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Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Repertory Series ArchiveOnly at the Arthouse

The Dying of the Light

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The Dying of the Light

Introduction by Filmmaker Peter Flynn!

Double Feature with OUT OF PRINT

(2015) dir Peter Flynn [95 min; DCP]
ahtd-290THE DYING OF THE LIGHT explores the history and craft of motion picture presentation through the lives and stories of the last generation of career projectionists. By turns humorous and melancholic, their candid reflections on life in the booth reveal a world that has largely gone unnoticed and is now at an end. The result is a loving tribute to the art and romance of the movies – and to the unseen people who brought the light to our screens. Directed by Boston-based filmmaker Peter Flynn and primarily shot in local cinemas – including the Brattle!

★★★★ “A tremendous gift to cinephiles who mourn the loss of the light” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“A not-to-be-missed treasure of movie history” – James Verniere, The Boston Herald

“Funny, nostalgic, and melancholic… The ‘Cinema Paradiso’ of documentaries” – Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews

★★★★ “You may not go to a more thought-provoking funeral than the one held for the art of film projection in Peter Flynn’s lovely documentary” – Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

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at 7:00 PM

 
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