5 Hidden Indie Gems From This Year’s BAMcinemaFest

IndieWire | 6/18/2018 | Kate Erbland
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This month’s BAMcinemaFest isn’t just for New York cinephiles. The annual Brooklyn festival routinely boasts a slate that includes some of the year’s best indie offerings from festivals earlier in the year, and while the latest edition is no exception, it has also has a number of notable world premieres and under-the-radar offerings.

Consider it a welcome respite from the boom and bustle of a summer season crowded with the biggest blockbuster films. The festival opens with “Sorry to Bother You,” Boots Riley’s Sundance-acclaimed racial satire, and closes with Josephine Decker’s surreal New York character study “Madeline’s Madeline.” In between, there are a number of distinctive cinematic experiences.

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Check out IndieWire’s must-see picks below. This year’s BAMcinemaFest kicks off June 20 and runs until July 1.

“A Boy. A Girl. A Dream”

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“A Boy. A Girl. A Dream”

No matter your political leanings, so much of last year’s Sundance Film Festival felt utterly suffocated by the political sea change washing over the country, capped off by the presidential inauguration on the very first day. It wasn’t exactly a joyous moment in the creative community – on inauguration day, downtown Park City was filled up by the women’s march, created as an act of resistance that so many felt was necessary – and...
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