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small is beautiful

Film Forum’s annual giving campaign

“What I really believe is that there are no minor characters in life or in art.”
– Jane Gardam, author, “The Art of Fiction,” The Paris Review, Spring 2022

“Community is available to us… Justice is available to us. Pleasure is available to us.”
– Tricia Hersey, from Rest is Resistance

Your gifts — of any and all sizes — pay for:

  • Stunning new restorations, archival 35mm prints, and unmatched repertory series
  • Exclusive NYC premieres of new documentaries and narrative films from around the world
  • In-person conversations with filmmakers, artists, scholars, and more—in partnership with vibrant cultural and community organizations from across the city
  • Discounted tickets for children and their families to all Film Forum Jr. screenings

Today, choose to make a 100% tax-deductible gift to small is beautiful.

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Donation Info

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

Please consult your accountant re: gifts of stock or funds from your retirement account(s).

For questions, please contact Mary Ellen Obias, Director of Development, at or 212-627-2035.


Slide 1: Left: A new 4K restoration of Terrence Malick’s DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978), December 8–14. Right: The Mexican drama TÓTEM — “one of the finest films you’ll see this year” – Manohla Dargis, The NY Times — opens in January.  
Slide 2: Left: INSHALLAH A BOY, Jordan’s official submission for the 2024 Best International Feature Film Oscar®. Opens in January. Right: GODARD CINEMA, opens December 15.
Slide 3: Top Left: A retrospective of pioneering African-American filmmaker OSCAR MICHEAUX (1884–1955), spring 2024. Bottom Left: ENNIO celebrates the legendary composer Ennio Morricone. Opens in February. Right: Steve McQueen's OCCUPIED CITY opens December 25. 

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