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      The Projectionist

      Released Oct 2, 2020 1 hr. 21 min. Documentary TRAILER for The Projectionist: Trailer 1 List
      92% 13 Reviews Tomatometer Abel Ferrara and a theater owner discuss the edgier, sleazier era of film that existed in the 1970s. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 22 Buy Now

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      Audience Member This film is interesting up to the point they start showing clips from the porno movies from the theaters he worked in. There's no mention of this on the sleeve or any kind of rating so the first clip of a man walking around on stage with his penis out was startling. We skipped thru the unsavory parts which left us with about 1/2 the documentary. There was no good reason to put those clips in. For shame! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Brian Tallerico I was worried that The Projectionist would be another dirge about the end of an era, but it's Ferrara's light touch and likable subject that make it so much more. Nov 8, 2019 Full Review Amy Taubin Film Comment Magazine The Projectionist is not so much a hidden history of the movies as one that shines a light on an underground culture, fighting for survival, then and now. Aug 27, 2019 Full Review Robert Daniels 812filmreviews Nicolaou and Ferrara arrive in The Projectionist to recount the New York, the cinematic experiences, and the movies of their childhoods. And we're all better off for it. Rated: 3/4 May 7, 2019 Full Review Jason Adams The Film Experience By the last act it feels like we're watching a local sales video for a small multiplex -- come on by, the popcorn's fine enough, we guess? Jul 6, 2021 Full Review Daniel Gorman In Review Online The Projectionist is a small film in the best sense of the word, as it documents gentrification and the corporatization of the movie theater business. Jun 5, 2021 Full Review Sarah Boslaugh TheArtsStl [A] dividing line between generations is whether you remember the days when, outside of the potluck and frequently mangled versions played on television, the only way to see a movie was in the theatre. Rated: 6/10 Mar 30, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Abel Ferrara and a theater owner discuss the edgier, sleazier era of film that existed in the 1970s.
      Abel Ferrara
      Kino Lorber
      Production Co
      Faliro House Productions, Washington Square Films
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 2, 2020, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 18, 2021
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