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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

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

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Holly Fisher’s DEAFENING SILENCE is a fusion of beauty and terror, observation and anger, roving visuals and intimate st...
06/17/2021

Holly Fisher’s DEAFENING SILENCE is a fusion of beauty and terror, observation and anger, roving visuals and intimate stories that are funny, contemplative, or horrific. The film explores the sociopolitical situation in Myanmar/Burma in the early 2000s, and the oppression of the ethnic Karen population. The film features appearances from some of the same figures – such as Maung Zarni – who have been prominent commentators and witnesses during the more recent upheaval in Burma.
The film is a subjective, layered depiction of Burma under brutal military dictatorship.
Screening for free in our virtual cinema in HOLLY FISHER X 3, through June 29.
https://vimeo.com/showcase/hollyfisher

A film/video re-imaging of her 16mm film s o f t s h o e from 1987, Holly Fisher's SOFTSHOE FOR BARTOK (2021) is a cross...
06/16/2021

A film/video re-imaging of her 16mm film s o f t s h o e from 1987, Holly Fisher's SOFTSHOE FOR BARTOK (2021) is a cross-weaving of images from rural Romania, traces from the contemporary art exhibit documenta 6 in Kassel, and the iconic escalator at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. With the advent of multi-track video, [Fisher] revisited this film, using it as template for this lush, layered collage of still and motion.
Screening for free in our virtual cinema through June 29: https://vimeo.com/showcase/hollyfisher (link in bio!)

Starting tomorrow 3 films by Holly Fisher—OUT OF THE BLUE, DEAFENING SILENCE and SOFTSHOE FOR BARTOK will be available t...
06/15/2021

Starting tomorrow 3 films by Holly Fisher—OUT OF THE BLUE, DEAFENING SILENCE and SOFTSHOE FOR BARTOK will be available to stream for free on Anthology’s Vimeo page. Fisher’s films range freely between the realms of documentary, essay film, personal meditations, and intricate juxtapositions of imagery and text.
https://vimeo.com/anthologyfilmarchives
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In September we will to host Holly Fisher #inperson for theatrical screenings of OUT OF THE BLUE, as well as her 2019 film, A QUESTION OF SUNLIGHT, which was made in response to the events of 9/11. Both films feature music by Lois V. Vierk. Stay tuned for more info!

(1-2 OUT OF THE BLUE, 3-4 DEAFENING SILENCE, 5-6 SOFTSHOE FOR BARTOK)

Our series BALTIC MODERNIST CINEMA: BETWEEN IMAGINARY AND REAL ends tomorrow! Take @screenslate 's advice and check out ...
06/14/2021

Our series BALTIC MODERNIST CINEMA: BETWEEN IMAGINARY AND REAL ends tomorrow!
Take @screenslate 's advice and check out these "gems of Baltic experience and experimentation made under Soviet rule [that] didn’t quite make it to Western shores." Watch the films for free here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/8500709

June 9-15: Baltic Modernism series extended one week, plus reopening plans! - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/j...
06/09/2021

June 9-15: Baltic Modernism series extended one week, plus reopening plans! - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/june92021-622871
(Stephanie Barber's #AFA50 Tribute video. Watch it and all of the tributes: https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50
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June 9-15: Baltic Modernism series extended one week, plus reopening plans! - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/june92021-622871
(Stephanie Barber's #AFA50 Tribute video. Watch it and all of the tributes: https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50
)

Today calls for a trip to that Alps, by way of Estonian sci-fi detective film Dead Mountaineer's Hotel, adapted from the...
06/08/2021

Today calls for a trip to that Alps, by way of Estonian sci-fi detective film Dead Mountaineer's Hotel, adapted from the eponymous novel by the Strugatsky Brothers (authors of HARD TO BE A GOD and ROADSIDE PICNIC, the source for Tarkovsky’s STALKER). Danielle Burgos notes in SCREEN SLATE that “with a fresh restoration, the film’s previous murkiness is removed to restore its intended high-style chiaroscuro, revealing a noir/sci-fi crossover with a banger soundtrack.” Stream it for free now, in our Baltic Modernist Cinema series: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8500709

LAST CALL! The @allarvickfund series REGIONAL FILMS OF POLITICS AND PARODY wraps up tomorrow,  June 8th!⁠⁠ The series is...
06/07/2021

LAST CALL! The @allarvickfund series REGIONAL FILMS OF POLITICS AND PARODY wraps up tomorrow,
June 8th!⁠⁠ The series is free to stream here: https://bit.ly/AlLarvickAFA⁠⁠
(Nashville, Tennessee native and lifelong resident James Kilgore's YANK ABOUT ITALY, 1940-45. Nashville Metro Archives. Conserved and digitally captured at 2K with support from the Al Larvick Fund and Pro8mm.)

