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Join our community of members to support great writing, champion under-the-radar films, and be the first to find out how these films were made.
Discover hidden gems
We aim to spotlight the films worth seeing and thinking about that other publications aren’t talking about.
Support women in film
We’re entirely run by women, and we make a point of covering films directed by women and about women.
Enrich your film knowledge
Delve into our in-depth interviews with filmmakers to learn about sound design, editing, cinematography, and more.
What our readers are saying
“Seventh Row champions great art and delves deep. When I’ve fallen in love with a film, I want to pore over the details and consider it deeply, and Seventh Row indulges that. And at times when I haven’t loved a film, I’ve gone to Seventh Row specifically to educate myself and to gain a deeper appreciation for nuances in the movie that I may have missed.” – Jessica Dillon
“Seventh Row is a wonderful source of discovery. Rather than follow the hype, they seek to promote films from underrepresented voices.” – Brett Pardy
Lastly, fest after fest, @SeventhRow always goes deep on less heralded films. I loved their coverage of Ava, The Judge, and others. Thanks!
— Nick Davis (@NicksFlickPicks) December 30, 2017
— The Wicker Nayman (@brofromanother) January 20, 2018
“Every Seventh Row article is worth reading twice – once to learn about exciting new films to keep an eye out for and a second time for a detailed analysis that adds new layers to the film you’ve just seen.” – Brett Pardy
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Enrich your film education
“I love all of the filmmaker interviews on Seventh Row. They are to film what the Paris Review interviews are to literature.” – Shaula Evans
Weighing in: Seventh Row is a great publication and Alex's stuff is excellent.
— Mike Thorn (@MikeThornWrites) June 25, 2017
“Rather than banal questions about where a director’s ideas come from, Seventh Row’s in-depth interviews let me learn about the birdsong chosen for the sound design by Francis Lee or Joachim Trier’s thoughts on editing and location scouting.” – Jessica Dillon
“Seventh Row interviews reveal the excitement the filmmaker has in discussing film at a deeper technical and thematic level than standard interviews.” – Brett Pardy
— Women Film Directors (@women_direct) November 16, 2017
— Dr Tania Hershman (@taniahershman) September 5, 2017
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We want to dramatically increase our article fund this year so we can keep growing and finally pay our writers and editors. Every dollar you contribute helps to keep us running and reach our goal of paying our writers and editors who spend hours, weeks, and months researching, writing, and editing articles. Plus, you’ll receive great member benefits. Now is the time to join us.
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What are the members’ benefits?
- Access to all of our content (not just from the past 6 months)
- Access to all the content linked to in the guide at the bottom of every Seventh Row article
- A coupon a month to download an eBook of your choice — regular or Premium — for free (formats available: ePub and PDF)
- A 20% discount on any extra eBooks — including Premium eBooks — that you purchase for yourself
- A 20% discount on any eBooks —including Premium eBooks — that you gift to a friend
- A copy of our members-only newsletter every two weeks
- Exclusive content
Each Seventh Row article builds on previous articles, so you’ll get the most out of our content by drawing connections between articles. In the box at the bottom of every Seventh Row article, in our eBooks, and in our members-only newsletter, we suggest how to read our articles, which archived content complements it, and tease out threads in our writing that have developed over time.
By becoming a member of Seventh Row, you are investing in our future. With your help, we can expand our membership scheme and provide even more exclusive content, like podcasts, physical copies of our eBooks, and more.
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Pay once a month or once a year. Your membership will automatically renew until you cancel.
Our 7-day free trial, gives you access to all past content on Seventh Row, but it will not grant you eBook credits or access to the members’ newsletter. At the end of the free trial period, we will collect payment and your monthly membership will begin. You can cancel any time during your trial. Our store uses Stripe to accept payments, which will accept all major credit cards and Apple Pay.
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Can I upgrade my membership from monthly to annual after signing up?
Yes, you can upgrade at any time after signing up for a monthly membership. Log in to the website with your member account, click on the ‘My Account’ logo, then on ‘Subscriptions.’ Next to your membership details, click on the green ‘View’ button, then on ‘Upgrade or Downgrade’. You can then choose your new membership plan.
How do I download my free monthly eBook?
We will email you one coupon a month (every 30 days for annual members) to download one eBook of your choice — regular or Premium — from the store for free. Being a member, you will get a 20% discount on any extra eBooks —regular or Premium — that you purchase.
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Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Cancel my membership’ in the subject line, along with your original order number for your membership (or the email address of your member account), and we will terminate your membership in a timely fashion. Your membership will be valid until the end of the period for which you have already paid.