A Chronology of the American Avant-garde Cinema

A History of the American Avant-garde Cinema was a film exhibition organized in 1976 by The American Federation of Arts which toured The United States. Accompanying the program was a catalog containing essays, bibliographies, filmographies and a chronology of significant, independent art films produced between 1943 and 1971.
Only a selection of these films were shown in the program; User Rick Sieber made this list of them.

Source:
archive.org/details/historyofamerica00amer_0/page/48

  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Color Sequence
  • The Geography of the Body
  • Five Film Exercises: Film 1
  • Escape Episode
  • At Land
  • Five Film Exercises: Film 2-3
  • A Study in Choreography for Camera
  • Visual Variations on Noguchi
  • Five Film Exercises: Film 4
  • Five Film Exercises: Film 5
  • Glens Falls Sequence
  • Ritual in Transfigured Time
  • Fragment of Seeking
  • The Potted Psalm
  • Dreams That Money Can Buy
  • Fireworks
  • The Long Bodies
  • The Cage
  • Clinic of Stumble
  • Horror Dream
  • Improvisation No. 1
  • Mother's Day
  • Meditation on Violence
  • Image in the Snow
  • The Quiet One
  • Psyche
  • Lysis
  • Charmides
  • The Petrified Dog
  • Sausalito
  • Puce Moment
  • On the Edge
  • The Dead Ones
  • The Lead Shoes
  • Rabbit's Moon
  • Adventures of Jimmy
  • Mankind
  • Mambo
  • Four in the Afternoon
  • Loony Tom
  • Flowers of Asphalt
  • Swain
  • Celery Stalks at Midnight
  • Caravan
  • Interim
  • Form Phases I
  • Bells of Atlantis
  • In the Street
  • Color Cry
  • Eldora
  • Notes on the Port of St. Francis
  • Eaux d'artifice
  • Le jeune homme et la mort
  • Bop Scotch
  • Mandala
  • Unglassed Windows Cast a Terrible Reflection
  • Form Phases II
  • Form Phases III
  • The Pleasure Garden
  • Polka Graph
  • Dance in the Sun
  • Little Fugitive
  • Rhythm
  • The End
  • The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
  • Desistfilm
  • The Extraordinary Child
  • The Way to Shadow Garden
  • Form Phases IV
  • A Miracle
  • Abstronic
  • Color Rhapsodie
  • Mood Contrasts
  • In Paris Parks
  • Jazz of Lights
  • In Between
  • Reflections on Black
  • Centuries of June
  • The Wonder Ring
  • Bullfight
  • The Aviary
  • Gnir Rednow
  • Evolution
  • Lovers and Lollipops
  • Man Is in Pain
  • Undertow
  • Mosaic in Trust
  • The Mechanics of Love
  • Yantra
  • Flesh of Morning
  • Nightcats
  • Zone Moment
  • Cats
  • Image by Images IV
  • Motion Pictures
  • Fable for Fountains
  • Theme and Transition
  • Trumpit
  • Narcissus