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Jan 1—Dec 31, 2019
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
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Gloria Bell
Film
Gloria Bell
Now Playing
 
Gloria Bell
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Julianne Moore is a free-spirited divorcée in Academy Award-winning director Sebastián Lelio’s (A Fantastic Woman, Disobedience) new romantic comedy.

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A Separation
Film Series
BAM and Triple Canopy: On Resentment
Mar 20—Mar 28, 2019
 
BAM and Triple Canopy: On Resentment
Mar 20—Mar 28, 2019
FILM SERIES
 

Spotlighting daring works that wrestle with issues of class, race, gender, sexuality, and land, this series explores the ways in which cinema has served as a potent vehicle for expressing resentment.

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US
Film
Us
Now Playing
 
Us
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Oscar-winning writer-director Jordan Peele continues to elevate the art of socially conscious horror with his much-anticipated follow-up to Get Out, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, and Winston Duke.

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35 Shots Of Rum
FILM SERIES
Strange Desire: The Films of Claire Denis
Mar 29—Apr 9, 2019
 
Strange Desire: The Films of Claire Denis
Mar 29—Apr 9, 2019
 
BAM proudly presents the largest US retrospective ever of the singular cinematic mood-maker, whose films speak as much through words as they do through movement, rhythm, and texture.
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Diane
Film
Diane
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
 
Diane
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
NEW RELEASE
 

Mary Kay Place gives an extraordinary, fearless performance of a woman rifling through the wreckage of her life in search of redemption in Kent Jones’ narrative debut.

+ Fri, Mar 29 at 7pm: Q&A with filmmaker Kent Jones moderated by Paul Dano
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The fIts + hanging picnic rock
Film Series
Beyond the Canon
Feb 16—Apr 28, 2019
 
Beyond the Canon
Feb 16—Apr 28, 2019
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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High Life
Film
High Life
Wed, Apr 3, 2019
 
High Life
Wed, Apr 3, 2019
SNEAK PEEK
 
 
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Claire Denis launches Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche into the farthest reaches of outer space for her dazzling English language debut, a shocking and mysterious exploration of the cosmic and corporeal.

+ Post-screening Q&A with Claire Denis
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Daisies
Film Series
The Anarchic Cinema of Věra Chytilová
Apr 10—Apr 18, 2019
 
The Anarchic Cinema of Věra Chytilová
Apr 10—Apr 18, 2019
FILM SERIES
 

BAM presents a career-spanning tribute to the Czech New Wave legend, whose stylistically freewheeling, anti-patriarchal films, including the anarcho-feminist blitzkrieg Daisies, are open calls to rebellion.

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If the Dancer Dances
Film
If the Dancer Dances
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
 
If the Dancer Dances
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
 

If the Dancer Dances invites viewers into the intimate world of the dance studio as choreographer Stephen Petronio and his company breathe new life into an iconic work by the legendary Merce Cunningham.

+ Post-screening panel discussion
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Rafiki
Film
Rafiki
Apr 19—Apr 25, 2019
 
Rafiki
Apr 19—Apr 25, 2019
 

Two fearlessly individualistic young women must fight to protect their love in the face of societal prejudice in this bold, empowering Kenyan coming-of-age saga.

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Queen of Diamonds
Film
Queen of Diamonds
Apr 26—May 2, 2019
 
Queen of Diamonds
Apr 26—May 2, 2019
 

One of the most jarringly original independent films of the 1990s, Nina Menkes’ hallucinatory study of female alienation on the margins of Las Vegas reemerges in a gorgeous new restoration. Restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.

+ Apr 26 & 27: Post-screening Q&A with director Nina Menkes
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Waiting To Exhale
Film Series
Black 90s: A Turning Point in American Cinema
May 3—May 22, 2019
 
Black 90s: A Turning Point in American Cinema
May 3—May 22, 2019
FILM SERIES
 

Revisit a transformative decade in black-authored cinema.

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PAST EVENTS
The Favourite
Film
The Favourite
 

Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz star in Yorgos Lanthimos’ darkly funny period drama.

Nov 29, 2018—Feb 14, 2019
NEW RELEASE
 
 
If Beale Street Could Talk
Film
If Beale Street Could Talk
 

Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) adapts James Baldwin’s fifth novel.

Dec 19, 2018—Mar 13, 2019
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Vice
Film
Vice
 

Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s subversively comedic new film.

Dec 25, 2018—Feb 7, 2019
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Cold War
Film
Cold War
 

A sumptuous, jazz-cool romance from the Oscar-winning director of Ida.

Jan 4—Mar 7, 2019
NEW RELEASE
 
 
dolores
Film
Dolores
 

A powerful new film about one of the most important, yet least known, activists in US history.

Mon, Jan 21, 2019
 
 
Free
Horror Noire + Tales from the Hood
Film
Horror Noire + Tales from the Hood
 

A secret history of African-Americans in horror cinema plus a landmark cult classic.

Mon, Feb 4, 2019
 
 
Tongues Untied
Film Series
Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs
 

A complete retrospective of this fearless artist who gave cinematic voice to gay black men.

Feb 6—Feb 14, 2019
FILM SERIES
 
 
Bao
Film
2019 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
 

A showcase of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Animated Short Film.

Feb 8—Mar 13, 2019
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Marguerite
Film
2019 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
 

A showcase of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Live Action Short Film.

Feb 8—Mar 13, 2019
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Film Series
Programmers’ Notebook: On Love
 

A wide-ranging look at this most fundamental yet complex of emotions in all its forms.

Feb 14—Feb 21, 2019
FILM SERIES
 
 
Never Look Away
Film
Never Look Away
 

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) directs this suspense-packed drama.

Feb 15—Feb 24, 2019
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Dawn of the Dead
Film Series
Living with the Dead: The Films of George A. Romero
 

All-American nightmares from the father of politically charged horror.

Feb 22—Mar 3, 2019
FILM SERIES
 
 
Au Hazard Balthasar
Film Series
Screen Epiphanies
 

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

Feb 26—Mar 5, 2019
FILM SERIES
 
 
Fabulous Nicholas Brothers
Film
The Fabulous Nicholas Brothers presented by Bruce Goldstein
 

Bruce Goldstein presents rare footage of this dynamic performing duo.

Wed, Mar 6, 2019
 
 
Babylon
Film
Babylon
 

Franco Rosso’s incendiary 1980 film about a young dancehall DJ in South London.

Mar 7—Mar 21, 2019
US PREMIERE
 
 
Transit
Film
Transit
 

A German refugee steals the identity of a dead writer and falls in love with his wife.

Mar 8—Mar 21, 2019
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Apollo 11
Film
Apollo 11
 

A cinematic event that takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission.

Mar 8—Mar 21, 2019
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Black Mother
Film Series
Caribbean Film Series: A 5th Anniversary Festival
 

Celebrating the richness, uniqueness, and viability of Caribbean cinema.

Mar 14—Mar 17, 2019
FILM SERIES
 
 
The Bureau of Creative Works: NYC Shorts
Film
The Bureau of Creative Works: NYC Shorts
 

A program of short films by a diverse network of emerging NYC-based filmmakers.

Tue, Mar 19, 2019