For decades, traveling showmen have brought the wonder of the movies to faraway villages in India. But now, as their cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, an unlikely trio must join forces to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running.
Filmed over five years, The Cinema Travellers accompanies a shrewd exhibitor, a benevolent showman and a maverick projector mechanic who bear a beautiful burden – to keep the last travelling cinemas of the world running.
This Friday 26th January The Cinema Travellers will be given a limited UK Cinema and today we get a little taster of the film with a clip. Check it out
Once every year, traveling cinemas bring the wonder of the movies to faraway villages in India. Seven decades on, as their lorries and cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their audiences are lured by slick digital technology.
A must for anyone with a passion for the pictures, THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS shines a light on the magic of the silver screen and those that cherish it in an ever-changing multi-media world.
The Special Jury Prize l’oeil d’or Cannes Film Festival Winner is directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. You can watch the movie at the Bertha Dochouse, the UK’s first cinema dedicated solely to documentary.The cinema is based in Curzon Bloomsbury, London and you can purchase your tickets here.