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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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  • 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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  • Max von Sydow: The Best Stradivarius

    March 5–April 30, 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

    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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  • 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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