«BAMcinématek presents Booed at Cannes, a 15-film series of controversial masterworks and film maudits from the French festival, May 8—12 & 16—23 ...»
Though now regarded as an art-house darling of contemporary cinema, Apichatpong divided audiences with his Cannes debut, a lush, jungle-set romance—about a soldier’s infatuation with a young man—that blossoms into an enigmatic, folkloric fable set in the spirit realm of Thai mythology. “One of the most rapturously original, mysteriously beautiful love stories ever told” (Scott Foundas, LA Weekly).
Thu, May 23 at 4:30, 7, 9:30pm Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) 135min Directed by David Lynch. With Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Moira Kelly.
Lynch was anointed with his second booing at Cannes, after Wild at Heart, with this prequel to the cult television show. It follows the final days of Laura Palmer (Lee), a seemingly all-American high-school student drawn into a hellish underworld of sex and drugs, before her murder. It remains one of Lynch’s most underrated efforts in its evocation of the damaged psyche of a lost teenager with disturbing nightmare imagery.
Sat, May 11 at 1:30, 7pm Under the Sun of Satan (1987) 93min Directed by Maurice Pialat. With Gérard Depardieu, Sandrine Bonnaire.
A priest (Depardieu) is plunged into a severe spiritual crisis brought on by an encounter with a horse trader—who may really be the devil—and a fixation with a teenage murderess (Bonnaire). Pialat’s stark, ultra-intense rumination on faith—which Jonathan Rosenbaum called “a major work by a major filmmaker”—was greeted with boos upon winning the Palme d’Or.
Thu, May 9 at 4:30, 7, 9:30pm The Voice of the Moon (1990) 122min Directed by Federico Fellini. With Roberto Benigni, Paolo Villaggio.
Fellini’s seldom-seen final film (it was never released in America) is a sprawling fantasia that follows a wandering misfit (Benigni) who hears voices whispering from wells as he roams the Italian countryside of the director’s youth. He encounters a host of oddball characters and phantasmagorical sights, including a striking scene in which an infernal disco is miraculously transformed into a dreamy waltz.
Thu, May 16 at 4:30, 7, 9:30pm Wild at Heart (1990) 125min Directed by David Lynch. With Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern.
David Lynch throws Southern Gothic melodrama, The Wizard of Oz, surreal-kinky violence, and Elvis into a brewing cauldron for this nightmarish soap opera. Outlaw lovers Sailor (Cage) and Lula (Dern) go on the run through a menacing Deep South populated by the usual stable of unsettling Lynchian weirdos.
The director received the Palme d’Or amid “the most violent chorus of boos and hisses to be heard in a decade” (Dave Kehr).
Sat, May 11 at 4:15, 9:45pm *R-rated version at 4:15, X-rated version at 9:45pm
The four-screen BAM Rose Cinemas (BRC) opened in 1998 to offer Brooklyn audiences alternative and independent films that might not play in the borough otherwise, making BAM the only performing arts center in the country with two mainstage theaters and a multiplex cinema. In July 1999, beginning with a series celebrating the work of Spike Lee, BAMcinématek was born as Brooklyn’s only daily, year-round repertory film program. BAMcinématek presents new and rarely seen contemporary films, classics, work by local artists, and festivals of films from around the world, often with special appearances by directors, actors, and other guests. BAMcinématek has not only presented major retrospectives by major filmmakers such as Michelangelo Antonioni, Manoel de Oliveira, Shohei Imamura, Vincente Minnelli (winning a National Film Critics’ Circle Award prize for the retrospective), Kaneto Shindo, Luchino Visconti,, but it has also introduced New York audiences to contemporary artists such as Pedro Costa and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. In addition, BAMcinématek programmed the first US retrospectives of directors Arnaud Desplechin, Nicolas Winding Refn, Hong Sang-soo, and, most recently, Andrzej Zulawski. From 2006 to 2008, BAMcinématek partnered with the Sundance Institute and in June 2009 launched BAMcinemaFest, a 16-day festival of new independent films and repertory favorites with 15 NY feature film premieres; the fifth annual BAMcinemaFest will run from June 19—28, 2013.
Credits The Wall Street Journal is the title sponsor of BAM Rose Cinemas and BAMcinématek.
Steinberg Screen at the BAM Harvey Theater is made possible by The Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust.
Pepsi is the official beverage of BAM.
Brooklyn Brewery is the preferred beer of BAMcinématek.
BAM Rose Cinemas are named in recognition of a major gift in honor of Jonathan F.P. and Diana Calthorpe Rose.
BAM Rose Cinemas would also like to acknowledge the generous support of The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, The Estate of Richard B. Fisher, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Delegation of the New York City Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Bloomberg, and Time Warner Inc. Additional support for BAMcinématek is provided by the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation, The Grodzins Fund, The Liman Foundation and Summit Rock Advisors.
BAMcinematek is programmed by Florence Almozini with the assistance of Nellie Killian and David Reilly.
Special thanks to Marianne Jerris/Danish Film Institute; Brian Belovarac/Janus Films; Delphine Selles & Muriel Guidoni/French Cultural Services, NY; Laura Coffi/Gaumont; Andrew Youdell/British Film Institute; Chris Chouinard/Park Circus; Marilee Womack/Warner Brothers; Laurence Berbon/Tamasa Distribution; Camilla Cormanni & Rosaria Folcarelli/Cinecitta Luce; Gabriele Bonvini & Rossella Panighi/Mediaset; Christopher Lane & Michael Horne/Sony Pictures Repertory; Peter Conheim; Todd Wiener & Steven Hill/UCLA Film & Television Archive; Judy Nicaud/Paramount; Brandon Peters/Strand Releasing.
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, BAM Rose Cinemas, and BAMcafé are located in the Peter Jay Sharp building at 30 Lafayette Avenue (between St Felix Street and Ashland Place) in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. BAM Harvey Theater is located two blocks from the main building at 651 Fulton Street (between Ashland and Rockwell Places). Both locations house Greenlight Bookstore at BAM kiosks. BAM Fisher, located at 321 Ashland Place, is the newest addition to the BAM campus and houses the Judith and Alan Fishman Space and Rita K. Hillman Studio.
BAM Rose Cinemas is Brooklyn’s only movie house dedicated to first-run independent and foreign film and repertory programming. BAMcafé, operated by Great Performances, is open for dining prior to BAM Howard Gilman Opera House evening performances. BAMcafé also features an eclectic mix of spoken word and live music for BAMcafé Live on select Friday and Saturday nights with a special BAMcafé Live menu available starting at 8pm.
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