Recent NYC Screenings of Interest - Valie Export's INVISIBLE ADVERSARIES at the New Museum & Anthology Celebrates Sixpack Films with BREAKING GROUND: 60 Years of Austrian Experimental Cinema

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BREAKING GROUND

Sixpack Films Are Available on INDEX DVD

For Institutional Sales in North America

Exclusively from Gartenberg Media

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These DVDs are available on an exclusive basis for sale to educational organizations in North America (universities, libraries, & other cultural institutions), and include public performance rights. Public performance rights extend to use in classrooms and in other non-commercial settings where no admission is charged.

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Erich von Stroheim's BLIND HUSBANDS at Film Forum and Other Recent Screenings of Interest Around NYC

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The Color of Nothingness,

      a presentation by Tom Gunning &

THE PEARL (LE PERLE)  •  Henri d'Ursel

May 5 - 2:00 PM

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MISS MEND  •  Feodor Ozep, Boris Barnet       

    April 28 - 2:30 PM

MISS MEND  •  Feodor Ozep, Boris Barnet

    April 26 - 4:00 PM

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    George Méliès  •  A TRIP TO THE MOON 

    & Other Travels Presented by Serge Bromberg

    April 9 -  7:00 PM

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        Michael Pilz  •  HEAVEN AND EARTH

        March 18 - 2:30 PM 

        Michael Pilz  •  HEAVEN AND EARTH

        March 17 - 6:00 PM 

        Michael Pilz  •  FACTS FOR FICTION

        March 17 - 2:15 PM 

Each Film is Available on DVD for Institutional Sales

in North America Exclusively from Gartenberg Media

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These DVDs are available on an exclusive basis for sale to educational organizations in North America (universities, libraries, & other cultural institutions), and include public performance rights. Public performance rights extend to use in classrooms and in other non-commercial settings where no admission is charged.

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THE FILMS OF ADOLFAS MEKAS - A Retrospective Tribute at Anthology Film Archives October 20-27

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THE FILMS OF ADOLFAS MEKAS

October 20 - October 27

Anthology Film Archives and the avant-garde film community at large suffered a great loss this past spring with the passing of Adolfas Mekas.  A gifted filmmaker and legendary figure at Bard College, where he founded the film department and taught for more than three decades, Adolfas came to New York from Lithuania with his brother Jonas (Anthology’s co-founder and Artistic Director) in 1949. After launching Film Culture magazine together, the Mekas brothers turned to filmmaking, collaborating on GUNS OF THE TREES and THE BRIG.  Adolfas would soon go on to produce a remarkable body of work of his own, with films including HALLELUJAH THE HILLS, WINDFLOWERS, and GOING HOME.

A seminal figure in the history of independent cinema, and an always warm, often hilarious presence in the lives of his many friends, family members, and students, Adolfas Mekas will be greatly missed.  In tribute to his life and work, Anthology presents this comprehensive retrospective of his work.

Very special thanks to Pola Chapelle, as well as to Barbara Stone, Gabrielle Claes (Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique), and Daniel Wagner & Daniel Bish (George Eastman House).

Please note: following the retrospective of Adolfas Mekas’s work, we will be presenting a series in honor of a friend and collaborator of Adolfas’s, the producer, distributor, and filmmaker David C. Stone, who also passed away earlier this year.

Upcoming Screenings

Adolfas Mekas

WINDFLOWERS

October 20 at 7:00 PM

October 24 at 8:45 PM

Jonas and Adolfas Mekas

THE BRIG

October 20 at 9:15 PM

October 24 at 7:00 PM

Adolfas Mekas

GOING HOME

October 21 at 7:00 PM

October 22 at 8:45 PM

October 26 at 7:00 PM

Jonas Mekas

GUNS IN THE TREES

October 21 at 9:15 PM

October 23 at 4:45 PM

Philip Kaufman & Benjamin Manaster

GOLDSTEIN

October 22 at 4:15 PM

October 23 at 8:30 PM

Adolfas Mekas

THE DOUBLE-BARRELLED DETECTIVE STORY

October 22 at 6:30 PM

October 26 at 9:00 PM

Barbara Stone, David C. Stone, and Adolfas Mekas

COMPAÑERAS AND COMPAÑEROS

October 23 at 6:30 PM

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HALLELUJAH THE HILLS

October 27 at 7:00 PM

Adolfas Mekas' HALLELUJAH THE HILLS

Available on DVD for INSTITUTIONAL SALES

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      Format: DVD PAL / Region 0, No Regional Code.   

      Institutional Sale Price: $200.00 plus shipping & handling.

These DVDs are available on an exclusive basis for sale to educational organizations in North America (universities, libraries, & other cultural institutions), and include public performance rights. Public performance rights extend to use in classrooms and in other non-commercial settings where no admission is charged.

For more information on the these titles visit here.

For information on ordering by fax, email or post visit here.

