32 Second Avenue
New York City, New York

by Paige Sarlin
2006, 60 minutes, video.

A documentary narrating the story of the production of the last Carousel slide projector by Eastman Kodak, Sarlin’s film documents the end of an era and traces the varied histories of an apparatus and a medium that have been central to family memories, to education, to art history and to the development of both cinema and corporate culture. 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. A prime example of the transition from the analog to the digital, THE LAST SLIDE PROJECTOR is a personal meditation on the idea of technological progress and the impulse toward nostalgia that loss and endings often inspire.

ticket price: $8.00

Official Website: http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/

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