Anthology Film Archives


May 17 – May 19

In conjunction with a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art devoted to the work of both Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, Anthology will welcome the two filmmakers back to the Maya Deren theater – where we’ve presented several memorable programs of their work over the years – for a weekend of rare screenings encompassing Hiler’s 1995 film GLADLY GIVEN, two of Dorsky’s most inspiring works (VARIATIONS and AUGUST AND AFTER), and very special projections of Dorsky’s intimate Kodachrome originals and dailies. These are unique personal prints and spliced camera reversal footage from 1995 through 2006, some of it unedited (the KODACHROME DAILIES) or revisited more than a decade later. Travelogues, portraits of friends, a document of Stan Brakhage a month before his death, and a montage of eleven years of footage – these are unassuming, heartfelt films originally intended for the privacy of the filmmakers’ apartment rather than a public cinema. The blissful warmth of the original Kodachrome stock and Dorsky and Hiler’s delicately precise editing combine to make this an unmissable event!

These screenings coincide with the American release of “Illuminated Hours. The Early Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler”, a publication that brings together texts and images on each filmmaker’s life and work from childhood to the early 2000s, telling the story of half a century of self-discovery and personal and artistic relationships. The book’s editors, Francisco Algarín Navarro and Carlos Saldaña, have guest-curated both this series and the one taking place at the Museum of Modern Art.

“Illuminated Hours” is presented with generous support from NYU KJCC, NYU’s Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies, and the Consulate General of Spain in New York.


Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler will be here in person for all three screenings!

The Museum of Modern Art’s film series, “Illuminated Hours: The Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler”, will take place from May 9-16; for more info visit:

Dorsky’s work will also be showcased at Peter Blum Gallery (176 Grand St, New York), which will present the exhibition “Arboretum Cycle” from May 1-18. The exhibition features the Arboretum portfolio, which extracts intimate moments of observation from his ARBORETUM CYCLE films, shot between February and December of 2017. For more info visit:

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