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ACF PRESENTS: THE FILMS OF JOHN COOK at Anthology Film Archives, Dec 3 - Dec 5

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ACF PRESENTS: THE FILMS OF JOHN COOKDec 3 – Dec 5

Anthology presents a long-overdue retrospective devoted to John Cook, a key figure in Austrian cinema whose films – several of which have recently been restored by the Austrian Film Museum – are virtually unknown in the U.S. The Canadian-born Cook almost single-handedly introduced a type of freewheeling auteur cinema in his adopted homeland, reminiscent of both Italian neorealism and the works of the French nouvelle vague. A truly independent artist, Cook never repeated himself – his four feature (or medium-length) films (three of which are screening here) are each made in an entirely different register, running the gamut from relatively straightforward cinema-vérité-inflected non-fiction to full-on narrative drama, with perhaps his greatest film, SLOW SUMMER, a particularly striking hybrid of documentary and fiction. Thanks to the Film Museum’s efforts, Cook’s work is currently enjoying a revival in Europe, and this retrospective will hopefully spread the word on this side of the Atlantic as well.

“One of the crucial figures of Austrian cinema was Canadian: John Cook, self-confessed ‘Viennese by choice’ made only four films in his adopted country, which have achieved nearly mythical status in Austrian film circles. It is easy to see why: the groundbreaking, unforced realism of [his films] still startles, even as ‘realistic’ filmmaking has become the national cinema’s norm. You could even call it a cliché, since your average Austrian slice of depressive realism is clearly geared toward certain expectations of the arthouse and festival circuits – by comparison, the almost preternatural pull of Cook’s unprejudiced vérité seems even more exceptional.” –Christoph Huber, MOVING IMAGE SOURCE

All three prints in the series were preserved and loaned by the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna; SLOW SUMMER was jointly preserved by the Austrian Film Museum and the film’s producer Michael Pilz in 2006. A DVD featuring all three films is available from the Austrian Film Museum (www.filmmuseum.at/en); institutional sales in North America are handled by Gartenberg Media Enterprises (www.gartenbergmedia.com).

The new print of SLOW SUMMER will have its NY premiere as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s TO SAVE AND PROJECT series on November 3 & 5, immediately preceding our retrospective.

Special thanks to Martin Rauchbauer & Andreas Stadler (Austrian Cultural Forum NY), Alexander Horwath, Regina Schlagnitweit, Markus Wessolowski & Michael Loebenstein (Austrian Film Museum), and Josh Siegel (MoMA).

Upcoming Screenings

John Cook

I JUST CAN’T GO ON / ICH SCHAFF’S EINFACH NIMMER

Dec 3 at 7:15 PM

Dec 4 at 9:15 PM

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SLOW SUMMER / LANGSAMER SOMMER

Dec 3 at 8:45 PM

Dec 5 at 6:30 PM

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CLINCH / SCHWITZKASTEN

Dec 4 at 7:00 PM

Dec 5 at 8:30 PM

THE FILMS OF JOHN COOK  Available on DVD for INSTITUTIONAL SALES

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  SLOW SUMMER / CLINCH / I JUST CAN'T GO ON

(1972 - 1978)       2-Disc Set

  Format: DVD PAL / Region 0, No Regional Code.

  Institutional Sale Price: $300.00 plus shipping & handling.

These DVDs are available on an exclusive basis for sale to educational organizations in North America (universities, libraries, & other cultural institutions), and include public performance rights. Public performance rights extend to use in classrooms and in other non-commercial settings where no admission is charged.

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2009 BEST OF AFA: BERYL SOKOLOFF PROGRAM

 

2009 THE BEST OF ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES

As 2009 draws to a close, we offer up a brief series representing that rarest of phenomena: the Second Chance. We’ve combed through our calendars from the last couple years and assembled a selection of a few films, videos, and programs that we feel were the major discoveries of our past half-dozen calendars, but still have not been discovered enough! The Best of AFA represents a second chance to see these films or a chance to see them for the second time. Either way, join us as we ride out 2009 with a look back at some of the more unusual and little-known gems that graced our screens in recent months.

BERYL SOKOLOFF PROGRAM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 6:30 PM

Sokoloff (1918-2006) was a creative artist who worked in many different art forms: as a painter, a photographer, a photojournalist, a musician, and a filmmaker. In his filmmaking career, which spanned the 1950s-90s, Sokoloff focused on portraits of numerous artists and the process of making art, observations of politics and society, and poetic evocations of both New York City and landscapes encountered through his travels, frequently weaving these various threads together in individual films.

The two programs screened at Anthology last fall helped bring attention to Sokoloff’s creative vision, as well as the importance of archiving, restoring, and distributing his films. Here we have selected from the two programs to display the full range of Sokoloff’s subjects and themes.

The films in this program have not yet been precisely dated, but were all made between the 1960s-1990s.

Curated by Jon Gartenberg, in consultation with Crista Grauer, and with archival project assistance from Jeffrey P. Capp and Crystal Rangel. 

Preservation print of MY MIRRORED HOPE by BB Optics.

MY MIRRORED HOPE (17 minutes)
FIRE (11 minutes)
GAUDI (8 minutes)
LINE (11 minutes)
CHROMOCHROMO (10 minutes)
KAPITOL (9 minutes)
Total running time: ca. 70 minutes.

DISCOVERING BERYL SOKOLOFF

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Gartenberg Media Enterprises is engaged in a project to archive and restore the experimental films of Beryl Sokoloff (1918-2006), who – as a painter, photographer, photo-journalist and musician - was a permanent fixture of the New York art world. For more information, go to: www.anthologyfilmarchives.org