Anthology Film Archives

Anthology Film Archives The home of experimental cinema in NYC. Anthology is a center for the exhibition, preservation, and study of independent and artist-made film and video.
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Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video, with a particular focus on independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema. Founded in 1969 by Jonas Mekas, Jerome Hill, P. Adams Sitney, Peter Kubelka, and Stan Brakhage, Anthology in its original conception was a showcase for the Essential Cinema Repertory collection. An ambitious attempt to define the art of cinema by means of a selection of films which would screen continuously, the Essential Cinema collection was intended to encourage the study of the medium’s masterworks as works of art rather than disposable entertainment, making Anthology the first museum devoted to film as an art form. The project was never completed, but even in its unfinished state it represented an uncompromising critical overview of cinema’s history, and remains a crucial part of Anthology’s exhibition program. In the decades since its founding, Anthology has grown far beyond its original concept to encompass film preservation; the formation of a reference library containing the world’s largest collection of books, periodicals, stills, and other paper materials related to avant-garde cinema; and a remarkably innovative and eclectic film exhibition program. Anthology screens more than 900 programs annually, preserves an average of 25 films per year (with 800 works preserved to date), publishes books and DVDs, and hosts numerous scholars and researchers. Fueled by the conviction that the index of a culture’s health and vibrancy lies largely in its margins, in those works of art that are created outside the commercial mainstream, Anthology strives to advance the cause and protect the heritage of a kind of cinema that is in particular danger of being lost, overlooked, or ignored

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@vandacine VANDA Duarte program for Saturday, May 1—today only!!!TOWARDS A NEW LATIN AMERICAN IDENTITYIf being Latin Ame...
05/01/2021

@vandacine VANDA Duarte program for Saturday, May 1—today only!!!

TOWARDS A NEW LATIN AMERICAN IDENTITY
If being Latin American is a cultural category rather than a race, is it possible to think about only one Latin American identity? If it existed, it would be made of millions of fragments, and through different experiences, some approximations could be delineated. These films offer a good starting to point to reconsider the concept of Latin American identity.

Maya Werneck Da-Rin
THE FEVER / A FEBRE
(Brazil, 2020, 98 min, digital) (1)
(Please note: THE FEVER is only available to stream for free in Latin America (excluding Brazil); for North American audiences, the film is available for a streaming rental fee of $12.)

Victoria Alessandrini
ESSENTIAL LATINAS / LATINAS ESENCIALES
(Argentina/UK, 2020, 12 min, digital)(2)

Agustina Biasutto
THE INDEFINABLE / LA INDEFINIBLE
(Argentina/U.S., 2020, 9 min, digital) (3)

Amanda Valle
BACK IN THE ISLAND / DE VUELTA EN LA ISLA
(Dominican Republic/U.S., 2020, 4 min, digital) (4)

Details and full program: https://bit.ly/VandaCineAFA

Today is the last day to watch Ron Rice’s THE QUEEN OF SHEBA MEETS THE ATOM MAN! It's FREE in our virtual cinema!⁠⁠https...
04/30/2021

Today is the last day to watch Ron Rice’s THE QUEEN OF SHEBA MEETS THE ATOM MAN! It's FREE in our virtual cinema!⁠⁠
https://bit.ly/2QAeNFF⁠⁠
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#TaylorMead⁠⁠
#RonRice⁠⁠
#WinifredBryan

Today's @vandacine VANDA Duarte program, Friday, April 30: THE LIMITS BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATEDebating with other peop...
04/30/2021

Today's @vandacine VANDA Duarte program, Friday, April 30:
THE LIMITS BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
Debating with other people leads to new postures, ways of life, and ideas that help us amplify our horizons and possibilities. Knowledge is crucial when it comes to counteracting prejudice. Breaking through the fear of the unknown, sick bodies, and pre-conditioned concepts, the films in this program narrate stories that invite us, through celebration and memory, to think about genre, identity, and s*x.
The films:
Eliane Caffé, Carla Caffé & Beto Amaral
SOUTHERN SORCERESSES / PARA ONDE VOAM AS FEITICEIRAS
(Brazil, 2020, 89 min, digital) (1-2)

María Emilia Castañeda
VIRUS
(Argentina, 2020, 8 min, digital) (3-4)

Today ONLY! FREE!
Details and full program: https://bit.ly/VandaCineAFA

We are heartbroken to announce that Anthology has lost one of its most devoted and well-loved staff members, with the pa...
04/29/2021

We are heartbroken to announce that Anthology has lost one of its most devoted and well-loved staff members, with the passing yesterday of Robert Haller. Robert was a fixture at AFA since 1980, serving initially as Director before becoming responsible for Anthology’s Library. He assumed an Emeritus position more recently, but continued coming in weekly until the onset of the pandemic. With 35 years at Anthology all told, only AFA’s founder Jonas Mekas could claim seniority over Haller!

