#REVIEW: “OUT OF PRINT”
Review by Justin Waldman for Mr. Will Wong
First time Director Julia Marchese takes on the important topic of revival cinema and 35 mm film as it has started to be phased out of cinemas in her Documentary Out of Print. The Documentary focuses on the New Beverly or the New Bev as some know it located in Los Angeles. It focuses on the perspective from staff to regular customers to actors and acclaimed Directors (Edgar Wright, John Landis, Kevin Smith, Rian Johnson to name a few) and what this theatre means to them. For all Cinephiles out there, and all purists that do not want digital, Out of Print is the perfect Film for you.
While Out of Print may feel longer than it actually is, every second of the Film is insightful and chalk full of information that no one could question or say they would be happy if it were not included. From start to finish it gives a history on the New Beverly and the fight between digital and actual film and why the medium is unfortunately in such despair in today’s world. There is something special about Out of Print, similarly to the special something that someone would experience at The New Bev I would imagine. It brings together a group of people, whether that is Doc lovers or Movie lovers in a common ground. It is solid through and through and furthers the appreciation and awareness of Film than any major release in recent memory.
OUT OF PRINT plays at Carlton Cinemas in 35 mm from July 8–9, 2016.