“I don’t like the idea of “understanding” a film. I don’t believe that rational understanding is an essential element in the reception of any work of art. Either a film has something to say to you or it hasn’t. If you are moved by it, you don’t need it explained to you. If not, no explanation can make you moved by it.”—
“When the newspapers were full of alarms about Iran possibly developing a nuclear bomb, Kurt sent me a copy of a very short letter he wrote to The New York Times: ‘I know of only one nation that has dropped nuclear bombs on innocent people.’”—Howard Zinn on Kurt Vonnegut (via axelgonz08)
YOU GUYS. i am a frequent at the New Bev and Silent movie theaters here in LA, which show older films on 35mm. the industry is pushing the digital format and in as soon as 3 years, the major studios will solely distribute digital formats. this hurts the smaller theaters that i like to visit. this also hurts the preservation and archiving of films in the way they were meant to be seen. most of the lesser known titles in cinema don’t have digital projector transfers, meaning these films will cease to be seen on the silver screen. for people passionate about cinema, this is devastating. sure, we can download these titles or view them on dvd, BUT IT’S JUST NOT THE SAME.
what i’m asking is, wherever you live, please find theaters that run 35mm and support them. these screenings are usually at cheaper price points too! PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE?