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Brooklyn Exhibition Spaces
Posted October 12, 2010 to photo album "Brooklyn Exhibition Spaces"
As part of Movie City Brooklyn, Nick Dawson takes a trip around some of the most interesting places to catch a movie in the New York borough.
Slide 8: BAMCinematek @ BAM
Despite its name, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (or BAM, as it’s generally referred to) is far from just about the music. Located in the Fort Greene neighborhood, BAM – which is the oldest continuously operating performing arts center in the country – is a general performance space which also programs dance, theatre, art and literature events, and since the late 1990s has screened movies in the BAM Rose Cinemas. BAM shows a selection of new releases from world and independent cinema, but is more notable for the repertory programming of its BAMcinématek, which has been run by Florence Almozini since its opening in 1999. The range of films screened at BAMcinématek is impressively diverse, while Almozini creates series with intriguing, leftfield angles, such as 2009’s “The Late Film,” which looked at movies made by directors in the latter stages of their careers. “Because we concentrate mostly on vertical programming and have several different series going on each day of the week, our audience can come every night and see something completely different, from hip contemporary Korean films to silent classics,” Almozini explained in an interview with Gothamist. In 2009, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of BAM Rose Cinemas, the venue held the first ever BAMcinemaFEST, which showcases some of the best titles on the current film festival circuit.