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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.

 
PAST EVENTS
Clytaemnestra
Film
Clytaemnestra
 

World premiere of Ougie Pak’s drama about the mounting tensions within a Korean theater troupe.

Jun 23—Jun 29, 2021
WORLD PREMIERE
 
 
Fruits Of Labor
Film
Fruits of Labor
 

ICE raids force a Mexican-American teen to become the family breadwinner in this documentary.

Jun 23—Jun 29, 2021
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
Superior
Film
Superior
 

A woman on the run returns to her hometown and reconnects with her estranged twin sister.

Jun 23—Jun 29, 2021
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
 I Was A Simple Man
Film
I Was a Simple Man
 

Christopher Makoto Yogi’s meditative and affecting family drama, starring Constance Wu.

Jun 23—Jun 29, 2021
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
Ludi
Film
Ludi
 

A hardworking nurse chases the American Dream in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood.

Jun 23—Jun 29, 2021
NEW YORK PREMIERE
 
 
Mogul Mowgli
Film
Mogul Mowgli
 

Riz Ahmed is incendiary as a young British rapper torn between career and family.

Jun 23—Jun 29, 2021
 
 
Watertight
Film
Kaleidoscopic: Recent Films by Fox Maxy
 

Journeys through time, memory, identity, and opposition courtesy of artist Fox Maxy.

Jun 23—Jun 29, 2021
 
 
Im Free Now You Are Fre
Film
Shorts Program 1: Intercepted
 

Stories of healing and connection amid legacies of state-sanctioned family separation.

Jun 23—Jun 29, 2021
 
 
We Didnt See It As A Tidal Wave
Film
Shorts Program 2: Remembrance
 

From collages to archival tributes, meditations on migration, loss, reconciliation, and time.

Jun 23—Jun 29, 2021
 
 
 What The Pier Gave Us
Film
Shorts Program 3: Symbiosis
 

Sites of resilience, camaraderie, and care offering a soft landing for contemplation.

Jun 23—Jun 29, 2021
 
 
 
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