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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    The Wonder Ring

    1955, in 2 top lists Check
  2. 35 -1

    Cat's Cradle

    1959, in 2 top lists Check
  3. 36 +17

    Sirius Remembered

    1959, in 3 top lists Check
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    1959, in 1 top list Check
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    1959, in 19 top lists Check
  6. 216 +1

    Pull My Daisy

    1959, in 3 top lists Check
  7. 226 +3

    Une simple histoire

    1959 — a.k.a. A Simple Story, in 3 top lists Check
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Last updated on Oct 14, 2019 by joachimt; source