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THE CINEMA TRAVELERS

  • Trinosophes 1464 Gratiot Avenue Detroit, MI, 48207 (map)

DIR Shirley Abraham & Amit Madheshiya | India | 2016 | 96 min

Showmen riding mobile projection booths have brought the magic of the movies to far-off villages in the Maharashtra state of India once a year, every year, for as long as most can remember. But seven decades on, as their projectors begin to crumble and film reels become scarce, their patrons are now lured by the latest in slick digital technology. A benevolent showman, a shrewd exhibitor, and a maverick mechanic bear a beautiful burden - to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running. Evocatively shot, the first collaboration between documentarian Shirley Abraham and photographer Amit Madheshiya is a lyrical homage to the lasting power of the communal experience of cinema. Special Jury Prize – 2016 Cannes Film Festival’s L'Œil d'Or documentary award. In Hindi and Marathi with English subtitles.

Earlier Event: July 6
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Later Event: July 20
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