The Last Projectionist (2012)

The Last Projectionist


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The Last Projectionist charts the amazing history of UK independent cinema, taking a tour of some of the most magical picture houses in the world. The story centres on The Electric in Birmingham, the oldest working cinema in Britian. From its silent beginnings in 1909; to a news and cartoon cinema during WWII; a porn cinema in the 70s & 80s; then saved from demolition and restored to its art deco glory in 2004.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
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Full Review… | June 24, 2012
Observer [UK]

It's a well-made, fascinating documentary which will delight social historians, thrill cinephiles and enlighten younger generations who probably take the general quality of film-making today for granted.

Full Review… | June 22, 2012
Birmingham Mail

A nostalgic advertorial for the recently refurbished (and very admirable) Electric Cinema in Birmingham, disingenuously billed as a documentary about British independent cinema.

Full Review… | June 22, 2012
Daily Telegraph

This film occasionally looks like a sentimental in-house video, but it's an entertaining trip down cinema's memory lane.

Full Review… | June 21, 2012

The multi-talented Tom Lawes, owner of The Electric, does an extraordinary job directing, producing and editing the film, as well as writing the excellent score and recording it with his Electric Cinema Film Orchestra.

Full Review… | June 21, 2012
Birmingham Post

A missed opportunity. If you're going to make a film about your own cinema, at least give us a reason why we should care.

Full Review… | June 21, 2012
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