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 Sun, 31 May 2020 06:51:08 -0400 BE SURE TO KEEP UP WITH OUR ONLINE PROGRAMMING! http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2020#showing-52605 <p><strong>Like all other New York City cultural organizations, Anthology&rsquo;s public screenings remain suspended for the time being. Meanwhile, though our theaters are closed, we&rsquo;re hard at work conceiving of other ways to sustain Anthology&rsquo;s community and to keep bringing experimental, vanguard cinema to our audiences and members. This includes making some of our upcoming programming available via online streaming. While many of our March/April/May programs can&rsquo;t be presented online (since they were intended to showcase restored or archival 35mm or 16mm prints, or were to feature films that have never been digitized), we are able to offer several programs via streaming, as well as other online viewing recommendations and partnerships.<br /><br /><a href="../../../film_screenings/AFAonline">Click here to see all of this week's online programming (and recommended viewing).</a><br /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><em>Membership/Donations:</em></strong></span><br />Everyone at Anthology is so appreciative for our members, patrons, and the larger film community &ndash; now more than ever! And we continue to work on ways to share AFA&rsquo;s programming and collections while our screenings are suspended, to help ensure that independent and vanguard cinema remains a part of our members lives during this period of taking refuge at home!<br /><br />There has never been a better time to support Anthology as we adjust to the current situation. Like many small arts organizations, Anthology is sensitive to the financial and administrative challenges of these times. By joining or renewing your membership (<a href="../../../support/membership">http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/support/membership</a>), purchasing a membership for a friend (<a href="../../../support/gift">http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/support/gift</a>), or making a tax-deductible donation of any amount (<a href="../../../support/donate">http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/support/donate</a>), you can help to support our ongoing operations on virtual platforms, as well as to ensure that we're able to transition smoothly back to normal once we're able to reopen our theaters!</p> Sunday, May 31 Jessica Sarah Rinland – Short Film Program (streaming online from May 27-June 2!) http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2020#showing-52628 <p><br /><em><strong>Anthology had planned to host the filmmaker Jessica Sarah Rinland in May, for two programs of her short work as part of our Show &amp; Tell series, and for the week-long theatrical premiere run of her new feature film, THOSE THAT, AT A DISTANCE, RESEMBLE ANOTHER. We do still hope to host Rinland in person once Anthology is able to reopen. But meanwhile, we will be presenting <a href="https://vimeo.com/ondemand/rinlandshorts">this single-program selection</a> of her short films via our <a href="https://vimeo.com/anthologyfilmarchives">Vimeo</a> page, for a streaming fee (with 50% of the proceeds helping to support Anthology during our closure). Click <a href="https://vimeo.com/ondemand/rinlandshorts">here</a> to access the short film program.<br /><br /><em><strong><span class="medium">As a special bonus, Rinland joined us for a live Q&amp;A on May 24. A recording of that talk is available <a href="https://vimeo.com/422910035">here</a>.</span></strong></em><br /></strong></em></p> <p><em><strong></strong></em>Jessica Sarah Rinland&rsquo;s body of moving-image work has taken shape over a period of only ten years or so, but already comprises more than a dozen short films and installations. Though the techniques she adopts have varied widely, her films demonstrate a strong, highly distinctive preoccupation with the intersection between the natural world, the natural sciences, and social and economic history. Her moving-image work is rife with animal and plant life, as well as with related human endeavors from whale-hunting and logging to the activities taking place at natural history museums and labs. Rinland&rsquo;s profound sensitivity to the mysteries and