BAMcinemaFest is once again taking place in person at BAM Rose Cinemas June 23—30, with funny, moving, challenging, and thought-provoking discoveries via film. It'll open with Aftershock, an award-winning powerful documentary spotlighting the Black women, and bereaved partners, who have been failed by the U.S. maternal health system. Directed by Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion to inspire and empower the trailblazing work being done to ensure the best birthing outcomes for all Americans. It'll also feature the New York premiere of new restorations of Ayoka Chenzira’s first feature film, Alma’s Rainbow (1993) with her animated satirical short film Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People (1984). Plus, don't miss Amber Bemak’s 100 Ways to Touch the Border, Andrew Infante’s award-winning Brooklyn rom-com Ferny & Luca, Kit Zauhar’s feature debut Actual People, Ramin Bahrani’s (Chop Shop, White Tiger), Rita Baghdadi’s Sirens, Julie Ha & Eugene Yi’s Free Chol Soo Lee and Damian Marcano’s award-winning breakout debut Chee$e.