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New York City Film Studies Resources

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, New York, NY

American Museum of the Moving Image
35 Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria, NY

Foundation for Independent Video and Film
304 Hudson St. 6th Floor New York, NY

International Center for Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street New York, NY

Jewish Museum (including National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting)
1109 5th Avenue at 92nd Street New York, NY

Kitchen Center for Video, Music, Dance, Performance, Film, and Literature
512 W. 19th Street New York, NY

Millennium Film Workshop
66 East 4th Street, New York, NY

The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52nd Street New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art Film Study Center
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue New York, NY

New York Historical Society Library
170 Central Park West New York, NY

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY (1st floor books; 3rd floor research)

New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY

New York University, Bobst Library
The Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media (2nd Floor)
70 Washington Square South

Shubert Archive
149 West 45th Street New York, NY

Third World Newsreel
545 8th Avenue New York, NY

Women Make Movies
462 Broadway Suite 500WS at Grand Street


Online Publications and Other Resources

Movie Review Query Engine

Cinema Sites

Yahoo Entertainment Movie and Film Links

Entertainment Weekly Online


Motion Picture Collection of the Library of Congress

Hong Kong Movie Database

Internet Movie Database

American Society of Cinematographers

Senses of Cinema




Ain’t It Cool News

IF Magazine/The Independent


University Film & Video Association

Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Film Index International

American Society of Cinematographers

Film Underground

Streaming Film Resources

British Pathé Archive
A digital news archive that allows users to preview items from the entire 3500 hour British Pathé Film Archive which covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970

Crackle is a free to use video entertainment network featuring full-length movies, TV shows, and original programming. It is available on a wide variety of platforms including connected TVs, mobile devices, set-top boxes, video game consoles and online at

Criterion Channel
Personal subscription required at $10.99/mo. Classics and discoveries from around the world, thematically programmed with special features, on a streaming service brought to you by the Criterion Collection. Constantly refreshed selections of Hollywood, international, art-house, and independent movies, plus access to Criterion’s entire streaming library of more than 1,000 important classic and contemporary films.

The Living Room Candidate: Historical Presidential Campaign Commercials
The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2012 is an online exhibition of the Museum of the Moving Image, presenting more than 300 television commercials from every election year since 1952, when the first campaign TV ads aired. The site includes a searchable database and features commentary, historical background, election results, and navigation organized by year, type of ad, and issue.

MUBI is a streaming service for film lovers. Students and faculty can sign up for a free account through the Film Schools Program (use your CUNY email address). MUBI offers a rotating selection of streaming films, and a newly expanded library of on-demand films.

Pluto TV: Free On-Demand Movies
Free streaming content, including thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows.

Over 1,500 free movies including documentaries and foreign films.

Free access to thousands of avant-garde films and videos for your viewing pleasure.

Offers thousands of free movies, in up to 1080p, with limited ads.

An online database that locates the availability of films across streaming services. Enter a film title and compare pricing and availability across services like Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Amazon Prime, Google play, iTunes, and YouTube VOD.