Film

The Dying of the Light

When: June 3-7, 8 p.m. 2016

Digital's triumph is almost complete. The vast majority of films are not technically films anymore; they're shot on HD digital cameras, which makes them data. But nobody says, "Which data do you want to see tonight?" As film slowly fades away, so do projectionists, the men and women who know how to handle film and deal with a projector's quirks and many requirements. Peter Flynn's documentary The Dying of the Light takes you into the projection booth to meet the last of the career projectionists. These casters of light discuss the job, the nature of photochemical film and why these things matter to them. The Dying of the Light screens at 8 p.m. Friday through Tuesday (June 3 to 7) at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; www.webster.edu/film-series). Tickets are $4 to $6.

Paul Friswold

Price: $4-$6

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