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Anthology Film Archives

Overview
Works: 214 works in 340 publications in 2 languages and 3,125 library holdings
Genres: Experimental films  History  Short films  Documentary films  Silent films  Amateur films  Animated films  Trick films  City symphonies (Motion pictures)  Film excerpts 
Roles: Editor, Producer, Other, isb, Sponsor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1995.9.E96, 791.4361
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anthology Film Archives
Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941( Visual )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This seven-disc collection contains 155 avant-garde films, revealing hitherto unknown accomplishments of American filmmakers working in the United States and abroad from the invention of cinema until World War II. Offers an innovative and often controversial view of experimental film as a product of avant-garde artists, of professional directors and of amateur moviemakers working collectively and as individuals at all levels of film production
The Essential cinema( )

in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing a metropolis : New York City unveiled by David Shepard( Visual )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The DVD depicts dynamic images of New York City and scenes of New Yorkers among the skyscrapers, streets, and night life of America's greatest city during a half century of progress, while at the same time showing changes in film style and the history of cinema experiments"--Http://www.unseen-cinema.com
Inverted narratives : new directions in storytelling by Bruce Charles Posner( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early directors D.W. Griffith and Lois Weber develop the radical language of cinema narrative through audience-friendly melodramas made for nickelodeon theaters"--Container
Viva la dance : the beginnings of ciné-dance( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dance and film have shared the aspiration to creatively sculpt motion and time"--Http://www.unseen-cinema.com
Light rhythms : music and abstraction by Bruce Charles Posner( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rhythmic elements of cinema are explored by artists and filmmakers fascinated by the abstract qualities of light"--Container
The Devil's plaything : American surrealism by Bruce Charles Posner( Visual )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early filmmakers used bizarre sets, fantastic costumes, and magic lantern tricks to illuminate their fantasy films."--Container
Unseen Cinema 3 : Light rhythms : music and abstraction( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light Rhythms is part of the film retrospective Unseen Cinema that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. The rhythmic elements of cinema are explored by artists and filmmakers fascinated in the abstract qualities of light. The American authors of avant-garde classics Ballet mécanique (1923-24), Anémic cinéma (1926), and Nuit sur le Mont Chauve (1934) are finally acknowledged for their seminal artistic achievements made in Europe. Pioneer abstract films by Ralph Steiner, Mary Ellen Bute, Douglass Crockwell, Dwinnell Grant, and George Morris are compared and contrasted with Hollywood montages created by Ernst Lubitsch and Slavko Vorkapich. For the first time on video, composer George Antheil's original 1924 score accompanies Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy's film Ballet mécanique, a truly avant-garde cacophony of image and sound. 26 FILMS BY FEATURED DIRECTORS: Alexander Alexeieff, Oswell Blakeston, Rutherford Boyd, Al Brick, Francis Bruguière, Mary Ellen Bute, Douglass Crockwell, Marcel Duchamp, W.J. Ganz Studio, Dwinell Grant, John Hoffman, Francis Lee, Fernand Léger, Looney Lens, Ernst Lubitsch, George Morris, Dudley Murphy, Ted Nemeth, Claire Parker, Rrose Selavy, Ralph Steiner, Slavko Vorkapich, Melville Webber. Curated by Bruce Posner and produced by David Shepard. "Rich with inventive and curious experiments."--LA Weekly. "There's a certain American impulse to be cherished here - irascible, restless, and vibrant. The sense of possibility, of play, of discovering the possibilities of the form, is palpable in Unseen Cinema." - City Pages, Twin Cities. Made possible in part by Cineric, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Film Preservation Associates
The amateur as auteur : discovering paradise in pictures by David Shepard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American experimental film has existed since the technological inception of cinema, through its adolescent rambles of 1900-1919, rising phoenix-like during the high silent era, and finally matured and spread throughout the '30's and onward. The background against which the experimentalists toiled provides a fascinating review of Americana coupled with numerous cross-currents, successes and failures, and an unfailing desire to create on film an image that can be viewed as an independent and provocative art. These home-made films incorporate avant-garde strategies and techniques to achieve a true sense of cinematic intimacy
