Anthology Film Archives' Essential Cinema

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A very special series of films screened on a repertory basis, the Essential Cinema Repertory collection consists of programs of shorts and hundreds of features assembled in 1970-75 by Anthology’s Film Selection Committee – James Broughton, Ken Kelman, Peter Kubelka, P. Adams Sitney, and Jonas Mekas. It was an ambitious attempt to define the art of cinema. The project was never completed but even in its unfinished state the series provides an uncompromising critical overview of cinema’s history. The titles are still being screened under the brand of "Essential Cinema". Now and then additional titles are added to the collection.

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  1. 126 +8

    The Potted Psalm

    1946, in 1 top list Check
  2. 127 +2

    Mother's Day

    1948, in 1 top list Check
  3. 128 -1

    Four in the Afternoon

    1951, in 1 top list Check
  4. 129 -1

    Loony Tom

    1951, in 1 top list Check
  5. 130 +3

    The Pleasure Garden

    1953, in 2 top lists Check
  6. 131 -

    The Bed

    1968, in 2 top lists Check
  7. 132 -

    The Golden Positions

    1970, in 2 top lists Check
  8. 133 +2

    This Is It

    1970, in 2 top lists Check
  9. 134 -4

    Nuptiae

    1971, in 1 top list Check
  10. 135 -9

    Dreamwood

    1972, in 1 top list Check
  11. 136 +1

    High Kukus

    1973, in 1 top list Check
  12. 137 -1

    Testament

    1974, in 1 top list Check
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