This week at Anthology: Bidoun Presents, SPACES OF EXCEPTION Premiere & H.P. Lovecraft - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/april192023-623480
The home of experimental cinema in NYC. Anthology is a center for the exhibition, preservation, and s Founded in 1969 by Jonas Mekas, Jerome Hill, P.
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. 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
This week at Anthology: Bidoun Presents, SPACES OF EXCEPTION Premiere & H.P. Lovecraft - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/april192023-623480
NORTH AMERICAN THEATRICAL PREMIERE!
SPACES OF EXCEPTION investigates and juxtaposes the struggles, communities, and spaces of the American Indian reservation and the Palestinian refugee camp. The film was shot over the course of four years in Arizona, New Mexico, New York, and South Dakota, as well as in Lebanon and the West Bank. Directed by Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny, SPACES OF EXCEPTION attempts to understand the significance of the land – its memory and divisions – and the conditions for life, community, and sovereignty. SPACES OF EXCEPTION emerged out of the long-term multimedia project “The Native and the Refugee”, which has been presented in more than a dozen countries, including within the refugee camps and reservations themselves, and comprises the feature film, numerous short moving-image works, and the book “The Mohawk Warrior Society: A Handbook on Sovereignty and Survival” (2023, PM Press).
“The impact upon an oppressed people of being fractured systematically from a sense of place tied to its collective identity and spiritual cohesion is a devastating refrain throughout the film. ‘In Navajo there is no word for relocation; to relocate means to disappear and never be seen again,’ says one Native American. […] SPACES OF EXCEPTION powerfully makes its point that the modes by which dehumanisation is enacted are all too typical among oppressors, and as such solidarity can be found for global resistance among all oppressed. Visibility and life itself become forms of resistance, under a politics of erasure that sees one’s very existence as a provocation – ‘the mere fact of my breathing in the heart of the camp,’ as one Palestinian woman puts it.” –Carmen Gray, SENSES OF CINEMA
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Chronicling and Creating: Home Movies & Hobbyist Filmmaking begins TONIGHT!
Don’t miss these exceptionally beautiful works of human history made accessible by
Tonight, Oct 20 at 7:00 - HOME AND AWAY: THE AMERICAN FRONTIER
Sat, Oct 21 at 7:00 - ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD: THE FILMS OF ARTHUR H. VIRTUE
Sun, Oct 22 at 7:00 - THE MURDER MYSTERIES OF DWIGHT CORE
Tickets in bio.
Fall Member Announcements! - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/april192023-623484
This week at Anthology: H.P. Lovecraft, "Chronicling and Creating: Home Movies and Hobbyist Filmmaking" & Narrow Rooms - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/april192023-623476
This week at Anthology: Eve Heller, Corita Kent, Ernie Kovacs, WORLD'S GREATEST SINNER, Robert Breer, and Robert Bresson - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/april192023-623472
Corita Kent, formerly Sister Mary Corita, is widely known for her exuberant serigraphs, inspired teaching methods, and lively art classes at Los Angeles’s Immaculate Heart College art department in the 1950s and 1960s. Corita was an enthusiastic photographer who shot thousands of 35mm slides documenting the art department’s activities, the urban landscape of Los Angeles, advertising, supermarkets, cookies, coke bottles, experiments, flowers, folk art, visits with Charles and Ray Eames, street signs, kites, and much more. The new book, “Ordinary Things Will Be Signs for Us” – edited by Julie Ault, Jason Fulford, and Jordan Weitzman, and published by J&L Books and Magic Hour Press – combines over 300 of Corita’s photos, annotated with excerpts from her writings and interviews.
This Friday, October 13, to celebrate the release of “Ordinary Things Will Be Signs for Us”, two rarely-seen short films about Corita will be screened. The event will be hosted by the book’s editors, Ault, Fulford, and Weitzman, as well as contributor Olivian Cha, of the Corita Art Center, and will be followed by a reception. Books will be available to purchase.
WE HAVE NO ART
***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! There will be a standby line forming 1hr prior to the screening and we will try to accommodate as many people as possible.
On Saturday Oct 14, we’d love to see you New York City at Anthology Film Archives for a night of comedy that will have you jumping! Join co-authors Josh Mills & Ben Model and guests Alan Zweibel, Heather Hendershot & Fresh Air (NPR)’s David Bianculli for a night of screenings, discussion, Q&A & book signing. Link in comments to buy tix.
