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Programs

Film

 
 
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2023
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
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“[A] vital arts center…dedicated to forgotten and overlooked…directors." —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times


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

 

Major support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation

 
The Whale
Film
The Whale
Now Playing
 
The Whale
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

A reclusive English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter in this story directed by Darren Aronofsky and featuring Brendan Fraser in his first major role in almost a decade.

+ Open Captioning Showtimes: Jan 20 at 4:20pm, Jan 23 at 4:30pm & Jan 25 at 9:20pm
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Women Talking
Film
Women Talking
Now Playing
 
Women Talking
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, and Frances McDormand lead an impressive ensemble in Sarah Polley’s rich drama about Mennonite women torn between faith, forgiveness, survival, and retribution.

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 Turn Every Page
Film
Turn Every Page
Now Playing
 
Turn Every Page
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

This documentary explores the 50-year relationship between two legends, writer Robert Caro and his longtime editor Robert Gottlieb. At 86 and 91, respectively, their influential working relationship continues.

+ Open Captioning Showtimes: Jan 21 at 2pm, Jan 22 at 2pm, Jan 24 at 4:30pm & Jan 26 at 7pm
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All The Beauty And The Bloodshed
Film
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Now Playing
 
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (Citzenfour) highlights photographer Nan Goldin and her crusade to hold the Sackler family responsible for their part in the opioid epidemic.

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TAR
Film
TÁR
Now Playing
 
TÁR
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Cate Blanchett gives arguably the greatest performance of her career as the celebrated composer Lydia Tár in this mesmerizing drama from Todd Field (Little Children).

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James Baldwin Abroad
Film
James Baldwin Abroad: A Program of 3 Films
Jan 27—Feb 9, 2023
 
James Baldwin Abroad: A Program of 3 Films
Jan 27—Feb 9, 2023
 

New restorations of three rare portraits of the transformative writer and thinker abroad capture Baldwin’s thoughts about American society, Black identity, and queer sexuality in all his passion and brilliance.

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Suzanne Suzanne
Film Series
A String of Pearls: The Films of Camille Billops & James Hatch
Feb 3—Feb 9, 2023
 
A String of Pearls: The Films of Camille Billops & James Hatch
Feb 3—Feb 9, 2023
FILM SERIES
 

Path-breaking documentarian Camille Billops crafts formally inventive and fearlessly personal explorations of race, sexuality, and more in this series celebrating her complete body of film work—newly restored!

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 Sankofa
Film
Sankofa
Feb 10—Feb 16, 2023
 
Sankofa
Feb 10—Feb 16, 2023
 

TThis blistering, elaborately stylized parable from filmmaking titan Haile Gerima follows a self-absorbed African-American fashion model who is spiritually transported to the antebellum South. New restoration!

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It Runs In The Family
Film Series
Caribbean Film Series
Feb 10—Feb 11, 2023
 
Caribbean Film Series
Feb 10—Feb 11, 2023
FILM SERIES
 

BAM’s annual series brings the richness, uniqueness, and diversity of Caribbean cinema to Brooklyn with a weekend festival of deeply personal works.

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Bringing Up Baby
Film
Bringing Up Baby
Tue, Feb 14, 2023
 
Bringing Up Baby
Tue, Feb 14, 2023
 

A nebbish Cary Grant, a scatterbrained Katherine Hepburn, and a runaway leopard (or two!) collide in this beloved screwball classic.

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David holzman's diary
FILM SERIES
True to Life
Feb 17—Feb 23, 2023
 
True to Life
Feb 17—Feb 23, 2023
 

In collaboration with Triple Canopy, this series explores the recording of memories and experiences in cinema, taking into account recent shifts in how life is made, understood, represented, and reconfigured.

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One Fine Morning
Film
One Fine Morning
 
One Fine Morning
NEW RELEASE
 

This poignant new film from Mia Hansen-Løve (Bergman Island) stars Leá Seydoux in a transcendent performance of a widowed young mother also caring for her sick father while falling for her married friend.

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Kino Polska
Film Series
Kino Polska
Feb 24—Mar 2, 2023
 
Kino Polska
Feb 24—Mar 2, 2023
FILM SERIES
 

Discover the best in recent Polish cinema with this biannual festival showcasing innovative, boundary-pushing new works, including a trio of co-productions in Polish-Ukrainian solidarity.

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PAST EVENTS
Babylon
Film
Babylon
 

Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Diego Calva star in Damien Chazelle’s tale of excess in 20s LA.

Dec 23, 2022—Jan 12, 2023
 
 
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Film
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody
 

A poignant journey through Whitney Houston’s trailblazing life, career, and beloved hits.

Dec 23, 2022—Jan 19, 2023
 
 
MLK
Community
My Name is Pauli Murray
 

A retelling of the life of Pauli Murray, pioneering attorney, activist, priest, and writer.

Mon, Jan 16, 2023
 
 
Free
Shadow
Film
SHADOW
 

Activists try to save the world with a public meeting in Back to Back Theatre’s dark comedy.

Tue, Jan 17, 2023