Anthology Film Archives - Calendar Events http://anthologyfilmarchives.org An international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American independent and avant-garde cinema and its precursors found in classic European, Soviet and Japanese film. en-us Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:33:40 -0400 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=10&year=2014#showing-43269 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Friday, October 31 ABBY http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=10&year=2014#showing-43343 <p>Print courtesy of Cinefear (cinefear.com).<br /><br />A favorite among the small but devoted cult of fans surrounding William Girdler &ndash; an enterprising and prodigious director hailing from Louisville, KY, who directed nine features before his tragic death at age 30 &ndash; ABBY is often short-handed as &ldquo;the blaxploitation EXORCIST rip-off&rdquo; &ndash; a totally accurate, if somewhat incomplete, encapsulation of this hugely enjoyable low-budget chiller. BLACULA&rsquo;s William Marshall stars as a priest studying the religious rites of Nigeria&rsquo;s Yoruba people, eventually stumbling upon an artifact bearing the visage of Eshu, whom the film characterizes as a trickster sex god. Back in Louisville, the priest&rsquo;s charming daughter-in-law Abby suddenly turns from church chorus leader into a vulgar, violent demon, sexually belittling her devout husband. When his father returns from Africa, it&rsquo;s up to two generations of men-of-the-cloth to tie Abby down and bring the demons out. Unabashedly cheap and derivative, ABBY is also surprisingly earnest and compelling, benefiting particularly from the bonds among its excellent cast and Girdler&rsquo;s thrifty but effective scares.<br /><br />With:<br />TBA</p> Friday, October 31 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=10&year=2014#showing-43270 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Friday, October 31 HOMEBODIES http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=10&year=2014#showing-43347 <p>When a Cincinnati tenement building is slated for demolition to make way for a swanky high rise, its aging residents lead a gruesome fight against the developers, city representatives, and construction contractors. With an almost all-elderly cast and minimal bloodshed, it is misleading to characterize HOMEBODIES as either an exploitation or horror film &ndash; yet it&rsquo;s otherwise unclassifiable, perhaps recalling morbid Eastern Bloc comedies instead. The script, performances, dramatic merit, and staging are all top-notch for a regional independent production, and it ends on a uniquely poignant, metaphysical note. Yust was a prolific filmmaker at Wexler Films and Encyclopaedia Britannica, where he directed an adaptation of Shirley Jackson&rsquo;s THE LOTTERY, noted as one of the best, greatest-selling, and most controversial educational films ever made.<br /><br />Plus:<br />LIVE OR DIE<br />(1979, 29 min, 16mm)<br />Perhaps the goriest film in the series, LIVE OR DIE is an adult-oriented piece about the consequences of poor health choices. It features an ensemble cast and flashback structure as, during autopsies, the narrative reflects on the bad decisions &ndash; drinking, smoking, stress, excessive red meat intake &ndash; that have led to its characters&rsquo; premature deaths. Something about the autopsy footage and unflinching portrayal of undulating organs seems mischievously gleeful.</p> Friday, October 31 THE DAY OF THE DEAD, 12-HOUR, DAY-AFTER-HALLOWEEN, HORROR MOVIE MARATHON! http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43398 <p>An event so huge it needed a name you couldn&rsquo;t say in one breath! In conjunction with Outcast Cinema, we&rsquo;ll be presenting a noon-to-midnight marathon of SEVEN rarely-screened, bona-fide horror classics ranging from the 1950s Golden Age to the dawn of 80s splatter. Some of these movies haven&rsquo;t played NYC screens in decades, some are no longer available on video, and all will be projected on beautiful 35mm! We&rsquo;re keeping the titles secret until they appear on screen, but you&rsquo;re guaranteed to end your Halloween weekend with style. Satisfy your holiday craving with twelve hours of horror and terror, featuring&hellip;a little-seen Canadian slasher film! A nature-run-amok masterpiece! A Mexican horror matinee! British anthology terror! Satanic death cults! Lesbian vampires! And a Hollywood-star-studded mindblower that must be seen to be believed. From giant chickens to severed hands, from Peter Cushing to William Shatner, this horror marathon has something for everyone. Treats and snacks will be available for purchase in the lobby, mayhem and carnage will be available onscreen.