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Jan 1—Dec 31, 2020
 
 

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

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

 
Bacurau
FILM
Bacurau
Now Playing
 
Bacurau
Now Playing
 
BAM's exclusive Brooklyn run of the no-holds-barred sci-fi survival thriller is now available as a virtual theatrical experience through Kino Marquee.
+ 4/1, 8pm: Q&A with directors Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles and actor Udo Kier
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L'Innocente
FILM SERIES
BAM and Film Movement Present
Now Playing
 
BAM and Film Movement Present
Now Playing
 
BAM partners with Film Movement to bring critically acclaimed films from around the world directly to your home, sharing gems of independent cinema, beloved classics, and more as a virtual theatrical experience.
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Canceled
 
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Canceled
NEW RELEASE
 

Love blooms between a young female painter and her subject, a reluctant bride-to-be, in 18th-century Brittany in Céline Sciamma’s (Girlhood, Tomboy) latest.

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Extra Ordinary
Extra Ordinary
Canceled
 
Extra Ordinary
Canceled
NEW RELEASE
 

Will Forte and Maeve Higgins star in this Irish comedy about a young woman with supernatural abilities.

+ Sun, Mar 8 at 4pm: Q&A with actress Maeve Higgins and author and film critic Thelma Adams
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First Cow
First Cow
Canceled
 
First Cow
Canceled
NEW RELEASE
 

Kelly Reichardt trains her perceptive eye on the Pacific Northwest in the early 19th century in this tale of a loner who travels west and goes into business with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune.

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The Booksellers
The Booksellers
Canceled
 
The Booksellers
Canceled
NEW RELEASE
 

An elegant and absorbing new documentary tour of New York’s rare book world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics, and dreamers of past and present.

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Canceled
 
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Canceled
 

Eliza Hittman’s (Beach Rats, It Felt Like Love) latest is an intimate portrayal of a rural Pennsylvania teen dealing with an unintended pregnancy who heads to New York City with her cousin.

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Film Programmers' Notebook: On Solitude
Film Series
Programmers’ Notebook: On Solitude
Mar 20—Mar 31, 2020
 
Programmers’ Notebook: On Solitude
Mar 20—Mar 31, 2020
FILM SERIES
 

Inspired by Vitalina Varela, the breathtaking new film from Portuguese titan Pedro Costa, we present a selection of profound, illuminating films that explore the rich experience of being alone with oneself.

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The Climb
The Climb
Canceled
 
The Climb
Canceled
NEW RELEASE
 

A new film by Michael Angelo Covino about a tumultuous but enduring relationship between two men across many years of laughter, heartbreak, and rage.

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Young Jean Lee Presents Oldboy
Film Series
Screen Epiphanies
Feb 25—Mar 30, 2020
 
Screen Epiphanies
Feb 25—Mar 30, 2020
FILM SERIES
 

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

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Our Time Machine
ReelAbilities Film Festival: Our Time Machine
Canceled
 
ReelAbilities Film Festival: Our Time Machine
Canceled
 

A new film that captures the making of Chinese artist Maleonn’s ambitious new theater project in response to learning of his father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

+ Q&A with director S. Leo Chiang, Moderated by Nicole Tsien, Co-Producer, Programming & Production at POV
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Beyond the Canon: The Man Who Envied Women + Naked
Film Series
Beyond the Canon
Feb 22—Apr 4, 2020
 
Beyond the Canon
Feb 22—Apr 4, 2020
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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Zombi Child
Caribbean Film Series: Zombi Child
Canceled
 
Caribbean Film Series: Zombi Child
Canceled
 

Bertrand Bonello’s clever twist on the zombie genre is a penetrating critique of France’s history of colonialism and slavery in Haiti.

+ Post-screening discussion with Brian Tate and Vernon Reid
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Space Is The Place: Afrofuturism on Film the Sequel
Film Series
Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism on Film, the Sequel
Apr 3—Apr 9, 2020
 
Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism on Film, the Sequel
Apr 3—Apr 9, 2020
FILM SERIES
 

BAM presents an all-new slate of thrillingly adventurous works that center the Black experience in alternate and imagined realities.

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PAST EVENTS
Knives Out
Film
Knives Out
 

A fresh, modern-day murder mystery from writer-director Rian Johnson featuring an ensemble cast.

Nov 26, 2019—Feb 20, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Bombshell
Film
Bombshell
 

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie star in this explosive story of Fox News.

Dec 19, 2019—Jan 8, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
A Hidden Life
Film
A Hidden Life
 

A historical drama based on real events from writer-director Terrence Malick (Tree of Life).

Dec 20, 2019—Jan 2, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Little Women
Film
Little Women
 

Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, and Emma Watson star in Greta Gerwig’s take on a classic.

Dec 25, 2019—Feb 13, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Clemency
Film
Clemency
 

Alfre Woodard gives a devastating performance as a prison warden carrying out executions.

Jan 3—Jan 9, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
1917
Film
1917
 

Sam Mendes directs this Best Picture Oscar nominee about two young British soldiers at the height of the First World War.

Jan 9—Feb 6, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Just Mercy
Film
Just Mercy
 

The tale of Walter McMillian, a wrongly convicted black man, based on Bryan Stevenson’s memoir.

Jan 9—Jan 30, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Amazing Grace
Film
Amazing Grace
 

The legendary, long-unseen concert film companion to Aretha Franklin’s iconic album.

Mon, Jan 20, 2020
 
 
Free
2020 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
Film
2020 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
 

The year’s best live action shorts tell stories of Tunisia, Belgium, Guatemala, and New York.

Jan 31—Feb 27, 2020
 
 
2020 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
Film
2020 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
 

The Oscar nominees for Best Animated Short Film range from heartfelt to surreal.

Jan 31—Feb 27, 2020
 
 
Cane River
Film
Cane River
 

Horace Jenkins’ long-lost gem of Black independent cinema set in rural Louisiana.

Feb 7—Feb 27, 2020
 
 
Parasite
Film
Parasite (B&W Version)
 

The Academy Award-winningnew thriller from master director Bong Joon-ho.

Feb 7—Feb 13, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Long Weekend of Love
Film Series
Long Weekend of Love
 

All the passion, pain, and bittersweet yearning your heart can handle.

Feb 14—Feb 17, 2020
FILM SERIES
 
 
Parasite
Film
Parasite
 

The Academy Award-winning new thriller from master director Bong Joon-ho.

Oct 17, 2019—Mar 12, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Happy Birthday, Toni! A Celebration of Black Women
Film Series
Happy Birthday, Toni! A Celebration of Black Women
 

A festival celebrating the life and legacy of Toni Morrison.

Feb 18—Feb 25, 2020
FILM SERIES
 
 
Cunningham
Film
Cunningham
 

A poetic tribute to Merce Cunningham, one of the world’s greatest modern dance artists.

Feb 21—Feb 27, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Kelly Reichardt Selects: First Cow in Context
Film Series
Kelly Reichardt Selects: First Cow in Context
 

Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt curates a series of films that inspired her latest, First Cow.

Feb 28—Mar 4, 2020
FILM SERIES
 
 
Film
Beanpole
 

Young Russian newcomer Kantemir Balagov’s harrowing portrait of two women in postwar Leningrad.

Feb 28—Mar 11, 2020
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Rise Up!: Portraits of Resistance
Film Series
Rise Up!: Portraits of Resistance
 

An rousing survey of revolutionary cinema from across the globe.

Mar 6—Mar 12, 2020
FILM SERIES