I really see great value in the film industry. So much so that I've tried to make it my life's work for many years. My goal here is to specifically help the Philadephia Film Society which has been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and the subsequent fallout. Please help me and my fellow film lovers keep the film society going through this troubling time. Every little bit helps.
This is the message from our board:
From its inception, the Film Society has utilized film’s unique power of inclusion and accessibility to inspire, educate, challenge and entertain. Our programs and services are now at risk.The COVID-19 Pandemic has been difficult on all nonprofits, but for the Film Society it has made for the perfect storm of a financial crisis which is the result of several unique factors, including the film industry being among the hardest hit by the virus; the indefinite delay of all new studio film releases, and a business model that relies heavily on earned revenue vs. contributed revenue.At the Film Society we know that Film has the power to help people connect and understand in a way that can transcend diverse backgrounds and build bridges of common understanding, which is why — despite the effects of COVID-19 — we are resolved to continuing our work to provide Philadelphians with access to stories and experiences that help define our society and give context to our cultural history.To help us do this, the Film Society Board of Directors have collectively contributed $150,000 to help address what has become a critical financial situation directly caused by COVID-19 Pandemic shuttering both the Philadelphia Film Center and PFS Roxy theaters for nearly four months and counting. The Board is now challenging all members of the greater Philadelphia community to rally together to match their contribution to raise an additional $150,000 between July 6 and July 19, for a total of $300,000.