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. 12 +3

    Quixote

    1965, in 2 top lists Check
  2. 105 +7

    Form Phases II

    1953, in 1 top list Check
  3. 106 +8

    Motion Pictures

    1956, in 1 top list Check
  4. 111 +4

    Pat's Birthday

    1962, in 1 top list Check
  5. 113 -3

    Fist Fight

    1964, in 1 top list Check
  6. 256 +1

    Pussy on a Hot Tin Roof

    1963, in 1 top list Check
  7. 413 -12

    Eros, O Basileus

    1967, in 1 top list Check
  8. 414 -12

    Gammelion

    1967, in 1 top list Check
  9. 415 -12

    Himself as Herself

    1967, in 1 top list Check
  10. 444 -5

    The Great Blondino

    1967, in 1 top list Check
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