PROGRAMMING

  • What documentary subject matter works best for your audience? 

 

It varies but due to neighborhood social justice is important. 

  • How many people help program the films you screen? 

4  

  • Do you work with distributors or directly with filmmakers to book films? 

Both 

  • What percentage of your box office revenue is shared with the distributor/rightsholder? 

 

It depends on the deal, we do rev share  

  • Does your cinema have a fixed calendar or can you extend runs of docs that are performing well? 

 

Outside of Oscar qualifying we don't that many runs but we are beginning to change that. 

  • How long does each first-run film play at your cinema? 

 

See above 

  • Does your cinema offer screening series or other special programs? 

 

Yes, our series usually happen due to a grant. 

  • Are you able to Skype-in guests for Q&As? 

 

We avoid it because our technology is not the greatest. 

  • Do you offer other post-screening panels or guests? 

Absolutely, It is what we are know for and dialogue is part of our organization's mission. 

  • Do you rent your cinema to third parties (other film festivals, etc)? 

 

Yes