<br /><br />Tickets are $30 for the whole marathon, and are available now at 12hourhorror.bpt.me.</p> Saturday, November 01 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43271 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Saturday, November 01 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43272 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Saturday, November 01 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43273 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Saturday, November 01 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43274 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Sunday, November 02 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43275 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Sunday, November 02 CRIME WAVE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43528 <p>REVIVAL SCREENING &ndash; FILMMAKER IN PERSON!<br /><br />Mystery! Intrigue! Sensation! Crippling Writers Block! Not to be confused with the Sam Raimi film of the same title, this Canadian cult oddity remains one of the most criminally underseen films of the 1980s. An early example of postmodern filmmaking, the story details screenwriter Stephen Penny&rsquo;s attempts to write a crime film in the grand cinematic tradition. He has a variety of potential beginnings and endings (many of which we get to see fully realized), but a middle continually eludes him. He discovers an opportunity for script-doctoring assistance through a mysterious man named Dr. Jolly, who inhabits a surreal version of the American South. Channeling the visual styles of everything from educational films to Hollywood gangster dramas, CRIME WAVE presents us with a world of vibrant color and boundless energy, but with a strange, putrid presence lingering just outside the frame.<br /><br />The fact that this cult gem has been shown theatrically only a handful of times over the past several decades would be enough to make this evening&rsquo;s screening a rare opportunity; that John Paizs will be here in person, to present his personal 16mm print and answer questions afterwards, renders it truly unmissable!</p> Sunday, November 02 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43276 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Sunday, November 02 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43277 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Monday, November 03 FLAHERTY NYC: SERGEI LOZNITSA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43361 <p>A program of short films by Sergei Loznitsa, who will be here in person. One of Russia&rsquo;s most renowned documentary filmmakers, Loznitsa has been documenting the changes taking place in his country since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Loznitsa&rsquo;s films &ldquo;are poetic meditations on relationships between spaces, persons, bodies, and machines; shrewd observations of movement and stillness, change and circularity, and the relationship between surface and substance; they are compelling reflections on the artifices of film and photography; and they discourse both elegiacally and ironically with Soviet film from Dziga Vertov and Sergei Eisenstein to Andrei Tarkovsky and Alexander Sokurov&rdquo; (Slavic Review).<br /><br />SPEAKER: Sergei Loznitsa<br /><br /><strong>This program is made possible through the Colgate/Flaherty Distinguished Global Filmmaker Residency Program.</strong></p> Monday, November 03 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43278 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Monday, November 03 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43279 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Tuesday, November 04 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43280 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Tuesday, November 04 NEWFILMMAKERS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43415 <p>For full program listings, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newfilmmakers.com" target="_blank">www.newfilmmakers.com</a>.