BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn)
8:30pm (arrive early)
Q&A with Michael Sládek
Directed by Michael Sládek
(2012) 85min, HDCAM
Michael Sládek’s (Con Artist) lovingly crafted documentary takes us through BAM’s colorful history and behind the scenes at the nation’s oldest performing arts center. Weaving sharply rendered footage of recent BAM performances with 150 years’ of stunning archival material and interviews with groundbreaking artists such as Laurie Anderson and Peter Brook, the film shows that BAM’s years were not always easy, but are a testament to the power and stamina of the institution that launched Brooklyn as a cultural mecca.