Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa joins us to present and discuss his work, including the award-winning Maidan and his latest, Austerlitz.
A near-complete restrospective of the French director's austere yet compassionate work.
Film scholar Jeffrey Skoller offers insights into three of Bresson's films in this lecture/screening series.
This annual festival draws on the best of African cinema and films from the African diaspora.
The artist presents her contemplative, collaborative works in addition to films by Jean Eustache and Raymond Depardon.
BAMPFA is proud to be the East Bay venue for this global showcase of cinematic discovery.
A tribute to one of the great American independent filmmakers and to the indelible characters he and his actors created.
BAMPFA welcomes two distinguished guests from the international film archive community, Alexander Horwath and Shivendra Singh Dungarpur.
Films that celebrate, adapt, and reinterpret writing and writers, with a stellar lineup of authors, filmmakers, and others in person.
This summer showcase spans centuries and continents with films from the BAMPFA collection and beyond.
This retrospective marks the centennial of the great French director whose American-inspired crime films helped set the New Wave in motion.
In films by Akira Kurosawa and others, Mifune showed astonishing vitality and range. We present a dozen of his iconic roles, plus a new documentary.
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.
BAMPFA showcases the indelible roles of an actor who transformed male performance on film, from A Streetcar Named Desire to The Godfather.
Examining India’s contemporary artists and classical painters, Dutta’s process-oriented films attest to the ardor of art history.
A tribute to Canyon’s fifty-year history of providing access to artist-made films and expanding the idea of what cinema can be.
This series explores James Baldwin’s encounter with cinema and his contributions to American intellectual life.
The local documentary maker presents his films reflecting on the power of music and the creative harmonies of our shared world.
BAMPFA's avant-garde showcase is a chance to explore the rich history of experimental cinema.
We pay tribute to the late filmmaker with a selection of her most autobiographical works, which combine formal rigor with empathy and insight.
Rare films imported from the China Film Archive reveal an exceptionally fertile period in the nation’s cinema history.
Films written by Greene or based on his fiction illustrate his famous axiom: “human nature is not black and white but black and grey.”
Everson's films examine formal practices and structures of history while chronicling everyday African American life. Author Michael B. Gillespie joins him in conversation.
Filmmakers Peter Mettler, Emiko Omori, and Elliot Davis shed light on the distinctive visual language of cinema in this lecture/screening series.
Mettler joins us to discuss his evocative films, which use the imagistic quality of cinema to express metaphysical concerns.
This series focuses on celebrated photographer Gordon Parks’s groundbreaking and powerful work as a filmmaker.
Moving effortlessly between genres and languages, this iconic contemporary actress imbues each of her characters with uncommon wit, strength, and grace.