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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Roberto Rossellini's THE TAKING OF POWER BY LOUIS XIV (1966, 100 minutes) is part of Anthology’s foundational Essential ...
01/04/2021

Roberto Rossellini's THE TAKING OF POWER BY LOUIS XIV (1966, 100 minutes) is part of Anthology’s foundational Essential Cinema repertory cycle. But due to the rarity of accessible 35mm prints, it has been many years since we’ve screened it. Happily, thanks to Janus Films, we are able to present an online engagement of a beautiful digital transfer of the film, as part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Streaming now:
http://bit.ly/LouisXIVatAFA

Free for AFA members!
Rare #EssentialCinema
#AFA50
#RobertoRossellini

01/01/2021

2021 off and running — happy new year!
And thanks Johann Lurf for this tribute.
(Beach Soldiers © 2020, Johann Lurf)

All the #AFA50 tribute videos can be seen here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50

#experimentalfilm
#avantgardefilm
#independentfilm

01/01/2021

Thanks @jodiemack for this #AFA50 tribute!
And Happy New Year one and all!

Wishing you all a very happy New Year from everyone at Anthology!  In this unprecedented year, Anthology has been moved ...
12/31/2020

Wishing you all a very happy New Year from everyone at Anthology! In this unprecedented year, Anthology has been moved by the outpouring of support from our members and patrons, like you! Today is the last day to make a tax-deductible donation before 2020 comes to a close. With your help, Anthology will keep going strong in 2021 – and for another 50 years! - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/update_4_8_2020-622760

Does your Christmas (or just December 25th) need spicing up? Just add DEATH QUEST OF THE JU-JU CULTS, and you'll be feel...
12/25/2020

Does your Christmas (or just December 25th) need spicing up?
Just add DEATH QUEST OF THE JU-JU CULTS, and you'll be feeling cheerier.
Stream the digital remaster of the new restoration here (& link in bio): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/jujucults

12/24/2020

On the occasion of what would be Jonas' 98th birthday, please celebrate by enjoying Bradley Eros and Richard Sylvarnes' '27 aphorisms for jonas (is, was & will be).’
All the #AFA50 tribute videos can be seen here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50

12/22/2020

Thanks for this wonderful, international tribute Jem Cohen!
You can watch all the #AFA50 anniversary tribute videos here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50

12/21/2020

Thank you @gonzalocasals of @nyculture for this tribute, and for sharing your recent experience with the work of Barbara Hammer. We are so proud and honored that we can facilitate moments like this, where artists and community members and leaders can all gather together and watch, listen, talk, share, and learn.

Radio fans listen up: tomorrow's (Monday 12/21) ALL OF IT W/ ALISON STEWART on @WNYC will feature Anthology Film Program...
12/20/2020

Radio fans listen up: tomorrow's (Monday 12/21) ALL OF IT W/ ALISON STEWART on @WNYC will feature Anthology Film Programmer Jed Rapfogel & Archivist John Klacsmann! Don't miss it!
#AFA50
@AllOfItWNYC
#wnyc
#allofitwnyc

12/15/2020
Lili Chin's AFA Tribute Video

“Cinema doesn’t just live on a screen, and it doesn’t just pass through the eyes and enter your thoughts. But it also can become a bodily experience.” –Lili Chin
We bet that Lili’s stroll through her many fond Anthology memories will bring back happy memories for many of you, we bet!
Lili, thank you for this really thoughtful and beautiful tribute.

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

Last call for our FREE series, Taiwan B-Movies, which ends tomorrow! The series shines a spotlight on a realm of Taiwane...
12/14/2020

Last call for our FREE series, Taiwan B-Movies, which ends tomorrow! The series shines a spotlight on a realm of Taiwanese cinema that has been largely overlooked abroad: the down-and-dirty genre films that proliferated in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and which marked a sharp break from the more staid and respectable Taiwanese cinema that had dominated the country’s screens up to that point.

