With more and more studios moving away from 35mm prints, can art house cinema survive in a digital world?
This article was originally published on the Tribeca Future of Film web site, and was reprinted at Thompson on Film, among other sites. However, I decided to post it here as well, to make it easier to find and for archival purposes.
That sound you’ve been hearing over the last month that resembles the opening strains of the soundtrack from Jaws is a collective moan from true independent distributors and the mission-driven exhibitors who play their films. The catalyst for this distress was a letter from Fox Searchlight, which is now widely referred to as “the Searchlight letter.” Continue reading “The Digital Transition & What It Means for Indies”