Today's Film Programs
The PFA Theater is closed today.
Upcoming Film Series
Thanks to Henri Langlois: A Centennial Tribute|
June 11 - July 26
One of the final series in our current theater honors French film archivist and cinephile Henri Langlois (1914–1977), who inspired the international cinematheque movement and whose approach greatly informed the vision of BAM/PFA. Our tribute includes French silent cinema as well as work by Langlois’s favorite auteurs, Tod Browning, Ernst Lubitsch, Jean Renoir, Erich von Stroheim, and others.
A Theater Near You|
June 12 - July 24
We honor the memories of several recently departed filmmakers with screenings of their work: Albert Maysles, Michael Glawogger, Manoel de Oliveira, and Alain Resnais. Plus a new 35mm print of Ophuls's From Mayerling to Sarajevo and a new digital restoration of The Tales of Hoffmann (Powell and Pressburger).
Sunday Funnies: Laurel & Hardy and W. C. Fields|
June 14 - July 19
This summer we feature the classic comedies of Stan Laurel and Ollie Hardy in new 35mm preservation prints and celebrate the comic genius of W. C. with three programs of 35mm prints. The series kicks off with a free Family Day screening of Laurel & Hardy shorts on June 14.
The Phantom Foe|
June 14 - June 28
Experience a classic of the silent serial genre with the fifteen hair-raising episodes of this adventure tale featuring the Phantom Foe, an elusive and sinister criminal mastermind. “A rediscovered proto-feminist masterpiece of terror and tension!” (Jurij Meden, George Eastman House). With live musical accompaniment.
Melodrama Master: John M. Stahl|
June 18 - July 26
If you like Douglas Sirk, you'll love John M. Stahl. Stahl (1886–1950 ) was the original Hollywood melodrama master, best known for such "women's" films as Imitation of Life (which won him an Oscar for Best Picture), Magnificent Obsession, and The Keys of the Kingdom with Gregory Peck.
Cinema According to Víctor Erice|
June 25 - August 2
Spanish director Víctor Erice, a committed cineaste, critic, scholar, and theorist, has selected some of the films that have most inspired his journey in cinema to accompany the screenings of his own work. As they are films beloved to our audiences, as well, we are pleased to present them as the closing film series in our current theater.
The Poetry of Time: Andrei Tarkovsky|
June 27 - July 25
Influential Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986) "invented a new language, true to the nature of film" (Ingmar Bergman). This complete retrospective extends from Tarkovsky's powerful first film, Ivan's Childhood (1962), to his final, the elegiac The Sacrifice (1986).
New Video Art from India|
July 2 - July 2
Anuj Vaidya, who codirects the 3rd i SF International South Asian Film Festival, introduces us to recent video art from India in this program he organized with Lalitha Gopalan. The films—from Mumbai, Goa, and New Delhi—suggest novel ways of considering bodies in movement.
An Open Window: Víctor Erice|
July 29 - August 2
Spanish director Víctor Erice is revered for his masterpieces of contemplative cinema, reflecting on childhood, cinema, and the passing of time. We are honored that Erice will visit BAM/PFA to present his complete oeuvre of feature films as well as recent short works and a video essay made with Abbas Kiarostami. Erice will discuss his work with curator and professor Richard Peña as part of our series Afterimage: Filmmakers and Critics in Conversation.