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Facets Multi-Media, founded in 1975, is a non-profit, Chicago-based, 501(c)3 organization, and a leading national media arts organization. Our mission is to preserve, present, distribute, and educate about film. Facets Videotheque maintains an unparalleled movie rental library of 65,000 titles, available to rent in person or by online nationwide mail-order. Facets Cinematheque presents daily screenings of cutting-edge independent films, international film festival award winners, and Chicago premieres – many of which would otherwise not be screened in Chicago. Facets Film Dialogues connect audiences to filmmakers and other individuals behind the films. Facets Film School and Facets Night School present opportunities for adults to develop and deepen their film knowledge through lectures and classes presented by film teachers and scholars. The Facets DVD label restores and distributes independent, foreign, and forgotten movies that would otherwise not be available on DVD in the US. And Facets Children's Programs produces the annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival (the largest children's film festival in North America) and offers year-round media education programs. Facets serves audiences of over 300,000 each year. Substantive numbers participate at reduced or no cost, with targeted outreach by Facets to economically disadvantaged or underserved areas.