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by Indiewire
February 13, 2012 9:30 AM
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Project of Day: 'The Rep' Explores Repertory Cinema

"The Rep"

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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The Rep

Tweetable Logline:
"The Rep" follows the first year of a repertory cinema in Toronto, while also looking at the world of repertory cinema, both past and present.

Elevator Pitch:
"The Rep" is about the love of film, and the preservation of its theatrical exhibition. The world of repertory cinema is in crisis, and could disappear, but not without one last hurrah from the guys who run one of its newest cinemas, The Toronto Underground Cinema. They exist only for the love of showing older films the way they were meant to be seen, on the big screen. The film focusses on their efforts, but also places them in context to the world of repertory cinema, both past and present.

Production Team:
Producer/Director: Morgan White

About the Production:
"I've come to appreciate the cinematic so greatly that I couldn't imagine a world where it didn't exist. This documentary spawned out of a love for going to old theatres, and seeing old films on the big screen. Cinema is so layered in the past that if we don’t share the stories of the rep world they may fade in time. Cinema is our direct connection to the past. It’s a visual account of what’s come before, and it should be preserved, but shouldn’t the way we view (and viewed) film be preserved too?" -Morgan White

Current Status:
Currently in Post-Production

For more information and the support this project:

Film Website

Rockethub Page
 

What is a Rep? - Trailer #1 for The Rep: A Documentary from Morgan White on Vimeo.

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1 Comment

  • Jeff PS | February 13, 2012 7:10 PMReply

    I wanna see this film. Unfortunately, I don't often attend rep theatres. I went to the Toronto Underground Cinema two years ago for their free opening night with "Big Trouble in Little China", which I had never seen before. I really enjoyed it and I could tell many in the packed crowd were into it. That's a night to remember. I've been twice or three times since and I certainly wouldn't mind going again. I definitely agree that rep theatres should stay.