</p> Wednesday, November 05 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43281 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Wednesday, November 05 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43282 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Wednesday, November 05 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43283 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Thursday, November 06 BRADDOCK AMERICA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43284 <p>U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />An enormously powerful portrait of a once-mighty steel town eviscerated by the closure of its factories, Gabriella Kessler and Jean-Lo&iuml;c Portron&rsquo;s BRADDOCK AMERICA is both a finely detailed investigation into a specific community and a reflection on the fate of so many similar towns throughout the United States. Part of a recent wave of documentaries about disaster-stricken, post-industrial American cities, BRADDOCK AMERICA distinguishes itself by the degree of its commitment and its refusal to fetishize urban ruin. It features archival footage of Braddock in its heyday, fly-on-the-wall observation of city council meetings, protest gatherings, police patrols, and other aspects of the town&rsquo;s daily life, and most importantly, expansive interviews with Braddock&rsquo;s residents. These extraordinarily eloquent residents testify to the deep, nourishing pride they drew from their jobs at the steel factories and the feelings of loss and emptiness they continue to struggle with, even several decades after the town&rsquo;s collapse. Their unapologetically emotional, remarkably candid testimony makes BRADDOCK AMERICA an unforgettable document of post-industrial America.<br /><br />&ldquo;Offering yet another example of globalization&rsquo;s devastating effects on a thriving industrial town, BRADDOCK AMERICA follows in the footsteps of ROGER AND ME and DETROPIA with its touching portrayal of citizens trying to pick up the pieces after their livelihoods have been wrecked by economic downsizing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><br />Plus:<br />TONY BUBA<br />We wouldn&rsquo;t dream of showing a movie about Braddock, PA without taking the opportunity to bring back Tony Buba, the &ldquo;bard of Braddock&rdquo; and one of our very favorite filmmakers. The subject of an Anthology retrospective in 2012, Buba is featured in BRADDOCK AMERICA (as well he should be), and we&rsquo;ll be supplementing the run of the new documentary with screenings of Buba&rsquo;s masterpiece, the one and only LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, and his newest feature documentary, WE ARE ALIVE!: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BRADDOCK HOSPITAL. Buba will be here in person to present both films! For more info, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43286">here</a> and <a href="../../../film_screenings/calendar?view=list&amp;month=10&amp;year=2014#showing-43288">here</a>.</p> Thursday, November 06 EC: I WAS BORN, BUT… http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43425 <p>(UMARETE WA MITA KEREDO&hellip;)<br /><br />In referring to this film Ozu stated, &ldquo;I started to make a film about grownups. While I had originally planned to make a fairly bright little story, it changed while I was working on it and came out very dark.&rdquo; The story concerns a very average suburban office worker, with a wife and two very un-average sons, who is unable to stand up to his boss.<br /><br />&ldquo;Joyful&hellip;as true and as moving and as timely today as it was in 1932.&rdquo; &ndash;Jonas Mekas</p> Friday, November 07 SCOTT STARK: MORE THAN ONE WAY TO FIND OUT: PROGRAM 1 http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43451 <p>Working and living between San Francisco and Austin, TX, Scott Stark has built up an unparalleled body of films and videos over the last 35 years. Armed with a sly and dry sense of humor, as well as an array of technical and conceptual strategies, each of Stark&rsquo;s works is reliably unlike the one that preceded it. While many filmmakers labeled &lsquo;experimental&rsquo; reject that term because it suggests they don&rsquo;t have any control of their process or end result, Stark has said, &ldquo;I&rsquo;m very interested in accidents, imperfection, random events, things happening that I never could predict. I like to set up a situation, give it some parameters, and see what happens. I never liked the idea of creating a &lsquo;message&rsquo;; I like it when things happen beyond my control, things that surprise me and create meanings I never would have thought of.&rdquo;<br /><br />Stark is one of our most notable Super 8 artists, and the films he produced in the 1980s and 1990s exploited the possibilities and transcended the limitations of this small, often handheld medium. His singular work in video is equally rich and distinctly exploratory. For this series we present two programs of newly digitized Super 8 works from Stark&rsquo;s voluminous back catalog along with a show of new and recent pieces, including the 16mm double projection film NOCTURNAL SYMMETRIES and the widely-celebrated, completely transfixing digital video THE REALIST.