textures of natural phenomena (including the textures of the 16mm film medium), and her genuine engagement with the methods of scientific inquiry, combine with an incisive and even satirical questioning of the ways in which the authors of documentary and educational films have conventionally conveyed their messages. Her films call attention to and sometimes parody the detached tone, faux authority, and supposed scientific objectivity that defines the typical nature documentary. By mimicking this approach &ndash; but with narrators and &ldquo;facts&rdquo; that may not be as reliable as they seem &ndash; she opens up a fascinating space between an investigation into nature and an investigation into humanity&rsquo;s relationship to the natural world.<br /><br />BLACK POND (2018, 42 min)<br />Explores the activity within a common land in the south of England. Previously occupied by the 17th-century agrarian socialists, the Diggers, the land is currently inhabited by the Elmbridge Natural History Society, whose occupations include bat and moth trapping, mycology, tree measuring, and botanical walks. During two years of filming on the land, the footage was regularly shown to the members of the Society. Their memories and responses were recorded and subsequently used as part of the film&rsquo;s narration.<br /><br />EXPRESSION OF THE SIGHTLESS (2016, 7 min)<br />A blind man&rsquo;s inquisitive hands explore a Victorian sculpture.<br /><br />Ý BERÁ &ndash; AGUAS DE LUZ (BRIGHT WATERS) (2016, 10 min)<br />Accounts ranging from varying moments in human history describe the organisms that inhabit the second largest wetland in the world, Ibera, Argentina. Taken from historical and current facts, as well as fictional accounts of the Argentine landscape, the voiceover and text reflect how the dissemination of knowledge in film has changed throughout history.<br /><br />THE FLIGHT OF AN OSTRICH (SCHOOLS INTERIOR) (2016, 4 min)<br />The ostrich is incapable of doing the one thing birds are famous for: they cannot fly. They compensate by having the largest eyes and by being the fastest birds on land. A chin-down, shy eight-year-old girl watches an educational video about ostriches, grasps an opportunity, and flies in the face of her peer group.<br /><br />NECROPSY OF A HARBOUR PORPOISE (SEEING FROM OUR EYES INTO THEIRS) (2015, 11 min)<br />A response to Stan Brakhage&rsquo;s THE ACT OF SEEING WITH ONE&rsquo;S OWN EYES, this film examines the ever-enigmatic whale by revealing its interior, taking away its mystery and disparity, and highlighting similarities between seemingly contrasting, expired organisms.<br /><br /></p> Sunday, May 31 THE WOLF HOUSE [available now for streaming rental!] http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2020#showing-52611 <p><br /><em><strong>Anthology had planned to host the week-long theatrical premiere run of <a href="https://kimstimvirtual.vhx.tv/products/the-wolf-house-anthology-film-archive"><strong>Crist&oacute;bal Le&oacute;n and Joaqu&iacute;n Coci&ntilde;a&rsquo;s THE WOLF HOUSE</strong></a> in April. We do still intend to host a handful of theatrical screenings once Anthology is able to reopen. But meanwhile, thanks to the U.S. distributor, KimStim, and in collaboration with Cinema Tropical, we will be presenting a virtual theatrical release of the film, beginning on May 13. Click <a href="https://kimstimvirtual.vhx.tv/products/the-wolf-house-anthology-film-archive"><strong>here</strong></a> to watch!<br /><br /><span class="medium">As a special bonus, Le&oacute;n &amp; Coci&ntilde;a took part in a live online Q&amp;A on May 21, moderated by film critic/writer Carlos Aguilar. A recording of that Q&amp;A is available free of charge <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDr0zNUul1M">here</a>.</span><br /></strong></em><br />(LA CASA LOBO)<br /><br />Distributed by KimStim, and co-presented by Cinema Tropical.<br /><br />Loosely based on the grim case of Colonia Dignidad, a German &eacute;migr&eacute;-run colony in post-WWII Chile that was revealed to have been used to imprison, torture, and murder dissidents during the Pinochet regime, THE WOLF HOUSE is an animated feature film with a much darker foundation than most. As deeply disturbing as its inspiration would suggest, it is also a truly inspired feat of animation, its extraordinary craft and artistic vision fusing with its profoundly sinister themes to create an experience of exceptional power.