The Cinema Travelers
Location: Redstone Theater
With directors Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya in person
Dirs. Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya. 2016, 96 mins. In Hindi and Marathi with English subtitles. Every year, for three quarters of a century, showmen have brought the wonders of cinema to faraway Indian villages via rickety, multi-purpose trucks. Yet now the tradition is threatened as cinema projectors crumble, film reels become scarce, and patrons are lured by slick digital technology. In this bittersweet paean to an endangered film culture, a benevolent showman, a shrewd exhibitor and a maverick projector mechanic lovingly strive keep the last traveling cinemas of the world alive and running. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at India’s 2017 National Film Awards.
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