Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is a co-presentation of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and uniFrance Films in association with BAMcinématek and IFC Center. The 19th annual edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema celebrates the best in contemporary French filmmaking, including special appearances by Catherine Deneuve, Michel Gondry, Jacques Doillon, François Ozon, and more. March 7 – March 10.
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BAMcinematik is now playing classic martial art films: Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon and Invincible Shaolon. Popularized by icons like Lee and Sammo Hung, wing chun (form of martial art) has become an action movie staple. Revel in the gut-punching action, lightning-fast fight moves, and gloriously over-the-top kung fu choreography of some of the most entertaining popcorn flicks ever made. Films are playing at the BAM Rose Cinema (Peter Jay Sharp Building), located at 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn. General admission: $13. Through September 5.
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In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. Charlie Ahearn, the director of the seminal grafitti movie Wild Style, pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had definition. The documentary, Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, is running through August 8 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Cost: $13.
“Anybody who doesn’t appreciate the spirit captured in Jamel Shabazz’s photographs doesn’t get New York.” —The New York Times
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