- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 10/01/12 to 09/30/16
- Focus Area
- Knight Arts Challenge
- Coral Gables, FL
To bring high quality, unique and culturally diverse films to the community by increasing programming and educational outreach at the theater.
The Coral Gables Art Cinema, one of South Florida’s leading, first-run alternative movie theaters, will expand to include a number of new components. With challenge funding, the nonprofit arts center will produce a three-day annual event as part of existing family programming, in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival; and launch initiatives to support feature film production and distribution, including visiting director, screenwriter and producer residencies, in conjunction with existing exhibition programs.
Coral Gables Cinemateque Inc. is a nonprofit that presents and supports the media arts in South Florida, primarily by developing and running the two-year old Coral Gables Art Cinema as a venue for alternative film serving the whole community. This state-of-the-art, 141-seat theater is runs seven days a week, presenting premieres of quality American independent and international features that speak to the linguistic and cultural diversity of the region. Most films are not generally available at other venues in South Florida. Also programmed are classic films, family events, educational activities and film festival weeks.