This week I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorites: @AGFA !!!
- How did this company start and what is the main purpose of this company?
“The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) was founded in 2009. We’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit that exists to preserve the legacy of genre movies through collection, conservation, and distribution. We fulfill our mission through theatrical screenings, home video releases, and lab work.”
2. How do you go about selecting a movie to become a part of you film catalog?
“It’s really a case by case basis for theatrical and home video. The through-line is that curation is handled by the team. I oversee home video and acquisitions, but we all make suggestions. Theatrical is broader, as we have a constant influx of new titles from our partners like Arrow Films, Vinegar Syndrome, Shout! Factory, Severin, and many others.”
3. What is your personal favorite movie from your home video and why?
“This is a difficult question! My personal favorite is usually whatever title we’re working on at the moment.
But if I had to choose some highlights that I’m personally proud of, they would be our three DORIS WISHMAN box sets (THE FILMS OF DORIS WISHMAN: THE TWILIGHT YEARS—the first one—is out this month), BOARDINGHOUSE, TREASURE OF THE NINJA, WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? AND THE FILMS OF THE GAY GIRLS RIDING CLUB, and LIMBO.”
4. Can you talk about the process and details if someone wanted to book a theatrical booking?
“Of course! Booking is very easy with AGFA. Bret Berg, head of theatrical, handles all of our outreach and bookings. He’s incredibly talented and knowledgeable when it comes to film programming, so that makes us kind of a one-stop-shop for all genre booking needs. Booking fees vary by the number of times the movie plays, size of theater, etc.”
5. Who does the cover art for the home video releases?
“I handle the design for AGFA home video releases. My favorites so far would be THE FILMS OF DORIS WISHMAN: THE TWILIGHT YEARS and SMUT WITHOUT SMUT: THINGS TO COME + THE DIRTY DOLLS.”
6. Do you have any exciting news or events that you would like to share?
“Constantly! The best way to stay informed on all things AGFA is to sign up for our email list or follow us on Twitter and Instagram”
For more information the following contact information is below:
If you would like to make a donation : https://www.americangenrefilm.com/donate/