A film club based in New York and Paris, the CiNeMa Club offers a unique cinematic experience. It presents one film every week, with a focus on independent and foreign films. Founded by filmmaker Marie-Louise Khondji, the club offers a unique look at cinema. Its programming is based on contemporary film, with a focus on short films by young French directors.
The curated content on the site is available free of charge to the public. Films are available on the website for seven days and range in genre and length. The club focuses on short films and acts as an evolving online cinema space. In addition to films, the site presents exclusive interviews with filmmakers. The online cinema club’s roots are in Paris and New York and it has become a weekly rendezvous for movie lovers around the world.
As the site continues to grow, the Le Cinema Club team plans to expand its editorial content and curate new releases. The new curator, Denis Sevigny, will join previous contributors, including Luca Guadagnino, Isabelle Huppert, Bong Joon-ho, and Lynne Ramsay. The website also has plans to expand its physical presence, including theater screenings and collaboration with the Cinematheque Francaise.
The Le CiNeMa Club will host one film each week, which is chosen by Khondji. The movies will range from new shorts to older indie films. The service is sponsored by CHANEL and remains free to view. Besides offering free films, the Le Cinema Club also offers interviews with Khondji.