WHAT IS THE
AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE?
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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit, viewer-supported cultural organization dedicated exclusively to the public presentation of the Moving Picture in all its forms. The Cinematheque presents the best of film and video - ranging form the classics to the outer frontiers of the art form.

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PURPOSE: The American Cinematheque was created in 1981:

~ to honor and promote America’s indigenious art form -- the Moving Picture;

~ to present the full range of film and video, not otherwise available to the widest possible audience;

~ to establish a forum for an on-going dialogue between filmmakers and filmgoers;

~ to provide a high profile exhibition facility for other independent film and video organizations;

~ to encourage and support new talent by creating a showcase for their work.

 

LEADERSHIP: The Board Of Directors, Board of Trustees and other American Cinematheque committees and support groups include some of the most prominent leaders in the entertainment and business communities.

Rick Nicita -- Chairman

Henry Shields, Jr. - President

Barbara Zicka Smith -- Executive Director

Peter J. Dekom, Kenneth Kleinberg,   Mike Medavoy, Sydney Pollack  -- Chairman Emeritus

Peter Bart, Anne Keshen - Vice Presidents

James G. Robinson - Treasurer

Barbara Smith - Corporate Secretary

 

The American Cinematheque brings the world of the Moving Picture to the film and video capital of the world.

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NEED A CINEMATHEQUE?

Located in the filmmaking capital of the world, our purpose is to provide Southern California audiences with the broadest possible movie-going opportunities. Unlike an annual film festival, we screen year-round and are able to provide both the public and filmmakers with a permanent venue to enjoy and study film on the big screen.



MEMBERSHIP

Although all of our programs are open to the public, you can help support us further by becoming a member. Our members receive special film lovers' benefits throughout the year, including private screenings of new release films and discount tickets to our film series.




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