Free Films for Members

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We’re grateful to our members for standing with BAMPFA during our temporary closure. To show our appreciation, we’re offering a series of free streaming films just for members.

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  • Agnès Varda: From Here to There

  • Bamako

  • The Cranes Are Flying

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Upcoming Films

  • Agnès Varda: From Here to There

    Agnès Varda
    France, 2011
    • Friday, March 12 All Day
    • Saturday, March 13 All Day
    • Sunday, March 14 All Day
    • Monday, March 15 All Day
    • Tuesday, March 16 All Day
    • Wednesday, March 17 All Day
    • Thursday, March 18 All Day
    • Friday, March 19 All Day
    • Saturday, March 20 All Day
    • Sunday, March 21 All Day

    Armed with her inimitable insight and ability to find beauty where one least expects it, Varda travels to various far-flung locales in this five-part miniseries made for French television.

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  • Bamako

    Abderrahmane Sissako
    Mali, France, United States, 2006
    • Friday, April 2 All Day
    • Saturday, April 3 All Day
    • Sunday, April 4 All Day

    Set in the Malian capital of its title, Abderrahmane Sissako’s passionate polemic centers on a show trial in which the plaintiff, “African society,” argues against exploitation by the defendant, the World Bank.

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  • The Cranes Are Flying

    Mikhail Kalatozov
    USSR, 1957
    • Friday, April 23 All Day
    • Saturday, April 24 All Day
    • Sunday, April 25 All Day

    Mikhail Kalatozov’s stunning visualized drama of young love and ambition destroyed by war. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival.

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Past Films

  • Araya

    • Friday, February 26 All Day
    • Saturday, February 27 All Day
    • Sunday, February 28 All Day
    Margot Benacerraf
    Venezuela, 1959

    Free streaming presentation for BAMPFA members only! Password required.

    Filmed on Venezuela’s otherworldly salt flats, this rediscovered masterpiece of poetic nonfiction by one of Latin America’s key female filmmakers was an influence on Brazil’s Cinema Novo and a spectacular forerunner to I Am Cuba.

  • The Edge of the World

    • Friday, February 12 All Day
    • Saturday, February 13 All Day
    • Sunday, February 14 All Day
    Michael Powell
    United Kingdom, 1937

    Free streaming presentation for BAMPFA members only! Password required.

    In a remote Scottish island community facing extinction through isolation, two young men embark on a foolish challenge. Michael Powell’s stunningly photographed film is a hybrid of documentary-like realism and poetic fatalism.

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    • Friday, January 22 All Day
    • Saturday, January 23 All Day
    • Sunday, January 24 All Day
    Lotte Reiniger
    Germany, 1926

    Free streaming presentation for BAMPFA members only! Password required.

    One of the world’s first animated feature films, Lotte Reiniger’s enchanting work uses intricate silhouettes to enact a tale from The Arabian Nights.

  • The Light Thief

    • Friday, January 8 All Day
    • Saturday, January 9 All Day
    • Sunday, January 10 All Day
    Aktan Arym Kubat
    Kyrgyzstan, Germany, France, Netherlands, 2010

    Free streaming presentation for BAMPFA members only! Password required.

    A simple electrician finds himself in a difficult position when an ambitious politician embraces his dream of generating wind energy for his impoverished town. This affecting allegory dramatizes the complex challenges facing the developing economies of post-Soviet Central Asia.