When the UK's oldest working cinema opened in 1909, it took five years to train a projectionist - a century later, it takes less than an hour. The Last Projectionist charts the amazing ...
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When the UK's oldest working cinema opened in 1909, it took five years to train a projectionist - a century later, it takes less than an hour. 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, all centred around The Electric in Birmingham, the oldest working cinema in Britain.Written by
What a shame. This film isn't what it says it is. Whilst it is made with the best intentions and carries a strong passion for preserving independent cinema in the UK it skims over the history of projection and focuses (near-advertises) it's attention on the history of supposedly the oldest working cinema in the UK. The interviews are mostly informal group pint chats with ex- employees. Feels like a missed opportunity and a slight mis-steer in marketing. The irony is this tries to delve into the history of 35mm projection, but only gets to that at the end with a brief look at a working projector, yet is made in "glorious HD". Still, it's nice someone has gone to the effort of broaching the subject!
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