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“No matter how divisive life in this country may become, the movie theater has always been a place where we can rediscover what unites us.” 
– Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., The New York Times (February 19, 2017)


SUPPORT independent film and classic cinema that
break stereotypes, contextualize other cultures, engender community,
explore hard truths, and entertain.

Please make a 100% tax-deductible gift to our 2017 Spring Appeal.


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Your contribution supports cinema that: 

  • Empowers emerging filmmakers
  • Sparks thought-provoking conversations
  • Inspires openness, curiosity, and discovery
  • Connects people across languages and national boundaries


  • Each year we show hundreds of classic movies and dozens of narrative and documentary features.
  • Our $5.1 million budget needs more than $1 million annually in donations from movie-lovers like you.
  • Please support cinema that values rich, complicated storytelling, cultural diversity, and probing, fearless documentaries.

Thank you for your support.

Paying by check? Please make payment to: Film Forum, Inc. and mail to:
Film Forum
Attn: Spring Appeal
209 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

Complete List of All Film Forum’s 2016 Spring Appeal Donors.