<br /><br />Using stop-motion animation to unfurl a never-ending series of transformations that play out as a single sequence shot, Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña &ndash; making their first feature after a series of shorts &ndash; tell the grim fairy tale of Maria, a young woman who finds refuge in a house in the south of Chile after escaping from a sect of German religious fanatics. She is welcomed into the home by two pigs, the only inhabitants of the place. As in a dream, the universe of the house reacts to Maria&rsquo;s feelings. The animals transform slowly into humans and the house becomes a nightmarish world.<br /><br />Painstakingly produced over the course of several years, and filmed piecemeal within art galleries across several countries, in full view of the gallery-going public, THE WOLF HOUSE masquerades as an animated fairy tale produced by the leader of the sect in order to indoctrinate its followers. It&rsquo;s easily one of the most accomplished, transporting, and conceptually rich animated features to appear in recent memory.<br /><br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s commonplace that folk and fairy tales have their dark sides, but they don&rsquo;t come much darker than in THE WOLF HOUSE. Fusing Grimm, the early shorts of David Lynch and the stop-motion work of Jan Svankmajer into a visually engrossing, reference-rich and disturbing tale about the mental delirium of a young girl, the deeply uncanny film makes for an unsettling viewing experience, a creative tour de force whose endlessly fascinating visuals are deliberately seductive and repellent in equal measure.&rdquo; &ndash;Jonathan Holland, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER<br /><a href="https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/sessions/?siteToken=bsrxtagjxmgh2qy0b6p646xdcr"><strong></strong></a></p> Sunday, May 31 The Cinema of Gender Transgression: May program now online! (May 20-June 2) http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=06&year=2020#showing-52631 <p>&ldquo;The Cinema of Gender Transgression&rdquo; is an extensive, ongoing series exploring the ways in which cinema has intersected with the experiences, struggles, and ideas of transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming lives and communities. Curated by Joey Carducci &amp; Angelo Madsen Minax, with the participation of a variety of guest curators, the series showcases contemporary films and videos that explore concepts related to gender transgression as well as films that have had historical resonance within and beyond these communities.<br /><br /><em><strong>Due to our ongoing COVID-19 mandated closure, we've decided to present the May installment of "The Cinema of Gender Transgression" online. Each film is available for a streaming fee, with a portion of the proceeds going to Anthology Film Archives to help support us during this time. We may organize theatrical screenings of one or more of the films once we're able to reopen, but for now the films are available online from May 20-June 2!</strong></em><br /><br />For the May installment, filmmaker Devin Utah has selected Brunna Laboissi&egrave;re&rsquo;s first feature documentary, <a href="https://vimeo.com/ondemand/fabiana"><strong>FABIANA</strong></a> (2018), a portrait of a trans woman truck driver, while filmmaker Frankie Symonds has selected <a href="https://vimeo.com/ondemand/preissstop"><strong>STOP</strong></a>, Jeff Preiss&rsquo;s epic compilation of 16mm diary footage shot between 1995-2011 and emotionally anchored by his child&rsquo;s heroically decisive transformation of gender expression. The May chapter also includes Stephen Winter&rsquo;s deliriously entertaining underground masterpiece, <a href="https://vimeo.com/ondemand/chocolatebabies"><strong>CHOCOLATE BABIES</strong></a> (1997), as well as radical filmmaker Želimir Žilnik&rsquo;s pioneering work of Serbian queer cinema, <a href="https://vimeo.com/ondemand/marbleass"><strong>MARBLE ASS</strong></a> (1995). The series was intended to include a 35mm screening of the Michael J. Fox-starring teen classic, <a