Join us on Feb. 28th to Celebrate 23 Years of Distinctive Film, Conversation and Community

Join us on Feb. 28th to Celebrate 23 Years of Distinctive Film, Conversation & Community.

In 1993, a group of friends and neighbors dreamed of creating a local film organization. From the beginning, they sought not just to create a movie house; they wanted to present films that fostered intelligent discussion and education as well as entertainment. Since then, we’ve had a few names, and numerous locations. Despite many changes, in the film business and our city, we’re still dedicated to presenting high quality, distinctive films for entertainment, education and discussion.

Our path has always differed from the for-profit theater model: affordable concessions and tickets and we’re run almost entirely by volunteers. Unlike many local non-profits, we have not focused a lot on fundraising. With the changing film business, that will have to change.

The business is consolidating around blockbusters and non-theatrical Indie screenings.  (The two big buyers at Sundance this year were Netflix and Amazon…) That is a clear signal that we must change our business model.  That said, we won’t let go of our commitment to great film, great discussion, and community.

So…we truly hope you will join us for the Oscar Night fundraising event two weeks from today (Sunday, Feb. 28th, 7 pm at Longfellow’s Restaurant, 500 Union Ave.)  Come as you are…or dress to reflect a favorite movie, character, or genre; we’re movie lovers!  We realize that not everyone is Hollywood-obsessed.  But…the party will be more fun if your attire reflects your film sensibilities.  Movie star? OK. Or reflect your love of a film, a genre, or a character. We will also create a photo-essay that reflects your film interests and passions…

Tickets are $60 ($50 for members). Upgrade your ticket: $10 for a day pass to Oscar-nominated shorts (6 hours of film) on Saturday, 2/27 (1 – 7 pm).

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