This week at Anthology: World's Greatest Sinner – New Restoration! & EC: Brakhage - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/april192023-623468
Friday 9/29 Screenings Postponed - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/april192023-623464
WE'RE VERY SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE SEPT 28 SCREENING OF 'DEEP BREATH' WILL HAVE TO BE POSTPONED, DUE TO DIFFICULTIES IN OBTAINING A SUITABLE EXHIBITION COPY. WE DO PLAN TO RESCHEDULE THE SCREENING LATER IN THE FALL – WE'LL SHARE INFO ABOUT THAT VIA OUR WEBSITE, E-NEWSLETTER, AND SOCIAL MEDIA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. MEANWHILE, THERE'S ANOTHER BIDOUN SCREENING COMING UP ON OCT 26! Check out website for more details.
This week at Anthology: DEEP BREATH, Belson (New 16mm Prints!) & Brakhage - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/april192023-623456
THE WORLD’S GREATEST SINNER
REVIVAL RUN – BRAND NEW RESTORATION!
Anthology is overjoyed to revive one of our very favorite films, the utterly singular, peerlessly eccentric Unidentified Film Object, THE WORLD’S GREATEST SINNER. One of the strangest films ever to emerge from the margins of Hollywood, it’s a movie that could only have sprung from the warped mind of the great Timothy Carey.
A wild, unstable specter haunting Hollywood throughout the 1950s-70s, Carey cobbled together a career as a character actor with bit parts as heavies and hucksters for Kubrick, Cassavetes, Brando, and others, his indelible, unstable screen presence suggesting there was always a madness to his Method. He brought that same volatile energy to his first film as director (and writer, producer, and eventual self-distributor), a berserk parable about a bored insurance salesman who quits his job, forms a rockabilly band/religious movement, rechristens himself “God,” and winds up frontrunner for President, using his newfound power to sleep with women aged 14 to 92. A vanity project-cum-labor of love with little regard for good taste or common filmmaking rules, THE WORLD’S GREATEST SINNER would later find fans in Martin Scorsese and Will Oldham but didn’t break through to the grindhouse circuit upon release. Beloved by a growing legion of dedicated fans over the years, and newly restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, THE WORLD’S GREATEST SINNER is back, in all its head-scratching glory!
With Timothy Carey. Restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation. Special thanks to Romeo Carey.
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This week at Anthology: PAUL ROBESON, "Mirrored Reflections" Special Screening, Narrow Rooms & Essential Cinema - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/april192023-623452
“I LONGED TO CHERISH MIRRORED REFLECTIONS”: BLACK WOMEN, REFLECTED
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
THURSDAY, SEPT 21 @ 7:30
DREAMING RIVERS mediates how a Black mother is perceived by herself and her children, while negotiating their positions as Caribbean immigrants in 1980s Britain. AURORA operates through a similarly prismatic perspective by observing three Afro-Cuban women of different ages in the intimate gestures of putting on makeup, smoking a quiet cigar, singing a song. A tribute to the gorgeous mundane, FANNIE’S FILM honors invisible labor and uncontainable dreams as the 65-year-old protagonist expresses nothing but satisfaction with her life. NOTRE MÉMOIRE and THE ANCESTORS CAME are both tributes to the performative and creative flair of now-elders Mbissine Thérèse Diop – the star of Ousmane Sembène’s LA NOIRE DE… (1966) – and multi-disciplinary artist Faith Ringgold. Finally, the genesis for the program, BACK INSIDE HERSELF, crafts a poetic tribute to Black women’s interiorities and liberated self-perceptions.
Tickets at link in bio.
9/22 @ 7:30
's Narrow Rooms Film Series welcomes Canadian writer/director to present his thriller M/M (), which first premiered at in 2018 and stars Antoine Lahaie and Nicolas Maxim Endlicher as two young men who wind up in a dangerous power struggle in decadent Berlin. Influenced by Euro-thrillers like POSSESSION, DON'T LOOK NOW, and BAD TIMING, as well as the director's own experiences observing how people reinvent themselves in Berlin, it's a compelling and creepy debut from a filmmaker we're sure to be seeing more from soon.
