BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.
Diaries, Notes, and Sketches: Cinematic Autobiography
As direct, intimate, and revealing as cinema can be, the diary film reimagines moviemaking as a means of intensely personal self-reflection. This series showcases some of the masters of the form, all of whom turned the camera on themselves for years or even decades in an almost obsessive quest to document, examine, and understand their own lives. The results capture all the chaos, strangeness, and beauty of real life as it unfolds.
BAMcafé Live features a diverse mix of free live music and performance in BAM’s Lepercq Space on select Friday and Saturday nights. Started in 1999, BAMcafé Live, currently curated by Darrell M. McNeill, has served as an intimate performance home for many artists, including Marshall Crenshaw, Vernon Reid, Grady Tate, TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone, Stew, Antibalas, Slow Six, and Carl Hancock Rux,.