On the Nitrate Picture Show

May 12 2016 · by Travis Bird

Image for 'On the Nitrate Picture Show'Cheeky swag from the Eastman Museum's Nitrate Picture Show

A couple of weeks ago, Shotgun Cinema attended the Nitrate Picture Show at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. We’ve written in the past on this blog about nitrate, but to see it onscreen in the Dryden Theatre - one of the few cinemas in the U.S. capable of safely projecting nitrate - was frequently a revelation. Equally glorious were the deep and unapologetically serious vibes of cinephilia humming around the festival. (This is a festival that announces the names of the projectionists before every screening, after all.)..