Repertory Movie Theaters of New York City: Havens for Revivals, Indies and the Avant-Garde, 1960-1994

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McFarland, Feb 28, 2017 - Performing Arts - 256 pages
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New York's repertory movie houses specialized in presenting films ignored by mainstream and art house audiences. Curating vintage and undistributed movies from various countries, they educated the public about the art of film at a time when the cinema had begun to be respected as an art form.

Operating on shoestring budgets in funky settings, each repertory house had its own personality, reflecting the preferences of the (often eccentric) proprietor. While a few theaters existed in other cities, New York offered the greatest number and variety. Focusing on the active years from 1960 through 1994, this book documents the repertory movement in the context of economics and film culture.

 

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Contents

Preface
1
The First Wave
5
The Second Wave
77
Chronology of the Repertory Movie Theaters New York City 19601994
207
Chapter Notes
209
Bibliography
229
Index
231
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About the author (2017)

 Ben Davis is a freelance writer in New York City. His articles have appeared in Film & History, Film Quarterly, and Cineaste.

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