Matthew is a young Canadian new to Berlin. He’s come to make a fresh start, but he feels the isolation of living in a strange, new city. When he meets Matthias, he is entranced. Beautiful and charismatic, Matthias is everything Matthew wants to be. Soon Matthew's interest escalates, becoming an obsession. He begins to transform himself to embody the object of his desire, cutting his hair, getting new clothes. When Matthias gets into a motorcycle accident, the opportunity is too perfect. Matthew is Matthias. In a coma in the hospital, Matthias' waking life, dreams and memories blur. Where the real ends, the artificial begins.
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Thursday, September 21 @ 7:30
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
“I LONGED TO CHERISH MIRRORED REFLECTIONS”: BLACK WOMEN, REFLECTED
Although Black women filmmakers could never be reduced to a monolith, a thread that runs through many of their cinematic experiments is an autonomous claim on the means of representation. Ranging from the 1980s to the mid-2000s, the independent short films presented in this program provide insight into how Black women have seen, shown, and reflected themselves and each other.
In a 1998 essay titled “Naked Without Shame: A Counter-Hegemonic Body Politic”, bell hooks wrote beautifully and painfully about the damaging effects of living under white supremacist patriarchy for the selfhood of Black women. An answer to her wish – “I longed to cherish mirrored reflections” – might be found in these films by Black women who look through a lens that is loving, mournful, celebratory, understanding, urgent, and cherishing.
Guest-programmed by Yasmina Price, who wrote the introduction above.
Martina Attille DREAMING RIVERS 1988, 31 min, 16mm-to-digital
Fronza Woods FANNIE’S FILM 1981, 16 min, 16mm. Restored print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
Johanna Makabi NOTRE MÉMOIRE 2022, 11 min, digital
S. Pearl Sharp BACK INSIDE HERSELF 1984/2009, 4.5 min, 16mm-to-digital
Cecile Emeke THE ANCESTORS CAME 2017, 6 min, digital
Everlane Morães AURORA 2019, 15 min, digital
Total running time: ca. 90 min.
Tickets online & at the box office.
PAUL ROBESON: “I’M A NEGRO. I’M AN AMERICAN”
SPECIAL REVIVAL RUN!
4K restoration by the DEFA Foundation in Berlin, Germany, with new English subtitles by the DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Co-presented with the DEFA Film Library and the German Film Office, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films.
This 1989 documentary – made by East German film director Kurt Tetzlaff, and newly restored by the DEFA Foundation – is a cinematic homage to the African-American singer, actor, and civil rights activist Paul Robeson (1898-1976). The film tells his story in non-chronological order, using a compilation of materials: rarely shown historic footage, photographs of the U.S. civil rights movement, speeches, performances, and visits to East Germany and the Soviet Union. Interviews with Paul Robeson Jr., Earl Robinson, Pete Seeger, and Harry Belafonte give insight into the courageous life of a true Renaissance man. Co-produced by the GDR’s DEFA Studio for Documentary Film and the West Berlin production company Chronos, with scenes shot in the U.S., the film reflects the efforts by East German officials to present Robeson – often referred to as a “voice of the other America” – as a poster child for GDR solidarity with the U.S. civil rights movement.
From any perspective, the film stands as an elegant, revealing, and powerful portrait of a towering figure in American culture, society, and politics. Revisiting episodes in Robeson’s life, drawing attention to his performances and writings, and confronting the virulent racism and anti-communism he faced in the U.S., PAUL ROBESON: “I’M A NEGRO. I’M AN AMERICAN.” documents the life of a groundbreaking artist whose courage, tenacity, and passion remain profoundly inspiring.
The screening on Wed, Sept 20 at 6:45 will be introduced by Kevina King, Vice President of the Black German Heritage and Research Association. The screening on Sat, Sept 23 at 6:45 will be introduced by Professor Mariana Ivanova, Academic Director of the DEFA Film Library.
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This week at Anthology: THE FIRST YEAR continues, BLACK SUNDAY – FREE SCREENINGS, and Essential Cinema - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/april192023-623448
San Francisco’s legendary, genderbending theatrical troupe, The Cockettes – in the person of songwriter and original Cockette Scrumbly Koldewyn and collaborators – will be visiting NYC this fall for a special performance at Joe’s Pub on September 9. On the occasion of this visit, we host a very special screening featuring documentation of a 50th anniversary celebration that took place in 2020, a tribute video about Cockettes’ founder Hibiscus, and the sole film made by the Cockettes themselves, the q***r cinema landmark TRICIA’S WEDDING. The program will feature an appearance from the current incarnation of the Cockettes!
