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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Two GME titles included in Film at Lincoln Center series Another Country: Outsider Visions of America

Two GME titles included in Film at Lincoln Center series Another Country: Outsider Visions of America

Werner Schroeter’s only U.S. production, WILLOW SPRINGS (1973) and Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet’s CLASS RELATIONS (KLASSENVERHÄLTNISSE) (West Germany, 1984) among the most incisive observations about the United States have been made by those born beyond its shores. In these films, and others in this series, one encounters many Americas, perspectives on a nation that reveal the peculiarities of its customs, the drama of its natural splendor, and the lacerating contradictions of its political mythologies.

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Beyond the Canon: 3 by Maya Deren + Mulholland Drive at BAM Sun, Jul 28, 2pm

Beyond the Canon: 3 by Maya Deren + Mulholland Drive at BAM Sun, Jul 28, 2pm

Maya Deren, the godmother of the American avant-garde, created trance-state explorations of consciousness, movement, the body, and nature rooted in the dream logic of surrealism and awash in unforgettably uncanny images. From the time-and space-collapsing psychodrama of her forever influential debut MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON to the mesmerizing dance film RITUAL IN TRANSFIGURED TIME, these profoundly personal landmarks of experimental film showed that cinema could be a direct conduit to the unconscious mind. Plus David Lynch’s neo-noir freak-out MULHOLLAND DRIVE.

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul's debut feature, MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON, at Film at Lincoln Center 21st Century Debuts July 19th

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's debut feature, MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON, at Film at Lincoln Center 21st Century Debuts  July 19th

“Shot in fits and starts on a minuscule budget, MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON was modeled on the Exquisite Corpse add-an-element structure famous from French surrealism, in which drawings or texts are passed from person to person to elaborate upon, with the original materials hidden so that each addition does not adhere in any “logical” or predetermined way, resulting in a collective, randomly assembled piece (Hail Duchamp).”

– James Quant, "Mysterious Object at Noon"

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UPDATED: GME GEM 14 - Curators Jon Gartenberg and David Deitch are featured in Ken Jacobs’ 3D Occupy Wall Street film, BLANKETS FOR INDIANS screened at Anthology Film Archives 6/14

UPDATED: GME GEM 14 - Curators Jon Gartenberg and David Deitch are featured in Ken Jacobs’ 3D Occupy Wall Street film, BLANKETS FOR INDIANS screened at Anthology Film Archives 6/14

This movie shows dissenters to the American mission marching down New York’s lower Broadway to gather at Zuccotti Park where the Occupy Wall Street kids were standing their ground. We live close to where the crowd turned onto Broadway and swept us along.

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