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Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film (2012)

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Various photographers and employees of Polaroid recount their experiences with the company's instant film in its final year of production.

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Credited cast:
Layne Anderson ...
Man at beach
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Boy at beach
Dave Bias ...
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André Bosman ...
Himself
Tod Brilliant ...
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Jackie Neale Chadwick ...
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Jennifer Craig ...
Clerk in camera store
Marilu Del Prete ...
Polaroid shaker
Gene Donovan ...
Himself
Simone Frignani ...
Clerk in camera store
Julia Galdo ...
Model
Paul Giambarba ...
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Ingrid Giæver ...
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David Hale ...
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Jane Hamilton ...
Girl in photo
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In February 2008, Polaroid announced that it was ceasing production of instant film. 'Time Zero' is a documentary that tells the story of the last year of Polaroid film in three acts. Act I introduces the 'magic' of Polaroid through the perspective of Polaroid artists and former employees of the corporation. Act II begins with the discontinuation of instant film and covers the grass-roots movement to keep it alive. Act III centers on 'The Impossible Project' and follows their against-the-odds effort to reinvent instant film. Written by Anonymous

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The girl in the park wandered into the shoot out of curiosity. Dan Weissman took her picture, perfectly illustrating what he was describing about the social nature of instant photography. It took 45 minutes to get releases from the children's parents. See more »

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Lou Noble: With a lot of the good things that you love, they leave you.
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"Every end is a new beginning"!
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Didactic, nostalgic and inspiring, this movie, that captures the essence of Polaroid Corporation, is populated by historical references, emotional testimonials and various insights on the wonder of Polaroid's products. It inevitably focus the critical moment when, not long ago, discontinuity of film production was announced, placing into perspective, given the imminence of this unique photo-chemical technology absolute ending, the value, legacy and future of Polaroid instant photography. For those interested in the history of Polaroid and the spectrum of its repercussions, or enthusiasts of Photography in general, this is a documentary not to be missed!


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