COCKETTES ARE GOLDEN
2021, 73 min, digital. Photographed and edited by Dave Johnson.
2020, 3 min, digital. Narrated by Mary Lou Harris.
Milton Miron (aka Sebastian)
1971, 33 min, 16mm-to-DCP
“Hilarious, shocking, and decades ahead of its time, TRICIA’S WEDDING is a mini-masterpiece of political theatre that brings together guerrilla drag, performance art, the burgeoning q***r aesthetic of practitioners like John Waters and Charles Ludlam, and demolishes them all in the process.” –David Serlin, UC San Diego
For the 50th anniversary of this q***r cinema landmark, come revel in the psychedelic debauchery as you’ve never seen it before, with a pristine new 4K restoration commissioned by Frameline and the OutFest UCLA Legacy Project and facilitated by the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Total running time: ca. 115 min.
This week at Anthology: THE FIRST YEAR premiere, Jan Soldat, The Cockettes, and more! - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/april192023-623444
Retrospective: JAN SOLDAT
Few filmmakers have explored the subject of s*x as persistently, or in such a distinctive and unusual way, as Jan Soldat. Across more than 100 films, Soldat has devoted himself to mapping – with a radical lack of judgment and a profound yet unshowy empathy – the myriad forms that human desire can take, and the vast variety of s*xual practices that exist. Though s*x – sometimes in its more shocking manifestations – is almost always front and center, the act itself typically takes up only a small part of each film. Soldat focuses instead on the deeply human mixture of awkwardness, vulnerability, social protocol, and tentative connection that frames s*xual in*******se, and devotes much of the films’ running times to interviews with his subjects, who speak (eloquently) about their desires but also about their lives in general. Working in collaboration with his protagonists, Soldat has created a kaleidoscopic body of work that comprises a profound and empathetic investigation into the human body, desire, and the undeniable urge towards interconnection, both physical and emotional.
Please note: some of the films in this series contain graphic s*xual content, and certain viewers may find them disturbing.
Since 2011, each edition of the Viennale has featured the granting of the Viennale Erste Bank Film Award. Designed to showcase the best of Austrian cinema, the Award was founded by Erste Bank, the Viennale’s main sponsor, and is awarded according to the findings of an independent jury. The Award brings a cash prize as well as a residency as a visiting filmmaker hosted and organized by Deutsches Haus at NYU. The 2022 Award was granted to two films, one of which was Soldat’s BLIND DATE.
This program is co-presented by Erste Bank and Deutsches Haus at NYU, with additional support from the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.
- Link in bio > Retrospective: Jan Soldat
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OPENING THIS FRIDAY -- 9/8!
US THEATRICAL PREMIERE – BRAND NEW RESTORATION!
In partnership with Icarus Films and Cinema Tropical, Anthology is excited to present a week-long theatrical run of Patricio Guzmán's debut feature, THE FIRST YEAR (1972), in a brand-new 2K restoration!
The 6:45 screening on Fri, Sept 8 will be followed by a Q&A with award-winning Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña and Florencia San Martín, Professor of Art History at Lehigh University's College of Arts & Sciences. Following the Q&A, there will be a reception co-sponsored by Cinema Tropical and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU (CLACS).
Runs Sept. 8 - 15
Screenings nightly at 6:45 and 9:00
Tickets available at http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/buy-tickets
Get your tix now for our first NYC event in celebration of the new Fantagraphics book “Ernie in Kovacsland” Oct 14 at the Anthology Film Archives with co-authors Josh Mills & Ben Model for a screening, discussion & book signing! Plus a fantastic panel including NPR’s David Bianculli, Alan Zweibel & Heather Hendershot. Links in comments for tix!
BRAND NEW RESTORATION!
Opens next Friday, September 9th—Patricio Guzmán’s debut feature from 1972, THE FIRST YEAR.
With most prints of the film lost or destroyed, this incredible restoration project provides us with an invaluable opportunity to witness the genesis of Guzmán’s body of work, and to gain insight into a critical period in Chilean history.
Screenings are nightly at 6:45 and 9:00.
Link in bio > The First Year
It’s that lovely time of year again! The films of DZIGA VERTOV are back in the Essential Cinema cycle for the first part of September.
Come see the works of one whom J. Hoberman (of the Village Voice) once said, was “one of the half-dozen most important personalities in the history of cinema.”
