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  • First-Person Cinema: Marie Menken, Margaret Tait, and Ute Aurand

    October 17–21, 2018

    German film artist Ute Aurand joins us to present her lyrical works alongside shorts by American underground filmmaker Marie Menken and Scottish film poet Margaret Tait.

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  • 1968 and Global Cinema

    October 19–November 29, 2018

    In conjunction with a new book, this series focuses on the radical cinema that emerged from the political and social upheavals of the late sixties.

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  • Afterimage: Agnieszka Holland

    October 25–28, 2018

    Born in Poland, educated in Prague, and active internationally, the illustrious director for film and television joins us to discuss her work.

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  • Bergman 100: Late Works

    October 28–November 30, 2018

    Salon Screenings in Theater 2

    Presented in the intimate setting of BAMPFA’s Theater 2, three of Ingmar Bergman’s late works for television show his abiding interest in themes of desire, spirituality, and mortality.

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  • Jean Vigo Regained

    November 2–23, 2018

    This series showcases new restorations of all four of Vigo’s playful and poetic films, plus rushes and outtakes that illuminate his innovative technique.

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  • Afterimage: Corneliu Porumboiu

    November 8–16, 2018

    The Romanian filmmaker who has been called “one of our great contemporary observers of the human comedy” (Variety) visits BAMPFA to present and discuss his work.

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  • The Puppet Master: The Films of Jiří Trnka

    December 1–19, 2018

    A selection of enchanting stop-motion films by a Czech puppeteer with the heart of a poet.

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  • Bergman 100: Full Circle

    December 1–30, 2018

    The final installment in our yearlong celebration of the films of Ingmar Bergman features some of his greatest works, including the full-length TV version of his magnum opus, Fanny and Alexander.

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  • Fritz Lang & German Expressionism

    December 7, 2018–February 23, 2019

    Our tribute to this essential director presents his German films alongside other enthralling works of German Expressionist cinema.

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  • Japanese Film Classics from the BAMPFA Collection

    December 12, 2018–January 27, 2019

    This series showcases 35mm archival prints from BAMPFA’s outstanding Japanese cinema collection, from Mizoguchi to Miyazaki.

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  • Out of the Vault

    January 13–April 4, 2019

    Delve into BAMPFA’s collection of avant-garde film with screenings of work by Frank Stauffacher, Warren Sonbert, and Nathaniel Dorsky, plus programs guest curated by The Black Aesthetic.

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  • In Focus: Writing for Cinema

    January 16–February 27, 2019
  • Documentary Voices 2019

    January 23–April 24, 2019

    Our annual series of nonfiction films showcases inventive approaches to the documentary form.

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  • Life Goes On: The Films of Mia Hansen-Løve

    January 25–February 14, 2019

    Mia Hansen-Løve’s profoundly humanist films are keenly attuned to the rhythms of life. The director joins us to present her work along with a selection of films she admires.

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  • Rhythms from Life: Jia Zhangke

    February 6–17, 2019

    We survey the work of the internationally celebrated director whose films depict China’s relentless socioeconomic transformation and the people it leaves behind.

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  • James Ivory in Person

    February 20–23, 2019

    The celebrated writer and director best known as half of the Merchant Ivory duo visits BAMPFA with early films that offer perspectives on postcolonial India.

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  • Out of the Vault: Black Interiors

    February 21–April 4, 2019

    Delve into rarely seen educational, ethnographic, and experimental films from the BAMPFA’s collection with The Black Aesthetic.

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  • Afterimage: Ulrike Ottinger

    March 1–May 17, 2019

    The German filmmaker joins us for a weeklong residency. From fantastical feminist fictions to ethnographic explorations, her films reflect a keen and wide-ranging eye for the marvelous.

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  • Painters Painting

    March 1–April 28, 2019

    Inspired by BAMPFA’s Hans Hofmann retrospective, we screen a selection of exceptional films about painters and painting, from Van Gogh to Basquiat, Giotto to Joan Mitchell.

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  • African Film Festival 2019

    March 2–May 10, 2019

    This year’s edition of the annual festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora, including a two-film tribute to the great Bill Gunn.

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  • Delphine Seyrig: Resistant Muse

    March 8–April 27, 2019

    A tribute to an actress who contributed her profound intelligence, professional expertise, and sublime beauty to some of the most memorable films of the twentieth century, including Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman and Alain Resnais’s Last Year at Marienbad. 

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  • In Focus: Hirokazu Kore-eda

    March 13–April 24, 2019

    Lecture/Screening Series

    This lecture/screening series is a chance to explore the stylistically restrained yet psychologically probing work of one of the most acclaimed directors working today.

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  • Remembering Nelson Pereira dos Santos

    March 15–May 8, 2019

    A tribute to a founding member of Brazil’s Cinema Novo movement, whose fiery but loving dissections of postcolonial society helped put the Global South on the cinematic map.

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  • GLAS Animation Festival at BAMPFA

    March 23–24, 2019

    Two programs from the GLAS Animation Festival showcase short works by Dennis Tupicoff and Jim Trainor, with the artists in person.

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  • 62nd San Francisco International Film Festival at BAMPFA

    April 11–21, 2019

    BAMPFA is proud to partner with the San Francisco International Film Festival, an annual global showcase of cinematic discovery and a major cultural event in the Bay Area.

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  • Boundless: Pema Tseden’s Cinema of Tibet

    April 25–May 12, 2019

    Three films from a leading figure in Tibet’s emergent cinema, whose works have received acclaim worldwide and brought both the cultural vibrancy and the social concerns of contemporary Tibet to a global audience.

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  • Hirokazu Kore-eda: Reprise Screenings

    May 2–18, 2019

    Missed a screening in our recent In Focus series devoted to Kore-eda, or want to revisit a favorite film? Here’s a second chance to explore the acclaimed Japanese director’s work.

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  • War and Peace

    June 1–15, 2019

    Sergei Bondarchuk’s Academy Award–winning adaptation of Tolstoy’s revered novel, following good-hearted Pierre, battle-scarred Andrei, and tempestuous Natasha through the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars, was hailed by Roger Ebert as “the definitive epic of all time”; it demands to... View

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