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  • Elaine May: Age of Irony

    September 9–30, 2022

    Highly regarded as a comedian, screenwriter, playwright, and actress, Elaine May had a more tempestuous ride as a film director—often at odds with the Hollywood studio executives. Her films are championed by many for their ironic humor, sense of spontaneity, authenticity, and... View

  • Rithy Panh in Person

    September 24–25, 2022

    This fall BAMPFA is honored to have Rithy Panh present two of his recent films in person, his haunting and personal investigation into the Cambodian genocide, The Missing Picture, and Irradiated, an exploration of the man made cataclysms and atrocities of the twentieth... View

  • In Dialogue with China: Family, Memory, Resistance, and Change

    October 6–27, 2022

    Presented in conjunction with the Townsend Center’s In Dialogue with China: Art, Culture, Politics, these films show how three contemporary Chinese filmmakers—Chan Tze Woon, Li Dongmei, and Luo Li—use inventive and subtle techniques to approach themes of family, memory, change,... View

  • Mill Valley Film Festival at BAMPFA

    October 8–16, 2022

    BAMPFA is pleased to partner with the Mill Valley Film Festival to present selected screenings from MVFF45 in the Barbro Osher Theater.

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  • Pier Paolo Pasolini

    October 22–November 27, 2022

    This retrospective of the influential Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975) features 35mm restorations, many done by Cineteca di Bologna in partnership with Cinecittà.

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  • Camera Man: Buster Keaton

    December 4–21, 2022

    Keaton’s ingenious gags and stunts in his silent two-reelers and features confirm his timeless appeal as a commentator on the human condition who was drawn to the dreamlike and the all-too-real. 

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  • Elegy to Seijun Suzuki

    December 8, 2022–January 15, 2023

    To celebrate the publication of William Carroll’s recent book Suzuki Seijun and Postwar Japanese Cinema, BAMPFA is delighted to participate in a tour, organized by the author, of imported 35mm prints of films spanning several decades of Suzuki’s brilliant and varied career.

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  • The Cinema of the Absurd: Eastern European Film, 1958–89

    January 12–February 25, 2023

    A series of stark, scathing, and playful films from the former socialist republics of Eastern Europe, where absurdity was a fact of life under authoritarian rule—and a source of cinematic creativity.

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  • Georgian Cinema: Highlights from the BAMPFA Collection

    October 29–November 27, 2022

    Among the treasured special collections within our film archive are the rare and distinctive holdings of Georgian cinema produced during the Soviet era and since the country’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. This series features works by leading Georgian auteurs.

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  • Out of the Vault: Everything’s Ephemeral

    January 14–February 16, 2023

    Three programs of 16mm ephemeral films from the BAMPFA collection—one of place, one of poetry, and one of play—ask us to pause and listen for quiet rhythms, to look closer at what is in front of us, and to celebrate the moment.

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  • Limited Engagements & Special Screenings

    Ongoing

    Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.

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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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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