href="https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&amp;ei=Nw3AXq74Le6yytMPvJWG2Ao&amp;q=%22teen+wolf%22+1985&amp;oq=%22teen+wolf%22+1985&amp;gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzIFCAAQkQIyAggAMgIIADoECAAQR1CDHVjlIWCgImgAcAJ4AIABb4gBjgKSAQMyLjGYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6&amp;sclient=psy-ab&amp;ved=0ahUKEwju77_N37jpAhVumXIEHbyKAasQ4dUDCAs&amp;uact=5">TEEN WOLF (1985)</a>, which is nothing if not a portrait of identity expression in transformation; that film is available <a href="https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&amp;ei=Nw3AXq74Le6yytMPvJWG2Ao&amp;q=%22teen+wolf%22+1985&amp;oq=%22teen+wolf%22+1985&amp;gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzIFCAAQkQIyAggAMgIIADoECAAQR1CDHVjlIWCgImgAcAJ4AIABb4gBjgKSAQMyLjGYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6&amp;sclient=psy-ab&amp;ved=0ahUKEwju77_N37jpAhVumXIEHbyKAasQ4dUDCAs&amp;uact=5">online</a> separately via several different streaming services.<br /><br />Special thanks to Oliver Sage, Frankie Symonds, Devin Utah and all the filmmakers, as well as to Eduardo Garretto Cerqueira (ZAG), Chris Chouinard (Park Circus), Brunna Laboissi&egrave;re (Artemisia Filmes), and Sarita Matijevic (Playground produkcija).</p> Monday, June 01 The Cinema of Gender Transgression: May program now online! (May 20-June 2) http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=06&year=2020#showing-52632 <p>&ldquo;The Cinema of Gender Transgression&rdquo; is an extensive, ongoing series exploring the ways in which cinema has intersected with the experiences, struggles, and ideas of transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming lives and communities. Curated by Joey Carducci &amp; Angelo Madsen Minax, with the participation of a variety of guest curators, the series showcases contemporary films and videos that explore concepts related to gender transgression as well as films that have had historical resonance within and beyond these communities.<br /><br /><em><strong>Due to our ongoing COVID-19 mandated closure, we've decided to present the May installment of "The Cinema of Gender Transgression" online. Each film is available for a streaming fee, with a portion of the proceeds going to Anthology Film Archives to help support us during this time. We may organize theatrical screenings of one or more of the films once we're able to reopen, but for now the films are available online from May 20-June 2!</strong></em><br /><br />For the May installment, filmmaker Devin Utah has selected Brunna Laboissi&egrave;re&rsquo;s first feature documentary, <a href="https://vimeo.com/ondemand/fabiana"><strong>FABIANA</strong></a> (2018), a portrait of a trans woman truck driver, while filmmaker Frankie Symonds has selected <a href="https://vimeo.com/ondemand/preissstop"><strong>STOP</strong></a>, Jeff Preiss&rsquo;s epic compilation of 16mm diary footage shot between 1995-2011 and emotionally anchored by his child&rsquo;s heroically decisive transformation of gender expression. The May chapter also includes Stephen Winter&rsquo;s deliriously entertaining underground masterpiece, <a href="https://vimeo.com/ondemand/chocolatebabies"><strong>CHOCOLATE BABIES</strong></a> (1997), as well as radical filmmaker Želimir Žilnik&rsquo;s pioneering work of Serbian queer cinema, <a href="https://vimeo.com/ondemand/marbleass"><strong>MARBLE ASS</strong></a> (1995). The series was intended to include a 35mm screening of the Michael J. Fox-starring teen classic, <a href="https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&amp;ei=Nw3AXq74Le6yytMPvJWG2Ao&amp;q=%22teen+wolf%22+1985&amp;oq=%22teen+wolf%22+1985&amp;gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzIFCAAQkQIyAggAMgIIADoECAAQR1CDHVjlIWCgImgAcAJ4AIABb4gBjgKSAQMyLjGYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6&amp;sclient=psy-ab&amp;ved=0ahUKEwju77_N37jpAhVumXIEHbyKAasQ4dUDCAs&amp;uact=5">TEEN WOLF (1985)</a>, which is nothing if not a portrait of identity expression in transformation; that film is available <a href="https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&amp;ei=Nw3AXq74Le6yytMPvJWG2Ao&amp;q=%22teen+wolf%22+1985&amp;oq=%22teen+wolf%22+1985&amp;gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzIFCAAQkQIyAggAMgIIADoECAAQR1CDHVjlIWCgImgAcAJ4AIABb4gBjgKSAQMyLjGYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6&amp;sclient=psy-ab&amp;ved=0ahUKEwju77_N37jpAhVumXIEHbyKAasQ4dUDCAs&amp;uact=5">online</a> separately via several different streaming services.