30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Last Projectionist United Kingdom 2012 | 81 min | OV | Colour and B&W | FF 2012

rated for 0 + years
Thomas Lawes’ film is a wonderful homage to independent cinemas in general, and to the „Electric“ in Birmingham, the oldest independent cinema in Great Britain in particular. Lawes himself saved it from demolition in 2004 and restored its original Art Déco style. In The Last Projectionist, he tells the Electric’s story, from the beginnings in the silent film era in 1909 through its use as a newsreel theatre in World War II. to its period of shame in the 1970s and 80s when it was a greasy porn den. In interviews with different owners and projectionists, he recreates not only the past, but turns to the present and asks: in the digital era, is the cinema losing its soul?
Original title: The Last Projectionist
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Thomas Lawes
Screenplay: Thomas Lawes
Producer: Thomas Lawes, David Baldwin, Sam Bishop
Director of Photography: Thomas Lawes
Music: Thomas Lawes
Production Design: Thomas Lawes
Editor: Thomas Lawes
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Electric Fix
Production: Electric Fix


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