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A Film Is A Film Is A Film

As celluloid film disappears from her workplace, a movie projectionist begins an investigation.

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A Film Is A Film Is A Film - Trailer

Overview

Genre
Essay, Arts, Personal Doc, Investigation, and Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

Digital projection is taking over the movie screens world wide. As the material of celluloid film slowly disappears from her workplace, the director, who has worked as a movie projectionist for more than 10 years, embarks on an investigation into what makes film special. Is it just nostalgia? Is there a connection between how we watch movies and how we see the world? She starts bleaching, painting and scratching film in order to find answers and accompanies Roger Getzoff who has likely fixed every film projector in New York's movie theaters over the course of the last 40 years on his trips. These days, he is being called by the very same houses to take out those still-functioning machines and replace them with digital equipment. A Film Is A Film Is A Film is about time, about fleeting moments, aging, and the turning wheels of history. A personal look into a changing profession and a visceral portrait of a vanishing material.

Stage
finished
Running time
16 minutes

Credits

  • Jorge Torres-Torres ... Cinematographer
  • Eva von Schweinitz ... Director, Producer, Cinematographer & Editor
  • Roger Getzoff ... Cast
  • Kara J Schmidt ... Sound Recording
  • William Basinski ... Music
  • Ryoichi Kurokawa ... Music

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Brainhurricano
Country
United States
Years of Production
2013
Locations
New York, Brooklyn

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
Tribeca Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Cyprus, CNEX Doc Fest Taiwan, Aesthetica Short Film Festival UK, Inverness Film Festival Scotland, Dallas Video Fest, Southside Film Festival, Northside DIY Brooklyn
Distribution
Brainhurricano
Language
English
Subtitles
English, German

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