<br /><br />All of the films and videos in Programs 1 &amp; 2 have been digitized by Anthology Film Archives with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.<br /><br />PROGRAM 1:<br />CRAZY (1987, 3 min, Super 8mm-to-digital)<br />TEXTURALE (1984, 6 min, Super 8mm-to-digital)<br />PROBABILITY (1985, 6 min, Super 8mm-to-digital)<br />SPLITTING YOU SPLITTING ME STILL (1988, 5 min, 8mm-to-digital)<br />LOW RESOLUTION TV (1986, 8 min, Super 8mm-to-digital)<br />HOME &rsquo;84 (1984, 6 min, Super 8mm-to-digital)<br />EPISTOMY (1990, 12 min, Super 8mm-to-digital)<br />ARCHIMEDES&rsquo; SCREW (1996, 15 min, video)<br />POSERS (2000, 12 min, video)<br /><br />Total running time: ca. 80 min.</p> <p><strong><br /></strong></p> Friday, November 07 EC: THERE WAS A FATHER http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43428 <p>(CHICHI ARIKI)<br /><br />A schoolteacher wants his son to marry before entering military service. A key film in Ozu&rsquo;s career &ndash; many critics feel it is here that his early experimental period ends and his later mature period begins.</p> Friday, November 07 EC: THE RULES OF THE GAME http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43431 <p>(LA R&Egrave;GLE DU JEU)<br /><br />&ldquo;Detested when it first appeared (for satirizing the French ruling class on the brink of the Second World War), almost destroyed by brutal cutting, restored in 1959 to virtually its original form, THE RULES OF THE GAME is now universally acknowledged as a masterpiece and perhaps Renoir&rsquo;s supreme achievement. Its extreme complexity (it seems, after more than 20 viewings, one of the cinema&rsquo;s few truly inexhaustible films) makes it peculiarly difficult to write about briefly.&rdquo; &ndash;Robin Wood</p> Saturday, November 08 SCOTT STARK: MORE THAN ONE WAY TO FIND OUT: PROGRAM 2 http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43453 <p>Working and living between San Francisco and Austin, TX, Scott Stark has built up an unparalleled body of films and videos over the last 35 years. Armed with a sly and dry sense of humor, as well as an array of technical and conceptual strategies, each of Stark&rsquo;s works is reliably unlike the one that preceded it. While many filmmakers labeled &lsquo;experimental&rsquo; reject that term because it suggests they don&rsquo;t have any control of their process or end result, Stark has said, &ldquo;I&rsquo;m very interested in accidents, imperfection, random events, things happening that I never could predict. I like to set up a situation, give it some parameters, and see what happens. I never liked the idea of creating a &lsquo;message&rsquo;; I like it when things happen beyond my control, things that surprise me and create meanings I never would have thought of.&rdquo;<br /><br />Stark is one of our most notable Super 8 artists, and the films he produced in the 1980s and 1990s exploited the possibilities and transcended the limitations of this small, often handheld medium. His singular work in video is equally rich and distinctly exploratory. For this series we present two programs of newly digitized Super 8 works from Stark&rsquo;s voluminous back catalog along with a show of new and recent pieces, including the 16mm double projection film NOCTURNAL SYMMETRIES and the widely-celebrated, completely transfixing digital video THE REALIST.<br /><br />All of the films and videos in Programs 1 &amp; 2 have been digitized by Anthology Film Archives with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.<br /><br />PROGRAM 2:<br />11/9/85/LAS/VEGAS/NV (1985, 6 min, Super 8mm-to-digital)<br />RESCISSION (1980, 6 min, Super 8mm-to-digital)<br />DETECTOR (1987, 5 min, Super 8mm-to-digital)<br />TIE FILM (1985, 3 min, Super 8mm-to-digital)<br />LANGUAGE (1984, 6 min, Super 8mm-to-digital)<br />URBAN ARCHEOLOGY #1 (1982, 11 min, Super 8mm-to-digital)<br />UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS (1993, 30 min, Super 8mm-to-digital)<br /><br />Total running time: ca. 75 min.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Saturday, November 08 EC: THE FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43434 <p>(FRANCESCO, GIULIARE DI DIO)<br /><br />Francesco (St. Francis of Assisi) comes back to Santa Maria degli Angeli from Rome, journeying with his friars through the rain. When they are driven out of a hut, he begs the brothers&rsquo; forgiveness for abusing their obedience. While the monks are finishing the chapel, Brother Ginepro arrives naked again and confesses that the previous night he was tempted by the Devil. Later, he cuts the foot off a pig to feed a sick brother. That evening, Francesco meets a leper and kisses him. Brother Ginepro receives Francesco&rsquo;s permission to preach and arrives at the camp of Nicolaio, the tyrant of Viterbo, whose cruelty he overcomes with his perfect humility. Francesco teaches Brother Leone that bearing injuries and blows is an example of perfect joy. Francesco sends his brothers out to preach far and wide.