Still from Ali: Fear Eats the Soul. Courtesy of BAM.

Programmers’ Notebook: On Love is the first edition of a new series in which BAM’s film programming team responds to a thought-provoking theme. This wide-ranging look at love, in all its forms, surveys how this most fundamental, yet complex, of emotions has been explored on screen by some of cinema’s most perceptive chroniclers of the human condition. Films included: Valentine’s Day showings of “Love and Basketball” (Prince-Bythewood, 2000); “Girlfriends” (Weill, 1978); “Bad Education” (Almodóvar, 2004); “Nothing But a Man” (Roemer, 1964); “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” (Spielberg, 2001); “My Neighbor Totoro” (Miyazaki, 1988); “Paris, Texas” (Wenders, 1984); “Love Streams” (Cassavetes, 1984); “Ali: Fear Eats the Soul” (Fassbinder, 1974); “Late Spring” (Ozu, 1949); “Nostalgia for the Light” (2010); “Love is the Message” (Mock, 2018), Season 1, Episode 6 of “Pose”; “Pariah” (Rees, 2011); “Senna” (Kapadia, 2010); and “Phantom Thread” (Anderson, 2017).