P. Adams Sitney

P. Adams Sitney (born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1944) founded at 16 years old the journal Filmwise, devoting issues to avant-garde filmmakers, Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren, Gregory Markopoulos, Willard Maas and Marie Menken. He soon joined Jonas Mekas as an editor of Film Culture, where he edited Stan Brakhage’s Metaphors on Vision (1963). The following year he interrupted his studies in Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit at Yale University to take the first International Exposition of the New American Cinema to Europe. He presented similar series at the Instituto Di Tella in Buenos Aires (1965), and in Europe (1967–1968). After directing of the newly created Anthology Film Archives in New York and moving to the position of director of the library and publications (1969), he taught at several universities and retired, after thirty-six years, from Princeton in 2016. He is the author of Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde (1972, 1979, 2002) and four other books and the editor of six volumes.

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