Heartfelt melodrama meets candy-colored camp in the Spanish director's tales of women's struggles and solidarity.
A Free Outdoor Festival of Theater on FilmJuly 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!
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.
Public (Re)AssemblySeptember 11–December 4, 2017
This lecture series asks: What is the role of public assembly in our current moment?
THE VACANT AMERICANSeptember 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.
Works by Fernando Botero, Adrian Piper, and others demonstrate how power is articulated and reinforced through the dehumanized body.
This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.
This retrospective surveys the career of "one of our great urban visionaries" (New York Times), from Northern California to New York and back.
This investigation of the editorial process behind Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader" reveals unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.
Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.
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.
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.