Coming Soon

dir. Robert Greene
86 min, English
Thursday March 26, 2015 7:00pm
$7.00

Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets available only at the door the night of the screening. Cash and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AmEx) accepted. No checks, please.

Freeport Auditorium at the Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St.
NOLA 70130

Film: past, present...future?!

February 12 2015 · by Travis Bird

Image for 'Film: past, present...future?!'A nitrate-ready carbon arc projector.

It was just over a year ago that I wrote an impassioned, feverish blog post on this very page, entitled Film D-Day, and the need for armies. In it, I wrung hands about the impending end of shooting on film, reporting that Paramount had become the first major Hollywood studio to announce that it would no longer release prints on film. This appeared to shave off one more appendage for the production of film stock, and further destabilized the fragile ecosystem of 35mm film production. Since that death rattle, though, there seems to be nothing but relatively good news for film, culminating with last week’s Kodak Deal. ( * See below on why “celluloid” isn’t the most accurate term.)..