The Cinema Travellers (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Cinema Travellers (2016)




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Showmen riding cinema lorries have brought the wonder of the movies to faraway villages in India once every year. Seven decades on, as their cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their patrons are lured by slick digital technology. A benevolent showman, a shrewd exhibitor and a maverick projector mechanic bear a beautiful burden - to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running.


Critic Reviews for The Cinema Travellers

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

A subtle sense of mortality enters in the final third, when several of the men decide to replace one of their 35-millimeter machines with a digital one and another projectionist discusses his retirement, but on the whole this is lively and life-affirming.

March 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Colorful, corny, unstructured and occasionally magical.

May 17, 2016 | Full Review…

Three Indian men involved with their country's traveling-movie industry face an uncertain digital future in this mournful, moving doc.

May 15, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Cinema Travellers is a glorious document of a transition, a movement from the death of one method to the birth of another.

November 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Rises above ethnographic interest to showcase universality and brotherhood of dedicated film document in verité style, with great sympathy...a business changing.

July 15, 2017 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

The Cinema Travellers acts as both paean and elegy for this declining but inherently charming mode of exhibition.

September 16, 2016 | Full Review…

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