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Film

 
 
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2021
 
 

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

 

Major support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation

 
The French Dispatch
Film
The French Dispatch
Now Playing
 
The French Dispatch
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

The latest from director Wes Anderson brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine.

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House Of Gucci
Film
House of Gucci
Now Playing
 
House of Gucci
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Lady Gaga and Adam Driver star in this film spanning three decades of love, decadence, and betrayal—even murder. Inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci.

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Cmon Cmon
Film
C’mon C’mon
Now Playing
 
C’mon C’mon
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

Johnny (Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew forge a tenuous but transformational relationship in this deeply moving story written and directed by Mike Mills (20th Century Women).

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Benedetta
Film
Benedetta
Now Playing
 
Benedetta
Now Playing
NEW RELEASE
 

A 17th-century nun becomes entangled in a forbidden lesbian affair with a novice in the latest from “madman-genius” (Vanity Fair) director Paul Verhoeven.

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 Licorice Pizza
Film
Licorice Pizza
Opens Dec 11
 
Licorice Pizza
Opens Dec 11
NEW RELEASE
 

Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread) offers a humorous and visually hypnotic portrait of unlikely first love in this freewheeling coming-of-age story, set in 1970s California.

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West Side Story
Film
West Side Story
Opens Dec 9
 
West Side Story
Opens Dec 9
NEW RELEASE
 

Steven Spielberg crafts a brilliant new vision of this beloved American musical, featuring spectacular dance sequences and the iconic original music by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

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Nightmare Alley
Film
Nightmare Alley
Opens Dec 15
 
Nightmare Alley
Opens Dec 15
NEW RELEASE
 

In the latest from Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), a charismatic but unlucky man meets a clairvoyant at a roving carnival and plots a dangerous con in 1940s NYC.

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PAST EVENTS
Collective
Film
Collective
 

A thrilling exposé of fraud and malfeasance after an explosive fire at a Bucharest nightclub.

Nov 20, 2020—Jan 7, 2021
 
 
los sures
Film Series
Programmers’ Notebook: New York Lives
 

Take a socially distant tour across the city with these documentary films and local shorts.

Dec 4, 2020—Jan 7, 2021
FILM SERIES
 
 
Film
Mayor
 

A real-life political saga following the Christian mayor of the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

Dec 11, 2020—Jan 14, 2021
 
 
The Reason I Jump
Film
The Reason I Jump
 

An immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity, based on Naoki Higashida’s memoir.

Jan 8—Feb 18, 2021
 
 
In The Mood For Love
Film
In the Mood for Love
 

This visually extravagant drama, a major influence on world cinema, is newly restored.

Jan 8—Feb 4, 2021
 
 
Chungking Express
Film
Chungking Express
 

A new restoration of the striking, stylized work that made Wong Kar Wai an instant icon.

Jan 8—Feb 4, 2021
 
 
Happy Together
Film
Happy Together
 

Wong Kar Wai’s emotionally raw portrait of a relationship in breakdown, newly restored.

Jan 8—Feb 4, 2021
 
 
Nationtime
Film
Nationtime
 

A new restoration of William Greaves’(Symbiopsychotaxiplasm) long-lost documentary.

Mon, Jan 18, 2021
 
 
Sold Out
 
Minari
Film
Minari
 

A Korean-American family moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in this tender and sweeping new drama.

Feb 12—Feb 25, 2021
 
 
Mandabi
Film
Mandabi
 

A biting and ironic look at colonialism’s legacy by Senegalese trailblazer Ousmane Sembène.

Feb 12—Mar 25, 2021
 
 
Cairo
Film Series
Contemporary Arab Cinema
 

Vital new works from the Middle East and North Africa’s most innovative filmmakers.

Mar 3—Mar 10, 2021
FILM SERIES
 
 
This is Not a Burial
Film
This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
 

An octogenarian in Lesotho becomes an unlikely leader when her village is forced to relocate.

Apr 2—May 27, 2021
VIRTUAL
 
 
Marighella
Film
Marighella
 

Poet and politician Carlos Marighella leads a resistance against Brazil’s dictatorship.

