On View

exhibitions
film series
event series

  • Bergman 100: Late Works

    October 28–November 30, 2018

    Salon Screenings in Theater 2

    Presented in the intimate setting of BAMPFA’s Theater 2, three of Ingmar Bergman’s late works for television show his abiding interest in themes of desire, spirituality, and mortality.

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  • Jean Vigo Regained

    November 2–23, 2018

    This series showcases new restorations of all four of Vigo’s playful and poetic films, plus rushes and outtakes that illuminate his innovative technique.

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  • Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

    November 7, 2018–March 3, 2019

    Discover the connections between the scientific and artistic revolutions of the early twentieth century with this groundbreaking exhibition, which reveals how artists responded to scientific advances with bold new forms of creative expression.

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  • Afterimage: Corneliu Porumboiu

    November 8–16, 2018

    The Romanian filmmaker who has been called “one of our great contemporary observers of the human comedy” (Variety) visits BAMPFA to present and discuss his work.

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  • The Puppet Master: The Films of Jiří Trnka

    December 1–19, 2018

    A selection of enchanting stop-motion films by a Czech puppeteer with the heart of a poet.

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  • Bergman 100: Full Circle

    December 1–30, 2018

    The final installment in our yearlong celebration of the films of Ingmar Bergman features some of his greatest works, including the full-length TV version of his magnum opus, Fanny and Alexander.

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  • Fritz Lang & German Expressionism

    December 7, 2018–February 23, 2019

    Our tribute to this essential director presents his German films alongside other enthralling works of German Expressionist cinema.

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  • Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

    December 12, 2018–April 14, 2019

    An exceptional selection of scroll paintings, screens, woodblock prints, lacquerware, and ceramics demonstrating the breadth and beauty of Japanese art.

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  • Japanese Film Classics from the BAMPFA Collection

    December 12, 2018–January 27, 2019

    This series showcases 35mm archival prints from BAMPFA’s outstanding Japanese cinema collection, from Mizoguchi to Miyazaki.

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  • Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272

    December 12, 2018–March 24, 2019

    A gallery exhibition and complementary screenings of videos by Arthur Jafa, whose work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations in everyday life.

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  • Guided Tours 2019

    Ongoing

    Get a deeper look at the artworks on view by joining an expert-led tour.

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  • Manik Khan

    Full 2019

    Ongoing

    Explore the BAMPFA galleries and discover exciting performances in our dramatic space on the night of each full moon.

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  • Movie Matinees for All Ages 2019

    Ongoing

    Treat the family to an afternoon at the movies.

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  • Black Life 2019

    Ongoing

    Experience the vitality and range of cultural production in the African diaspora through this exciting, multidisciplinary event series.

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  • Limited Engagements & Special Screenings 2019

    Ongoing

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

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  • Workshops 2019

    Ongoing

    From hands-on art making to storytelling and performance, our workshops will inspire your creativity, engage your senses, and expand your ideas.

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  • Readings 2019

    Ongoing

    Meet the authors of new books and hear poets and other literary lights read their work.

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  • Film to Table Dinners at Babette 2019

    Ongoing

    Delectable dinners following screenings of the films that inspired them

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  • Family Events 2019

    Ongoing

    Hands-on activities, participatory readings, performances, movie matinees, and more events designed for kids and their families.

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  • Gallery Talks, Lectures & Discussions 2019

    Ongoing

    Artists, curators, scholars, and others share their insights on BAMPFA exhibitions, the arts, and other cultural topics.

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  • Art laid out for a Five Tables viewing at BAMPFA

    Five Tables 2019

    Ongoing

    Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursdays for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collection.

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  • Get Dancin’: Selections from the Collection

    January 9–March 31, 2019

    The exuberance, romance, and beauty of dance are central themes in this wide-ranging selection of works.

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  • Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

    January 9–April 28, 2019

    A magical installation inspired by Shinto beliefs and the shape-shifting beings of Japanese folklore.

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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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  • In Focus: Writing for Cinema

    January 16–February 27, 2019
  • 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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  • Arts + Design Thursdays @ BAMPFA

    January 24–April 25, 2019

    Creativity, Migration, Transformation

    Presenters from a diverse range of cultural and creative backgrounds explore the specific and metaphoric connections between creative action and the possibility of personal, cultural, and social transformation.

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  • Life Goes On: The Films of Mia Hansen-Løve

    January 25–February 14, 2019

    Mia Hansen-Løve’s profoundly humanist films are keenly attuned to the rhythms of life. The director joins us to present her work along with a selection of films she admires.

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  • Rhythms from Life: Jia Zhangke

    February 6–17, 2019

    We survey the work of the internationally celebrated director whose films depict China’s relentless socioeconomic transformation and the people it leaves behind.

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  • lithograph Evolving Gravity by Aaron Marcus

    Aaron Marcus: Early Works

    February 6–June 30, 2019

    In these multicolored transformations of computer-generated forms, the artist makes connections between art, science, design, and visual poetry.

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  • James Ivory in Person

    February 20–23, 2019

    The celebrated writer and director best known as half of the Merchant Ivory duo visits BAMPFA with early films that offer perspectives on postcolonial India.

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