BAMCinemaFest

NAME OF FESTIVAL: BAMCinemaFest
SINCE: 2009
WHERE: New York
WEBSITE: www.bam.org/programs/bamcinemafest
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: BAMcinemaFest presents the most dynamic and entertaining new films from cinema’s brightest up-and-coming talents, plus special repertory screenings, live music, outdoor screenings, filmmaker Q&As, and more. Launched in 2009 as a showcase for new independent films, the annual festival is an extension of the year-round BAMcinématek film program, collecting the most innovative new work from festivals in the US and around the world and bringing them to New York City audiences.

Little Men

BAMcinemaFest Unveils Lineup, Opens with NY Premiere of LITTLE MEN

The 2016 BAMcinemaFest, taking place June 15 to 26, 2016 in Brooklyn, announced its full lineup. The 8th edition of the festival will open with the NY Premiere of Little Men directed by Ira Sachs, and close with the NY Premiere of Dark Night directed by Tim Sutton.

Manfred Kirchheimer’s Restored legendary NYC film “Stations Of The Elevated” to Premiere at BAMCinemaFest

Manfred Kirchheimer’s Restored legendary NYC film “Stations Of The Elevated” to Premiere at BAMCinemaFest

 Stations of the Elevated

APD’s Cinema Conservancy program announce the upcoming release of Stations of the Elevated (1981), a 45-minute independent documentary directed, produced and edited by Manfred Kirchheimer, in a new restoration. Shot over the course of 1977 on lush 16mm color reversal stock, the film weaves together vivid images of elevated subway trains crisscrossing New York City’s gritty urban landscape. With a complex soundtrack that combines the ambient sounds of the city with the music of Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin, the film is an impressionistic portrait of and tribute to a New York that has long since disappeared.