Cineaste (magazine)

Cinéaste is an American quarterly film magazine that was established in 1967.

PublisherCinéaste Publishers
FounderGary Crowdus
Year founded1967
First issueSummer 1967
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City

History and profileEdit

The first issue of Cinéaste was published in Summer 1967.[1] The launching company was Cineaste Publishers, Inc.[1] The founder and editor-in-chief is Gary Crowdus. It is published quarterly.[2] Cineaste publishes reviews, in-depth analyses and interviews with actors, filmmakers etc. The magazine is independently operated from New York City[2] with no financial ties to any film studios or academic institutions. Publication of the magazine is, however, made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


The journal Jump Cut cited the magazine as contributing to left politics in the United States.[3] The Jump Cut editors wrote: "Cinéaste has provided information and analysis unavailable elsewhere, and by so doing it has helped build a stronger left film culture in the U.S. Specifically, Cinéaste has focused attention on independent left filmmaking, on third world films, and on progressive examples of mainstream film. It has also provided a political analysis of those films, raising criticism within a left context and thereby generating and continuing the political dialogue essential to advancing political film work."[3] Richard Armstrong of Bright Lights Film Journal wrote, "Cineaste has always shown a commitment to films made by women and people of colour."[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "The Film Magazines". Cineaste. 1 (1): 17–29. Summer 1967. JSTOR 43132128.
  2. ^ a b Barbara Abrash (August 1, 1992). Mediating History: The Map Guide to Independent Video by and About African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino, and Native American People. NYU Press. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-8147-0620-6. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Happy birthday, Cinéaste!". Jump Cut. December 1978. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  4. ^ Armstrong, Richard (April 30, 2003). "They Lost It at the Movies: Film Culture in the Age of Positif and Cineaste". Bright Lights Film Journal. Retrieved February 22, 2015.

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