Activist and filmmaker Jim Hubbard’s films, often hand-processed, document momentous and urgent issues with unique artis...
06/04/2021

Activist and filmmaker Jim Hubbard’s films, often hand-processed, document momentous and urgent issues with unique artistry, and a profound intimacy w/ the subject matter. His GAY PRIDE / GAY PRIDE RUN (1983, ’85, ’87, ’88) (1983-88, 8 min, 8mm & 16mm, silent) documents Gay Pride activities during the 1980s in New York City. Streaming for free in the @allarvickfund series REGIONAL FILMS OF POLITICS AND PARODY thru June 8th. https://bit.ly/AlLarvickAFA

"A noir/sci-fi crossover with a banger soundtrack." Streaming for free now:  https://vimeo.com/showcase/8500709
06/02/2021
Dead Mountaineer's Hotel

"A noir/sci-fi crossover with a banger soundtrack." Streaming for free now: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8500709

It’s a sad fact of our algorithmically determined epoch that it’s hard to find something unless you’re already aware it exists — or, if you follow Anthology Film Archives during this uncertain juncture, you can put your trust in the taste of a devoted institution to broaden your horizons. Pi...

Almantas Grikevičius’s AVE, VITA! (Lithuania, 1969) takes the audience on a hallucinatory journey from the war years to ...
06/01/2021

Almantas Grikevičius’s AVE, VITA! (Lithuania, 1969) takes the audience on a hallucinatory journey from the war years to the then-contemporary realities of the Soviet era. Streaming for free as part of our Baltic Modernist Cinema series, guest-programmed by Lukas Brasiski. Info and links here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8500709

The series BALTIC MODERNIST CINEMA: BETWEEN IMAGINARY AND REAL is screening now in our virtual cinema through June 8. It...
05/28/2021

The series BALTIC MODERNIST CINEMA: BETWEEN IMAGINARY AND REAL is screening now in our virtual cinema through June 8. It's free, and includes some revelations, which have gone largely unseen in the US, including Arūnas Žebriūnas'sTHE BEAUTY / GRAŽUOLĖ (Lithuania, 1969).
Watch here, and link in bio:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/8500709

Amazing news — we are extending the @allarvickfund series REGIONAL FILMS OF POLITICS AND PARODY for 2 weeks, through Jun...
05/25/2021

Amazing news — we are extending the @allarvickfund series REGIONAL FILMS OF POLITICS AND PARODY for 2 weeks, through June 8th!
More chances to see the parody films of Tim Smith — including these, DRUGS: KILLERS OR DILLERS?, HYPERACTIVITY: THE FACTS; as well as 30 Years of Activism on Camera by Jim Hubbard, Kennedy campaign films by Augustus Sassa, and much more.
AND IT'S STILL FREE!
Here: https://bit.ly/AlLarvickAFA

Not heading out for that transatlantic adventure just yet? So head on down to the basement, fire up the projector, and w...
05/21/2021

Not heading out for that transatlantic adventure just yet? So head on down to the basement, fire up the projector, and watch Gustav Deutsch's 'how we live – messages to the family', which features home movies made by immigrants—from different periods of the last century—telling the story of their new homes, to those left behind.
Here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/deutsch

'how we live – messages to the family' by Gustav DeutschAnthology presents a virtual theatrical engagement of the final ...
05/19/2021

'how we live – messages to the family' by Gustav Deutsch
Anthology presents a virtual theatrical engagement of the final film by renowned Austrian filmmaker Gustav Deutsch, who passed away in November 2019. Deutsch was a master of found-footage cinema, demonstrated most extensively in his celebrated multi-film series, FILM IST. 'how we live – messages to the family' is a fitting capstone, utilizing home movies to tell the story of various families from different periods of the last century – all of them immigrants or travelers whose amateur films function as filmic letters sent home to those left behind.
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/deutsch

The @allarvickfund program THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: THE KENNEDYS TAKE AMERICA features films by Augustus Sassa, civilian and ...
05/18/2021

The @allarvickfund program THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: THE KENNEDYS TAKE AMERICA features films by Augustus Sassa, civilian and ardent Kennedy fan. Sassa followed John F. Kennedy, Robert, and their family through various public appearances in and around the northeast region of the U.S. Reflecting the perspective of a bystander, these recordings are at once intimate and distant, offering seemingly privileged access, while simultaneously demonstrating the divide between the public and the personal.
You can also watch a Q&A with Augustus Sassa collection custodian Ron Merk, moderated by Dwight Swanson!
It's all FREE, here: https://bit.ly/AlLarvickAFA

#8mm
#16mm
#homemovies
#thekennedys
#allarvickfund

Program 3 in the @allarvickfund series, Parody is the Sincerest Form of Flattery, features films by Tim Smith, including...
05/17/2021

Program 3 in the @allarvickfund series, Parody is the Sincerest Form of Flattery, features films by Tim Smith, including travelogue parody THIS IS PORTLAND (1971, 6.5 min, 16mm).
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Between the late 1960s and 1980s, Tim Smith’s observations on the media of the day resulted in inventive satires shot with his father’s 16mm Bolex. Filming mainly in and around Portland, Oregon, Smith enlisted family members and friends, including SIMPSONS creator Matt Groening, as cast and crew.

