Nicolás Pereda, Distributed by GME, to be Featured in Projections at the 57th New York Film Festival Oct. 4th and 5th

Nicolás Pereda, Distributed by GME, to be Featured in Projections at the 57th New York Film Festival Oct. 4th and 5th

Filmmakers Nicolás Pereda and Pedro Neves Marques will attend the Q&A both nights with their short feature MY SKIN, LUMINOUS (2019, 39 minutes), a shape-shifting docufiction that weaves its real-life subject into a subtly unfolding drama, and which speaks to the wider ongoing reforms to Mexico’s public school system.

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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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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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Short Films by Charlie Chaplin at Anthology Film Archives

Short Films by Charlie Chaplin at Anthology Film Archives

It is stupid to treat Charlie as a clown of genius. If there had never been a cinema he would undoubtedly have been a clown of genius, but the cinema has allowed him to raise the comedy of circus and music hall to the highest aesthetic level. Chaplin needed the medium of the cinema to free comedy completely from the limits of space and time imposed by the stage or the circus arena. The best Chaplin films can be seen over and over again with no loss of pleasure – indeed the very opposite is the case.

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