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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    Rabbit's Moon

    1950, in 2 top lists Check
  2. 141 -1

    Los olvidados

    1950 — a.k.a. The Young and the Damned, in 23 top lists Check
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    1950 — a.k.a. Orpheus, in 16 top lists Check
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    Un chant d'amour

    1950 — a.k.a. A Song of Love, in 7 top lists Check
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    1950, in 1 top list Check
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    Francesco, giullare di Dio

    1950 — a.k.a. The Flowers of St. Francis, in 10 top lists Check
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Last updated on Oct 14, 2019 by joachimt; source