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BAM Rose Cinemas

30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217 | Fort Greene | 718-636-4100

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Unquestionably the best multiplex in Brooklyn, this spin-off of the Brooklyn Academy of Music offers unique art-house films and repertory programming under its BAMcinematek banner. Keep an eye open for events involving Voice film staffers, who are regular participants in Q&As and presenters at small festivals.


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  • Film:
    Years ago, my husband would amuse me now and then with a re-enactment of the moment in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, where a society hostess is called out by Death for having...
  • Voice Choices:
    This year’s eleventh annual Animation Block Party, featuring work from a wide spectrum of scales and platforms — professional, experimental, independent, student — splits...
  • Film:
    The business of childhood is the business of waiting: waiting for Christmas, waiting for school to let out, waiting to be old enough to stay up past nine. No other movie I can think of...
  • Film:
    The observable universe is a million million million million miles large — that's one followed by 24 zeroes — and 13.8 billion years old. We know this. But when you're standing...
  • Film: Reviews
    Lumbering, skronking, and wondrously paint-bombed, Manfred Kirchheimer's Stations of the Elevated (1981) is a 45-minute proto-hip-hop bliss-out, a masterpiece of train- and tag-spotting...
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    In New York City meteorology there is hot, desperately hot, and Do the Right Thing hot, the temperature at which long-simmering tensions threaten to boil over into madness. Twenty-five...
  • Film:
    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...
  • Voice Choices:
    BAMcinématek’s series “All Hail the King: The Films of King Hu (1932–1997)” not only reinforces the canonical status of such influential wuxia works as...
  • Film:
    'We're the Stains, and we don't put out." This is the slogan of the DIY teenage-girl trio fronted by Corinne Burns (Diane Lane, only 15 when shooting began and ferociously charismatic) in...
  • Voice Choices:
    On April 30, BAMcinématek began a week-long series dedicated to the career of Ellen Burstyn. Martin Scorsese’s 1974 Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore holds a special place...
  • Voice Choices:
    It all started 10 years ago with a McDonald’s training video from the ’80s titled “Inside and Outside Custodial Duties,” featuring creepy sexual tension between an...
  • Film:
    In Marlene Dietrich's ABC, the actress's marvelous book of bon mots and observations for any and every occasion, under the heading "Josef von Sternberg" you'll find just one simple line:...
  • Film:
    'We dance on top of our history," intones East Village DJ August (Columbus Short) deep into Julius Onah's busy, vivid, grimly sparkling NYC-now noir thriller The Girl Is in Trouble, one of...
  • Voice Choices:
    "You don't make up for your sins in the church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. All the rest is bullshit and you know it.” So begins the voice-over by Martin Scorsese of...
  • Film: Reviews
    By now, this burly, seething musk ox of a movie, arguably the most convincing film about the Middle Ages ever made, should be on everyone's tongue. Essentially cinema non grata everywhere...
  • Voice Choices:
    BAM makes dinner and a movie as simple as can be. Have an elegant gourmet meal upstairs at BAMcafé and then head down to the theater to catch Preston Sturges’s romantic comedy...
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    Revenge is ladled up hot and cold by the inflamed distaff protagonists in BAMcinématek's "Vengeance Is Hers" series, yet another ingenious program from the Kings County repertory...
  • Voice Choices:
    Most movies made in high school are best left in storage. But for multimedia artist Ryan Trecartin, who filmed a short titled "Junior War" starring his high school friends 15 years ago,...
  • Books:
    In this week's film section, Calum Marsh interviews author Martin Amis, who has moved from his native Great Britain to New York. On November 4, Amis presents a screening of Roman Polanski's...
  • Film:
    Martin Amis, author of London Fields and Money, has long since ranked among the most highly regarded novelists of his generation, and stood, since the passing of John Updike, as our greatest...
  • Film:
    With those off-kilter features and that bold, confident carriage, she might have stepped out of Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon: Karen Black was one of the most striking and strange...
  • Film:
    When Claire Denis's blood-and-lust-filled reverie Trouble Every Day, her most maligned project to date, premiered in New York in 2002, it opened on only one postage-stamp–size screen...
  • Voice Choices:
    As one of indie rock and alt-country’s most enigmatic and downright recalcitrant figures, Bill Callahan has always left his fans wanting more. Whether working under the moniker (Smog)...
  • Voice Choices:
    Check out rare skater flicks 
You’ve seen Dogtown and Z-Boys, Kids, and Paranoid Park, all movies in BAM’s Skateboarding Is Not a Crime series. But chances are good you...
  • Film: Reviews
    Every scene in Pink Flamingos without Divine is a little less filthy. Baltimore-based trash king John Waters put the drag queen on a pedestal worthy of a sideshow. But Divine, the subject...
  • Film: Reviews
    In 2001, street photographer Jamel Shabazz released Back in the Days, a volume of his collected works and a rare portrait of hip-hop's infancy. The book, which gathers hundreds of...
  • Film:
    "Theater is the same as life, life is the same as theater," said the American writer, director, and actor John Cassavetes about his 1977 film Opening Night. "The rituals may be slightly...
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    The surest way to see if a film makes strong visual sense is to watch it with the sound turned off, a test plenty of today's movies would fail, given how many filmmakers rely on exposition...
  • Film:
    If you would like to see the most exciting films being produced in America today, the BAMcinemaFest makes it almost too easy to do so. Now in its fifth year, the festival—which...
  • Film: Reviews
    Have you ever seen a killer wave, mate? Well, have you ever seen a killer wave . . . in 3D? This question resounds above all when watching Storm Surfers 3D, Chris Nelius and Justin...
  • Film:
    Few films lend themselves to critical reevaluation as well as David Lynch's much-maligned Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Booed at its premiere at Cannes in 1992 (and playing at BAM as part...
