The Projectionist

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Synopsis

The film director converses with the proprietor of a Cinema complex in Queens about the 1970s era of film making and exhibition in New York City, when things were edgier and sleazier than they are in today's cleaned up scene.

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Metacritic

70
May 2, 2019

This labor of love should be embraced wherever the term cinephile means anything.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
50
May 2, 2019

It’s possible ... that in his affection for and identification with Nicolaou, Ferrera has over-estimated the fascination of his subject’s life story.

Wendy Ide
Screen Daily
75
May 2, 2019

Where The Projectionist ultimately excels ... is as the kind of cultural microcosm that makes Ferrara’s other documentaries feel at once urgent and incredibly rich in their broader implications.

Metacritic review by Sam C. Mac
Sam C. Mac
Slant Magazine