Anthology Film Archives's Essential Cinema

Anthology Film Archives's Essential Cinema's icon

An official iCheckMovies list (adopted from marienbad).

Favorited 75 times, disliked 5 times, added to 95 watchlists.

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.


Remove ads
  1. 138 +3

    Un chien andalou

    1929 — a.k.a. Un Chien Andalou, in 22 top lists Check
  2. 182 -


    1929, in 7 top lists Check
  3. 198 +2

    Staroye i novoye

    1929 — a.k.a. Old and New, in 4 top lists Check
  4. 401 -3


    1929, in 1 top list Check
  5. 460 -8

    Alles dreht sich, alles bewegt sich

    1929, in 1 top list Check
  6. 461 -7


    1929, in 1 top list Check
  7. 522 -35

    Chelovek s kino-apparatom

    1929 — a.k.a. Man with a Movie Camera, in 22 top lists Check
Remove ads
Show all 542 movies

Last updated on Oct 14, 2019 by joachimt; source