Anthology Film Archives

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.

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. 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.

Two theaters screen various formats.

Courthouse Theater

2nd floor / 187 seats
35mm, DCP, 16mm, Blu-ray, digital file, DVD, DigiBeta, Beta SP, VHS

Maya Deren Theater

1st floor / 72 seats
35mm, 16mm, Blu-ray, digital file, DVD, mini-DV, DigiBeta, Beta SP, VHS

32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.)
New York, NY 10003 USA
(212) 505-5181

Anthology Film Archives