New York Public Library Reserve Film and Video Collection

"The Reserve Film and Video Collection includes more than 6,000 16mm films, 5,000 VHS videocassettes, and 1,200 DVDs.

The New York Public Library began acquiring films in 1953, and established a film collection at the Donnell Library in 1958. The library began adding videos to the collection in the 1970s.

Since the collection's inception, its primary focus has been independently produced works. Careful selection practices have resulted in a collection that is impressive for its scope and depth and its overall high quality. The collection's holdings provide a very broad spectrum of both subject matter and filmmaking styles and genres. It is unique among American public libraries, and is comparable to archives held within major American museums and universities.

Particular…

  • Two Friends
  • 3rd Ave. El
  • 8½
  • 8 X 8: A Chess-Sonata in 8 Movements
  • 9 Variations on a Dance Theme
  • 16 in Webster Groves
  • 23rd Psalm Branch
  • 24 Frames per Second
  • The 39 Steps
  • 50 Feet of String
  • 98.3 KHz (Bridge at Electrical Storm)
  • The 317th Platoon
  • The 400 Blows
  • 1501 1/2
  • 1848
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 7362
  • Abel Gance: The Charm of Dynamite
  • Abel Gance, Yesterday and Tomorrow
  • About Tap
  • Abstronic
  • The Abyss
  • Accattone
  • Act Without Words
  • Addams Family Values
  • Adebar
  • The Adventurer
  • Nasreddin in Bukhara
  • Adventures in Perception
  • The Adventures of *
  • Adventures of Chico
  • The Adventures of Dollie
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The African Queen
  • Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey
  • L'Âge d'Or
  • Agee
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Mankind
  • AIDS in the Barrio: Eso no me pasa a mí
  • The AIDS Movie
  • Air!
  • Airplane!
  • Airs
  • Akropolis
  • Alambrista!
  • Zvenigora
  • Alexander Nevsky
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • Alice
  • Alice Cans the Cannibals
  • Alice's Egg Plant
  • All About Eve
  • All My Life
  • All Nothing
  • All Summer in a Day
  • All the Troubles of the World
  • Allegretto
  • Allures
  • Almos' a Man
  • Alsino and the Condor
  • Altair
  • Always for Pleasure
  • Am I Normal?: A Film About Male Puberty
  • Amarcord
  • America and Lewis Hine
  • The American Friend
  • An American in Paris
  • An American March
  • An American Time Capsule
  • Americas in Transition
  • The Amish: A People of Preservation
  • Amy!
  • Analogies No. 1
  • Analogies: Studies in the Movement of Time
  • And Now Miguel
  • And Then There Were None
  • And You Act Like One Too
  • Andy Warhol
  • Andy Warhol's Silver Flotations
  • Anemic Cinema
  • Angel and Big Joe
  • Angela Davis: Portrait of a Revolutionary
  • Angry Boy
  • Angular Momentum
  • Animal Farm
  • The Animals Film
  • Animated Motion: Part 1
  • Animated Motion: Part 2
  • Animated Motion: Part 3
  • Animated Motion: Part 4
  • Animated Motion: Part 5
  • Animated Self-Portraits
  • Animus
  • Anna & Bella
  • Anna Christie
  • Anne Frank Remembered
  • Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel
  • Annie Hall