Media education

Amos Vogel: Film as Subversive Art

Amos Vogel was the founder of Cinema 16, a pioneering "Cine Club" in the US. He immigrated to New York from Vienna during the Second World War. Europe had many Cine Clubs, but there were none in the United States at that time, until Amos began screening experimental and social issue films at the Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village. He also founded the New York Film Festival.

These are interviews conducted by Paul Cronin in 2003:

From the Hollywood Reporter: “When trying to describe Amos Vogel’s impact on American film culture, one quickly runs out of superlatives,” Film Society program director Richard Pena said. “His impact continues to be felt every day, and in my own personal case, every hour. ‘What would Amos think of this?’ is a thought that has informed my work as both a film programmer and professor of film studies for many years.”

Paul Cronin's completed film is here:

Cronin's web site is