On View

exhibitions
film series
event series

  • Documenting Vietnam

    Self-Portraits of America at War

    February 28–April 29, 2018

    Powerful and innovative documentaries reveal the impact of the Vietnam War on the way Americans perceived themselves.

  • Bergman 100: The Silence of God

    March 1–May 9, 2018

    This installment in our yearlong tribute to Ingmar Bergman focuses on his metaphysical investigations, as well as his collaboration with actor Max von Sydow.

  • African Film Festival 2018

    March 8–May 6, 2018

    This annual festival showcases the best of African cinema and films from the diaspora.

  • Bergman 100: The Early Years

    Salon Screenings in Theater 2

    March 16–May 6, 2018

    Screenings in Theater 2 invite you to enjoy Ingmar Bergman’s early works in an intimate, salon-style setting.

  • The Anxiety of Identity: The Films of Lucrecia Martel

    April 20–May 10, 2018

    The Argentine director pays a visit to BAMPFA for this retrospective of her atmospheric, compelling films.

  • Auteur, Author: Films and Literature 2018

    Presented in Collaboration with the Bay Area Book Festival

    April 25–29, 2018

    BAMPFA partners with the Bay Area Book Festival to present films that celebrate, adapt, or creatively reinterpret the written word and its practitioners.

  • R. W. Fassbinder’s Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day

    Bay Area Premiere of Digital Restoration

    May 11–13, 2018

    Fassbinder’s long-unseen television miniseries is “a brilliantly layered chamber drama about an eccentric family and their economic and cultural environment” (Film Comment).