs
On Truth (and Lies)
Sep 23, 2011—Mar 6, 2015
 
On Truth (and Lies)
Sep 23, 2011—Mar 6, 2015
 

What is the truth? Simon Critchley presents a new conversation series that encourages audiences to abandon their convictions at the door and explore the ambiguity of reality.

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Programs
Pride Month at BAM
Jun 13—Jun 30, 2013
 
Pride Month at BAM
Jun 13—Jun 30, 2013
 

Pride gets a Brooklyn edge this June with a multi-arts party; free comedy; two New York premiere films; and a special Anna Nicole Smith parade float.

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Past Programs
¡Sí Cuba! Festival
Mar—Jun, 2011
 
¡Sí Cuba! Festival
Mar—Jun, 2011
 
¡Sí Cuba! celebrated the rich artistic vitality of Cuba through films, concerts, discussions, and more. In 2011, 14 New York institutions, led by BAM, convened for a festival showcasing the diversity of Cuban culture from the traditional to the modern.
 
Programs
Shakespeare on Screen
Jul 9—Nov 5, 2016
 
Shakespeare on Screen
Jul 9—Nov 5, 2016
 

The Bard’s most beloved plays come to BAM Rose Cinemas with HD films of live productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Julie Taymor, The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

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Radiolovefest
Programs
RadioLoveFest
Mar 7—Mar 10, 2018
 
RadioLoveFest
Mar 7—Mar 10, 2018
 

For the fifth year running, BAM presents a celebration of innovative radio, live on stage.

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Programs
The Met: Live in HD
 
The Met: Live in HD
 

Experience the thrill of live, high-definition transmissions of Met Opera performances.

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Think Olio Series
CLASSES | TALKS
The Great Experiment: Questioning Democracy
Feb 8—May 17, 2018
 
The Great Experiment: Questioning Democracy
Feb 8—May 17, 2018
 

BAM partners with New York pop-up lecture outfit Think Olio for a new seminar series that freshly examines the tensions inherent in our government since its founding.

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Speaking truth to power, whose street
Visual Art | Theater | Opera
Speaking Truth to Power
Oct 1—Dec 8, 2018
 
Speaking Truth to Power
Oct 1—Dec 8, 2018
 

In this series of conversations and film screenings, we trace the concept of speaking truth to power—undeniably a form of resistance—and the many challenges that face the individuals, societies, and movements that seek to employ it.

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Grace Jones
Programs
Film 2018
 
Film 2018
 

Presenting classic films, premieres, festivals, and retrospectives, with appearances by filmmakers, actors, and critics.

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ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

This annual celebration is New York City’s largest public tribute to Dr. King’s life and vision, and includes speakers, music performances, and art exhibits.

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Programs
DanceMotion USA (sm)
 
DanceMotion USA (sm)
 
A showcase of contemporary American dance abroad, DanceMotion USA (sm) serves as a gateway for cultural exchange. DanceMotion USA (sm) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State.
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BAMkids Film Festival 2019
Film Series
BAMkids Film Festival 2019
Feb 2—Feb 3, 2019
 
BAMkids Film Festival 2019
Feb 2—Feb 3, 2019
AGES 3—11
 

Brooklyn’s favorite children’s film festival returns for its 21st year, presenting the best shorts and features from around the world—representing 27 countries in total.

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Teknopolis
Visual Art
Teknopolis 2019
Feb 23—Mar 10, 2019
 
Teknopolis 2019
Feb 23—Mar 10, 2019
 

Unleash your creative mind across four floors of groundbreaking multi-sensory installations, designed by today’s leading digital artists.

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Eat, Drink, & Be Literary
Programs
Eat, Drink & Be Literary
 
Eat, Drink & Be Literary
 

A unique series for sophisticated writers and readers, Eat, Drink & Be Literary brings major contemporary authors to BAMcafé for intimate readings and engaging discussions.

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BAM Travel 2019
Travel
BAMtravel 2019 Tour: Paris
Apr 26—May 1, 2019
 
BAMtravel 2019 Tour: Paris
Apr 26—May 1, 2019
 

Join BAM on an arts-themed tour of the City of Lights, including a private tour of the legendary Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord and performances at the city's most vibrant cultural spaces.

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GALAS & EVENTS
BAM Gala 2019
Wed, May 15, 2019
 
BAM Gala 2019
Wed, May 15, 2019
 
Celebrate with artists, patrons, and supporters at BAM’s annual gala honoring Ethan Hawke, Walter Mosley, and others.
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About Our Programs
DanceAfrica
 
DanceAfrica
 

DanceAfrica is a vibrant annual celebration of African and African-American dance, music, and culture, featuring performances, master classes, a film series, a dance party, and the one-and-only DanceAfrica bazaar.

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BAMCinemaFest 2019
Program
BAMcinemaFest 2019
Jun 12—23, 2019
 
BAMcinemaFest 2019
Jun 12—23, 2019
 
“The city’s best independent film showcase” (The New Yorker) celebrates its eleventh year featuring cinema's brightest up-and-coming talents, filmmaker Q&As, and more.
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Bamcafe Live 2019
Programs
BAMcafé Live 2019
Jan 18—Jun 15, 2019
 
BAMcafé Live 2019
Jan 18—Jun 15, 2019
 

Free live music on select Fri and Sat nights, featuring rock, jazz, R&B, world music, pop, and more from Brooklyn and beyond.

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2019 Winter Spring Season
Programs
2019 Winter/Spring Season
Jan 23—Jun 22, 2019
 
2019 Winter/Spring Season
Jan 23—Jun 22, 2019
 
The 2019 Winter/Spring Season welcomes Batsheva Dance Company, Ivo van Hove, Grupo Corpo, Les Arts Florissants, Youssou NDOUR, Bryce Dessner, and many, many more.
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Everybooty 2019
COMMUNITY
Everybooty 2019
Sat, Jun 29 at 9pm
 
Everybooty 2019
Sat, Jun 29 at 9pm
 
Join us this Pride weekend for a party with the glitteriest critters of the queer art world.
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Metrotech
Programs
R&B Festival at MetroTech 2019
Jun 6—Aug 15, 2019
 
R&B Festival at MetroTech 2019
Jun 6—Aug 15, 2019
FREE
 

Now in its 25th year, this free concert series champions the adventurous voices of R&B with performances by funk icon Roy Ayers, powerhouse singer Nona Hendryx, modern blues man Fantastic Negrito, and more.

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