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  • Movie Matinees for All Ages

    Ongoing

    Treat the family to an afternoon at the movies.

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  • Limited Engagements & Special Screenings

    Ongoing

    Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.

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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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  • 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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  • 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–April 7, 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 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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