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. 2 +1

    Fireworks

    1949, in 5 top lists Check
  2. 3 +4

    Puce Moment

    1949, in 1 top list Check
  3. 4 +4

    Rabbit's Moon

    1950, in 2 top lists Check
  4. 5 -3

    Eaux d'artifice

    1953, in 3 top lists Check
  5. 6 -2

    Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

    1954, in 3 top lists Check
  6. 7 +2

    Scorpio Rising

    1963, in 8 top lists Check
  7. 8 -3

    Invocation of My Demon Brother

    1969, in 2 top lists Check
  8. 9 -3

    Kustom Kar Kommandos

    1970, in 1 top list Check
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    Lucifer Rising

    1972, in 3 top lists Check
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