The Movies

Sara Lemieux and Skyler Kelly
Awarded Amount: $5000


The experience of viewing ‘auteur’ films has changed dramatically over the past fifty years; once occurring in college lecture halls and big city art cinemas, it now occurs (if it does) on small screens with audiences of one or two viewers. The larger-than-life image, the grain and shadow detail, the flicker of projection and rapt attention demanded by the screen are lost to the most recent generations of movie watchers. This project intends to show great films authored by serious filmmakers in a setting that both honors the work and expands the appreciation of film by considering its history.