Industry Interview: A Conversation with an Art Film Exhibitor

Amanda and Alex take a field trip to the office of Russ Collins, Executive Director and CEO of the Michigan Theater and Creative Director of the Cinetopia Film Festival. Russ explains the particular dynamics of film exhibition outside the multiplex and a sector of filmgoing that remains alive and thriving. Our wide ranging conversation explores the challenges and opportunities of the art film sector, where that sector developed from, and the particularities of operating as a community-based, mission driven theater--all with our media business focus. 


See Russ and the extraordinary Michigan Theater movie palace in this short video.

Executive Director Russ Collins talks about Ann Arbor's down town center for fine film and the performing arts, its history, programming and role in the wider community.