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Project of the Day: Fighting for 35mm Film in a Documentary

Project of the Day: Fighting for 35mm Film in a Documentary

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“Out of Print”

Tweetable Logline:

A film about a weird and wonderful double feature revival theater dedicated to 35mm & cinema since 1978 – and why it still matters.

Elevator Pitch:

The New Beverly Cinema is a revival theater in Los Angeles that has been showing double features in 35mm since 1978. In a time when the multiplex is king and digital is taking over, now is the time to make this film. I will highlight how important 35mm and revival cinemas are, go over i’s history and talk to some of our colorful regulars, employees, and filmmakers who have programmed at the theater such as Kevin Smith and Edgar Wright – who all love the theater and what it stands for. This cinema is a cultural gem that needs documenting.

Production Team:

Director: Julia Marchese
Producer: Crystal Callahan
Line producers: Alex Spector
Director of Photography: Alex Simon
Interview subjects: Kevin Smith (“Clerks”), Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”), Joe Carnahan (“The Grey”), Rian Johnson (“Brick”), Joe Dante (“Gremlins”), Stuart Gordon (“Re-Animator”), Patton Oswalt (“Young Adult”), Mark Romanek (“Never Let Me Go”), Tom Holland (“Fright Night”), John Landis (“The Blues Brothers”), Fred Dekker (“Monster Squad”) and Allison Anders (“Gas Food Lodging”) as well as a few secrets….

About the Production:

I take this fight for 35mm very seriously – I started a petition last year asking studios to let their film prints remain available to revival theaters indefinitely. I successfully raised 10,000 signatures from movie lovers in over 60 countries around the world. We here at the New Bev truly care about film, and with the digital conversion happening all around us, the time to make this film is now.I have worked at the New Beverly for six years and it is my favorite place in the entire world.” — Julia Marchese

Current Status:


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