New York City is getting a new film festival. From June 17 – July 2, 2009 BAMcinematek, the repertory film program at BAM Rose Cinemas, will present the first BAMcinemaFEST, a new annual film festival in Brooklyn that will showcase U.S. and international work from emerging and established filmmakers.
An evolution in BAMcinematek’s programming, the festival will effectively replace the Sundance at BAM series, which for the past few years brought films from the Sundance Film Festival to Brooklyn. However, the new fest is opening with Sundance offering “Don’t Let Me Drown,” from director Cruz Angeles. The is being programmed by the BAMcinematek team, lead by Program Director Florence Almozini.