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ART Monthly Programming Event: Anthology Film Archives

  • Thursday, May 10, 2012
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue @ 2nd Street, New York City
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  • ART Members must sign on to register as member. For All ART Members (See other options if you are a student or senior citizen ART Member)
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ART Monthly Programming Event, Co-Sponsored by Anthology Film Archives

Films from New York’s Vault III: Archives Go To the Movies!

Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) and Anthology Film Archives are excited to collaborate again on a very special one-night program of films from the New York area’s diverse community of archives, museums, and libraries. This third annual screening – featuring a singular combination of documentaries, educational and industrial films, and experimental filmmaking – provides a truly unique opportunity to experience the diversity of the various institutions that care for collections of cultural and historical significance in metropolitan New York. A glimpse into New York’s vault! We hope you will join us for this very special screening.


Thursday, 10 May 2012


6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Social                               

(ART Revised By-laws Voting for ART Members 6:30 pm-7:30 pm)


7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Screening

ART Members and Non-Members - Regular Admission $  9.00

ART Members and Non-Members - Students and Senior Citizens $7.00 (I.D. checked at door for proof of student or senior status)


ART MEMBERS: Sign on to the ART website to be able to register as a Member.


Anthology Film Archives

32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street)

New York, New York 10003

Online registration required, which guarantees your place at Social and Screening: www.nycarchivists.org  Online registration deadline is Tuesday, 8 May 2012 at midnight.

Tickets will also be available at the door for walk-ins, if spaces are available, and do not include social. 

Please do not contact the host venue for any reason. All inquires for this ART Monthly Programming Committee Event should be sent to: programming@nycarchivists.org 

All inquires for ART Members specific to By-Law voting should be sent to: admin@nycarchivists.org

Final Program Line-Up:

TEENAGE COSMONAUTS (USSR, 1980) Color, Sound, DVD (original format was 16mm). Running time 17 minutes, 30 seconds. Documentary film, produced for foreign distribution, on the topic of  the special schools instituted in the Soviet Union to train  youngster in the skills to prepare them to be cosmonauts or to work in related fields.  Also featured is footage of design and model-making (of space vehicles and equipment) competitions by these children.  English voiceover and titles in Cyrillic.  Produced by Ukrainian Newsreel and Documentary Film Studios for the Union of Soviet Societies For Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries. Tamiment Library, New York University

HANDLING THE MENTALLY ILL Ill (1969) Color, Silent. Running time approximately 3 minutes. Training film. The New York City Police Museum.

FOOTAGE OF NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV AND FIDEL CASTRO VISITS TO NEW YORK CITY (circa 1960) Black & White, Silent. Running time approximately 7 minutes. The New York City Police Museum.

PLACING SAFETY CONES (1960s) Black & White, Silent, 16mm. Running time approximately 10 minutes. The New York City Police Museum.

MAIN STREET (Date unknown) Color, sound, 16mm. Running time 16 minutes. “…this town, is designed for spies - spies who, after completion of their training, will one day infiltrate American society and report their findings to the Soviet government.” The New York City Police Museum.

ANITA NEEDS ME  (1963) Color, Sound, 16mm.  Running time 16 minutes. Anita Needs Me is a tour de force–a panting, overheated Bronx tale of lust, guilt, sacrifice, redemption, and...mother. The Kuchars’ response to the French New Wave comes complete with a voiceover narration by George in definitively purple prose, a typically brilliant music soundtrack, and a visual sense to rival any of their contemporaries. Most remarkably, George’s handheld camera work, with its subjective protagonist’s view and Kuchar’s own hand reaching into the frame, is a major precursor of his diary video style–twenty-five years avant la lettre. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives as part of the Avant-Garde Masters Grant program administered by the National Film Preservation Foundation and funded by The Film Foundation.

Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. would like to thank the following persons and organizations to whom we are grateful for making this screening possible: Anthology Film Archives: Jed Rapfogel, Film Programmer, Tim Keane, Print Traffic Coordinator/Print Manager, John Klacsmann, Archivist; Tamiment Library, New York University: Erika Gottfried, Curator of Nonprint Collections; The New York City Police Museum: Joshua Ruff, Curator; Rachel Moskowitz, Project Archivist, The Winthrop Group, who inspired us with her Repository Review, “The New York City Police Museum: 16mm Film Collection Revealed” in Metropolitan Archivist: http://www.nycarchivists.org/Resources/Documents/Metropolitan_Archivist_Winter2011.pdf

Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video, with a particular focus on independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema. For more information: http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/

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