By: Lightbox Film Center


Dear Lightbox supporters,

Like many of you, we were deeply saddened to learn last week of the imminent closure of the University of the Arts. For the past four years, Lightbox has called UArts home and we have found kinship with the incredible students, faculty, and staff here. We not only continued presenting an unparalleled and diverse selection of unique films that may not have had the opportunity to screen publicly in Philadelphia, but we launched a new film preservation initiative that has garnered Lightbox and UArts global recognition. Since its initial founding in the 1970s, this program has been an incredible resource for the community and we regretfully acknowledge that, at this time, its future is unknown. We hope to once again bring you the best of moving image art but for now we must pause operations until further notice. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Thank you for your understanding and support.

-       Jesse Pires, Director & Curator