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Still from Radio Unnamable
As previously mentioned, the 2012 BAMcinemaFEST kicks off tonight (6/20) with a screening of Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk with Me. This year's fest includes 22 features with 20 of those being New York premieres and, as usual, there are a few music-related films as well. On June 26 they'll screen Radio Unnamable, a documentary about WBAI DJ Bob Fass, "the father of freeform radio." There will be a Q&A after the screening with Fass and directors Paul Lovelace, Jessica Wolfson. Immediately after that will be a performance in the BAMcinemaFest lounge with Simeon Coxe of Silver Apples which is free with your screening ticket.
Screening on June 28 is Tim Sutton's debut feature Pavillion, which "follows laconic teenager Max, who moves from an idyllic lakeside town in New York to his father's home in arid suburban Arizona." The score is by the Sea & Cake's Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt, and the two will perform immediately after the screeening in the BAMcinemaFest lounge. Again, the performance is free with the ticket to the screening. This explains why Sam and Archer are performing at Mercury Lounge on June 30 too.
And the closing night (7/1) is a screening of Lotte Reiniger's dreamlike 1926 animated film The Adventures of Prince Achmed with live accompaniment by by Dublin collective 3epkano and Erik Friedlander.
The same night is a screening of documentary Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen about the legendary rock photographer which was directed by Big Audio Dynamite's Don Letts (The Punk Rock Movie, Strummerville). The screening is followed by BAMcinemaFest's closing night party.
The full BAMcinemaFest 2012 Schedule is below.
Wed, Jun 20
7:30pm: Opening Night--Sleepwalk With Me
Thu, Jun 21
7pm: Spotlight screening--Beasts of the Southern Wild
Fri, Jun 22
Sat, Jun 23
2pm: Take Me to the Balloony Bin!
4:30pm: Welcome to Pine Hill
6:50pm: Nobody Walks
9:30pm: The Comedy
Sun, Jun 24
2pm: Crazy and Thief
4pm: Jerry and Me + The Disorderly Orderly
7pm: The Imposter
9:30pm: The Unspeakable Act
Mon, Jun 25
7pm: The Patron Saints
9:15pm: The Machine That Kills Bad People
Tue, Jun 26
7pm: Radio Unnameable--Followed by a live performance by Simeon Coxe
9:30pm: The International Sign for Choking
Wed, Jun 27
7pm: Walk Away Renée
9pm: Outdoor screening--The Comedy
Thu, Jun 28
7pm: Pavilion--Followed by a live performance by Sam Prekop & Archer Prewitt
9:15pm: For Ellen
Fri, Jun 29
7pm: Liberal Arts
Sat, Jun 30
2pm: Mixed Shorts
4:30pm: All City Shorts
7pm: Kicking and Screaming
Sun, Jul 1
6pm: The Adventures of Prince Achmed--Live accompaniment by 3epkano and Erik Friedlander
8pm: Closing Night--Rock 'n' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen