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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

 
 
Wattstax
Film Series
Say It Loud: Cinema in the Age of Black Power, 1966—1981
Aug 17—Aug 30, 2018
 
Say It Loud: Cinema in the Age of Black Power, 1966—1981
Aug 17—Aug 30, 2018
 

From bracing documents of Black Panthers in action to the social portraits of the LA Rebellion, these raw, revolutionary, powerfully relevant films are records of a struggle that continues to this day.

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Sweet Sweetback
Film
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song
Aug 31—Sep 6, 2018
 
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song
Aug 31—Sep 6, 2018
 

Melvin Van Peebles’ DIY landmark combines X-rated spectacle, New Wave experimentation, and stick-it-to-the-man politics for what Huey P. Newton called “the first truly revolutionary Black film.”

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New Voices In Black Cinema BURN IN
Film
I Am Not a Witch
Sep 7—Sep 13, 2018
 
I Am Not a Witch
Sep 7—Sep 13, 2018
 

A girl embarks on a surreal odyssey when she is accused of being a witch in this darkly comic fable set in contemporary Zambia.

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Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Film
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Sep 14—Sep 20, 2018
 
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Sep 14—Sep 20, 2018
 

The striking, sensorily-rich debut from director RaMell Ross is at once intimate and expansive, poignant and profound, a vision of African-American life in the heart of Alabama’s Black Belt.

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Lime Kiln Club Field Day
Film
Lime Kiln Club Field Day + Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
 
Lime Kiln Club Field Day + Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
 

Two capsules of black artistry, made over 100 years apart: Filmmaker RaMell Ross will introduce his documentary feature, screening alongside a rare 1913 rom-com with all-black cast.

+ Intro by RaMell Ross (director, Hale County This Morning)
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An American in Paris
Film
An American in Paris—The Musical
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
 
An American in Paris—The Musical
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
 

The breathtakingly beautiful, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about art, friendship, and love in the aftermath of war is broadcast from London’s West End to BAM Rose Cinemas.

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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
 
 
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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
 
 
A Season In France
Film Series
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: Modern Griot
 

A tribute to the Chadian auteur, one of Africa’s greatest contemporary filmmakers.

Apr 20—Apr 25, 2018
FILM SERIES
 
 
Jinn
Film Series
New Voices in Black Cinema
 

The best new films exploring the black experience in America and around the world.

Apr 26—Apr 29, 2018
 
 
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
 
 
En El Septimo Dia
Film Series
Reel Impact
 

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

Tue, May 1, 2018
FILM SERIES
 
 
Grace Jones
Film
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
 

An electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of the pop culture mega-icon.

Apr 13—May 20, 2018
 
 
Invisible Cities
Film
Invisible Cities
 

The celebrated opera is captured on screen + post-screening discussion with the directors and Joe Melillo.

Tue, Apr 24, 2018
 
 
Sold Out
 
He Got Game
Film
He Got Game: 20th Anniversary Screening
 

A special 20th anniversary screening of Spike Lee’s modern American classic.

Mon, Apr 30, 2018
SPECIAL SCREENING
 
 
Sold Out
 
Girl Friends Again
Film Series
A Different Picture: Women Filmmakers in the New Hollywood Era, 1967—1980
 

BAMcinématek pays tribute to a generation of trailblazing women filmmakers.

May 2—May 20, 2018
FILM SERIES
 
 
Another Year
Film Series
2 by Lesley Manville
 

Two of the Phantom Thread star’s most indelible performances in masterworks by Mike Leigh.

May 7—May 21, 2018
 
 
Opus Jazz
Film
NY Export: Opus Jazz
 

Jerome Robbins’ now-famous ballet in sneakers is returned to the streets of New York.

Tue, May 8, 2018
 
 
Green White Green
Film Series
FilmAfrica 2018
 

The best new narrative, documentary, and short films from across Africa and the diaspora.

May 24—May 28, 2018
 
 
One Sings The Other No
Film
One Sings, the Other Doesn’t
 

Agnés Varda’s enchanting ode to female friendship and empowerment.

Jun 1—Jun 20, 2018
 
 
kafou
Film
Caribbean Film Series: Kafou + Tezen
 

An audacious blend of buddy comedy and neo-noir set in Haiti’s criminal underbelly.

Tue, Jun 5, 2018
 
 
En el Septimo Dia
Film
En el Séptimo Día
 

Director Jim McKay’s affecting look at life in Brooklyn as an undocumented Mexican immigrant.

Jun 8—Jun 14, 2018
 
 
Ferris Bueller
Film Series
BAMcinématek and The Racial Imaginary Institute: On Whiteness
 

An exploration of how whiteness has been constructed, ignored, and challenged onscreen.

Jul 11—Jul 19, 2018
 
 
BAMcinemaFest 2018
Programs
BAMcinemaFest 2018
 

“New York’s premier festival for gems of American indie cinema” (MUBI) celebrates its tenth year.

Jun 14—Jun 25, 2017
 
 
Salome
Film Series
Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers
 

Discover the daring, innovative work of the very first women filmmakers.

Jul 20—Jul 26, 2018
 
 
Akira
Film Series
Animation Block Party
 

The East Coast’s premier animation showcase returns for its 15th annual edition.

Jul 27—Jul 29, 2018
 
 
Rock Rubber 45s
Film
Rock Rubber 45s
 

Bobbito García chronicles his youth and influence on basketball, sneaker culture, and hip-hop.

Wed, Aug 1, 2018
 
 
Ganja And Hess
Film
Ganja & Hess
 

Sex, religion, and vampirism collide in Bill Gunn’s visionary avant-horror masterpiece.

Aug 3—Aug 9, 2018
 
 
BEYOND THE CANON
Film Series
Beyond the Canon
 

This monthly series challenges the white, male bias of the traditional auteurist canon.

Sat, Aug 4, 2018
FILM SERIES
 
 
Personal Problems
Film
Personal Problems
 

Bill Gunn’s watershed of American independent filmmaking in an essential new restoration.

Aug 4—Aug 9, 2018
 
 
Crime And Punishment
Film
Crime + Punishment
 

A galvanizing exposé of racism, corruption, and intimidation within the NYPD.

Tue, Aug 7, 2018
 
 
Close up
Film Series
Screen Epiphanies
 

Artists and cultural figures present the films that inspired their passion for cinema.

Wed, Aug 8, 2018
FILM SERIES
 
 
Outer Limits
Film
Outer Limits: Nightmare & Personal Problems (early version)
 

A previously unseen draft of Bill Gunn’s “meta-soap opera” and a TV performance by Gunn.

Tue, Aug 7, 2018
 
 
Chisholm Hire
Film Series
Women at Work: Radical Creativity
 

A tribute to visionary women who have refused to be second-guessed or silenced.

Aug 10—Aug 16, 2018