Join Our Inclusive Online Community

From Jill Blake and Aaron West

It’s hard to believe that almost two years ago, we came up with CineJourneys. We launched our first Journey in November 2023, and in the months since, we have built a very engaged, happy, and wonderful community. We have welcomed incredible people here, but this is just the beginning of what will become a vibrant, fulfilling, and inclusive community of cinephiles. One of our mantras is, “We built what we wanted to exist.” We believe that others will see the importance of this space and help make CineJourneys an essential part of the online film discussion experience.

  • On July 31st, our Launch Party campaign will come to an end.
  • During these last weeks, we ask you to support CineJourney’s mission of “For Cinephiles, by Cinephiles” by joining our community through one of our Membership Plans.

Since we are newly launched, we understand that you may have questions about the concept of CineJourneys and our vision.

Hear us out.

Sweet Mother of God, what is the hold up? For God’s sake sign up for CineJourneys!

Back when Letterboxd launched in 2011, Aaron joined as a Patron because he realized early on that it was a potential game-changer in the online film community–and it has been. In fact, we have begun to incorporate Letterboxd with our Journeys because we recognize its importance as an essential platform. We strongly believe that CineJourneys is poised to have a similar impact on our online film community. So we are asking for you to consider the future and longevity of film discussion by becoming an early adopter and member of our platform. In return, you’ll be part of something truly special: an inclusive community full of diverse people and ideas. We want you to be part of the change in film discourse.

We have a lot of exciting things planned for CineJourneys:

  • Check out our Journeys to see what we have scheduled for the rest of this year.
  • Here are the upcoming Journeys that we’ll be posting soon.
  • Don’t forget to check out the Guides section. After our launch campaign is over on July 31st, we’ll be adding more Guides, more Journeys, and just…more.
  • Members who have signed up for one of our paid plans will have access to special perks.

We also believe that it is important to give some access to our platform to those with free memberships, including the following:

As we continue our Launch Party campaign, we humbly ask for your support in helping build this community. Our current membership plan rates will not stay this low forever. In fact, the plan prices will likely increase because we need to re-invest in the platform to grow and improve. We believe that no better platform exists. We have nowhere to go but up!

If the cost of a paid membership is an obstacle for you, we still welcome you to join for free and enjoy everything that offers. But most importantly, you’ll still be able to celebrate film alongside us. All we ask is for you to spread the word. Tell your friends and family, online acquaintances, and co-workers.

This is the new film site, and it was built by cinephiles and for cinephiles.

If you’re interested in learning more about CineJourneys, take a look at the following videos:

Here is a 5-minute overview about what CineJourneys is:

Here is a 2-minute overview of the plans and what type of value you get from each.

Watch this interview with Ryan at Disc-Connected where Aaron and Jill articulate the genesis of this project, and our vision on where to take it.

Watch this episode with Joe Petrucelli, a founding member who has participated in all of the Journeys, and he talks about how much he needed something like this.

4 thoughts on “Join Our Inclusive Online Community

  1. Gotta say, CineJourneys is more than I ever expected it could be. I came on board as a founding member last fall and it’s been the best film community to be a part of. Don’t hesitate; sign on for the Magic Hour subscription. Jill and Aaron will spoil you and you’ll get the most out of an incredible service.

  2. Jill and Aaron have created something special with CineJourneys. I signed up early on as a founding member, and it has been wonderful. I was looking for an inviting place to meet other cinephiles and talk film. Here, I’ve gotten that and much more. This is the film community you want to be a part of. Inclusive, insightful, and well worth your time. Go for Magic Hour. It’s a great value!

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