CBFF 2022 Short Documentary
A fragmented collection of closed cinemas in London during lockdown, captured on Super 8mm film. Cinema Now is a short, observational documentary film (presented in the contemporary 'Direct Cinema' style) and shot entirely on KODAK Vision3 Super 8mm Film. The film depicts closed cinemas from the point of view of passers-by, taking a moments pause and looking patiently at building exteriors and facades. A range of cinema sites are included, though they all have one thing in common - they are all 'independent' in some way, shape or form, be that their structural/operational model and/or by virtue of their programming. There are many different types of cinemas presented in the documentary - from repurposed former industrial and historic sites to hidden gems and underground meccas. There is no limit to where cinema is found, and this is certainly true of London's thriving film scene which is currently under threat. The documentary also serves to document our cinemas through a historic moment in time, creating a capsule of a turbulent period in all our lives - the COVID-19 pandemic. *** Specifications If the FilmFreeway Native Player does not work (or if you'd like to see a full DCI 4K secure online version of the film) - there is a private Vimeo Screener available: Link: https://vimeo.com/675247242 Password: CNFestivals2022 The film is available to screen from a 4K or 2K DCP, 4K or 2K ProRes and 35mm* (*at select screenings) 'Cinema Now' is presented in 4:3 in a DCI 'Flat' / 1.85:1 [aspect ratio] container, at 24fps, and in either a 5.1 Surround Sound Theatrical Mix or 2.0 Stereo Theatrical or Web Mix. For screenings, there is a choice of Open Subtitles (burnt into the image) and Closed Subtitles (can be toggled on/off), or no subtitles at all. To view the final version of the film with Closed Subtitles [english] embedded: click below - https://youtu.be/pcWnlIq5YZE For additional marketing & distribution assets including documentation, screening notes, artwork, teaser spots/trailers and specifications: go to https://www.louisholder.com/cinema-now.html
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