Here: https://bit.ly/AlLarvickAFA

#16mm
#homemovies
#thekennedys
#allarvickfund

MARCHES, KISS-INS, PROTESTS & CANDLELIGHT VIGILS – 30 YEARS OF ACTIVISM ON CAMERA BY JIM HUBBARD.  Screening in @allarvi...
05/13/2021

MARCHES, KISS-INS, PROTESTS & CANDLELIGHT VIGILS – 30 YEARS OF ACTIVISM ON CAMERA BY JIM HUBBARD. Screening in @allarvicfund series REGIONAL FILMS OF POLITICS AND PARODY, for FREE through May 25!⁠⁠

Since 1970, activist and filmmaker Jim Hubbard has documented the fight for human rights and peace and advocated for LGBTQ pride – all from a grass roots point of view in and around New York and Washington D.C. His films, often hand-processed, document momentous and urgent issues with unique artistry and a profound intimacy with the subject matter.
Here: https://bit.ly/AlLarvickAFA

#homemovies
#activism
#lgbt
#jimhubbard
#filmpreservation

Tim Smith's DRUGS: KILLERS OR DILLERS? (1972, 9.5 min, 16mm) is unforgettable anti-drug yarn, inspired by the educationa...
05/12/2021

Tim Smith's DRUGS: KILLERS OR DILLERS? (1972, 9.5 min, 16mm) is unforgettable anti-drug yarn, inspired by the educational films screened in high school health class. It was made by Smith and Matt Groening in tandem, with appearances by Groening.
Screening in @allarvicfund series REGIONAL FILMS OF POLITICS AND PARODY for FREE through May 25!
Here: https://bit.ly/AlLarvickAFA

05/11/2021

Starting tomorrow, May 11, our virtual cinema will feature a series of regional home movies with @allarvickfund ! The series consists of two themes, THE EVERYDAY ACTIVIST: HOME MOVIES AS POLITICAL ACTS, PARTS 1, 2 & 3, and PARODY IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY: THE REGIONAL FILMS OF TIM SMITH. All the programs are FREE!
https://bit.ly/AlLarvickAFA

05/10/2021

Starting this Wednesday our virtual cinema will feature a series of regional home movies with @allarvickfund ! The series consists of two themes, THE EVERYDAY ACTIVIST: HOME MOVIES AS POLITICAL ACTS, PARTS 1, 2 & 3 (which includes home movies of ardent Kennedy fan Augustus Sassa in THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL!) and
PARODY IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY: THE REGIONAL FILMS OF TIM SMITH. All the programs are FREE!
https://bit.ly/AlLarvickAFA

#8mm
#16mm
#homemovies
#thekennedys
#allarvickfund

Alice Neel fans, we have a very limited number of prints available:EVANS TWINS, by Alice Neel, 1982. Silkscreen on Arche...
05/06/2021

Alice Neel fans, we have a very limited number of prints available:
EVANS TWINS, by Alice Neel, 1982. Silkscreen on Arches, 31 x 42 inches.
Printed by Studio Heinrici, New York.

Purchase via Artspace: https://www.artspace.com/alice_neel/untitled-1
or can be paid for over 10 months with no interest via Art Money: https://www.artmoney.com/us/getstarted

#aliceneel

Alice Neel fans, we have a very limited number of prints available:
EVANS TWINS, by Alice Neel, 1982. Silkscreen on Arches, 31 x 42 inches.
Printed by Studio Heinrici, New York.

Purchase via Artspace: https://www.artspace.com/alice_neel/untitled-1
or can be paid for over 10 months with no interest via Art Money: https://www.artmoney.com/us/getstarted

#aliceneel

As we recently announced, Anthology lost its devoted colleague and friend Robert Haller this week. Until we can host an ...
05/05/2021

As we recently announced, Anthology lost its devoted colleague and friend Robert Haller this week. Until we can host an in person memorial event, we pay homage to Haller (1942-2021) by way of Jonas Mekas’s short film, ROBERT HALLER’S WEDDING (1980, 3 min), which Jonas made as a filmic wedding present on the occasion of Robert and Amy Greenfield’s nuptials. ⁠
Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/545159965

