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Spring Appeal 2019


'“So I dropped out of Tisch [NYU School of the Arts]. Instead, I bought this studio apartment,and moved into Film Forum… It’s such an intensively inspiring environment.' – Actress Natasha Lyonne

Some of our recent accomplishments:

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin in AMAZING GRACE

IDA LUPINO 10025-film centennial retrospective of pioneering filmmaker Ida Lupino

COLD WARNominated for 3 Academy Awards® “Exquisite.” —Manhola Dargis, The New York Times


Our audience recognizes that a nonprofit cinema does not operate like a commercial movie chain.


$5.4 million is Film Forum's annual operating budget. $2.5 million or 47% of the budget comes from contributions including memberships and donations. 76% of our budget goes directly toward putting films on screen.


Support independent film and classic cinema
that explore the complicated world we live in today.

Please make a 100% tax-deductible gift to our
2019 Spring Appeal.

Donate Now.

Thank you.


With four screens we now present one-third more films. Your gift helps us:

  • Select adventuresome and important films from around the world
  • Maintain relationships with dozens of national film institutes and archives to access classic cinema
  • Arrange for appearances by directors, actors, screenwriters, and film historians
  • Make reduced price memberships available for seniors/students/people with disabilities
  • Make tickets affordable ($9) for members, children, and IDNYC members
  • Program classics for children: weekend matinees that help build a new generation of movie-lovers

Paying by check?
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Mail to: Film Forum
Attn: Spring Appeal
209 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014