Summer Repertory, BAMPFA Style

June 6–August 27, 2017

This summer showcase spans centuries and continents with films from the BAMPFA collection and beyond.

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  • Meek's Cutoff

  • Los Olvidados

  • The Mill and the Cross

  • The New Babylon

  • Upcoming
  • Past
  • Past

Past Films

  • Antonio Gaudí

    • Friday, August 18 6:30 PM
    • Sunday, August 27 Cancelled
    Hiroshi Teshigahara
    Japan, 1985


    Teshigahara’s study of the visionary Catalan architect’s work, scored by the great Toru Takemitsu. “A masterpiece of visual poetry and aesthetic rumination” (Time Out New York).

  • The New Babylon

    • Sunday, August 6 5 PM
    • Thursday, August 10 7 PM
    Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg
    USSR, 1929

    BAMPFA Collection

    Originally banned for its excess, this energetic Russian avant-garde extravaganza focuses on a shopgirl and a heroic young soldier in the 1871 Paris Commune. “A masterpiece . . . a steaming hot pot of startling images” (Village Voice).

  • Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors

    • Wednesday, August 9 7 PM
    Sergei Paradjanov
    USSR, 1964

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    Pagan rituals, demonology, folklore, and legend come to life in Paradjanov’s hypnotic updating of a Romeo-and-Juliet-like tale. “Astonishing . . . one of the supreme works of Soviet cinema” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).

  • The Mill and the Cross

    • Sunday, July 30 5 PM
    Lech Majewski
    Poland, Sweden, 2010

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    Bruegel’s painting The Way to Calvary is brought to life in this inventive interpretation featuring Rutger Hauer, Michael York, and Charlotte Rampling. “An extraordinary example of both art-historical examination and CGI as a passport to unknown lands” (Village Voice).

  • The First Teacher

    • Sunday, July 16 5 PM
    • Saturday, July 29 6 PM
    Andrei Konchalovsky
    USSR, 1966

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    Konchalovsky’s first feature, set in a Kirghiz village shortly after the Revolution. “Expressed with a deft simplicity of style and a rare quality of emotion” (Michel Ciment).

  • The End of the Ottoman Empire

    • Saturday, July 22 6 PM
    • Sunday, July 23 4:30 PM
    Mathilde Damoisel, Sylvie Jézéquel
    France, Switzerland, 2016

    This new documentary offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, the essential backstory of our world today.

  • Los Olvidados

    • Friday, June 9 8:15 PM
    • Friday, June 16 6:30 PM
    Luis Buñuel
    Mexico, 1950

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    Buñuel’s unsentimental portrait of slum kids in Mexico City. “Its matter-of-fact brilliance continues to astonish” (BBC).

  • Meek's Cutoff

    • Saturday, June 10 8:45 PM
    • Wednesday, June 14 7 PM
    Kelly Reichardt
    United States, 2010

    Three strong women and an assortment of weak men head west on the Oregon Trail in Kelly Reichardt’s feminist, stripped-down Western, starring Michelle Williams and Zoe Kazan.