Robert was born in Pittsburgh in 1942, and was instrumental in forming and nurturing that city’s experimental film scene. At Anthology, Robert preserved numerous films, published several books, and organized many important film programs (including retrospectives devoted to Feuillade, Antonioni, Syberberg, and Omer Kavur). He was also an extraordinary photographer, producing both fine art images and a wealth of crucially important photographs documenting avant-garde film culture.

Aside from his tireless devotion to the cause of avant-garde cinema, Robert was a totally singular, profoundly good-natured, and invariably entertaining presence. He was a true eccentric, in the best possible sense. His mind worked in mysterious ways, but there was no mistaking his infectious sense of enthusiasm and seemingly inexhaustible store of knowledge. Generations of AFA community members have and will continue to remember him with immense fondness.

VANDA Duarte / Festival de Mujeres y Disidencias program for Thursday, April 29:THE VISIBLE / THE INVISIBLEThis program ...
04/29/2021

VANDA Duarte / Festival de Mujeres y Disidencias program for Thursday, April 29:
THE VISIBLE / THE INVISIBLE
This program meditates on the ideas of privacy and the relationships we share with others. How much of ourselves can be perceived by another? How do we find particularities in our surroundings and in the individuals we meet in order to build an intimate story? Realism and onirism, documentary and fiction intermix, giving space to new Latin American narratives.

Details and full program: https://bit.ly/VandaCineAFA⁠

Brenda Erdei MUDANZA / MOVING
Argentina, 2020, 15 min, digital (1)

Laura Huberman & Manuela Martínez INSTRUCCIONES PARA ADELA / INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADELA
Argentina, 2020, 15 min, digital (2)

Marília Nogueira ANGELA
Brazil, 2020, 14 min, digital (3)

Today's @vandacine program is: SHADY JOURNEYS.How far is far enough when it comes to distance? Is it possible to run awa...
04/28/2021

Today's @vandacine program is: SHADY JOURNEYS.
How far is far enough when it comes to distance? Is it possible to run away with our bodies if our minds remain with us? In this program we travel through cities and highways to follow the stream of consciousness of two directors. Journeys, memories, and collective stories lie at the heart of these films:
Tatiana Mazú
SHADY RIVER / RÍO TURBIO
(Argentina, 2020, 81 min, digital) (images 4-5)
and
Andrea Novoa
NATURAL DISASTERS / DESASTRES NATURALES
(Chile, 2020, 26 min, digital) (images 1-3)
PLUS, tonight, live Q&A w/Tatiana Mazú, moderated by Belén Ruíz from Revista Caligari at 6pm (NYC) / 7pm (Argentina) on VANDA’s Instagram: @vandacine

https://bit.ly/VandaCineAFA

Today with our friends @vandacine we kick off the festival VANDA Duarte / Dissident Films by Latin American Women Direct...
04/28/2021

Today with our friends @vandacine we kick off the festival VANDA Duarte / Dissident Films by Latin American Women Directors. VANDA Duarte comprises 8 separate programs –one per day– which will be available to stream for FREE (except the feature film THE FEVER which streams Sat, May 1 for a $12 fee).
VANDA is committed to discovering unique visions and showcasing points of view that are too often relegated to the margins. This series brings those visions to the forefront, featuring films from from Argentina, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Paraguay, Chile and more.
Check out the full schedule (in English and Spanish) and descriptions here: http://bit.ly/VandaCineAFA
Today's films: Tatiana Mazú's SHADY RIVER / RÍO TURBIO & Andrea Novoa's NATURAL DISASTERS / DESASTRES NATURALES

