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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Under Our (BAM Film) Umbrella

Photo: courtesy of BAM Hamm Archives
By Gina Duncan, Associate Vice President, Film

Film is just one of the many art forms BAM employs in its mission to provide a home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas. And while the moving image has been featured in BAM’s programming since the very early days of the medium, it wasn’t until November 1998 that film had a dedicated and permanent home at BAM. Twenty years later, it is a major, and growing, part of Brooklyn’s cultural landscape.

Over the past year and a half, I’ve led our programming team, driven by the vision of a nimble, responsive, and engaged film program that centers marginalized communities, challenges prevailing narratives, and continues BAM’s mission to share art by bold and adventurous artists with bold and adventurous audiences.

At a moment when the medium’s most exciting voices are rewriting the rules of whose stories get told and how, we have an opportunity to bring to our screens boundary-expanding work that reflects the vitality and diversity of our community—accessible to all, 365 days a year. As we continue to provide an inclusive array of cinematic programs and events, we’ll unite that programming under one umbrella: BAM Film.

For decades, BAM has stood at the cutting edge of culture. Looking through the pages of this guide, I am proud to say that the DNA of our film program is pure BAM.

—Gina Duncan, Associate Vice President, Film

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