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Preserving & presenting films made by visionaries, radicals, and independents—with a focus on the overlooked, forgotten or ignored. Est. 1970
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Anthology Film Archives 16h
Charles Atlas's film of Merce Cunningham's BIPED screens tonight only, introduced by dance critic Alastair Macaulay! 7:30 pm.
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 17
“A haunting documentary” – The NEW YORK TIMES “…ferociously captures the realm of an artist” – SLANT Magazine “A family portrait of astounding strangeness…an unexpected film” – LIBÉRATION “Transfixing and inspiring” – SCREEN SLATE🎟️Screening nightly through 2/21!
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 13
Feb 13-20: The Unicorn premiere, Kaira Cabañas book party, Valentine's Day Massacre, Merce Cunningham, and more! -
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 12
"THE UNICORN is an atmospheric document of living on the fringes, rendering its subjects’ despair and anger with a lucidity that suggests transcendence." says Chuck Bowen in . Full review here:
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 12
"Pop quiz, lovebirds: what’s the only thing scarier than dying alone? If your first thought was “commitment,” Anthology Film Archives’ annual Valentine’s Day Massacre series is all the companionship you require," notes Caroline Golum in
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Screen Slate Feb 11
Ocean is the final dance staged by Merce Cunningham during his lifetime, and it represents the zenith of his collaborations with filmmaker Charles Atlas. The artist is in attendance tonight at :
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 8
“The Unicorn is not an LP, it is life itself”. –Paul Major Coming up Feb 15–21
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 8
Kaira M. Cabañas’s new book “Learning from Madness” tracks parallels and distinctions b/w the reception of psychiatric patients’ art work in Europe and Brazil. BOOK RELEASE PARTY & SCREENING of CALIGARI AND THE SLEEPWALKER by Javier Téllez, Thurs, Feb 14 at 6:30
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john leland Feb 8
Thinking about Jonas Mekas today. I'll talk about some of his lessons tomorrow at 2 pm at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. With and Ruth Finkelstein.
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bilingual postcards for EL CINE QUEMA: The Films of , starting in two weeks at
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 7
Charles Atlas’ feature-length OCEAN captures the 2008 performances of Cunningham’s dance piece of the same name, originally conceived with John Cage 14 years earlier. Atlas’ film pays tribute to Cunningham, who died before it was finished. Feb 11 at 7:30, introduced by Atlas.
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Yoko Ono Jan 24
Enjoying tea and toast and eggs for breakfast with our old friend Jonas Mekas, at the Montreal Bed-In in the summer of 1969
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 7
- Love Screams: Valentine’s Day Massacre at Anthology Film Archives:
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 6
And tonight, introduced by the incomparable Ivone Margulies, no less!
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 6
Coming up this week at Anthology, Feb 6 – 13: In-Person Reenactment, Merce Cunningham, Flaherty NYC, Essential Cinema + more (Still from CLOSE-UP by Abbas Kiarostami, part of the Reenactment series.) -
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from 2002, a NYT article about the life of Juana Sapire (widow of ) after she fled Argentina's state-sponsored terrorism, went underground and moved to New York City. This is why we're showing Gleyzer's work at Feb 22-28.
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 5
Does POSSESSION have the power to annihilate Valentine’s Day once and for all? You only have ONE CHANCE to find out this year—Friday, Feb 15 at 9:00, 35mm, screenwriter Frederic Tuten in person for a Q&A.
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 4
Harry Smith's FILM NO. 11 (MIRROR ANIMATIONS) (Newly preserved by Anthology Film Archives!) Screens with FILMS NO. 1-5, 7, 10 (EARLY ABSTRACTIONS), FILM NO. 14 (LATE SUPERIMPOSITIONS), and FILM NO. 16 (OZ: THE TIN WOODMAN’S DREAM), Saturday, Feb 9 at 6:00pm
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 4
Don't miss author & curator of our IN PERSON REENACTMENT series Ivone Margulies discussing the films in person—her schedule is here:
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Anthology Film Archives Feb 4
At 70, Merce Cunningham became the first well-known choreographer to design his work using software, to extend his commitment to the role of chance in creativity. Caplan’s CRWDSPCR shows the rehearsal & production, while Atlas’ short shows the final result. Feb 4 at 7:30.
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