On view now—See the first US exhibition focused on Sakaki Hyakusen, the founding father of the Nanga school of painting in Japan.
Our annual showcase of avant-garde films continues Wednesday with works by found footage maestro Scott Stark.
Photo: JKA Photography.
This exhibition follows the evolution of artist Poor’s collaboration with men incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison.
Wednesday, October 16, 3:10 PM
Discussing Lindsay Anderson's If . . .
Wednesday, October 16, 7 PM
Introducing a program of his short films
Thursday, October 17
Arts + Design Thursdays lecture: "Space in the Mind of a Machine"
Thursday, October 17, 7 PM
Discussing the film program The Silent Enemy: Representation of Native Americans
Friday, October 18, 7 PM
Introducing their breakthrough lesbian and gay documentary, Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives
Monday, October 21
Arts + Design Mondays lecture: "Non-Human Art"
BAMPFA is pleased to partner with the Mill Valley Film Festival to present selected screenings from MVFF42 in the Barbro Osher Theater.October 5–12, 2019
The first US exhibition focused on Sakaki Hyakusen, the founding father of the Nanga school of painting in eighteenth-century Japan.October 2, 2019–February 2, 2020
Film historian David Thomson presents four illuminating presentations on the writers, directors, and actors of sixties Britain.October 2–23, 2019
Two of Terry Fox’s video and audio works are being presented at BAMPFA in conjunction with Terry Fox: Resonance, a multivenue celebration organized by Dena Beard and Constance Lewallen.October 2–December 15, 2019
Marlon Riggs grappled with African American culture, representation, and identity and advocated for definitions of blackness that transcend patriarchy and homophobia. This series presents all of his films, in dialogue with works by other filmmakers.October 3–November 16, 2019
The French-Algerian artist investigates repair and healing from the trauma of war in his seminal installation J'accuse.September 18–November 17, 2019
Marlon Riggs grappled with African American culture, representation, and identity in his lucid, provocative video essays. We present all of his films, in dialogue with works by other filmmakers.September 19–November 25, 2019
Collaborations between the artist and men incarcerated in the prison, as well as archival photographs and episodes from the podcast Ear HustleAugust 21–November 17, 2019
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of BFF, an essential lifeline for East Bay filmmakers.September 12–October 27, 2019
Works that invoke the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous and resonate with the spirit of Surrealism.August 21, 2019–January 19, 2020
Films by and about Native Americans explore belonging and dislocation, political and social action, and questions of representation.September 12–November 14, 2019
Our annual series of avant-garde and artist-made films returns with a stellar roster of in-person guests, as well as programs of strange and wonderful surrealist works from around the world.September 4–November 13, 2019
Look back at 1950s and ’60s British cinema and rediscover the England of Angry Young Men and working-class heroes, boundary-crossing writing, innovative direction, and electrifying acting.September 21–November 30, 2019
BAMPFA’s first exhibition to present the unique art form of Japanese Zen-inspired calligraphy, featuring works by Chinese Ōbaku monks in Japan, and writings by Japanese monks who expanded on their examples.July 17–October 20, 2019
Iran’s most influential director, Kiarostami made films that blended fiction and documentary, minimalism and spontaneity, poetic vision and humanist spirit. We present a near-complete retrospective of his work.August 2–December 21, 2019