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Cinema Studies

An overview of the resources available for researchers in the field of Cinema Studies.

Avery Fisher Center

(Resource created by Subject Specialist, Diana Greene, Slavic Studies Librarian)

There are over 1,100 Russian films in the Bobst Avery Fisher Collection including:

  • Early Russian Cinema: Films Before the Revolution A video anthology of 28 silent films from Russia before the 1917 Revolution (Avery Fisher Center, VCA 2950-2959)
  • Entsiklopediia Mastera Kino A collection of 245 classic Soviet films remastered on DVD.

To find Russian films in the Avery Fisher Collection: 

  • search in the library's catalog for "Russian videorecording" OR "Russia videorecording" + a word of the title.

For Polish films: 

  • search in the library's catalog for "Polish videorecording" OR "Poland videorecording" + a word of the title. 

For Czech films: 

  • search for "Czech videorecording" OR "Czech Republic videorecording" OR "Czechoslovakia videorecording" + a word of the title.

Russian and Soviet Film Journals in Microfilm and Paper

  • Early Russian Cinema (Leiden, Netherland)
    • A collection of 34 Russian film periodicals on microfilm, published between 1907 and 1917.
    • Call Number: MF 2734 RFP1-34
  • Sovetskii ekran (1926-1929)
    • Call Number: Spec.Col PN1993 .S694 Oversize
  • Kino i zhizn’
    • Call Number: PN1993 .S694 no.2,6[1930]
  • Ekran
    • v. 1-32, q1921-1922 (Bobst Microform Fiche by title)

Materials about Russian cinema can be found in the library's catalog or WorldCat by doing a subject search using the following headings

  • Motion Pictures, Russian
  • Motion Pictures—Russia
  • Motion Pictures—Soviet
  • Motion Pictures—Russia (Federation)

To do a subject search, go to the library catalog's Advanced Search and select "Subject" in first drop down menu.