THE LAST PROJECTIONIST

The Last Projectionist is a brand new documentary that charts the amazing history of UK independent cinema, centring on The Electric in Birmingham, the oldest working cinema in Britain.

From its silent beginnings in 1909; to a news and cartoon cinema during WWII; a porn cinema in the 70s & 80s; then saved from demolition and restored to its art deco glory in 2004, The Electric Cinema's fascinating story is brought to life by former staff, industry experts and customers, one of whom recounts her first visit in 1917.

Accompanied by unseen archive, the film goes on to explore the rapid advance of digital cinema and the likely demise of 35mm film.

FILM INFORMATION

STATUS

Completed

TERRITORIES SOLD

UK Theatrical, UK DVD, Taiwan Theatrical DVD

RATING

12a

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2011

DIRECTOR

Thomas Lawes

RUNNING TIME

82mins