Cinema 16

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Cinema 16 was a New York City–based film society founded by Amos Vogel. From 1947 until 1963, he and his wife Marcia ran the most successful and influential membership film society in North American history, at its height boasting 7000 members.[1][2]

History[edit]

Vogel was inspired by Maya Deren's independent exhibitions.[3] Deren exhibited and presented lectures on her films across the United States, Cuba and Canada. In 1946, she booked the Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village for a public exhibition titled Three Abandoned Films, which consisted of showings of Meshes of the Afternoon, At Land, and A Study in Choreography for the Camera. Deren took the word "abandoned" to refer to Paul Valéry's observation that a work of art is never completed, just abandoned. While the title was ironic, the exhibition was successful.

Programming[edit]

The movies shown at Cinema 16 consisted mostly of the experimental film that began flourishing after World War II, as well as nonfiction films – not only documentaries, but educational films as well. In that, it differed even from the narrative-oriented art cinemas that appeared in the postwar years. Cinema 16 closed in 1963, after 17 years in operation. In that year Amos went on to programme the New York Film Festival.

Filmmakers exhibited[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Limits of American Cinephilia|The New Yorker
  2. ^ The Noteworthy: "The Limits of American Cinephilia", Coens in Cannes, Soderbergh's "2001" on Notebook|MUBI
  3. ^ Deren, Maya — Senses of Cinema
  4. ^ "Cartoons Considered For the Academy Award – 1963 -". cartoonresearch.com.
  5. ^ Shirley MacLaine presents Short Film Oscars® in 1964
  6. ^ 1964|Oscars.org
  7. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  8. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  9. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  10. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  11. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  12. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  13. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  14. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  15. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  16. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  17. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  18. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  19. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  20. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  21. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire
  22. ^ Amos Vogel, Founder of the New York Film Festival and Cinema 16, Dies at 91|IndieWire

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