GME DVD Distribution – Fall 2019 Releases

GME DVD Distribution – Fall 2019 Releases

GME is pleased to present for the fall academic semester an ever-expanding roster of DVD and Blu-ray editions of moving image works from the entire breadth and depth of moving image history. These works encompass trick films by George Méliès from the 1890s through to contemporary experimental filmmakers working in both France and the United States.

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Raimondo Borea Photograph of Kenneth B. Clark on Permanent Display at New York State Museum

Raimondo Borea Photograph of Kenneth B. Clark on Permanent Display at New York State Museum

Recently, Raimondo Borea’s iconic photograph of educator Kenneth B. Clark has been placed on permanent display as part of a wall text at the entry to the Kenneth B. Clark Auditorium at the New York State Museum in Albany.

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Manohla Dargis’ “obit” of Alice Guy Blaché (NYT)

Manohla Dargis’ “obit” of Alice Guy Blaché (NYT)

Even before women had the right to vote, Blaché, in her actions and in her films, expressed female drives, desires and self-determination. In 1911, The Moving Picture News wrote that Alice Guy Blaché, the first female filmmaker in history, was a “fine example of what a woman can do if given a square chance in life.”

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Hou Hsiao-hsien's THREE TIMES at Film at Lincoln Center series 50th Mixtape: Free Double Features on September 5th

Hou Hsiao-hsien's THREE TIMES at Film at Lincoln Center series 50th Mixtape: Free Double Features on September 5th

This rapturously beautiful 2005 feature by Hou Hsiao-hsien is a triumph about the melancholy play of time and memory. The action is broken into three different love stories, each set in a different era—a 1966 pool hall, a prosperous 1911 brothel, and contemporary Taipei—but starring the same leads, the impossibly glamorous Shu Qi and Chang Chen.

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TV Program about 1st New York Film Festival

TV Program about 1st New York Film Festival

At its 50th Anniversary Gala, announcing the rebranding of the “Film Society of Lincoln Center” to “Film at Lincoln Center”, GME President Jon Gartenberg facilitated use of a clip from CBS’s Camera 3 program (courtesy of producer Stephan Chodorov) celebrating the first edition of the New York Film Festival in 1963.

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GME DVD Distribution: Essential Cinema at the End of Summer

GME DVD Distribution:  Essential Cinema at the End of Summer

Over the past two decades, GME has assembled a curated collection of significant films throughout the entire course of moving image history, which we offer in DVD and Blu-ray editions to educational institutions in North America. A substantial number of these films are represented in Anthology Film Archives’s Essential Cinema Repertory program.

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THIS SIDE OF PARADISE Screening August 20th as part of Anthology Film Archives’ Retrospective: “Jonas Mekas Tribute Screenings”

THIS SIDE OF PARADISE Screening August 20th as part of Anthology Film Archives’ Retrospective: “Jonas Mekas Tribute Screenings”

Jonas Mekas on his film THIS SIDE OF PARADISE (1999): "I had the fortune to spend some time, mostly during the summers, with Jackie Kennedy's and her sister Lee Radziwill's families and children. Cinema was an integral, inseparable, as a matter of fact, a key part of our friendship."

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Lis Rhodes Films and Reading at Light Industry Thursday, August 15 at 7pm

Lis Rhodes Films and Reading at Light Industry Thursday, August 15 at 7pm

Light Industry presents an evening devoted to Lis Rhodes, occasioned by “Telling Invents Told”, a new collection of her writings published by The Visible Press and edited by María Palacios Cruz. Rhodes was one of the key figures to emerge from the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative in the 1970s. In her films the site of female subjectivity is analyzed like a crime scene.

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