The mechanized eye : experiments in technique and form by Bruce Charles Posner( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dynamic qualities of motion pictures are explored by cameramen and filmmakers through novel experiments in technique and form"--Container
The Essential cinema : essays on films in the collection of Anthology Film Archives( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on films in the collection of Anthology Film Archives
"The pleasure dome" : amerikansk experimentfilm 1939-1979 : [Moderna museet, Stockholm], 16 februari -4 april 1980 by Anthology Film Archives( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in Swedish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recycled images : the art and politics of found footage films by William C Wees( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flux film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting in the early sixties, Fluxus followed in the footsteps of the Futurist and Dada avant-gardes, going against the established grain of Fine Art and Official Art. Fluxus ̀as interdisciplinary aesthetic brings together influences as diverse as Zen, Science and daily life, and puts them to poetic use. Initially received as little more than an international network of pranksters, the playful artists of Fluxus were, and remain, a network of radical visionaries who sought to reconcile art with life. Dating from the sixties (1962-1970) and compiled by George Maciunas (37 out of 41), founder of Fluxus, the fluxfilm anthology is a document consisting of 41 short films ranging from 10 seconds to 10 minutes in length. Elements of ephemeral environments, these films, some of which were meant to be screened as continuous loops, were shown as part of the events and happenings of the New York avant-garde. They celebrate the ephemeral humor of the Fluxus movement
Paul Sharits : Mandala films( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the mid-1960s, Paul Sharits developed an abstract cinema in radial opposition with the pictorial tradition. His works taken together propose a reflection on the very nature of cinema and its component parts: the film strip, single frames, the flow of film through the projector ... "--Container
Ism Ism by Manuel De Landa( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Economically downtrodden New York City in the 1970s was like the end of the world--but only if you chose to see it that way. For young artists running amok in the collapsing capitol, the possibilities seemed endless. Manuel DeLanda, a Mexican transplant enrolled at the School of Visual Arts, saw the overcrowded sidewalks and decrepit subway stations as blank canvases for inspired mayhem. Recognized today as a philosopher, professor, and author (of War in the Age of Intelligent Machines and A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History, among other titles), DeLanda initially came to prominence as one of the premier experimental filmmakers of his generation. Fueled by the gonzo humor and graphic audacity of Frank Zappa and ZAP Comix, DeLanda's fevered productions were among the most deliriously innovative movies of the punk era. While films like Raw Nerves: A Lacanian Thriller and Incontinence: A Diarrhetic Flow of Obvious Mismatches are certified underground classics, DeLanda's visually striking, virtually unknown graffiti work (signed with the tag 'ISM ISM') has long remained more urban legend than legendary. ISM ISM presents a comprehensive overview of DeLanda's ephemeral street collages with a colorful frame-by-frame breakdown of a Super 8 short film completed in 1979 in order to document his sweetly subversive activities. Extensive still images, an expansive interview, and copious contextual materials combine to illustrate the story of DeLanda's aesthetic attack on 23rd Street, including his friendly competition with fellow artist-taggers Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat"--Publisher's website
Fuses by Carolee Schneemann( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A silent celebration of heterosexual lovemaking. The film unifies erotic energies within a domestic environment through cutting, superimposition and layering of abstract impressions scratched into the celluloid itself
Fluxfilm anthology by Fluxus( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anthology compiled by George Maciunas (1931-1978, founder of Fluxus), documenting 37 short films ranging from 10 seconds to 10 minutes, celebrating the ephemeral humor of the Fluxus movement
Orphans in space : forgotten films from the final frontier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of short archival, artistic, educational and scientific films and videos centering on the theme of outer space. The fifteen titles come from various archives and mark an ongoing collaboration between partnering NYU entities, American and international archives, and the Orphan Film Symposium
Celestial subway lines : salvaging noise by John Zorn( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Selections from 4 live Nervous Magic Lantern performances (no film, no video), [at] Anthology Film Archives, New York, May 28, 29, 30 [and] October 29, 2004"--Title screen
 
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