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To our SouthCoast Film Forum friends

We have been sorry to miss seeing you at our regular festivals and film viewings. Current events have brought us all into a place where we must rethink how we connect and look at the world.

The mission of SouthCoast Film Forum is “to promote the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.”

A better and more just world is on all of our minds at this moment in time.

We aspire to promote listening, learning, and activism for a better
world through film.

About Our Virtual Cinema Series

We have partnered with Magnolia Pictures, the leading independent film distributor, which has launched an initiative to support small theaters and film programs while live theater experiences remain out of reach. We’d like to thank our friends at Magnolia Pictures for working with us quickly for our first virtual event, making three essential documentaries available to us.

How it works

  • Select your local theater (that’s us: SouthCoast Film Forum). Click RENT.
  • Buy your ticket , which has a viewing window of several days.
  • 50% of the net proceeds from your ticket purchase comes back to us.

The profits will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative, and several New Bedford groups which have a long history of supporting the marginalized in New Bedford: 3rd Eye, Dennison Community, YWCA Women’s Services, and the Immigrants Assistance Center.

Thank you for your continued support of independent films and the filmmakers, theaters and groups dedicated to presenting them. These Voices Matter.

What People Are Saying

I wanted to send a note of thanks – you’ve selected such great films for this moment in history/life.

I appreciate all that you’re doing to sustain a community when we’re not able to enjoy being together in a theatre. I hope this will be different before long, but your efforts are keeping important issues on our screens in spite of the pandemic. It’s important work, and a wonderful challenge to keep us actively seeking ways to contribute to causes for social equity.

Keep ’em coming! Best to you all,

Just want to say how much I’m appreciating the pivot towards films that shine a spotlight on important social justice issues (no surprise there for those in this group who know me, which I think is all of you 😉 Watched the John Lewis film the night before he died, which made it all the more compelling. And have been really looking forward to watching “The Fight.”

xo Nan

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The SouthCoast Film Forum
promotes the power of film, art,
and ideas to 
inspire audiences
to create a better world.


  • Presenting independent films for a diverse audience
  • Celebrating storytelling
  • Connecting cultures
  • Fostering curiosity and dialogue


Susan Sargent, Founder and President
Leslie Knowles, Vice President
Terry Schaefer Severance, Secretary
Harvey Goldman, Treasurer
Deb Coolidge, PR coordinator
Tim Mahoney, Tech Advisor

SouthCoast Film Forum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.



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