Apr 30—Jun 17, 2021
 
 
Kino Polska
Film Series
Kino Polska: New Polish Cinema
 

BAM brings together the best new works from Poland’s boundary-pushing filmmakers.

Apr 30—May 6, 2021
FILM SERIES
 
 
Fresh Kill
Film Series
Queering the Canon: BIPOC New York
 

Queer BIPOC protagonists star in this series of New York films by LGBTQ+ filmmakers.

May 7—May 10, 2021
FILM SERIES
 
 
Two Gods
Film
Two Gods
 

A beautifully observed story of a Black Muslim casket maker in Newark.

May 21—Jun 17, 2021
VIRTUAL
 
 
Toussaint
FILM SERIES
FilmAfrica
 

Films from across the diaspora, with a special focus on films from and about Haiti.

May 28—Jun 3, 2021
 
 
In The Heights
Film
In the Heights
 

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s vibrant musical about a tight-knit community, directed by Jon M. Chu.

Jun 11—Jul 15, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Mandabi
Film
Mandabi
 

A biting and ironic look at colonialism’s legacy by Senegalese trailblazer Ousmane Sembène.

Jun 11—Jun 17, 2021
 
 
BAMCinemafest
Programs
BAMcinemaFest 2021
 

Join us for NY premieres, exclusive Q&As, and dynamic shorts at our annual film festival.

Jun 12—Jun 23, 2019
 
 
Thousand Pieces of Gold
Film
Thousand Pieces of Gold
 

Nancy Kelly’s underrated gem of 90s indie filmmaking is a feminist take on the Western.

Jun 18—Jun 24, 2021
 
 
The Sparks Brothers
Film
The Sparks Brothers
 

Edgar Wright's new documentary about art-pop pioneers Sparks, rock's original odd couple.

Jun 18—Jul 1, 2021
 
 
The Story Of A Three Day Pass
Film
The Story of a Three Day Pass
 

New 4K restoration of Melvin Van Peebles’ playful, subversive film about interracial romance.

Jun 25—Jul 1, 2021
 
 
Zola
Film
Zola
 

Janicza Bravo’s 48-hour saga of a Detroit waitress seduced into a weekend in Florida.

Jun 29—Aug 11, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Summer of Soul
Film
Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
 

Questlove’s new documentary about an epic but forgotten festival of Black performers in summer 1969.

Jul 1—Aug 5, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Working Girls
Film
Working Girls
 

Lizzie Borden’s immersive look at the rituals of society’s most stigmatized profession.

Jul 2—Jul 8, 2021
 
 
La Haine
Film
La Haine
 

This explosive tale of unrest on the margins of Paris comes to BAM in a new restoration.

Jul 9—Jul 15, 2021
 
 
Roadrunner
Film
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
 

An intimate look at the world-renowned chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur, and cultural icon.

Jul 15—Aug 11, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
The Woman Who Ran
Film
The Woman Who Ran
 

The latest from Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo.

Jul 16—Jul 29, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
BAM Fab Flicks
Film Series
FAB Flicks
 

BAM partners with FAB FULTON to present a series of free outdoor screenings.

Jul 22—Sep 9, 2021
FILM SERIES
 
 
The Green Knight
Film
The Green Knight
 

Dev Patel stars in this epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend.

Now Playing
 
 
Never Gonna Snow Again
Film
Never Gonna Snow Again
 

Poland’s Oscar submission is a genre-defying look at class, immigration, and global warming.

Jul 30—Aug 12, 2021
 
 
Ailey
Film
Ailey
 

A resonant biography of the trailblazing pioneer and enigmatic choreographer.

Aug 6—Aug 12, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Nine Days
Film
Nine Days
 

Edson Oda makes his feature debut with a meditative vision of human souls in limbo.

Aug 6—Aug 12, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Respect
Film
Respect
 

This star-studded drama follows Aretha Franklin’s career from childhood to international superstardom.

Aug 12—Sep 9, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Eyiimofe
Film
Eyimofe (This is My Desire)
 

This revelatory debut feature offers a portrait of everyday human endurance in Lagos.

Aug 13—Aug 19, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
499
Film
499
 

A ghostly conquistador travels contemporary Mexico, blending non-fiction and the fantastic.

