Anthology Film Archives


September 19 – September 21

From oil pipelines to post-colonial postal systems, from canals to securitized border zones, this series explores built landscapes shaped by the resource and information-dependent global economy. As Earth’s human era – the anthropocene – becomes an age of energy extraction and rising waters, what are cinematic practices that can help make sense of those forces they condense – security, digitalization, migration, and labor? Featuring an evening with Swiss essay-filmmaker and researcher Ursula Biemann and Bernardo Bertolucci’s rarely-seen, recently restored 1967 commissioned documentary, THE PATH OF OIL.

This film series is held in conjunction with the one-day symposium “Lines and Nodes,” held on September 19 at New York University. Open to the public. For more details, visit

Curated by Brooke Belisle, Leo Goldsmith, Ben Mendelsohn, Sukhdev Sandhu, Nicole Starosielski, and Chi-hui Yang.

Film descriptions by Chi-hui Yang (Programs 1, 4 & 5), Ben Mendelsohn (2), and Leo Goldsmith (4 & 6).

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