On View

exhibitions
film series
event series

  • Buddhist Realms

    May 24–October 8, 2017

    Tibetan Buddhist paintings and sculptures vividly evoke the realms of the celestial and the supernatural.

  • Auteur, Author: Film & Literature

    May 31–June 4, 2017

    Films that celebrate, adapt, and reinterpret writing and writers, with a stellar lineup of authors, filmmakers, and others in person.

  • Summer Repertory, BAMPFA Style

    June 6–August 27, 2017

    This summer showcase spans centuries and continents with films from the BAMPFA collection and beyond.

  • Melville 100

    June 8–August 12, 2017

    This retrospective marks the centennial of the great French director whose American-inspired crime films helped set the New Wave in motion.

  • Samurai Rebellion: Toshiro Mifune, Screen Icon

    June 15–August 30, 2017

    In films by Akira Kurosawa and others, Mifune showed astonishing vitality and range. We present a dozen of his iconic roles, plus a new documentary.

  • Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos

    June 21–October 1, 2017

    Discover the enigmatic work of this pioneering yet underrecognized painter, who bridged figurative, surrealist, and abstract currents in modern art.

  • Ugo Rondinone: the world just makes me laugh

    June 28–August 27, 2017

    The exhibition features clowns and rainbows, but it's not just clowning around—Swiss artist Rondinone's work is both exuberant and melancholy.

  • Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting

    June 28–September 10, 2017

    Works from the BAMPFA collection reveal the richness and variety of India's painterly traditions.

  • 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.

  • 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.