</p> Saturday, November 08 SCOTT STARK: MORE THAN ONE WAY TO FIND OUT: PROGRAM 3 http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43455 <p>Working and living between San Francisco and Austin, TX, Scott Stark has built up an unparalleled body of films and videos over the last 35 years. Armed with a sly and dry sense of humor, as well as an array of technical and conceptual strategies, each of Stark&rsquo;s works is reliably unlike the one that preceded it. While many filmmakers labeled &lsquo;experimental&rsquo; reject that term because it suggests they don&rsquo;t have any control of their process or end result, Stark has said, &ldquo;I&rsquo;m very interested in accidents, imperfection, random events, things happening that I never could predict. I like to set up a situation, give it some parameters, and see what happens. I never liked the idea of creating a &lsquo;message&rsquo;; I like it when things happen beyond my control, things that surprise me and create meanings I never would have thought of.&rdquo;<br /><br />Stark is one of our most notable Super 8 artists, and the films he produced in the 1980s and 1990s exploited the possibilities and transcended the limitations of this small, often handheld medium. His singular work in video is equally rich and distinctly exploratory. For this series we present two programs of newly digitized Super 8 works from Stark&rsquo;s voluminous back catalog along with a show of new and recent pieces, including the 16mm double projection film NOCTURNAL SYMMETRIES and the widely-celebrated, completely transfixing digital video THE REALIST.<br /><br />All of the films and videos in Programs 1 &amp; 2 have been digitized by Anthology Film Archives with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.<br /><br />PROGRAM 3:<br />ONE WAY TO FIND OUT (2012, 7 min, 35mm)<br />TRACES (2012, 7 min, 35mm)<br />NOCTURNAL SYMMETRIES (2014, 11 min, double 16mm projection. Sound by Allison Leigh Holt.)<br />THE REALIST (2013, 40 min, digital)<br /><br />Total running time: ca. 70 min.</p> Saturday, November 08 EC: I WAS BORN, BUT… http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43426 <p>(UMARETE WA MITA KEREDO&hellip;)<br /><br />In referring to this film Ozu stated, &ldquo;I started to make a film about grownups. While I had originally planned to make a fairly bright little story, it changed while I was working on it and came out very dark.&rdquo; The story concerns a very average suburban office worker, with a wife and two very un-average sons, who is unable to stand up to his boss.<br /><br />&ldquo;Joyful&hellip;as true and as moving and as timely today as it was in 1932.&rdquo; &ndash;Jonas Mekas</p> Saturday, November 08 EC: THERE WAS A FATHER http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43429 <p>(CHICHI ARIKI)<br /><br />A schoolteacher wants his son to marry before entering military service. A key film in Ozu&rsquo;s career &ndash; many critics feel it is here that his early experimental period ends and his later mature period begins.</p> Sunday, November 09 EC: THE RULES OF THE GAME http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43432 <p>(LA R&Egrave;GLE DU JEU)<br /><br />&ldquo;Detested when it first appeared (for satirizing the French ruling class on the brink of the Second World War), almost destroyed by brutal cutting, restored in 1959 to virtually its original form, THE RULES OF THE GAME is now universally acknowledged as a masterpiece and perhaps Renoir&rsquo;s supreme achievement. Its extreme complexity (it seems, after more than 20 viewings, one of the cinema&rsquo;s few truly inexhaustible films) makes it peculiarly difficult to write about briefly.&rdquo; &ndash;Robin Wood</p> Sunday, November 09 SHOW & TELL: CINEMA AS A FOUND OBJECT: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY VINCENT GRENIER: PROGRAM 1 http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43534 <p>A professor at Binghamton University and native of Quebec City, Canada who has been living in the US since the early 1970s, Vincent Grenier has been a constant presence in festivals and experimental moving image venues for nearly 40 years. Avant-garde but in many ways also remarkably classical, Grenier is fascinated by those aspects of our daily environment that are most easily overlooked. He is concerned with light and space as much as he is invested in form, finding in each of his works a new way to address and extend his chosen medium, whether it be film, video, or installation. Grenier was the subject of a 1992 retrospective at Anthology, but it&rsquo;s high time to catch up with his recent work, as well as to revisit some key 16mm films from the 70s and 80s. These programs mix new with old in an attempt to understand the continuities and discrepancies that make his work so consistently surprising.