Today with our friends @vandacine we kick off the festival VANDA Duarte / Dissident Films by Latin American Women Directors. VANDA Duarte comprises 8 separate programs –one per day– which will be available to stream for FREE (except the feature film THE FEVER which streams Sat, May 1 for a $12 fee).
VANDA is committed to discovering unique visions and showcasing points of view that are too often relegated to the margins. This series brings those visions to the forefront, featuring films from from Argentina, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Paraguay, Chile and more.
Check out the full schedule (in English and Spanish) and descriptions here: http://bit.ly/VandaCineAFA
Today's films: Tatiana Mazú's SHADY RIVER / RÍO TURBIO & Andrea Novoa's NATURAL DISASTERS / DESASTRES NATURALES

🌸 Film frames from Jonas Mekas's WALDEN (DIARIES, NOTES, AND SKETCHES), 1969. ⁠Available for online rental via Kino Lorb...
03/27/2021

🌸 Film frames from Jonas Mekas's WALDEN (DIARIES, NOTES, AND SKETCHES), 1969. ⁠
Available for online rental via Kino Lorber’s KinoNow service. The films can be streamed for $9, with 50% of the rental income going to Anthology!⁠
https://bit.ly/MekasAtKinoLorber

#jonasmekas

🌸 Film frames from Jonas Mekas's WALDEN (DIARIES, NOTES, AND SKETCHES), 1969. ⁠
Available for online rental via Kino Lorber’s KinoNow service. The films can be streamed for $9, with 50% of the rental income going to Anthology!⁠
https://bit.ly/MekasAtKinoLorber

#jonasmekas

“An essential document of bohemian New York City in 1963 as it was lived and thrashed in cheap apartments and on the str...
03/25/2021

“An essential document of bohemian New York City in 1963 as it was lived and thrashed in cheap apartments and on the streets...THE QUEEN OF SHEBA MEETS THE ATOM MAN should be projected twenty-four hours a day somewhere in Manhattan, so that before we’re all pushed into the sea off Rockaway Beach people can be reminded of the strange form of life that once lived here." –A. S. Hamrah, n+1
AFA's restoration of the great Ron Rice film is streaming now for FREE now in our virtual cinema!
https://bit.ly/2QAeNFF

#TaylorMead
#RonRice
#WinifredBryan

03/23/2021

Raise a glass for Luciano Piazza’s stunning #AFA50 tribute. Thank you!

You can watch all the #AFA50 anniversary tribute videos here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50

03/23/2021

Joel Schemowitz’s #AFA50 tribute has us looking forward to the days when we can once again party down with friends and films! Salut! 🥂
Thanks @joelschlemowitz

It's the final week to catch Lisa Marie Malloy & J.P. Sniadecki's A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME in our virtual cinema!  “Fas...
03/17/2021

It's the final week to catch Lisa Marie Malloy & J.P. Sniadecki's A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME in our virtual cinema!

“Fascinating. Sublime. Has aesthetic qualities that rival anything contemporary documentary has to offer. Images are remarkably composed.” – The Brooklyn Rail

“A romantic fantasy of pandemic isolation, but the film also suggests a post-collapse reality of off-grid existence.” – Filmmaker Magazine

Watch it here:
https://projectr.tv/movie/a-shape-of-things-to-come/?theater=1

It's the final week to catch Lisa Marie Malloy & J.P. Sniadecki's A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME in our virtual cinema!

“Fascinating. Sublime. Has aesthetic qualities that rival anything contemporary documentary has to offer. Images are remarkably composed.” – The Brooklyn Rail

“A romantic fantasy of pandemic isolation, but the film also suggests a post-collapse reality of off-grid existence.” – Filmmaker Magazine

Watch it here:
https://projectr.tv/movie/a-shape-of-things-to-come/?theater=1

March 17-23: A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME – final week & Restored Dutch Avant-Garde Films - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfil...
03/17/2021

March 17-23: A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME – final week & Restored Dutch Avant-Garde Films - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/mar10_2021-622811
(Fern Silva and Lea Bertucci’s #AFA50 Tribute - see them all here: https://t.co/ZqRluVP3t9?amp=1 )

March 17-23: A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME – final week & Restored Dutch Avant-Garde Films - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/mar10_2021-622811
(Fern Silva and Lea Bertucci’s #AFA50 Tribute - see them all here: https://t.co/ZqRluVP3t9?amp=1 )