For more information on Vertov and Kino-Pravda, be sure to visit: vertov.film museum.at/en
KINO-EYE…..9/1 @ 7:00
KINO-PRAVDA NOS. 1-6…..9/3 @ 5:45
FORWARD, SOVIET!…..9/3 @ 7:30
A SIXTH OF THE WORLD…..9/5 @ 7:30
THE ELEVENTH YEAR…..9/6 @ 7:30
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA…..9/7 @ 7:30
ENTHUSIASM, OR SYMPHONY OF THE DON BASIN…..9/9 @ 5:30
THREE SONGS ABOUT LENIN…..9/10 @ 5:45
Link in bio > Essential Cinema
Jan Soldat - Film Screenings at Anthology Film Archives 🎥
🗓 September 8 - 12
📍Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York
Check out the upcoming film screenings by filmmaker Jan Soldat. In 2022, Jan Soldat was awarded the Viennale’s ExtraVALUE Film Award for his film Blind Dates (12min) (Vienna International Film Festival).
PROGRAM 1: BLIND DATES – brief s*xual encounters and “blind dates” displaying the ambivalence of physical desire and the unsentimental but empathetic encounter of two individuals
Sept 8 | 7.30 pm
PROGRAM 2: PORTRAITS – provokes with unconventional s*xual practices and breaks boundaries of human s*xuality
Sept 9 | 7.30 pm
PROGRAM 3 – three films dealing with slavery or relationship
Sept 10 | 7.30 pm
PROGRAM 4 – three films showing individual portraits
Sept 12 | 7.30 pm
See the full program here: http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series
The program is co-presented by Erste Bank and Deutsches Haus at NYU.
This weekend only!
CROSSROADS + THE EXPLODING DIGITAL INEVITABLE
In 1976 groundbreaking artist, collagist, sculptor, and filmmaker Bruce Conner released his magnum opus, a 36-minute assemblage of U.S. government footage of the iconic Bikini Atoll atomic bomb test. If Conner invented the modern found-footage film with A MOVIE in 1958, he re-invented it with CROSSROADS. His editing of the film’s brilliant “dual” score – by seminal minimalist composer Terry Riley and synthesizer pioneer Patrick Gleeson – evokes a surreal beauty latent in the devastating images that comprises one of the most profound meditations on the nuclear era extant.
Created by Ross Lipman – a filmmaker, performer, and archivist who is the author of numerous short experimental films, live lectures, and essay-films, including NOTFILM (2015) about Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton’s FILM, and who is responsible for restorations of numerous vitally important works including SCORPIO RISING, WANDA, KILLER OF SHEEP, and more – THE EXPLODING DIGITAL INEVITABLE (2017) is a documentary essay that takes CROSSROADS as its subject. Integrating an array of movie and audio clips, still photographs, and rare archival documents, it tells the story of CROSSROADS’ unique production, as well as the massive cultural spectacle of the original Bikini Atoll tests themselves – the most recorded event in human history. It also chronicles the extraordinary collaboration of Conner with Riley and Gleeson, including original interviews with both composers.
With Christopher Nolan’s OPPENHEIMER calling attention once again to the development of the atomic bomb, we thought it was high time for revival screenings of both Conner’s seminal film and Lipman’s fascinating chronicle of its production and historical context.
Special thanks to Ross Lipman and Michelle Silva (Conner Family Trust).
1976, 36 min, 35mm-to-DCP.
Exhibition copy courtesy of the Conner Family Trust.
THE EXPLODING DIGITAL INEVITABLE
2017, 48 min, digital
Total running time: ca. 90 min.
SCREENS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 & 2 @ 7:30
Narrow Rooms returns this Fall Season with two dark thrillers about men on dangerous quests through two urban gay meccas. First up, on Friday September 22nd, we're screening 's M/M (), a slow-burn psychological thriller in the vein of POSSESSION, DER FAN and BAD TIMING, which uses Berlin’s decadent nightlife scene as the backdrop for a nightmarish narrative of conformity, identity, masculinity, and alienation. Then on October 20th, we'll screen 's critically acclaimed thriller URBANIA, which stars Dan Futterman (Judging Amy) as a gay man despairing over a breakup who keeps running into characters who seem to have stepped out of popular urban legends during one very long dark night. Unseen on big screens in NYC since its release in 2000, it's ripe for rediscovery. Both features will be followed by Q&As with their directors, moderated by Narrow Rooms curator . Tickets are on sale now.
