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New Safety Measures at BAM
We are thrilled to be welcoming you back to in-person events at BAM! Our utmost priority is the health and safety of our staff, artists, and audiences.

We are continually adapting our protocols in adherence with safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, and New York State’s NY Forward.
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“The city’s best independent film showcase.”
The New Yorker

“BAMcinemaFest has become New York’s premier festival for gems of American indie cinema.”
MUBI

On-sale date:
Tickets go on sale Wed, June 23
Tickets for BAMcinemaFest 2021 are pay what you wish:
$10; $7.50; $5
All-access pass: $30; $22.50; $15
BAM Members: Levels 1-3 get 50% off highest suggested price with discount code; free for Level 4 and above.

Please note: The viewing experience is the same at each price level; select the amount that makes the most sense for you.

Since 2009, BAMcinemaFest has spotlighted the best new works from the cutting edge of independent cinema, scouring festivals across the globe to introduce bold, brilliant new artistic voices to New York audiences. This year’s virtual festival gives special attention to local filmmakers in a celebration of wide-ranging talents, perspectives, and creativity. Grab an all-access pass and join us for a week of New York premieres, exclusive director Q&As, a new artist spotlight, and one-of-a-kind short film programs—and help support BAM Rose Cinemas’ summer reopening.

 
Clytaemnestra
Film
Clytaemnestra
Opens Jun 23
 
Clytaemnestra
Opens Jun 23
WORLD PREMIERE
 

BAMcinemaFest presents the world premiere of Ougie Pak’s (Sunrise/Sunset) drama about a Korean theater troupe rehearsing a new production of a classic Greek tragedy—and the mounting tensions within the company.

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Fruits Of Labor
Film
Fruits of Labor
Opens Jun 23
 
Fruits of Labor
Opens Jun 23
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 

When ICE raids threaten to separate her family, a second-generation Mexican-American teen is forced to become her family's breadwinner in this lyrical documentary about adolescence, nature, and ancestors.

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Superior
Film
Superior
Opens Jun 23
 
Superior
Opens Jun 23
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 

In this art-thriller debut from New York filmmaker Erin Vassilopoulos, a woman on the run returns to her hometown and reconnects with her estranged twin sister, catapulting both into grave danger.

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 I Was A Simple Man
Film
I Was a Simple Man
Opens Jun 23
 
I Was a Simple Man
Opens Jun 23
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 

Christopher Makoto Yogi’s meditative and affecting family drama about an elderly man in Hawai'i confronting his imminent death and the ghosts of his past, starring Constance Wu.

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Ludi
Film
Ludi
Opens Jun 23
 
Ludi
Opens Jun 23
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 

A hardworking nurse chases the American Dream in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood to support her family back home—until she eventually reaches her limit.

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Mogul Mowgli
Film
Mogul Mowgli
Opens Jun 23
 
Mogul Mowgli
Opens Jun 23
 

Riz Ahmed turns in an incendiary, loosely autobiographical performance in Bassam Tariq’s debut, about a young British rapper torn between an international music career and his traditional Pakistani family.

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San Diego
Film
Kaleidoscopic: Recent Films by Fox Maxy
Opens June 23
 
Kaleidoscopic: Recent Films by Fox Maxy
Opens June 23
 

Trickster forces lead us through curious journeys of time, memory, identity, environments, and opposition in these recent films by artist Fox Maxy.

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Im Free Now You Are Free
Film
Shorts Program 1: Intercepted
Opens June 23
 
Shorts Program 1: Intercepted
Opens June 23
 

Incorporating notions of Black family preservation, accessibility, and feminist collectivity, these stories look at points of connection that prevail amid legacies of state-sanctioned family separation.

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We Didnt See It As A Tidal Wave
Film
Shorts Program 2: Remembrance
Opens Jun 23
 
Shorts Program 2: Remembrance
Opens Jun 23
 

Gathering cinematic experiments from collages to archival tributes, this dynamic shorts program offers meditations on migration, loss, reconciliation, and the circular nature of time.

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 What The Pier Gave Us
Film
Shorts Program 3: Symbiosis
Opens June 23
 
Shorts Program 3: Symbiosis
Opens June 23
 

These sites of resilience, camaraderie, and care offer a soft landing for contemplation and interdependence.

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