Featured Panel: Race in the Art House
Session Date & Time Tuesday, January 15 at 3:30pm Session Description Race in America is a complicated issue with a deep institutional history, especially in media. These complexities play out in the Art House, evident in the historical “art house” audience, and in the films that appear, and don’t appear, on screen. Ava DuVernay, the [...]
Tags: AFFRM, art house, Ava DuVernay, diversity, race, Sundance Film Festival
Featured Panel: Concession Stand Tips & Tricks
Session Date & Time Thursday, January 19 at 9:30am (Grindlewald) Session Description How can you maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your Art House concession stand? The Proctor Company is a leader in the design, fabrication and installation of food service facilities and equipment that enhances the profitability of theaters and excites the experience of [...]
Tags: concessions, indie cinemas
What will Ted Hope say at AHC 2012?
On Thursday, January 19, Ted Hope returns to the Convergence to share his thoughts on where the Art House Convergence and the community-based, mission-driven cinema exhibition movement sits four years after his first visit. Also, from his vantage point as one of the most knowledgeable people in the independent film business, we can expect to [...]
Tags: art house convergence, indie film, Ted Hope
Featured Panel: Science on Screen
Interested in applying for a Science on Screen grant? Learn how at tomorrow’s 10:45am session, lead by staff members of the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Science on Screen: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant Program The Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen series has expanded film and scientific literacy with this popular program, now in its eighth [...]
Tags: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, art house convergence, Coolidge Corner Theatre, indie cinemas, Science on Screen
Featured Panel: Social Media for the Art House
Tomorrow (Tuesday, January 17) at 3:30pm, join Ira Deutchman for an overview of social media tools that you can use to support your art house. The official session description is as follows: Social Media for the Art House Twitter, Facebook and Blogs — oh my! The panel will explore such questions as: How is social [...]
Tags: art house convergence, Emerging Pictures, Facebook, indie cinemas, Twitter
The 2012 Convergence Begins Today!
The 2012 Art House Convergence kicks off today! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (#AHC12) for the latest news and updates. Registration opens at 3pm. Here’s a full listing of the day’s schedule: 3 to 9pm: Registration and conference office open Pick up your credentials and other goodies at registration. Coat room in St. [...]
Featured Panel: The Sustainable Art House
The Sustainable Art House – Balancing Community Relevance, Artistic Vibrancy and Multiple Revenue Streams Sustainability is not a simplistic sense of financial security. Art House sustainability requires a balancing act between three interdependent but sometimes competing priorities: community relevance, artistic vibrancy and proper capitalization – which, for non-profit Art Houses, should include dynamic fundraising programs [...]
Tags: art house convergence, indie cinemas, Michigan Theater, panel
What will Tim League say at AHC 2012?
Tim League (@TimAlamo) took a lifelong love of movies and built a wildly popular independent movie theater chain. This former Shell Oil engineer will talk about creating and maintaining one of the coolest Art Houses in the world with good food, adult beverages, terrific films, Fantastic Fest and the Rolling Roadshow. What topics would you [...]
Tags: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, conference, Fantastic Fest, indie film, Movies, PSA, Tim League
Featured Panel: Digital Cinemas Now
The hottest topic in the indie cinema world today will be the focus of this special two-part session, taking place on Wednesday, January 18. Digital projection in the form of Blu-ray or DVD is a part of most art house operations, but for most — or all — theaters, DCI-compliant systems are soon to be [...]
Tags: Art film, Blu-ray Disc, Boston Light, Digital Cinema Initiative, Hollywood, Vector Product Format
The Countdown to the Convergence Begins!
The 2012 Art House Convergence is in its fifth year of bringing together community-based, mission-driven cinema operators from throughout North America. 250 delegates will attend this year’s Convergence – an all-time record! The purpose of the Art House Convergence is to increase the quantity and quality of Art House theaters in North America. At the [...]
Tags: 2012 Sundance Film Festival, art house, cinemas, countdown, Film Festivals, indie film, Park City Utah, Salt Lake City, Sundance Film Festival