The Projectionist

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The Projectionist

Original title: The Projectionist
Director: Abel Ferrara
Cast: Abel Ferrara, Nicolas Nicolaou
Country: Greece, United States
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 81
Language: English, Greek
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: The Match Factory
Section: Docs

Nick Nicolaou owns and operates a movie theatre in Queens, New York, and fights for independent theatres to stay open despite large multiplexes, legislation changes and cultural shifts. In a dialogue with director Abel Ferrara, he describes his relationship to cinema after he left his home Cyprus for the USA in the 1970s, and the current difficulties he must face to keep his business afloat.

Abel Ferrara

One of the most distinctive directors and enfant terrible of American indie film entered the world of cinema with The Driller Killer and Ms. 45. His most famous films include dramas King of New York, and Bad Lieutenant, and the festival hit Mary. He's known for his explorations of inner psychology and noir atmosphere.

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