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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.


Grant Hamilton


Grant Hamilton (co-writer), Sara Hamilton (co-writer) | 1 more credit »



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Credited cast:
Layne Anderson Layne Anderson ... Man at beach
Sawyer Anderson Sawyer Anderson ... Boy at beach
Dave Bias Dave Bias ... Himself
André Bosman André Bosman ... Himself
Tod Brilliant Tod Brilliant ... Himself
Jackie Neale Chadwick Jackie Neale Chadwick ... Herself
Jennifer Craig Jennifer Craig ... Clerk in camera store
Marilu Del Prete Marilu Del Prete ... Polaroid shaker
Gene Donovan Gene Donovan ... Himself
Simone Frignani Simone Frignani ... Clerk in camera store
Julia Galdo Julia Galdo ... Model
Paul Giambarba Paul Giambarba ... Himself
Ingrid Giæver Ingrid Giæver ... Herself
David Hale David Hale ... Himself
Jane Hamilton Jane Hamilton ... Girl in photo


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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Release Date:

28 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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This was director Grant Hamilton's first feature-length movie. See more »


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"Every end is a new beginning"!
3 May 2014 | by A_RafaelSee all my reviews

Didactic, nostalgic and inspiring, this movie, that captures the essence of Polaroid Corporation, is populated by historical references, emotional testimonials and various insights on the wonder of Polaroid's products.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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