"Anthology Film Archives: Looking Forward" Exhibition

Stendhal Gallery

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This presentation will offer the first comprehensive retrospective on Anthology Film Archives, chronicling the organization’s unparalleled work in the preservation, exhibition, and study of film as art over the last four decades. To commemorate this landmark exhibition, Martin Scorsese will present Anthology founder Jonas Mekas with the newly released Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film, 1947-1986, from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Screening throughout the gallery will be a special selection from Anthology Film Archives’ permanent collection of works by Jonas Mekas, Marie Menken, Hilary Harris, and others. Photographs will document landmark events and key figures, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the legendary Invisible Cinema; Jonas Mekas with Andy Warhol and Michel Auder at Anthology’s 1970 opening party; the Second Avenue Courthouse’s architectural restoration; as well as filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Peter Kubelka, and Arthur Penn, among others. Original posters, programs, catalogues, publications, newsletters, and notes will illustrate Anthology’s mission and the monumental scope of its activities over the last 40 years. Also on view will be tickets and brochures designed by Fluxus founder George Maciunas, and vintage film equipment from the early cinema era.



from March 11, 2009 to April 18, 2009

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