<br /><br />&ldquo;Ithaca-based filmmaker Vincent Grenier is a master of quiet, delicate forms, gradual transitions, and wry misdirection. Working primarily in digital media for several decades now, Grenier explores the capacity of video to alter our perception of landscape and the natural world, particularly our uncertain place within it. His work belies any assumptions about the &lsquo;coldness&rsquo; of post-cinematic images; he is a true poet of the medium.&rdquo; &ndash;Michael Sicinski<br /><br />&ldquo;My work eschews the deductive straight lines of arguments, specific judgments and conclusions. Rather, the cinematic, as figured in my body of work, is not located as a fixed and static object, but as an opening for transformative possibilities. Evoking the juxtapositions of the Zen Buddhist koan, my work shakes the patina of the everyday into a humorous and poetic awareness of the present.&rdquo; &ndash;Vincent Grenier<br /><br />PROGRAM 1:<br />TABULA RASA (1993-2004, 7.5 min, video)<br />LES CHAISES (2008, 9 min, digital)<br />COLOR STUDY (2000, 4.5 min, video)<br />SURFACE TENSION II (1995, 4 min, video, silent)<br />MEND (1979, 5 min, 16mm, b&amp;w, silent)<br />INTERIEUR INTERIORS (to AK) (1978, 15 min, 16mm, silent)<br />ARMOIRE / PROLOGUE &amp; CODA (2007, 5 min, digital)<br />TABLEAUX VIVANTS (FIRST TWO) (2011, 10.5 min, digital, silent)<br />DE-ICING (2014, 8 min, digital)<br />WATERCOLOR (2013, 12.5 min, digital)<br /><br />Total running time: ca. 85 min.</p> Sunday, November 09 EC: THE FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43435 <p>(FRANCESCO, GIULIARE DI DIO)<br /><br />Francesco (St. Francis of Assisi) comes back to Santa Maria degli Angeli from Rome, journeying with his friars through the rain. When they are driven out of a hut, he begs the brothers&rsquo; forgiveness for abusing their obedience. While the monks are finishing the chapel, Brother Ginepro arrives naked again and confesses that the previous night he was tempted by the Devil. Later, he cuts the foot off a pig to feed a sick brother. That evening, Francesco meets a leper and kisses him. Brother Ginepro receives Francesco&rsquo;s permission to preach and arrives at the camp of Nicolaio, the tyrant of Viterbo, whose cruelty he overcomes with his perfect humility. Francesco teaches Brother Leone that bearing injuries and blows is an example of perfect joy. Francesco sends his brothers out to preach far and wide.</p> Sunday, November 09 SHOW & TELL: CINEMA AS A FOUND OBJECT: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY VINCENT GRENIER: PROGRAM 2 http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43536 <p>A professor at Binghamton University and native of Quebec City, Canada who has been living in the US since the early 1970s, Vincent Grenier has been a constant presence in festivals and experimental moving image venues for nearly 40 years. Avant-garde but in many ways also remarkably classical, Grenier is fascinated by those aspects of our daily environment that are most easily overlooked. He is concerned with light and space as much as he is invested in form, finding in each of his works a new way to address and extend his chosen medium, whether it be film, video, or installation. Grenier was the subject of a 1992 retrospective at Anthology, but it&rsquo;s high time to catch up with his recent work, as well as to revisit some key 16mm films from the 70s and 80s. These programs mix new with old in an attempt to understand the continuities and discrepancies that make his work so consistently surprising.<br /><br />&ldquo;Ithaca-based filmmaker Vincent Grenier is a master of quiet, delicate forms, gradual transitions, and wry misdirection. Working primarily in digital media for several decades now, Grenier explores the capacity of video to alter our perception of landscape and the natural world, particularly our uncertain place within it. His work belies any assumptions about the &lsquo;coldness&rsquo; of post-cinematic images; he is a true poet of the medium.&rdquo; &ndash;Michael Sicinski<br /><br />&ldquo;My work eschews the deductive straight lines of arguments, specific judgments and conclusions. Rather, the cinematic, as figured in my body of work, is not located as a fixed and static object, but as an opening for transformative possibilities. Evoking the juxtapositions of the Zen Buddhist koan, my work shakes the patina of the everyday into a humorous and poetic awareness of the present.