This item is a one year membership to Anthology Film Archives, presented in an Anthology Tote Bag along with a surprise book hand-picked by the curators from the Anthology shop.
Anthology Film Archives Individual Membership Benefits:
Discounts on general admission!
Members pay just $7 instead of $11 for all regular Anthology screenings.
Free admission to all Essential Cinema screenings.
Over 100 programs each year from Anthology’s unique repertory collection of aesthetically pioneering films.
Exclusive invites to free Members-Only screenings.
These quarterly screenings allow members to mingle with our staff at a special reception before the screening. Members-Only screenings include rare films and treasures from the archive.
Make reservations for our screenings for you and a guest.
First class mailing of our quarterly film calendar.
Receive a 20% discount on any books, videos, or other materials produced by Anthology – this includes many rare, out-of-print books, journals, tote bags, t-shirts, and more!
Opened in 1970 by Jonas Mekas, Jerome Hill, P. Adams Sitney, Peter Kubelka, and Stan Brakhage, Anthology in its original conception was a showcase for the Essential Cinema Repertory collection. An ambitious attempt to define the art of cinema by means of a selection of films which would screen continuously, the Essential Cinema collection was intended to encourage the study of the medium’s masterworks as works of art rather than disposable entertainment, making Anthology the first museum devoted to film as an art form. The project was never completed, but even in its unfinished state it represented an uncompromising critical overview of cinema’s history, and remains a crucial part of Anthology’s exhibition program.
In the decades since its founding, Anthology has grown far beyond its original concept to encompass film and video preservation; the formation of a reference library containing the world’s largest collection of books, periodicals, stills, and other paper materials related to avant-garde cinema; and a remarkably innovative and eclectic film exhibition program. Anthology screens more than 900 programs annually, preserves an average of 25 films per year (with 900 works preserved to date), publishes books and DVDs, and hosts numerous scholars and researchers.
Fueled by the conviction that the index of a culture’s health and vibrancy lies largely in its margins, in those works of art that are created outside the commercial mainstream, Anthology strives to advance the cause and protect the heritage of a kind of cinema that is in particular danger of being lost, overlooked, or ignored.
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