THE LAST PROJECTIONIST

By Tom LAWES

ELECTRIC FLIX - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

As cinema enters a new era, will a century old trade be left behind?

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Festival de Cannes 2012
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    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tom LAWES
    • Synopsis
    • The Last Projectionist charts the amazing history of UK independent cinema, taking a tour of some of the most magical picture houses in the world. The story centres on The Electric in Birmingham, the oldest working cinema in Britian. From its silent beginnings in 1909; to a news and cartoon cinema during WWII; a porn cinema in the 70s & 80s; then saved from demolition and restored to its art deco glory in 2004.
      This fascinating, and as yet untold story, is brought to life by former staff, industry experts and customers, one of whom recounts her first visit in 1917. Accompanied by unseen archive and beautifully shot in HD,the film goes on to explore the rapid advance of digital cinema and the likely demise of 35mm film.
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