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The Cinema Travellers

Friday, May 24, 2024
6:14pm
Cannes prize-winning The Cinema Travellers is a journey with the traveling cinemas of India, which bring the wonder of the movies to faraway villages annually. The villagers gather breathless, anticipating the cinema lorries that have brought them the magic of the movies for seven decades. As their lorries and cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their audiences are lured by slick digital technology. Filmed over five years, The Cinema Travellers accompanies a shrewd exhibitor, a benevolent showman and a maverick projector mechanic who bear a beautiful burden—to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running. This event is free, but you must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite. The Eventbrite page will open to the public at 9:00 am on October 19. Cary Film Circle members may access the ticket reservations prior to the general public by using the password delivered to them via email. This event is part of the Road Show Fall Series presented by Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. and the American Tobacco Campus.