Stream the films here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/taiwanbmovies

(LEE Tso-Nam, THE CHALLENGE OF THE LADY NINJA, 1983)

12/08/2020

Thank you Jeff Preiss for this mesmerizing tribute video 🦈!
You can watch all the #AFA50 anniversary tribute videos here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50

12/08/2020

Thank you Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer for your ongoing, crucial support, and for this kind tribute!
You can watch all the #AFA50 anniversary tribute videos here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50

Over the decades, Anthology has both received and commissioned an impressive, diverse array of benefit art, donated by t...
12/07/2020

Over the decades, Anthology has both received and commissioned an impressive, diverse array of benefit art, donated by the artists themselves for fundraising purposes. These works are now available for purchase through a variety of online auctions and sales platforms. Learn more here: https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/update_4_8_2020-622720

12/04/2020

🍊🍐 2/3⁠
Thanks C. Spencer Yeh
Moovie 😐
You can watch all the #AFA50 anniversary tribute videos here:⁠
https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50

12/04/2020

🍊🍐 1/3
Thanks C. Spencer Yeh
I miss the 📽 too.
You can watch all the #AFA50 anniversary tribute videos here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50

12/03/2020

Thank you NYC City Council Member Carlina Rivera for your ongoing vital support, and for this lovely tribute!

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

Coming up at 4:00 – Mariusz Wilczyński Q&A!In connection with Anthology's online engagement of his new feature film KILL...
12/03/2020

Coming up at 4:00 – Mariusz Wilczyński Q&A!
In connection with Anthology's online engagement of his new feature film KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN, filmmaker Mariusz Wilczyński will take part in a live Zoom Q&A on today at 4pm EST. The discussion will be moderated by Chris Robinson, Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Audience questions will be taken via the Zoom chat window.
Acess here:
https://zoom.us/j/98971801196

(Photo_by_Rafał Placek)

12/02/2020

Thank you Alec Baldwin for this thoughtful and generous tribute!
You can watch all the #AFA50 anniversary tribute videos here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50
#alecbaldwin
#normanmailer
#experimentalfilm
#avantgardefilm
#independentfilm

12/02/2020

Stephanie Barber - what is a theater? (AFA50)
@stephanie.m.barber ‘s moving reflection on movie theaters and Anthology, made as an #AFA50 anniversary tribute.
Watch all the tribute videos here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50

There are just a few hours left of #GivingTuesday! Before the day is over, please take a moment to help us mark the begi...
12/02/2020

There are just a few hours left of #GivingTuesday! Before the day is over, please take a moment to help us mark the beginning of our of our anniversary year, by supporting Anthology with a donation, purchasing a work of benefit art, or joining/renewing your membership (good for a full year from our reopening date, and includes all applicable member benefits during our closure). With your continued support, Anthology will be here for the next 50 years! - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/update_4_8_2020-622708

12/01/2020

Steadfast friend of Anthology, Jim Jarmusch helps us celebrate 50 years!
You can watch all the #AFA50 anniversary tribute videos here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/afa50
#GivingTuesday
#JimJarmusch

Celebrating the art of cinema is a fundamental part of what makes this city great, and when it is safe to do so again An...
12/01/2020

Celebrating the art of cinema is a fundamental part of what makes this city great, and when it is safe to do so again Anthology can’t wait to welcome our members and friends back to our theaters for more screenings of underground, experimental, and truly independent films! Make a gift today to help Anthology thrive for years to come! - https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/update_4_8_2020-622704

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32 Second Ave
New York, NY
10003

Subway: F trains to 2nd Avenue, walk two blocks north on 2nd Avenue to 2nd Street. #6 to Bleecker St., walk one block North on Lafayette, two blocks east on Bond St. (turns into 2nd St.) to 2nd Avenue. Bus: M15 to 3rd Street.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:30
Thursday 10:00 - 18:30
Friday 10:00 - 18:30

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(212) 505-5181

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