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 assembles something like a greatest hits of independent cinema by cherry-picking the standouts from bigger festivals the world over—enjoys a clear curatorial advantage over its competitors: quality over quantity, a gamble which has proven effective. By keeping its offerings bold but slender, the festival suggests confidence in the value of each selection—and since former coups include success stories... More >>>