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. 1 -

    In the Street

    1948, in 4 top lists Check
  2. 2 +1

    Fireworks

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

    Puce Moment

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

    Rabbit's Moon

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

    Eaux d'artifice

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

    Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

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

    Scorpio Rising

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

    Invocation of My Demon Brother

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

    Kustom Kar Kommandos

    1970, in 1 top list Check
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    Lucifer Rising

    1972, in 3 top lists Check
  11. 13 -2

    All My Life

    1966, in 2 top lists Check
  12. 14 -2

    Castro Street

    1966, in 3 top lists Check
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    Valentin de las Sierras

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  14. 19 +1

    Re-entry

    1964, in 2 top lists Check
  15. 27 +8

    Desistfilm

    1954, in 2 top lists Check
  16. 28 +18

    Reflections on Black

    1955, in 1 top list Check
  17. 29 +63

    The Wonder Ring

    1955, in 2 top lists Check
  18. 30 +11

    Flesh of Morning

    1956, in 2 top lists Check
  19. 31 +70

    Daybreak

    1957, in 1 top list Check
  20. 32 +11

    Loving

    1957, in 1 top list Check
  21. 33 +69

    Whiteye

    1957, in 1 top list Check
  22. 34 -5

    Anticipation of the Night

    1958, in 3 top lists Check
  23. 35 -1

    Cat's Cradle

    1959, in 2 top lists Check
  24. 36 +17

    Sirius Remembered

    1959, in 3 top lists Check
  25. 37 +58

    Window Water Baby Moving

    1959, in 5 top lists Check
  26. 38 +49

    The Dead

    1960, in 3 top lists Check
  27. 39 +54

    Thigh Line Lyre Triangular

    1961, in 1 top list Check
  28. 40 -8

    Blue Moses

    1962, in 2 top lists Check
  29. 41 +3

    Mothlight

    1963, in 5 top lists Check
  30. 43 +11

    Song 1

    1964, in 1 top list Check
  31. 44 +11

    Song 2

    1964, in 1 top list Check
  32. 45 +11

    Song 3

    1964, in 1 top list Check
  33. 46 +11

    Song 4

    1964, in 1 top list Check
  34. 47 +11

    Song 5

    1964, in 1 top list Check
  35. 48 +11

    Song 6

    1964, in 1 top list Check
  36. 49 +11

    Song 7

    1964, in 1 top list Check
  37. 50 +11

    Song 8

    1964, in 1 top list Check
  38. 51 +17

    15 Song Traits

    1965, in 1 top list Check
  39. 52 -22

    Blood's Tone

    1965, in 1 top list Check
  40. 53 -20

    Bluewhite

    1965, in 1 top list Check
  41. 54 -14

    Fire of Waters

    1965, in 1 top list Check
  42. 55 -10

    Pasht

    1965, in 1 top list Check
  43. 56 +7

    Song 10

    1965, in 1 top list Check
  44. 57 +7

    Song 11

    1965, in 1 top list Check
  45. 58 +7

    Song 12

    1965, in 1 top list Check
  46. 59 +7

    Song 13

    1965, in 1 top list Check
  47. 60 +7

    Song 14

    1965, in 1 top list Check
  48. 61 +8

    Song 16

    1965, in 1 top list Check
  49. 62 +8

    Song 17

    1965, in 1 top list Check
  50. 63 +8

    Song 18

    1965, in 1 top list Check