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True West Film Center

Here we go!

The True West Film Center Board of Directors has approved the construction of the new film center, a two-story center for the exhibition, study, and enjoyment of film and media arts, at 371 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, Calif. The center will represent a physical expression of True West Film Center’s mission to remove barriers to film and media arts by supporting artists, educating students of all ages, and creating joy through entertainment, thus fostering a community where everyone belongs.

The Board and Staff have raised $3M of the Capital Campaign to fund the leasehold improvements and operational growth necessary to run the Center. To receive updates, click here and join the Film Center mailing list.

Naming opportunities are available. For details, please contact Executive Director Kathryn Hecht or 707.278.9624. 

You can read more about the name change and branding evolution here.

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The New Film Center


Sharing film experiences positively transforms individual lives and the broader community by generating joy, creating new understandings, and opening hearts and minds.


Movie theaters, which are a primary communal space, have closed across the region, eliminating what had traditionally been a social hub. Adults are more divided and isolated than ever, and young people are reporting record levels of disconnection and poor mental health. The North Bay needs a center with a community gathering place for watching movies, and film & media arts education, a maker space for storytellers, and a setting where individuals of all ages can meet and connect.


The new Film Center will greatly enhance life in the North Bay by connecting the community with movies and each other. Through film’s unique accessibility and power to unite and educate, we inspire people and stimulate dialogue. We enrich individual lives to invite a more inclusive, empathetic, and informed society.


The new Film Center will be an accessible center welcoming a richly diverse community for cinematic exploration. Through education, entertainment, and the support of artists, we will courageously challenge the status quo, lifting up and centering each unique voice.

Thank you to the following lead donors committed to the creation of the new film center!

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Jeff & Heidi Abramson
Cecilia Absher & David A Katz
Renu Agrawal & David Weber
Kim & Gregory Alexander
Pam & Larry Baer
Maria Behan
Kimberly Bender
Virginie Boone
Naomi Brilliant
Gail and Kris Brodie
David & Diane Burnley

Susan Campbell & John McKinney
Chris & Keana Clifford
Andrea Cochran
Colibri Vineyard
Michiko Conklin
Conrad Family
John Cooper & Oscar Arce

Dexter Ranch Cole Creek Vineyard
Karen Dotson
Trudy & William Drypolcher

Dobie Edmunds
C. Frederick & Dinna V. Eisenhart
Jacqueline Frank
Norman & Judy Fujita
Raymond Gadbois
Fay Gallus & Dr. Richard Sweet
Claudia Grebe
Susan Hamric
Janet Horton
John & Sheila Kitlen
Terry Leach
Liz Loebel
Ann Elston & Larry Lossing
Barbara Epstein
Sandy Erickson & Erickson Fine Art Gallery, Inc.

Leslie & Todd Everett
Alfonso & Tara Felder
Foley Family Charitable Foundation
Kerry Francis & John Jimerson
Barbara & Matthew Frome
Fred Hartwick
Healdsburg Chamber & Stay Healdsburg
Healdsburg Phase II Partners
Healdsburg Rotary
Kathryn Hecht
Susan & Steve Hill
Anne Himmelstein & Turner Newton
Marc & Jeanie Kahn
Hillary & Michael Kambour
Jeanne & Stephen Kearns
John Keker
Ariel & Tim Kelley
Phyllis Lusher
Jonathan Marlow
Susan Macaluso
Kevin & Rosemary McNeely
Max McNeely
The Merriam Family
Winky & David Merrill
Wendy Mogel & Michael Tolkin
Care Morgenstern
Cristina & Robert Morris
Claire O’Neill
John Perkins
Mary M. Prchal
Barbara Rankin
Charles Rauch
Lydia Revelos
Lisa & Michael Rhodes
Renn Rhodes & Marty Roberts
Jeffrey Schlesinger & Isis Moussa
Gregg & Greta Schoenberg
Andy Shrader
Eric Schwartz & Magda Wesslund
Eric & Nick Small
Jan & Brent Stanley
Summit State Bank
Tricia Tanoury
Tietz Family Foundation
The Vernon Family
Marcus Ward
Brian Watanabe
Jade Weymouth

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