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In Person

Lecture: David Thomson

Wednesday, October 16, 3:10 PM

Discussing Lindsay Anderson's If . . . 

Filmmaker Scott Stark

Wednesday, October 16, 7 PM

Introducing a program of his short films

Refik Anadol

Thursday, October 17
12 PM

Arts + Design Thursdays lecture: "Space in the Mind of a Machine"

Michelle Raheja, Margherita Ghetti, and Hertha D. Sweet Wong

Thursday, October 17, 7 PM

Discussing the film program The Silent Enemy: Representation of Native Americans

Members of Mariposa Film Group

Friday, October 18, 7 PM

Introducing their breakthrough lesbian and gay documentary, Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

Leonel Moura

Monday, October 21
6:30 PM

Arts + Design Mondays lecture: "Non-Human Art"

On View

  • Mill Valley Film Festival at BAMPFA

    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
  • Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting

    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
  • In Focus: The British New Wave

    Film historian David Thomson presents four illuminating presentations on the writers, directors, and actors of sixties Britain.

    October 2–23, 2019
  • Terry Fox: Resonance

    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
  • No Regrets: A Celebration of Marlon Riggs

    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
  • Kader Attia / MATRIX 274

    The French-Algerian artist investigates repair and healing from the trauma of war in his seminal installation J'accuse.

    September 18–November 17, 2019
  • No Regrets: A Celebration of Marlon Riggs

    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
  • The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison

    Collaborations between the artist and men incarcerated in the prison, as well as archival photographs and episodes from the podcast Ear Hustle

    August 21–November 17, 2019
  • Berkeley Film Foundation

    Celebrating the tenth anniversary of BFF, an essential lifeline for East Bay filmmakers.

    September 12–October 27, 2019
  • Strange

    Works that invoke the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous and resonate with the spirit of Surrealism.

    August 21, 2019–January 19, 2020
  • Out of the Vault: Native American Reelism

    Films by and about Native Americans explore belonging and dislocation, political and social action, and questions of representation.

    September 12–November 14, 2019
  • Alternative Visions

    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
  • Looking Back at the British New Wave

    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
  • calligraphy by Tetsugen Doko

    Meditation in Motion: Zen Calligraphy from the Stuart Katz Collection

    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
  • Abbas Kiarostami: Life as Art

    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