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  • 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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  • 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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  • Max von Sydow: The Best Stradivarius

    March 5–May 10, 2021

    Our tribute to the towering Swedish actor Max von Sydow, who died a year ago, features some of his great work with Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal, The Passion of Anna), Jan Troell (The Emigrants), and Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror), among others. Distinguished guest... View

  • Out of the Vault: Sara Kathryn Arledge & Media Burn

    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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  • 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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  • Éric Rohmer’s Tales of the Four Seasons

    April 23–July 18, 2021

    Shot on location in various regions of France in the 1990s, when Éric Rohmer was at the height of his powers, this four-film cycle probes the psychological and philosophical mysteries of love—elusive, imagined, or manifest.

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  • Recent Films of Amit Dutta

    Starts April 30

    Indian filmmaker and writer Amit Dutta has created his own distinctive cinema through deep explorations of India’s artistic, literary, and cultural traditions. We present the premiere of a portrait of Krishna Baldev Vaid, along with other recent work and the landmark Nainsukh.

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  • Tutorials: Streaming from Home

    If you would like to watch a film from BAMPFA’s rotating selection of streaming films, you can learn how to get started with these helpful tutorials.

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