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BAMcinématek 2016


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


"The four screening rooms nestled into a stately palace on Lafayette Avenue provide a year-round menu of new independent releases and smartly programmed series." —A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Read more about the history of BAMcinématek.

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Togetherness Sneak Preview

A sneak preview of new episodes from HBO’s acclaimed comedy-drama.

Tue, Feb 2, 2016
Film Series
Heat & Vice: The Films of Michael Mann

A retrospective showcasing the visionary auteur’s unique brand of pulp poetry and urban noir.

Feb 5—Feb 16, 2016
Men Go to Battle

This Civil War-set story of two brothers is “an instant-classic Western” (The New Yorker).

Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Sneak Preview
Valentine’s Day: Sabrina

This charming romantic comedy classic sparkles with timeless wit and sophistication.

Sun, Feb 14, 2016
Film Series
Witches’ Brew

BAMcinématek conjures spellbinding films devoted to the mythic proto-feminist icon.

Feb 16—Feb 29, 2016
Film Series
Kino Polska: New Polish Cinema

A four-day series showcasing Poland’s best new films.

Feb 25—Feb 28, 2016
Un plus une

Lelouch’s latest is a sexy, stylish throwback to the golden age of movie romance.

Tue, Mar 1, 2016
Film Series
BAMcinématek Favorites: Gallic 60s

BAMcinématek presents a pair of newly restored French masterpieces.

Mar 2—Mar 3, 2016
Film Festival
Migrating Forms

This "genre-busting festival" (The New York Times) showcases cutting-edge film and video.

Mar 4—Mar 10, 2016
A Brighter Summer Day

Edward Yang’s sweeping coming-of-age epic is one of the towering masterpieces of the 90s.

Mar 11—Mar 14, 2016
Scream, presented by Sean Rameswaram

Wes Craven’s ingenious slasher satire subverts the genre while delivering the gory goods.

Fri, Mar 11, 2016
A League of Their Own, presented by Molly Webster

This feel-good classic follows the fortunes of the first all-female baseball league.

Sat, Mar 12, 2016
The Caribbean Film Series: Art Connect

A group of “at risk” teenagers experience the power of creative intervention.

Tue, Mar 15, 2016
Film Series
From the Third Eye: Evergreen Review on Film

A series of provocative films of the 50s, 60s, and 70s championed by Evergreen Review.

Mar 16—Mar 31, 2016
Film Series
Chantal Akerman: Images Between the Images

BAMcinématek pays tribute to visionary director Chantal Akerman.

Apr 1—May 1, 2016
Louder Than Bombs

Jesse Eisenberg and Isabelle Huppert star in this drama about a family grappling with loss.

Mon, Apr 4, 2016
Sneak preview
Cartel Land

A real-life thriller about vigilantes on the Mexico-US border.

Wed, Apr 6, 2016
Member Monthly Screening
Film Series
New Voices in Black Cinema

Brooklyn's premier showcase for black cinema returns for its sixth year.

Apr 21—Apr 24, 2016
An Evening with Anna Karina

Iconic actress Anna Karina appears in conversation with a screening of A Woman Is a Woman.

Tue, May 3, 2016
Members only
Standby Ticketing Only
Film Series
Labor of Love: 100 Years of Movie Dates

This series explores the long affair between real life romance and dating as told by movies.

May 4—May 17, 2016
Black Girl

Ousmane Sembène’s landmark of African cinema is a seminal film about race and colonialism.

May 18—May 24, 2016
Newly restored
Film Series
FilmAfrica 2016

This cinematic companion to DanceAfrica celebrates the best in African film.

May 25—May 30, 2016
The Caribbean Film Series: Ayiti Mon Amour

This neorealist fairytale is a portrait of a small Haitian fishing hamlet.

Wed, Jun 1, 2016
A Brighter Summer Day

Edward Yang’s sweeping coming-of-age epic is one of the towering masterpieces of the 90s.

Thu, Jun 2, 2016
newly restored
Film Series
FAB Flicks: ’70s Black Cinema

BAMcinématek and FAB Alliance present five free outdoor screenings of concert classics.

Jun 2—Jun 30, 2016
Kamikaze ’89

Rainer Werner Fassbinder stars in this ultra-rare, art-damaged blast of cyberpunk noir.

