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  • Why buying La Clef?

    Why buying La Clef?

    La Clef screenig-rooms are full of stories. 
For 50 years, programmers, exhibitors, viewers, filmmakers and associations have shown and discovered films here. Those are almost always comitted, often rare and sometimes invisible. The building has also hosted a pizzeria, family parties, yoga classes and painting workshops – and most recently… us, for two and a…

  • The sale continues!

    The sale continues!

    The exhibition-sale “Tout doit disparaître” (Everything must go) was a wild adventure and a great success: over two thousand people visited it during the two days it was on display, and 50 pieces of art – half of all those donated by the artists – were sold to benefit the purchase of La Clef cinema!…

  • March it is!

    March it is!

    Thanks to all of you. Our crowdfunding to save La Clef raised today €357,000. But we still need time to complete the purchase, and obtained a 5-month extension! Dear public, dear donors, The sale’s agreement promise we signed in April with the owner of the cinema La Clef is now reaching its deadline.Thanks to you…

  • Everything must go

    Everything must go

    Thanks to the support of over 80 international artists, we have organised an exceptional exhibition-sale held on the 28th and 29th October at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Open free of charge over the weekend, the exhibition will unite artists from all backgrounds and disciplines. Like La Clef’s program and beyond, this will be…

  • Running against the clock

    Running against the clock

    Almost exactly four years ago, the curtain at La Clef cinema rose again after more than a year’s closure. A group of film fans, local residents, students and cinema professionals embarked on what would become the longest-ever citizens’ occupation of a cinema in France. For nearly three years, dozens of enthusiasts took it in turns…

  • Brixton Community Cinema: La Clef Revival presents a surprise film (13th of June)

    Brixton Community Cinema: La Clef Revival presents a surprise film (13th of June)

    As part of the Brixton Community Cinema‘s festival (from the 9th of June to the 2nd of July 2023) the collective La Clef REvival is pleased to be invited to present a surprise film on the 13th of June, in the Atlantic Hall Cinema in London (UK). Apart from the film’s precious subject and fragile…

  • ICA x La Clef in London – (G)Round Up!

    ICA x La Clef in London – (G)Round Up!

    Starting on Friday the 28th of October, a few members of La Clef Revival are pleased to be invited and will be in the… Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), The Mall, St Jame’s, London SW1Y 5AH For a (G)Round Up! weekend in four acts. We’ll introduce to the audience some of our memorable films an…

  • A look back at the closing session of Seytou Africa

    A look back at the closing session of Seytou Africa

    A look back at the closing session of Seytou Africa – African Documentary Festival, hosted by the Saint-André des Arts, introduced by La Clef Revival and attended by the actor Sidiki Bakaba ​ ​ Thank you again to our programmers for their invitation and this wonderful opportunity to (re)discover Med Hondo’s and Sarah Maldroror’s features.

  • Presentation

    Presentation

    Français / English / Deutsch / Italiano / Español / русский Presentation La Clef The project The money Home cinéma Q&A CONTRIBUTE 💰 La Clef is an emblematic movie theater located in the “quartier latin” of Paris, originally known for supporting under-represented genre and rare art films. After La Clef’s owner, who was planning to…

  • THE PROJECT

    THE PROJECT

    Français / English / Deutsch / Italiano / Español / русский Presentation La Clef The project The money Home cinéma Q&A CONTRIBUTE 💰 Building an associative and independent film-making laboratory We plan to save the building and maintain what has been the policy since Day One of the occupation: to provide a hybrid venue with…

  • THE MONEY

    THE MONEY

    Français / English / Deutsch / Italiano / Español / русский Presentation La Clef The project The money Home cinéma Q&A CONTRIBUTE 💰 What will be done with the money? An innovative, sustainable and disinterested acquisition The money from this campaign will be passed back to the endowment fund “Cinéma Revival: for an Associative Cinema”,…

  • La Clef

    La Clef

    Français / English / Deutsch / Italiano / Español / русский Presentation La Clef The project The money Home cinéma Q&A CONTRIBUTE 💰 A few Key dates La Clef opened in 1973 with 3 screening rooms. In 1981, Caisse d’Epargne’s worker’s committee bought the theater, keeping two screening rooms running and turning the rest of…

  • Home cinéma

    Home cinéma

    Français / English / Deutsch / Italiano / Español / русский Presentation La Clef The project The money Home cinéma Q&A CONTRIBUTE 💰 On September 20th, 2019, several collectives and independent individuals – film buffs, film directors, cinema professionals and artists from artists’ squats got together with local residents in the association Home Cinema and…

  • Home cinéma association

    Home cinéma association

    English / Français / Deutsch / Italiano / Español / русский On September 20th, 2019, several collectives and independent individuals – film buffs, film directors, cinema professionals and artists from artists’ squats got together with local residents in the association Home Cinema and decided to illegally occupy the movie theater in the hope of preventing…

  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Français / English / Deutsch / Italiano / Español / русский Presentation La Clef The project The money Home cinéma Q&A CONTRIBUTE 💰 Ask your questions at contact@cinemarevival.fr Crowdfunding campaign What will happen if the total sum of 1.000.000€ is not reached? Technically and unlike other crowdfunding platforms, HelloAsso pays back the whole sum, whether the…