The Projectionist

Director: Abel Ferrara Run Time: 81 min. Rating: NR Language: English, Greek

Starring: Abel Ferrara, Nicolas Nicolaou

As part of a national campaign, Kino Lorber has made this film available to independent cinemas with cinemas retaining 100% of ticket proceeds.

About the film:

Official Selection of Tribeca Film Festival.

Abel Ferrara’s new documentary love letter to independent theater owner Nicolas “Nick” Nicolaou tracks his life in the movies from 1970s Times Square adult film houses through decades of city regulation, chain takeovers, and cultural shifts, charting a charming odyssey through the history of film exhibition in New York City.

A moving tribute to friendship, tenacity, and the love of cinema, The Projectionist is also a timely paean to what going to the movies is all about.

About the filmmaker:

One of arthouse cinema’s true visionaries, Abel Ferrara was born in the Bronx in 1951. He started making Super-8 films as a teenager, and in the late 1970s, he made his first feature films, Driller Killer and Ms. 45. In the 1980s and 1990s, his international successes included King of New York, Bad Lieutenant, The Funeral and The Addiction. His exceptional, controversial career has been celebrated at the Louvre, the Museum of Modern Art, and Venice International Film Festival, where he was awarded the Glory to the Filmmaker Award in September 2020.

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