Essential Cinema

June 18th 2016 - September 24th 2017

Series site

Ongoing

"A very special series of films screened on a repertory basis, the Essential Cinema Repertory collection consists of 110 programs/330 titles assembled in 1970-75 by Anthology’s Film Selection Committee – James Broughton, Ken Kelman, Peter Kubelka, P. Adams Sitney, and Jonas Mekas. It was an ambitious attempt to define the art of cinema. The project was never completed but even in its unfinished state the series provides an uncompromising critical overview of cinema’s history." —Anthology Film Archives

Note: Free for Anthology Film Archives members

Upcoming Screenings

  • MORNING (1968, 5 min, 16mm, silent) WAIT (1968, 7 min, 16mm, silent) REVERBERATION (1969, 23 min, 16mm, b&w) TRANSPARENCY (1969, 11 min, 16mm, silent) FIELD (1970, 19 min, 16mm, b&w, silent) SERENE VELOCITY (1970, 23 min, 16mm, silent)
  • Still
    Ernie Gehr197154 min

Past Screenings