The Latin American Experience

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Anthology Film Archives | 32 2nd Ave.

Founded in 1954, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has been one of the premier showcases for short and experimental films for 60 years and counting. Famous as the site of the Oberhausen Manifesto, which transformed German cinema and helped launch the New German Cinema movement, the festival continues to draw filmmakers, curators, critics, and cineastes to the Ruhr region every May. In addition to the annual event itself, the Festival also operates one of the largest, oldest, and most highly respected short film archives in the world. Today the collection encompasses nearly 2,000 titles, among them many unique prints and works by major filmmakers such as Kenneth Anger, Santiago Álvarez, Maya Deren, Werner Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Jan Lenica, George Lucas, Matthias Müller, Roman Polanski, Alain Resnais, and Jan Švankmajer. And following each festival, a selection of highlights from the most recent edition, as well as classics from the collection, are presented at cinemas throughout the world as part of the “Oberhausen on Tour” program.

This year, the Goethe-Institut and Anthology Film Archives join to host Oberhausen’s annual touring program in New York. On June 16 Anthology will showcase classic Latin American films from the Festival’s archive, while on June 18 the Goethe-Institut will present some of the highlights of the 2014 festival.

Language: Portuguese and Spanish with English subtitles
Price: $10 / $6