  • Voice Choices:
    In Tony Richardson’s Mademoiselle, a stony-jawed Jeanne Moreau tenderly lifts the eggs from a bird’s nest, only to crush them in her fist—just because. And that’s not...
  • Voice Choices:
    The entraining beats and politically 
engaged music of famed Moroccan quintet Nass El Ghiwane is the subject of 
director Ahmed El Maanouni’s 1981 concert-doc Trances,...
  • Voice Choices:
    Forget It’s a Wonderful Life. For a truly heartwarming Christmas story this year, try John Waters’s camptastic 1974 classic Female Trouble. The queenly Divine stars as Dawn...
  • Voice Choices:
    Some people will do anything for free alcohol. Take unemployed brothers Bob and Doug McKenzie who place a live mouse in a beer bottle and attempt to blackmail a liquor store owner into...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Franc Roddam (1979). BAM's celebration of everyone's third-favorite classic-rock band peaks the rare rock movie that works as drama. A tough-minded, dirt-under-the-fingernails portrait...
  • Voice Choices:
    Ever since mankind could hold a piece of charcoal, art has pervaded human existence. Sure, we’ve moved from bits of ash and plant pigment to touchscreens and styluses, but the intent...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. John Ford (1953) Reprising his role from 1932’s Red Dust in Ford’s remake, Clark Gable stars as a big-game hunter who’s lured both a showgirl named Honey Bear (Ava...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Fred Zinnemann (1952) A film loved and loathed by the both the right and left—Eisenhower adored it; John Wayne hated it; Bill Clinton screened it at the White House 17...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Frank Capra (1938). Adapted from George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play, Capra’s film concerns class clash between aw-shucks scion James Stewart...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Frank Capra (1944) Cary Grant plays a theater critic who discovers, just after tying the knot, that his beloved aunties are murderous, crazy old coots. Capra’s adaptation of the...
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    Dir. Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur (1935) Noël Coward, in his film debut, plays the cad of the title: a publisher who delights in destroying others. Killed in a plane crash, he is...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Federico Fellini (1960) Is Fellini’s and star Marcello Mastroianni’s breakthrough film a tirelessly overpraised middle-brow entertainment or a prescient, caustic take on the...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Chad Friedrichs (2011) Freidrichs’s indispensable cine-essay explores the history of the St. Louis public-housing project of the title, which opened in the mid-1950s only to be...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Kathryn Bigelow (1987) Following a laconic hunk’s reluctant initiation into a family of blood suckers, Bigelow’s second feature is a sexy hybrid of vampire movie (a genre...
  • Voice Choices:
    Are you frustrated with the recent selection of films screening? If The Vow isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps the New York Korean Film Festival will have something more to your liking....
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    A master of stop-motion animation from the ’50s through the ’80s, Ray Harryhausen famously developed the technique of Dynamation, which allowed live actors to appear as though...
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    Cozy up at BAM’s Valentine’s Day Dinner and a Movie, featuring Ernst Lubitsch’s 1940 romantic comedy The Shop Around the Corner, starring Jimmy Stewart and Margaret...
  • Voice Choices:
    Brooklyn, from its beautiful brownstones to the boardwalk at Coney Island, has long captured the attention of filmmakers who find the borough’s gritty charm irresistible. Brooklyn...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Richard Kwietniowski (1997) This witty riff on Death in Venice (adapted from a novel by film critic Gilbert Adair) features John Hurt as a stuffy British writer who...
  • Voice Choices:
    In the new comedy, The Sitter, Jonah Hill stars as an out-of-luck (suspended) college student desperate to make a buck. After getting coerced into child-sitting, he finds himself in a melee...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Martin Scorsese (1985). Scorsese updates Kafka in this deftly low-budget, echt ‘80s black comedy—a movie that, rather than Soho, should have really been set in...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. John Landis (1986). A trio of costumed washed-up Western stars (Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short) coping with Mexico circa 1916 in this good naturedly dopey and totally...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky (1973). Originally hailed as the Soviet 2001, Tarkovsky’s sci-fi epic, adapted from Stanislaw Lem’s more sardonic novel, is actually something closer to...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Stanley Kubrick (1968). As much a part of American history as the moon landing it presaged, Kubrick’s ultimate head trip is now his most extravagant period piece—a superb,...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Spike Jonze (1999). Directed by Jonze from Charlie Kaufman’s highly original script, this prize head-scratcher invites all analogy-seekers to cast their nets wide. The movie...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Trey Parker (2004). More audacious than any Pixar opus, this mock Bruckheimer action spectacle features a ridiculous cast of puppets fighting, dancing, and having sex. Unfortunately,...
  • Voice Choices:
    They really do let anyone be a journalist. Case in point: Jack Unterweger, an Australian man who went to prison in 1976 for the murder of a teenage girl, became a star journo upon the...
  • Voice Choices:
    Dir. Paul Newman (1971). Newman’s generally forgotten, self-directed vehicle vastly simplifies Ken Kesey’s novel is a New Hollywood movie suffused in Old Hollywood values—a...
  • Voice Choices:
    Kevin Clash can tell you how to get to Sesame Street. The Baltimore native who dreamed of becoming one of Jim Henson’s puppeteers got his wish when he became the man behind Elmo. See...
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    Dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (2011). The Brothers Dardenne do what only they can with this gritty, stripped-down action meditation on redemption and grace, in which a pinch-faced...

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