BAMcinématek has revealed its complete lineup for the fifth annual BAMcinemaFest, a festival of American independents with 22 New York premieres and one world premiere, with the festival running from June 19-28.
Of most interest to this blog, New Yorkers should be aware of 3 films that made their world premieres at the Sundance Film Festival in January, that’ll now be making their New York Premieres at BAMcinemaFest.
Those 3 films are: Andrew Dosunmu’s Mother Of George, Shaka King’s Newlyweeds and Roger Ross Williams’ God Loves Uganda.
I didn’t attend the Sundance Film Festival this year, so haven’t seen either film, and will most certainly be doing so when they screen at BAM next month.
“We’re celebrating the fifth anniversary of BAMcinemaFest with a very strong and very eclectic lineup this year,” says Florence Almozini, program director of BAMcinématek. “For our fifth year, we have a few festival veterans returning: Andrew Bujalski will celebrate with us with his hilarious film Computer Chess, Matthew Porterfield returns with I Used to be Darker, and Andrew Dosunmu, whose debut feature premiered at BAMcinématek, is back with Mother of George. We’re thrilled that BAMcinemaFest has remained a hometown festival, with nearly half of our main slate by Brooklyn filmmakers, from Dosunmu to Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman (Remote Area Medical), Lana Wilson and Martha Shane (After Tiller), Shaka King (Newlyweeds), Eliza Hittman (It Felt Like Love), Zach Clark (White Reindeer), Nick Bentgen and Lisa Kjerulff (Northern Light), and more.”
Check out the full lineup of films by visiting the BAM website HERE.
I’ll be scrubbing the list for any other noteworthy highlights that didn’t immediately jump out at me.