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BAMcinématek

 
 
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2018
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
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"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.


Major Sponsor of BAMcinematek:

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

 
 
A Season In France
Film Series
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: Modern Griot
Apr 20—Apr 25, 2018
 
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: Modern Griot
Apr 20—Apr 25, 2018
FILM SERIES
 

One of our greatest contemporary filmmakers, the Chadian auteur has created a cinema of profound subtlety and human understanding that offers penetrating insight into the state of contemporary Africa.

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Jinn
Film Series
New Voices in Black Cinema
Apr 26—Apr 29, 2018
 
New Voices in Black Cinema
Apr 26—Apr 29, 2018
 

Now in its eighth year, this annual showcase returns with the best recent films examining the black experience in America and around the world—urgent, eye-opening, and innovative stories that demand to be told.

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En El Septimo Dia
Film Series
Reel Impact
Tue, May 1, 2018
 
Reel Impact
Tue, May 1, 2018
FILM SERIES
 

BAM and Amazon Studios present a new series that puts film at the intersection of dialogue and action.

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Grace Jones
Film
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
Apr 13—May 3, 2018
 
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
Apr 13—May 3, 2018
 

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage while brimming with Jones’ bold aesthetic.

+ April 13 at 7pm: pre-screening Q&A with filmmaker Sophie Fiennes
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Beyond the canon One false move Touch of evil
Film Series
Beyond the Canon
Apr 21—May 19, 2018
 
Beyond the Canon
Apr 21—May 19, 2018
FILM SERIES
 

This monthly program challenges the cinema canon by presenting one iconic, highly regarded classic alongside a thematically or stylistically related—and equally brilliant—film traditionally excluded from that discussion.

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Invisible Cities
Film
Invisible Cities
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
 
Invisible Cities
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
 

Acclaimed opera director and MacArthur fellow Yuval Sharon captures an innovative staging of Christopher Cerrone’s widely acclaimed opera.

+ Q&A with Christopher Cerrone and Yuval Sharon, moderated by Joe Melillo (Executive Producer, BAM).
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He Got Game
Film
He Got Game: 20th Anniversary Screening
Mon, Apr 30, 2018
 
He Got Game: 20th Anniversary Screening
Mon, Apr 30, 2018
SPECIAL SCREENING
 

A special 20th anniversary screening of Spike Lee’s modern American classic starring Denzel Washington, Ray Allen, and Rosario Dawson.

+ Director Spike Lee will introduce both screenings. 7pm screening is SOLD OUT.
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Girl Friends Again
FILM SERIES
A Different Picture: Women Filmmakers in the New Hollywood Era
May 2—May 20, 2018
 
A Different Picture: Women Filmmakers in the New Hollywood Era
May 2—May 20, 2018
 
BAMcinématek pays tribute to the true revolutionaries of the celebrated New Hollywood era: the trailblazing women filmmakers who defied historic inequity to bring their stories to the screen.
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Another Year
Film Series
2 by Lesley Manville
May 7—May 21, 2018
 
2 by Lesley Manville
May 7—May 21, 2018
 

We revisit two indelible performances by the brilliant English actress (recently Oscar-nominated for her performance in Phantom Thread) forged in partnership with the great Mike Leigh.

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Opus Jazz
Film
NY Export: Opus Jazz
Tue, May 8, 2018
 
NY Export: Opus Jazz
Tue, May 8, 2018
 

Jerome Robbins’ now-famous ballet in sneakers, telling the story of urban youth through a contemporary blend of movement styles, is returned to the streets of New York.

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screen epiphanies Imitation Of Life
Film Series
Screen Epiphanies
Wed, May 23, 2018
 
Screen Epiphanies
Wed, May 23, 2018
FILM SERIES
 

We welcome prominent artistic or cultural figures to present the films that inspired their passion for cinema.

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PAST EVENTS
Human flow
Film
Human Flow
 

Ai Weiwei’s powerful visual expression of the massive migration of 65 million people worldwide.

Wed, Jan 3, 2018
SNEAK PEEK
 
 
Sold Out
 
The opera house
Film
The Opera House
 

Filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a remarkable period in the rich history of the Met Opera.

Wed, Jan 17, 2018
SNEAK PEEK
 
 
Meteorman
Film Series
Fight the Power: Black Superheroes on Film
 

BAMcinématek presents an alternative cinematic history of black screen heroes.

Feb 2—Feb 18, 2018
FILM SERIES
 
 
School daze
Film
School Daze: 30th Anniversary Screening
 

Spike Lee’s portrait of an all-black college is an audacious mix of comedy and commentary.

Sun, Feb 11, 2018
SPECIAL SCREENING
 
 
Sold Out
 
Bringing up baby
Film
Valentine’s Day: Bringing Up Baby
 

A paleontologist, a socialite, and a domesticated cheetah collide in this screwball classic.

Wed, Feb 14, 2018
VALENTINE'S DAY
 
 
Love jones
Film
Valentine’s Day: Love Jones
 

Nia Long stars in this dramatic love story set in Chicago’s sexy poetry and jazz scene.

Wed, Feb 14, 2018
VALENTINE'S DAY
 
 
Mother of george
Film Series
Oscilloscope at 10
 

BAMcinématek celebrates the tastemaking Brooklyn distributor's first decade.

Feb 19—Feb 22, 2018
FILM SERIES
 
 
Union maids
Film Series
Women at Work: Labor Activism
 

The hidden histories of how courageous women shaped the labor movement.

Mar 2—Mar 8, 2018
FILM SERIES
 
 
charcoal
Film Series
Creatively Speaking Presents
 

This series offers a selection of films, all made by women of color, that cover a range of contemporary topics.

Mar 14—Mar 15, 2018
FILM SERIES
 
 
Zoot suit
Film Series
¡Sí Se Puede! Pioneers of Chicano Cinema
 

Discover the path-breaking Chicano filmmakers who gave voice to a vibrant community.

Mar 16—Mar 22, 2018
FILM SERIES
 
 
You Were Never Here 6
Film Series
Tough Love: Cinema by Lynne Ramsay
 

A career survey of Scottish auteur Lynne Ramsay, one of the world’s foremost image-makers.

Apr 2—Apr 5, 2018
FILM SERIES
 
 
The Mouth Of The Wolf
Film
In the Mouth of the Wolf
 

Robert Morgan’s rarely screened 1963 film captures the Golden Age of opera.

Sat, Apr 7, 2018
SPECIAL SCREENING
 
 
Bad Lucky Goat
Film
Caribbean Film Series: Bad Lucky Goat
 

A comedy set in the Colombian Caribbean and a portrait of class conflict at a Jamaican resort.

Tue, Apr 10, 2018