&rdquo; &ndash;Vincent Grenier<br /><br />PROGRAM 2:<br />CATCH (1975, 5 min, 16mm, silent)<br />CLOSER OUTSIDE (1981, 10 min, 16mm, silent)<br />TREMORS (1984, 13 min, 16mm)<br />BURNING BUSH (2010, 9 min, digital)<br />YOU (New version) (1990-2014, 10 min, 16mm-to-video)<br />HERE (2002, 7 min, video)<br />WINTER COLLECTION (2000, 4.5 min, digital)<br />BACK VIEW (2011, 17 min, digital)<br /><br />Total running time: ca. 80 min.</p> Monday, November 10 NEWFILMMAKERS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43416 <p>For full program listings, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newfilmmakers.com" target="_blank">www.newfilmmakers.com</a>.</p> Wednesday, November 12 DESERET http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43500 <p>Preserved by the Austrian Film Museum.<br /><br />Coming just before James Benning transitioned fully into the language-less landscape films that occupied him for much of the first decade of the 2000s, DESERET shares these later films&rsquo; unfailingly sharp compositional eye and concern with the social and political dimensions of our environment. Rhythmically, though, it has more in common with Benning&rsquo;s earlier work, while its use of found text and narration place it squarely within a group of films (AMERICAN DREAMS, LANDSCAPE SUICIDE, NORTH ON EVERS) that enact fascinating experiments with image/text counterpoint. Devoting the soundtrack to a narration constructed from ninety-three New York Times articles from 1852-1992, all of them relating to the history of the state of Utah (or &ldquo;Deseret,&rdquo; the Mormons&rsquo; preferred name for the territory), Benning places this narration in ambiguous interrelationship to his imagery of contemporary landscapes throughout the state. Each shot is timed to a single sentence of the text, but as in all the films of this period, text and image refuse to fit together neatly, remaining distinct tracks that speak to each other in myriad but never easily reducible ways.</p> Wednesday, November 12 BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43457 <p>US THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN OF NEW RESTORATION!<br /><br />Distributed by Janus Films; thanks to Brian Belovarac and Laura Coxson (Janus), and to Aaron Brookner and Paula Vaccaro. Co-presented by MIX NYC, producer of the NY Queer Experimental Film Festival (www.mixnyc.org).<br /><br />Still the seminal documentary on the life and work of legendary writer William S. Burroughs, Howard Brookner&rsquo;s BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE disappeared without a trace not long after its successful 1983 theatrical release, and was feared lost for many years. After the immensely talented and much-beloved Brookner fell victim to AIDS in 1989, his nephew Aaron Brookner embarked on a long search for the film, finally discovering a print (as well as a great deal of additional footage), and initiating a restoration process that has brought the film triumphantly back to life.<br /><br />Brookner began BURROUGHS as his NYU senior project, and it&rsquo;s the thesis film of most students&rsquo; dreams. Made with the full participation of Burroughs himself, it also boasts on-camera interviews with key figures such as Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, Herbert Huncke, Patti Smith, and Terry Southern, and counts among its crew Brookner&rsquo;s fellow students and future luminaries Jim Jarmusch (who recorded the sound) and Tom DiCillo (the director of photography).<br /><br />But it&rsquo;s Burroughs&rsquo;s sincere and sustained engagement with the project that makes it a truly invaluable document. Brookner developed a special rapport with Burroughs and it shows: the great writer unhesitatingly accompanies Brookner to his childhood home in St. Louis, MO, discusses his accidental killing of his common-law wife Joan Vollmer in 1951, and appears in a memorably grotesque dramatization of a passage from NAKED LUNCH, alongside Warhol star Jackie Curtis (a scene that makes you wish Brookner and Burroughs had gone all out and collaborated on a NAKED LUNCH adaptation). Neither an academic, distanced study, nor a fawning, uncritical paean, BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE is a portrait of a brilliant and unapologetically singular artist made by a filmmaker with an unusually close affinity with his subject.