Jun 3—Jun 9, 2016
newly restored
Film Series
Around the World in 5 Restorations

BAMcinématek showcases five cinematic gems in glistening new restorations. 

Jun 10—Jun 14, 2016
BAMcinemaFest 2016

“The city’s best independent film showcase” (The New Yorker) returns for its eighth year.

Jun 15—Jun 26, 2016
Film Series
Four More Years: An Election Special

BAMcinématek showcases the good, the bad, and the ugly of the American democratic process.

Jul 15—Aug 3, 2016
Film Series
Animation Block Party

The East Coast's premier animation festival returns for its 13th annual edition.

Jul 29—Jul 31, 2016
FKA twigs presents Soundtrack 7

FKA twigs discusses her new film, shot during the Manchester International Festival last year.

Wed, Aug 3, 2016
World premiere
Standby Ticketing
Film Series
The Films of Robert Frank

The groundbreaking films of Robert Frank reveal the complexity of everyday existence.

Aug 4—Sep 22, 2016
Film Series
Joe Dante at the Movies

The films of Joe Dante at once celebrate and skewer American pop culture.

Aug 5—Aug 24, 2016
Film Series
That’s Entertainment!: MGM Musicals Part I

BAMcinématek celebrates the most innovative musicals of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Aug 26—Sep 21, 2016
The Caribbean Film Series: Bazodee

Machel Montano makes his film debut in this Bollywood musical with a distinct Caribbean flavor.

Wed, Sep 7, 2016
Film Series
Bad Reputation: Spotlight on Kristen Stewart

BAMcinématek surveys the continually surprising career of Kristen Stewart.

Sep 23—Sep 27, 2016
Film Series
Pattinson x Cronenberg

David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson’s collaborations are bizarro portraits of modern malaise.

Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Film Series
Desperate Hours: The Films of Michael Cimino

BAMcinématek pays tribute to the late, controversial Michael Cimino.

Sep 29—Oct 6, 2016
Film Series
Nilsson Schmilsson

BAMcinématek looks back at the often wild film career of offbeat pop genius Harry Nilsson.

Oct 7—Oct 9, 2016
Film Series
Peter Brook: Behind the Camera

BAMcinématek surveys the adventurous, iconoclastic films of Peter Brook.

Oct 10—Oct 20, 2016
The Caribbean Film Series: Cows Wearing Glasses

An eccentric painted loses his eyesight and must take stock of his life.

Wed, Oct 19, 2016
The Terrorizers

Fate and a crime connect seemingly disparate people in this mesmerizing thriller.   

Oct 21—Oct 27, 2016
newly restored
Film Series
13 Cats

Spend your Halloween with some of cinema’s freakiest felines.

Oct 21—Nov 3, 2016
Film Series
Gianfranco Rosi

BAMcinématek surveys the career of globetrotting documentarian Gianfranco Rosi.

Oct 28—Nov 3, 2016
FAB Fulton Halloween Fun Fest

A pair of classic Halloween films screen for free at Putnam Triangle Plaza.

Sun, Oct 30, 2016
Film Series
Bresson on Cinema

This series illuminates the work of cinema’s radical, divinely inspired ascetic.

Nov 4—Nov 15, 2016

Ava DuVernay’s new documentary about mass incarceration, followed by a panel discussion.

Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Standby Ticketing
An Evening with Su Friedrich

Su Friedrich presents I Cannot Tell You How I Feel and The Ties That Bind.

Thu, Nov 17, 2016
us premiere
Film Series
That’s Entertainment!: MGM Musicals Part II

BAMcinématek celebrates the most innovative musicals of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Nov 18—Dec 8, 2016
Sneak Peak: Neruda

Gael García Bernal stars in this kinetic cat-and-mouse tale about Pablo Neruda.

Wed, Nov 30, 2016
The Caribbean Film Series: Pressure

Horace Ové’s Pressure was the first dramatic feature film by a black director in Great Britain.

Mon, Dec 5, 2016
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro

Raoul Peck’s documentary envisions the final novel James Baldwin never finished.

Feb 10—Mar 23, 2017
195 Lewis
195 Lewis

Chanelle Aponte Pearson's honest exploration of gender dynamics and identity.

Wed, Dec 14, 2016
Standby Ticketing