Founded in 1969 to preserve the legacy of avant-garde and experimental film and video, the Anthology Film Archives is as much an educational resource as it is a film venue. More than 900 programs are presented here annually, some of which feature commentary from pre-eminent filmmakers and scholars. The Anthology also publishes numerous books and documentary DVD’s annually, encompassing a wide range of film-related topics. Additionally, Anthology Film Archives preserves and restores an average of 25 films per year, with more than 800 rare prints having been preserved at the time of this writing.
Anthology Film Archives Information
- Public Transportation: Good (easily accessible by subway lines F at 2nd Avenue; 6 at Bleecker Street; B, D, and M at Broadway/Lafayette Street; and buses M9, M14A, M15, M21, and M103)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Fair (first-floor theater is accessible, third-floor theater is not)
- Performances/Programs: A mix of American independent and avant-garde cinema, as well as classic European, Soviet, and Japanese film. Premiere screenings of original work are also a part of the Anthology’s programming
- Ticket Prices: General admission $9; Essential Cinema (free for members) $8; students, seniors and children (12 & under) $7; AFA members $6
- Membership: Student/Senior ($40); Individual ($60); Dual ($90); Contributor ($125); Donor ($250); Preservation Membership ($1,000); Archival Donor ($3,000). Depending on level, member benefits include free admission to all Essential Cinema programs; discounted tickets to all Anthology programs ($6); invitations to special Members Only screenings; invitations to attend Donor screenings of recently preserved works in the presence of the filmmakers; special acknowledgment at the annual Preservation Honors dinner; a seat plaque; and more.