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we have been preserving and screening films since 1938…
Today in our Theatres
Afterimage: For a New Cinema
Afterimage No. 2 1970 Avant-Garde Film
Three strongly contrasting works from some of the major ‘New American Cinema’ filmmakers who made such an impact on the Afterimage editors. Brakhage’s sombre, highly edited film poem is notable for its use of found footage. In the deliriously camp Hedy, underground superstar Mario Montez (as Hedy Lamarr), Ron Tavel’s acid script and Warhol’s wandering camera vie for our attention. Finally, the…
Anthologie libre / Vrije anthologie
Dobermann ⁄ kleur - couleur ⁄ 103' ⁄ ST - OND: NL
Jan Kounen, Frankrijk - Frankrijk - France 1996, Vincent Cassel, Tchéky Karyo, Monica Bellucci
A Bill of Divorcement ⁄ V: EN ⁄ ZW - NB ⁄ 70' ⁄ ST - OND: —
George Cukor, USA 1932, John Barrymore, Billie Burke, Katharine Hepburn
Morning Glory ⁄ V: EN ⁄ ZW - NB ⁄ 73' ⁄ ST - OND: —
Lowell Sherman, USA 1933, Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou
Much more than movie theatres
Discover the Collection of DVDs and books published by the Royal Belgian Film Archive, CINEMATEK, available for sale online
The library has a rich collection of books, specialized magazines, press clippings, photos and posters about film and cinema. Consult the online catalogue.
Chantal Akerman Collection
CINEMATEK not only conserves all the films of this masterful director, but also manages her entire archive.
In the Wunderkammer, the history of film is brought to life through various interactive showcases, starting from the Chinese shadow play to the cinematograph of the Lumière brothers.
“Jacques Ledoux has been memorialized in a lovely multilingual book that gathers reminiscences by Ledoux’s colleagues. There are memoirs by Noël Desmet, Clementine Deblieck, Jean-Paul Dorchain, Hilde Delabie, and Gabrielle Claes, Ledoux’s successor as director. Bernard Eisenschitz, Eric De Kuyper, and P. Adams Sitney offer illuminating appreciations of Ledoux’s contributions. (Sitney’s very full account of Knokke doings is a crucial document in the history of the American avant-garde.) Ledoux’s own voice is represented by a program note for a 1968 science-fiction series. There are many wonderful illustrations–photos, posters, correspondence (Cocteau, Lenica, Akerman).”