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    It seems even more apparent, in retrospect, that BAMcinemafest's fifth anniversary in 2013 represented something of a grand slam for American film programming, tapping into the vanguard of...
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    A brain-bending game you can play while watching 2001: A Space Odyssey: Imagine you’re the first audience to see it. Would you recognize its greatness, or might you, like the...
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    It’s been 15 years since Matthew Shepard was beaten, bound to a fence, and left to die on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Just a few weeks later, director Moisés Kaufman and...
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    David Lang’s new work
Love is viewed as an epic—but beautiful—failure in David Lang’s latest operatic mutation, love fail. Performed by transcendentally...
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    Picking up after the Greeks surprised the Trojans with their wooden horse, Euripides’ mournful antiwar play The Trojan Women follows the mothers, sisters, and daughters who have been...
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    Before he was hitching up Harold and Maude, director Hal Ashby used the gentrification of the once-stroller-less, decidedly-not-vegan, predominantly black neighborhood of Park Slope as a...
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    The Ricardian Society dedicates itself to the belief that Richard III is one of history’s most misunderstood and maltreated figures. His position as a scheming, conniving, perverse...
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    In Euripides’ play Alkestis, the title character makes the ultimate sacrifice when her husband, King Admetus, is summoned to the underworld and she takes his place so he may live....
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    Consisting of 12 works from 11 countries, the local premiere of Kronos's "Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11" suggests an artistic attempt to reestablish the...

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BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

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