Showcasing the best, brightest & most controversial films making the festival rounds today
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Showcasing the best, brightest, and most controversial films making the festival rounds today, BAMcinemaFest continues its reign as our favorite festival to hail from Brooklyn. Spanning 10 days, the slate includes a mix of comedies, dramas, and documentaries, both feature and short-length. Highlights include opener "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, Michael M. Bilandic's "Hellaware," Ben Nabor's award-winning doc "William and the Windmill," Jason Giampetro's short "The Sun Thief," and festival closer, "Short Term 12," which features an outstanding performance by Brie Larson as a counselor in a halfway house. Also on tap is a special screening of Peaches anti-jukebox musical, "Peaches Does Herself," followed by a performance, and spotlight film, James Ponsoldt's "The Spectacular Now." We recommend toughing it through the credits, as a number of films are followed by Q&As.