Rotterdam @ BAM Film Festival

BAMcinématek and International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announced the full lineup and schedule for Rotterdam @ BAM, a total of 14 features and a shorts program showcasing IFFR’s competition films — the VPRO Tiger Awards — taking place March 3-9.

International Film Festival Rotterdam, one of the largest and most influential international film festivals, focuses on independent, innovative, and experimental cinema from all over the world. This seven-day showcase at BAMcinématek will mark the New York premieres of almost all of the films, with some also making their U.S. and North American premieres.

Filmmakers and many directors from the competition lineup will be present for Q&As following the screenings.

Rotterdam @ BAM opens March 3 at 7:30 p.m. with the US premiere of the narrative feature debut by documentarian Pedro González-Rubio. “Alamar” (2009) is an intimate portrait of the last days of a father and son together on holiday on the Chinchorro reef off the Mexican coast, with the boy discovering his father’s land before he is sent off to live with his mother in Rome. There will be an encore screening of the film, March 4 at 9:15 p.m.

For a complete list of films plus screening dates and times, plus related special events, call 718-636-4100, or visit www.bam.org.

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