On View

exhibitions
film series
event series

  • Women’s Troubles: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar

    July 27–August 31, 2017

    Heartfelt melodrama meets candy-colored camp in the Spanish director's tales of women's struggles and solidarity.

  • dance scene from West Side Story

    Screen Play

    A Free Outdoor Festival of Theater on Film

    July 29 & August 19, 2017

    BAMPFA's outdoor screen comes to life this summer with vibrant film adaptations of noted stage productions. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show! 

  • Terence Davies: Cinema, Memory, Emotion

    August 19–27, 2017

    We celebrate the release of the British writer-director's latest film, a biography of Emily Dickinson, with a selection of his beautifully nuanced works.

  • On the Hour / JJ PEET

    THE VACANT AMERICAN

    September 13–October 29, 2017

    PEET brings his distinctive observational style to a pair of videos commissioned for BAMPFA's monumental outdoor screen and Theater Two.

  • Martin Wong: Human Instamatic

    September 20–December 10, 2017

    This retrospective surveys the career of "one of our great urban visionaries" (New York Times), from Northern California to New York and back.

  • Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

    September 27–December 17, 2017

    This investigation of the editorial process behind Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader" reveals unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.

  • Miyoko Ito / MATRIX 267

    September 27, 2017–January 28, 2018

    Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.

  • Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou

    October 25, 2017–January 28, 2018

    Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.

  • Veronica De Jesus / MATRIX 268

    October 25, 2017–February 26, 2018

    De Jesus's memorial portraits honor artists, writers, and diverse cultural figures, testifying to the fact that each life is valuable and worthy of recognition.