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exhibitions
streaming films
event series

  • Recent Releases & Restorations

    Ongoing

    Limited Streaming Engagements

    Enjoy newly released films and restored classics selected by our curators, now available in your own home.

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  • East Meets West: The Films of Ulrike Ottinger

    November 20, 2020–July 18, 2021

    German artist Ulrike Ottinger's cinematic work encompasses ethnography, history, and fantasy. “Watching her films is like traveling through an undiscovered country of marvels” (Village Voice). 

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  • Existence Is Longing: Wong Kar Wai

    December 11, 2020–February 28, 2021

    This streaming retrospective features recent 4K restorations of films by Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar Wai, works of exquisite beauty, narrative complexity, and sublime emotion.

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  • Free Films for Members

    Ongoing

    We’re grateful to our members for standing with BAMPFA during our temporary closure. To show our appreciation, we’re offering a series of free streaming films just for members.

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  • Streaming Spotlight: The New Brazilian Cinema

    January 21–March 31, 2021

    In conjunction with Film Quarterly, we present recent films from the flourishing Brazilian cinema scene, highlighting works by Black, Indigenous, and queer filmmakers.

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  • Documentary Voices

    January 21–April 25, 2021

    Our annual series highlights recent international documentary films that bring a critical eye and ear, as well as an artistic vision, to questions about history and contemporary life. Conversations with filmmakers complement the programs.

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  • Out of the Vault

    March 5–April 11, 2021

    Highlighting works from BAMPFA collections, we celebrate the publication of two new books: Serene for the Moment: Sara Kathryn Arledge, edited by Irene Georgia Tsatsos; and Media Burn: Ant Farm and the Making of an Image, by Steve Seid.

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