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Today's Film Programs

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Current Film Series

link image thumbnail The Brilliance of Satyajit Ray
January 17 - August 31
Before the “international art house circuit,” before “Third World Film,” before “slow cinema” and “rural realism,” there was Satyajit Ray, one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. Discover—or rediscover—this legend of cinema with our expansive series, which continues through August and includes nearly all of his films. Check back for the complete screening schedule.


link image thumbnail Film 50: History of Cinema
January 22 - May 7
BAM/PFA and the UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media copresent the film-lecture course Film 50, now celebrating its twenty-first year. This year’s course, taught by Emily Carpenter, showcases an exciting lineup of world cinema classics. Open to the public as space permits.


link image thumbnail Documentary Voices
January 28 - April 22
Documentary Voices, our annual series presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course History of Documentary Film, showcases a broad range of contemporary and historical documentaries, from poetic explorations to cinematic essays to forays into archival collections.


link image thumbnail Diamonds of the Night: Jan Nemec
April 6 - April 23
Join us for this long-overdue survey dedicated to Jan Nemec, a true iconoclast. We present early films that helped define the Czech New Wave, including a new print of his debut feature, Diamonds of the Night from 1964, as well as recent work made after his return to the Czech Republic in the 1990s.



Upcoming Film Series

link image thumbnail San Francisco International Film Festival @ BAM/PFA
April 25 - May 8
BAM/PFA is the exclusive East Bay venue for the San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks, SFIFF is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation.


link image thumbnail Film & Video Makers at Cal
May 9 - May 9
This program presents work by the 2014 winners of the Eisner prize, the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus.