The following resources come from across the field, concentrating on issues of film projection and exhibition.
We are currently looking to expand our reading lists, so please feel free to suggest additional resources to firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Various Authors. “Film vs. Digital Projection at the Movie Theater.” Cineaste Magazine (Fall 2012, Vol. XXXVII, No. 4).
A collection of informed, critical perspectives on current developments from key figures in the archival, art house, and repertory exhibition fields.
- Haduong, May. “Out of Print: The Changing Landscape of Print Accessibility for Repertory Programming.” The Moving Image (Fall 2012, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp 148-161).
A comprehensive examination of the effects of current technological changes in exhibition on repertory programming, detailing the issues involved and discussing models for continuing ongoing print provision.
- Pinkerton, Nick. “Bombast: This Print Could Be Your Life.” Film Comment (Blog, May 16, 2014).
A discussion on the unique properties of projected film and its cultural importance. “You never step twice in the same river, you never see the same show twice – and you never see the same print, either, as it changes with the very process of passing through the projector. Given the scarcity of 35mm prints and the unique quality of every projection, 35mm screenings are closer to a live show than to an LP.”
- Filmprojection21.org (see FATF blog post)
filmprojection21.org is an initiative conceived around the concrete commitment represented by the Charter of Cinematographic Projection in the 21st Century, uniting those who care about photochemical film projection.
Filmmakers, artists, producers, archivists, distributors, programmers or members of the audience, whether involved in the festival network, the archival world, contemporary art, independent venues, or all kinds of film-making, from the movie industry to the underground, we assert the importance of building a future for photochemical film projection and intend to share resources toward that goal.