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THE DYING OF THE LIGHT

United States | 2015 | Peter Flynn

THE DYING OF THE LIGHT

120 years after movies first exploded upon the scene, photochemical film has largely been replaced by digital images. The passing of film also means the passing of film projectionists. Peter Flynn’s new film explores the history and craft of motion picture presentation through the lives and stories of the last generation of career operators. By turns humorous and melancholic, these individuals’ candid reflections on life in the booth reveal a world that has gone largely unnoticed—which has always been what these individuals strived for. The result is a loving tribute to the art and romance of the movies—and to the unseen people who brought (and, in some cases, still bring) the light to our screens. The movie will be followed by an onstage discussion with filmmaker Peter Flynn and the Cinematheque’s three projectionists: Tom Sedlak and Les Vince, both 30-year veterans, and Mike Glazer, who’s been with us for only 16 years. Cleveland premiere. DCP. 95 min.

Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, ages 25 & under $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners. www.firstrunfeatures.com

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Saturday 8/6
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