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The American Cinematheque is a member-donor-volunteer supported 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization whose mission is to celebrate the experience of cinema.
40 years of American Cinematheque film programming….and counting. Dive into the AC Vault to discover past Q&As and clips from our vast and newly digitized archives, old calendars and programs, new podcasts, conversations and much more.
Since it began screening films to the public in 1985, the American Cinematheque has provided diverse film programming and immersive in-person discussions and events with thousands of filmmakers and luminaries, presenting new and repertory cinema to Los Angeles.
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While the American Cinematheque is a year-round film festival, we offer a variety of singular festivals including the longstanding BeyondFest and Noir City Hollywood to our newly launched PROOF Festival and Friend of the Fest. Our unique festivals are a part of our continuously evolving programming. They are yet another way to curate for audiences across Los Angeles. The American Cinematheque has something for everyone.
Festival | The highest-attended genre film festival in the US.
Festival | A short film festival in Los Angeles dedicated to showcasing the best in proof-of-concepts.
Festival | Some of the greatest films from around the world, exploring the darkest sides of humanity.
Festival | From the Golden Age of 70mm filmmaking to recent large-format presentations, Ultra Cinematheque has it all.
Festival | The most popular film noir festival in the world.
Festival | Film curation by your favorite podcasters!
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