<br /><br />&ldquo;Rarely is a documentary as well attuned to its subject as BURROUGHS, which captures as much about the life, work and sensibility of its subject as its 86 minute format allows. Part of the film&rsquo;s comprehensiveness is attributable to William S. Burroughs&rsquo;s cooperation&hellip;[b]ut the quality of discovery about BURROUGHS is very much the director&rsquo;s doing, and Mr. Brookner demonstrates an unusual degree of liveliness and curiosity in exploring his subject.&rdquo; &ndash;Janet Maslin, NEW YORK TIMES<br /><br /><strong>Tom DiCillo in person for 7:00 show on Sat, Nov 15!</strong></p> Thursday, November 13 A FRAGMENT OF EMPIRE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43502 <p>(OBLOMOK IMPERII)<br /><br />Initially distributed in some countries under the more sober title &ldquo;The Man Who Lost His Memory,&rdquo; Fridrich Ėrmler&rsquo;s FRAGMENTS OF AN EMPIRE divided critics and audiences upon its release but now ranks as a masterpiece of late-silent era Soviet filmmaking. Seventy-five years before GOODBYE, LENIN! rode a wave of success with its post-communist spin on the same idea, FRAGMENTS OF AN EMPIRE tells the tragi-comic tale of an amnesiac First World War veteran who recovers his memory after ten years only to find himself at odds with the new Soviet Russia. Ėrmler regular Fedor Nikitin gives a memorable performance as the shell-shocked (anti-)hero. The actor, who honed his craft with Stanislavskij at the celebrated Moscow Art Theater, was reportedly instructed by Ėrmler to mimic the &ldquo;eyes of Christ.&rdquo; Ultimately, as Russian film scholar Sergej Kapterev has pointed out, it is the actor&rsquo;s hypnotic gaze that becomes an emotional linchpin for the film, binding its diverse elements together &ndash; a look that quite literally speaks volumes.</p> <p><strong><br /></strong></p> Thursday, November 13 BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=11&year=2014#showing-43458 <p>US THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN OF NEW RESTORATION!<br /><br />Distributed by Janus Films; thanks to Brian Belovarac and Laura Coxson (Janus), and to Aaron Brookner and Paula Vaccaro. Co-presented by MIX NYC, producer of the NY Queer Experimental Film Festival (www.mixnyc.org).<br /><br />Still the seminal documentary on the life and work of legendary writer William S. Burroughs, Howard Brookner&rsquo;s BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE disappeared without a trace not long after its successful 1983 theatrical release, and was feared lost for many years. After the immensely talented and much-beloved Brookner fell victim to AIDS in 1989, his nephew Aaron Brookner embarked on a long search for the film, finally discovering a print (as well as a great deal of additional footage), and initiating a restoration process that has brought the film triumphantly back to life.<br /><br />Brookner began BURROUGHS as his NYU senior project, and it&rsquo;s the thesis film of most students&rsquo; dreams. Made with the full participation of Burroughs himself, it also boasts on-camera interviews with key figures such as Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, Herbert Huncke, Patti Smith, and Terry Southern, and counts among its crew Brookner&rsquo;s fellow students and future luminaries Jim Jarmusch (who recorded the sound) and Tom DiCillo (the director of photography).<br /><br />But it&rsquo;s Burroughs&rsquo;s sincere and sustained engagement with the project that makes it a truly invaluable document. Brookner developed a special rapport with Burroughs and it shows: the great writer unhesitatingly accompanies Brookner to his childhood home in St. Louis, MO, discusses his accidental killing of his common-law wife Joan Vollmer in 1951, and appears in a memorably grotesque dramatization of a passage from NAKED LUNCH, alongside Warhol star Jackie Curtis (a scene that makes you wish Brookner and Burroughs had gone all out and collaborated on a NAKED LUNCH adaptation). Neither an academic, distanced study, nor a fawning, uncritical paean, BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE is a portrait of a brilliant and unapologetically singular artist made by a filmmaker with an unusually close affinity with his subject.<br /><br />&ldquo;Rarely is a documentary as well attuned to its subject as BURROUGHS, which captures as much about the life, work and sensibility of its subject as its 86 minute format allows. Part of the film&rsquo;s comprehensiveness is attributable to William S. Burroughs&rsquo;s cooperation&hellip;[b]ut the quality of discovery about BURROUGHS is very much the director&rsquo;s doing, and Mr. Brookner demonstrates an unusual degree of liveliness and curiosity in exploring his subject.&rdquo; &ndash;Janet Maslin, NEW YORK TIMES<br /><br /><strong>Tom DiCillo in person for 7:00 show on Sat, Nov 15!</strong></p> Thursday, November 13