03/15/2021

#AFA50 tributes are coming in from all over the world. Thank you Greg de Cuir for the greetings from Belgrade!
Greg's fantastic retrospective of the films of Dušan Makavejev—co-curated with Pavle Levi—was one of the very last programs we showed before the pandemic closure one year ago. Greg, we can't wait to welcome you back again in the after times!
See all the tributes here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50

Film frames from Jonas Mekas's WALDEN (DIARIES, NOTES, AND SKETCHES), 1969.Available for online rental via Kino Lorber’s...
03/11/2021

Film frames from Jonas Mekas's WALDEN (DIARIES, NOTES, AND SKETCHES), 1969.
Available for online rental via Kino Lorber’s KinoNow service. The films can be streamed for $9, with 50% of the rental income going to Anthology!
https://bit.ly/MekasAtKinoLorber

Film frames from Jonas Mekas's WALDEN (DIARIES, NOTES, AND SKETCHES), 1969.
Available for online rental via Kino Lorber’s KinoNow service. The films can be streamed for $9, with 50% of the rental income going to Anthology!
https://bit.ly/MekasAtKinoLorber

LAST CHANCE for our survey of Dutch experimental cinema THERE ARE NO RULES! Including these stunners by visual artist tu...
03/09/2021

LAST CHANCE for our survey of Dutch experimental cinema THERE ARE NO RULES! Including these stunners by visual artist turned filmmaker Henri Plaat, SECOND WAR HATS (1-3) and THE STRANGE BUT UNKNOWN STAR (4).
https://bit.ly/DutchExperimental
#experimentalfilm⁠⁠
#dutchfilm⁠⁠
#henriplaat⁠⁠
@eye_film
@dutchcultureusa

Believe it or not, Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of Anthology's closure! This makes the recent news that NYC c...
03/05/2021

Believe it or not, Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of Anthology's closure! This makes the recent news that NYC cinemas can reopen especially welcome. But despite that announcement, Anthology is not planning to rush it—given the current COVID numbers in NYC, the uncertainty surrounding new variants of the virus, and the increasing momentum of the vaccination program, we are keeping our theaters closed for the time being. We’re hard at work developing the protocols that will allow us to safely reopen when the time is right, and we’ll keep you updated. Meanwhile, we'll continue to offer online programming before and after we open our doors, so that until everything returns (as much as possible) to normal, watching our programs from home will still be an option.

THERE ARE NO RULES!: RESTORED & REVISITED AVANT-GARDE FILMS FROM THE NETHERLANDS, streaming now, through March 9!Only $3...
03/03/2021

THERE ARE NO RULES!: RESTORED & REVISITED AVANT-GARDE FILMS FROM THE NETHERLANDS, streaming now, through March 9!
Only $3 per program!
https://bit.ly/DutchExperimental

This survey of Dutch experimental cinema, from the 1920s to the present day, was intended to take place in April 2020, until the pandemic intervened. It was originally designed to showcase preserved and restored prints from the rich collection of the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. While screening those 16mm and 35mm prints will have to wait until cinemas reopen, we have reconceived the series in the meantime as an online program, made possible by the Eye Filmmuseum’s creation of beautiful digital transfers of nearly all the films we planned to present. In fact, this online presentation represents an expanded version of the series, thanks to the inclusion of an additional program of films by the great Henri Plaat.

J.C. Mol CRYSTALS IN COLOR / KRISTALLEN IN KLEUR (1927)
Andor von Barsy HOOGSTRAAT (1929)
Esther Urlus RED MILL / RODE MOLEN (2013)
Karin Wiertz & Jacques Verbeek KEEP ON TURNING (1974)
Francien van Everdingen WALL OF SOUND FLOWERS (2004)
Frans Dupont DEPTH / DIEPTE (1933)

#experimentalfilm
#dutchfilm
#henriplaat
@eye_film
@dutchcultureusa

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Honored to see That's Beautiful Frank, by Jeff Burns, included in the Anthology Film Archives list of films with poet Steve Dalachinsky -- he is tied up here at the 45 minute, 45 second mark.
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Stone sculpture titled: Flesh of my Flesh.
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Ernie Kovacs anticipated video art by about 15 years, and did it on prime time network TV. See it with an audience tonight in NYC at the AFA!