On View

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film series
event series

  • The Algerian War of Independence: Cinema as History

    January 18–February 26, 2023

    Over the course of the six decades since the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62), filmmakers have reacted to the history of this revolutionary period with powerful responses and insightful perspectives. This selection of films deal with the backstory and history of the Algerian... View

  • Documentary Voices

    February 1–April 12, 2023

    Our annual series features an international array of recent and historical documentaries and nonfiction films.

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  • Tales of Cinema: Hong Sangsoo

    February 3–18, 2023

     “Hong Sangsoo’s films seize the material of everyday life in the service of exploring psychology and metaphysics in elegant, subtly profound ways” (Lincoln Center) as revealed in three double-bills and a recent film.

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  • Pratibha Parmar in Person

    February 9—23, 2023

    The completion of Parmar’s new documentary, My Name Is Andrea, an essential and timely corrective to the historical record concerning the late writer and activist Andrea Dworkin, provides a welcome opportunity to invite Parmar to share her work at BAMPFA.

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  • The New Lebanese Cinema of the 1970s and 1980s

    November 10–December 10, 2022

    This small series features new restorations of works by three filmmakers from Lebanon who bear witness to its difficult history: Borhane Alaouié, Jocelyne Saab, and Heiny Srour. 

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  • Joel Coen in Person

    January 21–29, 2023

    This carte blanche series provides the very special opportunity to see eight films selected by Joel Coen, four films of his own making and four films he admires.

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  • Pioneers of Queer Cinema

    March 3–May 3, 2023

    Pioneers of Queer Cinema celebrates the groundbreaking achievements born from visionary queer filmmakers, ranging from landmark to little-known works.

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  • Orchestrating Time: The Films of William Kentridge

    March 9–April 2, 2023

    South African artist William Kentridge’s work in animation and live action film is a central element of his interdisciplinary approach. Featured here are many of his short works, including the film cycle Drawings for Projection (1989–2020) and several filmed versions of his staged... View

  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cinema of Now

    March 10–May 12, 2023

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul presents several programs and the Townsend Center for the Humanities’s Una’s Lecture during this retrospective of the artist’s haunting, beautiful, and resonant works. 

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  • Out of the Vault: Billy Woodberry in Person

    March 22–29, 2023

    Filmmaker Billy Woodberry presents two nights of his moving-image work and the annual Les Blank Lecture on documentary film.

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  • Kelly Reichardt in Person

    March 24–31, 2023

    We are delighted to welcome Kelly Reichardt, the very first guest in BAMPFA’s long-running Afterimage series in 2009, back to present her most recent film, Showing Up, and to launch a spotlight series of three more films that she has released in the intervening years.

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