Inside this renovated 1920's courthouse is a mecca for the art of the moving image. Since the 1960's, Anthology has "paved the way for contemporary understanding and appreciation of film as a premier art of the twentieth century, in all its forms. " As an "international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video, " Anthology is a renowned cinema museum offering screenings and programs all year long with weekly artist appearances. In addition, they host international film festivals and on our recent visit with Robert Haller, the director of Library Collections, we learned that they have the largest library dedicated to the history of film in the world. Mr. Haller is absolutely passionate about the collection he oversees. One and a half million still production images, reviews, publicity correspondence and so much more are available to film aficionados. The center presents films on 16mm and 35mm film, and also has state-of-the-art digital and video projection in their two movie theaters that are open to the public and available for rent.
Founded in 1922, DuArt's post-production facility has been a film industry stalwart from silent films, to talkies, to color. Today, its twelve stories house thousands of preserved film cans and unprinted negatives; however, it has robustly moved into the digital age offering video editing, voice over recording, audio books and closed captioning services.
A part of FAB, Paradise provides workshops and classes for theater enthusiasts, and a small space to present a variety of works. (Although temporarily displaced due to a major building renovation, Paradise Factory is still alive and well, holding performances and workshops in various locations throughout the city. Contact Fourth Arts Block at No. 61 for details. )