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FILM FORUM small is beautiful

From JOHN AND KAREN, directed by Matthew Walker, an Arthur Cox Production for Channel 4.

You may have heard that Film Forum is renovating and building a 4th screen. While our expansion is a large undertaking for us, it is very small compared to other non-profit arts organizations. Several behemoth, multi-million dollar New York City cultural projects are being delayed, rethought, or scrapped altogether.

We believe in thinking small and not engaging in cultural hubris.

Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible gift to our small is beautiful campaign. 


Hundreds of small donations add up to beautiful things for our cinema and our audience.

Your donation pays for: 

  • Repertory programs that present restored prints from archives around the world; festivals like The Brit New Wave and Ford to City: Drop Dead, New York in the 70s with MEAN STREETS, KLUTE, and DOG DAY AFTERNOON
  • Premieres of documentaries, foreign art features, and American independents like our box office record-breaking I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO by Raoul Peck and the acclaimed German comedy TONI ERDMANN (both Oscar nominees)
  • A membership program that is still the best deal in town with a price that is 1/3 off for both seniors and students
  • Discount admission for everyone for our Sunday Film Forum Jr. matinees
  • Live piano accompaniment for silent classics such as SPEEDY, PANDORA'S BOX, and BEGGARS OF LIFE
  • Attendance by our programmers at important film festivals in the US and abroad, allowing them to select the best, most exciting new work
  • Appearances and special events featuring: filmmakers, experts, and critics, most recently with: Fred Wiseman, Stevie Van Zandt, Okwui Okpokwasili, Wendy Whelan, Bruce Weber, Tony Palmer, Joan Micklin Silver, Amy Irving, Jerry Schatzberg, and Tony Roberts.

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

Thank you for your kind support.