As we recently announced, Anthology lost its devoted colleague and friend Robert Haller this week. Until we can host an in person memorial event, we pay homage to Haller (1942-2021) by way of Jonas Mekas’s short film, ROBERT HALLER’S WEDDING (1980, 3 min), which Jonas made as a filmic wedding present on the occasion of Robert and Amy Greenfield’s nuptials. ⁠
Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/545159965

It's the last day of @vandacine 's VANDA Duarte program!Don't miss today's special closing program, featuring films by L...
05/05/2021

It's the last day of @vandacine 's VANDA Duarte program!
Don't miss today's special closing program, featuring films by Laura Huertas Millán, an artist who explores themes of identity, immigration, and problematics related to Latinxs. Her work ranges from documentary to magic realism, inventing new ways of telling stories. Her body of work represents the essence of this festival: taking cinema to its limits, expanding it, finding new images to drive the spectator into the unknown.

Laura Huertas Millán
THE LABYRINTH / LABERINTO
(Colombia, 2018, 21 min, 16mm-to-digital) (1-3)

Laura Huertas Millán
LA LIBERTAD
(Colombia, 2017, 30 min, digital) (4-6)

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

It's the 2nd to last day of @vandacine 's VANDA Duarte program! Today's offerings:  ⁠CLOSE AND STRANGE⁠Every day we look...
05/04/2021

It's the 2nd to last day of @vandacine 's VANDA Duarte program! Today's offerings: ⁠
CLOSE AND STRANGE⁠
Every day we look at things without truly paying attention, and those impressions end up comprising our daily images. A building in a strange neighborhood may catch our attention and even make us want to take a photograph, but what happens when our eyes and our cameras linger on what is close at hand and we begin to observe things vividly?⁠

Mercedes Gaviria Jaramillo⁠
THE CALM AFTER THE STORM / COMO EL CIELO DESPUÉS DE LLOVER⁠
(Colombia, 2020, 71 min, digital)(1)⁠

Paz Encina⁠
RÍO PARAGUAY TRILOGY / TRILOGÍA RÍO PARAGUAY⁠
(Paraguay, 2010, 15 min, digital)(2)⁠
Today only & FREE!⁠
Details and full program: https://bit.ly/VandaCineAFA

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just thought I'd post my url which includes other video and film related projects. . . Looking forward to the 12th of May! www.timsmithfilms.com
I have a deep level of respect for communities like these that celebrate the unconventional in cinema, and there is one film that I consider to be unconventional and independent called “Ruby in Paradise” that I would love to recommend. It was originally released in 1993, but it was recently re-released on modern VOD services in HD and follows the character of Ruby Gissing, played Ashley Judd in her starring role, escaping her troubled past and looking towards her future in the sandy beaches of Panama City, Florida. This film encompasses some unique filmmaking aesthetics with the grainy textures and some stylistic choices in its overall realistic depiction of Florida. It was a beautiful film which speaks on a lot of women’s issues and independence, of which can be relatable even today. I would highly recommend it and the brief YouTube trailer for anyone interested and let me know your thoughts!
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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.
Starting tonight at 5:45 PM EST!! That One Film Festival for experimental film is livestreaming from thatonefilmfest.com. This is Muncie, Indiana's own festival for experimental film featuring amazing artists from around the world, with jurors Karissa Hahn and Laura Parnes, with a special live performance by Michael Morris! No tickets needed! Everything is free! Learn more on our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/598775390817521/
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A couple of places has been left vacant due to Corona issues. **ECOLE DE LETH** **A 12 week film school with Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, Jørgen Leth & co.** ECOLE DE LETH is a pop up film school based on the filmmaking approach and artistic output of the eclectic Danish film director and poet, Jørgen Leth. The course takes place at Arken Museum of Modern Art outside Copenhagen between 17th August - 6th November 2020. ECOLE DE LETH is for those, who wish to work with the film medium in the future, and for those who already do and dream of an artistic and creative playground to further develop their filmic skills. The 12 weeks revolve around a selection of Jørgen Leth’s key films and their unique methodology. Based on these methods, the students will write, direct and edit their own films within genres such as documentary, fiction and experimental film. At the end of the 12 weeks, the students are left with practical production experience, a growing industry network, artistic experiments and three short film.Links to promovideos:[https://youtu.be/hFIuaGARRa8](https://youtu.be/hFIuaGARRa8)[https://youtu.be/hC2zIp5EDaI](https://youtu.be/hC2zIp5EDaI) Info and sign up: [https://ecoledeleth.org/](https://ecoledeleth.org/)
Hello everybody! just booked a flight from Italy to NY on Oct 10th cuz I'd love to attend the Nathaniel Dorsky's screenings on Oct 11-12-13. Since I read that, if all the members will be at the screening I'll be cut out, what may I do in order to be a hundred percent positive about my attendance? thanks a lot