Our annual documentary series spotlights politically engaged works ranging from Colombia to Portugal to the Canadian North.
This rich array of fiction, nonfiction, and experimental works interrogates film as a medium and asks what cinema’s social and cultural role is or could be.
We begin a yearlong centennial celebration of the great director Ingmar Bergman with a visit from one of his closest collaborators, actress Liv Ullmann.
This major retrospective celebrates one of cinema’s most pioneering and influential figures, whose theory of montage shaped the way films are made and understood.
Self-Portraits of America at War
Powerful and innovative documentaries reveal the impact of the Vietnam War on the way Americans perceived themselves.
This installment in our yearlong tribute to Ingmar Bergman focuses on his metaphysical investigations, as well as his collaboration with actor Max von Sydow.
This annual festival showcases the best of African cinema and films from the diaspora.
Salon Screenings in Theater 2
Screenings in Theater 2 invite you to enjoy Ingmar Bergman’s early works in an intimate, salon-style setting.
The Argentine director pays a visit to BAMPFA for this retrospective of her atmospheric, compelling films.
Presented in Collaboration with the Bay Area Book Festival
BAMPFA partners with the Bay Area Book Festival to present films that celebrate, adapt, or creatively reinterpret the written word and its practitioners.
Bay Area Premiere of Digital Restoration
Fassbinder’s long-unseen television miniseries is “a brilliantly layered chamber drama about an eccentric family and their economic and cultural environment” (Film Comment).
Our yearlong celebration of Ingmar Bergman’s cinema continues this summer, showcasing films that launched his international reputation in the 1950s.
In conjunction with the Berkeley Festival, this series features live musical performances along with films meant to be heard, not just seen.
Bask in the radiance of one of cinema’s greatest stars with this big-screen celebration of Garbo’s subtle skill and timeless allure.
This comprehensive retrospective is a rare chance to explore the full range of an Italian modernist master’s formally dazzling work.
Pay a visit to Kaurismäki’s unique cinematic universe, where melodrama meets minimalism and bitter reality is tempered with deadpan comedy.
From hardboiled crime sagas to breezy portraits of postwar Parisian life, the films of this classic French director are ripe for rediscovery.
Enjoy rarely screened works by Ingmar Bergman in an intimate, salon-style setting.
Championing dreamers and dropouts, political radicals and disaffected youth, Tanner’s films from the late 1960s to the early 1980s feel just as urgent today.
A tribute to the revered Russian director whose visionary films infuse images of the world with metaphysical mystery.