Aug 20—Sep 2, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Cryptozoo
Film
Cryptozoo
 

Dash Shaw’s vibrant, fantastical animated feature explores a richly-drawn hallucinatory world.

Aug 20—Aug 26, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Candyman
Film
Candyman
 

An artist unleashes a horrific wave of violence when he explores the true story of Candyman.

Aug 26—Sep 16, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Memory House
Film
Memory House
 

This bold debut conjures a surreal vision of racial and social rifts in modern Brazil.

Sep 3—Sep 9, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Card Counter
Film
The Card Counter
 

An ex-military interrogator turned gambler is haunted by his past in this revenge thriller.

Sep 9—Oct 6, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
The Alpinist
Film
The Alpinist
 

Solo climber Marc-André Leclerc tests passion and risk in this bold adventure documentary.

Sep 9—Sep 30, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Mogul Mowgli
Film
Mogul Mowgli
 

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

Sep 10—Sep 23, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye
Film
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
 

An intimate look at the scandal-ridden televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband.

Sep 16—Oct 7, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Faya Dayi
Film
Faya Dayi
 

A dreamlike, mind-expanding documentary from Ethiopian-Mexican director Jessica Beshir.

Sep 24—Oct 4, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Titane
Film
Titane
 

A sensation at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and winner of the Palme d’Or.

Sep 30—Oct 27, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Im Your Man
Film
I'm Your Man
 

A witty tale about a woman and the humanoid robot designed to be her perfect life partner.

Oct 1—Oct 20, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
The Lost Daughter
Film Series
NYFF59 at BAM
 

The 59th New York Film Festival comes to Brooklyn for three days of screenings.

Oct 5—Oct 7, 2021
FILM SERIES
 
 
Delphines Prayers
Film Series
Prisms and Portraits: The Films of Rosine Mbakam
 

Cameroonian-born, Belgium-based documentarian Rosine Mbakam gives voice to migrant women.

Oct 8—Oct 14, 2021
FILM SERIES
 
 
Lamb
Film
Lamb
 

A childless couple in rural Iceland makes an alarming discovery that defies the will of nature.

Oct 7—Oct 21, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Bergman Island
Film
Bergman Island
 

From director Mia Hansen-Løve, two filmmakers seek island inspiration from Ingmar Bergman.

Oct 15—Oct 28, 2021
 
 
Duelle
Film
Duelle
 

An experimental fantasy drama by French New Wave director Jacques Rivette.

Oct 15—Oct 21, 2021
 
 
Noroit
Film
Noroît
 

A 1976 arthouse pirate film from French New Wave director Jacques Rivette.

Oct 15—Oct 18, 2021
 
 
New York LGBTQ Film Festival
Film Series
New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival
 

The 2021 New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival comes to BAM for three days of screenings.

Oct 19—Oct 21, 2021
FILM SERIES
 
 
Last Night In Soho
Film
Last Night in Soho
 

Edgar Wright directs this psychological thriller set amid the dark glamour of 1960s London.

Oct 28—Nov 18, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Boo Bop
FILM SERIES
The Animation Block Halloween Special
 

Animation Block Party returns with a Halloween treat.

Oct 29—Oct 30, 2021
 
 
Spencer
Film
Spencer
 

Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in a dying marriage, directed by Pablo Larraín (Jackie).

Nov 4—Dec 2, 2021
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Rey
Uncharted Cartographies: Remapping Latin America Through Cinema
 

A film series remapping conceptions of Latin America for Cinema Tropical’s 20th anniversary.

Nov 5—Nov 11, 2021
FILM SERIES
 
 
Bring Down The Walls
Film
Bring Down The Walls
 

A NYC community fights the prison system while dancing for liberation to classic house tracks.

Nov 12—Nov 18, 2021
 
 
What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
Film
What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
 

A witty, luminous portrait of young love from the burgeoning Georgian New Wave cinema.

Opens Nov 19
NEW RELEASE
 
 
King Richard
Film
King Richard
 

Oscar nominee Will Smith plays the influential father of tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams.

Opens Nov 19
NEW RELEASE