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The Last Slide Projector
7pm and 8:30pm Thursday 13 March 2008
Anthology Film Archives - 32 Second Ave, New York NY
This Thursday the Anthology Film Archives will present The Last Slide Projector, a video by Paige Sarlin. The work is an hour long experimental documentary narrating the final production of Eastman-Kodak's Carousel slide projector, an imaging apparatus with a unique relationship to the personal memory industry, corporate culture, and the cinema. "Beginning with Kodak’s announcement of their decision to cease production, and ending with a home-movie-style digital video that documents the assembly of the last projector in Rochester, NY, the film chronicles the stories of people who were intimately involved with the production and use of the projector. The film also considers the Carousel projector’s role in the story of the Eastman Kodak company and how recent changes in the company reflect broader shifts in American manufacturing." The filmmaker will be in person to present her work and answer questions afterwards.