Eight distinguished New Yorkers recently sat down at movie poster mecca Posteritati to talk about why they love and support our theater. Please enjoy the resulting short films from filmmakers Jessica Wolfson and Paul Lovelace, featuring the music of Yo La Tengo.
Andre Gregory calls Film Forum “one of the last oases of culture in the city. So, if Film Forum left, I’d leave too.”
Ethan Hawke recalls how he and Richard Linklater liked to attend together. “Film Forum will leave you better than when you came.”
Famke Janssen bemoans the proliferation of high-rises and multiplexes in lower Manhattan and marvels at Film Forum’s endurance.
Frances McDormand says that Film Forum is “… a church. It’s a synagogue. It’s a mosque. It’s a temple. It’s a place to gather that’s ecumenical across age groups, across everything.”
Gary Chryst recalls that some of his best loved dance movies premiered at Film Forum.
Margo Jefferson credits Film Forum with “feeding needs I already have and maybe creating needs that I didn’t know I had or wanted.”
Natasha Lyonne tells how Film Forum’s calendars figured into her early dating: “I would walk into a bar and say ‘it’s great to meet you. What do you want to see?”