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BAMcinemaFest Review: '10,000 KM' Presents Two Actors, Two Locations & Two Laptops For One Bittersweet Movie

  • By Nikola Grozdanovic
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  • July 2, 2014 6:04 PM
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10,000 KM
Remember the slightly awkward moments between Joaquin Phoenix and his operating system in the not-too-distant future of Spike Jonze's “Her,” where a relationship was blossomed between a man and a machine? The lack of a physical element in that scenario starts to feel normal because one half of that equation never had a body. But in today's equivalent, when a man is dancing with a laptop in his hand, desperately trying to cling on to a loved one, the lack of physical presence isn't just awkward; it's heartbreaking. Carlos Marques-Marcet's stirring feature debut “10,000 KM,” about a relationship getting tested by long distance, takes a minimal approach in wrestling with the emotional demons borne when a long-term couple get separated for a year. Two actors. Two locations. Two laptops. One bittersweet movie.

BAMcinemaFest Line-Up Includes ‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Boyhood’ & 25th Anniversary Screening Of ‘Do The Right Thing’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 6, 2014 2:41 PM
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BAMcinématek has announced the complete line-up for its annual BAMcinemaFest, and it might be the best in its six-year history. Running Jun 18-29, the closing night picture will be the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” with Lee and cast in attendance, the opening night picture will be Richard Linklater’s 12-year project “Boyhood” and the festival’s centerpiece will be Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer.” Other highlights include the spotlight film, David Wain’s “They Came Together,” Joe Swanberg’s “Happy Christmas,” Mike Cahill’s “I Origins” and many more.

BAMcinemaFest Kicks Off Opening Night With Casey Affleck & Rooney Mara-Led Outlaw Tale 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • June 20, 2013 2:45 PM
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Last night the Brooklyn Academy of Music kicked off its 5th annual BAMcinemaFest, a 10-day showcase of independent films culled from Cannes, Sundance, TIFF, Berlin, SXSW and other festivals from around the world. Highlights from this year’s lineup include James Ponsoldt's teen romance "The Spectacular Now," Sebastian Silva's druggy road trip adventure "Crystal Fairy," Joe Swanberg's relationship comedy "Drinking Buddies," Dustin Cretton's heartrending foster care facility-set drama "Short Term '12" and many, many more. Check out the full line-up here. But for opening night they scored the NYC Premiere of perhaps the buzziest film out of Sundance this year, David Lowery's "Ain't Them Bodies Saints." When we caught the film at Sundance we called it, "a wholly engrossing and impressive piece of work that the movie world will be talking about all year long."

Exclusive: Trailer For 2013 BAMcinemaFest Celebrating Its 5th Anniversary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2013 9:58 AM
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If you didn't hit the slopes of Sundance, get a chance to taste the BBQ of SXSW or gallivant around the south of France at Cannes, not to worry because BAMcinemaFest has got you covered. Celebrating its fifth year in 2013, the rising festival is quickly becoming a midyear highlight, gathering the best of festivals from around the world while becoming a place to catch premieres as well. And with the kick off just under two weeks away, we're happy to unveil the trailer for this year's festivities.

Exclusive: Full Schedule For 5th Annual BAMcinemaFest; 'Peaches Does Herself,' 'William & The Windmill' & More Added

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 24, 2013 4:08 PM
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In a few weeks the fifth annual BAMcinemaFest at the Brooklyn Academy of Music kicks off, bringing a wide away of stellar content to New York’s hippest borough. Today, the full line-up has been revealed for the festival, which runs from June 19th to the 28th, which includes the New York premiere of the documentary “Peaches Does Herself” about punky synth pop star Peaches (complete with a live performance by the star) and the New York premiere of “I Used to Be Darker,” the new film by Matthew Porterfield. Get your subway tickets ready: it’s going to be a good one.

BAMcinemaFEST 2013 Lineup Includes 'Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,' 'Short Term 12,' 'The Spectacular Now' & Much More

  • By Kieran McMahon
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  • May 9, 2013 10:24 AM
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The BAMcinemaFEST film festival, run by BAMcinématek out of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and now in its fifth year, has announced the complete lineup for 2013. Previous years included films from the likes of Lena Dunham, Nicolas Winding Refn and Lynn Shelton, and this year brings a fittingly eclectic collection of narrative and documentary movies as well, with 22 New York premieres and one world premiere in a schedule packed with upcoming indie talent and a few better-known faces.

Noah Baumbach Talks ‘Kicking And Screaming’ On The Eve Of BAMcinemaFest 17th Anniversary Screening

  • By The Playlist
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  • June 29, 2012 4:41 PM
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That internet movie legend is false: filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s debut feature, “Kicking And Screaming,” was never almost accepted to the Cannes Film Festival and then rejected because the director refused to cut fifteen minutes from the film as requested.

BAMcinemaFest: Craig Zobel Talks Conversation-Starting True-Crime Tale 'Compliance'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • June 28, 2012 2:45 PM
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As many festivalgoers know, attending a film festival can be both an exhausting and rewarding experience. Fortunately for those NYC-ers who don’t have the stamina to attend Sundance, Cannes or SXSW, BAM has culled some of the best of those lineups and selected a few dozen favorites, which are now playing during BAMcinemaFest. One of the films that we caught at Sundance that hasn’t eased it grip is Craig Zobel’s “Compliance.”

BAMcinemaFest: Ry Russo-Young, Lena Dunham & 'Nobody Walks' Cast Discuss The Film At Lively Q&A

  • By Cory Everett
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  • June 27, 2012 1:56 PM
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BAMcinemaFest is now in full swing and Brooklyn cinephiles are getting a chance to sample some of the films they might have missed at Sundance, Cannes and SXSW. Though the festival is already halfway over, there are still plenty of interesting films coming up, including So Yong Kim’s “For Ellen,” Josh Radnor’s “Liberal Arts” and Craig Zobel’s “Compliance” among others. Check out the full line-up here. One of the highlights of the fest so far has been Ry Russo-Young’s “Nobody Walks.” The dramedy centers on young artist Martine (Olivia Thirlby) who comes to stay in the pool house of a Los Angeles family while she completes her short film.

BAMcinemaFest Kicks Off Its Opening Night With A Celebration Of Brooklyn Featuring Mike Birbiglia's 'Sleepwalk With Me'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • June 22, 2012 11:00 AM
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On Wednesday night the Brooklyn Academy of Music kicked off its 4th annual BAMcinemaFest, a 10-day showcase of independent films culled from Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, and other festivals from around the world. Highlights from this year’s line-up include Sundance sensation “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” controversial true crime story “Compliance,” found-footage horror anthology “V/H/S,” psychosexual comedy “Nobody Walks” and many, many more. Check out the full line-up here. While some might have guessed ‘Beasts’ to be an obvious choice to open the fest as it's the film coming off the festival circuit with the most deafening buzz, BAM instead selected Mike Birbiglia’s “Sleepwalk With Me.” After seeing the film, which set and filmed in Brooklyn, it was clear that it was the perfect choice. Based on Birbiglia’s autobiographical one-man show, the story follows Matt Pandamiglio, (a proxy for the comedian), a struggling stand-up who moves in with his long term girlfriend and develops a sleeping disorder that causes him to act out his dreams. Both hilarious and surprisingly sincere, the film is a triumph for Birbiglia who directed, co-wrote and stars in the film.

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