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Hey Girlfriend!: Girls' Lena Dunham Curates BAM Film Series

Screen shot 2012-03-07 at 11.27.30 AM.pngBAMcinématek presents Hey Girlfriend! Lena Dunham Selects, an eight-film series centered on the theme of female friendships. Coming to BAM between April 2-8, the series is curated by Dunham, the creator and star of Tiny Furniture as well as HBO's forthcoming series Girls (and an occasional PAPER contributor). Both of Dunham's projects, which examine post-college life in New York through the lens of the director and her cohorts, draw from female relationship movies like The Last Days of Disco (1998), Girlfriends (1978) and This is My Life (1992), which will all be screened throughout the week. 

Screen shot 2012-03-07 at 12.01.48 PM.png"These are the movies that made me want to make movies," Dunham says. "It's no secret that there's long been a dearth of realistic female relationships onscreen. Sure, we see girlfriends: getting drinks, spoon-feeding each other post-breakup Häagen-Dazs ... But what of the female relationships we all know and love, inspiring in their tenacity and unparalleled in their complexity?"

To that end, the film series will also screen Times Square (1980), David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. (2001), The Craft (1996), Clueless (1995) and Career Girls (1997).

In addition to the screenings, directors Nora Ephron, Whit Stillman and Claudia Weill will be on hand for Q&As following their films (This Is My Life, The Last Days of Disco and Girlfriends, respectively) along with actor Chris Eigeman, a long-time collaborator of Stillman's. Dunham will also be joining Ephron and Stillman for their talk backs.    

For more information on the series, including schedule, film descriptions, ticket prices and directions, visit bam.org.

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