<br /><br />Special thanks to Oliver Sage, Frankie Symonds, Devin Utah and all the filmmakers, as well as to Eduardo Garretto Cerqueira (ZAG), Chris Chouinard (Park Circus), Brunna Laboissi&egrave;re (Artemisia Filmes), and Sarita Matijevic (Playground produkcija).</p> Tuesday, June 02 ALL SCREENINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE... http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=06&year=2020#showing-52633 <p><strong>Given the situation related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) - and with the safety of our audiences and staff in mind - Anthology's screenings are suspended until further notice.<br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Meanwhile, though our theaters are closed, we&rsquo;re hard at work conceiving of other ways to sustain Anthology&rsquo;s community and to keep bringing experimental, vanguard cinema to our audiences and members. This includes making some of our upcoming programming available via online streaming. While many of our March/April/May programs can&rsquo;t be presented online (since they were intended to showcase restored or archival 35mm or 16mm prints, or were to feature films that have never been digitized), we are able to offer several programs via streaming, as well as other online viewing recommendations and partnerships.<br /><br /><a href="../../../film_screenings/AFAonline">Click here to see all of this week's online programming (and recommended viewing).</a><br /></strong></p> <p><br /><br /><strong>If you've bought tickets in advance for any suspended programs, we will happily exchange them for tickets for any screening taking place after we reopen. Please email our head theater manager Kolbe Resnick (kolbe@anthologyfilmarchives.org) and your name will be added to our comp list. Thanks for your understanding, and stay healthy!</strong></p> Saturday, June 06 BE SURE TO KEEP UP WITH OUR ONLINE PROGRAMMING! http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=06&year=2020#showing-52634 <p><strong>Like all other New York City cultural organizations, Anthology&rsquo;s public screenings remain suspended for the time being. Meanwhile, though our theaters are closed, we&rsquo;re hard at work conceiving of other ways to sustain Anthology&rsquo;s community and to keep bringing experimental, vanguard cinema to our audiences and members. This includes making some of our upcoming programming available via online streaming. While many of our March/April/May programs can&rsquo;t be presented online (since they were intended to showcase restored or archival 35mm or 16mm prints, or were to feature films that have never been digitized), we are able to offer several programs via streaming, as well as other online viewing recommendations and partnerships.<br /><br /><a href="../../../film_screenings/AFAonline">Click here to see all of this week's online programming (and recommended viewing).</a><br /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><em>Membership/Donations:</em></strong></span><br />Everyone at Anthology is so appreciative for our members, patrons, and the larger film community &ndash; now more than ever! And we continue to work on ways to share AFA&rsquo;s programming and collections while our screenings are suspended, to help ensure that independent and vanguard cinema remains a part of our members lives during this period of taking refuge at home!<br /><br />There has never been a better time to support Anthology as we adjust to the current situation. Like many small arts organizations, Anthology is sensitive to the financial and administrative challenges of these times. By joining or renewing your membership (<a href="../../../support/membership">http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/support/membership</a>), purchasing a membership for a friend (<a href="../../../support/gift">http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/support/gift</a>), or making a tax-deductible donation of any amount (<a href="../../../support/donate">http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/support/donate</a>), you can help to support our ongoing operations on virtual platforms, as well as to ensure that we're able to transition smoothly back to normal once we're able to reopen our theaters!</p> Saturday, June 06