On View

film series
event series

  • In Focus: Robert Bresson

    March 8–22, 2017

    Film scholar Jeffrey Skoller offers insights into three of Bresson's films in this lecture/screening series.

  • African Film Festival 2017

    March 9–April 28, 2017

    This annual festival draws on the best of African cinema and films from the African diaspora.

  • Cinema Mon Amour: Sharon Lockhart

    March 15–17, 2017

    The artist presents her contemplative, collaborative works in addition to films by Jean Eustache and Raymond Depardon.

  • 60th San Francisco International Film Festival at BAMPFA

    April 6–16, 2017

    BAMPFA is proud to be the East Bay venue for this global showcase of cinematic discovery.

  • Personality Is Plot: The Films of John Cassavetes

    April 22–May 14, 2017

    A tribute to one of the great American independent filmmakers and to the indelible characters he and his actors created.

  • Safeguarding Cinema: Film Archivists in Person

    April 22–May 6, 2017

    BAMPFA welcomes two distinguished guests from the international film archive community, Alexander Horwath and Shivendra Singh Dungarpur.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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!