We are a mobile cinema. We take our shows to unusual places to create open cinema events, in which people are invited to reconsider film exhibition. We think carefully about the films we show and where we show them… thought provoking documentaries, show-cases for upcoming film makers or old classics, outdoors onto a wall, under a bridge, at a festival, or in a bookshop – why not?
Threading up some old 16mm reels on a borrowed projector for the first time we realised that the breath-held-in wonder of the dusty,noisy flicker of physical film had the potential to intrigue and delight.
Today when the moving image landscape is changing and digitising faster than ever, celluloid will come to be re-imagined and re-defined. The possibilities of a translucent piece of plastic rushing past a lamp are ripe for re-exploration. We think the hundreds of reels languishing largely unseen in old college collections or collector’s basements should be brought out and put through the limelight once more.
High time, then, to bring audiences primed to the pop up cinema phenomenon film events which bleed the faded colours of the celluloid of past times into the current era.