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For the First Time (1969)

Por primera vez (original title)
A traveling film projectionist brings the film Modern Times (1936) to a secluded village that has never seen a motion picture before.

Director:

Octavio Cortázar
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A traveling film projectionist brings the film Modern Times (1936) to a secluded village that has never seen a motion picture before.

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Country:

Cuba

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 November 1969 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

For the First Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Mulos, Cuba

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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This short film is featured on the 2-Disc Chaplin Collection DVD for Modern Times (1936), released in 2003. See more »

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Fun Short
27 September 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

For the First Time (1969)

*** (out of 4)

This here is a rather interesting 9-minute short from director Octavio Cortazar who takes a camera to a remote village to show people a motion picture for the first time. We start off by seeing the truck that is going to take the director, his crew and the equipment around and then we see the people from the villagers and get their reaction from seeing Chaplin's MODERN TIMES. This here is certainly a rather unique and fun short that gives the viewer a rare glimpse at some people and an even rarer chance to see their reaction to seeing a movie for the first time. As a film buff you can't help but wonder what it must be like for some of the adults to see a movie for the first time ever and their reactions are quite memorable to say the least.


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