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LAST REEL - still #1


NY Premiere

Director: Steven Bognar

United States, 2014, 8 min

Festival Year:2015

Category:Documentary Short


The final days of projecting movies on 35mm celluloid film have arrived at one weathered art house cinema. But the Little Art Theatre is going out with a bang.


About the director

Steven Bognar is an independent filmmaker in Dayton, Ohio, and a former projectionist at Theater 80 St. Marks in New York City. His documentary with Julia Reichert, "The Last Truck: Closing of a G.M. Plant," was nominated for an Academy Award. Their film "A Lion in the House" won an Emmy Award.


Filmmaker's note

This Op-Doc video focuses on the experience of the Little Art Theatre, a beloved theater near my home in Ohio, which transitioned to digital in 2013. The theater staff can now start the movie from the lobby, by pushing a few buttons. The head projectionist has a lot less to do.

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