BAMCinématek recently announced the full lineup for this year’s BAMcinemaFest, including the opening night selection of Richard Linklater’s new film Boyhood (more info on that screening here) and a Centerpiece screening of Bong Joon-Ho’s new film, Snowpiercer.
Their closing night event, however, will be a 25th anniversary screening of director Spike Lee’s seminal 1989 film Do the Right Thing, featuring a Q&A with Lee and members of the cast and crew including Danny Aiello, Bill Nunn, Giancarlo Esposito, and more. The screening and event will be shown on the Steinberg Screen at the BAM Harvey Theater, a cinema this writer couldn’t recommend enough (I saw a screening of The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II there and it was absolutely gorgeous).
Even further, the screening will kick off a 12-day retrospective of Lee’s films that will also commemorate the 15th anniversary of the BAMcinématek itself, which launched in 1999 with a similar retro of Spike Lee joints up until that point. More info about this retrospective will be announced soon.
You can also get more information about the full BAMcinemaFest lineup here.