The September + October calendars are here! Pickup in the lobby or from the red box on our front door.
This week at Anthology: Alfreda's Cinema; Bruce Conner + Ross Lipman; final Kazuo Hara + John Wilson shows; and more! - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/april192023-623440
We agree—two sold out screenings of JOHN WILSON & CREW was not enough! Let’s make it three. Additional screening now added for TUES, SEPT 5 @ 7:00! Tickets available online and at the box office.
AUG 30 @ 7:30
MOVE: CONFRONTATION IN PHILADELPHIA
First distributed by Mumia Abu-Jamal before his arrest and now nearing its 45th anniversary, MOVE: CONFRONTATION IN PHILADELPHIA (1980) comes to a New York City theater for the first time. The film charts the events in the summer of 1978 that resulted in the first siege by the Philadelphia police on the MOVE headquarters (an even more deadly and destructive siege would follow in 1985). Filmmakers Karen Pomer and Jane Mancini went to great lengths to expose the brutality that Philadelphia Police Commissioner, Frank Rizzo, inflicted on MOVE members Chuckie, Delbert, Janine, and Janet Africa, who survived only to serve nearly 40 years of collective prison sentences on falsified charges. These are some of the only recorded accounts that thoughtfully capture MOVE’s position toward (Black) self-determination, naturalism, and free nationalism. Co-director Karen Pomer will join us in person to introduce and answer questions following the screening.
This screening is guest-programmed by Melissa Lyde, founder of Alfreda’s Cinema. Launched in 2015, Alfreda’s Cinema is working towards becoming the only microcinema in Brooklyn to operate under the leadership of a Black woman with a mission to screen films that celebrate Black and non-Black people of color. For more info visit:
Special update: We have a handful of tickets available for tomorrow night’s screening of JOHN WILSON & CREW! These tickets will not be available online, so please visit the box office to reserve. Audience-tested and approved, this is a terrific lineup of shorts from John Wilson, LJ Frezza, Leia Jospé, Nellie Kruz, Chris Maggie (slides 5-7), Jess Pinkham, Nathan Truesdell, and Britni West (slides 2-4).
Thursday, August 24 - the show starts at 6:45!
Have you been in our lobby and wondered what this is? Anthology is lucky to house a beautiful stereoscope courtesy of , who also curates the 3D images inside. We’ve had some stunning images in place from Lary 7 the past few months, and Britni has put together a new collection today. Next time you’re waiting for a movie to start, take a peek!
In less than 48 hours begins the much-anticipated, late-summer series JOHN WILSON SELECTS! With the first program already sold out (standby possible!), we don’t have to tell you this is going to be amazing.
Check out the full schedule online—no doubt there’s something here you’re going to like.
The 8/19 program, JOHN WILSON & CREW, will feature short works by John Wilson, LJ Frezza (slide 2), Leia Jospé, Nellie Kluz (slide 3), Chris Maggio, Jess Pinkham (slides 5 & 6), Nathan Truesdell (slide 4), and Britni West. The same program will happen again on Thursday, 8/24, but is likewise rapidly selling out.
Stay tuned for more to come on the other films in the series!
This week at Anthology: John Wilson Selects, Narrow Rooms & Minamata Mandala - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/april192023-623432
Tonight, in light of the New York theatrical premiere run of MINAMATA Mandala, we begin a series dedicated to Japanese documentary filmmaker Kazuo Hara!
Leading up to the weekend’s full screenings of MINAMATA Mandala, we are presenting a number of other Hara films and Noriaki Tsuchimoto’s 1971 film MINAMATA: THE VICTIMS AND THEIR WORLD.
The retrospective begins tonight at 7:00 with GOODBYE CP, an unflinching portrayal of the experiences of people living with disabilities, including cerebral palsy.
At 9:00 we’ll screen EXTREME PRIVATE EROS: LOVE SONG 1974. Intensely intimate, the film documents Hara’s own wife as she decides to leave him in pursuit of liberation.
Tickets online or at the box office under the beautiful posters!
Happy 100th, dear Jonas!
Jonas remained a fixture of experimental and independent culture – in NYC and internationally – and a major driving force here at Anthology, until the end. Every program we present, every film we save, preserve, and restore, has been, and will continue to be a tribute to Jonas and his tireless promotion of avant-garde film.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Anthology! - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/12_22-623252
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