Brooklyn cinephiles will have another reason to stay indoors this summer as BAMcinemaFest has released the titles for some of its films. The event runs from June 16-26 and features a slate of films from emerging talents at some of the world’s premiere film festivals.
This year’s edition brings the New York premiere of six new films and the Brooklyn premiere of Marie Losier’s “The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye.” Losier’s film was awarded the Teddy Award in Berlin last month, an inspiring reward for a film seven years in the making.
Standouts among the New York premieres include Todd Rohal’s “The Catechism Cataclysm,” coming off buzz-generating runs at Sundance and SXSW this year. Rohal’s film is described as a “philosophical buddy drama” and stars Stevie Little from HBO’s “Eastbound and Down” in the title role. Also making their Big Apple premieres are film critic Michael Tully’s “Septien,” former child actor Clay Jeter’s “Jess + Moss” and newcomer Alex Ross Perry’s “The Color Wheel.”
The Safdie brothers will also present new work at BAM this summer, premiering their short “John’s Gone” in the same venue that held a retrospective of their work last summer.