Angie Pike

1932 Curator

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Angeline Pike was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1932. She married Bob Pike, founder of CFS (Created Film Society) in 1961. CFS focused on independent film artists, renting prints to colleges, libraries, museums, and film societies, and was an important early distributor of West Coast experimental film and abstract animation. The Pikes hosted monthly film nights in their home throughout the 1960s and early 70s, where filmmakers such as Bruce Conner and James Whitney would gather to screen and view work.

Angie Pike took over CFS after Bob passed away in 1974. In the 1980s, she became involved with the Visual Music Alliance, a group of film, video and sound artists that promoted visual and audio media as an art form. Pike ran CFS until 1999, when the collection was donated to the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the iotaCenter.