This summer BAMPFA is thrilled to partner with the Downtown Berkeley Association to present three inspiring documentaries on our outdoor screen, welcoming audiences back to the museum to celebrate the vision of artists and activists, from the Bay Area and beyond.Read full description
Sisters with Transistors
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power
A groundbreaking summer camp helps spark a national civil rights movement for people with disabilities in this award-winning documentary from local filmmakers Nicole Newnham and James LeBrecht. “Crip Camp elevates itself . . . through smart focus, remarkable archival footage and inspiring subjects” (Hollywood Reporter).
Spotlighting the stories of nine pioneering composers, this dazzling archival documentary is “a long overdue tribute to the women that broke barriers in music, technology, and society as a whole” (The Arts Desk).
Special preview in advance of the August 20 theatrical release
With unique access to a sitting member of Congress, her family, and her colleagues, local filmmaker Abby Ginzberg profiles Representative Barbara Lee and her decades of advocacy in this compelling and inspiring documentary.
Introduction by Stephanie Mechura